This game has taken off like a shot. Within 3 months of release we have a strong regular player base across the country. Unfortunately we're somewhat limited by the availability of stock, as not even the manufacturer expected the game to be this popular.
So on this past Tuesday we had a little tournament, giving boosters as prizes. After four rounds of Swiss pairings (and some rather strange decision making by the app that managed said pairings) the winner was declared as Charles (second-from-left). In a 3-way tie for second, based on Strength of Schedule, Dieter (second-from-right) took second and Chris (right) took third.
We also handed out some lucky draws for the cards in the Tournament Kit, however we'll organise a full tournament in February with the Tournament kit cards as prizes.
20% Off Special
On a whim we decided to clear out some stock in the shop, so a whole bunch of titles are 20% off at the moment. Feel free to contact us for more details. While stocks last, subject to change without notice, Ts and Cs apply.
Game Events in February
As always we have our regular Saturday mornings and Tuesday evenings planned for February, with one exception. There will not be Game Night on Tuesday 14th February, because that's valentine's day and contrary to popular belief us nerds also have significant others that sometimes deserve a little spoiling.
New Demo Games
We have two new demo games this month, of opposing styles.
As the tagline on the box suggests, Brew Crafters is a Euro-style worker placement game but the theme is very American. Players manage a small brewery, starting with a single tank and a small bottling process. Over the course of three years (and four seasons making up twelve turns total) players expand their little empire, gather ingredients and produce batches of the nine beers available in each game.
Players can add buildings or equipment to their brewery, hire specialists that help the existing buildings function and research more advanced solutions. The game has a basic mode for the first few games, and an advanced mode with more options and more control. Dozens of possible beer recipes and specialists offer replay value. Brew Crafters is often compared to Agricola. The price is R1100.
Another slightly Cthulhu inspired cooperative game. The Big Book of Madness is different though. Iello is known for their light-hearted party games with amazing art. In this case it's a little bit more crunchy Alpha-gamer deck builder... with amazing art. Imagine a cross between Thunderstone and Munchkin but without the backstabbing.
Players pick a character out of eight, each with their own twelve card starter deck utilising the four elements. Players get four spells to start with. The Big Book is opened to show the monster being fought on the left page, and the consequences for succeeding or failing on the right. Players then work together over five turns to defeat the curses that accompany this monster, before the page is turned to reveal the next threat.
A fresh take on the theme and on deck builders in general. R725 is worth it, but I'd suggest getting some small sleeves.
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