Sunday, July 23, 2006

Fury of Dracula

Was playing "Fury of Dracula" with Shaun, Poon, Tongli, and Poon's "little friend" on Sat night - Sunday morning.. 2 hours.. lol. I remember from our last visit to Settlers Cafe (Andy, Poon, Tongli, and beloved Key) that we should double the estimated play time when we're playing - and true enough we took 6 hours to play including breakfast!
I wonder why, though...

Anyway, all of us were new to the game, so I volunteered to be Dracula. For your info, four vampire hunters (Lord Godalmine, Dr Seward, van Helsing, and Mina Harker) hunt Dracula all over Europe.

It's a fun game, I think - good combination of deduction, luck, and devious thinking required for the game.. though maybe it was more fun for me than them! (I volunteered to be Dracula, since (a) I think vampires are cool, and (b) I like being the devious , scheming one.) I would recommend this game, especially if your group doesn't like to have free for alls where everyone backstabs everyone else.. Only one guy has to feel ostracized, lol.

Warning: I thought it was pretty tough being Dracula, since I got away by the skin of my teeth several times -- And I was already not fighting much, to Shaun's frustration. I just kept running, in weird and tricky ways that kept them guessing at my intentions. And even then I could not get fully away! So if you volunteer to be Dracula, pretty much be prepared to be staked and watch your spawn get hunted down...

2 comments:

toot-b.blogspot.com said...

sounds like u guys had a real sinister time... have you tried "Betrayal at House on the Hill"? More horrors and hauntings in this game...

Zim said...

Heh, thanks for dropping by! I went by your site and discovered you're the Settlers' people? I've got a friend there now I think, with the Fei Yue people.

Anyway, yes, someone at PI recommended a bunch of games. I'll be trying out Betrayal (complete with all the downloaded errata) later today. Looks fun! :)