Monday, April 14, 2008

Another SpielByWeb, Anyone?



Well, Rob, Tiffany, Sean, and I just finished up a game of Tikal. Rob was the outstanding victor! Surprisingly (to me, at least), it took just under a week to finish it up.

So who's up for another one? I could go for Amun-Re, Hoity Toity, Santiago, or even another game of Tikal (although I'd like to try the auction variant). I wouldn't mind learning Hacienda, either. Jeff and I had played a game of Reef Encounter on SpielByWeb once before, and it was very confusing since we hadn't played it with a real copy yet. Now that we own the game, I think it'd be great to play online but probably not for someone who hadn't played the game before.

Suggestions?

13 Comments:

At 8:28 AM, April 14, 2008, Blogger Jeff said...

Santiago!

or Amun Re.

I'm easy.

 
At 8:46 AM, April 14, 2008, Blogger Tiffany said...

is there a game on the list that could be easily learned by reading the rules? cause then i am up for something. if not, or if there is a plethora of others who wich to play, then i will pass.

 
At 9:25 AM, April 14, 2008, Blogger Rob said...

Interesting.... I read this line

"...Rob was the outstanding victor! Surprisingly..."

as "Rob was the outstanding victor, surprisingly".

I was like "what?!!....oh, ok".

If Spielbyweb, I vote Hacienda or Amun-Re.

BTW, Tulipmania on JKLM takes literally 10-20min to play online if you play live. Very interesting game. Scott Nicholson was concerned that you really don't get a good sense of the game playing it online...that it goes by too quickly, and you miss the pressure from the hard decisions, the bluffing, negotiating, backstabbing, etc. I would agree that I felt generally unconcerned about spending my money in the online game. It probably causes more angst with the real deal. Now playing it by email is torture because rounds consist of multiple quick decisions by both the active and inactive players....so I wouldn't recommend it for PBEM.

 
At 10:44 AM, April 14, 2008, Blogger seanp said...

I'm up for anything. I'm in the "I'll have to learn it" crowd, but would be willing to try anything.

 
At 10:53 AM, April 14, 2008, Blogger Tiffany said...

Rob: I read it that was at first as well, so its not just you.

 
At 11:24 AM, April 14, 2008, Blogger Jeff said...

Santiago is very simple/easy to learn.

Amun Re is a tad less complex than your average Euro.

No idea how complex the Hacienda rules are; I'd be in the learning-to-play boat with that.

 
At 3:51 PM, April 14, 2008, Blogger Jeff said...

Grabbing the bull by the horns, I've created a game of Santiago.

Name SABG-2
password rule1

 
At 5:26 PM, April 14, 2008, Blogger Amy said...

Okay, I've joined -- how do you play, again?

 
At 8:13 PM, April 14, 2008, Blogger Rob said...

(re: Santiago) I don't remember....all I know is that I sucked at Santiago last time. Chip on my shoulder...

 
At 8:14 PM, April 14, 2008, Blogger Rob said...

Oh and on Hacienda, I'm on the must-read-the-rules boat on that one too.

 
At 10:28 AM, April 15, 2008, Blogger seanp said...

OK - I'm signed up for Santiago, and have a very very rudimentary understanding of the rules. Enough to lose spectacularly.

I've also created an auction-variant Tikal, SABG-3, pw rule1. Let's get some gaming going!! Two games at once - can it be done?

 
At 10:45 AM, April 15, 2008, Blogger Jeff said...

I'm in for Tikal.

We need one more to make Santiago interesting, two more to make it deliciously tense.

 
At 10:16 AM, April 16, 2008, Blogger seanp said...

One more needed for Tikal as well... where did everyone go!!!

 

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