The small box evening was concluded with Cronberg.
Only the second time we've played this, but similar tactics on display both times. Some players going for regular points by trying to get their pieces back and others tying their pieces in so they get positives but dont come back. Pauls aim was to lock all his pieces onto the board for as many points as possible, and didn't get a single token back during the whole game. Andy was going for getting his pieces back and for a large chunk of the game was the only person to score. He managed to return 3 pieces before anyone else got 1 back but only 1 of these 3 scores was positive. Tel did get 1 piece back towards the end of the game however it scored zero. Oggie also got a couple of pieces back for a combined total of -5. Tels was delighted to place his last 2 pieces for a combined total of -10, this was because he'd managed to avoid the 2 death spots of -20 and -42!!!! Andy and Oggie shared these to ensure they both finished negative though Andy was relived to remain on the score track. Pauls tactic came up trumps as he run out a comfortable winner.
Paul 47, Tel 24, Andy -13, Oggie -27
Ratings / 10
Paul 7, Tel 8, Andy 8, Oggie 7