October 4th, 2011
A little late this week as I had an in-town conference to attend and just got in the office to type this out. I hate my laptop and it takes me twice as long to type as I have a tendency to erase everything I type at least twice with it.
So, it was just three of us this week, Timm, Kevin and I. You know what that means, Sheepshead! Well, not always as it had been awhile since we squeezed in some three handed. We played twice on Tuesday. Once to start out and played hands to end the evening. Overall, at the end, (our last three hands were doublers) I have a healthy lead with Kevin hovering somewhere in the single digits and Timm is holding us both up in points.
The game we played in between those was San Marco. We played this once before on a Tuesday and I played it one other time. This is a great three player game. Those who have rated it as such are correct in that matter. This particular game was very tight. Kev was an early leader as he managed to get a couple of scoring opportunities by himself. As the game progressed, Timm and I got some scores in on areas where we were the only ones in, leaving Kevin out and effectivly catching up. At that point, it was fairly tight. Kevin had points on Timm and I but the both of us had men on the board for final game scoring. Kevin had what looked to be a nearly impossible split to start the third round and made it very interesting. At this point, he had a 10 point lead over Timm and maybe a 14 point lead on me (or the other way around). He had two Doge's, a couple of swap cards and a couple of bridges along with 12 points of time cards (Can't think of what they are called). He dumped all 12 points in with the two scoring and two swap cards, making it a two round game. If someone took it (I did) there would be one more round without me and a butt load of bonus points for Timm and Kevin. Also, an extra banishment for the lowest in time cards. The last split had one scoring (I think) and changed the board some. Ultimately, when all said and done, Timm and I tied with 56 and Kevin ended with 51. Might have backfired on him but it was a gutsy move on his part. Great, tense game.