Session Report -- Friday Night
Jon and Michael made the perilous trek safely, and were rewarded! No children's videos. And games. Sweet, sweet games. First up was Indonesia. After explaining most of it to Jacqui, we got started. Yet another odd game. I went to merger-2 quickly, but nobody else did. Then, staying at 2 slots, I raised expansion and created the first siap-fajj company and raised my mergers to three. By this point, other players had raised their mergers, but we were still in Era B. We stayed in B for 4 turns (by my count), but then Era C flew by in a single turn. The scores were close, I had 1094, and the low was about 1020.
I think I'm at the point where I can write coherently about Indonesia strategy. Nothing epic, though. Perhaps over the weekend. This was one of our longer games of Indonesia, taking 2.5 hours (with rules). Next was Stage II. Ah, difficult questions. Fun, except for those damn hockey-related ones. Anyway, age triumphed as Jacqui and I traded categories, amidst accusations of collusion. When clearly everyone saw my bribery attempt fail. In any case, Jacqui won by a point.
Two quick games of Can't Stop rounded out the evening. I think Jon got one, and I got one.