Seattle Gamenight

A Northwest Tradition Since a Couplea Months Ago

July Gamenight – CANCELLED

Between Seafair related madness and fantastic weather, July Gamenight is just not coming together. We’ll try again soon.

May Gamenight

The May Seattle Gamenight will be held on Thursday, May 28, at the Flying Squirrel Pizzeria in Columbia City. Come join us for games, beer, some of the best pie in the city, and to learn our featured game for the month, Istanbul:

In Istanbul you lead a group of assistants through 16 locations in the bazaar. At each such location you can carry out a specific action — collect goods, sell goods, visit the black market or tea house or mosque, expand your wheelbarrow, purchase rubies, and so forth — but, to do so, you must leave an assistant behind to handle the details. To use that assistant again later you must return to that location to pick him up. You must plan ahead carefully to avoid being left with no assistants and, thus, unable to do anything…

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Bring your own tabletop game to play, or enjoy one of our standards: Ca$h & Guns, Machi Koro, Splendor, Sushi GoTokaido, and anything you request

If you wish to RSVP, you can do so via the Facebook invitation for the May Seattle Gamenight.  We hope to see you there!

April Gamenight

Come join us at 6:00 on Thursday, 04/30 in The Pub at Third Place for the April Seattle Gamenight. Our featured game this month will be the hit of the last, CA$H & Guns.

It’s a scene familiar to any aficionado of crime fiction: and ragtag band of criminals and ne’er-do-wells return to their hideout, having executed the heist of a lifetime. Each has been promised an equal share of the loot, but everyone comes to a similar realization as they survey the haul of cash and diamonds: every person eliminated from the equation at this point will increase the payout for the remainder. A long, tense moment passes, and abruptly the guns come out. What was supposed to be a civilized distribution of assets has abruptly become a negotiation at gunpoint.

Bring your own tabletop game to play, or enjoy one of our standards: Splendor, Camel Up, Sushi GoTokaido, and anything you request

If you wish to RSVP, you can do so via the Facebook invitation for the April Seattle Gamenight.  We hope to see you there!

March Gamenight: Recap

The March installment was held in “The Hobbit Hole” (a.k.a. The Pub In Third Place), where we found a very cool (albeit eminently impractical) table on which to have our Tolkien-themed gamenight, starting with …

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  • The Hobbit (@cheeze310, @dylanw, @gingyanna, @matthewbaldwin, @SideKickSaba): Players accompany Bilbo Baggins as he journeys from The Shire to The Lonely Mountain, playing dwarf cards fro their hands to increase their Initiative, Cunning, Strength, and Provisions. These resources become important during the four Adventures (fighting goblins, escaping wargs, encountering elves, and defeating Smaug), when players roll dice to overcome obstacles and collect jewels, which serve as the points in the game. Winner: We called our game halfway through when the bulk of the attendees arrived, but it will be in the bag for future gamenights.
  • CA$H & GUNS (everyone): This cutthroat game of negotiation-at-gunpoint was the hit of the night, and became an instant gamenight staple. A full review of the game will be posted here shortly. Winner: Somehow both @SideKickSaba and @dylanw ended with exactly 127 points and one wound (the tie-breaker), thereby sharing victory.
  • The Resistance x 2 (@dylanw, @gingyanna, @hellbox, @jamesribe, @matthewbaldwin, @notmartha, @scottandrew, @SideKickSaba): The Resistance is an refined version of the classic Werewolf, one that takes player elimination out of the equation. In our seven-player game, four people were resistance members, trying to organize missions to attack the empire, and three were spies, government moles intent on subverting the group from within. Since all roles are hidden, out game quickly devolved into mistrust, recrimination, argument, and betrayal. Good times! Winner: First game: the spies; second game: the resistance.
  • Incan Gold (@dylanw, @gingyanna, @hellbox, @jamesribe, @matthewbaldwin, @notmartha, @scottandrew, @SideKickSaba): We closed the evening with a light but tense push-you-luck game. Each turn the players simultaneously select one of two options: venture deeper into a Mayan temple in the hope of amassing more jewels and artifacts, or flee for the safety of camp, banking all of their loot. Those who continue on after others drop out stand to collect more treasure, but also run the risk of encountering a hazard and losing everything. Winner: @matthewbaldwin.

Thanks to everyone who made it out! The next gamenight will be held on April 30th at a location TBD. And don’t forget: International Tabletop Day is Saturday, April 11th!

March Gamenight

Come join us at 6:00 on Thursday, 03/26 in Ravenna’s Hobbit Hole (a.k.a The Pub at Third Place) for the March edition of Seattle Gamenight. In honor of the venue we will feature an assortment of Tolkien games, including:

The Hobbit: Accompany Bilbo on his quest to The Lonely Mountain, with adventures a’plenty along the way. Surviving the journey is a team effort, but it’s every dwarf for himself when it comes to the collection of treasure.

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Lord of the Rings: One of the first modern cooperative games (and still my favorite), this game accurately recreates the sense of overwhelming stress, despair, and hopelessness of the novels. What fun!

Lord of the ring is a game where stock 3d models are  used like many horse 3d models.

Lord of the Rings: The Confrontation: A Tolkien-twist on Stratego, with one player marching Frodo to Modor, and the other trying to occupy the Shire — or simply murder all the sneaky little hobbitses along the way.

