Crew Memebrs: Zevvy, Aaron, Ariel, Adva, Eric, Omri, Guy
Since I probably won’t have time for more games during the week, it was good to get out Sunday night and see some new and familiar faces.
Treasures & Traps
This game is supposed to be a fast paced, take-that kind of back and forth. First time players were overwhelmed a bit by the cards at first, but soon you realize that most of them are just variations on the same theme. Adva dropped out, but still, any time someone was close to winning, they were targeted and robbed. My castle was protecting me, but just when I though I could get three coppers to win with the Royal Edict, Eric steals all my treasure. Eric did get one of each, but the Royal Edict changed the rules and soon after Ariel dropped out, Aaron took the victory.
Ariel – Nomads: 138, Omri – Mermaids: 96, Zevvy – Witches: 94, Guy – Chaos Magicians: 78
Everyone chose their race, I just picked randomly. Like last time, I sacrificed way too much power early on, for resources I didn’t even need. I also spent a lot of workers so as not to get boxed in, but wasn’t too worried since my power lets me expand to anywhere. Yet due to the per-round rewards, I expanded into Temples first and didn’t build towns until rounds 5 and 6. I did use my special building to secure the top of two cult tracks, but that probably only got me 8 extra points instead of 10, and I was only competing with Guy who was in last place anyway due to sacrificing way too many points for power.
Ariel, like last time, took the 7 money power action or 6 money bonus quite often before everyone else. I also realize that I try to pass very late, but passing early seems to be better than I thought at first. Though the Nomads were also well suited for all of the various victory point setups this game, and without being countered Ariel had a huge lead most of the game. I was in second for a while, but after final scoring Omri passed me by just 2 points.
This was my third time at Beit Marzeach. I go there to meet new people and play games I haven’t played yet, but it seems that if you want to play a specific game and don’t have players lined up already, or it might be harder to get together the group you want. I notice some people bringing games but not necessarily being able to get people to play.