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.

Monday 30 April 2007

Session Summary - 25 April 2007

A somewhat delayed posting of the play last Wednesday. We welcomed back Gordon and Steve P for the first time in a while and hope they will not remain strangers, we actually got to break even on the room hire.

Onto the games

Big City 70 mins
Steve H170
Dave D261
Steve P360
Dave C536

It's been a fair time since this was last on the table. Steve was able to get a good early lead by building a triple residence next to the street car line and was never in any danger after that. I just edged Steve P in the close battle for second place while Dave was a distant fifth having altruistically built City Hall and started the street car, to the benefit of the rest of us. There was a general agreement that this is the sort of game that is probably better with fewer players, due to the loss of control due to the massive changes that can take place between turns. See attached picture.

Next onto a game that I think is best with more players.

Citadels 80 mins
Dave C224
Steve P322
Steve H418
Dave D515

A comfortable win for Gordon. I did try to stop him by trying an assassination on the last turn, but deciding that it was a choice between the King and the Warlord, I picked the wrong one. I was handicapped by only seeming to draw building of value 4 or more and only got 4 down by the end of the game. Oh Well.

I have updated the stats pages for April

Until Wednesday


  1. I had a great time thanks. These were two slightly lighter games, both Big City and Citadels can work with gamers or with the family. I have been a bit off with Citadels in the past when played "seriously" preferring it played at the speed the kids race through it. Tonight it worked just fine, possibly me winning influenced my change of heart.

  2. Big Cities did suffer from having the full five players; I think it works best with three (or possibly four). I was trying to build the Shopping Mall, which would have put me back well in contention; I had the sites and the required adjacent buildings -except- a special building. And I could not get the right site to build the needed building. Also, two churches were built (it's rare to see one AIR)

    As per Gordon's comment; I too think Citadels should be played quickly; some analysis pays off but a lot can be done during other players turns.

    However, remember: - its not the winning that's important, it's the taking part. Rubbish! It's the winning. Every time.:)