So what happened then? Are you able to buy the game Le Havre? Where did you go to your 2 year church mission? Any boardgames you played?
I ended up buying the game and have played it several times since. It's in my all-time top five favorite games. I'll only play with three players though (maybe two). I've tried it with four and it just wasn't as much fun as you sometimes get one action in a turn. Also, it adds 30+ minutes. I can't even imagine playing with five players.
My friend Ben went to Ecuador for his mission. He's still there...hopefully when he comes home we'll schedule a massive game weekend so he can catch up on all the games he's missed while he's been gone.