Session Report - November 19, 2003
- We played one game last night: Amun Re
Amun Re (Sterling 44**/Michael 43/Jeff 38/Dave Wilson 30/Sean
Youngquist 30)- This is a well-balanced game which requires players
to manage their resources (power cards, farms, temples, and
construction materials)while trying to stay ahead in the race to
build pyramids. It is definitely a better game with a full
complement of five players.
The game is divided into two scoring rounds - the Old Kingdom and
the New Kingdom. At the end of the Old Kingdom, I had a commanding
lead at 26 points with Sterling the nearest at 17 points. I had
three temples, a 9 Farmer power card and the most pyramids on both
sides of the Nile (a tie with Sterling on one side). This effort
left me undercapitilized and I wasn't able to keep up the spending
momentum in the New Kingdom. Sterling played a well-balanced second
half, gaining two temples and some choice provinces. In the end, he
locked up victory by purchasing a last pyramid to give him the "Most
Pyramids" bonus on the west side of the nile. Dave Wilson had the
most pyramids on the east side with 4.
I think you have to play this game a couple of times to get the
rhythym of the gameplay (in other words...don't give up on this game
Dave and Sean...I finished last in my first playing). All-in-all, I
think Amun-Re has some depth worth exploring.
** denotes winner
NEXT SESSION - No game next week. Next session scheduled for
December 3, 2003 at my house. Have a Happy Thanksgiving.
- --- In firstname.lastname@example.org, "Michael Campbell"
> We played one game last night: Amun Re<snip>
> I think you have to play this game a couple of times to get thegame
> rhythym of the gameplay (in other words...don't give up on this
> Dave and Sean...I finished last in my first playing).That was my conclusion, too. Just for starters, I know I undervalued
the power cards early in the game, and that set me way back. It
doesn't help that I struggle with auction games in general, anyway.