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Weekend Gaming: Caverna and Trajan

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERACaverna was the choice again Saturday.  We had five this time, with Joe, Kevin, Louis, Gina, and I all playing.  I had intended to focus mines and donkeys to produce food and goods, but I never quite got there.  I was too slow to get a couple of the furnishings I wanted and just wasn’t moving as smoothly as I’d like.

Louis had a really nice farm going with only two dwarves.  Joe had four of his dwarves, while Kevin and Gina each had three.  I had a full five by the end of the game, but it wasn’t until I bought the furnishing that allowed me to feed my family with my weapons.  I was then able to spend my fortune of ore on feeding my family, but it wasn’t terribly inefficient.  Joe had the most efficient and powerful farm, gathering stone and using it for points, along with plenty of gold at the end.

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Gina called it a night, so the rest of us stayed up for Trajan.  I am apparently terrible at the game, but it was still fun.  I wanted to work the senate and the military for points, but really didn’t progress either very well.  Kevin had managed to get two sets of four from the workers using a couple of wildcards, and that 40 points set him well in the lead.

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Until next time, happy gaming!

Weekend Gaming: Away from Home

 

 

We spent the weekend visiting family, but we did bring some games along.  Gina and I played a couple games of Cribbage and a round of Terra Mystica Friday.  I managed to take all three games.  Cribbage took some excellent luck with the cribs, and Terra Mystica was a close game with the witches triumphing over the mermaids.

We both built a bunch of dwellings early, taking advantage of the bonuses.  The cult bonuses all required four power, so they were pretty much ignored.  I had a slightly better position for my towns, and with an early temple and sanctuary, I was able to grab the favor that made it so towns only required six power worth of buildings.  That really helped, and I was able to get three towns completed.

Gina did get the largest empire bonus, but I had most of the cult track bonuses and came away with the win.

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Saturday evening we joined Nick for a game of Trajan.  I had went for the crafting tiles, but didn’t really play it all that well.  I did get quite a few Trajan tiles, while Nick and Gina got most of the bonus tiles.  Gina and Nick also did most of the work in the legionnaire area.  In the end, Nick’s cards and bonuses were just too much to overcome, and he beat me by three points.

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Until next time, happy gaming!

 


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