Game Day 08/28/08

Game #1

Age of Steam Expansion – Texas, Oklahoma & New Mexico

Winsome’s 2008 Essen pack was shipped early to me. In it was an Age of Steam expansion about Texas and cattle. We tried it out. Of course we got a couple of the rules wrong. But that did not make this game broken. In fact, it made it harder. Which, in my opinion is a good thing. This expansion is designed to make it easier for beginners. There is the normal goods on the board. And there also is a bunch of cattle which can be transported as goods. This is way too many goods for a group of seasoned players. So the mistake of not filling up the new goods section turned this game into a more normal version. With an interesting cattle twist.

Game #2

Suicide Tichu

We finished up with an abbreviated game of Suicide Tichu. This was Marty’s first time and he liked it.

08/28/2008 The scorecard for a game of Tichu

GT or T bet made or lost

This team scored more points than the other or one twoed

GT/T Team #1 GT/T GT/T Team #2 GT/T
MarkH & MikeCh Marty & Jon
T- -100   T+ 300  
    225 T-
  475 T+ T- 125  
T- 370   T+
T+ 470   T-
  415 T- T+