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Sunday, April 09, 2006


Played two partial games of Caylus...

...and it is alright.

The first game was a learning game and we knew we wouldn't be able to finish. The second game was longer, but time was finite and I figured we wouldn't be able to finish. Took something like 2.5 hours to get 2/3 of the way through the game.

Both games would have gone faster if we had someone teaching us the game. As it is, the rules are a mess, we trudged our way through it, and we probably made a few mistakes.

If I had just played Caylus without knowing that it is the latest, greatest, second-coming-of-Puerto-Rico I would probably not be inclined to play a third time.

Time will tell if it is as great as the hype. I felt the same way about Puerto Rico, Powergrid and El Grande the first few times I played those games, and have since come to love them.

Right now Reef Encounter is higher than Caylus on my "need to play again" list.


Dispite the rules for Reef Encounter seeming like a mess, it isn't so bad. I'd happily play a learning game with you on spielbyweb if you like.
Thanks for the offer, but I just can't get into playing boardgames on the web.
Understable, when I tried Tikal on SBW, I ended up not enjoying it. TtD on ludagora.net was just terrible, I finished my one game and never went back. (Both are games I love in person.)

Online is a different animal than in person. In person will always be better, but some of us just need that fix between sessions.

Good luck with getting Reef Encounter to the table.
I was about to offer to skype you through caylus on bsw, where I have taught it a couple of times. Let me know if you want to give it a shot.
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