Larry WelbornUnited States
South CarolinaClemson Tigers #1
Tonight we taught Daughter how to play Dominion. I think that our recent plays of Eminent Domain and playing Ascension: Deckbuilding Game online really helped her grasp the concepts. It didn't take too long to ecplain the game and we only had to offer a couple of suggestions early.
This was our 236 playing of a game I rate as a 10.
Melissa selected the Big Money setup. After going through each card, we were ready to play.
Melissa started with Bureaucrat and then mostly bought money. Son had a 5/2 start and went with Mine Chapel but didn't really understand how to use chapel.
Daughter copied Melissa. I turned a Feast into a Lab and tried to get Labs and Markets.
The Bureaucrats kept clogging my deck so I snagged a chapel and stripped my deck. Changing strategy mid-game is usually a bad move and this time was not an exception.
I got my decked tuned just as Melissa had clogged her deck and I started to gain but she nabbed the last Province to end the game.
Final scores: Melissa 30, Larry 27, Son and Daughter 22.
Both children played surprisingly well and I think with a few games under their belt will be able to be quite competitive in a casual game. They both bought too many terminal actions despite gentle suggestions against this, but will soon learn while this isn't optimal. They certainly played better than Melissa and I did in our first game a few years ago.