Sometimes there isn’t enough time in our weekly games night meeting to play some of the bigger games that we have. When we want to get one of these games to the table we have a Games Day.
Games Days normally take place on a Saturday, Sunday or even a Bank Holiday, and by starting at around 5pm to 6pm we have enough time to get through these games without having a very late finish.
We also hold Family Games Days during the year, when we invite family and friends to join us for an afternoon/evening of lighter games.
If you want to know more about our Games Days and you are interested in coming along, or even if you want help to organise your own Games Day you can use the Contact Us page of the website, or check back here for news of events that are coming up.
On Saturday the 7th September we had a special Games Day when 4 of us played the app driven game UBOOT.
We started at around 5:30pm and played through the Training Mission which is designed to give players an opportunity to get to grip with the rules without being blown out of the water too quickly!
Things went quite well early on and we located a lone Merchant ship which we destroyed with a surface attack and the 88mm guns. A little later on and we found another Merchant ship which we tracked for a while before succesfully torpedoing it.
It was later that we ran into a little bit of trouble….. We located two Merchant ships with one escort. We were struggling with orders at the time, and approaching the end of a watch, and we were unable to dive and maintain cover. We were quickly spotted by the escort which dropped several depth charges, causing considerable damage to the sub and to the crew…. More by luck than judgement we managed to sneak away from the escort, and limped slowly back to the French coast. By the time we got back to port we had lost 2 crew members and half or of compliment of 32 were injured!
Having left the sub in dock for repairs, and gone in search of a new crew, we are preparing for our next mission.
UBOOT: The Board Game is a fully cooperative, real-time tabletop game of WW2 submarine warfare, designed by Iron Wofl Studio – Artur Salwarowski and Bartosz Pluta. It allows 1 to 4 players to assume the roles of Captain, First Officer, Navigator, and Chief Engineer on board a VIIC U-boat. The game is enhanced by a companion app, allowing for an unprecedented level of realism, as well as a challenging enemy A.I. that will push your skills to the limit. The action unfolds both on the strategic and the tactical scale, always demanding teamwork, efficient crew management, and quick situation assessment.