Tuesday, May 22, 2007

May 22, 2007

Phil, Derek, and I started with a game of Domaine. This was Derek’s first game of Domaine, but he jumped to an early lead, as Phil and I battled over one of the corners. Eventually, Phil and I stopped picking on each other and went after Derek. We brought him down, but then Phil started to pull ahead, and eventually won the game with a commanding lead.

Next, we had just started to play Lord of the Fries, when a new person, Rush, joined us, so we dealt him in. We only played one round, which Derek won.

We then played several hands of Category 5. I do not remember who won.

Phil left, and Rush, Derek, and I played a quick game of Guillotine, which Derek won.

Tuesday, May 8, 2007

May 8, 2007

We had one new-comer this session, Ed. Ed was already there when I got there. He and I played a game of Yinsh, which he won, and then a game of PĆ¼nct, which I won.

By this time, Phil arrived, and the three of us played a game of Domaine. I concentrated on one region, and pretty much dominated the game. Phil tried to fight back from the center of the board, but by the time he got his central region closed, my one large region surrounded it on three sides, and I immediately played an alliance card, which pretty much doomed Phil. Ed was in third most of the game, but to be fair, it was his first playing, and I don’t think he quite “got it” until near the end.

Hal arrived, and the four of us played Masons. All four of us were extremely reluctant to give anyone else an opportunity to form a city. As a result, there was a lot of stuff on the board when the first city was finally formed, and I jumped to an early lead by scoring 27 points on it. I rapidly fell behind, however, and Phil held the lead for most of the rest of the game, and was the winner.

We then played Guillotine, which Hal won with 29 points.