This time I played with the hardest board and only let myself take the pieces everyone else passed up.  I wasn’t able to do 10 machines with that, but I did manage to get 7 in.  I had so much piping that I was at $2 when the game ended, and only had 50 bonus points from the connections I had made.  There were a good number of instances where it was hard to restrain from grabbing the really juicy machines.  The new people (Ilia, Derrick, and Ilia’s friend) did surprising well.  Tina did mediocre on that round.

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