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-- More info will be posted as this weekend approaches, so be sure to check back here about a week or two prior to the games night. --

*if you would like to volunteer to feature a game for this event, feel free to contact me

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-- More info will be posted as this weekend approaches, so be sure to check back here about a week or two prior to the games night. --

*if you would like to volunteer to feature a game for this event, feel free to contact me

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-- More info will be posted as this weekend approaches, so be sure to check back here about a week or two prior to the games night. --

*if you would like to volunteer to feature a game for this event, feel free to contact me

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Hey all,

Hope you've all enjoyed Thanksgiving. It was nice to have the weather relent and give us nice fall days for the long weekend.

This Saturday the game we will have featured is Lords of Waterdeep. This an award winning game in which players take on the role of secret lords who are seeking to amass the greatest influence in the fantastical city of Waterdeep. Through worker placement players will send their agents throughout the city on quests, to recruit, and conduct intrigue. This game, though now an older release, is still highly rated.

!!!If you have a game you'd like to play and draw some attention to, feel free to volunteer for future Feature Game slots. Just drop me a note and I'll see if we can't get your game in the spotlight.

Strategy Saturday will be at Argyle Road Baptist Church (3510 Argyle Rd) from 7pm to midnight.  As usual we'll have our snack counter open so feel free to contribute a drink or something to munch on.  And feel free to bring along friends (and to forward this invite).

Hope you'll be there,

Allan

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Hey all,

Sorry for the later notice, but yes, this weekend is Strategy Saturday. A late notice is no reason to doubt it is still happening!

Last month I mentioned being torn on which game I should feature as I had just gotten some additions to my collection. So this month it is the newly updated Brass: Lancashire. Its an economic strategy game that tells the story of competing cotton entrepreneurs in Lancashire during the industrial revolution. To do this you must seek to develop, build, and establish your industries and network so that you can capitalize on the demand for iron, coal and cotton. This is a great game; it has been my favourite for sometime. If you've never tried it, you need to. It'll leave you wanting to play it all over again.


!!!If you have a game you'd like to play and draw some attention to, feel free to volunteer for future Feature Game slots. Just drop me a note and I'll see if we can't get your game in the spotlight.

Strategy Saturday will be at Argyle Road Baptist Church (3510 Argyle Rd) from 7pm to midnight.  As usual we'll have our snack counter open so feel free to contribute a drink or something to munch on.  And feel free to bring along friends (and to forward this invite).

Hope you'll be there,

Allan

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Hi all,

It's the halfway point of the summer and soon the harvest will be in full swing. In some places it has already started. On the edge of Moose Jaw I saw a field of lentils that had already been combined. That is much sooner than normal.

I have just recently gotten some new games in my collection. Actually, it would be more accurate to say I've updated some games in my collection. My KickStarter funded "Brass: Lancashire" and its sister "Brass: Birmingham" finally made it to my doorstep after a year of waiting. As well, I got two expansions for another game, "Raiders of the North Sea". So what to feature?

Well, I've decided that I'll first feature Raiders of the North Sea and its expansions: Fields of Fame and Hall of Heroes. In the game players will still need to impress the Chieftain by raiding unsuspecting settlements doing this by assembling a crew, collecting provisions and journeying north to plunder gold, iron and livestock. Additionally, players will now be able to access a mead hall (bottoms up!) and recruit more crew which they will need since the settlements they so eager raided previously are now under the protection of mighty defending jarls.

Check out this Video Review

!!!If you have a game you'd like to play and draw some attention to, feel free to volunteer for future Feature Game slots. Just drop me a note and I'll see if we can't get your game in the spotlight.

Strategy Saturday will be at Argyle Road Baptist Church (3510 Argyle Rd) from 7pm to midnight.  As usual we'll have our snack counter open so feel free to contribute a drink or something to munch on.  And feel free to bring along friends (and to forward this invite).

Hope you'll be there,

Allan

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Hi all,

Most people are aware that each month I look to shine the spotlight on an individual game. This game is featured and is a great way to get a game to the table that I (or others) would like to have a go at. If you have a game that is in your collection, whether it be old or new, and have a hankering to play it, contact me and I'll see about helping you scratch that itch.

My itch for July is Founding Fathers. This game has such a unique theme. The game is about the creation of the American Constitution and the articles that were (and weren't) included in it. The goal of each player is to be the person who has been best able to influence the final draft of the this historically critical document. When I first saw this game I could hardly believe someone one would even consider this topic for a game, but the designers have come up with a really solid, enjoyable (even educational) game. Come on out and give it a try.


!!!If you have a game you'd like to play and draw some attention to, feel free to volunteer for future Feature Game slots. Just drop me a note and I'll see if we can't get your game in the spotlight.

Strategy Saturday will be at Argyle Road Baptist Church (3510 Argyle Rd) from 7pm to midnight.  As usual we'll have our snack counter open so feel free to contribute a drink or something to munch on.  And feel free to bring along friends (and to forward this invite).

