Jacob and I spent most of the weekend in Corvallis at the Oregon Destination Imagination state tournament (more on that later). I
brought along three of the new games I picked up last week at Boards & Bits that would be good with two players: San Juan,
Dracula, and Blue Moon.
We didn't arrive until about 7:30pm on Friday and had a quick dinner at a
local Mexican restaurant. Back in the room by about 8:30pm so we decided to
try out Dracula.
Dracula is a nice two-player small box game in the Kosmos / Rio Grande series.
Very much a gothic theme, with Dr. Van Helsing and Dracula duking it out on
the streets of London. This is a memory game, combined with a bit of bluffing
and card management. We enjoyed the game - I think Matthew will like it quite
On Saturday while waiting for the awards ceremony in Gill Coliseum, Jacob
and I played a shortened game of San Juan. This is the card game based on the
fantastic board game Puerto Rico,
and I think it is a winner. We played a shortened game (about 9 buildings
built instead of 12) and Jacob won pretty easily.