Fury of Dracula – A tale of Two Teams

Well I’ve played my second game of Fury of Dracula as Dracula…


… and it was tougher.  I was playing a different game; the Hunters were ripping apart my lairs, setting up ambush points and creating a dragnet strong enough to make my life difficult.

It was a major jump from playing with a group you could run rings around, failed to stop Hideouts from activating and making them go where you want them to.

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Cry Havoc – The YouTube Choice

It’s taking a while to figure out how to handle the Sunday Scenario in relation to the Cry Havoc game. 


However while I’m thinking about the Sunday Scenario, another back burner project came to mind.

Board game playing for twitch and youtube; one game I wanted to play was Cry Havoc.

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Cry Havoc – Soldier Placement

This will not be a Sunday Set Up as when you get a game with a mechanic as elegant as this… I am talking about, as mentioned, Cry Havoc.

Cry Havoc is a 2 to 4 player (BUT 4 is best) game about three factions invading a planet or the indigenous race trying to kick them off.  I’m focusing on one concept and it’s combat and it’s closeness to another classic concept.

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Zombicide and Dead Winter – Action vs. Thriller

I have Zombicide: Black Plague, a game about fighting zombies… enough said.


However, I also have a game known as Dead Winter which is also about zombies but is nearer the Walking Dead; making a combination of systematic and random tough decisions that could result in the death of characters.

So which is better?  Well both… both scratch different itches.

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Delve – a forgiving game with a ruthless theme

Earlier in the week I mentioned the 2 games Carcassonne and Delve and their similarities…


I also mentioned that they changed a mechanic that in theory would result, in theory, in a harder game.

If you need to

In Carcassonne you get 8 meeples that once you deploy you can only get back when you complete specific locations; in delve, you only have 5 pieces.  You’d think that actually making it harder.

Even so, the designers actually can get away with it… this is why I think they get away with it.

This is a long answer…

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Delve – into Carcassonne

OK things have gotten a little too dark with Cthulhu so part 3 will be after a quick break.

As I was sat in my local board gaming shop, one of my friends was playing this game…

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Colt Express – Get off ya’ horse…

… and drink ya’ milk.


OK, can’t believe I started with that joke… actually I can.

Seriously, I’ve never had much fun with a game outside an RPG… mainly because of one thing… we stepped out beyond the rules of the game and into what the game was meant to be…

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