[Fwd: SR: GINA, Nick's take]
- Sean sent this to the UG owners instead of to the list so I figured I'd
forward it on...
> I'll add my .02 to Nick's report:--
> > Tal der Konige
> Nick should get honorable mention for this game, since in the final
> round he had a 50% chance of winning, and Richard and I each had
> 25%. I managed to pull off a shrewd but also somewhat lucky bid to
> claim twice as many blocks as the others in the last round. Richard
> should have taken the time to calculate his odds of winning by
> prolonging the game and denying me the tie, but he didn't and was
> forced to suffer my snickering as a result.
> >After Sean managed to grab 2 bonus buildings, with only
> > Richard having built even 1, the game soon ended with Sean the
> It pains me to say this but Richard acutally won this game, 64 to my
> 56, or something thereabouts. I ended the game with 3 populated
> large buildings to Richard's 1, but he shipped like Ebay Barbie the
> whole game, and I couldn't quite make up the difference.
> While Nick moved on to Taj Mahal, Richard, Randall, Dan, and I
> mutually learned and played Stephenson's Rocket. I think I enjoyed
> it more than the others at the table did. Richard mentioned that he
> thought it was too complicated, but he managed to win anyway.
> Then I played San Marco with Randall and Dan. This was my second
> playing of this (their first), and it wowed me as much as the first
> time. If this one holds up for me it will be in my top ten. This
> was a weird game of it, though, since the doge card only appeared 3
> times in the entire game. It made for some very low scores, but
> there was still lots of tension and hard decisions. I ended up with
> the win. Both Randall and Dan were very enthusiastic about the game
> as well.
> Then, since the others were still playing Tikal, the 3 of us played
> Tri-Balance. The game was ridiculously close to a 3 way tie - 62 to
> 62 to 61, with Dan being the big loser. :)
> After all the wimps left (it was only 1:30am after all), Richard and
> I played a few games of Knockabout. Richard thrashed me in the first
> game, as I couldn't quite get a handle on the strange feel of the
> game. I managed to give him a run for his money in the rematch
> though, only giving him the win (5 to 4) on a stupid mistake, having
> forgotten what the win condition was and giving my fifth piece to him
> in what I what I had planned to be a sacrifice play. This is a very
> good game with a very unique feel to it.
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