Classical gaming night in which we played 2 games of Ra, one to begin and another one to finish. With 5 players it's considered one of our best filler games with tough decisions to make even if you don't control every aspects of the aspect.
Pierre was agressive early in the game and won some nice series and he did the right thing since the end of the round finish quickly. The other players were left with high sun values (12-13-14-15-16) and there were only 2 spaces left for Ra. To help finish this round many disasters tiles were picked and every players except Pierre suffered and lost some points in the scoring. Round 2 was quite the same as the first as Pierre bet early in the round and at the half of this round Pierre was the only one to have win some tiles. Many players were afraid not to win anything and the bets went high for 1 or 2 tiles only. Some players even bet to win a 9 value sun only to upgrade their chance in the last round. Everything continued to go well for Pierre in last round and he finally won the game.
Game 1) Final scoring
Some people were still in shock from their first game and they bet very early to win small series. It was a good idea for them because 3 disasters tiles were picked in some of the last series. Round 2 went fast early as 4 of the 7 tiles picked were Ra. Some players were discouraged when there were 5 spaces left for Ra and 13 suns were still in the hand of the players. At this stage the game was ugly for many players and some tought they had a chance to beat the infamous score of 2 made by Pierre a long time ago. At least round 3 was longer and many buildings were in play and players completed nice series. 3 players were fighting for Pharoahs and Nathalie finally won this battle by 1 over Mario and Martin to help her win the game by 1 point.
Game 2) Final scoring