The Lady Fuchsia is away visiting the out-laws with the pikelets, so I took the opportunity to visit a local gaming group. Although it's only down the road (well the next town), I've never been along as they only ever meet on Friday nights.
And going out gaming on a Friday is more than my marriage is worth...
So, anyway, never one to look a gift horse in the mouth, I popped along armed with some deodorant should it be an overtly smelly night.
The evening kicked off with Ticket to Ride, a simple game that probably took twice as long to play as it really should. Too much analysis paralysis and strategising around the table. Come on, guys, it's not that deep.
Followed this up with Last Night On Earth - a real zombie fest which is rich in theme and actually a lot of fun. I really enjoyed it. No slow turn orders here just the undead spawning all over the place and cards flying around declaring such legends as "there's too many of them" and "get the pitchfork" or "let's do that again!". Great stuff. If Steerpike Jr needs to graduate from Zombie Fluxx, to a Zombie board game, this is going to be the one I buy !
Talking of Fluxx, as the evening drew to a close, one of the geeks pulled out "Uber-Fluxx". A huge perspex container containing all the cards from all the Fluxx editions - Regular, Family, Zombie, Eco, Christian, Jewish, Anniversary editions along with a number of Fluxx Blanxx (cards he'd made himself).
To my delight I drew the radioactive potato in the first round but still went on to win.
With this many cards from so many different decks it really gets uber-chaotic.
But it was great fun.
All in all a good night, from Eurogames to Ameritrash, and ending in the strange alternative universe of Looney Labs.
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