Gaming since Gencon has been steady and fun. This past Sunday was the first gaming night that a copy of Quarriors did not hit the table. I got in six plays that spanned 4 separate games. Hibernia was the most interesting. In the game, you are "marching to victory" in ancient Ireland.
I played Samarkand twice, and I now have 6 plays under my belt. While the game is on my wish list, I am beginning to think about removing it. My frustration with the game lies in the fact that it can end just too quickly. Given the fair amount of luck in the opening card draw, at the end game I often wonder why the player just ended the game. Rarely has the player who ended the game, win the game in my six plays. I think that has only occurred once in six plays. However, it is still fun to place camel caravans across the desert.