Last week, lots of folks were eager to give the new Vladimir Chvatil creation a try, but the game only accommodates four players. So, I made a promise to bring the game again this week so more could play it.
The captains this week were Bo Link, Kevin Bender, Rhonda Bender and Ryan Sliwoski. Bo assumed the lead position in the first round, and was able to successfully deliver numerous goods and take a healthy lead over Kevin.
The second turn, however, proved to be incredibly harsh. Several players had peeked at the Adventure cards, so knew some of the perils they would face. Still, there is only so much a player can do to prepare for the inevitable onslaught, and much of what occurs is left to the whims of lady luck. Everyone was battered mercilessly, with Bo’s ship actually being split into two sections. Kevin seemed to endure the carnage better than his opponents, earning 32 cosmic credits to zoom into the lead.
The final turn proved lucrative to everyone … everyone, that is, except Ryan, who was ultimately enslaved on the final turn. Bo again proved the most financially astute captain, earning 54 credits to surpass Kevin and claim the victory.
Round 1: Bo 24, Kevin 13, Rhonda 5, Ryan 0
Round 2: Kevin 45, Bo 30, Ryan 20, Rhonda 18
Round 3: Bo 84, Kevin 78, Rhonda 57, Ryan 34
Ratings: Kevin 7, Ryan 6.5, Rhonda 6, Bo 6