Gary Heidenreich(bop517)United States
January 8th, 2013
We are back! Two weeks of no Tuesday's...not to say I did not game, I did, but back to an official TEG meeting. This week, it was only Timm, Larry, and myself (and Mr. Modelo).
We didn't know what we were thinking of playing, so we broke out Vegas to get the juices flowing. Such a great little filler game. Played with two last week, as well, and it worked great! But, this game we had three and I managed to hold on to the win with 530, Timm had 510 and Larry had 400. I have Saint Malo coming to me by the end of the week to catch up on the alea collection.
In talking through the first game we found out Larry plays Sheepshead but had been awhile. So, we thought, lets play and get your legs back under you as we can get some five player games in at some time. So, we played 10 hands of three handed. I dominated as I did not get a bad hand the whole time. One no tricker, even. Timm and Larry struggled to get quality hands. That's the way it goes. I'm sure it would have changed if we played for hours.
So, after we wrapped that up, we broke out Samurai on request. It's one of Larry's 10s, as well as mine (and Timm's). An intense game of that followed. I probably started pushing for the end game too early as I missed one key spot. Larry managed to tie my majority on the helmets and the way it shook out, Timm managed to have the only majority. Tight game. Good, intense, and short. Love it.
I brought out Big Points. Another tactical, tense, quick little game. I prefer this one with two or three people. With the low amounts, there is thought that goes into this easy, quick, stock-type, game. We played two games of this. First game I won with 39, Timm had 36 and Larry 33. Second game Larry had 37, Timm 35 and I had 34.
With all these quick games, we still had some time. I asked Larry if he had played Fast Food Franchise. He had not, so we broke it out. It's one of my favorite games of all time. Yeah, it has dice and lucky dice for that matter, but damn, I enjoy it. It's fun! So, we played and Larry opened Burger Bros., I opened Ice Cream and Dark and Gooey, Timm opened Pizza. With three, all the corporations grew pretty well. I had Ice Cream going at a decent rate, Burger was set to crush, and Pizza was working up. We stopped landing on Burger and the inevitable slide started to happen. Dark and Gooey's ads worked well and Burger Bros was out of the game in about an hour. It was a pretty dead even match between Pizza and my stuff. Pizza had a slight advantage in money when we called it but it was anyone's game at that point to the race for 1 million.