Wednesday, November 07, 2007

My last Billygames Post - Antler Island

Well, here it is, my last post as a member of Billygames.....choke. Steve couldn't make it because of work commitments, but Richard and Garry were in attendance. As it was the last session they let me choose and I chose Antler Island. Mainly because my wife wanted to see the cute stags. As it turned out the game was pretty good as well.

The board layout for Antler Island

Each player is a stag on Antler Island, the island is populated with does just waiting to, serviced. In the 3 player game you have to have serviced 10 does and won a fight against another stag to win. You have 4 possible actions available to you, move, feed, rut or grow an antler. Feed and rut are pretty obvious, but feeding also helps you grow antlers and improves your fighting capabilities. When you land on the same space as another stag you have a fight, the attacker declares how many food tokens they are commiting to the fight, if any, the defender then has the chance to retreat or stay and fight. When you lock antlers you add together your antlers and any food tokens committed, whoever has the higher number wins.

The player board

Actually this is a really fun game, of course lots of double entres during play, and the game plays quickly. We got in 3 games during the evening. In the first 2 games I was pretty good at the rutting, but useless at the fighting. In the last game I won my fight but only rutted with 2 does. Garry seemed to have got the balance just right, good at fighting and rutting.

Final Scores
Game 1 - Richard 15, Garry 11, Colin 7 but didn't win a fight

Game 2 - Garry 12, Richard 13 but didn't win a fight, Colin 8 but didn't win a fight

Game 3 - Garry 14, Richard 7 but didn't win a fight, Colin 3

Antler Island

A stag sizing up the attractiveness of a doe

And finally a real surprise the guys had bought me a copy of Fagin's Gang as a going away present, I must say I have really enjoyed my years gaming with Richard, Garry and Steve, it's been a real pleasure and I will really miss our tuesday night sessions .

Thanks for reading!! Happy Gaming!!!


At 2:54 PM, Blogger Richard Minson said...


I reckon I have been playing games with you on Tuesday evening for nearly 6 1/2 years - so it is really sad to see you go - plus as I said last night it is has been an absolute pleasure to have gamed with you for all those years.

I am sure the move to Austria will go great and you soon have some new gaming companions.

I can’t help reflecting on how things have changed over those 6 1/2 years (Sussex seemed like a gaming desert to me back then!) – there is now quite a little gaming community developing in Sussex – and I think Billygames and your Blog have contributed greatly to that happening.

Enjoy Austria


At 3:41 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Yes I echo Richards comments.

Since I started playing with Billygames I've played more games than ever, each Tuesday has been a pleasure and it won't quite be the same without you (we'll be playing Age of Steam for a start).

Good luck with the move.


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