Crew Members: Zevvy, Kevin, Yehuda, Eitan, Yitzchak
I was home for the weekend. This is what we played.
Metalworking got me to four but then Yehuda pulled ahead with Agriculture and got the one. I got the two, but Kevin got the three and Empire. Yehuda used a lot of cards which gave him and Kevin points, and Kevin picked up the achievements right away as Yehuda had to wait until his next turn. Pirate Code and Combustion robbed me of my points. Yehuda also used Physsics and we all succeeded, getting everyone to level 7 tech but by then Kevin had enough achievements to win.
Kevin and I played this while we waited for others to show up after lunch. Neither of us really used the Loki cards in a particularly stunning way, and it was pretty close most of the game. I used up my Loki cards before Kevin but we both made it to the end in the same turn, with the same number of cards.
Food Chain Magnate
Eitan got his wish and came prepared. While he rushed waiters, I built up for Guru, not sure what I’d do after that. I helped Yitzchak get started, he got the freezer and eternal marketing, and started to sell beer. Eitan looked at the reserve cards, and his expression made me think there was a 1, 2 and 3 (I placed a 2, he obviously placed a 1). Since I went trainer first, only I had the salary discount, making it difficult for Yitzchak to upgrade until he got some cash. Eitan was nearing $100 but I was ready to sell–I got a Brand Director, built a Radio and advertised burgers to five houses, selling to all of them the following round for $150. Yitzchak started advertising Pizza but was only able to sell to a few houses with some of the burgers he saved up. Eitan just kept using Waitresses, unable to advertise or sell, and after a couple rounds the bank was empty, having only a 100 and two 200s.
We needed something quick to learn and play, and Splendor was it. Kevin, Eitan and I all started collecting mines, no one really going for the tier 2 cards yet. We had some reserve wars with the 1 point mines. All the nobles required 3 rubies so I got rubies when available, but later Kevin ended up getting 3 of the nobles while I only got 1. Eitan was set up to get all the tier two Sapphires but I denied him one. In the end Kevin and I were both at 14, all of us having got at least one tier 3 card. Then he got one more tier 2 for the win, since he went last the game was over.
The afternoons are getting shorter, but FCM didn’t take as long as I thought it might.