Participants: Jon, Elijah, Michael
Ah, the low attendance days of summer. Hopefully soon to be over. On the other hand, Michael (Elijah’s father) was able to attend, when he usually can’t.
Elijah 26, Michael 21, Jon 17
First play for Michael.
Kingdoms: Village, Smithy, Market, Secret Chamber, Swindler, Wishing Well, Baron, Bridge, Sea Hag, Outpost
For some reason, though I draw randomly from all 77 kingdoms, I have yet to pull more than 2 cards from Seaside for any game, and usually it’s 1 card.
This game went slowly, and we ended by running out of three decks: Village, Market, and curses.
I thought that Village / Smithy / some Markets would do well, but, in fact, I rarely ever got to more than 4. I eventually got some Markets, but it was no use. Somehow, Elijah killed with Baron and Bridge, while even Michael outdid me with a Baron and an Outpost.
Elijah 34, Jon 30, Michael ??
Kingdoms: Bureaucrat, Market, Adventurer, Steward, Baron, Ironworks, Upgrade, Treasury, and two others.
I thought I had a good chance of winning this one, taking Steward to trash away everything but the silvers I got from Bureaucrat. After that, I trashed all my other cards, including my Ironworks which seemed to have no particular use. But I ended up with the same number of Provinces that Elijah had, while he still have his Estates. Treasure is a no-brainer over Market. I don’t remember what Elijah took, however.
Jon 9, Elijah 8, Michael 6
First play for Michael. We played to one less than the recommended end point, as usual.
Michael made the mistake of building a temple too close to me, even after given fair warning. I sacked it, and he played catch-up the rest of the game. Elijah and I pretty much raced each other the rest of the game, but I was positioned for the clinching points quicker than he was.