A lively session with a new player, we ordered burgers from Flame. Rachelle is from Australia, here for her second year doing a post-doc at Hebrew U, Eitan and Emily met her through Shani.
Lo RaEmily 42, Rachelle 23, Nadine 18, Gili 15
Gili would have beaten me but I had one more coin. The game is fun, and people are catching on. Rachelle did a good job, she had a lot of Tribes. It's different with 4 players, you only get 3 coins.
It's AliveEitan 63, Rachelle 51, Nadine 50, Gili 44, Emily 42
This engendered a discussion about which were arms and which were legs, some people saw it the reverse of what it is. A lot of auctioning at the beginning. Emily's score was the same as in Lo Ra.
Louis XIVEmily 49, Nadine 48, Gili 44, Eitan 44
Gili wanted to try a variant she came up with: the basic mission cards score 5 as usual, but the medium ones score 6, and the advanced ones 7. I don't think it made much of a difference because everyone had a pretty similar mix.
A hard fought game with a lot of thinking. First play for Eitan and Emily, Gili taught the game.