Game 1: Elder Sign
One of my friends hadn’t played this before, so we were happy to introduce her to it. This game gets a lot of play in my house, because it captures the fun of Arkham Horror but is easier to set up and–for us–win.
|Four “peril” faces in a single roll!
Game 2: Evolution
My friend Jeff brought this one, and none of us had played it before. It was pretty fun! On round one, at least 2 of us went extinct because we failed to understand how to feed our organisms.
Below are my wife’s three species. Each species can have up to three traits, and you can change traits later.
Game 3: Utter Nonsense!
I’m normally too afraid of embarrassing myself to play a game like this, but I’m glad I did. Each round, one player is the judge, and randomly picks an accent for the others to imitate. Then each player chooses a line to read in that accent. Some of the accents we had to mimic were Southern Gentleman, Mexican, Australian, Super Mario, Whisper, Mumble, and Chicken.
Game 4: Tokaido
Game 5: Star Trek Panic
My favorite Castle Panic variant! Each player chooses a Star Trek character to play (original series), each of which has a unique special ability. (As Chekov, I did extra damage with phasers.) Then you try to complete five missions based on episodes from the show, while also having to deal with randomly appearing enemy ships and space phenomena. One of our highlights was defeating the Doomsday Machine in a single turn!
I used this occasion to unload some surplus collectables from my son’s LootCrate subscription. I intended it as a prize table, but since two of our games were cooperative, I just let people fight over this stuff, gladiator style.
Did you play games on Tabletop Day?