Saturday Game Report
We started Saturday off with empenadas and Tolkien! Rob, Steve, Ted, and I pulled out Knizia's Lord of the Rings and this week we ratcheted things up by adding in Friends and Foes. I had Battlefields already punched and ready, but after explaining the game with just F&F added the players new to the game (Rob and Ted) felt we had enough to digest without the extra layer. To keep things brief, we made it about halfway through Helms Deep when everyone except the Ringbearer bit the dust. Ringbearer (Pippen/Steve) lasted another 2-3 futile turns before succumbing as well. One thing that killed us was that Sam (i.e., me) when selected to take a black die roll for the team rolled eye symbols instead of corruption damage about four times, rocketing the Dark Lord towards us. Argh!
Time was growing short for Ted, so we decided to play 4-player Nexus Ops. A closely fought game was played, but evil Rob and his flight of dragons carried the day. Once again the player who held the monolith most of the game prevailed.
After Ted departed Rob recruited his brother Kevin to play, and we played a spirited game of Ruse and Bruise. I totally enjoyed the game, and my enjoyment was further enhanced by winning. Hooray!
By then pizza had arrived, and Steve had to leave. We decided to play one more game: Vinci. Amazingly, after spending almost the entire game in last place, Rob raced forward, overtook Kevin and I, and squeaked out victory by a nose! Congratulations, Rob!
Many thanks to Rob for hosting. Score another wonderful Saturday of SABG board game action.
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