of Canaan Game Nights
Game Night: APRIL 20, 2006
of good friends (at least until the dice start rolling!), this
motley band of characters gathers from time to time to play Cactus
Game Design's Settlers of Canaan. In no particular
order, they are…
Jack – Senior member of the bunch,
has a penchant for high percentages and safe and proven
strategies, usually a gimme for building the longest road.
John – The
Harvard Man, the family man, a real man's man, keeps
Diet Code Red on tap, likes to mix it up on the gameboard,
experimenting with various tactics.
Jim – A
wild card, unpredictable, but a brute force when going
toe-to-toe, hides a wiley strategic sense behind a wide
and friendly grin. Sometimes shifty, okay, not really.
Scott – Brilliant,
fearsome, gracious; it's good to be the webmaster.
Steve – The
triple-A call-up made an impressive debut his first time
in the bigs.
Coop – Feared
Bible scholar and strategist, plays by his gut, and always
full of surprises. His moves sometimes result in the utterance
of "I've never seen that before!"
competitor. When the game face goes on, you can kiss your
sorry strategy goodbye. Just don't feed him a fastball
down the center of the plate – had 21 dingers in '99.
February 23, 2006
under the pearly white pagoda. And the cork problem...
January 6, 2006
Scott initiated Coop and Eddie into the world of Settlers. The new
guys quickly got the hang of it, but the veterans pushed ahead, with
Scott taking the game and building the longest road.
Scott - Jack -
Eddie - Coop
Later that day, Jim jumped back into the fray for another game that
went until 2 in the morning. Jim narrowly edged Scott out by building
all his cities and settlements. Scott, uncharacteristically had the
longest road again and would've reached 12 VPs on the next play after
Jim snagged a dozen. Lots of plagues.
Jim - Scott - Jack - Coop
November 3, 2005
twinbill, and a serious case of whoopin up by Emperor John.
John - Jack - Scott - Jim
John - Jack - Jim - Scott
August 9, 2005 - Details
night to play two, but a doubleheader for the northern concentration
July 12, 2005 - Details
a new guy at the table, the three wiley veterans decided to take
it easy on Steve...
June 27, 2005
game night, that brought Jack, John, and Scott together around the
board. Jack placed his first settlement in his favorite 8-9-10 vertex,
he and John shared the copper hex, and Scott opted for the southern
strategy, creating a perimiter along the Jerusalem hexes. Then the
plague hit! The first several times around the board saw the plague
time and time again. It was unreal. (By the end of the game, 18 black
stones filled the city grid!) Jack battled Scott for the longest
road and benefitted from a VP development card. The latter suffered
from a dearth of resource cards and could only muster 3 VPs by game's
end. The powerhouse was John, who built settlements and cities quickly,
and got the right mix of cards to purchase Priests, gaining those
2 VPs. We contemplated tracking die rolls, as the game seemed
way out of balance the entire time.
John - Jack -
May 13, 2005
Scott - John -
Jack - Jim
March 25, 2005
Jim - John -
John - Jack -
February 22, 2005
Jack - Scott -
Jim - John
January 18, 2005
Scott - Fragos
- John - Jack
December 28, 2004
Jack - John
December 2, 2004