A nice day, sunny following a day of rain so we could use the sukkah.
Thank you to Jon for bringing a table and chairs, and Crokinole; Eszter for planning and organizing the dinner order; and everyone else for snacks and helping to clean up.
Most played games: Crokinole and Nefarious
Assaf B 26
Tiebreaker is being earlier in turn order. I taught this to them, it takes time to explain well and understand the mechanics. Tzvi took a long time on his turns, which paid off for him. Assaf kept taking guns, though he lost some duels. He took a Mine I wanted, which messed up my plans. Tzvi and Daniel had good building set ups.
Jon 120 Lorenzo 75 Nadine 55
This was played frequently during the day.
Noam and Yochai checked out how to play.
New to Haley and Lorenzo. Ben had a full set of cards plus two others.
New to Avi and Tzvi. Jon compiled a good hand, then just called Havoc for the rest of the game so we couldn’t recruit more cards. I don’t like this type of direct ‘conflict’.
Lorenzo 38 Ben 37 Jon 33 Yael 32 Hailey 28
Jon taught this.
Chaya Bluma 36
First play for CB and Sara.
Isle of Skye
Binyamin S 42
Eszter has played before.
Chaya Bluma 33
Taught by CB.
Chaya Bluma 16
Daniel 28 Chaya Bluma 27 Assaf 25 Ofer and Sara 24
First play for all but CB, who ended with two unmanned large buildings.
Daneil, Assaf B, Aryeh, Yocheved
Chaya Bluma 39 Haley 35 Yael & Sara 30
Chaya Bluma: We all enjoyed a fun game!
Tzvi and Aryeh 1100
Ben and Assaf B 990
Yehiel and Lorenzo 265
Eszter and Binyamin 135
New to Tzvi and Lorenzo
Traders of Osaka
First play for all. An interesting light game with little player control.
Assaf B 117
First play for all but me; they caught on very well. We thought Aryeh was winning, and he came in ahead until we remembered to score the buildings. I was the only one with any points, I had two wilds, for 20 points, which put me ahead by two. Assaf did a good job calculating in advance, but didn’t manage to put about eight of his cards on the table. Aryeh collected and played a lot of cards.
Jon, Ben, Haley, Yael and Lorenzo played one round early on, but stopped when Ben seemed too far ahead. That experience made it easier for Jon to teach it to me and Avi later, I had played once a long time ago but didn’t remember the details. I got 18 points from Traveling, but it wasn’t quite enough, I also had people in the Church, but not much else. Avi did well in the green cube building and had at least 5 trade chips, Jon also had trade chips, and traveled. And died at better times.