Sunday, March 20, 2005

Carcassonne

Yesterday was board gaming day. Turnout was a bit low, although we did get in a four-player game of Seafarers of Catan, a four-player game of San Juan, and a three-player game of San Juan.

After that, I introduced Ben to BrettSpielWelt, a German site for playing board games on-line. It was a lot of fun, especially since we tried out a few new games. I didn't want to try them out with unsuspecting strangers who wouldn't want to deal with someone who didn't know how to play the game.

One game we played was Carcassonne with the Inns & Cathedrals Expansion. We've played Carcassonne before (Martin owns it), but not with the Expansion. I liked the added gameplay. There's a couple of cathedral tiles that make cities worth more if completed, but nothing if uncompleted. Ben and I fought over a big city with the cathedrals, and I ended up completing it, which was the difference in the game.

Here's a screenshot from late in the game. I think that's particularly nice city there.

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