I meet a couple of my college buddies for a game day a couple times a year. We usually just buy a couple pre-made Magic decks since we know the mechanics and don’t take the time these days to deck build. I have long dreamed about getting together with them for entire weekend and it seems that this year we will finally get to do a camping trip. Now I’m struggling with how to prepare.
I plan on bringing a pop up canopy with screened-in sides to put over our gaming table mainly so we can play long into the night without too many bugs on us. I’d like to keep my games nice, but humidity alone might be a problem. At this point, I am going to consider any games I bring to be a cost of the trip and if I ruin them or lose pieces, so be it. I’m sure Magic will make it to the table and I also plan on bringing Blood Rage and Inis. I’m looking for some other recommendations, though. There will be three of us.
First, I’ve been considering bringing an epic game. Thus far, I’m debating between Twilight Imperium 4 and whatever the newest version of Sid Meier’s Covilization is. TI4 sounds promising because I’ve heard that for as big and dense as it is, it isn’t a hard game to learn.
Second, I’d love a card game with progression. If I had done this a few years ago, I would have bought and entire Pathfinder Adventure Card game campaign, but recently Arkham Horror showed up. I am really torn between the two for his occasion. On one hand, I really like the RPG character advancement in Pathfinder. I know AH has it to a lesser degree, but can you make a deck that really feels personalized? Also with AH, do I need two base sets if I also get some of the deluxe expansions? For three players would I need multiple copies of the expansions?
I know the question is a little vague because I could theoretically bring any game with me, but does anyone have any experience camping with games? Any recommendations? Any thoughts on the games above?