The Games We Play

The Games We Play

A repository of reports on the Wednesday night sessions of the club and anything else related to the club or boardgaming in general, which may be of interest to anyone who may be passing by.

Saturday 3 March 2007

Session Summary - 28 February 2007

There were only 5 of us this week making the average attendance for February of 7 this being inflated by the junior attendance in half term week.

We were joined early on by one of the organisers of the UK Games Expo which is taking place in Birmingham in June. I am ashamed to say that I have forgotten his name, but I gather that he knew Steve from Stourbridge Wargamers so maybe Steve can supply the information. We spent a bit of time discussing our plans for the event and what the idea was.

Following this we introduced Jason to:

Power Grid 120 mins
Player Posn. Points
Steve H 1 16
Dave D 2 15
Mike 3 14+
Jason 4 14
Julian 5 13

Steve is on a roll with Power Grid at the moment and it continued with this game, where it was apparent, a fair way from the end that he was the likely winner. The game was unusual in that a lot of the high value plants came out very early and part way through when the 25 plant was up, I decided that I desperately needed it, worried that as good a plant would not turn up following. The next 8 or 9 (or something like that plant to come up) were all higher numbers, this run culminating in the 30 dropping into Steve's lap at cost price before inevitably the plants in the teens all started appearing. At this point, just as the game had entered Step 2, I found myself in the position of having plant 32 and still it was a lower value than anyone else's highest. The game entered step 3 for the final turn, which allowed us to catch Steve up on capacity, but the purchase prices of the plants meant we couldn't get the cities on the board. Julian, sitting on 4,4,5 capacities was faced with an unfortunate selection when it came his turn to choose a plant on the final turn. Jason, I think suffered from a common first game problem in not realising the importance of capacity increase.

I have updated the files on the stats pages, the most played game of the month was Munchkin, a bot of an aberration due to half term.

See you Wednesday

Dave D

1 comment:

  1. Our visitor was Kevin Townsend, who I hadn't seen since I left Stourbridge Wargamers about 5 years ago. I hope the Expo works out for him.

    I did have uncommon luck in this week's game of Powergrid but I do now play expecting to be competitive in this game. Aside from the power plant luck, I was pleased with one bit of play near the end where I jumped to first order on raw materials and scooped up everything I needed to end the game, which had the useful by-product of squeezing everyone else on price.