Games Night 26th April 2021

Four of us for this virtual week!

This time we kicked off with Puerto Rico ((Rio Grande)).

I game I quite enjoy, though never do very well at.
Lots of things happened, and our boards ended up looking like this:

Yes, we all thought the boards were really tiny on the screen as well.
Final scores:
Malcolm: 37
Matt: 49
Paul: 53
Phil: 39

A win for Paul. I felt somewhat vindicated, although I predictably lost, I wasn’t that far behind Phil.
Matt called it a night, leaving the three of us on our lonesome.

Next up we Phil introduced us to CuBirds (Catch-Up Games)

I got really good and getting a good hand and then losing everything to a reshuffle.
The final collections looked like this:

With my final hand being:

Phil was the winner.
I quite enjoyed this one, though it did get a bit annoying having my hand taken off of me every time I had something workable.
Another great evening!

Games Night 29th March 2021

Six of us for this virtual week!

We thought we’d try our hand at Al Hambra (Queen Games)

We got our money cards and play commenced.
We all built something.
And scored something:

Emily Malcolm Matt Paul Phil Ruthie
86 56 58 62 75 56

A decent win for Emily there.

Next up we played Seven Wonders (Repos Production)

Cards were played, money changed hands and armies did their thing.

Final scores:

Emily Malcolm Matt Paul Phil Ruthie
CONFLICT 2 -3 6 16 1 6
COINS 2 3 1 8 10 6
WONDER 0 10 7 10 10 10
CIVILIAN 13 6 19 6 22 23
SCIENCE 13 5 0 4 4 0
COMMERCE 5 3 3 3 4 0
GUILD 14 8 22 0 0 6
Total 51 32 58 47 51 51

Matt’s civilisation for the win!

Finally we played Downforce (Restoration Games)

After the bidding, we owned some cars:

Emily (Determined): Blue
Malcolm (Aggressive): Orange
Matt (Tricky): Green
Paul (Cunning): Red
Phil (Strategic): Yellow
Ruthie (Unpredictable): Black

The end of the race looked a bit like this:

A solid win for Phil!!!