- Just a quick report on last Friday's Unity session...
Me, Mark, Gilbert, Al, Adam, Jason, Nick, Tina, Dan. (Tina and Dan observed,
and will likely participate in future sessions)
Runebound, Samurai, Puerto Rico
All but Nick played -- Nick observed.
Mark won, after a grueling four and a half hours. None of us had played
it before, so this span included learning the rules. Also, we played with
six people, which is probably more than is reasonable, especially for a
first game. The game itself was great, but I'd recommend no more than
three or four (at most!) for your first game. Individual turns took too
long for six players to be reasonable. Plus, there were enough of us packed
around the large board that stuff happening on the other side of the board
was difficult to see. I'm excited about the prospect of playing this game
again, but with fewer players.
I don't remember who won this, but the game looked interesting. Al, Nick,
and Gilbert played it concurrently with Runebound. With six players in
Runebound, they had time to do this. <cough>
Mark, Gilbert, Nick, Al, and I played this. It was a fun game. I tried to
monopolize coffee and use (I believe) the Factory to good effect, but Nick
ended up prevailing in the end with his large buildings.
We didn't expect so many people to arrive, which is why we all sort of
packed into the one giant Runebound game at the beginning. We will plan
for multiple smaller games for tomorrow. Also for tomorrow, I'll have at
least one Go set with me, as there was interest in playing that. I'll send
an announcement tomorrow, anyway.
Mason Loring Bliss mason@... https://bliss.dyndns.org/
"I am a brother of jackals, and a companion of ostriches." (Job 30 : 29)