Another trip up to South Oklahoma. We started with a quick filler. I usually press my luck too far in the first few rounds, and this game was no exception. In fact, the first few rounds were brutal! Many disasters came out and not many gems came out.
So, as usual, Ed and I were behind and had to press our luck even more. And fortunately for me, I received some huge payouts and escaped before it was too late. And this game me the win.
Ahhh, the sweet smell of another brand new Settlers game. I could have played this at BGG.con, but I resisted the temptation since I knew Ed had a copy. This game is probably the least settlers like after Candamir. I think that the new mechanics
soften the harsh dice rolls but remove it too much from the original Settlers feel. In this game, my starting numbers hit a lot. So I felt more in the game. In fact, it was a close game between myself, Mike, and Kevin. I probably should not have
spent four gold to protect one of my positions and instead went for victory points. I do still like this game though even with the new changes.
While we were waiting for the other tables to finish up, we broke out another clay game. I really don’t like the new rules to this game since there are two rolls that can hurt you and help everyone else. At least I was able to make yet another flat
It has been a long time since I have played this game. Too long in fact. I feel that this game should be getting more play time than it currently does. In this game, I was the only person who had played it before. So, of course, I won it since you
need to play it once before you start to get the hang of the strategy that you need.
Die Schlacht der Dinosaurier
Ahhh, the dinosaurs have returned! This is a light and fun dice fest of a game. We played it with two player teams and my mission was to fight Tim for dominance! And the dice were with me in this game. My velociraptors (“velo crapters”) were
slaughterhouses and took out many of enemy-Tim dinos. One particular brutal lucky roll of mine was a 37 (plateosaurus) vs 36 (T-rex). I probably should have taken Tim out quicker for the win. But I let him live and he killed off Lauren for the win.
And to finish it off, we played Vampire. I am starting to play this more now that Russcon is over and I don’t feel like this game is always being suggested. Towards the end, I needed one yellow card for a strong score. But I was unlucky and could not
draw it at all.