International Table Top Day is an opportunity to try out some new games, with people who are enthusiastic for the hobby! There’s so much more to board gaming than many people are used to, and we share many of the same frustrations around ‘traditional’ games: Monopoly takes too long and ends in tears and fights, Scrabble is too hard and makes our brains hurt, Risk is great provided you’re winner, etc, etc, etc. While we all have fond memories of these ‘traditional’ games over the last 20 years there’s so much creativity and imagination going into board games that they’ve seen a huge resurgence.
Although we have over 200 games, most of which are listed here, we have some volunteered lined up to demonstrate some great games.
1pm – Shadespire: an action-packed combat game for two players. Gather your warband, enhance your warriors with unique skills and upgrades, and lead them to victory against your foes. (you can play more of this, and other war games, at Hartlepool Wargames Society)
2pm – Compounded: take on the roles of lab managers, hastily competing to complete the most compounds before they are completed by others – or destroyed in an explosion.
3pm – Pandemic: Work cooperatively with others to prevent the spread, then try to eradicate, four viruses threatening to wipe out humanity.
4pm – Ticket To Ride: Collect cards, lay trains, complete routes, get points, win. Easy
5pm – Fluxx: A simple, fun card game – where the rules keep changing.
6pm – Munchkin: A parody of the classic RPG Dungeon’s and Dragons. A funny, card game.