Ashton, Darren and I decided to take Michael on an excursion to a Arabic bazaar, introducing him to Basari. This is a game which seems to have grown significantly in stature over the years and is now much in demand. It's one that would certainly appear on my "deserving of a reprint" list.
Darren led this one from start to finish, although we did manage to make it close at the very end. His victory was due primarily to his mastery of the gem market, as he captured majorities in one or two gem types each and every round. On the final round, he was the only player to make it back to his home base, which proved to be the difference.
Darren: 37 - 66 - 84
Greg: 22 - 59 - 81
Ashton: 32 - 52 - 81
Michael: 28 - 46 - 72
Ratings: Ashton 8, Darren 7.5, Greg 7, Michael 6.5