We started last night with 7 players (home rule) session of Infiltration – it’s quick and easy game where you need to get into facility, download as much data as you can and leave facility before alarm is raised. You search room by room and try to avoid NPC’s and other players…it’s OK but I always lose so it means it’s not that OK ;).
Due to high number of players last night we had to split after first game and my group (3 players) decided to play Nations. It was my second time playing it and this time with correct rules (worker placement on cards is not limited – somebody spotted it on Knavecon 3). I have lost again but at least this time I was not negative on victory points ;). We had Rome vs. Egypt vs. China and final score was China 49, Egipt 37 and Rome 29. Game completed in 2 hrs 15 min which I think is great for civilization game. I would say my issue was I did not use my nation ability enough (military), I should concentrate on wars, battles and buying military units…but than I don’t know where to score points??? Egypt was big on money and was able to buy a lot of good cards, China on some stage concentrated on resources and some good wonders. Still, I think it is great game and I will consider to sell Through the Ages – I rather complete Nations in 2 hrs than play TTA for 7 hrs in advanced mode (which is not even full mode).