I played a game of Antiquity with Johanna today. This time I chose to play the easier introductory game, without pollution and famine.
The game was much easier, but still interesting to play. Johanna picked up the game quite well and we soon got off to a good start. When it was time to build the cathedrals, she chose San Nicolo, while I took Santa Maria; after all, I’m not too modest.
Well, Johanna won the game, before I even got my first win condition done. I was pretty close to fulfilling San Giorgio victory condition, but far from anything else. I did help her a bit, sure, but it was her first game and it’s a tough game to play well.
She enjoyed the game: she doesn’t mind fiddling with cardboard bits and quite likes the solitaire play. She’s interested to try again, which is always nice. We’ll be playing the introductory game; I think it’ll take a while before we migrate to the full game.
And don’t worry: I’ll let my gamer buddies suffer. They’re that sort of masochists who’ll probably enjoy being humbled by a game mechanic…