The Tao of Gaming

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Tuesday Night Gaming & February Totals

Tonight I got in another game of Age of Steam (no expansion). Now that everyone has played again recently, hopefully I can pull out one of the expansion maps next time. I also played a 2-player game of Runebound, with the Shadows of Margath expansion. Runebound with 2-3 players works quickly (our game was done in about 70 minutes), and I think the expansion helps with replayability, but I still just consider this an average game. [We had two players, Runebound plays two, nothing else we had did, viola!]

Of more interest, someone did have a copy of Frederick (Frederich)? [Update — It’s Friedrich…] An interesting looking wargame from Germany that (as near as I can tell) isn’t yet listed on the geek. It’s now on the “Must try” list. The map (Prussia, Poland and surrounding areas) is a graph, but divided into a larger grid where each space is marked with a suit. Players get cards, and can use cards to build new troops or fight. Where you fight determines which suit of cards is used (with armies and generals adding to the totals). I didn’t get the full rules, but it certainly looks intriguing and different. Ah well, another day.

February Game Summary

  • Are you Phrazy – 1

  • Bridge – 3

  • Colossal Arena – 1

  • Fairy Tale – 4

  • Jambo – 1

  • Niagara – 1

  • Poker – 1

  • Shadowfist – 16

  • Struggle of Empires – 1


Looking at the Friedrich page on the ‘geek, I’ve now looked at more of the rules. Definitely on my radar.


Written by taogaming

March 1, 2005 at 10:49 pm

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  1. Actually, it is in the ‘Geek–Friedrich. It does look really good, although I haven’t had a chance to try it either, alas…

    Alfred Wallace

    March 1, 2005 at 11:25 pm

  2. Thanks for the link to the geek…


    March 4, 2005 at 7:44 pm

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