Unexpected Saturday gaming

08 Nov

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 🙂


Posted by on November 8, 2008 in essen, games


5 responses to “Unexpected Saturday gaming

  1. ingredientx

    November 9, 2008 at 1:14 am

    Hey, another game with Vestal Virgins! Are they the hot new thing?

  2. melissainau

    November 9, 2008 at 4:35 am

    Fraser certainly thought they were 😉

    What he doesn’t realise is that I am training him up so he can teach you all these games at BGG con!

  3. Fraser

    November 10, 2008 at 11:56 am

    Personally I thought the Vestal Virgins should have matched the European cover art, but maybe that’s just me 😉

  4. Fraser

    November 10, 2008 at 4:33 pm

    ingredientx wrote Hey, another game with Vestal Virgins! Are they the hot new thing? So what is(are) the other(s)? We need a complete Vestal Virgin set 😉

  5. Tom Rosen

    November 11, 2008 at 5:57 am

    Fraser – Tribune: Primus Inter Pares is the other fairly new game that comes to mind with Vestal Virgins.


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