NEA Gamers Guild – Meet, Greet & Game


I played a game of Splendor with Christopher Matthews and my Dad. This is one of my all time favorite games. It’s so simple, but man is it good.

We had a pretty good turn out for our first game night, with nearly 3 games running simultaneously for most of the night. We played a huge number of games including, Roll For The Galaxy, Agricola, Eight Minute Empire, Cash & Guns, The Captain is Dead, and many more! Can’t wait to get together and do this again!

I personally kicked off the evening with a game of cash and guns. Isaac brought the new version and I think it’s superior to the classic. The looting phase is just so much more interesting now.

After that I did a game of Splendor. If you’ve not played Splendor you should check it out. It’s a simple, quick, and yet deeply strategic game. There’s a lot going on for a game where you have only 3 to 4 options every turn you take.

eight-minute-emprieAfter I wrapped up Splendor, I played a game of Eight Minute Empire. This was my first time to play this game and I was really impressed by it. It’s not the simplest game out there, but it’s definitely not difficult to learn. It’s also super quick. I think our 4 player game with 3 people who had never played before took about 40 minutes. In that regard I guess the title is a bit of a misnomer but then Eight Minute Empire is catchier than Eight Minute Per Player Empire.

roll-for-the-galaxyWhile we were playing Eight Minute empire there was another table playing Roll for the Galaxy. This game is a dice version of the hit game Race For The Galaxy and I’m a big fan of Race so I think it will be right up my alley. While I didn’t get to play it this time around I’m definitely looking forward to trying it at an upcoming event.

agricolaTo wrap up the night I played a two and a half hour 5-player game of Agricola. Agricola might be my all time favorite game which is why I’ve got the custom meeple set that I forked out way too much money for. There is a reason that this game has been in the top 10 games on BGG since it came out. It is my quintessential worker placement game.



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  1. keep me posted about upcoming events please. My son is very interested in becoming a member. Thanks!

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