Some games over the last week:
Finca, it’d been awhile for this one. It’s still lots of fun though. I know they’ve updated the setup to remove a bunch of the fruit tiles when playing with less than 4, but I’m never that bothered to look it up - I don’t mind the game being a bit less mean and it still works fine with extra fruit.
Barenpark, this was a very close game with mum, but in the end she came out ahead.
Azul, as usual I had fun with this one and lost by a significant margin. I’m looking forward to getting Summer Pavilion and occasionally winning the game! I imagine I’ll still keep the original though, for awhile at least.
Ohanami x2, I won the first game of this but lost by a decent chunk in our rematch where our heavy sakura scorer won by solid amount.
Architects of the West Kingdom, I forgot how much I enjoyed this game. My only complaint (and it’s not really much of one) is how fast it’s over, 16 builds in a 3 player game happens really fast we found. In the end I was 1 resource off of a win, focusing almost entirely on the cathedral and the actual winner built very little of the cathedral, focusing on a bunch of buildings instead. Definitely want to get it to the table again this week.
Super Big Boggle x2, no crazy long words this time, but yikes - with 5 players scores end up very low due to duplicates!
Schotten Totten, I love the tension in this one where you need to play a card to prove you can win another stone, but in doing so will probably mean giving up the battle you play it to. It came down to the final contest where I just snuck ahead.
Roll for the Galaxy, two very different approaches to this one - my opponent spamming low cost cards, while I tried to spin up a goods production/consumption engine. I believe I ended up winning by a hair but it was a great game.