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I really like Irondale. Going to order it from Small Box Press and its expansion once the next Pre-orders start in June. A simple card laying game whereby the positioning of the cards (Buildings) against others affect the score you earn for that round. Score can be partially exchanged for cards, to allow you to continue laying down buildings on your turn.
Joe thought it was not a game that was easy to get across to new players and I would agree. But once you start playing it, all becomes clear. I would say, however, that it could take quite some time to decide where to place your buildings to maximise score, so I think the guide time might be overambitious until you have played it quite a lot.
Scores : Joe 20, Frank 18, Steve 17, Chrissy 11
Ratings: Joe 6, Frank 7, Steve 7, Chrissy 6
I had played Snow Tails before, but Chrissy hadn't. Luckily, Steve and Joe agreed to a layout without trees in the middle of the track and we got straight into it. Steve ended up crashing once, and Joe I think crashed a couple of times but Chrissy really pushed the boat out, from the moment she mushed her huskies at a speed of 9 infront of a speed limit line. She crashed and burned on the last corner. I thought I was doing so well, as the cards were with me, but ended up losing steam just before the finish line, leaving Steve and Joe to edge ahead to give them start of the turn advantage. :C
Scores : Chrissy 4, Frank 3, Joe 2, Steve 1
Ratings: Chrissy 6, Frank 8, Joe 7, Steve 7