Saturday, 28 July 2018

boardgaming in photos: Hanabi, Lord of the Rings: The Confrontation

16 Jun 2018. Playing Hanabi with the children - the cooperative card game where you don't get to see your own cards but get to see everyone else's cards instead.

It had been a while since we last played, and at one point when Chen Rui drew a card, she forgot that she was not supposed to look at it. We didn't want to start all over again, so we just asked her to shuffle that card back into the draw deck, and draw again.

We had completed the greens, but made no progress in blue at all. This was a little unusual.

Chen Rui was the one who suggested to arrange the tokens this way. The tokens with the clock face are clue tokens. Each time you give a clue, you flip one over. Each time you discard a card, you flip one back to the available side. Normally I just arrange these tokens in two rows of four. This way of surrounding the fuse stack is a neat way of doing it.

30 Jun 2018. While waiting for Allen to arrive, Han and I had two quick games of Lord of the Rings: The Confrontation. Gandalf getting killed so early is bad news for the good guys. He's the strongest on the team. And no, he doesn't get to resurrect as Gandalf the White, unless you play the variant rules. However, things aren't looking good for the bad guys either. They only have 6 pieces to the good guys' 7 pieces on the board. If the good guys can achieve a one-for-one exchange of pieces, they will have an advantage. It will be much easier for Frodo to sneak through to Mordor.

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