We wanted another try of this game this afternoon. Since Nathalie was new to this game we decided to play without the expansion. There was 4 players: Pierre, Marc-André, Nathalie and Martin.
Pierre started with his favorite strategy of quarry and buildings but he didn't have much goods to work with. Marc-Andre was very fast on producing indigo and corn goods and even if it didn't gave him much money he took control of the boats and he made many delieveries, Soon he had a good lead over the other players. It's the first time we see a game in which no tobacco and no coffee were produced. Since he had a good lead Marc-André was anxious to finish the game so we weren't able to build many producing buildings. Martin, Nathalie and Pierre each tried to score as many points as they could before the end of the game. The game ended when no more colonists were available.
Marc-Andre was proud to win since the strategy of delivering good doesn't win so often. Nathalie understood very quickly and she seemed to appreciate the game. We definitly have to play this game with the expansion, basic game is now a bit fry for our group.