What to do during a friends meet-up?
My friends and I met up at Settlers Cafe and had so much fun learning new games. Here is a description about Settlers Cafe. It is the first boardgame-themed cafe in Singapore that offers friendly game-hosting services.
Our first game was a fast card game which I forgot the name. Not so interesting though. All about cats and hand smacking.
Next was a more complicated strategy game called Puerto Rico.
Puerto Rico is a German-style board game designed by Andreas Seyfarth. Players assume the roles of colonial governors on the island of Puerto Rico during the age of Caribbean ascendancy. The aim of the game is to amass victory points by shipping goods to the Old World or by constructing buildings.
Since it was our first time, it took more than half an hour to set up the game and understand the rules. We were quite confused over the roles, doubloons, colonists, goods, buildings and victory points. However, the time taken to learn was very worth it because…
I won the game at the end. I might had more beginner luck than my friends. (ღ˘⌣˘ღ) ♫･*:.｡. .｡.:*･
We ended of our session with Toc Toc Woodman.
Toc Toc is a fun, fast-paced game of dexterity that many have described as a “Reverse Jenga”. Play from 2-7 players as you become a woodman (or woman) trying to take down some bark (+1 point each) without knocking off the center pieces (-5 points each).
Overall, it was a fun experience for us. Played great games and ate delicious pasta.
Other than Settlers Cafe, you can try The Mind Cafe, De Coders Cafe and Pitstop Cafe. Read more at here and here for the complete guide of Board Games Cafe in Singapore. To read more about board games cafes around the world, you can visit GameHäus Cafe.
PS: I just discover that there is an Android version of Puerto Rico called Condado. It is an unofficial implementation of Andreas Seyfarth’s card game San Juan, which is in turn based off of the award winning board game Puerto Rico.