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  • Space Cat – Yellow, Coal Mine
  • Chubby Unicorn – Green, Church
  • The Professor – Red, Store

The game begins

The game begins

It had been awhile since The Professor and I played Oregon, so I actually used the rule book to go over the game.  I think the scoring is the most difficult part because it varies so much from building to building, and sometimes you can score multiple times (Churches allow for this), and other times you only score once (Groups of Farmers).  Despite this, game play is fairly simple, and we picked up on it quickly.  The Professor started out with an early lead, but Space Cat quickly came from behind and left us in the dust. 
Mid-game

Mid-game

No matter what we did, we just couldn’t catch up to her.  The Professor had a chance with his coal and gold, but despite the 40 extra points he gained from that, Space Cat was still ahead.
We beat Space Cat... briefly

We beat Space Cat… briefly

Final Score

Final Score


Winner – Space Cat 108

This is a fun game for two to four players. The idea is that by strategically placing your farmers and buildings, you earn the most points (which Space Cat was able to do very well).  The catch is in the cards you draw.  In order to place a farmer or a building, you have to use Landscape cards, and I just could not draw the right Landscape cards.  In fact during one turn all three of my Landscape cards were the same which really limited where I could play.  Usually by the time I had the right combination of cards, someone else had already played in the square I had picked out.  Another important thing to remember when placing buildings is who will gain from it.  Basically you want to get points without giving any to the other players.  The more spread out the farmers are, the trickier this can get.  Also, The Professor pointed out that having gold at the end of the game was much better than coal since gold gives more points.

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