THE GAMES TABLE

A Board Game and RPG Group

Games For All The Family

WEDNESDAY 15TH JANUARY

THE ESTATES

The City Council recently approved the zoning map for a new urban development — The Estates — featuring high-end infrastructure and a modern atmosphere for its citizens. Soon after, the banks awarded millions of dollars in loans to six real estate investment firms to help develop this new area. The zoning map for The Estates calls for two rows of four buildings each, located between the River and Main Street. The meadows on the other side of the River are to remain a recreational area for the City.

But, with hopes of larger profits, investors and building tycoons entirely ignore the City Council’s demands and begin developing three rows of buildings instead. The Mayor catches wind of the potential for profit and begins planning a new mansion in The Estates, which would double the value of one of the building rows! With some sketchy building permits, investors begin developing buildings on the other side of the River, beyond the designated building zone. However, the City Council takes rigorous steps to put an end to the racketeering with an ultimatum: As soon as the first two rows are completed, the buildings in the uncompleted row will be torn down, resulting in a huge loss for all who invested there. At the end of the day, the investor with the highest-valued buildings will come out on top.

The players take on the role of investors seeking to make the most money by developing buildings in The Estates. Players will bid for the various building pieces and place them in The Estates to their benefit. All buildings in completed rows score positive points, while all buildings in incomplete rows score negative points. It is possible to have zero completed rows of buildings.

A game of The Estates lasts around 40 minutes and can be played in several rounds to experience a shifting economy.

The Games Table

Games Night

Next Meeting - Wednesday 23rd October
Wednesday nights are when we have our regular, main meeting.
Numbers vary depending on availability, but we usually have enough gamers to play one or two games, and we invite those attending to offer suggestions about what to play.

Games Library

David has a collection of more than 250 board games which are available for use on games night, and he is very happy to lend them out to gamers who would like to borrow one or more.
This is a good way to find out if you like a game before committing to buying it for yourself.

You can see details of David's collection here: https://betterbggcollection.com/
The username is: dandlmann

Games Days

Our last Games Day Special was on Saturday 7th September, when we played the interactive, cooperative game - UBOOT.
Watch out for news of other Games Days.

Dungeons & Dragons

A handful of our gamers have some RPG experience, or an interest in playing RPG's so David has taken on the role of Dungeon Master.There has been one short adventure evening and now he is preparing a new campaign using D&D 5e. We have a fantastic digital table and miniatures and use D&D Beyond to facilitate play.

LFGS

We are very fortunate in having in Cambridge one of the largest board game outlets in the region.
Our Local Friendly Games Store, Heffers Bookstore, stocks a very large selection of games of all varieties and themes and is well worth a visit if you are looking for something new.

Facebook

You can keep in touch with what is happening at The Games Table on our Facebook page:
www.facebook.com/groups/thegamestable/

Contact Us

113 Middle Watch, Swavesey
Cambridgeshire CB24 4RP

07886 917 374

David Mann - the group organiser

info@thegamestable.org