Sacramento Boardgamers meetup at Great Escape Games:4/7/2012
Davido
United States
California
flag msg tools
mbmbmbmbmb
Recommend
4 
 Thumb up
 tip
 Hide
Twenty or so gamers April Showered a bunch of games at Great Escape Games.

As always, for more information about gaming in the Sacramento, California area, please visit us at:

http://www.meetup.com/sacramento-boardgamers/
Your Tags: Add tags
Popular Tags: [View All]
  • [+] Dice rolls
1. Board Game: Eminent Domain [Average Rating:7.17 Overall Rank:298]
Davido
United States
California
flag msg tools
mbmbmbmbmb
Phil, DK, Marcus + 1 were engrossed in EmDo as I arrived.
1 
 Thumb up
 tip
 Hide
  • [+] Dice rolls
Loading... | Locked Hide Show Unlock Lock Comment     View Previous {{limitCount(numprevitems_calculated,commentParams.showcount)}} 1 « Pg. {{commentParams.pageid}} » {{data.config.endpage}}
{{error.message}}
{{comment.error.message}}
    View More Comments {{limitCount(numnextitems_calculated,commentParams.showcount)}} / {{numnextitems_calculated}} 1 « Pg. {{commentParams.pageid}} » {{data.config.endpage}}
2. Board Game: The Speicherstadt [Average Rating:7.10 Overall Rank:386]
Davido
United States
California
flag msg tools
mbmbmbmbmb
Richard had his fave tweener out. Others were Darrel, Jean, and Scott. Scott won going away.

Scott-37
Jean-18
Rich-6
Darrel-5

I believe an expansion was in play.
2 
 Thumb up
 tip
 Hide
  • [+] Dice rolls
Loading... | Locked Hide Show Unlock Lock Comment     View Previous {{limitCount(numprevitems_calculated,commentParams.showcount)}} 1 « Pg. {{commentParams.pageid}} » {{data.config.endpage}}
{{error.message}}
{{comment.error.message}}
    View More Comments {{limitCount(numnextitems_calculated,commentParams.showcount)}} / {{numnextitems_calculated}} 1 « Pg. {{commentParams.pageid}} » {{data.config.endpage}}
3. Board Game: Sumeria: 2-Player Expansion [Average Rating:6.44 Unranked] [Average Rating:6.44 Unranked]
Davido
United States
California
flag msg tools
mbmbmbmbmb
Matt L. and I played the 2p version of this fun little area majority game. There is a lot to keep track of, and I'm still wrapping my head around it. Still, there's a lot to like and the decisions and short time frame make for an appealing game.

Matt L. 40
Davido 19
1 
 Thumb up
 tip
 Hide
  • [+] Dice rolls
Loading... | Locked Hide Show Unlock Lock Comment     View Previous {{limitCount(numprevitems_calculated,commentParams.showcount)}} 1 « Pg. {{commentParams.pageid}} » {{data.config.endpage}}
{{error.message}}
{{comment.error.message}}
    View More Comments {{limitCount(numnextitems_calculated,commentParams.showcount)}} / {{numnextitems_calculated}} 1 « Pg. {{commentParams.pageid}} » {{data.config.endpage}}
4. Board Game: Puerto Rico [Average Rating:8.15 Overall Rank:5]
Davido
United States
California
flag msg tools
mbmbmbmbmb
Couldn't quite get going here. My big building strategy wasn't enough to stop Rich's buildings or Phil's shipping.

Rich-55
Phil-46
Aaron-43
Davido-41
2 
 Thumb up
 tip
 Hide
  • [+] Dice rolls
Loading... | Locked Hide Show Unlock Lock Comment     View Previous {{limitCount(numprevitems_calculated,commentParams.showcount)}} 1 « Pg. {{commentParams.pageid}} » {{data.config.endpage}}
{{error.message}}
{{comment.error.message}}
    View More Comments {{limitCount(numnextitems_calculated,commentParams.showcount)}} / {{numnextitems_calculated}} 1 « Pg. {{commentParams.pageid}} » {{data.config.endpage}}
5. Board Game: Outpost [Average Rating:6.89 Overall Rank:987]
Davido
United States
California
flag msg tools
mbmbmbmbmb
Frank tabled his reprint of this classic.
Others were Darrel, Marcus, Jean, Scott, and DK.
1 
 Thumb up
 tip
 Hide
  • [+] Dice rolls
Loading... | Locked Hide Show Unlock Lock Comment     View Previous {{limitCount(numprevitems_calculated,commentParams.showcount)}} 1 « Pg. {{commentParams.pageid}} » {{data.config.endpage}}
{{error.message}}
{{comment.error.message}}
    View More Comments {{limitCount(numnextitems_calculated,commentParams.showcount)}} / {{numnextitems_calculated}} 1 « Pg. {{commentParams.pageid}} » {{data.config.endpage}}
6. Board Game: Ora et Labora [Average Rating:7.84 Overall Rank:40]
Davido
United States
California
flag msg tools
mbmbmbmbmb
Chris, Jim, Phil, and Jason gave Uwe some love.
2 
 Thumb up
 tip
 Hide
  • [+] Dice rolls
Loading... | Locked Hide Show Unlock Lock Comment     View Previous {{limitCount(numprevitems_calculated,commentParams.showcount)}} 1 « Pg. {{commentParams.pageid}} » {{data.config.endpage}}
{{error.message}}
{{comment.error.message}}
    View More Comments {{limitCount(numnextitems_calculated,commentParams.showcount)}} / {{numnextitems_calculated}} 1 « Pg. {{commentParams.pageid}} » {{data.config.endpage}}
7. Board Game: Mr. Jack Pocket [Average Rating:7.09 Overall Rank:406]
Davido
United States
California
flag msg tools
mbmbmbmbmb
Matt L. played this lighter version of the deduction game w/ one other.
 
