Darren, Ashton, Dave and R.J. perused the game collection and settled on King’s Gate, a remake of the Lord of the Rings card game from Reiner Knizia. Wise choice, especially when considering that Darren was pushing for Zombies!
Based on the notes taken, the game flowed rather smoothly with only a few rules consultations necessary. Dave seemed to be the target, even though he wasn’t necessarily the leader. He made a valiant comeback later in the game, but it wasn’t enough to overcome the earlier setbacks.
Darren seemed to be leading through the entire game, but managed to fall just short, losing by only 1 point.
Finals: R.J. 22, Ashton 22, Darren 21, Dave 18
Ratings: R.J. 7.5, Dave 7, Ashton 7, Darren 5.5
The general assessment was that the game was a good “filler” with lots of hidden strategy.