Bull in a China Shop

Discussion in 'Games Run By CPA Members' started by EricBess, Nov 26, 2007.

  1. Melkor Active Member

    Well, I'll tell you, I was only thinking about the strategy. I had forgotten that there was intermediate scoring. Obviously, I would have passed had I remembered. Oh well, it is a learning process. I'll take the any 2 Bull.

    EricBess (28): Red 7; Green 6; Pass
    Spiderman (20): Blue 5; Red 8; Pass
    Mooseman (20): Red 5; Blue 7; Pass
    Melkor (0): Money; Money; Pass
    Ransac (20): Green 5

    China: Red 4, Red 6
    Bulls:
  2. Ransac CPA Trash Man

    I'll grab the Red 4

    EricBess (28): Red 7; Green 6; Pass
    Spiderman (20): Blue 5; Red 8; Pass
    Mooseman (20): Red 5; Blue 7; Pass
    Melkor (0): Money; Money; Pass
    Ransac (20): Green 5, Red 4

    China: Red 6
    Bulls:


    Ransac, cpa trash man
  3. Spiderman CPA Man in Tights, Dopey Administrative Assistant

    Hold up Ransac, you don't have any money to get any china. You have to wait for EricBess to deal out another set of Bulls and you gotta choose one of them.
  4. EricBess Active Member

    Sorry, I had these ready and just didn't check back... This round is going to be a doozie.

    EricBess (28): Red 7; Green 6; Pass
    Spiderman (20): Blue 5; Red 8; Pass
    Mooseman (20): Red 5; Blue 7; Pass
    Melkor (0): Money; Money; Pass
    Ransac (20): Green 5

    China: Red 4, Red 6
    Bulls: 2 Green & 2 Red, All Odd, All Even, All Red, Blue and Green
  5. Ransac CPA Trash Man

    I'll take All Red. I don't know what happens next. You guys do it.

    EricBess (28): Green 6; Pass
    Spiderman (20): Blue 5; Pass
    Mooseman (20): Blue 7; Pass
    Melkor (0): Money; Money; Pass
    Ransac (20): Green 5; Money

    China: Red 4, Red 6
    Bulls: 2 Green & 2 Red, All Odd, All Even, Blue and Green


    Ransac, cpa trash man
  6. Spiderman CPA Man in Tights, Dopey Administrative Assistant

    Well, what happens is that everyone's Red is destroyed. I edited your post to show that.
  7. EricBess Active Member

    And as long as the "All Odd" and "All Even" bulls are in place, it means every piece of china anyone has or will take is doomed until those bulls are gone. We aren't scoring again until after the next round of China, so for now, the only thing you have going for you is your Money an your Pass.

    That being the case, I think I'll leave them both there for a while. The "all odd" doesn't matter as much because there aren't any odd china currently available. But just in case, I'll take the 2 Green and 2 Red, just to get rid of it.

    EricBess (28): Money; Pass
    Spiderman (20): Blue 5; Pass
    Mooseman (20): Blue 7; Pass
    Melkor (0): Money; Money; Pass
    Ransac (20): Green 5; Money

    China: Red 4, Red 6
    Bulls: All Odd, All Even, Blue and Green
  8. Spiderman CPA Man in Tights, Dopey Administrative Assistant

    I'll take All Even, although I think it's not gonna matter for me by what Mooseman picks.

    EricBess (28): Money; Pass
    Spiderman (20): Blue 5; Money; Pass
    Mooseman (20): Blue 7; Pass
    Melkor (0): Money; Money; Pass
    Ransac (20): Green 5; Money

    China: Red 4, Red 6
    Bulls: All Odd, Blue and Green
  9. Mooseman Isengar Tussle

    ????? now Ransac and Melkor can buy china.......

    I will now take all odd..... no reason not to now......

    EricBess (28): Money; Pass
    Spiderman (20): Money; Pass
    Mooseman (20): Money; Pass
    Melkor (0): Money; Money; Pass
    Ransac (20): Money

    China: Red 4, Red 6
    Bulls:, Blue and Green
  10. Spiderman CPA Man in Tights, Dopey Administrative Assistant

    Well, I had to buy a Bull and it didn't make sense for me to get the All Odd or Blue & Green since I'd just be destroying my own China...

    Oh wait, I guess since mine would be destroyed anyway, it would have been better to wait until they got the China before someone took the All Even?
  11. Ransac CPA Trash Man

    Spidey messed up bad!!!! :p:p:p:p:p



    Ransac, cpa trash man
  12. EricBess Active Member

  13. EricBess Active Member

    If it's any consolation, Spidey, it probably won't hurt you too badly. It certainly benefits Melkor.

    Ransac might get the brunt of it, having to decide whether or not to take a china before he knows what bulls will be dealt. If he does decide to take a china, I'll have it even worse because the best of the new set of china will go fast...

    Of course, that same argument carried forward to everyone. Interesting...
  14. Ransac CPA Trash Man

    Of course, I STILL have no idea what I'm doing, so it really doesn't affect me at all. :D


    Ransac, cpa trash man
  15. Melkor Active Member

    Spidey, it could have been a lot worse, you could have destroyed all your china when it was avoidable, right before the first scoring round, thereby putting yourself out of the running for first almost right away.

    I'll take the Red 6

    EricBess (28): Money; Pass
    Spiderman (20): Money; Pass
    Mooseman (20): Money; Pass
    Melkor (0): Red 6; Money; Pass
    Ransac (20): Money

    China: Red 4
    Bulls:, Blue and Green
  16. Ransac CPA Trash Man

    And I'll take Red 4.

    Okay, hold on. Melkor took Red 6 and kept his money. I've been giving up my money every time I take a China. I'm keeping my money since Melkor did.

    EricBess (28): Money; Pass
    Spiderman (20): Money; Pass
    Mooseman (20): Money; Pass
    Melkor (0): Red 6; Money; Pass
    Ransac (20): Red 4; Money

    China:
    Bulls:, Blue and Green


    Ransac, cpa trash man
  17. Melkor Active Member

    Ransac, I had two money, so after spending one, I still have the other one.
  18. Ransac CPA Trash Man

    ....... k. I'll buy it. EB can take my monies from me when he makes his next move.


    Ransac, cpa trash man
  19. EricBess Active Member

    I think your both just a couple of whiners... :D

    Let's first see what additional China gets dealt out...

    EricBess (28): Money; Pass
    Spiderman (20): Money; Pass
    Mooseman (20): Money; Pass
    Melkor (0): Red 6; Money; Pass
    Ransac (20): Red 4

    China: Blue 8, Green 5, Blue 8, Green 5, Blue 7
    Bulls:, Blue and Green
  20. EricBess Active Member

    Ug...I really wish I had a second Money right now. The China are very tempting, but I run a huge risk of not keeping anything since nearly an entire round of unseen bulls will get played out.

    If I had a second money, this would be a no-brainer take the China and just see how things play out when Ransac has to take that last bull. As it is, I think discretion is the better part of valor and I'm going to do everyone a favor and take the last bull. I just hope the "All Blue" bull pops up and gives me a chance at some points :D

    EricBess (28): Money x 2; Pass
    Spiderman (20): Money; Pass
    Mooseman (20): Money; Pass
    Melkor (0): Red 6; Money; Pass
    Ransac (20): Red 4

    China: Blue 8, Green 5, Blue 8, Green 5, Blue 7
    Bulls:

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