Clare ZigmondUnited Kingdom
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Two of my brighter year 9s decide that the game sounded interesting enough to give it a go. I explained the rules as they don't have much experience of learning games from rule books.
44 (Tokens 10, Cubes 12, Control 22) - 31 (Tokens 18, Cubes 7, Control 6)
Time: 36 minutes
The winner did a bit of everything. The loser mainly went for money and 2vp tokens.
"Good game, you can really get into it"
"Took a while to get enough cubes on the board to be able to do anything"
They liked it enough to play again straight away.
36 (Tokens 0, Cubes 12, Control 24) - 23 (Tokens 14, Cubes 5, Control 4)
Time: 14 minutes
The winner went all out for getting cubes on the board buying lots of tokens (ignoring 2vp ones as he flt they were why he was often short of money in the first game) so that they could often get full houses. The other student went after money so that they could buy a 2vp token every go.
"It was better when we knew the rules so we didn't have to figure out what we could do"
"It was good that we could plan a strategy this time."
"Not sure if there are lots of strategies to try... it's a bit like a light weight Alien Frontiers"
"I'd buy it but not for more than £15."
I'm about to take the game with me to games club - hope to get a few plays in there tonight.