A couple of days ago we had a nice evening round our friend's apartment, a few drinks, some scrummy cakes and of course a couple of games. This time I introduced them to the Carcassonne spin-off....Hunters and Gatherers. It didn't take long to run through the rules, Pauline and Stephen had played vanilla Carcassonne before and Lynne picked it up really quickly.
The tiles and meeples are really colourful and look very nice on the table. The golden nuggets in the forests give the game an added twist and the play goes smoothly, especially if you pick your next tile at the end of your turn so you have time to consider your options rather than wait until the start of your turn.
We soon had the table covered with river networks, forests and plains filled with animals and tigers. The scores were quite spread out, but everybody enjoyed the game.
Stephen 94, Lynne 78, Colin 65, Tina 57, Pauline 46
As Alhambra went down really well last time we decided to have another game. No rules to explain this time and we started straight off. The tiles seemed to come out really badly....for me anyway :) I couldn't seem to get going, I managed to get the majority in purple tiles but not a lot else. I think you have to have at least some second and third places to boost your score up to be able to be in with a chance of winning the game. Well, that didn't happen for me this time. Everyone else seemed to be doing fine though.
Pauline 106, Stephen 97, Lynne 67, Colin 59, Tina 53
Pauline and Stephen have gone back to the UK now, but will be back in July so I'm sure we have a few more sessions then.