Hey, nothing to promote today!
I did have a great gaming session yesterday, though. Played four games, three of them new to me.
First, Clank in Space hit the table for the third time, second this year.
Three-player game, I was the only one who made it off the ship. However, even with the 20 point bonus for escaping, I came in 2nd, 101-75-73 (that's how bad my point-collecting had been up to that point). It was an exciting finish, as the other two died within a few spaces of the escape pods (but still in the cargo hold, so they were able to score).
Then played a neat area-control game called Mexica, where you are dividing a huge island by placing canals and then placing temples to control those areas. I actually won this one!
Then a card game I've been dying to play every time I see it come out. Unfortunately, I'm always in the middle of something else or there's something else I want to play more. Arboretum is a great, beautiful, and extremely cutthroat card game where you're playing tree cards to your tableau, but you can only score them if you have an uninterrupted path in increasing card order (1-8) from one card in the sequence to the last card.
The trick is, you have to earn the right to score that tree type (suit) by having the highest total number of that suit in your hand at the end of the game. Have you been saving the 8 of Oak because you want to score the oaks in your tableau? Too bad if an opponent has (for example) the 4 and 5 in their hand.
Lost this one badly, 30-7-5 (the winner only had two suits! But the path was long, of the same suit, and she could score both)
Finally, I've been wanting to play Sagrada but it just never came out when I was able to play. Love the colourful dice on this one as you're creating a stained glass window of dice.
We got a major rule wrong (you can't place dice with the same colour or number adjacent to each other) and I still did terribly.
All in all, a fun day!