Suburbia had another outing at this week’s session, with Yehuda coaching Ken, Laurie, and Susan on how to play. It’s not a difficult game, mechanically, but the consequences and impacts of each tile played can take a while to assimilate. And, if players think about it, this can result in analysis paralysis. From my nearby perch, I did see one or two instances of this, but not too many. And the two hour playing time (including explanations) was reasonable for a mostly first time outing.
The action heated up near the end, with enough verbal and visual evidence available to confirm people were enjoying themselves – a mix of joy, frustration, and post game talk of “If only…” while thinking up strategies for the next game. It looked like it was a good gameing experience and all were willing to give it another go. (And I still have the expansion, unwrapped.) Oh, and Ken won. Well done, Ken.
Meanwhile Peleg and I completed a couple of games of Netrunner. He was the Runner and I was the Corporation. We were both a bit rules rusty, but eventually got into our stride.
After that, Peleg and I still had time for me to introduce him to Star Realms. I did a good job because he got his revenge for his losses in Netrunner, by absolutely squashing me! Well done, Peleg.