As the tumultuous 2020 came to a close, it’s time to put on a reflective hat and take a quick account of last year. It’s certainly not your usual year, but it’s also not all that bad. Here’s a round-up of Boardgamecafe.net in 2020. It was a challenging year but it was also one where we’ve many things to be grateful for.
As Malaysia celebrates her 63rd Merdeka (Independence) Day today, there would be boardgame meetup sessions organized thru-out the country. But have you ever wondered what type of boardgames were played some 14 years back on Merdeka Day? Let this BLAST FROM THE PAST post take you down memory lanes.
With the new AGE OF STEAM Deluxe Edition now readily available and a batch of new maps from AV Studio, it’s time for OTK to revisit one of our top faves. Find out what we thought of the PANAMA, SWITZERLAND and VIETNAM expansion maps.
Been awhile since we got some trains & railroad games to the table so TRAINS Nite it is for tonite. There’ll be no shortage of games for this theme.. except what do you want to see on the table? Read on to see whether we think AGE OF STEAM or STEAM is the more brutal version of the game.
Time for us to pay homage to another prolific boardgame designer as we rolled out MARTIN WALLACE games for tonight’s meetup. Wallace simply has too many games for us to cover but tonight we checked four of his faves AGE OF STEAM, LIBERTE, DISCWORLD: ANKH-MORPORK and GETTYSBURG.
Many familiar faces were seen again in OTK Cheras! Perhaps it’s because that it’s probably the last few times that we’ll play there? 😛
The first of the alphabets produced some really heavy hitters namely Acquire, Age of Steam, and Agricola. Find out more about these games in the first part of the “A” list.
This meetup came right after our Dec New Arrivals, and never before have so many new games hit the OTK tables in one night – Lords of Vegas, Magical Athlete, 7 Wonders, Horse Fever, Leaping Lemmings, and some not-so-new ones like Nanuk, Carcassonne, and Age of Steam – attended by over 18+ gamers; almost a whos-who of the local boardgaming scene. 🙂
(left: Nelson, right: Blownfreaks) This day saw the return of Nelson back to OTK, unfortunately into the jaws of Age of Steam sharks. (pic: Afif) Afif, the other AOS newbie learning the ropes. (left: me, middle:kaz) I did what I normally do and secure the locomotive action early […]