We’re back after a break of a few days – We’ve had some really nasty cough/cold/flu combo tearing through the house the last few days and Rachel has been very down and out. We’re glad to be back at it.
We’ve had two donations come in – thank you Mom and Aunt Barb and Grandma for your donations! We’ve now raised $105 of our $600 goal! Thank you everyone!
If you’d like to donate and help us get to our goal you can do that here.
Rachel takes control for the first time in the competition and is coming out swinging with one of her favourites. Tonight we’ll be playing Cottage Garden!
Cottage Garden is a cousin to Patchwork, a game we’ve already played in the competition this year. In Cottage Garden, like Patchwork, you are placing tetris shapes on a board trying to fill in spaces. Cottage Garden is more straight forward than its cousin, there’s no currency or engine aspect to the game. On your turn you simply take a piece and place it one of your two boards, the winner is the person who continually fills in their boards the fastest. There’s a few other mechanics in the game that help you fill out your board but that’s more or less what it comes down to. You score points based on the number of pots you leave uncovered on the board, by optimizing the way you place your pieces.
If you’d like to learn more about the game check out this video.
I have to say up front – Rachel is still not feeling well and this is one of her favourite games, so the outcome was certainly impacted by how she’s feeling.
With that said – in the end I won 74 to 52. I came out to early lead and managed to keep the pressure up all the way through.
So we’re off to the races in week 2, and we’re excited to see where it goes.