I tried getting the western coast of Africa because Spain wanted to have their share of Africa there. Although I couldn't get that area I tried getting parts of the north, west, and east parts.
I wanted to get land before the other countries step in and call it their's. I wasn't very succesful because I had the least roll and I was at the very last in the turns. Red/ Great Britain won because they had a lot of land and they had most of their land in the coasts of Africa. I would say that Belgium lost because they have hardly any land. They had to give up all of their land at one point tin the game.