Well everyone it’s time for me to walk you through another session of Pushing Cardboard Chits Around a Board. Although it’s not really a board at all, is it. Just tiles covered by some stubborn and prejudiced acrylic.
With some help from my obese cat and some weak tape, I got the River Runs Through It scenario ready for action. I prefer to call this scenario “River Be Cray.” I should also mention the two hours of punching and sorting the, what, 2000+ pieces that came with the box. (Obviously I have ordered the expansion &cetera for another 900+ pieces.)
Anyway the highest known score for this scenario is 300 but I was comforted by the rule book’s tenderness: “Don’t worry, most experienced players only get about 50% of the top score on their first try.” Well, I got 30%. Or an F-.
I managed to get 50 points from the wonder and 40 from a set of four gold nuggets. I was a turn away from turning those into moneys but the last brick went in the wonder and I was finished. Spent the next thirty minutes thinking about what to do differently: bridges? upgrade donkeys? return cat for a slimmer cat?
I’ll be able to try this out with a fellow BGGer next week where the play time portends to climb to the four hour range. Hopefully I don’t make a donkey of myself with my F- level playing ability in Roads & Boats!
EDIT: A ha! The F- is thrown out! I missed a rule, or more accurately, I added in a restriction that is not indicated by the rules: you can have a building on your home tile. This obviously would have netted me 210 more points… … …