Crew Members: Kevin, Zevvy, Yehuda, Shlomo
Nothing like a board game on a rainy day.
Mr. Jack: Pocket
I showed up a bit early with some 2-player games, we had time for a round of this with Kevin as the detective. After three turns only two characters were left, but I managed to keep it going until turn 6 when a well placed rotation left me with no way to hide the innocent suspect, and only 4 hourglasses.
Yehuda – 114, Kevin – 97, Zevvy – 94, Shlomo – 49
Yehuda went first for fields and population, and he and Kevin got a lot of tools too. Kevin also began expanding eventually up to 7, while I expanded to 6 early with the help of a food card, and 7 later on. Shlomo was the first to build, but he only bought one card the whole game, and began to starve later on. While Kevin didn’t build as much he had a lot of cards, but so did Yehuda. Yehuda also began building a lot near the end of the game. On the final turn I had a chance to catch up but needed all four resources, requiring several good rolls–none of that happened, but in the end my Shamans gave me 21 points so I almost caught up with Kevin.
While it might be nice to have a more advanced worker placement game, this is so easy to teach and play that I’m not sure it’s time for a change. Yehuda had some expansions for Star Realms which we’ll have to try out next time.