November was our second Board Game Crate and after watching one of the latest episodes of TableTop we knew we had an extra accessory we had to get in the crate. Thankfully we found Maths Gear stocked them and we got in touch!
With no special theme this month we used what is to become our standard purple tissue paper and BoardGameCrate stickers to finish off the box.
As with last month, the pick for November meant we had two variants of crate. The highly rated and decorated Camel Up (or is that Camel Cup!) and the nominated-best-family-game La Isla where the main games with the entertaining Harbour and the whacky Nantucket adding more to the crates.
We added into each crate a set of Go First Dice – we had seen these on TableTop and loved the idea so much we knew we had to get them into a crate – and of course, there was the usual Haribo.
The game board in La Isla consists of a set of oddly-shaped tiles that are placed in a circular arrangement around a central polygonal tile. Thirty-five animal tokens (seven each of five types) are placed at random on spaces numbered 2, 3 and 4 on the game board; these numbers equal the number of camps that surround these spaces.[/bartag]
Harbour is a worker placement game where players move their worker from building to building, collecting and trading Fish, Livestock, Wood, and Stone; and cashing those resources in to purchase buildings (which are the worker placement spots) from the central pool. Once a building is purchased, it is replaced from the deck, and the central pool is a small subset of the deck, and is therefore different every game.[/bartag]