With about 1/2 hour left we decided on a couple of rounds of Don. This was the game that Paul was so impressed with
at Essen he bought two copies. Players as gangsters are trying to buy control of the various areas of Chicago.
Each player starts with 12 "carrots" ( well they are orange and look like sliced carrots). The districts of
Chicagos are shown by the colour of the card, each card also has a number ( 0 - 9). The cards are auctioned off,
first 1 card then 2,3,1,2,3... etc. The highest bid wins the cards paying the relevant number of carrots split
between each player who shares a majority in the number matching the bid. Eg a bid of 12 would go to whoever had the
most 2, 15 to 5s, 18 to 8s etc. Players are not allowed to make a bid that ends in a number they own.
Despite playing this quite a lot no-one has determined a winning strategy yet. Everyone seems to win their fair
share of games. Yet the game certainly has strategy to it. We played without side auctions, which was the way we
learned it in Essen.
Tel won the first game by having enough carrots to ensure getting the last 5 cards. The second was moire
interesting as Paul quickly got 1-5 and Boog collecting 6-0, things tended to very expensive early. Boog eventually
won through with Paul grabbing 2nd place
Great filler for the end of the night ( or down the pub) playing a round in about 15 mins.
Tel 21, Boog 18, Paul 13
Tel 11, Boog 21, Paul 17
Ratings / 10
all scored it 8