RE: [Unity_Games] SR: B2O March 1, 2001
- Industrial Waste
Yep, we missed the rule about not being able to produce goods when you are at 16 in the waste category, too. I know Andrew wanted to try it but we were 1/2 through by the time he arrived.
Like Palmyra, IW represents a slice of an economic system, and the game itself feels a little dry to me. I compare IW to Palmyra, a game that has some cool elements but isn't quite satisfying. I think either one of these would work really well if the systems were plugged into a larger game like Civilization.
I look forward to playing IW again, though/
Matt Gray wrote:
>>Best "memory game" ever. :-) This also works well with youngerI have to agree. This is a really cool little game and I can't wait to play it again. besides, the starting player is "hungriest".
>>(pre-teen) kids very well, and is enjoyable for all parties.
From: Matthew Gray
Sent: 3/3/2002 11:02 AM
Subject: Re: [Unity_Games] SR: B2O March 1, 2001
> We started the evening with Industrial Waste.[...]
> I reached a point in the game where I was atI
> maximum waste and figured that I would just run at full capacity since
> couldn't generate any more waste than I already had.In our first game we missed a rule it sounds like you may have missed
as well: If you do not have the capacity to store the waste by
producing an order, you may not produce the order. I think this makes
it a better (if somewhat longer) game.
I also played a game of IW this weekend, and also lost due to
insufficient waste management. Not a lot of recycling cards coming up
late in the game. After 4 plays (3x4p, 1x2p), I'm still pretty
pleased with this game. Very strategic, barely tactical, engaging and
fun. Despite there being not a lot of player interaction, the game is
much better with 4 than with 2, though it's not bad to learn/play with
2, but I wouldn't pull it out as a 2 player very often.
> The next new game I learned was Mama Mia. Very fitting since Matt andI had
> just pizza for dinner. Alison was a great teacher and the game wasvery
> interesting. I made no pizzas the first round, but made a strongcomeback
> in round 2. I don't remember who won, but I'd love to play it again,and
> may even purchase a copy myself.
- --- In Unity_Games@y..., "sahenshaw" <sahenshaw@j...> wrote:
> Another fine evening of gaming at Cole Hall in Bridgewater, Ma.I wanted to check you all out and also finally meet the infamous Kyle
> Alison even came down to make an appearance, for the 1st time, for
> some Friday night gaming (which seems only fair since David is
> playing at SSG on Mondays). ;-)
who is not Susan. I really liked the B20 group and since I didn't
officially meet K.W.I.N.S., you all can count on my returning again
As for games played, I got in a game of Torres, which I haven't played
in a long while. With the help of Greg, I remembered all the rules so
I could explain it to Gary and Danielle. Well played by all, but I
managed to sneak out a win after losing out on the king's bonus in the
After Torres, I found a few others (Adam, Matt H., Gary and Danielle)
interested in playing Princes, which I have now decided is a habit I
need to give up! Matt H. generously gave the game another try and did
a great job, coming in second in a five player game while only putting
on 3 works!! I, however, played even more miserably than in my last
outing at Total Con. I need some sort of remedial refresher course or
Finally, I taught the guys Mamma Mia, which is a game I really love.
Matt complained throughout the first round that he had no idea what
was going on and then apparently figured it out, beating us soundly!
Great fun! Thanks!
>I wanted to check you all out and also finally meet the infamous KyleOh, so *you're* Allison. No, we did not "officially meet", I suppose --
>who is not Susan. I really liked the B20 group and since I didn't
>officially meet K.W.I.N.S., you all can count on my returning again
someone will have to be in charge of formal introductions next time!
However, that is not the main point of this email.
The main point is to mention the High Spot of the night -- really, the best
part of the evening. And it's a sin that it hasn't been mentioned yet.
I am, of course, talking about Kelli's cookies :).
Damn, those were some good. Kelli -- if you promise to make another batch
next week, I promise to bring a gallon of milk and some cups. Mmmmm mmmm
Kyle who is not Susan (Also known as KWINS)
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- "hansel_ma" <maarnett@...> wrote:
>Finally, I taught the guys Mamma Mia, which is aConsidering I usually don't care for memory games, I'm a big fan
>game I really love.
of Mamma Mia! I'll pack it along for SSG tonight and hope that
your other half will be there and hope he likes it too!
Nice reports on B2O! I'll get back down there again soon...
And I hope to see a few folks at B&N tonight! Anyone else
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