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#1
Hi everyone,

I'm sure that many of you have a game that falls onto the "I've-heard-good-things-about/I-really-need-to-give-that-one-a-try" list. For me, Scythe is one of those games. Ever since it's release in 2016, Scythe has been consistently showing up on people's Top Ten Favourite Games list.

Scythe is a game set in Eastern Europe during an alternate-history, circa 1920s. In Scythe, each player represents a character from one of five unique factions who are attempting to earn their fortune and claim a stake in the land around the mysterious city-state, The Factory. Players conquer territory, enlist new recruits, reap resources, gain villagers, build structures, and activate monstrous mechs in their pursuit of becoming the preeminent faction of the land.


!!! If you have a game you'd like to play and draw some attention to, feel free to volunteer for future Feature Game slots. Just drop me a note at feature_friday@hotmail.com.

Feature Friday meets at Southside Pentecostal Assembly (41 Birchwood Rd) from 7pm to midnight.  There is parking and an entrance at the back of the building. A snack table will be set up so feel free to contribute a drink or something to munch on.  And feel free to bring along friends (and to forward this invite).

Hope you'll be there,

Allan
#2
Well there's good news as of today! The SaskGames forums will live on for at least another year (click here for details).

Even so there are some hurdles that will need to be addressed. In order to ensure that you are kept abreast of upcoming Feature Friday game-nights (even if you're unsure when you might attend), I encourage you join my mailing list. Just send me an email at:PS - When emailing my contact list, I use the bcc option so I'm not sharing your email address with others.
#3
Hi everyone,

Many people ask me what is my favourite game. My answer for quite some time has been Brass: Lancashire. Published in 2007, even now few other games can rival it. In 2018 a sequel to it, Brass: Birmingham, was released that turned out to be even better than the original.

So, which one to feature? Well let's start with the original and we'll feature the sequel another time - though I will have my Birmingham copy available to play.

Brass: Lancashire is an economic strategy game in which you take on the role of competing cotton entrepreneurs in Lancashire, England during the industrial revolution. The game begins in a time when canals are the primary means of bulk transportation but ends in an age overtaken by coal consuming trains. Through it all you will seek to make timely investments in developing, building, and establishing your industries and shipping network so that you can capitalize on the new demand for iron, coal and cotton.

!!! If you have a game you'd like to play and draw some attention to, feel free to volunteer for future Feature Game slots. Just drop me a note at feature_friday@hotmail.com.

Feature Friday meets at Southside Pentecostal Assembly (41 Birchwood Rd) from 7pm to midnight.  There is parking and an entrance at the back of the building. A snack table will be set up so feel free to contribute a drink or something to munch on.  And feel free to bring along friends (and to forward this invite).

Hope you'll be there,

Allan
#4
With this site closing in February  :( , keeping in touch will be that much more challenging. If you want to be kept abreast of upcoming Feature Friday game-nights, drop me an email at:PS - When emailing my contact list, I use the bcc option so I'm not sharing your email address with others.
#5
Hey everyone,

It's sad to hear the news of SaskGames Forums closing down. This site has been a touchstone of the gaming community for the past dozen years and has been fantastic for getting the word out of what's happening and connecting people. Thank you to the all the people who have contributed in making this site a success.

But this is life and nothing lasts forever - and that's OK (i.e. RIP Strategy Saturday). But with this great site going away, I'm not sure of all the ways I'll look to get the word out about upcoming Feature Fridays. But to start with I will be relying on emails and word-of-mouth. So I have a new email account for the games night:


Email me if you'd like to be kept informed (even if you don't know when you might be able to make it) of the Feature Friday games night and I'll add you to the new contact list I'm compiling.

Also feel free to share this email with any acquaintance that you have that may be interested in coming out.

Hope to see you at gaming,

Allan

#6
Hey everyone,

This Feature Friday, the game in the spotlight will be Trickerion: Legends of Illusion. In this game players take on the roles of rival stage illusionists, each with their own strengths and characteristics. They are striving for fortune and fame in a competition hosted by a legendary magician, looking for a successor worthy of the mighty Trickerion Stone, which is fabled to grant extraordinary abilities to its owner.!!! If you have a game you'd like to play and draw some attention to, feel free to volunteer for future Feature Game slots. Just drop me a note at feature_friday@hotmail.com.

Feature Friday meets at Southside Pentecostal Assembly (41 Birchwood Rd) from 7pm to midnight.  There is parking and an entrance at the back of the building. A snack table will be set up so feel free to contribute a drink or something to munch on.  And feel free to bring along friends (and to forward this invite).

Hope you'll be there,

Allan
#8
Hi everyone,

This Friday's game spotlight will be on an (but still good) Viking-themed game. What does a Viking game have to do with the Christmas season? Nothing - but it's a good game!  :)

The Feature Game will be Fire and Axe: A Viking Saga. This is one of the better games to capture the theme of the Viking age and its influence on the history of Europe. In the game players seek to gather points through raiding, trading, and settling (sounds very Viking-like, eh?) all the while having the skalds (bards) proclaim their great accomplishments.

  • Fire and Axe


    *(this is the cover art of my copy; there has been a newer edition released after this one)
!!! If you have a game in your collection you'd like to play, do contact me to volunteer for future Feature Game slots. Drop me a message and we'll set it up. :thumb-up

Feature Friday meets at Southside Pentecostal Assembly (41 Birchwood Rd) from 7pm to midnight.  There is parking and an entrance at the back of the building. A snack table will be set up so feel free to contribute a drink or something to munch on.  And feel free to bring along friends (and to forward this invite).

Hope you'll be there,

Allan
#9
This Friday we have a game that has been put forward to be Featured.

Henning has volunteered to teach the game Great Western Trail. This is a recreation of ranching in the wild west of America in which players are trying to move cattle to market. Of course there are decisions to be made along the way and only the mostly discerning rancher will gain greater profits than his rivals.


Of course you're all encouraged to bring other games out and invite along a friend. The Feature Game just a game you can count on being played. As such, it may be that you would be open to having a game from your collection featured on a future evening.


Feature Friday meets at Southside Pentecostal Assembly (41 Birchwood Rd) from 7pm to midnight.  Entrance and parking are at the back of the building. A snack table will be set up so feel free to contribute a drink or something to munch on.  And feel free to bring along friends (and to forward this invite).

Hope you'll be there,

Allan
#10
The 3rd Friday of November will be here next week and so will be Feature Friday.

As of now, a game has yet to be chosen to be featured.
I'll be posting which  game is selected at the start of next week. If you have a game that you'd like to play, let me know and we can slide it into the spotlight.

Hopefully you'll be able to set the evening of the 18th aside to come out and enjoy a night out.