Charity Challenge Week 3 - Night 2

We’re almost half way through the O’Sullivan Charity Challenge already, it’s really been flying by this year. Rachel and I have been having fun doing the challenge and are hugely grateful for all the support we’ve received from you all.

As a reminder we are raising money for the Center of Addiction and Mental Health here in Toronto. If you’d like to learn more or to donate you can visit here.

The Choice

Last night I made the mistake of picking a game on the basis of fun – so tonight I’m picking for the win (ok and probably still for fun). This past weekend we went to play games with our friends Jeff and Alex and we played Carcassonne. Rachel did hilariously bad so I thought to myself – well, there’s a model for a win.

So tonight we’re playing Carcassonne!

The Game

Carcassonne is a tile laying game where you’re building the cities, roads and inns of the countryside in the south of France. As you layout tiles you are allowed to assign your meeples to cities, roads, cathedrals and farms and if you manage to keep your claim on those when they are fully built you get to score. Keeping your claim though isn’t always the easiest because as you build out you are given opportunities to to try and overpower your neighbours claims.

Carcassonne like Ticket to Ride last night is a modern classic and should be one of the first games you checkout if you’re interested in getting into the hobby. You can learn more about the game by watching this video.

The Result

This was a pretty insane game, we both ended up with fairly high scores. It did not start well for Rachel. She was behind and I could hear the swearing underneath her breath. It started to get REAL intense though when we started playing very aggressively against eachother’s cities. And that’s where the game turned in her favour. In the end she managed to eek me out of a huge city. I couldn’t come back from that and she ended up winning 135 to 123.

Oh no! Week 3 is spiraling out of control and I’m already down 2-0. I’m going to have to try and put the brakes on this tomorrow. See you then and thanks for following along!