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Oops, shopping Jan. 15th, 2006 07:13 pm
Bought Hnefatafl, Lost Cities and Puerto Rico expansion. Dropped off poster & flyers for http://www.londongamelist.info/ . Bloke behind the counter agrees that Hive is a fine game. I left rapidly to avoid being overly tempted by the 3D special edition Catan + K&C (£275).

Playin' Games are looking for staff, BTW.

Spent much of the afternoon in the Apple store watching presentations while reconfiguring my websites; their wireless network was a bit shafted though, possibly due to the muppets using it for streaming video.

PS: http://www.ch3.org.uk/filestore/display/7476175

From: jhaelan
Date: January 15th, 2006 - 07:32 pm (Link)
I came this close (--> <--) to ordering Hive a couple of weeks back. Anything further to add to your one-liner precis?
From: wechsler
Date: January 15th, 2006 - 08:39 pm (Link)
Erm, fairly abstract strategic game; the imagery of the pieces is quite effective as they move but you can't play it with an arachnophobic; rules are really simple (and therefore trivial to learn) but the strategy promises to be able to develop quite deeply. It has a promising combination of really quick moves and longer "erm..." moments.
From: jhaelan
Date: January 15th, 2006 - 08:42 pm (Link)
Thank you, sir. It sounds like it has characteristics similiar to Abalone. I may need to pick myself up a copy
From: d_floorlandmine
Date: January 16th, 2006 - 02:41 pm (Link)
Damn, no retail experience. But I've been gaming for 20 years - wonder if that would help ... doubt it, somehow ...


From: davefish
Date: January 16th, 2006 - 05:47 pm (Link)
The special version is ever so nice though. I saw it just before Christmas, and I petted it a bit before leaving.

Pretty thing.