Saturday, February 23, 2008

Professor Layton and the Curious Village

The DS has always been a favorite of mine for its puzzle games and this one is just fantastic. Professor Layton and the Curious Village is a great puzzle game. Its an adventure puzzle game where you play Professor Layton and his apprentice Luke who are trying to discover the location of a lost golden apple which is somewhere in the curious village.
It's basically a stream of puzzles that need to be solved and not since the days of Perplexcity have i been so into my puzzles. They vary from easy to difficult and as you solve them the mystery expands.

The style is a french / anime mix that works really well although the "Cor Blimey Guv" cockney accents bring a smile. It looks good and plays easily i'm hooked.

Sunday, February 17, 2008

Power Grid

Allot of games have hit the table since my last post, so I need to increase my blogging, but we played Power Grid last Friday night at the monthly gathering of P.O.B. (Portsmouth on Board).

It was a funny night, only 6 of us turned up for varying reasons and all the big games we had were for a maximim of 5 players. Ed quickly popped home to grab his favorite, Power Grid.
Only one of us had not played it before so after a quick reap of the rules we started to buy our plants and power up Germany.

The game started of slowly with us all taking time to expand our power grids and power up Germany, but as soon as phase 2 was reached Ed the human calculator when't into a build frenzy and hit the 15 city limit. His power plants could only power 12 cities, but that was still more than the rest of us could manage. So a game was won with a well played manouver.

A few other games hit the table before time was called but nothing as big as Power Grid. If you haven't played it before I really recommend it.