A really good turn out this week with 13 in attendance, we broke into 3 groups of 5-4-4
Lee, Rach, Rob, James and myself broke out Aquileia, this was new to the club and had been played only once before
After a recheck of the rules (and after enjoying that new cardboard smell) we were good to go, Rob raced into an early lead and his 'build then income placement' strategy worked really well, early signs looked like he couldn't be caught.........but.............BOOM!!!! Out of nowhere, and skillfully played, Rach was able to benefit from a huge end of game score due to holding multiple scoring cards and buildings of matching colour, Rach was able to pip Rob at the death with a huge final score
On the last round James was able to build some additional buildings and pull off a high scoring last move, Lee went all out for 'slave' cards which paid off towards the end and as for me - well as little said the better - damn you dice rolls!!!!!!!!
We ended the night with the classic Love Letter, Rach stormed into a 2 point lead but James pulled it out the bag with some good card play just pipping her to post with 3 points
Good fun!!! (apart from my dice rolls!!!!!!)