My kingdom for a point. Or two.

A quiet pre Rosh Hashanah session, started off with Yehudah and me introducing Sheer to Hansa Teutonica. Yehuda did his usual excellent job of explaining the rules, and off we went.

Blue is the color

Blue is the color

Like many of these games, a first timer is going to struggle to compete effectively with those who have experienced the game before. And so it proved, though Sheer did better than most, and probably enjoyed more the fact that he damaged my efforts to get the win.

A quiet part of the board

A quiet part of the board

I secured the multiple actions I needed, and several times benefited from a good action tile draw. But I should have been more aggressive towards the other players and that probably cost me the game. I lost out by a single measly point and probably would have won had I been paying more attention. I was too busy enjoying the game.

Next we moved on to Dominion: Intrigue, where my early draw of the Swindler caused Yehuda to moan, and Sheer to celebrate. Although I had a decent enough hand, I lost out to Sheer’s winning combinations.

Yehuda departed to meet his grocery delivery, and Sheer and I played Star Realms. I did such a good job of teaching this, that Sheer crushed me. Great fun. Accessible, light, but with room for thoughtful play. And fast.

That’s it for this year. Here’s to more and better gaming in the new year.

Shanah Tovah!