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It is okay though, it was just for the weekend - she went to make cookies with her mother and my 14 year old daughter. That left me with my sons (16 years old, 2 1/2 year old, and my 11 month old).

Being the good father that I am, I made sure that the two young kids were well taken care of (food, water, no injuries, etc.) The 16 year old and I then played games when ever we could (we even got a little housework in).
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So we started with a very light game that I was able to squeak out a victory on...he called it luck...I called it, well, luck.

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Then we went a little heavier, but still rather light. With the help of an early shrimp vessel, my son was able to run away with a victory. We won't talk about this game.

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Saturday we decided to bring this older game. After reviewing the rules, we got started and my son quickly filled up his island, so he always had an abundance of goods to produce. I was able to fill my city first and end the game, thinking that I had a few more points...come to find out, we both had 55. Tie game...the tie breaker is of course goods.

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Back to a lighter game...actually we played twice with the same setup. The first game was close...something like 21 to 17...the second, not so close...21 to 11. All my son could do is roll quidity...all I could role were creatures...this happened in both games.

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To end the day, we came back to a heavier game. The game was pretty even in terms of buildings, although my son jumped out early and built a couple on the same turn when I didn't. When it came down to the end, my saving grace was that he didn't "build" any new dwarfs or elves and I managed to grab 5 of the 9 gnomes...because of the people scoring, this game wasn't close in the end...51 to around 35.

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So on Sunday, we still had a little work to do...okay, a lot. But we still wanted to play. We reviewed the rules and got started...early, I felt that things were going my way...I was hold anywhere from a 5 to 10 point lead. Then my son decided to try and build the Cathedral...I could tell that he was wanting to build a blue building. I decided to try and push for game end by building the tower. On the round before he was able to complete the Cathedral, I was one delivery short of finishing the castle. Of course, he built the Cathedral in the next round and jumped way out in front (20 points or so). I decided to delay the end of the game for a round in the hopes of a miracle...no miracle came my way. He beat me by almost 40 points.

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All in all, I think we had a great weekend...we got cookies, we got to game, the little boys were happy, and we even managed to get the housework completed.

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