Racing and Settling at Our May Library Meetup!


We had a great turnout for our May Library meetup, so things were just a little bit cozy when a piano recital put us into the San Marcos Public Library‘s smaller conference room. That said, the big conference table was the perfect size for the whole group to gather and put down a couple of good-sized games.

On the left side of the table, we had a hard-fought game of Settlers of Catan: Cities and Knights. I saw a lot of cities rising and didn’t hear any cries of rage, so I figure the knights were out in full force and the barbarians were kept in check.

Cities & Knights: the serious Settlers variant
for serious-looking settlers.

Meanwhile, the rest of the group was racing around Monaco in Formula De. This old favorite is a roll and move game with a twist: each of your car’s six gears is represented by a different die, from a four-sider with 1s and 2s on it to a thirty-sider with 21 through 30 on it. Players who want to win have to think carefully and hit the right gears in the tricky parts of the track. Players like me just roll and shout and crash a lot.

Three close contenders — and a crash — near the end of the race.

Both games ran fairly long, so the afternoon ended with a quick game of Munchkin: Axe Cop. I joined in and confirmed once again that no, I don’t like Munchkin — but the company was good, and good company can make any game fun. Our next Hungry Gamer meetup is May 27, and our next library meetup is June 22, so come keep us company then!

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