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Post  Jamie Wed 12 Aug 2015, 13:58

I mentioned this last night, seemed to be a bit of interest in this, so...

For anyone who likes hidden role games (avalon, resistance, onuw, coup, etc) some of us are meeting up on Thursday to play, will be at the Dev Cat from 7:30. If there's enough interest, hope to make it a regular thing, we may try other venues too...

A few people recommended the Queens head, by the bus station; think they have a board games event there on Weds already, so they're a board game friendly place. Also, played avalon before in Dev Cat, it's a nice play, only issue maybe that it's open plan, but will see how we get on...

Who's coming?
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Post  DaveB Wed 12 Aug 2015, 13:59

Jamie wrote:I mentioned this last night, seemed to be a bit of interest in this, so...

For anyone who likes hidden role games (avalon, resistance, onuw, coup, etc) some of us are meeting up on Thursday to play, will be at the Dev Cat from 7:30. If there's enough interest, hope to make it a regular thing, we may try other venues too...

A few people recommended the Queens head, by the bus station; think they have a board games event their on Weds already, so they're a board game friendly place. Also, played avalon before in Dev Cat, it's a nice play, only issue maybe that it's open plan, but will see how we get on...

Who's coming?

And here was me thinking of suggesting this for the 25th Smile
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Post  Dave W Wed 12 Aug 2015, 18:17

I'm in !!

Of course Smile

Guessing we need a few more names down though - come on guys!
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Post  Aneurin Wed 12 Aug 2015, 18:39

No can do sorry...
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Post  Jamie Wed 12 Aug 2015, 19:55

DaveB wrote:And here was me thinking of suggesting this for the 25th Smile

The Queens Head bit, or you want to play Avalon all night? Wink
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Post  Jamie Wed 12 Aug 2015, 19:57

Dave W wrote:I'm in !!

Of course Smile

Guessing we need a few more names down though - come on guys!

I think we'll have at least 6 or 7 Dave. Well. Minimum of 5 I should expect. I'll see if I can interest some other friends too.
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Post  Jamie Wed 12 Aug 2015, 19:57

Aneurin wrote:No can do sorry...

Maybe another time? Smile
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Post  SamVS Wed 12 Aug 2015, 22:08

Yeah, I'll come along for a game or two.
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Post  BeardyTom Thu 13 Aug 2015, 09:12

I do like a hidden role game or two and I will be able to make it some weeks but I don't think I'll be able to make it every week like I can with the Tuesday sessions. I won't be there tonight.
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Post  DaveB Thu 13 Aug 2015, 09:15

Jamie wrote:
DaveB wrote:And here was me thinking of suggesting this for the 25th Smile

The Queens Head bit, or you want to play Avalon all night? Wink

A Hidden Roles game evening - it's been ages since I've played (I typically end up leaving just as Avalon/ONUW/whatever is getting started)
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Post  Aneurin Thu 13 Aug 2015, 09:35

Jamie wrote:
Aneurin wrote:No can do sorry...

Maybe another time? Smile
Certainly I just need a bit of notice to negotiate with Nat Wink
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Post  Dave W Thu 13 Aug 2015, 13:36

Jamie wrote:
Dave W wrote:I'm in !!

Of course Smile

Guessing we need a few more names down though - come on guys!

I think we'll have at least 6 or 7 Dave. Well. Minimum of 5 I should expect. I'll see if I can interest some other friends too.

Cool! Don't think I can make it till about half 8 but i'll c u then
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Post  Jamie Thu 13 Aug 2015, 19:11

DaveB wrote:
Jamie wrote:
DaveB wrote:And here was me thinking of suggesting this for the 25th Smile

The Queens Head bit, or you want to play Avalon all night? Wink

A Hidden Roles game evening - it's been ages since I've played (I typically end up leaving just as Avalon/ONUW/whatever is getting started)

Ah cool. Feel free to come along Dave. Smile

Not sure how often we'll have them, will see how it goes tonight.
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Post  SamVS Fri 14 Aug 2015, 21:07

I like your new Avatar, Dave! Are you taunting me after last night?

