Lords of Waterdeep
Nadine 136 Aaron 135 Jon 96 Yonah 94
First play for Yonah. First time ever that I’ve won this, I usually don’t do well. At the end we thought Aaron would win, but I had more cubes left. I wanted to complete another Quest, which would have cost cubes, I couldn’t get all the one I needed for any of my 3 Quests left because I needed money. I may have picked the wrong color cubes when I picked bonuses, but it’s hard to know which spaces will be left. Instead I bought a building, which gave me points, and I kept my cubes, so there wasn’t much difference. I didn’t start with any of my lord’s Quests, I completed one of them, Jon started with both. I did 6 lord ones, Aaron did 7. I went first, which let me buy a good building, though other people also bought buildings, and when I completed a Quest that gave me a building, there was a good one available. I played fewer Intrigues than the others, but more than I usually play which is zero. Jon was blocked a few times from getting the cubes he needed, but that happened to all of us. We played at a good pace.
Jon 34 Aaron 34 Yonah 31 Nadine 25
A new game of Aaron’s, first play for the rest of us. A very pretty abstract, with colorful 3D trees and wooden leaves. It’s not so easy to see what you’re doing when placing leaves, which where most of the points are usually, and it’s crowded and time-consuming to calculate with 4. Jon got 19 points from tree placement, I was last in both trees and leaves.
Nadine / Aaron 270 Jon / Yonah 130
Yonah hasn’t played much, but he played well. 3 rounds, no Tichus, but Aaron and I went out one two. I had a hand with overlapping bombs, a sequence and fives, but not much else.