Wednesday, 9 May 2012

Gaming Night - Super Dungeon Explore

Last night I went to my Local Friendly Neighbourhood Gaming Club and as it was something of a spur of the moment thing I hadn't organised a match up or anything There seems to be a lot of interest in boardgames at the moment in the club so I was quite happy to stand around and watch a game of Last Night on Earth, a zombie apocalypse board game. It seemed a bit more complex than the game of Zombies!!! I played the other week but there were certain advancements as in proper objectives and a gamer playing the zombies. I think if I was just going to lay down on a zombie game it'd be Zombies!!! it was a little more fun but it depends what you're after.

Following that we got a game of Super Dungeon Explore in. It's like Heroquest, band of adventurers enter a dungeon and try get treasure and beat the baddies. What's different is the cute Manga Super Deform characters and the 80's video game metaphor used throughout. The figures are awesome and it was really fun to play with loads of swapping of potions to regain health and lost 'lives'. By the end of the game our intrepid band of four heroes was reduced to just two but we had a laugh. Worth checking out.

I've had most fun on gaming nights playing these games but I can't help feeling like it's a waste of a night. 40k is the thing I want to do but it's a pain getting all the miniatures out and it's slightly more anti-social as it is a competition most times between you and the guy you're playing with. With the boardgames it's fun and you can have a laugh, there's less invested in it so if someone dies horribly everyone giggles but at the end of the day it's a bit of fun. When I played 40k last week I realised what a difference a few weeks off made.

So I'm struggling to come to terms with the fun and frolics of the intangible against the serious but experiential benefits of 40k. It's like choosing between playing Angry Birds and Dawn of War? Still, it's all good so at least I had a good night.