It had been a quiet September at Dude Central. There was a birthday party that nobody came to (it’s not my fault I accidentally put September 9, 2018 on the invitations. How was I supposed to know that everybody would actually look at the year and think the party had already happened?)
I’ve never done well with a number of Uwe Rosenberg’s “big” games (A Feast for Odin, Agricola, Caverna, etc), which I’m sure is my problem and not his. I can see the good design in them, but they’re just not for me (though I don’t mind Caverna that much).
One of the cool things about him and these games, though, is that he often later creates 2-player versions of them that are slimmed down and perhaps more appealing to those of us who bounce off of the originals.
Le Havre: Inland Port is an example of what I’m talking about, at least thematically (the description says that it shares design elements with Ora et Labora, but I’ve never played that so I couldn’t comment).
Le Havre: Inland Port was designed by Rosenberg with art by Klemens Franz. It was published in 2012 by Z-Man Games.
Yes, I know! A timely review!!! (Editor- you’re going to review Chess next, aren’t you?)
It’s hard to believe we’re almost half-way done with 2019 already.
Where does the time go?
I know where my time didn’t go last month: playing new to me games. I only have three games to tell you about!
However, as the Cult of the New to Me bylaws go, if you play fewer new games, you have to make sure they’re old enough. I think 2007, 2005, and 2012 qualify!
Where did my time go in May?
I was attacked by assassins in an attempted coup!
Thankfully, I dealt with it.
I’m posting this two days early because I won’t be playing any more new games until Sunday. Besides, my father (or mother, or maybe just somebody I heard on the street, I can’t remember) always said that if you can’t do it better, do it early.
I live by that motto!
Anyway, without further adieu (all of my adieu was accidentally donated to a presidential campaign anyway), let’s get started!