Gwen and I spent some of our time this weekend trying out a few games which are new to us. I thought I’d give my initial impressions of each as well as a brief description of play (as well as I can remember, anyway).
The Pillars of the Earth –
I’ve owned this for a long time, but never found opportunity to play. So when Gwen and I had a few extra minutes one evening, I pulled it out and made her give it a try. Now, I know that it’s a Steve Jackson game, so I wasn’t expecting some fine piece of eurogaming genius (because his games are usually more about the humor of the theme than about elegant gameplay). What I found was a game that was only slightly less fun to play than it is to just sit and read the cards… mainly because when you get tired of reading the cards you can just put them down, but you’d feel bad just quitting a game. I suppose there may be some situation when I’d play again, but it would certainly only be with other real “gamers” and only is one of them really wanted us to. My initial (and final) rating on BGG is a 4.