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Susan had come to game night with a game in mind that she wanted to learn so we played In Front of the Elevators.
I believe this to still be in the BGG Store, but that is how I got it in the first place.
It wasn't hard to recall all of the rules, so we could just sort of breeze into the game. I had played this mostly at 2 players so there are a few rules changes with 3.
It is actually pretty vicious with 3 players and a bit chaotic, as Dan said when he commented on the blog a while back.
During the game, I found I was trying to always have one of my colored cards in hand at all times and one other player color as the other card. It would provide enough balance for me to control my destiny as well as try and screw up everyone else.
My strategy didn't work this time. I just couldn't get the cards to line up with my needs and I had only one decent round where I scored most of my points.
James ha a fantastic first round, so we sort of ganged up on him in the later rounds. He wasn't able to bounce back fully, while Susan just ran away with it at the end. She won with 47, I was second with 39 and James ended with 37.
Always a cool game to get to the table. I am not sure I won them over with the game, but I think they enjoyed it. I do think it works best as a 2-player experience, but I would definitely play again with more players.
Shrey recently got Regicide to the table with his game group. The next day he was asking to play it again, so we grabbed Derek and played a 3 player game on TTS!
I honestly have a great time playing this one. Sure, it can be super lucky depending on the cards you are drawing and how the face cards reveal themselves. You could simply lose on the first face card if you have no diamonds to draw back up extra cards.
So, I sort of look past that and enjoy the game for what it is. Derek wasn't really sure what was going on, but he eventually figured it out. Once you play a full game, it is pretty clear on the flow for the next time.
I really thought we were goners before we even hit the Queens. We were at bare bones nothing in the hands, but we somehow had a saving grace card that gave up full hands and the hope to stay alive. We made it through the queens and were feeling pretty good.
No, after the first King, we pulled the King of Diamonds and just got hammered. There was simply no hope and we ended up losing at that point. Hey, we made it to the second King! That is pretty awesome.
So we lost that game, but it was a great battle to try and fight! We only played the one game, but I wanted to play again. Maybe we can play again another time soon. Whenever I lose this game, I just want to play again until we can win! Fun times, I definitely recommend checking out this cooperative card game!
Shrey mentioned that he wanted to play some Azul.
Basic ol' Azul. Well, we were playing on TTS and there are about 1,000 different themes you can play with so Shrey picked out the Pokemon themed Azul tiles. YAY! They were so stupid cute.
It has been a long time since I last played Azul, it is not one of my favorites or even a game I would ever recommend. I much prefer other Azul titles.
I figured since Derek had played so much with his wifey that he would absolutely kick out butts. Turns out he hadn't played in a while.
Each turn, I would evaluate the tiles and go with my gut as to what might still be remaining when it hit my turn next. I just didn't want to take ALLLLLLL the tiles and have a billion negative. Yah, that has totally happened to me in the past and I didn't want that to happen again.
Fortunately, that didn't happen to me, but Shrey was the master of keeping the start marker and just gaining more tiles in general. I was making a muck of my board and misplacing my tiles all over.
Let's just say #mistakesweremade. Shrey won that game with 82, and I was at 76. I duno where Derek was, but I think he figured it out by the end and scored 49.
Hey, I am happy yo play this on every so often. I would really love to play Summer Pavilion again since I only played it once and really enjoyed it. Azul is much better when everyone isn't out to get you, that is for sure!
The other day, I got Shrey and Dan for a game night and talked them into playing Strasbourg.
This is a game I always enjoy playing. It is rarely a game that people agree to play, but I recalled playing this with them in the past and they enjoyed it. The reason I like this one so much is because you have so much control, but you don't at the same time. I love the use of cards for bidding, but you don't exactly know what you will be bidding on and against which players.
It is the timing is everything that I love so much. Don't do stupid moves or you will screw up all of your plans. Okay, I am really talking about me here.
I really needed to be in the green zone and I was allllll set up for it and everything was perfect, except I was a $1 short and I ruined EVERYTHINGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGG. Gah, I was so frustrated with myself. Don't be like me. Make sure you have what you need when you need it. I needed 3 pawns in the green area, and then it just would have been perfect. Yah, I had to go and screw it all up.
Since i screwed up soooo badly, I knew I was a goner. I couldn't complete 2/3 bonus cards and since you end up losing points for the uncompleted ones, I was toast. I think Dan and Shrey completed all of their bonus cards by the end.
I was super last with 40. Shrey was super first with 72... so yeah you can say I was doomed.
I asked to play immediately again, I think Shrey shut that down, it would be too much Feld in one night for him. I needed redemption, but I will have to find another time to request it. Such a fantastic game. I love it! If you haven't played this Feld title, I highly recommend it!
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