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Re: Carcassonne Minis League: Goldminers
« Reply #15 on: August 01, 2017, 10:57:53 AM »
I am in the chat room on and off if any of you folks want a league game with me this evening.

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Re: Carcassonne Minis League: Goldminers
« Reply #16 on: August 01, 2017, 11:10:45 PM »
3 games played, 12 left.
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Re: Carcassonne Minis League: Goldminers
« Reply #17 on: August 02, 2017, 01:13:53 AM »
After 7 weeks, we still have 2 participants with no games played.  I'm speechless....

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Re: Carcassonne Minis League: Goldminers
« Reply #18 on: August 02, 2017, 06:13:19 AM »
I can't believe I'm tied with Merlin, ranking number one in games played in the group...
Joe and I have a difficult timing issue. I honestly cannot play games during normal work time. I can browse the forum occasionally, but that's it. And Joe usually only has time in the day. Joe tried to find a time in the evening last week, but that's unsuccessful.
I never got any response from DeatzoSeol. Neither do I know anything about his/her time zone or availability. But s/he has played a game with Merlin, so hopefully s/he will get back to me soon.
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Re: Carcassonne Minis League: Goldminers
« Reply #19 on: August 02, 2017, 10:53:29 AM »
I'm in the chatroom and on slack channel if anyone can play.
Who got a smudge on the tile?

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Re: Carcassonne Minis League: Goldminers
« Reply #20 on: August 03, 2017, 10:12:18 AM »
Had my game with khalidqasrawi today.  The gold bars gave me the edge I needed for the victory, most of which I didn't even need to work for.  khalidqasrawi played very well and had a few of my meeples trapped early on, some of which never escaped.  The game started out very strange with 4 crop circles coming out in the first 10 tiles.  Final score:
khalidqasrawi:  166  :red-meeple:
JoeSesquipedalian: 189  :green-meeple:

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Re: Carcassonne Minis League: Goldminers
« Reply #21 on: August 06, 2017, 04:46:55 PM »
Next up:

:red-meeple: Khalidqasrawi 173 vs. :blue-meeple: DeatzoSeol 138

As always, gold is the winner here. If it wasn't for the gold, the score would have been much more even. I made the fatal mistake of not focusing on the gold enough and it cost me 40 points. Lesson learned people: this game is about the gold!
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Re: Carcassonne Minis League: Goldminers
« Reply #22 on: August 08, 2017, 12:41:15 PM »
Lesson learned people: this game is about the gold!
This could be actual true :D
From 18 games (till now) 12 were won by most gold owners, in 4 games there was gold tie, and only in 2 games player could win without gold majority, and both these games were won by Jéré!

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Re: Carcassonne Minis League: Goldminers
« Reply #23 on: August 16, 2017, 12:52:58 PM »
5 games played, 10 left.

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Re: Carcassonne Minis League: Goldminers
« Reply #24 on: August 23, 2017, 01:00:18 PM »
Here's the game between Piet_Agoras and me.
PA's first two tiles got him 8 points with two small cities. My first two tiles got me a road with I abandoned after PA sent the witch.
I managed to block three of his meeples early in the game, but he retrieved two of them using crop circles.
Later in the game, he managed again to trap four of my meeples, but I could only retrieve one. In the meantime there is fierce fight for the field. I managed to share the big field with my last tile, the flier tile north of my farmer with 36 points in the west. We also have other candidate farmers for the big field, but I didn't get the correct tile for my farmer in far north scoring 0 points. Meanwhile, I managed to stop PA's farmer on the NE corner from connecting to our big farm. Had one of these farmers had a different story, the game would be totally different.

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Re: Carcassonne Minis League: Goldminers
« Reply #25 on: August 26, 2017, 01:58:18 PM »
205 :yellow-meeple: Merlin_89 - Piet_Agoras :red-meeple: 81

I can say I owned that game! We've thrown ourselves into game from the beginning! We quickly used our supply of meeples... farms, cities, CLOISTERS, we started to run on fumes. But we were in different situations, I blocked few of Piet_Agoras's meeples, and completed few of my features. I could play, and he was stuck. And game looked like that for a long time, I could complete, grab gold, ADD POINTS.

Carcassonne's scenario you dream about. Piet_Agoras, it had to be tough game for you... Thanks!

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Re: Carcassonne Minis League: Goldminers
« Reply #26 on: August 27, 2017, 03:25:01 AM »
7 games played, 8 left.

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Re: Carcassonne Minis League: Goldminers
« Reply #27 on: August 28, 2017, 02:26:02 PM »

Next up:

:blue-meeple: Piet_Agoras 153 vs. :red-meeple: Khalidqasrawi 135

I won despite not having the gold majority :). I've learned my lesson of my previous match and started a little more slowly using my meeples. But still, we both locked 4 meeples in 2 citys. I was able to free one of them, and that enabled me to claim some smaller cities and roads. In the end, I made a mistake where I forgot that I was out of meeples, which gave Khalid 2 extra gold and finished a road for him. Luckely for me my advantage was big enough to secure the win. Thanks Khalidqasrawi for the close game.
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Re: Carcassonne Minis League: Goldminers
« Reply #28 on: September 04, 2017, 11:32:59 AM »
165 :yellow-meeple: Merlin_89 - Khalidqasrawi  :red-meeple: 144

After the game Khalidq said that he'd never doubted, I'd win... but our match was much more complicated.

I had better start, I could complete some features, and Khalidq got mostly useless tiles - I saw that. It wasn't long until we took all our guns out. We fought for city, we had meeeples in cloisters, I pushed Khalid into building the big city, I rushed into claiming farm... Our free stack of meeples was limited, but Khalidq's became empty for some time. I felt comfortable, but he came back with points and gold that buried points gap between us. We were even, but I was in possession of big farm with 2 meeples and it gave me control of the game. I was afraid, he'd go after it, but he was down on meeples and he didn't make this move.

I won, but final result surprised me! Khalidq scored 65 road points, more than I was able to score with cities! I clearly won that game with farms, but result could be different because of crazy big impact of gold - 2 more gold bars for Khalidq and he'd be dead even with me.

Competitive match. Thanks for the game.
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Re: Carcassonne Minis League: Goldminers
« Reply #29 on: September 05, 2017, 12:37:12 PM »
9 games played, 6 left.


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