Due to an incredible sale on at a UK shop, I picked up a copy of Darjeeling at a ridiculous price. Finally broke it out of the shrink wrap at the weekend. Didn’t really buy it to play with the kids, but gave it a shot anyway. We had good fun (although it is possible to run away with the lead).
Lil’ Wil Wheaton takes a look at the (ridiculously large) box.
My daughter seemed to have fun - she grasped all the basic concepts, and the beginnings of the strategy.
Sadly, Daddy hasn’t quite worked out how to manipulate the gameplay enough to keep it even until the end…..
Our ‘Becca and Alex, her fellah, are staying with us and brought Tokaido to play. Dutiful children. Yay, my first Antoine Bauza game!
Before we start I’d better get this out of the way…
Oh you tak the low road,
An’ I’ll Tokaido.
An’ Ill be in Edo,
I am so, so sorry.
This is me, Zen-emon, the Merchant. His special ability is that he can buy 1 item at each village cheap. Let’s see if that turns out to be useful.
Getting to know each other at the starting inn. Suspicious looks over the chopsticks.
In case any of you were wondering, I do bathe. And look, everything IS better with monkeys.
Here we all are at Old Edo and what a turn up for the books, Mrs Rumleech won. Again. She even beat me at the shopping. Still, I did have the most expensive repasts and scored the Gourmet bonus. Art following life, perhaps?
This was a lovely, light entertainment. I’ll play this again.