Don't fret if you're visiting for the first time and the blog seems out-of-date. We still meet, regular as clockwork; we just don't blog about it every time!

Wednesday, 12 December 2012

Last meet of 2012 over!

Ok people, yesterday was our last meet for 2012!  Meetings will resume on the 8th of January 2013 and continue in their bi-monthly fashion as usual.

Met some lovely new faces last night and played some different games.  We did indeed play Professor Liar but I think another run will be needed to determine how reliably good it is.  I think I was a pint too far to be any good.... we'll give it another go on the 8th!

Have a great holiday season and Merry Christmas if you're a Christmasser!

Friday, 7 December 2012

Personally, I'm well-known for my work in Marxist Calculator Theory

Get your creativity caps on because next week, I'll be bringing the necessaries to play the endlessly marvellous Saturday Morning Breakfast Club's 'Professor Liar' parlour game.

This will be our last meet before Christmas but our sister group in Bristol will have another night before then.  They play at the Barley Mow in Bristol on the Tuesday, starting at 7.30pm.  Email Ian for any other details.

Merry Jingle everyone!xx

Friday, 23 November 2012

BBGG's First Birthday....


How time flies....  Attendees were treated to my sincerest cake decorating and more of Phoebe's delicious fudge.

Friday, 29 June 2012

Better Settlers app

The Better Settlers Icon - hexagonal pattern with three coloured hexagons; red at the top, yellow on the lower left and green on the lower right.
Better Settlers
My snookums-snuggly-bunny-lover has alerted me to a Settlers app in the Google app store that promises to make your 'offline set-up of Settlers...easier, faster and fairer'!

The authors wrote it when they notice that most games were over within 15 minutes and it seemed obvious that natural bias had crept in.

Does anyone with an Android phone want to download this and test it out next session? It's free :D   Check it out here

Tuesday, 15 May 2012

More beautiful home-made Catan...

More beautiful home-made Catan boards....One of these but lacquered in colour, please!

See you all later xx

Tuesday, 13 March 2012

BBGG11 - Another classic night.

Hello all.

Once again, I come to report a marvellous and lovely meeting.  After our last....shall we say, more exclusive?... gathering of 9 I wasn't sure what to expect.

How lovely then, to rock up at 7.40 and find about 15 people already present and playing!

We had new faces again, to my delight; some friends of current players, some from Couchsurfing.  You are all welcomed and your company was without fault.

The evening was kind of segregated.  Over one side, we had some players working on a large board, playing something that I never quite got around to asking about (oops!).  However, it looked entertaining and engaging.

Over on the rowdier trestle-table, we started off with double Carcassonne.  Moi, I got to play a bit of Carcassonne for the first time ever!  I really can see the appeal and came an acceptable Third.  This might have to be something I add to my own collection....

Play progressed to an amusing round of Yes or No! where, as always, we found it is in fact much much easier to use the words yes and no than you would expect.  Even when you are trying not to.  The group to our side moved on to Frank's Zoo which, I was told, consisted of animal cards weighted by whether they showed prey or predator.  Obviously, the lion was the most powerful - you get the gist etc...

My memory starts to fail me at this point.  This is often a problem, what with BBGG being held in a pub and all. We...played....Boggle?

There definitely was some card playing though.  I instigated a bit of Slam (you might know it as Speed) with some other players although we quickly realised that I couldn't actually remember the rules properly.

Can you?  You have half the pack each, 4 cards in the middle, you build up and down, then slam the smallest pile...something like that?  If you know, please tell me or come along and reteach me.  I loves that game!

See you all on the 20th!