Posted by Aaron at The Comic Shop
Hello and welcome to the blog with Crawley Gaming Community. For those of you that are new, please check out our "who, what, where and when" post to find out more information on who we are and what we do.
As with our last post, this one will have a selection of games with their details that are currently available to buy at The Comic Shop. We have gone for Halloween appropriate games this time to keep with the theme of the blog, details to include what the game is about and the price.
Also covered this week will be upcoming gaming events, the next podcast episode contents, what we played at the last Wednesday Board Game Night at The Comic Shop and a special shout out to one of our organisers. So let's take a look at some spooktacular games!
Games available at The Comic Shop
Gloom - Second Edition
In Gloom, your goal is sad but simple. Make your freakish family suffer the greatest tragedies possible before passing on to the well-deserved respite of death, tell the tale of their miserable demise! Play cards with horrible mishaps on your characters and pile happy occasions on your opponents. May the most miserable soul win!
Skull - The Bluffing Game
Bluff your way to victory, or play blind as Jason does! Aim of the game is to be the last one with a tile or tiles left by betting for the correct amount of flower tiles others, and yourself, have placed face down on the table during the first phase. The higher the number you bet, the riskier the game gets. Get a skull, you lose that round and one of your tiles! Feel the tension build in the room or try your luck by randomly placing tiles face down without looking! Jason has this game so if you'd like to try it out before buying it, let us know and we will arrange to bring it to the Wednesday meetup.
One Night Ultimate Werewolf
(Vampire Edition available too)
A fast game for 3-10 players where everyone gets a role: as one of the dastardly Werewolves, the tricky Troublemaker, the helpful Seer or one of a dozen different characters, each with a special ability. No two games will ever be the same either so play, play, play! Avoid the werewolf or catch them in the act! Some of these games are compatible with others from the series so why not get a few and make one giant monster party! Layla owns this game so if you want to try it, send her a message and we will bring it down to the Wednesday meetup.
The Legend of the Wendigo
The wendigo is a dreadful creature with a heart of ice and has taken on the appearance of one of the scouts in your troop! Every night, he takes another scout for his own. Put your heads together, look sharp and concentrate hard to catch him before it's too late! Which one of you will be next on the Wendigo's list?
Betrayal at House on the Hill
Your fear will grow with each tile you place as you investigate a house filled with dreadful monsters and deadly secrets. As you brave your way through each unique room, you and the other explorers must rely on each other to survive the horrors that await. But beware: the house will turn one of you against the rest. It will take all of your strengths and skills to defeat the traitor and escape the 'Betrayal at House on the Hill!' will you survive?
A competitive deduction party game. One player takes on the role of a ghost. All the other players work as paranormal Detectives who need to discover how the victim died. Using paranormal abilities they will communicate with the ghost, asking questions about the details of the crime. The ghost answers in a variety of ghostly ways - arranging hangman's knots, playing chosen tarot cards, creating a word puzzle on a talking board, drawing by holding the hand of a detective and many more! Scary Cluedo style game awaits! Layla and Emma want this game badly so it may make its way into the community library soon!
Today (Oct 26th) is Jason's Birthday so please annoy him with lots of Star Wars related birthday wishes, maybe throw in some Halloween related birthday greetings too, all day! Plague his inbox and Facebook page! Many thanks to those that do! Hahahaha!
Board Game Night
At last week's Board Game Night, the community got to play Bandido, Vanguard the card game, TMNT Change is constant, Wacky Races and Kariba! Lots of fun and laughter ensued, even with the smaller numbers attending this time around. Thank you to everyone who did attend and supported the gaming community. We look forward to seeing you all again next time.
Events this week
Monday - Community Discord from 7 pm onwards. Check the community Facebook page for links.
Wednesday - Board Game Night at The Comic Shop from 6 pm to 9:50 pm (10-minute pack down and out by 10 pm curfew).
Information for Wednesday's
£3 per person for the whole evening, payable to The Comic Shop. Hot drinks, snacks, cold drinks and milkshakes available to purchase at Cap's in-store. Please adhere to all covid-19 regulations set out by the store. Thank you.
Clubs further afield
Monday's Crawley Gaming Club and Friday's Poundhill Board Gamers are still currently closed but we will keep you updated on when they will be reopening. Alternatively, follow their individual Facebook pages for more information.
Next Podcast Episode
Tune in on Thursday 29th October to hear Ian and Jason list off their personal choices for games they want to break out for Halloween! That's a whopping 10 games to check out between them. You may even find some of today's list making it into the Podcast! Listen in on Paul and Rubber Ducky's (Brian) Kickstarter and events segment to find out what's available, which clubs are running, where and when! You may even find some more Halloween appropriate games there too! All Podcast services provided in the links below.
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Want to book a game for the Wednesday Board Gaming Night, drop us a message on the community Facebook page.
Tell us what games you intend on playing or suggestions of games to play over Halloween as well! We'd love to hear from you!
Have a spooky (but safe) Halloween guys, we will be back next Monday with some more awesome games available at The Comic Shop!
Crawley Gaming Links
Facebook community page - facebook.com/crawleygamingcommunity
Facebook club page - facebook.com/crawleygamingclub
Discord - Https://discord.gg/4JRrpHY
Community Podcast - available at the following podcast streaming platforms. Apple Podcasts, Google Podcasts, Spotify, RadioPublic, Pocket cast, Castbox, Breaker, Anchor FM, PodBean and Stitcher. Also available on YouTube. Search for 'the podcast with Crawley Gaming Community'
Twitter - twitter.com/gamingcrawley
Instagram - instagram.com/crawleygamingcommunity
Pound Hill Board Gamers - facebook.com/poundhillboardgamers
For Board Stupids podcast links and streaming services, please check out their section on The Comic Shop website and/or Facebook page
The Comic Shop - facebook.com/thecomicshop
Crawley Gaming Club