Pocket Games Galore Plus an urgent announcement
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.
This week sees us bringing you more of the selection of games at The Comic Shop in the form of pocket games. Below are 5 games to check out and available to purchase at, you guessed it, The Comic Shop!
Also this week, we see what the community got up to at last week's Board Game Night, local Events that are on this week, a special shout out to both community organisers, an urgent announcement and some podcast tidbits. Let's have a look at some games to line our pockets and stockings with!
Games at The Comic Shop
As followers of the ancient myths, guided by dark and promising rumors, you survey the most disturbing locations. Each more unsettling than the last, in search of clues. Scattering enough of them will allow you to open portals to see these obscure worlds…unless you would prefer to publish your research, plunging your opponents into madness.
You must be careful though because you are meddling with powers that are beyond you, and it could be you who is first to fall, once and for all into madness. Maintain your sanity longer than your opponents, because the least crazy cultist wins the game.
Deep beneath the surface of the Earth lie gems, artefacts and other valuable things. As an intrepid treasure hunter, you'll no doubt be interested in freeing them from their rocky prison. Take turns drafting digging cards or exploding single spaces on your board as you plot your course down below. The player who does it most efficiently wins!
Kittens in a Blender
Sure, kittens are curious by nature, but when these adorable kittens play in a kitchen full of dangerous appliances, it is up to you to save them! This fast-paced card game has players working to save all of their kittens before the unthinkable happens!
It's 5 a.m., you wake up like you do every day and get ready to get out of bed...wait, the sun is already rising? The clock shows 8 am! What happened to the rooster?
You leave your house to check, but as soon as you step outside, you have it figured out. A hurricane destroyed all the fences in the area and the animals fled! However, they should not be that far and after fixing the fences it's your mission to recover them in the woods! Can you find them all?
Rush to prepare and slurp up delicious bowls of ramen filled with tasty ingredients. Collect combos of cards to score for different recipes while adding garnishes to boost your points. At the same time, watch out as other players throw spicy chilli peppers your way or swipe foods right from your bowls! It's lively "take-that" fun that will have you reaching for Deliveroo!
Last week's Board Game Night at The Comic Shop
Great turn out last week, lots of games played and great to see new faces as well as returning community members too. Games played last week were Tetris Link - 3D puzzle played by Dylan and his Mum. Magic the Gathering card game played between Jordan and James. Kakerlaken Salut played between Layla, Dylan and Dave. TMNT the board game played by Kyrie, Ian and Andy. Tidal Blades heroes of the reef played by Paul and two of his family members. Echidna Shuffle by Layla, Jason, Dylan and Dylan's Mum. Rollecate by Jason, Dylan and his Mum. Cobra Paw played by Jordan and James and Everdell was broken out by Aaron to play with one of his friends.
Thank you to all that attended, we and The Comic Shop appreciate the support and will hopefully see you all next time for more games, fun and laughter.
Shout out to Ian and Jason
As a belated birthday gift, Ian and his Mum made Jason a wonderful Star Wars related cake to devour! Thank you to Ian and his Mum for making the cake and to everyone who helped beat it up! By the end of the evening, the high ground was taken and the cake was defeated!
Upcoming local events and releases
Monday 2nd Nov - Crawley Gaming Community Discord group from 7 pm onwards (find the links on their page)
Wednesday 4th Nov - LAST ONE UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE Board Game Night at The Comic Shop hosted by the Combined Crawley Gaming Community from 6 pm to 950pm
Thursday 5th Nov - The Podcast with Crawley Gaming Community release (tidbits below!)
As I am sure you are all aware of the situation as announced by Boris at the conference on Saturday 31st October, this Wednesday the 4th of November will be our last Board Game Night at The Comic Shop until further notice.
Please support the shop in any way you can in this tough second round of lockdown. All their products are on their website, you can purchase all your comics, games, plushies and more that way.
As one last hoorah this side of Christmas, you will find us all at The Comic Shop for Board Game Night this Wednesday and our last blog post until further notice will be Monday 9th November.
Podcast this week
Coming up on the podcast this week, Ian and Jason discuss small games that take less than 30 minutes to play that are just as, if not more fun, than big box games that can take hours to play. Also tune in to Paul's segment from the CGC news shed/log cabin about all the upcoming Kickstarter (bank draining!) campaigns, gaming news and events nearby! Released Thursday 5th November
Have you enjoyed this post? Let us know in the comments. Do you have some pocket games you'd like to share with us? Get in touch with either Jason, Ian or Layla on their Facebook pages or any of the social media links below. We'd love to hear from you!
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
Written by Layla Webb
Crawley Gaming Club