Playing Oregon in our 7th meeting at Jericho’s

Yesterday we met at Jericho’s Brasserie to play some boardgames in the afternoon.

This time, after playing some 2-player games that we already knew -like Ingenious or Mancala- we tried Oregon, a western-based boardgame.

Oregon is not a game for newbies, and it takes a few rounds to get the hang of it. But it was great to see that people are starting to become “advanced” players after coming to a few sessions in the last weeks! We’re very proud of them! 🙂

 

We hope you enjoyed the games session! And don’t miss out the next meeting: next Wednesday at 6pm at The White Horse Inn!!  🙂

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Oregon

Designed by Henrik and Ase Berg (Norway) and published in 2007 by Rio Grande Games.

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Oregon is a western-based theme game. The game board is a map of Oregon, divided in five columns and five rows. In both columns and rows we find the same five images (wagon, bison, settler, eagle, campfire). Each player will draw 4 cards with some of the aforementioned locations and at least one with one of the 7 different buildings:  Coach Station, Church, Harbour, Coal Mine, Silver Mine,  Train Station and Stores. Each player also has some cowboy farmers to place on the board in order to score points.

On a player’s turn, he must use his cards to place at least one of his farmers or build one building on the board. Then score the points he has just won and finally draw new cards to complete his hand.  The aim of the game is to position farmers and point-giving buildings in the best possible locations on the board.

You must be very flexible in your strategy, because there are times in the game you may need to change it in order to obtain the maximum advantage of the way buildings and farmers are placed on the board. You also must be always ready to grab opportunities for yourself and deny opportunities to rivals!

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– Easy to learn but difficult to master, as the possibilities can be a lot!

– Luck drawing the cards can play an important role in the game.

– Good example of what we call “eurogame”

Links

– Oregon in Board Game Geek

– Review from Drake’s Flames

– Review from Kulkmann’s Gamebox

– Online Play (Yucata)
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First meeting at The White Horse Inn! :)

It looks like if the change of area and time allowed some new people to come to the last meeting. We reached 13 people in total! Actually, we didn’t expect so many people for our first session at the White Horse Inn so we had to find more tables to play. Luckily for us, the staff could  make  the room upstairs available for us -which was perfect!

Ros and John came as punctual as usual to play, and a few minutes later Cherry showed up with the game she won on the raffle last week, so we started the evening playing a game of “Timeline”. Then some more people came and we moved upstairs to carry on playing: “Banangram”, “Sitting Ducks”, “Trans Europa” or “Category 5” were some of the games we tried.

Good fun and nice people. We’re really looking forward to the next meeting!

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New Wednesday sessions start tomorrow!!

3906888543_287a09fdb2_mNothing to do tomorrow from 18:00 to 21:00?? Then you have an appointment to play with us at The White Horse Inn (Launceston)!

– FREE ENTRY (drinks not included)
– NO EXPERIENCE NEEDED – we’ll show you how to play!
– ALL SORTS OF BOARD AND CARD GAMES!

As you can see, we’ve changed the day, the place and the time of the meet-up to give you more chances to come and discover these new games. Help us getting the word out and tell/invite your friends!

See you there!

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Last Thursday meeting at Jericho´s

Amazing meeting once again last Thursday. It seems we´ve got some continuity in the group and that we still have some new faces coming to our meetings!! As you can see in the pics, we played many different games in our last session: “Carcassonne”, “Trans Europa”, “Mancala”, “Ingenious”, “Hive”, “Hey! That´s my fish!”.

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And of course, we had our prize-giving celebration!!

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Cherry receiving her Timeline game, crown and diploma included!

Thanks to everyone once again for coming… and special thanks to Mark, who came all the way up from Plymouth to play with us and to Blanca and John coming from Barnstaple!!!

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