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Other Games / Re: Cacao board game with similarities to Carcassonne
« on: December 12, 2020, 01:20:28 PM »
Cacao is now on Board Game Arena!

Other Games / Re: KICKSTARTER (watch your purses)
« on: December 08, 2020, 10:33:17 AM »
Thanks Decar, I completely forgot it was on BGA - I should probably play it sometime before buying a Big Box!

Other Games / Re: KICKSTARTER (watch your purses)
« on: December 08, 2020, 07:03:01 AM »
Hello old friends!

Just popped in because I got notification of the Alhambra Big Box 2nd Edition KS. A few years ago I was waiting for this - a better artwork version of the game in a big box with a bunch of expansions. But since I haven't bought games for a couple of years now and because we all know about Queen's reputation, I'm unlikely to back it - although I could be convinced! Anyway, thoughts from any fans of the game?

Amazing stuff Dan! Huge congratulations!

General / Re: Carcassonne FAQ
« on: May 02, 2020, 11:26:32 AM »
Amazing job Dan!

News and Events / Re: Official one player rules!!
« on: April 19, 2020, 02:47:58 AM »
There are two instances where the rules say city when they should say road.

Upcoming Scheduled Games / Re: Keep Calm and Play Carcassonne
« on: March 26, 2020, 10:39:58 AM »
Looking forward to the next time!

Should we try for this Sunday night at about the same time (8:30pm UK/Portugal)?

Upcoming Scheduled Games / Re: Keep Calm and Play Carcassonne
« on: March 26, 2020, 01:26:53 AM »
Great game with danisthirty and Decar last night with I&C, T&B and the phantom.

Final scores:
 :green-meeple: 187
 :black1-meeple: 153
 :blue-meeple: 150

During the first half of the game, we gradually accumulated points with Dan and Decar in the lead after sharing a decent city while everyone got a feel for the game. There were a few big early moves:
- Dan trapped my big meeple and builder in a city, but I luckily drew the one CFRF tile to complete the city about halfway through the game.
- I trapped Decar's builder in another city which he couldn't recover.
- Dan played his big meeple on a farm pretty early on, with 77 tiles still remaining. I eventually did the same.

By about the halfway stage, the main narrative of the game was set, with Decar consistently in the lead by 15-20 points but Dan and I battling for the biggest farm, setting the stage for a close finish. I managed to tie the main farm with fewer than 10 tiles left (bottom left corner of the board) and that pretty much clinched the game for me as I already had a small lead over Dan and also had two eight-point cloisters on the board and outright ownership of two of the trade goods, all of which allowed me to overtake Decar too. I was a bit surprised at the final score because it felt like a much closer game throughout.

Thanks for the game, let's do it again soon!

Upcoming Scheduled Games / Re: Keep Calm and Play Carcassonne
« on: March 24, 2020, 06:59:39 AM »
Wednesday works for me. 8:30pm UK time?

Done! Who else is keen? Anyone from the old weekly games? Rosco? MrNumbers? B1nder?

Upcoming Scheduled Games / Re: Keep Calm and Play Carcassonne
« on: March 24, 2020, 04:34:42 AM »
Should we try to organise a game for this Wednesday evening European time?

Upcoming Scheduled Games / Re: Keep Calm and Play Carcassonne
« on: March 23, 2020, 04:32:51 AM »
Merit for you and I'm definitely in! I'm on Portugal/UK time (CET -1) and I'm available pretty much any evening these days!

Reviews & Session Reports / Re: Old enemies renew their fierce rivalry
« on: March 22, 2020, 05:44:20 AM »
Whaaaaaat??? Dan and expansions??? That is IMPOSSIBLE!!!! :o

As long as it's not the Count, I can usually force him into it! ;)

Reviews & Session Reports / Old enemies renew their fierce rivalry
« on: March 21, 2020, 04:47:55 AM »
Last night danisthirty and jungleboy renewed their ancient rivalry in an epic game that would have been played in front of a full house at JCloisterZone Arena if not for the international ban on mass gatherings.

The game was base + Besiegers + Mage & Witch + phantom. It was close all the way and in the end, I secured a 152-149 victory with the last tile of the game, a FFFR cloister which allowed me to tie up the main farm.

IIRC, we also played another game before this one but I don't remember who won. I'll just assume it was me!

General / Re: attic sale
« on: March 09, 2020, 07:18:26 AM »
The ring is amazing but a better photo would indeed be nice  ;)

General / Re: I love the postman...
« on: February 20, 2020, 09:09:18 AM »
I've got the version without the wooden ark, and am a bit jealous now ;)

I can feel your inadequacy from here

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