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.

Wednesday, 29 September 2010

Session Report – 15 September 2010


7 people for a 4 & 3 split.

Over on our table we had Industrial Waste, returning for the first time this year and continuing the record of hitting the table every year since 2003.

From my point of view it was not a particularly happy return as the scores show, it being one of my worst performances at this game, I think it all really went wrong on one round where I was the only one who didn't get a raw materials card at a time when everyone wanted raw materials and in a game when the cost was generally high.

A good performance from Donald in what I believe was his first encounter with the game (certainly here at the club), just losing out to Dave on the money tie breaker.

Posn.
Player
Score
1
Dave F
51
2
Donald
51
3
Mike
44
4
Dave D
31
Next was Thurn & Taxis for the second week, this time Mike was fully aware of the carriage rules but it did not seem to help him much, despite again being the one to end the game.

I think this was another game that was a first for Donald and he went for a policy of building long routes to gain the bonuses for 5,6,7 lengths and probably lost out due to being slow in developing in the carriage race. Another tie break between Donald & Dave (this time for second place) was decided in Donald's favour on this occasion, although I have to say that I think the Thurn & Taxis tie break in the situation when the game ender is not part of the tie is probably the most ridiculous I know of in a game.

Posn.
Player
Score
1
Dave D
21
2
Donald
15
3
Dave F
15
4
Mike
14
On the other table 2 games of World Without End were played, that making 11 plays for the year and it is already easy to see that it is going to be the top played game when I compile the list at the end of the year, certainly based on player time and probably on total games played, unless some filler gets a lot of games before year's end. It is a very good game, but I'm starting to get a yen for some other games. I notice that Mike hasn't had a game of this yet.

The first of these games was very close, the second not so much.

World Without End 80 mins.
Posn.
Player
Score
1
Andrew S
50
2
Steve H
49.5
3
Colin
32.5
World Without End 80 mins.
Posn.
Player
Score
1
Steve H
50.5
2
Colin
44.5
3
Andrew S
42

 

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