Billabong Boardgamers - 13th January 1998
Well, it was just 3 members plus my parents who are staying for a month. So far, during their stay, (since 22nd Dec) we have played:-
David has a strangely similar yet very different game called Metropolis, so was keen to see this (Ravensburger) in action. Being a 5 player game, lots were spread& deals were being done frantically. I got a stranglehold on the 80s block & David on the 50s & 30s. I got my hospital with full score, & he got his Mall with 1 off. However, the final results were:-
SETTLERS OF CATAN
We tried the Alan Stewart method of island creation, but didn't notice that there were two 9s adjacent to each other. Donna got onto the join & as 9s were rolled about every 6 rolls ,cleaned up in about 40 minutes. She had 2 cities in the first 2 rounds! Even the robber was unable to seriously dint her supplies. David went for cards, & when he was sure about being in second place, gave the game to Donna. This created a certain amount of discussion, regarding the ethics of giving the game away, settling for second, attacking 2nd for a realistic chance of improving one's finishing position, rather than always trying to beat the leader.
Final scores were
Donna - 4 cities & Longest rd. Total 10.
Sorry the report is not as long or detailed as Doug's but I can't stay up half the night after a session writing it ;-)