From the suburbs to outer space

Do you wanna live in my town?

Do you wanna live in my town?

Suburbia had another outing at this week’s session, with Yehuda coaching Ken, Laurie, and Susan on how to play. It’s not a difficult game, mechanically, but the consequences and impacts of each tile played can take a while to assimilate. And, if players think about it, this can result in analysis paralysis. From my nearby perch, I did see one or two instances of this, but not too many. And the two hour playing time (including explanations) was reasonable for a mostly first time outing.

The action heated up near the end, with enough verbal and visual evidence available to confirm people were enjoying themselves – a mix of joy, frustration, and post game talk of “If only…” ¬†while thinking up strategies for the next game. It looked like it was a good gameing experience and all were willing to give it another go. (And I still have the expansion, unwrapped.) Oh, and Ken won. Well done, Ken.

A card, a card! My kingdom for a card!

A card, a card! My kingdom for a card!

Meanwhile Peleg and I completed a couple of games of Netrunner. He was the Runner and I was the Corporation. We were both a bit rules rusty, but eventually got into our stride.

Who shuffled these?

Who shuffled these?

After that, Peleg and I still had time for me to introduce him to Star Realms. I did a good job because he got his revenge for his losses in Netrunner, by absolutely squashing me! Well done, Peleg.