We played Lost Valley after a while. This time we both explored the same side of the river, which made things a bit more interesting. Johanna’s fear of getting locked in the same two strategies was reduced, as she had a good time hunting animals and stealing gold from my mines.
I played real idiot moves and the first mine I opened got three gold for Johanna and just one gold for me. That was quite stupid. It didn’t improve much. I went and bought a horse and a cart and went digging gold. Johanna followed me and stole from my mines some more.
She never bought anything; she even forgot to use her whisky. She just collected ten gold counters and headed straight to the shop to end the game. Final score: 24-10. That was something quite unusual. Then again, I certainly didn’t use my gear to my best advantage.
I feel a review bubbling on. I could write it tomorrow, but I’ve already started it, the stub is on web and I’m still without an Internet connection (I’ve been bluffing well, I hope, by posting these blog entries whenever I’ve been able). So, I’ll probably put that energy for something else; perhaps another review. We’ll see.