I picked up Carcassonne and Bohnanza on Friday. L had seen them at SciFiGenre and thought they sounded fun. I agreed as I was going to get them anyway. We played Carcassonne that night. It was fun as I knew it would be. Z really latched onto it. We really didn’t play the farmers so much. Just the cities and roads. It made things easier. I believe he won the first game. We played one more before bed time. As the next day was Saturday, we got up and played Bohnanza. It was fun too but a bit more complex. It took me a couple of read throughs of the rules to get it all. (I’m battling allergies right now and my thinking is wonky.) But we played a while until we had to leave. The reason for leaving in the next post. All in all Bohnanza has a lot of promise I think. Z and I played Carc again a bit ago. He beat me by 12. He scored a 32 point city!
And I have Homesteaders waiting at the game store. I’ll report on that one soon.
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While cannot personally condone the playing of Carcassonne, I can see how it would be very appropriate for playing with children. I just find it way too boring.
Bohnanza is pretty good, though. I wish it played a little faster, but Gwen and I have even had some fun with the 2-player variant. Heck, we even played it at game night not too long ago!
The kids really like Carcassonne. It’s ok but I see it as a first step for them. Both it and Bohnanza are games they can play by themselves, without me. This is something I was hoping for with these.
That’s definitely the best thing for Carcassonne… to let other people play it without you.