Good games. I'll say that if the pre-ONUW séance looks weird in the Redhouse we must certainly look like a bunch of dopes in the bustling Dev Cat, but we nonetheless found out that it works really well with only four people. Easier to work things out, which makes everyone cagier, but easier to lie cleverly if you have the confidence and good logic.

Avalon is also a very different game with less people. I feel like because more missions require perfect teams and also perfect voting, everyone is involved and you have to persuade and convince everyone. Merlin and Percy really need to get their act together especially. No-one can escape scrutiny!

I'm surprised everyone thought I was Merlin in the first game, but Andy did a great job playing it quiet. I didn't have anywhere near the self-control when it was me in the second game. Nice to play as the goodies though!
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Post  SamVS Fri 14 Aug 2015, 21:45

We could have played Spyfall through our phone browsers:

http://spyfall.meteor.com/
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Post  Jamie Sat 15 Aug 2015, 13:14

Thanks Sam.

Yeah, 5 player Avalon is a lot more intense, nowhere to hide, there's a lot more acting involved. I think at that player count, the good guys have more chance of working out the perfect team (or at least 1 or 2 good guys will work out the good team), so maybe it's more to do with working out who Merlin his (if you're evil) and trying to provide cover for him (if you're good).

There's a load of variants with the new resistance expansions that we need to try out; be interesting to see how they work with 5 players. Hopefully we'll have more than 5 players next time though...

On the topic of next time; I've been wondering how frequently we should do this, what do you guys think?

For me, maybe twice a month would be good. If people want to play more frequently, we should do; but I just have a lot on my plate right now, so may not make every week. Also, want to keep playing Avalon at the end of regular Tuesday evenings...

Also, I don't mind the Dev Cat; but did think it was a bit too busy and too noisy; so think we should try a few venues before settling on a 'home'. I'm thinking we should try the Old Queens Head (near the bus station / pond street) next; any thoughts on that, any other suggestions?
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Post  Dave W Sat 15 Aug 2015, 16:42

Yeah was a fun evening!

Totally agree that Avalon gets much more intense / serious with only 5 players - but enjoyed that a lot.

Yes Sam Assassinating you was a highlight of the evening Very Happy

I agree that Dev Cat was a bit too noisy and am happy to try elsewhere.

Twice a month works for me but honestly i could play most weeks so it's whatever people want.... I cant' realistically make it out before 9 o clock though atm
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Post  Dave W Sat 15 Aug 2015, 16:45

The Dev cat being open till midnight is pretty good though - where ever else we go we should aim for somewhere  that opens later than 11 imo
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Post  Mattel Thu 20 Aug 2015, 10:56



I'm always keen to play hidden role games, obviously, and would enjoy some coup/ONUW to vary things a bit.

Whenever we can get 5/6 ppl then it's worth organising....

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Post  Jamie Thu 20 Aug 2015, 13:48

Yeah, I don't mind the Dev Cat. On the regular Tuesday thing I go to there, it's a lot quieter than it was on Thursday (which was too loud for my tastes). I'm thinking we should try The Old Queens Head next. If anyone else has any suggestions, think we should try those too.

Sam, how did you find Henry's? I think you do a card games night there, a few months back. What did you think to it?

I we can get 7, that would be ace.
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Post  Pete_M Thu 20 Aug 2015, 13:50

Depending when it is, I could well be up for this.
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Post  Jamie Thu 20 Aug 2015, 13:52

Pete_M wrote:Depending when it is, I could well be up for this.

Hi Pete,

It's a bit ad-hoc just yet, but I'm thinking Thursdays...

Is Thursdays a good night for most people?
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Post  Dave W Thu 20 Aug 2015, 14:09

Yeah thurs works 4 me
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