Sunday, 30 March 2008

Carcassone tactics for married blokes

1. Let your wife win sometimes, preferrably without her realising you are letting her win (NB I haven't figured out how to do this yet)

2. Don't beat her 4 times in a row (occasionally by a significant margin)

3. Suggest a different game - ie one that she regularly beats you at (eg Boggle)

4. Beg for forgiveness and wiggle your way over to the 'losers side' then offer a massage.

Good luck!

What is Carcasone?

9 comments:

SamR said...

This is an important topic - Glad it's being addressed.

Tip 5 - find yourself married to someone who regularly whips you and be on the receiving end of said massages!

Dave Miers said...

my wife cheats at this game so that she wins...

Mattt said...

Maybe that's the solution. Teach your wife to cheat - although that doesn't sound very good?!?

The other option is to teach them to be more ruthless is competition - but I think Kate was being ruthless when she stole two cities and tried to kick me out of the farming twice :)

michelle said...

Ha, Drew needs to read this!

Actually, between him and my sister-in-law, I don't think I've ever won a game of Carcassone. Probably due to my antipathy to farming. I'm usually winning 'til we start counting farms ;)

I might have to introduce the massage rule ... though that might tempt me to deliberately lose, as I've not had a massage longer than 60 seconds in four years of marriage!

Scott said...

Maybe, instead of all those made up rules, you could start scoring according to the actual rules of the game... then see who wins.

Libby said...

classic Scott! :)

Mattt said...

I think you've set us straight Scotty and I still win. Although I used to get a much higher score?

Jacqui said...

haha maybe Kate is letting you win ;)

Mattt said...

I didn't think of that. Maybe I should get to to teach me to lose without looking like you're trying too. She'd be a great teacher 'cos she's very good at it.