What have The Sentry Box Staff been up to – Jan 28-Feb 3

Greg and Renee kicked off Monday Board Gaming Night with Forum Trajanum, Greg, “We were all new to this so it was a learning game with a bit of fumbling through the rules, and there’s a fair bit going on so it was difficult to get a feel for strategy. I’d definitely like to play again now that I’ve got a handle on the rules.”  Renee, “I was pretty excited to try this new Feld game and I enjoyed trying to figure it out. I agree with Ben: “This is Bora Bora all over again: not enough turns.” In true Feld fashion you have to make choices about how you’re going to get your points, with 4 types of scoring being done at the end of each of the 3 cycles. There is an interesting drafting component at the beginning of each turn, where you get 2 action tiles to choose from, giving one to your neighbour and keeping one for yourself, then choosing between using the action you selected and the one you were given. The thing is, if want a tile to put out on the board during your building action, you have to select the tile given to you by your neighbour. Hard choices! There are special abilities to be obtained, ways to increase your scoring power, and bonus layouts to achieve. So lots going on. This game will definitely take a few more plays…”

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