Clans of Caledonia (family play)

I finally got #Clans of Caledonia to the table and convinced Becky to play a game.  I didn't go into great detail explaining all the rules as she doesn't like long rule explanations and would rather play to learn.  That being said she destroyed me 114 - 71.  I tend to play terribly when trying to teach. 

All that being said she enjoyed the game.  Her comment after playing was that she liked being able to complete most of the goals she started at the beginning of the game.  It probably helped that I had several upgrades from Top Shelf Gamer including coins and all the basic and processed goods.

Overall it was great to get a larger game like this to the table and I think it helped that she'd just learned #Ecos: First Continent that I believe helped make the complexity of #Clans of Caledonia seem a little better.

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Supporter4 months ago

Nice, Clans is one of my go-to games to take out. I actually like the small footprint of the game and how streamlined it is. And that's a good point on the goals, I like how the game gives you 5 goals to aim for and how it drastically changes your approach in every game. It's a great balance of giving you flexibility to either go completely tactical in your play or aim long term strategy. I still haven't "figured out" what's the best way to go about it though.

Supporter4 months ago

Glad it went well. 

Supporter4 months ago

Yes!  Love me some #Clans of Caledonia.  Glad ya'll had a good time.

4 months ago

Nice! My wife also doesn't like long explanations. After a few minutes of explaining she usually says "let's just start because I'm not retaining any of this anymore." I don't tend to like doing that because I generally already know how to play, so I want all the players to be on a somewhat level playing field. I just need to get used to playing a teaching game before playing a "real" game.

4 months ago

I usually try to decide what really matters for points and what is a little tertiary. For #Clans of Caledonia I emphasized the exports and glory board and addressed other stuff as the game went along. She's pretty gracious about points gained from smaller items later in the game.