Gamer Challenge for the week of April 30th

So this weeks challenge was to “Play your favorite game”.  Wow.  Ok.  I don’t know about you, but I always have trouble answering anyone when they ask me what my favorite _______ is.  Life is a smorgasbord, why in the world would I pick just one?!  For some people picking a favorite game might be slightly easier, because not everyone has been exposed to nearly as vast of a selection.  If you only know of a dozen games, picking your favorite might not be so hard.  Such as, when I was a kid, I thought “Risk” was the bees knees.  However, I have a selection of more than a dozen games…. more like 84 dozen games (aka. 1000+), so picking one is really really tough.  For me it’s much easier for me to pick my favorite game in a category, such as, my favorite party game, or my favorite word game, or even my favorite war game.  But that still doesn’t get me down to one!  So I sat and pondered.  I began to think, “What game would I be really sad if my friends played and didn’t include me?”, and one game came to mind, almost immediately:  Wasabi.

Wasabi is a tile laying, resource management, game where you attempt to complete sushi recipes with “style”.  Players get points for completing rolls and the player with the most points when no more sushi pieces can be added to the mat is the winner.  There are also specialty cards that let you move sushi pieces around that have already been placed.

My friends seemed slightly surprised by my choice, but after explaining the logic of my choice, they all agreed to play.  So we settled in for a full four person game.  A couple of my friends hadn’t played before and I had to explain the instructions, but the game is pretty easy, so the rules went quickly and we were off.

I have a pretty clearly defined strategy for this game, start with the little two ingredient recipes so that I can get some action cards early on.  However, this strategy has also bit me in the butt before because I can almost never complete my one big five ingredient recipe.  So this game I mixed it up slightly.  I started with two 2-ingredient recipes and my 5-ingredient recipe.  This seemed to be the best of both worlds, and I was able to complete my big recipe really early on.  Huzzah!  In the end, it looked pretty clearly like I was going to win.  However, one of my friends sneaked up and beat me by one point in the end.  He had six bonus points which I hadn’t considered and which gave me a false sense of victory.  Darn it!

Even though I didn’t win, I still had a lot of fun playing.  It wouldn’t be my favorite game if I only had a good time with it when I won, now would it?

Next weeks challenge is a tough one:  Play a game without reading or knowing the rules.  I’m not sure how I am going to go about this one yet.  Do you have any ideas?  We would love to hear your suggestions.

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