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 23 November 2013

Games Played 20 November 2013

This was the first meeting at out new venue, the Stag & Three Horseshoes, with 11 people in attendance and expressing favourable first impressions. The extra space is great, although we did learn that there is a right way to lift the tables when moving them.

Although the place had changed, the games were very much the usual suspects being (as at this moment 5 of the top 6 games played this year), although going on longer. We have more available time in the new place and in this case the last players didn't leave until around 11:30. If this is the regular situation, then the recorded player hours are going to rise regardless of whether we get more people or not.

The Power Grid game was played on the Baden-Wuttemberg board at Mike's request. I didn't build on the last turn, knowing I was guaranteed second place regardless and I couldn't build above 16, which would make no difference if Mike could end the game and would give a player order adavantage over him for the following turn if he couldn't. As it happens he could. I think I lost a chance of winning early on when I felt I was forced to buy an extra plant (#28), I wouldn't normally have done so but there was a genuine chance that coal would be exhausted, meaning that I couldn't run plant 25.

The game of San Juan was very close, Mike scoring heavily with Guild Hall and a bit in the Harbour, Steve had the Cathedral and also a Harbour, while I scored with City Hall and a large amount of cards stashed in the Bank.

Power Grid - 120 Mins.
2Dave D13
4Steve W12
San Juan - 45 Mins.
2Steve W39
3Dave D39
Tzolk'in: The Mayan Calendar - 150 Mins.
2Mark R62
4Mark W43
Lords of Waterdeep - 120 Mins.
1Dave F209
2Steve H156
3Andy T136
Saint Petersburg - 60 Mins.
1Steve H113
2Andy T109
3Dave F83

1 comment:

  1. Dave and Mike did a great job finding us a new venue. There is plenty of parking, bright light, comfortable seats, sensible tables and enough space for as many as two dozen gamers.

    This was my first playing of Tzolkin with the expansion and I was impressed. Actually I expect to play with the expansion every time now even with new players. We didn't add the quick actions, I think I'll save these for 5 player games.