Tag Archive | strange synergy

Happy Fourth!

Josh, Roy, Erik, Mory, Gili, Eszter, Binyamin (her son), Nadine, Moshe, Kate, Emily

Except for Moshe, who works with America, the large crowd was a coincidence.

It’s Alive

Nadine 41, Gili 36, Binyamin and Eszter 31, Josh 29

We went from  two to three then four players during the first round as people arrived. Advanced game, I finished first for once. First play for Josh.

Tribune

Kate+, Nadine, Erik

First play for Erik. Kate and I tied with the 4 winning conditions, though she actually had five, and won on points, Erik had three. Kate and Erik didn’t totally get the either or on the higher cards or total. I got purple on the first round with a zero, I also had a zero in the red. Everyone got two factions first round.

Revolution

Place order: Moshe, Mory, Roy, Josh

Strange Synergy

Same players as Revolution, Josh won.

Kingdom of Solomon

Emily 143, Eszter 129, Gili 123, Binyamin 109

Emily brought this and taught it, first play for everyone else. Worker placement on what Emily says is an inaccurate map of ancient Israel.

Lo Ra

Kate 58, Erik 36, Nadine 26

First play for Erik, who caught on to the strategy well. Kate had around 16 menorahs, and despite our efforts we couldn’t stop her from getting candles. A lot of disasters showed up, Kate used the ark to cancel some. Slow on the auction tiles the first two rounds; the third round went super quickly.

Citadels 

Moshe 28, Josh 18

Josh brings a whole duffle bag of games.

Yaniv

Emily 133, Eszter 125, Gili 119, Binyamin 103

They played 10 rounds.

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A Winning Bonfire Night for Mory

Gili, Sara, Elisheva, Nadine, Eszter, Josh, Mory, Yardena

Josh brought two more gamers. I don’t know what happened in the games I didn’t play, though it sounds like experience helped Mory. It’s erev Lag B’Omer, which non-gamers celebrate with large bonfires.

Kill Dr. Lucky

Mory+, Josh, Gili, Yardena

Strange Synergy

Mory+, Josh, Gili, Yardena

Agricola

Nadine 29, Elisheva 28, Sara 27, Eszter 19

First play for everyone except me. Experience helps here, but not so much against Elisheva and Sara who are good at catching onto new games. Sara didn’t get a food engine until she bought a Fireplace near the end; she got 8 bonus points for cards. Elisheva got a field everytime someone else plowed. Eszter played cards that gave her bonus resources each round, Sara had that for food. I had good synergy with my cards, getting 2 extra grain for taking grain, and I could bake bread when I plowed a field. We all ended with at least 5 negative points. Everyone liked the game, but not as much as better games like Puerto Rico.