I introduced a friend at work to Roll For It! this week, and he really liked it. So for that, here's the Card of the Week for this week. An epic card too, which was won by Bernard in a super epic way back on Game Day 36. Legend...
#woodforsheep has been doing the rounds for a long time, and seeing as Catan is a Game Day favourite, here it is in Struggle For Catan version glory. Deserves a place as the first Card of the Week.
Looking at finishing off the year with a bang, October is going to be immense. Two Game Days to kick back and do the Guild Quest, and two Game Days connected in to the night. Halloween will be epic with cake, Trick or Treat, and lots of games.
The Patriot Games meet will happen in either November or December, talking the latter at the moment but there's no fixed date. Then we'll end the year and this season of Game Day on Christmas Day with a family meal and a few games.
The Game Day Player Of The Year will be announced on Halloween. I have already made my choice for the award. Of course, it's one of those special ones made by myself, given to the person who I think did a smashing job at smashing everyone else at games in 2018. Jodie won the award in 2017.
You know I'm going to get too old for this one day and Maverick will have to do all of this. I'm not looking forward to getting old, but I am quite looking forward to him organising his own Game Days.
Before playing and finishing our Dominoes tournament, myself, my granddad (Bernard) and my mother (Diane), all sat down to play Ticket To Ride. In fact it was my mum's first game. This is currently my favourite game, win or lose, I have a good time. When you're on the edge of victory though and the cards don't come out, it is a menace, especially when there's a 20 point card waiting to mess you up.
It was approaching the end of the game when Bernard used his last few trains, sparking the last round. He'd used them all so he wasn't going to get another go anyway, but it meant it was my turn and I still needed 2 black cards to net me 15 points, and to complete my ticket from Los Angeles to Miami. It's a 20 point card, I knew if I didn't get the cards I needed, I'd be losing instead of gaining and I'd lose big time. I took two cards from the deck, there was bugger all on the 5 flat. Nothing appeared to help me. I bagged another 10 points, made no difference. Diane finished her turn, it was time to score.
Bernard came second and finished his two tickets. Diane had won, longest train, and 4 tickets complete, finishing on 100 points. After working it out, if I'd have got those black cards to finish my stupid 20 point ticket, I'd have won by 118. Not only would I have got 15 points for the track, 20 points for the ticket, I would have also got the longest train. Absolute, total, complete, FAIL! So I ended up on 63.
It's incredible how one single card can mess you over so much. Thing is, on one of my turns, I chose to take some more tickets. I decided to keep this one. It's a little bit my own fault, but then again, if I hadn't have tried, I'd have still lost anyway because Diane had been so successful with her tickets.
They both played very well. Bernard has got the hang of the game, and Diane did brilliant on her first try. It was a lot of fun, and as much of a bitch it is, I have a new memory of fail. :) Ticket To Ride is still my favourite game of the moment.
Remember kids. Don't just sit there... Game!
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