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What goes around...
« on: May 26, 2015, 09:33:40 AM »
Monday was a holiday here in the states, so I got to play two games of Carcassonne with various expansions against the same opponent. Game 1 was a fairly close and steady battle until about the mid-way point, when one of the cities started getting big (and ended up with a cathedral). Then the fight was on! Mayors were placed, a wagon moved in, glomming attempts were blocked, fortunes changed turn-by-turn ... and finally I won the city 6-5 in meeple votes. Total tally: 63 points, so not too shabby. Over the rest of the game, my opponent caught up some with cities, but I did a little better with farms. At the final accounting, I ended up winning by exactly those 63 points.

Later that day was Game 2. This one started similarly, but my opponent turned cutthroat when it came to farming. I had a decent farm of my own, but she controlled a bigger farm 2-0. With a couple of fancy moves I got 2 farmers onto her big farm near the end of the game to share control. Of course, it wasn't near enough to the end of the game. Over the course of 4 turns, she added another farmer to that farm AND sneaked her big meeple onto my best farm, ultimately winning both. I was definitely outplayed and outmaneuvered. Final score: I lost by exactly the same 63 points that I had won by in Game 1. The cosmic accountants got the ledgers to come out perfectly.

Until the next game...

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Re: What goes around...
« Reply #1 on: May 26, 2015, 11:18:41 AM »
Thanks obervet, I enjoyed reading about those games!

It sounds like an ideal Carcassonne session as you won and lost one game each and even had exactly the same overall score!  :(y)


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