Of course & Churchill Initial Thoughts
Literally the same week I swear off using the P500 would be the same week that they add 1846. Looks like I picked a bad week to stop sniffing glue.
Why did I swear off the P500? Churchill.
I ordered it years ago, then I didn’t get charged, so I spent a while figuring out why and fixing it, then I still wasn’t sure if they’d shipped it or charged me, then I finally played it Monday and hastily cancelled my order (if it hadn’t shipped) but it turns out it had and now I have a copy. I’m not upset by this, it’s not terrible, but I wouldn’t be upset to not own it. I figured if nothing else it might make a decent solitaire game.
Earlier today I was the lowest rater on BGG. (I gave it a six). Perhaps it will grow on me (I’m already scheduled to play again next week).
So I setup a solitaire game tonight. Needs better bots and I having to fiddle with all the parts and run the flowchart left me bored after a turn and I put it away. (In contrast, I played ~5 games of Labyrinth solitaire).
As someone who has read most of the Churchill 3 Volume Bio and studied the man in some detail, I find several flaws with the history of the game (which Chris Farrell also pointed out). And I do not understand the comparison with CDGs, I’d hoped it would be much more like them than it is. But I’m playing with one of the playtesters/thanked parties, so I’m hoping to spot something I’ve missed. As I don’t want to bias myself, I’m witholding a full review.
Rating — Indifferent, but we’ll see.