Roll Through the Ages: The Bronze Age. I was typing about this game this morning, so I pulled it out and J was happy to play the Late Bronze Age (which is probably too long for 4 at lunch, but quite suitable with 2).
I thought myself a comfortable winner, despite 3 separate pestilence rolls from J (including a final one on her last turn) but it was much closer than I thought, as she had a lot more valuable developments and 2 sizeable bonuses from Empire and Commerce (10 goods thanks to Caravans!). I hung on barely, by a single point.
Me: 32 (dev) + 21 (mon) + 8 (bon) - 10 (dis) = 51
Her: 43 (dev) + 0 (mon) + 17 (bon) - 10 (dis) = 50
I continue to enjoy this game. Though sometimes the lack of getting what you want due to the vagaries of the dice is frustrating, we saw here today that there is a path to a good score and, with a little more luck with workers, J could easily have found a point or two more.
thanks for the pics go to earache and bevatron