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Billabong Boardgamers - 29th December, 2002 (at David's Cottage)

Present: Donna, Alan, Julian W, Brian, and David

Previous session report

David Coutts writes:

OLE

Adam, Donna, Brian, David.

As we knew that Julian as on his way, we decided on a quick game of OLE. Donna proved way too good for us over the four hands.

Cumulative scores:

Donna : 0, 10, 10, 17

Alan : 22, 24, 27, 36

David : 17. 22, 41, 48

Brian: 9, 28, 30, 30

(Julian arrives, and we  eat Pizza)

Puerto Rico

Adam, Donna, Brian, David, Julian.

Julian hasn't played this one - the rest of us had played at least once. As you can see from the scores, some players used a trading strategy, and some a building strategy. Brian ended the game by choosing mayor (and we ran out of colonists). It turned out to be the closest game of Puerto Rico any of us had played, with Julian pipping Alan in the tie-breaker (goods + ducats). Scores (trade, buildings, bonuses):

Donna: 15 + 16 + 0 = 31

Alan: 17 + 12 + 7 = 36 (6)

David: 10 + 19 + 6 = 35

Brian: 20 + 12 + 0 = 32

Julian: 22 + 14 + 0 = 36 (10)

Mu

We next turned to an old favourite (Brian isn't a great fan of it, but agreed to play).

I got off to a modestly good start despite an unsuccessful bid with partner Alan (bonus score each round in bold):

Alan : 7

Brian: 13 + 5 = 18

Donna: 0 + 5 = 5

David: 24 - 10 = 14

Julian: 16 + 5 = 21

Brian then failed in his bid with partner Julian:

Alan : 7 + 0 + 5 = 12

Brian: 18 + 7 - 10 = 15

Donna: 5 + 35 + 5 = 45

David: 14 + 4 + 5 = 23

Julian: 21 + 14 = 35

Another failed bid (a big one) from Alan and partner Donna. A good destructor round for me:

Alan : 12 + 15 - 30 = -3

Brian: 15 + 4 + 15 = 34

Donna: 45 + 0 = 45

David: 23 + 34 + 15 = 72

Julian: 35 + 7 + 15 = 57

A great partnership between Alan and Donna - the first successful bid:

Alan : -3 + 30 + 50 = 77

Brian: 34 + 0 = 34

Donna: 45 + 23 + 50 = 118

David: 72 + 7  = 79

Julian: 57 + 0 = 57

A modest successful bid from me with partner Brian:

Alan : 77 + 3 = 80

Brian: 34 + 15 + 20 = 69

Donna: 118 + 5 = 123

David: 79 + 14 + 20 = 113

Julian: 57 + 23 = 80

A successful bid from Donna and partner Julian (or was it the other way round?):

Alan : 80 + 7 = 87

Brian: 69 + 16 = 85

Donna: 123 + 26 + 40 = 189

David: 113 + 0 = 113

Julian: 80 + 11 + 40 = 131

An ambitious unsuccessful bid from me with partner Alan. Julian has 7 "7's" as vice, but didn't chose them as minor trumps (which I'd been hoping for). This meant Donna would win with the destructor bonus: 

Alan : 87 + 12 = 99

Brian: 85 + 12 + 15 = 112

Donna: 189 + 9 + 15 = 211

David: 113 + 21 - 30 = 104

Julian: 131 + 6 + 15 = 152

VINCI

This was one that Brian hadn't played. Brian had a good early game with his barbarian slavers, I had a good mid-game with my miners, Donna had a bad game throughout, but it was Alan who won through in the end (his two rebirths seemed quite effective):

Alan: 103

Julian: 90

Donna: 71

David: 95

Brian: 95

DAVID & GOLIATH

Brian claimed this one, denying Donna the title of Queen of the card games:

Alan 176, Brian 250, Donna 216, Julian 140, David 206. 

Brian then left on a high note, leaving the four of us to Medici:

MEDICI - game 1

David 139, Julian 123, Donna 121, Alan 108.

Having claimed my only win of the night, I then failed to fill my warehouse on round two of the next game and came last:

MEDICI - game 2

David 87, Julian 103, Donna 104, Alan 138.

 

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