Gaming catchup


Two quickies:

First, last week’s session report from the Ra’anana Boardgames Group is up and available here.

Second, over Shabbat, Susan and I played a couple of games of Dominion. I would not have thought it a contender for a two player game, but Elad suggested we give it a try. It’s fast, easy, and we both know it well enough to have a competitive game. And it wasn’t half bad as a two player game.

We played the Size Distortion and Village Square collections from the base set rulebook. Susan clobbered me when we played Size Distortion; by the time I was getting ready to strip my deck down to the bare essentials and become super effective, Susan had cleaned out the Duchy victory point deck! I got a small measure of revenge with the Village Square, managing a win by just 3 points. Both games took less than half an hour, and were good fun.

[Incidentally, I have the Dominion Intrigue set, but cannot quite get up the enthusiasm to try it out. It looks to be a more chaotic game, with some tricky mechanics. Others speak highly of it, though. ]