This afternoon my wife Kathy just wanted to play a worker placement game. We settled on our old favorite Agricola (designer Uwe Rosenberg, artist Klemens Franz, publisher Z-Man). We played with the 'K' Deck, which we haven't done in a while. She had a killer combination of Plowman, Market Woman, and Greenhouse, which together meant she was swimming in grain and vegetables by the end of the game. She also had two big pastures and a lot of animals at the end, plus a large wooden hut. My big points came from major improvements that included the well and the stone oven, a stone hut, and a lot of grain thanks to Acreage. But my unused spaces and neglect of animals meant that she won the game, 40 to 31.
Work has been crazy lately. It interferes with my gaming at home, playing with my friends after work, my weekend gaming opportunities, my podcasting, and my blogging. I spent the last week on business travel in Denver, Colorado, and I was determined to find some way to get some gaming contact after-hours. A little internet searching turned up Shep's Games, and on blind faith I showed up there at about 6:00 pm last Thursday hoping to find some open gaming.