SR: SNOB 7/30
- I arrived a little late and found Dave Rapp had just arrived as well,
and Richard, Ronald, and a friend of Richard's were playing something
Dave and I sat down to a few quick games of Zertz, which I had just
picked up last week. It's an interesting game. It has a nice feeling
of getting deeper as we play. The first couple times I've played I
definitely played "wrong", that is, with a strategy which didn't
particularly help me. Our second and third games were somewhat
better, but it seems there's some real depth here, but I'll echo
Dave's concern that one's improvement may be asymtotic to a not very
advanced level. It's quick enough, I'll definitely play it more.
After this, Richard and Dave and I had wanted to play Medina, and
Richard's friend had to leave, so Ronald joined us for a four player
game of Medina. I'd never played before, and Richard has played a lot
(10+) After admiring the "beautiful wooden pieces", I got the rules
explained. I capped off a couple of palaces fairly early, with good
market coverage on one and good wall coverage on another. I failed to
retain any of the tower bonuses except the "1" point bonus, and got
none of the largest palace bonuses, but still managed to win by 2
points by some very offensive play in the endgame. For the most part,
it really hurt Ronald (seated to my left), and hurt Richard and Dave
Follwing this, we decided to play another Dorra game, Land Unter!
This is a nice simultaneous card selection game in the same spirit as
6 nimmt! or even Pico (Dave mentioned another game it is like, but I
hadn't played it and don't recall the name). It was very good, and I
wish the theme/art was better (Dave said Zum Kuckuck was) but the game
itself was very good. Definitely a winner. Ronald managed to take
the victory, defeating the previously undefeated Dave.
Finally, we played a round of Money, a Knizia game Dave and I finally
managed to play this weekend, and Dave was rather disappointed because
he liked it, and it's a Knizia game. I was unsurprised that I liked
it, for the same reason. I managed to get the highest score in the
one round we played, by a mere 10 points (a Krugerand).
It was good to be back at SNOB after having missed it for most of July.
- On Tue, Jul 31, 2001 at 01:01:26AM -0400, Matthew Gray wrote:
> I arrived a little late and found Dave Rapp had just arrived as well,Richard, his friend Joe, and I were playing Wyatt Earp when Dave and
> and Richard, Ronald, and a friend of Richard's were playing something
Matthew arrived. This was Joe's first time at this game. After the second
to last round, Joe was at 24 points and I had 23, while Richard was farther
behind because a crucial hideout kept his main outlaw from scoring. A
little luck in the next round and some advice on my final card helped me
beat Joe by just one point.
After Matthew and Dave left, Richard and I played Battle Cry, of which
we're both big fans. The Confederate troops, with Richard at their head,
decimated the hapless Northerners.
> It was good to be back at SNOB after having missed it for most of July.Likewise!
- Medina seems to be one of those games that arouses particularly strong pro or
con reactions. It looks as though it went down well at SNOB. It also went
down well with Dan C and Keith when I taught them over the weekend.
The other Dorra game played, Land Unter, is another one I like. I like the
theme and art... what's wrong with trying to save your pigs from drowning?
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> The other Dorra game played, Land Unter, is another one I like. I like theOh, is that what the theme of the game was? I thought it was about
> theme and art... what's wrong with trying to save your pigs from drowning?
porcine scuba-diving aquaculture farmers who like to watch the weather
The art's not bad, it just doesn't appeal to me.
- And let us not forget the fairy frogs on the backs of
--- Matthew Gray <matthew@...> wrote:
> > The other Dorra game played, Land Unter, is__________________________________________________
> another one I like. I like the
> > theme and art... what's wrong with trying to save
> your pigs from drowning?
> Oh, is that what the theme of the game was? I
> thought it was about
> porcine scuba-diving aquaculture farmers who like to
> watch the weather
> The art's not bad, it just doesn't appeal to me.
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