Crew Members: Yehuda, Zevvy, Shlomo, Kevin
Back in action! Finally got to see Yehuda’s new apartment next to my old one. And we got to play games too.
Shlomo and I played a round while Kevin showed up. Most of the Sets were all different qualities, and I got a fairly big lead before Shlomo began gaining ground.
With only four of us there wasn’t too much competition for resources, but more for space. Kevin was only using Oil for a while but also had the Western Coast to himself. I stayed behind a bit for cheap coal but then upgraded to wind power despite not needing it just yet. Yehuda was the first to go nuclear, and I was the first to go garbage, followed by Kevin for a bit. We forgot to remove four power plants at the game start, and stage 3 came not long after stage 2.
I tried to stay behind until the very last turn, but Kevin had enough of a money lead to get to 17 before I could upgrade my last plant. I could have kept my 2 coal / 3 house plant and powered 16 as well, but Kevin would have won the tie-breaker anyway. Shlomo had two eco-plants and Uranium, but he and Yehuda did not advance quickly enough before the end game.
Everyone was very happy to get together and catch up a bit. Hopefully we can keep up a regular schedule, and hopefully the weather will only improve (and the rain will fall only on the fields and the Kinneret).