Date: 15th January 2010
Game played: Stimmt So! ( Queen ) BGG Id: 431

First session of the year and Mark Walmsley joined us for the first time since 2001. So long ago, I can't even remember the Elfenland game we played together. Unfortunately, I'd thought there were only going to be five of us so a quick change of plans saw us try Stimmt So! This is an old game that was the basis for Alhambra and I thought we'd played before at the Club but was surprised to find afterwards that the last time I played was in January 1999. Wow!

Anyway, the game is a light share dealing game where you are trying to gain majority shareholdings in various companies in order to score points when the 'Wertung' scoring cards appear. Three scorings occur with the first two roughly one-third and two-thirds the way through the game, with a final scoring at the end when the shares run out (not the currency!!!). And each scoring gives progressively more points.

Mark K looked to be doing really well as he grabbed majorities in the high scoring companies. However, the final scoring was crucial and I was able to collect three shares right at the end to gain lots of points I, and nobody else, had really expected. I like Stimmt So! and even though Alhambra is the more popular version of the game, I think I prefer the pared down nature of its older brother. Although I rated it a 7, it's bordering on an 8 and a variant suggestion on BGG looks like it would make it even better (drawing multiple cash cards up to a value of 5 or a single card over 5).

 
Player
Rating
Score
Position
Winner
Garry
7
61
1
Mark K
7
55
2
Nige
7
50
3
Mark G
6
40
4
Guy
6
39
5
Mark W
6
36
6

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