Category: Session reports

  • BSW games: Carcassonne, Web of Power

    Not my day today, it seems. Well, I did win my first game of Carcassonne at the Brettspielwelt thanks to some very nasty tile placements. I lost the second game, a two-player duel, by one point. If I hadn’t made a mistake with the last tile, I would’ve won. Then came two games of Web […]

  • BSW games: Carcassonne H&G, Puerto Rico

    I played two games at the Brettspielwelt today. First I tried the new Carcassonne: Hunters & Gatherers. It was a two-player game, and I won. See the separate entry for a preview of the game. The second game was, yet again, Puerto Rico. Another victory! This time it was close: 31-31-28 — I only won […]

  • More Puerto Rico at BSW

    Played some more Puerto Rico at the Brettspielwelt. This time I used the English patch. I haven’t installed it before because I don’t need it for the language, I can read German well enough. However, that’s not the only good thing: now I see how many empty plantation spaces there are, large buildings actually take […]

  • Puerto Rico victory!

    I rule! Finally I was able to win my first ever game of Puerto Rico in the Brettspielwelt! It took many tries, but I did it! My opponents weren’t total novices, either. One of the had played over 300 games, while other had played about 10 or so. It showed — the first guy was […]

  • Carcassonne at BSW

    I just played two games of Carcassonne with the Expansion at the Brettspielwelt. I won the first game and came second in the second. Nice. But these games made me agree with some comments I’ve heard: the expansion tiles are good and bring welcome variety to the game, but throw away the cathedral tiles. Both […]

  • Board game club meeting

    Seurapelikerho met last Sunday. Not many people came, but we had a good time nonetheless. I didn’t play many games, but those few were good games I had wanted to play, so I’m satisfied. I started with Villa Paletti, introducing it to the club. We had a good time playing it and the game actually […]

  • BSW games: Web of Power and Puerto Rico

    I played some games just minutes ago at the Brettspielwelt. First, two games of Web of Power — lost first trying to get advisors in a three-player game and then won the second game (which was very tough and exciting match) using only cloisters. Then, I played a game of Puerto Rico. Yet again, my […]

  • Lord of the Rings: Confrontation

    As some of my most faithful readers might remember, Reko had promised to teach me to play Lord of the Rings: Confrontation at the HelCon. Well, he kept his promise and after our game of Die Händler was over, I hooked up with him and we played two games. The rules were quickly explained — […]

  • Stephenson’s Rocket

    So, as requested by Iain, here’s my thoughts about Stephenson’s Rocket. Tommy has been carrying this Reiner Knizia game around to many events, but hasn’t ever been able to play it with more than 2 players. To help out the poor guy, I suggested we play it. We soon had two other players and a […]

  • The war is over

    My Steel Panthers game with Tommy (see This is war) is finally over. I believe there are no winners in any wars, and this was the case this time too: it’s a draw. I got more points, but that wasn’t enough. I got two of the four victory objective areas — I held three, but […]