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OxCon 2008: Puerto Rico & 15 to 1

January 26, 2008

I like Puerto Rico, as games go it doesn’t have a lot of randomness, and the game play varies depending on which tactics other players use. This means that no two games are the same. Unfortunately, it seems that I don’t play it enough, my performance this year was rather worse then last. I think more practice will be in order before I attend next year.

The 15 to 1 quiz, on the other hand, was a lot of fun, and I certainly did better then last year.

Between the two organised events, I managed to squeeze in a game of Traffic Lights. It was enough to convince me to never play it again, and certainly not buy it. It is a glorified game of noughts and crosses, with the objective being to be the last person to get too bored to concentrate on the play area (and thus fail to spot a move that needs blocking).

As usual, there were a number of games for sale, so I’ve taken note of a number which I shall be checking out on Board Game Geek before deciding which to splash out on.