Charity Challenge Week 3 Night 4 - Pagoda

Week 3 is heating up as I’ve got Rachel against the ropes, sitting at 2-1, very close to the win for the week.  I also get to pick the game tonight so I’m going to do my level best to go for the win!  Just a reminder that this challenge is all to raise money for Toronto’s Sick Kids Hospital.  If you would like to donate please visit our campaign page!

The Choice

I get to pick the game tonight following Rachel’s surprise military victory in 7 Wonders Duel last night.  Tonight’s selection is a tough one for Rachel, and it’s a game that I win so often I’m not convinced she enjoys playing it anymore, but we’ll give it one last ride for the competition.  The game?  Pagoda!


The Game

In Pagoda players play cards to build Pagodas, requiring four columns per level.  As the Pagodas grow placing columns becomes more and more valuable.  The balance is between building up Pagodas on your turn that could be used by your opponent on their turn before you get to build on it.  The magic is that you can see 5 of the 7 cards your opponent has.  So you work around what they have, enabling the building of coloured columns that your opponent doesn’t have access to.  The game ends when 4 complete Pagodas are built.

a fully built pagoda
A fully built Pagoda!

To learn more about this game check out this video.

The Result

This game went like most of our games of Pagoda goes – I got ahead early and managed to hold and slowly build that lead.  Rachel had some impressive turns where she managed to close the gap but she was never able to get there.  In the end I won Pagoda and Week 3!

See you tomorrow for our week 3 consolation game and in two days for the start of week 4 where I’ll begin the push for the win, or will Rachel make a come back?  We will find out…