Alan had rung during the week to see whether the OMGESSEN! games were available for play at some stage. We rang him today and he came round to see what could be squeezed into a couple of hours.
Answer: Sylla (Dominique Ehrhard, Ystari games).
We played this with 3 (felt it would be a bit much for the Bigster).
Consensus: Liked it a lot.
Nice bidding game where the relative values of 3 main products of value may fluctuate. We each took different tactics: I went for Christians, Fraser went for the power of the cube (Vestal Virgins and Legionnaires), Alan rejoiced in the power of being First Consul. I was way outclassed in the money stakes and found it hard to keep up – I needed to just opt out of something else and spend a round saving up, I think. I was mostly ahead in Thematic Hexagons (TM Fraser) at the start but spent too many of them early, I think. Don’t think I ever bought more than one building in a round.
Results Fraser 83, Alan 78, Melissa 70. I had been a LOT further behind than that but my many Christians and freed Slaves helped me to improve my position.
Keen to play this again. But first, I need to re-read the rules to see what we played wrongly 🙂