(Edit: Unbeknownst to Ross, Ossian and maybe Tom Rosin have agreed to be nominally in charge for the night. Inasmuch as anyone is ever in charge of Gambling Lambs, that is).
Thursday 2nd February is the next Gambling Lambs!
At this month’s spectacular, your regular hosts (David & Ross) will be absent! So it’s going to be just like one of those lessons in school where you were meant to have a supply teacher, but they never turned up, so you spent the whole class playing cards or generally just being stupid. There were no mobile phones back then, so you couldn’t just sit for an hour and play on your smartphone either. You had to MAKE fun. It was lovely. Do that. Make fun. (just not of each other)
I do hope you all have fun and don’t get up to too much mischief whilst we’re away!
You’ll all see each other in a week, but me and David will see you in March!
As usual, you can find the event on Facebook. Well, when David puts it up there, anyway. Edit: LINK!
(Photo by the wonderful Arielle Nadel on Flickr!)
Exciting news! This Thursday, there will be no Werewolf. We have a new game called NINJA, and provided the weather is good, we will have to go OUTSIDE at around 21:30 to play it. It’s brilliant. Turn based, involves striking ninja poses, and a game with a dozen or so people only takes about five minutes. The people in the photo above are shown playing this game. During one turn, Richard fell over, lost a shoe, and had to stay there until his next turn.
We will also, once again, have King of Tokyo around for anyone who didn’t get to play it last time. It’s a lovely, silly dice rolling game where you take chances to try and crown your B-Movie monster as supreme destroyer of infrastructure or last monster standing.
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(Photo of Ed Key, Jeffrey Sheen, and Richard Hogg by Marie Foulston, originally on Instagram).
Gambling Lambs number twenty is nearly here. You can find us here on Facebook, or downstairs in Lee Rosy’s Tea, Broad Street, Nottingham, from 18:00 next Thursday evening.
(Image from the damn fine Hey Okay)
It’s our birthday! On Thursday August the 5th. There will be cake. Find the Facebook event here.
This month, I am interested in Waldschattenspiel, a boardgame to be played in the dark that centres on the light of a single candle. Gnomes must hide in the shadows and move between them. The light player closes their eyes while everyone else moves, and on their turn they get to move the candle, freezing any gnomes it reveals.
According to a reveiwer on Board Game Geek, it’s not a very good game, but it fails in a really beautiful way (Photo shamelessly stolen from there).
(Image by Feeling Croppy)
The next Gambling Lambs is on Thursday the 3rd of June. As ever, you can find it on facebook here, and join the group here.
This month, boardgame cover art has us all riled up. Cover art in boardgames seems to be like sound design for videogames: mostly neglected, underestimated, and given a tiny fraction of the budget it deserves, and with occasional good examples that really stand out. Too Much coffee Man Magazine once had a very funny feature called “Books Judged by Their Covers”. We may have to reprise it for games.