To start with, I’m sorry for being absent for fairly a while.
The excellent news is that I’m engaged on some cool tasks, one in every of them is nearly achieved, and I’ve been taking part in video games and portray minis.
The dangerous information is that whereas I’m doing a lot of issues on the identical time, all of them transfer fairly slowly!
Anyway, I had the prospect of taking part in a few video games of “Ogre: Goal 218” and I gotta say: it’s deceptively strategic.
It’s a card recreation with a closed deck, that means that each one the playing cards you want come within the field.
The format of the sport is straightforward, as two conflicting outposts sit throughout one another with an enormous nuclear crater between them… In a method, it’s allegory for the present political state of affairs in most international locations: two opposing events, with none probability of discovering a peaceable answer, combating over a blasted panorama.
Political commentary aside, every outpost should deploy completely different items sustaining a provide chain amongst them, which issues as a result of their assault patterns are completely different, and thus should be deployed in a sure method that maximizes their vary and assaults.
This seemingly small element makes the sport very fascinating, and the potential for fielding Ogres is thrilling in itself. They’re suitably sturdy with out being unbalanced (I imply, SJG has been doing video games like these for a very long time!).
The tight packaging and ease of organising a recreation turns “Ogre: Goal 218” an important “journey recreation”, one thing you possibly can take anywere and play in a pinch, even with individuals who don’t usually play boardgames.
We took to the seashore, and it served as a pleasant and nerdy various to common taking part in playing cards.
Preserve your threads down and people weapons firing!