Saturday, December 13, 2008

Doing Instead of Blogging

I've been doing a lot of things lately, and I'll be posting about them as soon as possible. Doing can sometimes get in the way of blogging.

Puerto Rico

This weekend Nadine, Rachel, and I got a chance to play Puerto Rico on Friday night, something we haven't done in a while, and something we won't get to do again in a while: Rachel is off to the US and London this Thursday, and won't be back until January 2.

We played with our usual set of mixed buildings, but I added Library as a cost 7 building in place of Factory. We nearly never buy it at 8, so I wanted to see how it would do at 7. Turned out to be pretty good.

It was a close game. Nadine took Library, but didn't have a trade good, and not too much corn; very different from her usual play. Instead she had 4 indigos going, and the first sugar. She won with 47 points and 4 coins. Rachel had the only coffee, but it was very late. Still, it earned her enough for Wharf and a large building. She ended with 47 points and 3 coins. I had a first and early tobacco, second sugar, and a bunch of corns, as well as a Discretionary Hold. I thought I was doing ok, but I ended with 45 points. Rachel ran the colonists out to fill her Fortress.

1 comment:

nadine said...

I kept crafting to try to trade a sugar at the beginning while I still had a monopoly. But you guys kept forcing me to ship the two sugars, which I guess helped my shipping points.