Participants: Jon, David, Haim Gurov (1), Nadine, Gili, Nati, Preston, Elad, Haim Ginsburg (2), Shira
Haim and Shira usually can’t come Wed nights, but found time to join us tonight.
Magic: The Gathering
David continues his winning streak. I drafted a deck with many flyers and a scant amount of delaying and creature control. David drafted big creatures and a scant amount of direct damage. I was hampered during the game by lack of the right mana, and not quite enough of it. Possibly I may have been able to win the second game, but we didn’t have much time left before the others would arrive.
Haim Gu 65, David 64, Jon 63, Nadine 49
First play for Haim Gu, and the others hadn’t played in a while. It’s a pretty quick game. Nadine’s strategy during the first phase was to always bid unless she was out of money. Haim’s strategy during the second phase was to play his houses in order from least to most expensive.
David 136, Jon 110, Preston 75
Second play for David, first for Preston. We played through the first phase, by which point I was ahead in income and behind in population. David was looking unsatisfied with his progress, and asked to restart, which we were all willing to do.
This time David shot ahead in income and basically smoked us throughout the game.He captured the tile that keeps his reputation from dropping on the population track, and he also captured two out of the three public bonuses. He didn’t get his hidden bonus – both of us did, and they were each worth 20 points – but, as you can see, that didn’t matter.
At the end, they both said they liked it.
Haim Gu 37, Gili 37, Elad 27, Nati 24
First play for some of them.
Shira 129, Nadine 105, Haim Gi 102
First play for Shira and Haim. Good job, Shira.
I taught this to David, struggling to remember the rules which I was getting confused with Honeymoon Bridge. Eventually I figured them out, and we played two hands. David won the first hand by a small amount and the second one by a larger amount.
Dixit Odyssey + expansions
David+, Jon, Nadine, Haim Gi, Shira
Something to do as the evening closes. David and I ended up in front, at 31 points each. We played one more round and David scored an extra point.