Welcome to Gaming With Brian! The weekly Board Game Meetup with BnB’s most prolific AmeriTrash Gamer: Brian! Every Wednesday I’ll be hosting a meetup in one of our private rooms so that I can play games with everyone instead of just teach them! Each session will have a featured game, but other games are of course on the table for play!
The games I choose to feature will be among my favourites, and frequently be ones that the cafe doesn’t offer, or doesn’t have all of the expansions and Kickstarter Exclusives for like I do! They’re going to come straight from my personal collection. This means that many of the games will be “AmeriTrash.” Which means you can expect games that have high amounts of theme, player interaction, and DICE! Because when I play a game, I like to experience a cool story and be immersed in the world of the game. So I hope that I can help bring you into these worlds as well, and when we’re done we’ll have created interesting stories and forged friendships to last a lifetime!
As a reference, here are some of my favourite games that have a high chance of showing up at the events: Tragedy Looper, Arcadia Quest, Grimslingers, Kingdom Death: Monster, Red Dragon Inn, Xia: Legends of a Drift System, Millennium Blades, BattleCon, Vast: The Crystal Caverns, A.E.G.I.S. Or feel free to check out my collection on Board Game Geek!
Along with granting us use of the private rooms, we’re also offering everyone who comes to game with me $5 pints and 10% off of your bill! So now that you know what you’re in for, please RSVP! Space is limited, so make sure you get a spot! And if there are any other crazy games you’re dying to try let me know!
Millennium Blades With Millennial Gamers!
Our first ever meetup starts us off with a game that… simulates a game?
Millennium Blades is a CCG Simulator. So what does that mean? Well a CCG is a Collectable Card Game. Think Magic: The Gathering, Pokemon, Yu-Gi-Oh, Android: Netrunner. All those games you used to spend your allowance on to buy a new booster pack and hope for a shiny new foil rare. That feeling of anticipation, immense joy, and extreme disappointment that you felt opening those packs is coming back. Millennium Blades parody’s all of these games, and more, in it’s own unique highly card game. All of the nitty-gritty deck building details have been abstracted away so you only have to deal with what we all care about: the rares.
Each season of the game starts with everyone getting a wad of cash and then buying, selling, trading, and building their decks in a half hour of REAL TIME ACTION. After which we have a tournament where we pit our decks against each other in a battle-royale. The winner scoring Reputation Points, and then doing it all over again! After 3 seasons the player with the most Reputation wins!
This first event is special as I'll be bringing in a large amount of my collection so you know what to expect in future events!
Expect stupidly big boxes, stupid amounts of mini's, and stupid amounts of theme which I'd be happy to discuss with you!