Holidays got to play:
Splendor, Betrayal at House of the Hill and Twilight Imperium.
We did BAHOTH for New Year Eves, and everyone had a great time, so now considering having my own copy. Reminds me of Room-25, but with story. The highlight of the evening was our Heir VIP player using the Mystic Slide and grabbing all the magic items off the other dead player corpses, to jump the Traitor and blew him up for 9 physical damage. Another player died using the mystic elevator to get me to do the finishing blow. Its like something out of Charmed or Buffy.
Splendor - Haven’t decided whether I like this or not. Its a good thinking game, makes me think of it as a less complicated 7 Wonders.
Twilight Imperium - Got to play the Ghosts of Chassis. Lost terribly cause I was still learning how to play so fell greatly behind on tech, economy, military strength you name it. I’ll probably do better if I play it again.
Bloodborne with 4 players - basically at 3 players, you have just enough damage to kill monsters and everyone gets a trophy or someone misplays and misses out. With 4 players, now there’s a big chance someone will miss out, and cards like the Pistol (you won’t score a lot of blood, but you’ll at least be in the running for trophies), Blood Vial and Tonitrus gain a ton of value.
Seafall - not me personally, but one of my players is also involved with a 2nd group (which btw, he is definitely not accepting my cousin wanting to start one too which would make it his third), and one of his friends who is an absolute tryhard got 23 glory points by the end of game 2 (keep in mind, you need 12 to win) so he’s so far ahead, he’s not having fun anymore. From what I heard personally, Game 6-8 fix that problem so I’m optimistic.
I am running game 3 this weekend, and it’ll be exciting cause it’s the race to get colonies on the board for more “colonialism is bad” fun (seriously, I’m not that against the theme like Zee Garcia.)
ICEY - its like Muramasa meets The Stanley Parable. On its own as an action game, it’s an enjoyable short action game that mechanically works great (just don’t be like me and discover by the last boss, it was totally my controller that was defective. Switched from my ps4 controller to a ps3 and suddenly my dodging skill went up by 10x.)