Session Report: Bob Day 3.26.05
- Session Report: Bob Day 3/26/2005
Present: Bob S.-H., Dan B., Mike R., Jessica R., Alan M., Ed, Sean D.,
Mark N., Evan T., Joe M., Craig M., Pitt C., Scott C., Frank, Brian,
DIAMANT, Game 1: Bob, Dan, Mike, Jessica, Tery
Most people hadn't played before, but the rules are short and sweet,
so we were off. Bob turned out to be the most adventurous, winning
with a score of 30.
DIAMANT, Game 2 Dan, Sean, Mark, Mike, Evan, Tery
Another quick rules explanation, followed by an explosion of hazards.
For some reason, I didn't note who won.
MALL WORLD: Dan, Mike, Jessica, Tery
My first playing of Andrea's latest. I liked it quite a bit and
definitely need to play it again, now that I have figured out what I
should have been doing. Dan, the only one who had played before,
CARCASSONE: THE CITY: Dan, Mike, Jessica, Tery
It was one of those days when none of the simultaneous games were
ending at the same time, so the four of us were looking for another
game. Dan had never played The City, so we pulled this out. I do like
this better than vanilla Carcassone or any of the variants/additions.
The wall placement does add something to the game, although
unfortunately it wasn't points for me – Mike won.
GRACIAS: Dan, Mike, Jessica, Tery
It was still the 4 of us, so we pulled out this new card game from
Alan Moon and Richard Borg, It was very light and a good filler game.
There is a deck of cards with no numbers but 6 colors. Each player is
dealt 2 cards face-up. You then deal triplets equal to the number of
players – 2 cards face up, one card face down. The starting player
chooses a set, looks at and keeps the face down card, chooses one of
the face up cards to keep and gives the remaining face up card to the
player of their choice. The next player chooses from the remaining
triplets and does the same and so on until all the cards have been
taken. There are 4 hands per round, and three rounds total.
At the end of a round, players reveal their 3Your goal is to score
points for the number of cards you have in each color. However, a
player who has 5 or more cards in any one color must flip that stack
over and score only 1 point total (rather than 1 point per card). The
player with the most cards in a color (not including anyone who had 5
or more) loses all of the cards of that color and scores nothing for
them. Players who still have cards in that color score 1 point per
It was definitely on the light side, but I enjoyed it. There was some
strategy in deciding who to give the cards to, although luck does play
a significant role. I won. Hey wait, I won, so clearly there is no
luck involved – it is a highly strategic game!
TOP RACE: Ed, Sean, Jessica, Bob, Alan, Tery
One of my favorite racing games, although some of my fellow racers
were telling me there is a better version (Daytona 500 or Nicki
Lauder; I can't remember). Most of the cars went for higher than the
minimum, and the races were tight. Despite strong bidding on both Ed
and my parts, Bob snuck in and took the victory. Everyone else was
TUCHULUCHA: Mark, Sean, Mike, Tery
When I played this for the first time, I thought it was okay, but
nothing to write home about. In the first game, however, no one chose
to be Tuchulcha. This was my 4th playing, and in all of those
additional games at least one person has attempted to win as
Tuchulcha, making the game much more interesting. Mike declared early
and managed to pull it off.
FEARSOME FLOORS: Jessica, Bob, Dan, Joe, Evan, Tery
I am absolutely terrible at this game, but one of my pieces actually
made it off the board for the first time ever (I am usually monster
chow), so I was quite happy. Bob was close to a victory, but his
pieces were irresistible to our one-eyed, Dracula-elbowed,
Frankenstein-reared, arm-coming-from-the-eye monster. Dan pulled out
ALSO PLAYED: Lost Valley, Tahuantinsuyu, Taj Mahal, Fairy Courtship,
Oasis, Intrigue, Millionspiel, Too Many Cooks, Poker and other games I
am sure I missed