We had a nice "lazy" day yesterday at home. Weather was weird (rain/storm threat and very windy). We enjoyed some movies, snacks and just relaxing. After dinner and dishes, it was game time! Woo Hoo! I was debating on what to play and decided to break out the "top dog"; Scythe.
As I was setting up the board I thought, for something different, I'd attempt to play against two automa. Since I purchased the game back in February, I've only ever played against one automa. When I'm playing often, I can win 50% of the time (and that's on the autometta/Easy level - I have years ahead of me with this game which I love LOL). I always thought I'd work to improve my winning percentage before attempting additional automa opponents, but I just felt like having a different challenge and experience last night. :)
And I regret nothing!!!! It was so much fun - despite losing both games. LOL :)
As if Scythe wasn't already my favourite game, playing with more than one automa brings a whole new experience. The board is much tighter, as with multiplayer games. Automa naturally spread into territories quickly which means while playing against one automa, they come "after you quick" but there's plenty of room for everyone and only ever a couple battles at most. With two automa and that "mindset", territories get taken, things get tight much faster, and battles will happen between factions. It allows me to approach things a bit differently since the automa isn't just coming after me anymore - Yay!!! Although as you can see in the pic below, they cornered me.
*I'm the Rusviet faction cowering in the corner LOL*
In this game (game-1) I quickly realized, as with a multiplayer game, if you want a particular territory for it's resource, get it early. In this game, I couldn't get to any 'wood' territories quick enough, so I had to resort to trading for wood instead. I love those learning curves.
I played using the Scythekick app. I only have one physical automa deck right now, that comes in the base game, so the second deck I used on the app. It's not my ideal way to play, as I'd prefer to have no screens, but at least for now, I can experience multiple automa.
I know more automa deck purchases are now in my future. :)