I played in what was probably my worst game of St. Petersburg for some time, never being able to get my engine working properly and feeling I wasn't making enough money in either the worker or aristocrat phase. Why this was is difficult to pin down, although clogging up my hand with the Academy at the beginning and picking Debtor's Prison instead of Observatory on round 1 might have had something to do with it. I also might have had a few more points from a relatively early Textile Factory if not for seeing Gordon picking up a couple of Shepherds in front of me.
Bob lead for a great deal of but lost out at the end due to missing out on the final Aristocrat scoring, Jonathan, in his first game picking up the strategy well, took victory over Gordon having scored slightly better over the course of the game (both of them having 10 aristocrat types) while I just scraped third having 9 aristocrats and 4 points for money over Bob's 4 aristocrats.
Also played was Suburbia, which was new to Steve and (I think) Chris. I gather Steve wasn't too impressed with the game. The other "long" game was Relic, FFGs Warhammer 40K game based on the Talisman mechanics. I did not know this game was actually a cooperative until Wednesday night. Mike was killed part was through and joined and joined the Suburbia table to play Hanabi. Both of the evening's coop games ended up being lost.
Next up is our seconds Saturday Games Day tomorrow.
Full results as follows.
|Saint Petersburg - 120 Mins.|
|Suburbia - 100 Mins.|
|Relic - 150 Mins.|
|Hanabi - 30 Mins.|