Wednesday, March 21, 2012

Starshield Boardgaming Knights: Summoner Wars, 7 Wonders, and Defenders of the Realm

As is our custom of Monday nights, members of the Starshield Gaming Society congregate to participate in our favorite hobby: Playing hobby games. 

This past Monday was no exception. I brought my customized Summoner Wars decks and hoped for a nice relaxing game. Iczer grabbed the Tundra Orcs and I my precious Benders, and we traveled to the battlefield of Itharia for a titanic battle between brawn and brains. 

Brawn won. 

I just couldn't get my Magic Point engine moving, and I waited too long to bring out my Champions. Oh, well, I managed to hold out way longer than I should have. 

Next time, Iczer, beware!

From Itharia we all went to the Ancient World. By this time, Moosecadet, Weezoh, Iczer, myself, and Grez were all in attendance and as we often do, busted out a fan favorite, 7 Wonders. It was a great game made even more excellent by my 62 point victory! Yes. I won! 

The main event of the night turned out to be Defenders of the Realm. All of my fellow Starshielders in attendance had played the game before. I had not. After a quick explanation of the rules, we were off to save the Realm from the encroaching horror of the Four Generals. 

Even though we weren't able to complete the game due to time constraints, I enjoyed it. I think the game is devilishly difficult, which I believe a cooperative game should be. We were teetering on having a good position just as we were entering the mid-game when our time together came to a close. 

An excellent night of gaming, I must say. I look forward to our next meeting at Moosecadet's party on Sunday. Look for a post on that most auspicious occasion next week. Until then, good gamer, may you have fun gaming and do yourself a favor and play more Summoner Wars. You won't regret it. 

On a side note, the excellent YouTube show, WatchItPlayed just recently finished out their series on Summoner Wars. You can check out the whole series here:

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