Showing posts from May, 2015

SOG Game Highlight: Pandemic

This month we look at one of the most popular cooperative game of the 2000s, Pandemic. In this award-winning game for 1 to 4 players, there are four different deadly viruses threatening to engulf the world. Players take on the roles of operatives and researchers who will criss-cross the globe working together to contain and cure the infections. Players take turns moving around the board and using their actions to attempt to contain and eradicate these hotspots. With each turn the outbreaks multiply and may spill over to other cities. As time goes on, epidemics will sprout up making it harder and hard to control. It is a balancing act for the players to keep the outbreaks under control while finding cures for each of them before it is too late. If players are able to cure all four diseases in time and keep the outbreaks under control, they will win the game. Pandemic has relatively simple gameplay, yet it is a good representative of the cooperative genre where players must wor

Akan Datang: The Inaugural SOG Convention

Today I am very excited to announce on the 12th July 2015 we will be holding our first ever Singapore Open Gaming Convention! This is an idea I have been toying with over the past year, and finally with the help of Teck Ghee Community Club's Youth Executive Committee, we are going to make it a reality. So what can we expect from the one day event? We have booked the main multi-purpose hall of Teck Ghee CC, which has a very comfortable capacity of 200 persons. So yes, it is going to be a small convention, hopefully what we lack in size we will make up with vigour! We will have about 15 to 25 GMed table where we have prepared a whole bunch of games from popular tabletop board games to card games to miniatures wargames. We plan to also give away prizes so watch out (and stay till the end) for that! We have made a deliberate attempt to showcase games created in Singapore, so expect to see many local game designers to be present. I will be making the announcement for SOGCon