PostHeaderIcon Board Game Night

Nitzus‘ Place.
23 January 2012.

The second board game night of the year commenced at around 9pm and lasted until near dawn the next day, no thanks to Arkham Horror, a co-op adventure game.

It is, in my honest opinion, one of the most complicated and demoralising board games ever. The game progresses in a way such that it implies how we are not supposed to beat the Ancient One after all. We (six of us) ventured in the cursed town of Arkham for almost 3 hours, all the while knowing we would end up dead anyway.

And due to its complexity, it wasn’t a smooth session of monster-hunting and gate-sealing either. Heck every time we play Arkham Horror we start to feel sleepy, and the initial excitement subsides. 😆

That night all of us were devoured by Shub-Niggurath.

One of the Ancient Ones, Azathoth.

Okay, done with that. We actually kicked off the night with Long Shot, a horse-racing game that involves buying horses, betting on them, and pretty much luck. Obviously. I did pretty well, earning podium finishes in both rounds – first in Round 1 and third in Round 2. 😀

7 Wonders, the game of civilization, was great too, though this time I fared rather poorly. My extensive military spending backfired as I finished fourth with 44 points, a hefty 17 off third place.

Only then did we visit Arkham, and by the time we played the obligatory Dixit, we were pretty much drained.

It was ~6am when we reached our home in Setia Alam. Fourteen hours later I was in my dorm at MFI, realising that I had left a couple of things at home, comme d’habitude.

“Analysis paralysis, the over-analyzing of a situation, so that a decision or action is never taken, in effect paralyzing the outcome.” Happens all the time to the board gamers. 😆

Limesong of the Day: Nathan Cragg’s classical version of Paradise, which I’ve been practicing to play for a while now. 😀

*all pics, unless otherwise noted, belong to the fabulous uncle Nitzus.

2 Responses to “Board Game Night”

  • nuni says:

    Last time we went to Arkham together, you(r character) were a regular patron at the mental institution. 😆

    But we managed to defeat the ancient one on our second attempt, remember? 🙂

  • mae says:

    Professor Harvey Walters, the strong-minded old man from Miskatonic University! 😀

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