Photo Log: Playing Fury of Dracula in a Public House

Playing Fury of Dracula (1987 version) at Royal Navy Volunteer Kings Street – draws a small audience and ignites the delight of boardgames in adult faces

playing Fury of Dracula (1987 version) at Royal Navy Volunteer Kings Street Marlboro Man, Bufty Grifter and Gothic Tom - photo by David J Rodger

Marlboro Man, Bufty Grifter and Gothic Tom – photo by David J Rodger

It was a Saturday night and I had spent ALL day at my computer inside the Sky Bunker. By time evening swung round I was almost dribbling brain matter. Quick shower and a ride into town whilst broadcasting a text to people: “who is up for a game of Fury of Dracula?”

/// Responses from these three ///

Managed to find a whole table despite the Saturday night crowds, even had a small audience at one point – adults with that sparkle of memory of younger days behind their eyes, watching us having so much fun, unabashed geekery. Be great to see them go home and dig out some old games – or buy new ones – and see the tradition continue to grow.

This game. I played Dracula. Traversing Victorian Europe in secret (I move my piece behind a screen) whilst the others played vampire hunters, joining forces and tactics to throw a net around me and kill me. Tom, the barsteward managed to throw Johnathan Harker against me with crucifix and knife, slashing, stabbing and burning me down close to blood death. Very fun game and surprisingly brimming with Gothic atmosphere despite being in a noisy pub. The game literally drew us into another world. Brilliant fun.

LINKS:

  • Expansion pack for traditional FoD rules – (download)
  • Photo Log: Newcastle – The Wild Trapeze, Tynemouth Pier, Cumberland Arms and Fury of Dracula (click)
  • Photo: playing Fury of Dracula (1987) with Francis Ford Coppola’s movie Dracula in background (click)

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