Thursday, May 13, 2010

Session Report, in which I play Reef Encounter for the first time

The latest Jerusalem Strategy Gaming Club session report is up. Games played: Dominion+, Trias, Taj Mahal, Cuba, Tichu, R-Eco, Dvonn, Reef Encounter.

I play my first game of Reef Encounter. It doesn't displace Tigris and Euphrates. And I get to play Trias again, yay!

My brother isn't coming for shabbat after all, but I'm still having my friends and some other guests for lunch.


meowsqueak said...

Reef Encounter is an innocent-looking game with some serious depth. I used to play online so I have perhaps 100 games behind me and I think it takes a considerable number of plays (or an experienced tutor) to understand the complexities within the game. It's circles within circles, almost none of which are apparent to beginners.

Tigris & Euphrates is quite different - it can be quite chaotic and difficult to formulate or execute a plan. RE is the opposite - chaos is low, and you can create some quite advanced plans and try to execute them. Then it's up to your opponents to see those plans too and thwart them while executing their own.

A fantastic game that requires a lot of brain work.

Yehuda said...

Thanks, meowsqueak. I look forward to trying it again.