Our journey to learn the ROOT continues. We got basics and then went one step deeper. Now, I am presenting another 4 games where all of base-game races were thoroughly tested (Vagabond earlier). The conclusion – the game is great and playing the expansion races will be our next step. (PS. You can click all below images to enlarge)

GAME 1 – Birds vs Cats

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Playing with my wife Magda. That was very close game, with me marginally winning. We were still learning the game so it is not surprising that some errors occurred – see above.
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One of the best cards I played during our game was costly and difficult but powerful “Favor of the Foxes”. Getting rid of so many pieces was nice!
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Both Magda and I had our buildings pretty well developed – standard thing with 2 players only.
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Not surprising, my all Roosts are on board.

 

GAME 2 – Cats vs Alliance

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And then time came to learn Alliance. I was first to play this – and as you can see, that was quite a poor performance. I managed to build two bases but I was simply too slow in earning the victory points. Especially, with Magda super aggressive – best strategy against Alliance.
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That she did, and having additional hit she managed to clean that clearing and win the game.

GAME 3 – Birds vs Alliance

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In our next game with Magda, she was learning the Alliance (playing first time). I had already some experience with them so I knew you need to attack them ASAP. My birds maybe were not best suited for this but it was sufficient. Still, Magda did better performance then I in my first play.
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Especially, as this time I played “Favor of …” card!
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All my Roosts on board (No errors this time)
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Magda finishes with one base and two sympathy.

GAME 4 – Birds vs Cats vs Alliance

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The time has come for big, 3 player game with Marcin. Me – Alliance, Marcin – Birds, Magda – Cats.
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I started to very slowly develop my forces.
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Marcin was pretty rapid in his expansion while Magda tried to repel attacks from two sides.
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Still, mid-game she was in the lead (16 points), I was second (13) and Marcin last (9).
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Everything changed in second part of the game. Marcin did some of the great attacks then (see one above – he had 1 extra hit).
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And barely, but firmly he got the victory (30 points) over me (29) and Magda (20).

Really nice bunch of games – can’t wait to play more!

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