Games Night This Month : Kings


The January Games Night was great fun. We played Kingsburg (you’ll see more about it below) where Demons destroyed my Chapel and Zombies destroyed my Barracks, I would have been heart-broken had I not been eating chocolate. Jonathan and Josh were in a tight grab for the lead, Josh surprisingly beat him out by 1 point. We also played a couple of rounds of Ca$h N’ Gun$ (as advertised) where we learned that Courtney will shoot you if she has too, but she feels a little bad about it, and that our sweet, gentle-natured Patricia will giggle with glinty eyes while she shoots you in the head.

Games Night this month will be on Feb. 21, at 8pm and will feature the theme of “Kings”. The games we’ll be bringing down are as follows:

Kingsburg: In Kingsburg, players are Lords sent from the King to administer frontier territories. Players roll the dice to influence advisors, who’ll supply you with resources to build buildings in order to impress the King and survive the wintery assaults. It is an engaging mix of tactics, strategy and luck.

King Me: With the announcement of the King’s retirement, the pirouette for succession begins! All of his subjects from cobbler to cook, painter to paladin, debutante to duchess bustle about the castle in preparation for the succession. One of your favorites can attain the throne. But, beware! It will require clever maneuvering and selective positioning to be in the right place at the right time to achieve the crown! This is one of my all-time favourites, simple to play and a lot of fun.

King’s Breakfast: The king has invited you to his castle for breakfast. During the feast the players will take portions of various dishes from the table to eat. As a good host, the king will serve all his guests before taking any portion from each course. From time to time, his pet dragon Emerald will steal some food from his master. Of course, it is rude for a player to have more of a dish than the king, so players must be careful not to be too greedy. In the end, the winner is the player who gets the most to eat of the things the king likes best without eating more than the king eats of any dish.

To Court the King: This is a game reminiscent of Yahtzee where players gather their dice, roll them, set aside at least one, and roll the remaining dice again, until all dice have been set aside. After that, they get to select a character that will help him. Each character requires a certain combination of dice (such as two pairs or dice that show at least 30 points). The character will give the player some benefits on later rolls.

We hope to see you there!