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The Hobbit Deck-Building Game: It’s dwarven Dominion in this adaptation of the novel, where you start with nothing but determination, gather allies, artifacts, and treasure along your journey, and strive to overcome the archenemy Azog.

And if Tolkien isn’t your pint of ale, we’ll of course have the standards: Splendor, Camel Up, Sushi GoTokaido, plus your requests and the games you bring. 

If you wish to RSVP, you can do so via the Facebook invitation for the March Seattle Gamenight.  We hope to see you there!

February Gamenight

Join us at 6:00 on Thursday, 02/26 at The Big Time Brewery in the U-District for the February edition of Seattle Gamenight. In addition to our standards — Machi KoroSplendorTokaido, Hanabi — we will also play this month’s featured game, Camel Up:

Up to eight players bet on five racing camels, trying to suss out which will place first and second in a quick race around a pyramid. The earlier you place your bet, the more you can win — should you guess correctly, of course. Camels don’t run neatly, however, sometimes landing on top of another one and being carried toward the finish line. Who’s going to run when? That all depends on how the dice come out of the pyramid dice shaker, which releases one die at a time when players pause from their bets long enough to see who’s actually moving!

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Bring your own games, and let us know if you have requests. And if you wish to RSVP, you can do so via  the Facebook invitation for the February Seattle Gamenight.  We hope to see you there!

January Gamenight

Join us at 6:00 on Thursday, 01/29, at The Elysian on Capitol Hill for The January edition of Seattle Gamenight. Many of the games for the 2014 Good Gift Games Guide will be on hand, including SplendorMachi KoroMarrying Mr. DarcyMascarade, and our featured game for the month, Tokaido:

Each player is a traveler crossing the “East sea road”, one of the most magnificent roads of Japan. While traveling, you will meet people, taste fine meals, collect beautiful items, discover great panoramas, and visit temples and wild places but at the end of the day, when everyone has arrived at the end of the road you’ll have to be the most initiated traveler – which means that you’ll have to be the one who discovered the most interesting and varied things.

Through a unique zen mood, Tokaido is a strategic game while being extraordinarily peaceful and easy to learn.

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Bring your own games, and let us know if you have requests. And if you wish to RSVP, you can do so via  the Facebook invitation for the Janurary Gamenight.  We hope to see you there!

Halloween Gamenight

Join us at 6:00 on Wednesday, 10/29, at The Burgundian in Green Lake for Seattle Gamenight: Halloween Edition. In with the usual bag of games there will be seasonal selections such as Elder Sign, a “fast-paced, cooperative dice game of supernatural intrigue”:

It is 1926, and the museum’s extensive collection of exotic curios and occult artifacts poses a threat to the barriers between our world and the elder evils lurking between dimensions. Gates to the beyond begin to leak open, and terrifying creatures of increasing strength steal through them. Animals, the mad, and those of more susceptible minds are driven to desperation by the supernatural forces the portals unleash. Only a handful of investigators race against time to locate the eldritch symbols necessary to seal the portals forever. Only they can stop the Ancient One beyond from finding its way to Earth and reducing humanity to cinders.

Bring your own game, spooky or otherwise, and let us know if you have requests. And if you wish to RSVP, you can do so via  the Facebook invitation for the Halloween Gamenight.  We hope to see you there!

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September Gamenight

The July SEAgamenight will be held at 6:00 on Tuesday, 09/30, at The Elysian on Capital Hill. We have the large table waaaaaay in the back.

The featured game this month is Corporate America:

In Corporate America, a political satire game about corporate influence of government, players take the role of corporations that manipulate the population, government, and each other to maximize profits. Players keep their money secret until the end of the game, when the player with the most money wins. Each game turn progresses through four phases:

  • In the Wall Street Phase, players start businesses (like Trius and Oggle Search) which fall into various industries (like transportation, luxury, and technology).
  • In the Main Street Phase, players take turns playing consumer cards, which determine which businesses make money. Players can manipulate the population and can bribe each other to make sure their business products get consumed.
  • In the Campaign Trail Phase, a number of election issues are revealed and players get the opportunity to run for president. After players electioneer, players secretly bid on candidates to determine who will be the next president. After three bid rounds, whoever has raised the most money in the campaign wins the election.
  • In the Capitol Hill Phase, the new president is rewarded with an Executive Privilege card, which grants a special power, and can then pass legislation to impact businesses and the rules of the game. The president can keep campaign promises or blatantly break them for personal gain!

The game ends after a set number of turns. Whoever has the most money at the end of the game wins!

If you have any additional requests, please let us know. And if you wish to RSVP, you can do so via  the Facebook invitation for September Gamenight.  We hope to see you there!

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July Gamenight

The July SEAgamenight will be held at 6:00 on Tuesday, 07/29, at The Elysian on Capital Hill. We have the large table waaaaaay in the back.

The featured game this month is Sushi Go:

In the super-fast sushi card game Sushi Go!, you are eating at a sushi restaurant and trying to grab the best combination of sushi dishes as they whiz by. Score points for collecting the most sushi rolls or making a full set of sashimi. Dip your favorite nigiri in wasabi to triple its value! And once you’ve eaten it all, finish your meal with all the pudding you’ve got! But be careful which sushi you allow your friends to take; it might be just what they need to beat you!

If you have any additional requests, please let us know. And if you wish to RSVP, you can do so via  the Facebook invitation for July Gamenight.  We hope to see you there!

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