I missed yesterday’s games, thanks to a 39-degree fever. Nasty.
Last week Petri wasn’t present, so we took the opportunity to play games Petri doesn’t care about that much. Unfortunately that list includes Age of Steam… So, of course, that was the first thing on the list. We played the Poland map from Winsome Games. It was fun, but a bit easy with just three players. The map has some interesting features, nothing particularly earth-shaking.
We also played another game of Fresh Fish. This time we had correct expropriation rules and a right-sized playing area. It was much better than the week before, but still it wasn’t much of a success. Too bad. I like it, but for some reason my fellow gamers don’t.
Mystery Rummy: Jack the Ripper, on the other hand, was more successful. It took a hand for my opponents to figure out the game, then it went down smooth. One of the guys already bought his own copy of the game.
What else… I’ve been playing lots of Oregon at Yucata.de. It’s a lovely game. Luck-heavy, maybe, but particularly the two-player game works well and is an interesting challenge. I like it, it’s a good example of the short and smart genre I like. I’m hoping Kingdom Builder turns out to be another highlight in this genre. I bought my own copy already, but I haven’t been able to play it more than once so far, and that was with my five-year-old son.