We then picked Ohne Furcht Und Adel or Citadels if you prefer, a game I’m not overly keen on but everyone else seems to enjoy a lot. I can appreciate it as a good design – it’s just never sparkled for me. Maybe I’m getting like Nige and it’s too much fun.
John seemed to go for the thief strategy, one which can work ok providing you pick the right character to steal from. John didn’t – almost every time. Dean built a few early cheap buildings and then spent a fair amount of time trying to protect them from the soldier by either picking the assassin and killing the soldier, the bishop whom the soldier can’t attack, or the soldier himself. He also managed to build the purple building which is worth 8 points at the end but only costs 6 to build, as did Nige.
I used the architect a couple of times to good effect and managed to get to 7 buildings, but this included a couple of single pointers. I managed to protect them for one turn and on the next turn I took a chance with the architect again. Much to my surprise, I avoided being assassinated by Mark G, who was sitting immediately to my right and so stood a fairly good chance of tagging me. However, John the thief stole my stash of gold, so I gambled on picking another low cost card to erect my 8th building. A lowly Tavern emerged and I accomplished my goal, with just enough points to claim the victory.