Crew Members: Zevvy, Shlomo, Eitan
We started with some refreshments and appetizers, then moved on to the main course. And boy was it filling.
We weren’t sure who was coming so we played a quick round, Shlomo won with 40, mostly from a four crown lake. Eitan was one point behind, while I had only 20 something, none of my regions bearing more than one crown save a small swamp.
Isle of Skye
Scoting was for Oxen on Roads to caste, Mountains, Brochs, and vertical segments of 3. Shlomo got an early lead with the Oxen while I collected Brochs early. This got me a lot of points in later rounds, while Eitan and I both had columns as well. Shllomo didn’t have mountains or columns, and fell behind while I pulled ahead of Eitan. I also doubled my Sheep scroll, winning with 70 something to eitan’s 60ish, and Shlomo mid 40s.
Food Chain Magnate
At first I was apprehensive about bringing this out, especially since Shlomo was hungry for real food. It started a bit slow, but once things started to sell the interest was palpable. Eitan got many of the early milestones, but once we started advertising a bit I undercut him on a lot of early sales. Shlomo was the only one to build a new restaurant, and got a Coach before I got my Guru. He was primed to take advantage of our advertising. I placed a lemonade airplane but didn’t consider the order of the houses and ran out of lemonade, while Shlomo made a ton off my garden house. Eitan also marketed, but didn’t get to sell too much. While Eitan and I both geared up for massive advertising near the end of game, Shlomo just got Chef’s and Trucks and outsold us all, the lack of lemonade from Eitan upgrading his Errand boy to a Cart Operator with not enough range screwed him over. Shlomo and I both got $100 first, but he ended with $450 something to my $250, while Eitan didn’t even break 100. The Reserve cards were 2x $200 and $100.
I had been thinking a lot about FCM and glad we played. Eitan said he wants to play again ASAP, so hopefully Shabbat afternoon we can make that happen.