Game Logs: June 19th, 2004
Our June gaming date went off without a hitch. We had 2 newcomers --
welcome Keith and the other person who's name I can't find recorded! -- Dave
Jump To: [ Tigris & Euphrates Settlers of Cataan Get the Goods TransAmerica3 Puerto Rico Bohnanza ]
Tigris & EuphratesThis was a learning game of the classic Reiner Knizia game of kingdom building.
Dan, Dave and Keegan had never played before; Rob had only a few times.
After stumbling through the rules explanation we gave it a try.
I enjoyed this game a lot...I didn't rate it too high as there were a lot of
learning pains (not Rob's fault), but I'd like to play again.
Winner: DaveScores: Dave: 12, Rob: 11, Keegan: 11, Dan: 7
Ratings: Dave: 7.5, Rob: 9, Keegan: 9, Dan: 6
Average Rating: 7.88
Settlers of CataanThis is the now classic and still popular game of trading and building. This is Bob's favorite game
and I see he's getting more people playing...
Winner: TomScores: Josh: 5, Bob: 6, Tom: 10
Ratings: Josh: 8, Bob: 9, Tom: 9
Average Rating: 8.67
Get the GoodsWhile waiting for Dave to show, Keegan, Dan and I played the Alan Moon set collecting game. With a similar mechanic as other games, you are trying to collect sets of goods (like yachts, oil, jewelery, art, ...). You score by having either the most or second most of each set of goods.
Winner: RobScores: Rob: 43, Keegan: 38, Dan: 33
Ratings: Rob: 8, Keegan: 8, Dan: 7
Average Rating: 7.67
Winner: BobScores: Bob: 10, Josh: 9, Rob: 7, Tom: 2
Ratings: Bob: 9, Josh: 6.5, Rob: 7, Tom: 5
Average Rating: 6.88
Puerto RicoWell, my winning streak for Puerto Rico ended abruptly as Rob managed to squeak by Dean.
I think the 5-player Puerto Rico game provides more of a challenge as it feels like there is
less you can do to better yourself, however Puerto is ALWAYS fun in my opinion.
Winner: RobScores: Rob: 52, Dean: 50, Keegan: 43, Dave: 44, Dan: 32
Ratings: Rob: 7, Dean: 8, Keegan: 8, Dave: 9, Dan: 8
Average Rating: 8.00
BohnanzaThis is a game of bean farming. All kinds of beans! Rob taught us his alternate
bean names based on the pictures as he has the German edition with some not-so-easy to say
German bean names. This is an interesting game where you plant, trade/donate and harvest.
Winner: RobScores: Rob: 16, Dean: 14, Dave: 14, Keith: 14
Ratings: Rob: 8, Dean: 5, Dave: 7.5, Keith: 8
Average Rating: 7.12