Craig Massey wrote:
> And there are several that were played for the first time that I want
> to explore more. Alexandros is one of those that needs more
> exploring, but the game really hurts my head. In my one playing of
> it, I had the hardest time seeing the board and trying to come up
> with a reasonable move. I can't often be accused of slow play and
> over analyzing, but this game just killed me. If this happens during
> the second play, I'll have to avoid it because I was really
> irritating myself.
Our group botched the first playing because I confused several rules.
The second attempt went much better, although one player called it "an
exercise in frustration." I really admire the gameplay, though, and
although choices on moving Alexander are sometimes limited, you can
usually set up the board and cards to your advantage.
So far I enjoy Alexandros even more than Clans and Cartagena, both of
which I'd play at any time. Hope your second play goes smoother....
W. Eric Martin - TwoWriters.net