Mike, Bob & I played a couple of games that have not been played recently, the first of these being Acquire which is a perennial favourite that has been played in every year but one since 2003, the last time being in March last year. This game (played using the 1999 edition) built to a situation with all 7 chains on the board before the first merger occurred causing consolidation which would lead to the end although 1 or 2 chains would reform along the way before that happened. Mike won, having the majority in the safe Phoenix chain at the end. I had a majority in the second safe chain (Sackson), while Bob was second in each and did well out the merger of the reformed Quantum chain before the end.
The second game was Factory Manager, which I thought might interest Bob with his Power Grid addiction. We played this a number of times when it first appeared at the end of 2009 and once the following year, but have not played at the club since. I thought from memory that the scores seemed a bit low, but looking back they seem to be on a par with the other recorded games. This ended up as another win for Mike, who had a good week to set against the bad one which Matt commented on last week.
Also played was Tzolk'in, Greed, the latest from Donald X. Vacarino (I hope it's better than Kingdom Builder) and Legendary: Villains, which I know is another Marvel deck building game, but I'm not sure whether it's a different game or just the same game as the original but simply transposing the heroes and villains.
At the end of the evening, Mark & I played a quick game of Guillotine, while he was waiting for his lift. This does actually make a very good (if fairly mindless) 2 player filler for occasions like this.
All the results follow.
|Acquire - 75 Mins.|
|Legendary: Villains - Marvel Deck Building Game - 120 Mins.|
|Tzolk'in: The Mayan Calendar - 120 Mins.|
|Factory Manager - 75 Mins.|
|Greed - 30 Mins.|
|Guillotine - 15 Mins.|