Too much beer? Is that really in the title? Well let me break this down for you. During game night, we tasted Ballast Point Mango Even Keel , Boulevard Love Child , The Bruery Eight Maids-a-Milking, Stone Arrogant Bastard - Bigger Longer & Uncut, Delirium Tremens, Ommegang Game Of Thrones Valar Dohaeris, Cantillion Iris, Stone Enjoy By 10/31, Coronado Punk' In Drublic, and Jester King's Biere De Miel. It's safe to assume game night was going to be a blast no matter what game we played. We decided to go with One Night Ultimate Werewolf (ONUW), which many say is the best party/social deduction game of all time. I still think The Resistance is better; however, this is a great game, especially if you are looking for something new. ONUW is a social deduction game for up to 10 players where everyone gets a role: One of the Werewolves, the tricky Troublemaker, the helpful Seer, or one of a dozen different characters, each with a special ability. In the course of a sing
Let's cut to the chase, Cosmic Encounter is Tom Vasel's #1 game of ALL TIME by FAR. If you don't know who Tom Vasel is, he is the authority in the board gaming industry. He is the creator of The Dice Tower, which is the largest board game reviewing network on YouTube that also has a popular podcast. He even hosts his own gaming convention (Dice Tower Con) and recently hosted a cruise boat for board gamers! Therefore, for someone who has played literally thousands of games (not me, Tom), Cosmic Encounter being his #1 overall is saying something. In Cosmic Encounter, each player is the leader of an alien race. The object of the game is to establish colonies in other players' planetary systems. The game involves heavy negotiation between players, strategy, and fun! Each alien race has its own special power to add to the mix. I just played this for the first time tonight, and I already see where the hype comes from. It definitely shines in a group of four to five.
Quiplash XL deviates from our usual table top game theme. This web-based, TV-projected game is unrivaled as a large group party game. It is similar to Apples to Apples, but everything is faster-paced and digital format. Your party host will pull up the game on a TV screen and a game code will show up. Anyone in the room (or actually anyone on earth) with the code can enter it at jackbox.tv on their smartphone. From there, players join and give themselves a nickname. Because answers can get exceptionally raunchy, some players opt for anonymity. But you can’t stay anonymous for very long as other players will quickly figure out who is who. Like Apples to Apples, Quiplash rewards you based on funny answers to hypothetical questions. Or more precisely, players in your group are more likely to award points for responses that are creative and relate to the group itself. Inside jokes and current events tend to score better than average. We find that just as in games like Balderdas