Participants: Jon, Gili, Nadine, David K, Nati, Yael, Avi, Tal, Nimrod, Eitan
Tal and Nimrod are first time attendees. Avi and Nati came back for their second visit.
Jon+, David, Nadine
I took an early large number that helped me avoid most other cards for the rest of the game. David tried for one too many inside straights.
David 48, Jon 46, Nadine 41
We played this in two parts, stopping to play 7 Wonders between rounds 3 and 4. I suggested this since I hadn’t played in a while. I’m not a fan of the hidden win conditions aspect. But mostly, David kept taking exactly the dice I needed, sometimes – apparently – by accident. For example, I needed a white 3, and he had an extra influence point he needed to spend (to make room for more he was about to get) so he re-rolled the die and got a 6. 6 is better than 3, unless you need that number exactly for adding a cube to the 3rd column in the castle.
I also forgot about a few of the rules before play, and so missed a few opportunities for better plays.
Gili, Yael, Nati, Avi
First play of this co-op by everyone. They lost. Gili said it was somewhat frustrating.
Gili 36, Yael 35, Nati 25, Avi 23
They included the expansion cards. First play for some of them.
These guys came late, and someone was supposed to come (turned out that he had already come and I hadn’t noticed). I taught them this filler and they played until my roommate Eitan showed up and convinced one of them to play Chess.
I didn’t see how this went.
Tal 66, Jon, David, Nadine, Nimrod
I taught this to Tal and Nimrod. Tal ended at least 10 points ahead of anyone else, which was amazing. Nadine and I did science. Tal had a complete military set, and I started out with some too, but David on my right built more than I did. In the end he misplayed and lost the last military battle to mine. I had a smattering of other things as well. Nimrod’s points were all in blue cards.