Impromptu gaming.... 2/21-2/22
So having played for a full day on Monday wasn't enough. I had a very positive response to my post saying that I was off this week, and that I could play some more during the day this week. So Tuesday Simon and Michael came by my house around noon. Michael and I played Battle Line and Confrontation until Simon showed up.
Battle Line was a quick an intense game with Michael scoring 3 flags almost in a row before I won my first. It ended 5-4 Michael.
Confrontation.... I won the first game, Michael the second. On the first, I was lucky killing Frodo really early in the game. On the second, I left this big gaping hole towards Mordor that I just couldn't cover, and Frodo just swept by. I've still to try it with the "super special" magic cards.
Tigris and Euphrates... Like my wife says, "you never win on those games that you so passionately explain to others". I ended last, with a very close game between Simon and Michael (another one for Michael after tie breaker).
And last but not least, Carcassonne the City. I'm very pleased with this light-but-deep self-contained (no expansions needed) Carcassonne version. Many ways to score, and some occurring during the later phases of the game (so managing meeples carefully is key). Michael once again won, BUT ONLY because he mooched from my 22 point civilian meeple! I tried to have majority of meeples where he so blatantly decided to mooch from, but it was towards the end of the game and the last few tiles didn't help me achieve this. I came in second behind by 12 points (or so).
So today I decided to make a hard hard decision.... I need to take a looong break from my addiction (hobby). Today I realized that I've had it. I'm tired. I will to stop playing, or even think about games, and dedicate myself to other things for......................... 24hrs. I sure hope I can make it. 'Til then....