Nothing beats a nice Monday game night, especially since it can distract you from watching your favorite baseball team implode. Am I right?
Anyway, Jake came over for 3 rounds of Fjords (I won 45-41) and 4 rounds of ConHex (I won first three, Jake took the fourth). Erik showed up and although I again put Castles of Burgundy up for suggestion, we turned to Hansa Teutonica, as I was eager to avenge my miserable last place showing. Jake complained of never having a coherent strategy while Erik and I blocked each other as much as possible. I let my score marker sit at 18 points as I tried, and failed, to expand my network. When Erik ended the game with the final bonus marker, Jake’s six office network multiplied by a filled key skill gave him the edge for a beginner’s win. Very difficult game to tell who is winning during the course of the game.
We finished with a not pictured game and a half of Taluva. Jake and I both built our final tower on the same turn each with seven huts left. He, however, was ahead in turn order. I managed to go out right after him for second place with Brekke in a distant third, bewildered. Another very difficult game to analyze.
Great fun, and some possible rounds of Cosmic Encounter coming up tomorrow night! I am very excited.