Posted May 22, 2011on:
Last night was an evening of the most wonderful trifecta currently known to mankind: dinner with friends, booze, and gaming.
we played a newish game called Alien frontiers. The game was easy enough to learn, and in my case, easy enough to win. It didn’t require insane amounts of strategy or card playing, it was mostly a dice rolling, steal from your neighbor, resource spending kind of thing. Actually, a really good gateway game for non-gamers.
don’t let the complicated looking board fool you, it’s a very simple game:
You gain points by landing colonies on the planet in the center of the board. Whoever controls the colony gets the bonus, and the card for the colony. Now, take a close look at the names of these colonies:
Anything look familiar? I gotta tell you, it made the game for me!! We went around the table saying how many “colonies” we’d read. I think I was the only Lem reader at dinner.