Participants: Jon, Yael, Chaya Bluma, Nadine, Haim S, Noam, Shachar
First time visitor Shachar, welcome. This is the last meeting in my apt for a few weeks while I’m on vacation.
Jon 52, Yael 48, Nadine 47
We played with the new prototype that Nadine wants to publish. I think the cards are too small.
Nadine 35, Jon 34, Yael 32
First play for Yael. Nadine doesn’t like the game.
Chaya Bluma 101, Nadine 80, Jon 70, Yael 56
First plays for Chaya Bluma and Yael, first play with more than two players for Nadine. Everyone enjoyed it, but it definitely hurts the brain of people who feel the need to calculate everything out. It’s just too complicated. You have to go on instinct at some point.
My instinct didn’t serve me well. In previous sessions of this game I did somewhat better. I kind of figured already in summer that things weren’t going well, but sometimes I make a comeback. Not enough here, partially because Chaya Bluma (and then the others) took away a few hexes I needed. Nadine seemed to be winning around summer time, but by the end of fall it looked like Chaya Bluma was in the lead. Winter only helped her solidify that lead. Yael was behind a lot come winter, and she caught up a bit but not enough.
Haim 97, Noam 70, Shachar 48
First plays for Noam and Shachar. I taught them the basics, and Haim filled in the rest. Somehow they let him get three of the four SW city scoring spots.