One hundred plays of 46 different games shouldn’t feel like I’ve had a barren board gaming month. Yet, strangely I do. A free month of movies on the telly box and a busy work schedule has meant that I just haven’t played as much as I would like. With ten plays of Similo, nine plays of Kites and six plays of One Night Ultimate Werewolf logged, it shows what sort of gaming month I’ve had. There was an epic Instagrammer meet up this month, but even then, light to medium games got to the table most. Other than that, visiting less gamery friends was our weekend plans. I’m not glum about this, we had a blast but my game of the month reflects what I’ve been playing.
I played Wavelength when I first got it. I remember we were outside and it was fun, but it didn’t grab me. It went onto a shelf and there it languished for two years. This month it got dusted off when I grabbed it as I was walking out the door to a friend’s house. We played it and had an absolute blast! So much so we played it back-to-back and then the following week took it to another friends and had a similarly entertaining time with it.
Wavelength is a team party game with a really cool gimmick. You will take it in turns to be clue giver and guessers. As clue giver you will choose a topic, such as Hot and Cold. You’ll then look at the dial secretly and pick a word that will hopefully get your team to work out where on the scale the points are. The opposing team are also involved as they have to work out whether the dial is actually higher or lower than the guess. Beyond that though, this party game sparks conversation as people interpret different things in different ways. As such you will dissect where a slightly deflated football should be on a scale of hardness with hilarious results!
It’s been nice to rediscover Wavelength and that’s why its my game of the month for April!