We hope you all had a great International Tabletop Day! We had a lovely time with most of our gaming actually taking place the day before on King’s Day, on with the birthday of the Dutch King is celebrated. We had an eight-player gaming day playing Muse, Ca$h ‘n Guns, Magic Maze, Robo Rally, High Society and Metropolys.
On ITTTD we got a nice surprise from a reader named Fred who had sent us Century Golem Edition as a thank you! It’s is such an amazing looking game with giant cards, metal coins, big plastic crystals and great art that almost make you forget there is a light but very fun engine building game underneath it! The first game we played, it seemed a pretty solitaire game but in the second game, we started blocking each other and waiting until certain Golems were bought by others so we could grab some extra bonus points. We’ll probably be playing this a lot in the future, so thank you Fred!
Another game we’ll be playing a lot the coming weeks is 7th Continent! If you’ve never heard of it, 7th Continent is a gigantic choose-your-own-adventure survival game in which you explore a continent trying to rid yourself of a curse. It has hunting, item crafting, a leveling up system but mostly it has a huge world for you to discover. I love discovering things in games and will not rest until every stone is turned over and every secret has been revealed! Alas, 7th Continent does not reward that type of playing. Every action you do requires you to discard a number of cards representing an amount of energy that action took, things like eating allow you to take back some cards, but hunting is a costly affair. This means you can’t just wander around and follow all the small leads on the map, I have to ignore them which is… gnnnnnnhh, very very hard! It’s still a great game but we’re figuring out the balance between exploring the great unknown and actually being able to win the game.