By the edge of the lake

This week, we started with a warm-up of 6-Nimmt (in the guise of The Walking Dead remake) as Sheer was stuck in Tel Aviv traffic. Joining me were Amiram, John, Nadine, Peleg, and Yehuda.

Yehuda doesn’t like the game, and played in a rather distracted fashion. Nadine, being much more polite, tried it out with an open mind, and did will enough to win! Amiram was second, just ahead of me. Well done, Nadine and Amiram!

Next up, with Sheer’s arrival, we split into two groups.

Amiram, John, Peleg and Sheer played Five Tribes. Beyond knowing that Sheer won, I have no information. Hopefully one of the players will contribute a short report.

Yehuda and I introduced Nadine to Suburbia. We did it so well, she won! Admittedly, she was helped by some luck in the building availability suiting her strategy, and good advice from the other players. OK, good advice from one of the players. OK, good advice from Yehuda!

Basically, Nadine grabbed the Waterfront Realty building which gave her a lot of cash, and she leveraged that into buying a couple of key combinations that generated more cash and reputation. And, fortunately for Nadine, the approach fitted the public goals and her own goal.

Yehuda, strangely for him, never got going. (This may have been because he still hadn’t recovered from the hiding he got in 6-Nimmt…) Anyway, his purchases never seemed to combine well, and he was constantly chasing the game.

I had a green building strategy, but while it was good enough to get me second place, was never really good enough to mount a threat to Nadine. I could complain about the available tiles, but in truth Nadine just played better. Well done Nadine! (Again!)

Thanks to all who came – especially our Jerusalem visitors – for making it a great games night.