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Re: Bridges, Castles & Bazaars League: Castles
« Reply #30 on: March 09, 2017, 02:39:24 pm »
I made a screenshot of this interesting situation right at the beginning of my game with Chooselife.
At the first bazaar one of the two auctioned tiles was a CCCC, and it was clear that this tile would be impossible to place anywhere on the playing field. We wondered what would happen. I received this tile at the bazaar, and I was the second player after the auction. The solution was obvious: as the CCCC was skipped I was the next player to draw a tile. (As a consequence at the end of the game I could draw the last tile although Chooselife was the starting player.)
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Re: Bridges, Castles & Bazaars League: Castles
« Reply #31 on: March 10, 2017, 07:31:06 am »
What happens if the first player in the bazaar gets an unplaceable tile? Does he receive immediately a new tile (would be rather unfair for the second player because his bidding tactics maybe become obsolete due to the new tile) or is he just skipped (would be obviously unfair for the first player).

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Re: Bridges, Castles & Bazaars League: Castles
« Reply #32 on: March 11, 2017, 02:51:03 am »
7 games played, 3 left.
"I never lose. Either I win or I learn." (Nelson Mandela)

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Re: Bridges, Castles & Bazaars League: Castles
« Reply #33 on: March 16, 2017, 02:52:02 pm »
MrNumbers vs. Chooselife
82:98

I lost the farm therefore lost the game. My two meeples were stuck in the big city for the whole game, needed crrf tile, and it came with last two tiles, which were actually bazaar bidding tiles, me choosing. Chooselife wisely bid and I would lost regardless of my choice (sold or buy). Well played, Chooselife!

We have 2 more games left to play, both involves thodekey. Nothing is decided yet in our group, either first, nor last places.

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Re: Bridges, Castles & Bazaars League: Castles
« Reply #34 on: March 16, 2017, 03:33:28 pm »
My last game in the group:

:violet-meeple: Leven vs  :blue-meeple: Thodekey 139:133

What a thrilling game it was.
Thodekey played excellent, made only one significant mistake but it probably cost him the game: he wanted to put a farmer on the FFFF bazaar tile but instead of that he deployed a thief on the bridge. :(
Still, he could win the main farm which was worth 41 points, but I could compensate that with completing two big cities (and one of them was located in the vicinity of one of my castles).
Thanks for the game, Thomas, you still have good chances to win the group.
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Re: Bridges, Castles & Bazaars League: Castles
« Reply #35 on: March 17, 2017, 03:46:58 am »
Only one game left, and we still don't know the winner of the group. Last game will be "winner takes it all".
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Re: Bridges, Castles & Bazaars League: Castles
« Reply #36 on: March 17, 2017, 05:45:07 am »
That's pretty tight until the end!  Nice! Last game: Pro Player MrNumbers versus Rookie Thodekey.  Yep, hereby i claim the underdog position!

When are you available for the last game, Mr Numbers?  I can tomorrow morning or next thursday evening.

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Re: Bridges, Castles & Bazaars League: Castles
« Reply #37 on: March 17, 2017, 05:55:20 am »
When are you available for the last game, Mr Numbers?  I can tomorrow morning or next Thursday evening.
I am available mostly on evenings, after 21:30 CET. If you can't play any other day before Thursday, let it be Thursday.

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Re: Bridges, Castles & Bazaars League: Castles
« Reply #38 on: March 17, 2017, 06:13:56 am »
How much are tickets?

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Re: Bridges, Castles & Bazaars League: Castles
« Reply #39 on: March 17, 2017, 07:02:43 am »
The best is, Dan, it's for free!  You just have to bring in your own beer....real beer!  >:D

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Re: Bridges, Castles & Bazaars League: Castles
« Reply #40 on: March 22, 2017, 05:45:27 am »
Is this game still scheduled to take place tomorrow evening?

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Re: Bridges, Castles & Bazaars League: Castles
« Reply #41 on: March 22, 2017, 07:33:08 am »
Is this game still scheduled to take place tomorrow evening?

Yes it is OR even better, MrNumbers: I'm available this evening as well.  Your call.  :yellow-meeple:

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Re: Bridges, Castles & Bazaars League: Castles
« Reply #42 on: March 22, 2017, 02:20:26 pm »
MrNumbers vs. Thodekey
98:131

My worst game ever. My meeple management was terrible. Thodekey dominated throughout the whole game. Excellent play by my opponent. Congratulations on winning the group!

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Re: Bridges, Castles & Bazaars League: Castles
« Reply #43 on: March 22, 2017, 02:24:54 pm »
Final results table of our group.

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Re: Bridges, Castles & Bazaars League: Castles
« Reply #44 on: March 22, 2017, 02:36:49 pm »
Thank you, MrNumbers.

The stakes on this game were big: the winning player was certain to win the group, in case of a tie MrNumbers had better results and the loosing player wasn't even certain of a second place...that would depend on the score difference.
No need to say it was a very stressing game, for me too, believe me.  Although MrNumbers' meeple trapped in the middle gave me an advantage, I think the key element was the big city in the SE.  If it had been finished, the score would have been something else but MrNumbers didn't get the tiles he wanted and this way, 2 of his meeples got stuck in it during a long time which gave me an advantage in the smal city scoring and farming part.  One extra meeple of MrNumbers got stuck on a long road in the north during quite a long time as well...in the end I completed that road giving MrNumbers 9 points extra and releasing that meeple but it joined my farmer with another with gave me the upper hand in the 12-points farm.  Not sure if that was such a great move.

Anyway, I wish you good luck for the rest of the league!


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