Hope you'll be there,

Allan

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-- More info will be posted as this weekend approaches, so be sure to check back here about a week or two prior to the games night. --

*if you would like to volunteer to feature a game for this event, feel free to contact me

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-- More info will be posted as this weekend approaches, so be sure to check back here about a week or two prior to the games night. --

*if you would like to volunteer to feature a game for this event, feel free to contact me

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Hi all,

The June Strategy Saturday edition is happening next weekend. The game that will be featured is 1775: Rebellion which allows players to relive the battle for American independence from the British Empire. It is an award winning design that is easy to get into without the complexity of traditional war games. A great opportunity for people who have been unsure of this genre to try a military themed game and be introduced to history at the same time.

!!! If you have a game you'd like to play and draw some attention to, feel free to volunteer for future Feature Game slots. Just drop me a note and I'll see if we can't get your game into the spotlight.

Strategy Saturday will be at Argyle Road Baptist Church (3510 Argyle Rd) from 7pm to midnight.  As usual we'll have our snack counter open so feel free to contribute a drink or something to munch on.  And feel free to bring along friends (and to forward this invite).

Hope you'll be there,

Allan

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Miniatures Games / Re: The 9th Age....anyone playing it?
« on: May 10, 2018, 07:21:10 AM »
Not playing it/haven't played it. I'd like to sometime ... but right now I'm swamped with other chores/interests. I still have my armies and have zero plans to ditch them. So that's where I'm at right now.

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Hey there,

The second Saturday of May is this happening this weekend so that means Strategy Saturday. The feature game will be an older winner of the Spiel des Jahres award - Elfenland. This game is designed by Alan R. Moon who is best known for creating the wildly successful Ticket to Ride game (another Spiel des Jahres winner).  In Elfenland players seek to visit a as many cities and settlements in the land of the elves as possible in just 4 turns. It's a light family friendly game that plays up to 6. It was brought back into reprint a few years ago and redone as Elfenroads which includes the original game plus a couple of additional expansions.

!!! If you have a game you'd like to play and draw some attention to, feel free to volunteer for future Feature Game slots. Just drop me a note and I'll see if we can't get your game into the spotlight.

Strategy Saturday will be at Argyle Road Baptist Church (3510 Argyle Rd) from 7pm to midnight.  As usual we'll have our snack counter open so feel free to contribute a drink or something to munch on.  And feel free to bring along friends (and to forward this invite).

Hope you'll be there,

Allan

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If your there @7pm you should have no trouble getting in on the game.

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Hi everyone,

Winter will soon be gone ... maybe. Unfortunately it doesn't have a certifiable end date that we can mark on our calendar with assured anticipation. To make up for it, we can mark on our calendar the second Saturday of each month in anticipation of an evening of gaming.

Two games will be featured for this weekend's Strategy Saturday. The first will be Railways of Nippon. This is the classic game of "Railways of the World" (originally released as "Railroad Tycoon") set in the country of Japan. The game takes place during Japan's rapid industrial growth during the Meiji era, where you take the role of one of the entrepreneurial railroad barons of that time. Cory will be bringing this game; he also has an alternative map for Canada if players prefer something closer to home.
The second game is going to be Axis and Allies Anniversary Edition. Since 1981 Axis and Allies has been one of the most successful war games ever released. The game allows player to test their wit and luck in this re-enactment of WWII to see if they can change or duplicate the results of this epic historical conflict. This edition of the game introduces the 3rd Axis power (Italy) as well a new units and a redesigned world map. If you're interested in this game, check out the rules in the links below so that we can dive right into game play.

!!! If you have a game you'd like to play and draw some attention to, feel free to volunteer for future Feature Game slots. Just drop me a note and I'll see if we can't get your game into the spotlight.

Strategy Saturday will be at Argyle Road Baptist Church (3510 Argyle Rd) from 7pm to midnight.  As usual we'll have our snack counter open so feel free to contribute a drink or something to munch on.  And feel free to bring along friends (and to forward this invite).

Hope you'll be there,

Allan

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Hi everyone,

In March I like to have a game that is somehow tied to the theme of Mars. Most years this means that the game is connected to the aspect of the Roman god of war and so has a military theme. However, this year the focus will be on Mars the planet. For those who do enjoy a battle game you can look forward to April when the plan is to play Axis and Allies 50th Anniversary edition (of course you are still welcome bring and play a war-themed game this month as well). But more on March's feature game ....

The Feature Game will be Terraforming Mars. It's a game set 400 years from now when corporations are seeking to alter the very nature of the red planet to allow humanity to sustain itself on a second terra. It is up to you to guide your corporation's contribution in this most monumental project and prove that your organization will have the most influential innovations for the greatest impact on the future of our race. Terraforming Mars is one of the most celebrated games released in 2016 was nominated for a number of awards. Check it out:

Check out this Video Review

!!! If you have a game you'd like to play and draw some attention to, feel free to volunteer for future Feature Game slots. Just drop me a note and I'll see if we can't get your game in the spotlight.

Strategy Saturday will be at Argyle Road Baptist Church (3510 Argyle Rd) from 7pm to midnight.  As usual we'll have our snack counter open so feel free to contribute a drink or something to munch on.  And feel free to bring along friends (and to forward this invite).

Hope you'll be there,

Allan

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