Day 113 – Building Emp… Kingdoms

A very satisfying victory…

With a final score of 31-64-87, clearly my Kingdom was best. My strategy of racing to the finish was more effective than I had anticipated.

Setting up the Board

Setting up the Board

The goals of the game were somewhat conflicting this time around. On the one hand “Citizens” was encouraging building a single big settlement, whereas “Hermits” would have favoured many individual houses all over the board. I chose to go conservative with “Citizens” all over the centre of the board. This also left me enough room to maximize bonus points from the “Lords” goal on at least 2 of the quadrants.

Ken not-Duncan takes a Panorama

Ken not-Duncan takes a Panorama

I’m sure none of that meant anything to non-board-gamers.

I should arrange to convert a few more of my friends. They never like the idea of board games, until they actually play a few. And Risk or Monopoly don’t count. Those are dull!

I’ve seen people who claim not to like any games at all get hyper-competitive, before asking if they can come do it again sometime.

Nothing but Settlements as Far as the Lens can See

Nothing but Settlements as Far as the Lens can See

It can seem a bit daunting at first, but that’s just the first game, maybe the second… most of the games we have are actually fairly simple rules-wise. What’s complicated is the ways in which the rules interact, and the creative ways your friends will find to stab you in the back.

As I said…

It’s fun!