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Vasco da Gama

posted 14 Dec 2010, 10:49 by Geoff Gibbs
This week saw Andy, Robin, Tony and myself (Geoff) go head-to-head(-to-head-to-head) in a game of Vasco da Gama.

The game, for the uninitiated, involves getting gold, building ships, hiring crew and captains to sail them and finally launching them. All in the name of victory points. After a few minutes of rules explaining and head scratching the game began (at which point Andy lost most of his money).

A fairly good humoured, yet cut-throat, game ensued, with myself taking an early learn, but soon caught by Andy. As Andy and I remained neck and neck, Robin began to pull away from Tony and the gameplay started to get tense as plans had to be reformed with every play on every turn. In the final turn, Andy pulled ahead and I was blocked from gaining close second by Tony, whose ship made sail before me and got the better wind. In the end Andy won a decisive victory, about 20 points clear. I came second, followed by Robin and Tony.