I'm learning to play Messina 1347. Set up in the rule book:
Set up my way:
This is on my wishlist, would you like to come over with the game?
I'd love to. I've practiced enough to teach it to others now (played another session today). It's crazy hard for solo. But I hope something will "click" so I'll start scoring higher.
How was Messina by the way? Bogged down by its pestilential fiddliness, or a rejuvenating cure of exciting gameplay?
It's a brain burner. You have to plan ahead (with some alternatives, as the bot will block random spaces). I like it, but I have no idea yet to get close to the target score. Or rather, I can see what I must do - just not how to make that happen.
The tracks with workers on your estate are fun. I like thematic touches how you've got to keep rescued infected people in quarantaine for two rounds. And also the cynism how you can set them to work regardless. We're doing good deeds, but always for our own profit as well.
Good deeds for profit... Has a nice ring to it. 😄
Good one, JW. 😄 Hey, your setup is much more "real world". I wonder if theirs is from Tabletop Simulator, or somethin', and they just added labels - it is impressively perfect. 😍
Well, you are so much more ordered than I am that, to me, your picture of an actual set-up looks suspiciously similar to that of the rulebook.
I shall also set-up a "real" game tonight (e.g. not a filler like Nova Luna)! First time in a few months - I'm excited.
This summarizes about everything:
You've got your answer now!
Yeah... Copy-pasting only took me three days 😳 Bad editor!