It was a fun game. I laughed. I cried. It moved me.
Everyone has made their choose, and to give you all a feel for the drama I felt, we’ll give the votes in the order I received them in.
Vote Nettie. Her firm-hand within the alliance seemed to carry spooky early when he was skittish. Both played fine at the end, but since it was the alliance that got it done, I have to reward her for being the backbone of it. Oh, and because voting me out on day one is stupid.
I love Nettie, and I think she played a better game than I did (and I said as much, and would have said so again in a final plea… ). It was precise and amazingly safe. The lack of danger to her at any point is simply impressive. Did anyone ever think about voting her off at any point? I doubt it. She played mistake free among a lot of dangerous and/or reckless players. I wish I were sitting next to her as she were winning.
But Spooky led by example. When I expected him to be cagey, he was forthright. When I expected him to preserve his influence, he spent it. When he could have taken guaranteed routes, he instead chose honest risks. Honestly, and maybe he’d disagree with me here, but I feel like he has grown tremendously as a player. Spooky, I don’t think the game hated you before, I think you were using a different approach. More commanding than offering, more self-preserving than self-sacrificing. This was something new.
I was impressed, and I happily vote for you to win.
Since bitter juries are all the rage and loved by everyone now I vote for Annette – the best ally a guy could ask for!
Spooky – no one has ever played a more perfect game. There’s no reason for him to play again.
The first half of this game, Spooky outplayed Nettie.
The second half of this game, Nettie had the better moves.
I think the second half is harder to navigate and, as such, my vote is for Nettie.
Spooky – “fun game”
If you possess the counting skills that my 2 year old son does, you know it’s 4-4. Let’s have a look at that last vote……
I dislike that the final two was so completely determined by convenience. I wish I had something to go on other than a play with 4 people left. That move left me unconvinced, I guess.
I vote Annette.
Congratulations to Annette!! After a hard fought runner-up last year, she cracked the code this year. Well played, my friend.
I had no idea how this one was going to go down as of an hour ago. I really did enjoy modding this game a great deal, and would like to have an open discussion about how to make the game more amenable to an online setting after you all shower our deserving finalists with praise.
Hell of a game, folks. We’ll do it again next year!