Ben and David joined me for this week’s regular session, fresh from a joint outing to a culinary event in Tel Aviv. So, they were well fed and well watered, and in a jolly good mood. Although when we started playing games, the competitive urge was still there, they kept the good mood!
We started off with Ticket to Ride: Nordic Countries, and then played two games of Dominion.
Ben kept all 5 of his tickets. David and I kept 3. David spent a long time trying to get the right cards for the longest (nine train) route, but after playing it went into the lead.
Ben was doing well until I stopped him, er, in his tracks. Unfortunately for me, I was so busy congratulating myself on doing that, I forgot to complete one of the extra set of tickets I picked up. (Silly me.) And Ben recovered.
Ben completed four out of five tickets, as did I. David didn’t do that well…
Ben won. Well done, Ben!
In the first Dominion game, Ben got off to a good start, claiming the first 6 victory point card. But he could not quite get up enough momentum, and David and I closed on him. At the final count, I had secured the win by a narrow margin.
Ben got his revenge in the final game. David was having lots of fun with his Militia and Witch cards, but spent too long on them and not enough accumulating money or victory points. But he’s a novice at the game, so this valuable experience will stand him in good stead for the next time. In this game Ben did manage to keep up the momentum, and neither David nor I could keep up the pace. So, a win there for Ben.