Saturday marked the 35th Minneapolis Board Game Mania and my first play of Ora et Labora. This has got to be one of the greatest games of 2012—so much fun. I tied for last with 166 but the winner only had 175. We all developed different strategies, the winner built the only Wonder and I tried to pop Settlement after Settlement (and thankfully I did or I would have had last by a very wide margin had I not).
The game did take 3 hours I think… but with four people who were new to the game. I’d love love love to play this again soon.
Later that night, our friends Steph, Danny, Jess and Marcus came over for some Carcassonne. Jeff played under duress (I think the waiting to see The Iron Lady was wearing down his nerves). I think I may have won the second game through my brilliant play of claiming Puss with one of my meeples.