We hosted another game night this weekend
or, as I think of it, I inflicted the latest version of Keep Flying on a new group of playtesters. This had a new, hopefully prettier deck, and some changes in the play balance. We only played one game but it went fine. So at the very least I haven't broken it badly enough to be obvious on the first try.
Everybody seemed to like playing it. Even celticdragonfly
, which is good or she'd be getting ready to strangle me for making her play it so much.
The new cards are prettier—this is the first version with colored backs. I also reworked the deck to put in three Wash pictures. He'd gotten cut from the previous version (I'm so ashamed).
We also played Empyrean
, the new card game I got from Studio Foglio
(Phil illustrated it). It's fun. Combines the card-trading of Advanced Civilization with the upgrade-buying of Settlers of Catan while still being a quick play. Winning works like Rummy, putting down sets of cards. As written it's for 2-4 players, but I think it would work well with 5-6. Just needs a house rule and some new homeworld cards—maybe I'll raid my Babylon 5 CCG. Current Mood: cheerful