Playing Clank! (the Sunken Treasures expansion) this morning with Miss Ten. She loves to push her luck, and delved deep aiming for the 30 point artifact. I settled for the 7-pointer and bolted for the exit.
The dragon caught her below ground, so zero points for her – but she still had a great time.
Best thing about this game
There’s a lot to like. If you’re behind the others, you can choose to grab a shallow artifact and bolt for the exit – this gives you an excellent chance to win. Or, go deep and grab a challenging artifact (or a backpack so you can grab two) for maximum points.
But the best feature: Clank, which occurs when you make noise while adventuring, and which makes it more likely that the dragon will wound you when attacking. This is a great mechanic which makes you balance risk and reward through the whole game.
Worst thing about this game
If only it could play 5 or 6.
Our first full play – I beat Miss 10 by one point, 10 to 9 🙂
It’s great fun – you feel real dread when trying to place safely, without breaking your opponent’s precarious roads.
Just published – these pages from the Chronicle (aka rule book):
I am a little afraid of how much I am anticipating this game. Will it live up to my hopes?
Since Viticulture, Scythe and Between Two Cities (from the same publisher / designer) are so freaking good, I think so.
Who doesn’t love a game about establishing the German Postal Service?
Actually a great game, 2006 Spiel des Jahres winner – quick, fun and strategic. With a seriously odd name.
Record solo score playing with the amazing Aztecs
Enjoying this rapidfire, easy setup dungeon crawler with Miss 13 and Miss 10. Things got a little heated; harsh words were exchanged between children 😉
Using the new expansion cards from the Atlanteans faction – very cool.
Won 14-9, scored 54 points
I just received the Atlanteans faction expansion in the mail and played it solo this evening- quite different and pretty awesome
Reasons not to teach your wife new games: Egyptians (wife) 53 vs Barbarians (me) 40