Azriel, Nechamiah, Roslynn, and Sheer joined Susan and me for this week’s game session, split into a short game, and a long game.
The short game was Carcassonne, a tile placement game of some vintage that Sheer and I knew fairly well. It was new to Azriel, Nechamiah, and Roslynn, but they did pretty well, and seemed to have a good time.
The long game was Dominion: Adventures, which saw Roslynn leave, and Susan join in. I watched, as I was tired and wanted to let everyone else better enjoy the four player experience. (With more than four players, Dominion is a real drag. Besides, I knew I stood no chance of winning.) The recommended setup produced a nice mix of cards, with a very definite different feel to the other strains of this game I have experience of.
One card – the Giant – kept throwing a spanner into plans by forcing players to trash cards. In addition, since nobody went for money, and the deck was otherwise slow, it too longer than usual. It was not boring – even to watch – but that did make it harder work for the players, especially Azriel and Nechamiah who were knew to these cards. Again, however, everyone seemed to have fun.
We have only dabbled with this Dominion version, and I can see it getting more play.