Sunday, March 11, 2007

Settlers of Catan: Cities and Knights

Cities and Knights

I started off this blog talking about the upcoming Xbox Live Arcade game, Settlers of Catan. In that post I introduced you to some cutthroat players the likes of: The Accountant, The Machine and The Deflector. I am happy to announce that I have emerged victorious in our latest game of the expansion to Settlers of Catan which is called Cities and Knights. If you aren't familiar with it, think of the regular game, but with lots more opportunity for "dickage" as we are want to say. Cities and Knights is very adversarial and challenging. There are many chances to screw over your opponent and to be screwed.

One word of advice: don't start a game of Cities and Knights at 12:00 AM especially on the night you set the clocks forward. Ugh! The game lasted for a little over three hours. This is partly due to the fact that the only way I win these things is if I stumble upon the victory in what turns out to be an exercise of stamina. I am not nearly as good at strategy as my aforementioned opponents. I would have won earlier if The Deflector hadn't been determined to hang on to the Longest Road even though he had no chance of winning. Sounds like something I would do. I am thinking about retiring as champion now, but I think I will enjoy the fruits of my victory for a time before making any announcement.

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