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We were going to try to play a full game of Heaven and Ale, but we ended up being 5 players.

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Yonah 9  Gili 13  Jon 17  Nadine a lot more


Jon 118  Gili 86  Aaron 83  Nadine 78  Yonah 74

First play for Yonah, Aaron hasn’t played much. Gili likes the game a lot and is good at it; Jon played well. He had 5 villages, Gili had 4, the rest of us 2. I did fruit, including the fruit god, but I could tell it wouldn’t be enough. In order to get double fruits, I couldn’t get many round points. Gili and Yonah had extra points for ropes, but only one or two. Jon and Gili had boats and the boat gods, but only single. It was the first time I didn’t take any boats, I guess not a good idea, and I usually don’t do fruit.



Frankenstein (It’s Alive, Candle Quest)

Nadine S 50  Nadine 50  Yonah 45  Aaron 33

I finished my board first, with no money left. We all expected Yonah to go out first because he had a lot of cards, but some were duplicates. First play for Yona and Nadine S. The 2019 Invedars version of Jon’s game.

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Yonah -2  Aaron 19  Jon 20  Nadine S 21  Nadine 36

Nadine S 13 Nadine 14 Yonah 17  Aaron 29  Jon 63

First play for Yonah and Nadine S. They got good combinations, especially Yonah who had at least 6 cards in a row.

Heaven and Ale

Jon Nadine Aaron Yonah

We started late so only played half the game. Jon was in a good board movement position, and Aaron had tons of money. I feel like there’s not enough control, though I know that’s not true once you understand the game.


Noam  Avishag  Nadine S

They also started late and stopped halfway through.


Aaron had the good idea of teaching this to Yonah while Jon was teaching Village. It was nice to play in person, even if it was only 2 rounds. Second hand I had a six card bomb to the King that I didn’t notice til after I passed Jon my Ace, he passed the Phoenix. We played a round or two, then Aaron called Tichu, and I called right after him, playing a Jack. I had the bomb, low six card straight with the Phoenix, and a ten. I passed a few more rounds, Jon got the Dragon out though it didn’t matter to me because I didn’t have any Aces. I played my ten, bomb, and went out. It turns out Aaron couldn’t go over my straight, Jon went out after me.

Trains and Tracks


David++ Jon+

Jon: We built sealed decks. I barely lost the first, easily won the second, and easily lost the third.

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L+, Jon, Yitzhak

Ticket to Ride

Assaf+, L, Yitzhak

They liked it, though L said he prefers more strategic games.


David 162, Nadine 149, Jon 116

First play for Jon and David, second for me. Everyone liked it, I think it’s balanced with different paths to victory. David and I traveled more than Jon did. Jon did well with money, but was behind in the tracks. I was low on money and guards the whole game, but ended up ahead in purple and green which I hadn’t realized give higher bonuses; I had fewer voyages than the others, but hit the two level III monastaries. David analyzed more than we did, which Jon complained about, but it paid off. And I think will decrease in future plays. David had the best automatic bonuses from cards, Jon also had some, I only had one the whole game, a 1-coin discount. The two currencies didn’t bother me now that I’m familiar with them.

Thank Clank


Jon 88, Shay 117, Denis 101, Gili 91

Shay: I had a lucky day,and I am also good at evaluating cards in this type of game. Gili had a lot of tomes
Jon: I died one turn before my escape, about 3 turns before the game ended. I had the 10 and 30 amulets, but even with the extra 20 points I would not have won. I didn’t do badly, everyone else did better.


Jon+, Gili

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Denis 26, Gili, Jon
Shay+, Jon, Denis
Denis+, Shay, Jon



I lose Hawaii again but win Dominion

Welcome to Colin and Avinoam!


Jon 9, Cliff 6, Colin 5

New to Cliff and Colin. Jon almost always wins anyway.

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Jon, Colin, Cliff

New to Colin and Cliff.


Gili 119,  Avinoam 100, Nadine 86

New to Avinoam who liked it, and did well. He had one long row, then added and another at the end and managed to finish it, partly to add fruits for the end game fruit scoring, and he had two of the fruit bonus tiles. Gili had the arrows tile, and finished the last 4 rows. I had all rows and lots of tikis, but not much else, and didn’t compete for round points.


Nadine 33, Gili 30, Jon 23, Avinoam 20

I mostly got gold and took a Rabble, which hurt the others. Gili also took one, which hurt me. There was not a good selection of cards overall. Avinoam went through his whole deck almost every turn, but couldn’t buy enough victory cards. Jon took Estates when he couldn’t get a Province, he got 2 of those. I had 4 Province and 2 Duchys. Gili had good cards and would have won if she could have gotten the last Province before Avinoam.