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That’s what Brown can do for you

On a board bristling with three of this year’s Royale contestants, including the Bull Weasel; a former Bull Weasel; and one of the club’s rising young guns, cagey vet and Founding Weasel Eric Brown showed what he can do for you, and to you, when he decides to play.

The Weasels rang in the New Year with Game No. 262, played yesterday at Matt Sundstrom’s home in Glenview. It was the second game Matt hosted this season, and like the other, it went 11 years. This one ended by draw vote in Spring 1912 in the following center counts:

 

Austria (Tony Prokes): 4; 6.107 points.
England (Mike Whitty): 4; 6.107 points.
France (Jack Sundstrom): 0; 0.000 points.
Germany (Paul Pignotti): 7; 18.702 points.
Italy (Matt Sundstrom): 9; 30.916 points.
Russia (Eric Brown): 10; 38.168 points.
Turkey (Don Glass): 0; 0.000 points.

Finishing a close second, the host hauled in enough points to tighten the race with his son, Black Jack, for the club lead. There was no board top this time out for Black Jack, meanwhile. He was eliminated in 1904, along with Glass.

The supply center chart is here. Hopefully the players will provide some color in the comments section below. It’s been a while since a game has generated a lot of postgame discussion here. Maybe this will be the one?

Next up for the Weasels is another Red Wednesday at the Red Lion event. This one will be January 14 (it’s always the second Wednesday of the month), and we’ve got another shot at two boards. Ten mostly new players have signed up. I probably won’t be able to make this one, so we need someone to step up and serve as organizer. That means bringing a couple of copies of the game, note pads, pens, and timers. Also, plan on having to teach the game.

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Find out more about an upcoming event or article, talk smack before a game, brag about your board top, or most likely, ask what on earth your fellow Weasels were thinking!

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  1. Eric Brown

    Once I saw the power selections, I had a simple plan. Piss off Paul at some point (G to my R), thereby convincing everybody that he would never work with me. Then work with him to stab my ally.

    No end to post-game analysis as to why I made a mistake doing this that or the other thing. How things would have been better if I hadn’t stabbed so-and-so. Hell, it was 1911 and I eked out a board-top (which means I have to pay my dues, by the way, see previous emails).

    I think these arguments were at best meta-game influenced.When you play one game a year, who cares about all that?!

    Had a great time, everybody got along fine, especially considering all the dastardly stabbing — completely out of character for a particular founding weasel — that went on. Beer might have helped on both counts.

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