It was Martin's turn to organize an egyptian gaming evening with games Amun Re and Ra. These are two of our favorite games, thanks to Mr Knizia. We began with a 5 players game of Amun Re, one of the few heavy games that is good with this number of players.
First round went pretty fast with poor province and the bids stayed low. Then in the next round, the stakes were higher and many players bet for the sacrifice and it paid 3$ for each farmer. So many players had a good income, Martin 32$, Marc-André: 30$, Steeve 27$ ! It's not a surprise that the bets for sacrifice of the second round went high. The same thing happened in third round but Marc André didn't spend much and kept his money for the second epoch. Scoring for the first epoch was good for Martin (21) and Steeve (18). The other players: Marc-André(9), Pierre (9) and Nathalie(6) were far from them and we didn't have much hope to catch the first players, Marc-André had a plan of his own to deal with them. In round 4 and 5, Marc-André won some of the most interesting provinces and he also won many sacrifices that allowed him to place many pyramids in preparation for the last scoring. Marc-Andre scored 32 points in the second round with Martin scoring only 18 points and this was just enough to win.
Again Marc-André showed us that he was the best in this game. It was a long time since his last win but tonight he gave us a good lesson about the importance of the scoring of the second round.