Tuesday 8th January 2019; the first evening back at the 'Woking Board Game Club' at 'The Sovereigns' pub.
Several games were played during the evening, including much talked about Wingspan. However we played Harry Potter Hogwarts Battle.
This is a co-operative deck builder in the vein of Dominion.
You start with a deck of 10 cards and use your turns to buy more cards to make your deck stronger.
The objective is to defeat various villainous characters such as Draco Malfoy before certain conditions are met and the game is lost.
Mechanically the game is quite solid - if a little shallow. The game has 7 'chapters' of increasing difficulty (and also match the number number of books).
We played level 2. Twice we collectively got our arses kicked, but on the 3rd try we romped to victory. I think we got better at the game, but also that luck (or bad luck in our cases) plays a big part too. But to be fair, that's generally always the case with co-operative games.
I'm not a particular fan of Harry Potter, but of the game had a slight increase in complexity, I'd definitely be interested in it.
I play, I paint.