- Chris GrzywaczUnited States
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I taught two people, Nathaniel and Chad to play Musee. We set up the board, removing cards #51 - #60 (for a 2 and 4 player game). We alternated stairways and chandeliers between row 1 and 2 and 2 and 3.
Chad started the games by focusing on trying to keep the same colors in the same row (points collected at the end of the game are increased by having the same "themed" colors next to each other). Each player drew a card after playing a card into their own Musee.
Nathaniel focused on completing rows first (the person that complete each row or "floor" first gets a bonus cards worth extra points) and linking similar themed paintings by staircase (worth three extra points each, at the end of the game).
Chad ran out of moves with three spaces open in his Musee. He captured one floor for points, but had a nice run of yellowed themed and green themed paintings on two of the floors. You get a point for each painting played in the Musee.
Nathaniel completed two floors first for two bonus cards and filled all of his Musee spaces. In addition, he had 5 staircases to Chad's two. He won the game by 14 points. There are no points for connected chandeliers.
This game had some really nice items going for it. First, the paintings are great, Nathaniel recognized many of the paintings from being an art major in college. Also, the strategy is sound, there is an element of luck, but once you learn to play, the game can go quicker and you can play a couple to find out who is the best Musee Aficionado!
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