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.

Thursday, 2 June 2016

Games Played - 01 Jun 2016

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!!!!!!)

1 comment:

  1. I really liked Aquileia. There's a lot to take in at the beginning but after the first round it makes sense and there is much to think about. Since we were all pretty much new to the game, I think maybe we were missing some of the opportunities to mess up the plans of other players - for example, I can't believe I was allowed to score the same two buildings ten times. Even with all those points, I never felt secure in the lead - I always expect Rachael to have a cunning plan and her lock on the chariot racing was just too good in amassing end-of-game scoring cards. I'd definitely like to have another play and thanks to Lee and Rachael for bringing it along.