This week, I decided we should start with a quick game of TransAmerica to pay tribute to the designer, Franz-Benno Delonge, who passed away on Sunday. This is a great game to introduce to new gamers with simple rules and quick gameplay and I always enjoy it when I play it. Now Steve admitted that he has played dozens of games on Brettspielwelt so he was hot favourite and confirmed this when he was first to link up his cities in the first round. Mark K somehow found himself 6 spaces short so not a good start for him. The second round saw me connect up first with Steve drawing level with me. Things stayed pretty tight between me and Steve until the last round when I knew from my starting cards that I was going to struggle and sure enough I ended up 5 spaces short, allowing Steve to claim the win. It must be admitted though that he did play an efficient game and all his practice paid off.
Note to self: Check which games Steve’s playing on BSW before choosing the night’s games in future!