Tuesday, February 26, 2008

More Settlers...

Well, we were all geared up to play some Forgotten Realms last Saturday, but that was a bust. I'd rather not dwell on this, so, umm, I won't, but let's just say "bah" and move on. We had a semi-full house, so we decided to go to the shelves for some gaming. We had World of Warcraft, which I actually love, even though it's been a while since we played it. This may be why we opted out of it, there is a bit of a rules ramp up, and I think we were all too cold with the rules to just roll out of the box. There were a few other usual suspects; Munchkin, Arkham Horror, Carcassonne even...but as you can tell from the pic, we went with good ole Settlers again.

We played a four player game first, I don't remember the particulars, just that I continued my perpetual losing streak. There was absolutely nothing noteworthy, from my perspective, that went down. We had a fifth person show up a tad later, so we finally cracked the seal on the 5-6 player expansion, woohoo. It's the little things in life. Anyway, the pic up top is from the five player game, with all the expanded tiles and kinda near the end of the game to boot. That's when I realized I hadn't updated the geek blog in a while, and an "action" shot of the board would be better than nothing. Okay, here's the deal: I suck at Catan. I love the game, it's a lot of fun, it's not too complicated, but the gameplay somehow still has a lot of layers to it. The interaction with the other players is great, and all in all it's a lot of fun. I have never won a game. I don't think I've even come close. If you look closely at the pic, I'm the color orange, you'll see there's zero orange presence on the map, haha. I took a moral victory in that I had the 'largest army', but that was literally all I had. On a good note, it was nice to watch the Vols beat Memphis and take the number one spot, and I'm not even a basketball fan...


  1. Dude, you've had poor access to resources. I don't think there has been one game where you were consistently getting wood or brick. Plus, our dice rolling was odd- too many 10's were being rolled.

    Your strategy is fine.

  2. Was that a thinly-veiled innuendo?