Fiasco, Act 1

Tonight was my first time playing Fiasco, which is one of the games I wanted to play this year. My wife and I sat down with our son and two youngest daughters (ages 13 to 17) and made it through Act 1 before it was time for some of the players to get ready for bed.

It was a lot of fun and I can’t wait to get to Act 2 (I think it took a bit longer because we were learning the game). We played the Antarctic playset. The setting is a russian icebreaker being used for tourist runs to the South Pole. We have an alcoholic captain, his sworn enemy the first mate, an eco-terrorist transexual dancer, and two members of a quasi-christian religious sect who believe the second coming will be at the South Pole. After only one act we already have a dead body, an internet feud turned cricket bat assault, and a trained bear running loose on the ship. Good times. I’ll let you know how it turns out.