Thursday, June 08, 2006

The Curse of the Cloister

As Cyberkev is off to Albury to claim his rightful title as Australian Carcassonne champion, we had a game of Carcassonne at Book Realm last night. Three players, so not quite tournament rules, but all practice is good practice. I was lucky enough to draw at least 5, maybe 6 cloisters during the game. However a good blocking move by Cyberkev made it impossible to complete two of them, and along with my usual policy of going for the fields early, suffered an extreme shortage of meeples all through the game. To add insult to injury, trying to claim the fields was a case of getting into a pissing war with Cyberkev, which is never good. RealmKeeper totally flogged both of us. Fields didn't even decide the game, as there weren't many completed cities. I'm going to need some more experience if I'm going to win this game with a stream of cloisters.

Why doesn't the Australian Games Expo have tournaments for some good games? Oh OK, Settlers is a good game.

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