Games played at Epsom Games Club 26.09.13
Russell D
United Kingdom
Ewell
Surrey
flag msg tools
badge
Avatar
mbmbmbmbmb
Recommend
1 
 Thumb up
 tip
 Hide
Jeff, "G." Mark, new James, T101 James, Andrew-007, Jon, Crispy Chris and I made up the two tables at tonight's EGC.
Your Tags: Add tags
Popular Tags: [View All]
  • [+] Dice rolls
1. Board Game: Tzolk'in: The Mayan Calendar [Average Rating:7.93 Overall Rank:38]
Russell D
United Kingdom
Ewell
Surrey
flag msg tools
badge
Avatar
mbmbmbmbmb
James was keen to try this game out, and Jeff taught the rules, which was a handy reminder for me as I'd only played twice before. On both previous occasions I'd followed my usual strategy for worker placements-- going for more workers early. It hadn't worked before, so this time I stuck to the initial three, and aimed to do well on the Temples and monuments. The monuments didn't materialise, but I switched into skulls, of which I got three.

Jeff grew to a team of five workers, unfortunately it didn't translate into any points at the half-way phase. James seemed to grasp the game very quickly and went for a multiple early buildings. Mark did a mixture of temples and monuments for his score.

We all advanced the dial an extra space, which contributed to the fairly smartish two-hour play time.

Final scores (Ratings)
Russell 61 (7)
Jeff 22 (7)
Mark 36 (8)
James 32 (7)

In this game, you don't have all that much time to do stuff, once you take feeding into account, so you can't shoot for the moon. Building up too many workers and powers and bonuses may be counter-productive. The game doesn't excite me as much as it does some people, but it's always a good thought-provoking game to wrestle with.
2 
 Thumb up
 tip
 Hide
  • [+] Dice rolls
Loading... | Locked Hide Show Unlock Lock Comment     View Previous {{limitCount(numprevitems_calculated,commentParams.showcount)}} 1 « Pg. {{commentParams.pageid}} » {{data.config.endpage}}
{{error.message}}
{{comment.error.message}}
    View More Comments {{limitCount(numnextitems_calculated,commentParams.showcount)}} / {{numnextitems_calculated}} 1 « Pg. {{commentParams.pageid}} » {{data.config.endpage}}
2. Board Game: No Thanks! [Average Rating:7.04 Overall Rank:415]
Russell D
United Kingdom
Ewell
Surrey
flag msg tools
badge
Avatar
mbmbmbmbmb
Two hands to finish off before James and Jeff had to go.

Scores
Jeff 57 - the winner
Russell 71
Mark 117
James 150
 
 Thumb up
 tip
 Hide
  • [+] Dice rolls
Loading... | Locked Hide Show Unlock Lock Comment     View Previous {{limitCount(numprevitems_calculated,commentParams.showcount)}} 1 « Pg. {{commentParams.pageid}} » {{data.config.endpage}}
{{error.message}}
{{comment.error.message}}
    View More Comments {{limitCount(numnextitems_calculated,commentParams.showcount)}} / {{numnextitems_calculated}} 1 « Pg. {{commentParams.pageid}} » {{data.config.endpage}}
3. Board Game: Ora et Labora [Average Rating:7.72 Overall Rank:102]
Andrew Bond
United Kingdom
Banstead
Surrey
flag msg tools
designer
Avatar
mbmbmbmbmb
Report to follow... But the other players have beaten me to it with their comments. I was concentrating too much on my (rather uninspired) play to be able to pay much attention to what others were doing.

Except that I had the Priory. This building allows you to copy another player's action, provided it is with their Prior. Unfortunately, I think I rather overdid it and failed to build a proper engine that would then allow me to build regularly. Consequently, this was my worst score in this game since my very first play.

As Chris has said below, you expect your score to increase with repeated plays, owing to familiarity with the various options. This was a setback for me.

Scores:

1. James 236
2. Jon* 194
3. Andrew 180
4. Chris* 169
 
 Thumb up
 tip
 Hide
  • [+] Dice rolls
Loading... | Locked Hide Show Unlock Lock Comment     View Previous {{limitCount(numprevitems_calculated,commentParams.showcount)}} 1 « Pg. {{commentParams.pageid}} » {{data.config.endpage}}
{{error.message}}
{{comment.error.message}}
    View More Comments {{limitCount(numnextitems_calculated,commentParams.showcount)}} / {{numnextitems_calculated}} 1 « Pg. {{commentParams.pageid}} » {{data.config.endpage}}
Loading... | Locked Hide Show Unlock Lock Comment     View Previous {{limitCount(numprevitems_calculated,commentParams.showcount)}} 1 « Pg. {{commentParams.pageid}} » {{data.config.endpage}}
{{error.message}}
{{comment.error.message}}
    View More Comments {{limitCount(numnextitems_calculated,commentParams.showcount)}} / {{numnextitems_calculated}} 1 « Pg. {{commentParams.pageid}} » {{data.config.endpage}}
Front Page | Welcome | Contact | Privacy Policy | Terms of Service | Advertise | Support BGG | Feeds RSS
Geekdo, BoardGameGeek, the Geekdo logo, and the BoardGameGeek logo are trademarks of BoardGameGeek, LLC.