With so many different games to play it can be difficult to revisit a favourite and crack into an unplayed expansion.
Today we did just that, we played the Daffodil line and we liked it so much we promptly played it again after a tea break.
First game was 3 player, Wife Donna and brother in law Paul and myself.
We all felt, and enjoyed the added layer or two of complexity.
You have your basic Snowdonia game with the added elements of picking daffodils ( big points for a nice bunch), smashing stone into rubble and filling in disused canals to then lay track over.
Timing is everything in Snowdonia and the daffodil line drills this home big time, normal track where you take off rubble suddenly merges up to a canal that actually requires rubble to fill it in and you will be handed a daffodil Gratis for your troubles....so long as you place the required amount of rubble on the particular canal card, fall short ( and this can easily happen if you "run on" with rubble taking/placing from a previous track card - gifting a daffodil to your opponent.
Playing the daffodil line left me thinking how extraordinarily good this amazing game is, so many different paths to victory:
Do you get a nice train to collect your lazy 3rd worker from the pub?
Do you go all out for daffodil collection?
Do you get some juicy contract cards and go the track laying route?
Do you score big building stations?
Do you go for a good all round mixed bag?
Do you optimise cube conversion at the risk of hoarding resources and diluting the bag - allowing the game better odds at building those precious tracks, canals and stations for you?
So many fantastic decisions to make each turn make this game a real winner.
I won the first game, Donna 2nd and Paul last.
Second game Donna won with some plucky pulling up of daffodils and station builds, I came in second, Paul 3rd and Charlie last.
What a superb game!
This small scenario is OOP but you can download the files for free and either print and sleeve or have a set professionally made up for you from an online printer.
I highly recommend you do.
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