The second round I went for People and Money, with an hacienda to populate my plantations and a quick investment in coffee so I could get some f'ing cash. Even without the factory (Chris and Mrs. Chris got those), I was pulling in cash pretty regularly by about the fifth round (thankfully the only other coffee producer was on my left). Oddly enough having my own boat (Chris and I both got one of those) didn't really help me get that many victory points, but I bought it very early in the game so it did get some use. Final score: Me 66, Chris 60 or 63. I am convinced my win was because I clogged the largest ship up with coffee the very first time we loaded, and with no one else able to load on that boat besides me, the two folks without their own boats were forced to sit on their goods turn after turn, and even though they were able to store them it got so bad that they were unable to get goods during harvest time. We had a really good time, though, with some yummy Oreos and Lays chips to snack on and tons of hard cider left over from the wedding to drink. Worthy Opponent came by around midnight and hung out for a while then took me home.
Today is as nice as they promised all week that Saturday would be ... terrible weather for writing! Worthy Opponent is in rehearsal but will be back around two. We don't have any real plans for the afternoon, but I'd like to get my own copy of Puerto Rico prior to going to Cort's housewarming/game party tonight. (I'm going for four nights of PR in one week ... can it be done?)