BY FAVOURITEFOE AND SAGGYHEAD

FAVOURITEFOE:

As regular readers will know, my friend Saggyhead and I are partial to oversharing our game related musings and deep(ish!) observations to anybody willing to listen.


And so, in true give-an-inch-take-a-mile fashion, we have come together to collaborate on a series which will see each of us (through the wonders of socially distanced video conferencing) introducing the other to 6 new games over the course of 2021 (12 in total by my reckoning – my math skills can just about handle that!). 


But the twist in this tabletop-tale here is that one of us will be an old hand at the games we recommend and the other will be greener than a seasick leprechaun. After 10 plays of each game, we will then come back to reflect on what we thought and share those conclusions with you. 


This cardboard crusade is being undertaken partly to cause each other serious and continuous brain-pain (ha ha!), but mainly in the hope that it helps you discover new games for your own collection. Moreover, it is also great to know that, whether you are a veteran player or total noob, there is always something exciting about playing a game with the benefit of a different perspective. 

SAGGYHEAD:

As you may have gathered, myself and Favouritefoe have become virtual gaming pals. I think this is the best thing to come out of us both writing for Zatu although feel free to tear out my heart and disagree, Favouritefoe (pretty sure after saying that she won’t mind!). 

We started off our game dates with Favouritefoe and her husband, ShadowMeeple, kindly teaching us Metro X. They sent us the basic maps and rules and then they taught us and ran the game for us. In return MJ and I persuaded them to crack the shrink on their copy of Welcome To and explained how to play. 

How did they do as total noobs? What did they think? What did we think after playing them over the course of a bunch of games? Read on to find out! 


And so, without further ado, we present to you our first round of challenges……ding, ding, ding…….  


2021

ROUND #1

METRO X

(FEB 2021)

ROUND #2

WELCOME TO

(MARCH 2021)

ROUND #3

PARIS

(APRIL 2021)

ROUND #4

BÄRENPARK

(MAY 2021)

ROUND #5

RAILROAD INK BLAZING RED

(JUNE 2021)

ROUND #6

QUACKS OF QUEDLINGBURG

(JULY 2021)

ROUND #7

COMING SOON

(AUGUST 2021)

ROUND #8

COMING SOON

(SEPTEMBER 2021)

ROUND #9

(OCTOBER 2021)

ROUND #10

(NOVEMBER 2021)

ROUND #11

(DECEMBER 2021)