Participants: Jon, Yoshi, Nadine, Yael
Magic: The Gathering
Yoshi brought some pre-constructed decks. I played and lost twice.
This is nearly the same game as Magic the Gathering, except that there are no mana costs. Each player can spend 1 coin each round, and all cards cost either 1 or 0 coins to play. You can only play creatures on your turn. All cards are either creatures or instants. Also, you can attack as many times as you want to; each creature you have can only attack once per turn, and all attackers attack as a group. Each creature can only defend once per turn. A creature can attack or use its special ability, not both. A defender can defend and also use its special ability.
That’s about it. There are four colors, whose entire purpose it to limit abilities of cards to affect only a quarter of the cards being cast or in play. Your job is to knock your opponent down from 30 to 0 points.
Yoshi beat me again.
Jon 9, Nadine 8, Yael 5
First play for Yael. We played to one less points than suggested. Nadine gave me a run for the money. She claims I won because I went first, but we played out the same number of turns each, and I was still one round ahead of her.
Jon 20, Nadine 16, Yael 15
First play for Yael. Our twists were that 5 coins equaled one point, and you got to take $2 if the invention you played was a higher point value than any of your previous inventions.