Thursday, October 1, 2015

Games Goes "Off The Charts": Agricola All Creatures and Isle Of Skye

We had a fantastic time on our recent trip to the Uinta Mountains in northeastern Utah. Naturally we took along several games for an "off the charts" experience.



We couldn't have asked for better weather and this time of year the aspen leaves were changing colors - beautiful.


We found this spot at Provo River Falls as the
perfect spot for our first game,
Agricola All Creatures Big and Small. 

Agricola All Creatures
Big and Small
Z-Man Games





















This fast 2-player game makes a great travel game. It's all about horses, pigs, cows, and sheep in this game in which you need to build stables and fence in pastures in order to get the animals you need for victory points.


Looking down on Mirror Lake

After our Agricola All Creatures Big and Small gaming session we set off on a short hike to the top of Bald Mtn.  While a short hike, it was very rocky and gained 1,250 ft in elevation topping out at 11,943. Great views.















Our next ideal spot within the Uinta Mountain Range was at Christmas Meadows.  After hiking in this area we found a nice spot to relax and set up and play our next game, Isle Of Skye.
Isle Of Skye
Mayfair Games
Gorgeous setting!

This new 2-5 player game from Mayfair Games is a tile placement and auction game.  We compete to build our own little kingdom with meadows, animals, mountains, lakes, and structures that will afford us the winning points.


On our way back to Park City where we were staying we spotted this bull moose who clearly had an attitude issue.  It was late dusk so my camera had a hard time focusing on him. He was attacking and thrashing the shrubs with a vengeance. He most likely still had some velvet left on his antlers and it was bugging him to no end.




All in all a good trip with some fun game playing.  You can learn more about the about games by clicking on the game name.  Additionally, we have an open copy of both Agricola All Creatures Big and Small  and Isle Of Skye  available in our Demo Games Library for you come in and try.



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