Tag Archive | tichu

Bunnies and Critters

Smile

Nadine S 15, Haim 8, Noam 8, Yael 6, Nadine-Jon 5

A new cute filler game, with similarities to No Thanks.

Bunny Kingdom

Lorenzo 157, Haim 123, Jon 120, Nadine 111

We were surprised that Lorenzo won. The game seems to have to much luck, but we’re all willing to try it again and see. Lorenzo used a fish strategy which helped him win. One of Haim’s new games.

Lords of WaterDeep

Zvi 110, Yael 108, Nadine S 105, Noam 94

First play for everyone except Yael; Jon taught it.

Tichu

Jon / Haim 1040 Nadine / Lorenzo 660

Nadine: It was pretty much a learning game for Lorenzo, he hasn’t played much, but he is improving. On my first Tichu I had a straight and an Ace, Haim and Lorenzo went out after me. Jon had a good Tichu hand with two Aces and the Dragon and two straights, and he didn’t get to play a single card. I probably would have still beaten him even if he had called Tichu. Jon called Tichu a few more times, they had better cards than we did. When they were over 900 and we were below 300, I called Grand Tichu twice in a row, and then Lorenzo called it. The first one I only had the Dragon, and got an Ace. Lorenzo passed me a king. Jon called Tichu, he had a good hand, and knew I called on nothing. I managed to make it with Lorenzo’s help. I made the next one also, I had a better hand with a long straight, even though Lorenzo again passed me a king. Lorenzo missed his Tichu, he had too many low cards, but it was a good try.

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Suburban Belgian Skulls

Jon explained Magic to Haim before we started playing. Haim is back from the US with new games for Jon to figure out how to play.

Skull

Nadine S+, Haim, Gili, Jon, Nadine

Light and pretty

Suburbia

Zvi 114, Gili 108, Haim 76

Gili thought she was ahead until the final scoring. First play for Zvi

Bruges

Jon 41, Nadine 38, Nadine S 34

First play for Nadine S, who is from Belgium and wanted to try it.

Tichu

Jon/Nadine S1010 Haim/Nadine 690

Nadine: It would have been closer if Haim had called Tichu the two times he had good hands and went out first. I made two GTs; Jon did a good job blocking one of my regular Tichus – he called Tichu when I had two cards left, Ace and Dragon, he bombed my long straight and went out, he would have even if I had played differently. Nadine S, my RHO, had called a 2 on a straight including the 1. Then she played a full house with 3 10’s. I had two 2’s, and a bomb of jacks. I realized that I at least needed to ask if I had to play, which I did, so I used my bomb. We hadn’t played in a while. Second time for Nadine S who needed a review and advice. I was following the second World Cup semifinal on my phone, Croatia came back to beat England 2-1.

Farming and Canals

Agricola

Jon 45  Aaron 27  Zvi 22

First play for Aaron and Zvi.

Bruges

Haim 51  Gili 45  Lorenzo 40  Nadine 36

First play for Haim and Lorenzo, who liked the game. Very few 5s and 6s rolled, but all of us except Gili lost 3 points to negative chips.

Tichu

Aaron, Zvi/Jon 1000+  Nadine, Haim around 0

Nadine: I even made a GT, but also missed one that I possibly should have made, but Jon had a good hand to set me. First play for Zvi, he caught on really well, made Tichus mostly on his own, had bombs in his first and third hands.

The Castle

Caylus

Jon 86  Aaron 82  Haim 43

Aaron and Haim’s first play. Haim didn’t realize how important the castle was.

Five Tribes

Nadine 186, Gavriel 158, Zvi 143

Nadine: First play for them. I had 9 cards and most yellows. Gavriel spent a lot of time thinking and optimizing, and made good moves. Only 2 Jinns were bought. They liked the game.

Tichu

Haim Nadine+, Jon Aaron

Jon and Aaron were teaching Gavriel.

Whiskey

Clans of Caledonia

Nadine 170 Whiskey, *Aaron 154 Market, Haim 150 Deltas, Jon 115 High Shipping, Extra guy

*Aaron misused his clan so Haim really came in second. First play for Haim.

Tichu

Jon, Nadine+  Aaron, Haim

Nadine: I made 2 GTs. On another hand, Jon passed me an Ace, I had a good hand and passed him the dog. He called Tichu, he had planned to before passing the Ace. I was surprised but figured he had a reason, and we went out 1 2.

Airports

Suburbia

Jon 122, Nadine 97, Haim 82, Nadine S 78

I got points from the most airports goal, same as last time I played. Jon is really good at the planning for this game, I don’t find it very interesting / or the planning is too hard. Nadine S and I were competing for the most contiguous lakes.

Tichu

First play for Nadine S. We stopped before finishing.

More 5-player PR

Puerto Rico

Nadine 34 17 8 59, Jon 20 23 13 56.10, Aaron 28 17 5 56.5, Nadine S 22 17 7 46, Haim 27 13 0 40  (Buildings, Shipping, Bonus, Total)

5-player Puerto Rico again, and I won again, and not on a tie, after last time seeming like a fluke. Seating: Jon, Nadine, Haim, Aaron, Nadine S. Beforehand Haim switched places with me because Jon said second is the worst position; Jon offered to switch but I said I want to win as second. He gave the least experienced players corn. I had factory, wharf, 3 corns, 1 indigo, 1 tobacco behind Jon, and managed to get Customs House. Jon had 2 big buildings including Guild Hall.

Tichu

Aaron Nadine 1000+, Jon Haim 505

We had much better cards and won in a few rounds.