Aaron 97, Jon 91, Roy 82, Nimrod 82
First play for Aaron, Roy and Nimrod, good job Aaron!
David 18 18 +33 Gili 18 18 +24 Nadine 18 18 +10 Haim 18 16
Haim has less experience playing Power Grid, and this was his and Gili’s first time playing with the 4 top cards of the deck exposed. Haim only built to 16 cities. David won by less than usual. During Step 1, David built away from me instead of blocking me. On the last round both Gili and I upgraded plants to increase our capacity from 17 to 18, David already had 18. We were all able to build to 18, but David still had more money. We played on the US board on the East coast, as usual.
Nadine F+, Noam, Colin
First play for Colin.
David / Jon 1060, Haim / Nadine 40
Jon and David are better players, but this was mostly luck with great cards. I called Tichu first hand with 3 Aces, Jon had the cards to block me, but the score was only 30 to -30. After that they went out first and second several times, and made Tichus and GTs. When Haim had a good hand and called Tichu, both Jon and David had red flush bombs, and went out first and second. By the end, Haim and I were glad to at least reach a positive score.
We met at Jon’s new place, which looks great for game days, with a huge balcony overlooking Jerusalem.
Avi 21 – 6 15
Haim 5 – 2 3
Nadine 7+4 11
Nadine 159, Avi 151, Haim 110, Denis 91
First play for Denis, Avi and Haim had played once a while ago.
Jon 148, David 141, Colin 68
First play for Colin.
Haim and David 470, Avi, Nadine, Jon 930
Jon, David and I took turns switching out.
Colin 311, Jon 228, David 177
Lords of Waterdeep
David 154 Jon 121 Haim 109 Colin 86
1000+ to 70
Jon and Colin, David and Haim
David: We had an amazing night. All the high cards were by us.
Jon: 165 to 35, 265 to 35, 400 to 0, and then 200 to 0. 4 hands.
– Jon 6/26
I had a strong deck. David’s was 4 colors which only worked when he got good mana distribution. I think I should have taken him out 2 to 3, but I very quickly lost the third game to my own mana screwage.
Lorenzo 85, Haim 82, Nadine F 81, Jon 80
Lorenzo did both quick unlocking and quick building and also managed to get to 8 cards first. He nearly blew us away completely, but he was stuck with two cards he could not play at the end. I don’t know where I went wrong. It looked like Nadine F was not doing so great since she had fewer cards, but she had more money and a point generator with money.
David+, Jon, Noam, Sharon
Settlers was David, Colin, Noam, and Sharon. Sharon is Haim’s fiance. Noam is Nadine F’s son. Colin had never played.
David taught his Settlers group how to play Tichu. Gentes took a very long time.
– Jon 6/19
I played a BGU deck against David and barely lost to his GB. I had all the flyers, but he had a swampwalker. In the second game, I swapped B out for W which eliminated his swampwalker and some other cards he had against B, as well as enhancing some of my cards that synergized better with W. David did most of the damage to himself with a banshee taking out many of my flying threats, but eventually he didn’t have enough life to lose. We had pretty comparable deck power in both games, so good games. After Magic, David and I drove to Maale Adumim to play with Avi .
Jon 88ish, Avi 72, David 70
2nd play for David and Avi. I won but I still don’t know what I am doing. David was convinced that his very first move was so bad that it was no is for him to continue. But we did and he scored nearly the same as Avi as you can see. I think we played all the rules right this time.
I went last so I picked my first cards first. They had some synergy and they determined what else I should take. I had some money each round – sometimes too little, but some. And one building in each area. And then I made sure to play cards every round. I got two of the ones that removed locks, which helped. But I can’t really say for sure, yet, as I am not sure what the best way to go is. David apparently mistimed a move and had one too few spaces in both first ad second round to play cards.
[1:15 PM, 6/13/2019] Yehuda Berlinger: Avi got to all buildings first, I got to all cards, and David got to all workers.
Jon 158 David 156 Avi 132
I picked this a a brainless final game. I had bad luck, o had good luck, I had bad luck, I had good luck. Avi blocked me, Avi didn’t block me. I played the starvation strategy and won. Davod showed how a good food base will kill the starvation strategy if the game goes on long enough, so a starver has to remember to also end the game earlier.
– Jon, 6/12
Avi 97, David 95, Nadine 84, Jon 81
First play for all except Jon who played a few years ago. A super deluxe edition of the game nice high quality pieces including cool metal coins. We made minor errors with the rules and the usual mistakes on a first play. I had more buildings and fewer cards, people and cards seems to be the best strategy, especially with cards that unlock and have extra actions. It’s hard to control cards to get the right synergy, David could double the money action several times per turn for example, and my initial card gave me money. The game is interesting with good choices. It is hard to figure out which cards you’ll be able to fulfill and how to do it, which slows things down, and you don’t know which actions will be available.
Jon: We played the Hometowns slightly incorrect. On each round, each Hometown can be used once. On each turn within a round, a Hometown enables you to use either of the two bonuses, not both. The cube is to mark the Hometown as being used, not the bonus.
Jon / David 455, Nadine / Avi 245
We didn’t play a whole game.
We played this new game sent to Jon by the designer. Nice cards and game for a small box. A bit similar to Among the Stars, but it seemed more complicated with too many options, and we weren’t sure about the rotation mechanic. We stopped before finishing.
Jon Colin 980, David Nadine 120
Best new Tichu player. We played 5 rounds, David called and made Tichu once, otherwise they went out 1 2 on a GT and with no Tichu called, plus another Tichu, I think also 1 2. No bombs.
Princes of Florence
David 76, Nadine 64, Jon 62
David had 4 Jesters and played 7 Professions, Jon had 2 and played 6 Professions, I only got a Jester for the last round, and played 5 Professions. Jon and I had 2 Prestige cards, David had one. We all agreed that my strategy of not spending money wasn’t a good one, on the other hand I beat Jon.