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A nice little game which is easier to play then learn the rules! Generally you play with the players to the left and right of you in mind as they can affect your victory points and ability to earn gold. Shafting comes from playing Military cards in an effort to gain more than your adjacent players earning you more victory points and them minus points. Shaft both of those players and you get double. If they are shafted either side they get double minus points.
The game balances out by having cost mechanisms to play cards based on resources which you either have or have to pay to use those your adjacent players own. A nice little game but as usual, one that I can't maximise my VPs on... :C
Comment by Paul
There's a bit of shatfing in making sure your neighbour doesn't get his mits on those juicy cards he's after too - eg building or discarding that nice green card which would have given him a ton of points.
Unless your name is Chrissy, of course :-)
Scores : Paul 60, Tel 58, Joe 53, Steve 49, Chrissy 45, Frank 40
Ratings: Paul 8, Tel 8, Joe 8, Steve 7, Chrissy 8, Frank 7