K2 : Ivardo win.
A very calculated race to the top of the mountain, with a slight push your luck element. I am VERY bad at this game, both my dudes died. I need to take some serious time to get to grips with it. Ivardo on the other hand sailed up and down. Is that the Norwegian in him and the english in me coming through?https://en.boardgamearena.com/#!table?table=42769398
Koi-Koi : RicardoRix
You match (pretty picture) cards in your hand with cards from a shared pool in the middle. I think if that was it then it wouldn't be too bad, but then you draw a card from the top of the stack and if it matches then you get that pair too - seems like total luck to me this 2nd part and ruins the game IMO. I think we both agreed that we don't think much of the game, which is a shame because the cards look amazing. Hopefully there are better games to play with this special deck?https://en.boardgamearena.com/#!table?table=42769358
Kalah : Ivardo win.
I lost on my beloved Kalah! Shame and dishonour has fallen on my family. I made a mistake and lost 10 stones from a capture.
Now this is an ancient game that I really like. An abstract 2 player game, very simple with some good game variations.
You play on a symmetric board with 6 holes and counters in each hole. It's not really, but it's a bit like backgammon without the dice rolling.
There is almost perfect play calculation here which is why it's been mathematically SOLVED, and you'll likely loose to someone cleverer / more experienced than you, but even so, if you like thinking games then this provides a nice quick blast.https://en.boardgamearena.com/#!table?table=42769329
Jaipur : RicardoRix win.
It's quite easy to see why this game is so popular. The design is clever, simple and faultless. 2 players battle it out to gather and sell market items better than their opponent. It's not totally my cup of tea, I slightly dislike the 'try to keep track of the hidden score' element, but even so I like the game as a casual game, would play it again. One of my mum's favourites to play on BGA.https://en.boardgamearena.com/#!table?table=42734354