 Thumb up
 tip
 Hide
  • [+] Dice rolls
Loading... | Locked Hide Show Unlock Lock Comment     View Previous {{limitCount(numprevitems_calculated,commentParams.showcount)}} 1 « Pg. {{commentParams.pageid}} » {{data.config.endpage}}
{{error.message}}
{{comment.error.message}}
    View More Comments {{limitCount(numnextitems_calculated,commentParams.showcount)}} / {{numnextitems_calculated}} 1 « Pg. {{commentParams.pageid}} » {{data.config.endpage}}
8. Board Game: Dominant Species [Average Rating:7.90 Overall Rank:24]
Davido
United States
California
flag msg tools
mbmbmbmbmb
Rich and I wanted a return to times primevial and Afshin and Man were happy to join us. Man was the n00b, but picked it up quickly and showed remarkably little AP for a first-timer. I made a mid-game grab for the survival card (after several stalemated turns w/ no one taking it), but couldn't hang on. I suffered the brunt of the Catastrophe and then Rich hammered me from there. I got NOTHING out of the last round of dominance and that was all she wrote. Still it was a fun, tense game up to the end.

Rich-Mammals-207
Afshin-Amphibians-177
Man-Birds-170
Davido-Reptiles-155
2 
 Thumb up
 tip
 Hide
  • [+] Dice rolls
Loading... | Locked Hide Show Unlock Lock Comment     View Previous {{limitCount(numprevitems_calculated,commentParams.showcount)}} 1 « Pg. {{commentParams.pageid}} » {{data.config.endpage}}
{{error.message}}
{{comment.error.message}}
    View More Comments {{limitCount(numnextitems_calculated,commentParams.showcount)}} / {{numnextitems_calculated}} 1 « Pg. {{commentParams.pageid}} » {{data.config.endpage}}
9. Board Game: Power Grid: The First Sparks [Average Rating:6.94 Overall Rank:561]
Davido
United States
California
flag msg tools
mbmbmbmbmb
Also going back to the beginnings were Marcus, Matt L., Scott, and Jean taking on Friedman Friese's riff on the Power Grid Franchise. Marcus was the winner.
 
 Thumb up
 tip
 Hide
  • [+] Dice rolls
Loading... | Locked Hide Show Unlock Lock Comment     View Previous {{limitCount(numprevitems_calculated,commentParams.showcount)}} 1 « Pg. {{commentParams.pageid}} » {{data.config.endpage}}
{{error.message}}
{{comment.error.message}}
    View More Comments {{limitCount(numnextitems_calculated,commentParams.showcount)}} / {{numnextitems_calculated}} 1 « Pg. {{commentParams.pageid}} » {{data.config.endpage}}
10. Board Game: Lords of Waterdeep [Average Rating:7.82 Overall Rank:30]
Davido
United States
California
flag msg tools
mbmbmbmbmb
Mike, Patrick, Karen, Matthew, and Frank were in on this.
1 
 Thumb up
 tip
 Hide
  • [+] Dice rolls
Loading... | Locked Hide Show Unlock Lock Comment     View Previous {{limitCount(numprevitems_calculated,commentParams.showcount)}} 1 « Pg. {{commentParams.pageid}} » {{data.config.endpage}}
{{error.message}}
{{comment.error.message}}
    View More Comments {{limitCount(numnextitems_calculated,commentParams.showcount)}} / {{numnextitems_calculated}} 1 « Pg. {{commentParams.pageid}} » {{data.config.endpage}}
11. Board Game: Through the Ages: A Story of Civilization [Average Rating:8.21 Overall Rank:3]
Davido
United States
California
flag msg tools
mbmbmbmbmb
Chris and Jim did a 2P of TTA.
 
 Thumb up
 tip
 Hide
  • [+] Dice rolls
Loading... | Locked Hide Show Unlock Lock Comment     View Previous {{limitCount(numprevitems_calculated,commentParams.showcount)}} 1 « Pg. {{commentParams.pageid}} » {{data.config.endpage}}
{{error.message}}
{{comment.error.message}}
    View More Comments {{limitCount(numnextitems_calculated,commentParams.showcount)}} / {{numnextitems_calculated}} 1 « Pg. {{commentParams.pageid}} » {{data.config.endpage}}
12. Board Game: Cribbage [Average Rating:6.99 Overall Rank:429]
Davido
United States
California
flag msg tools
mbmbmbmbmb
Matthew and Mike got in some cribbage.
1 
 Thumb up
 tip
 Hide
  • [+] Dice rolls
Loading... | Locked Hide Show Unlock Lock Comment     View Previous {{limitCount(numprevitems_calculated,commentParams.showcount)}} 1 « Pg. {{commentParams.pageid}} » {{data.config.endpage}}
{{error.message}}
{{comment.error.message}}
    View More Comments {{limitCount(numnextitems_calculated,commentParams.showcount)}} / {{numnextitems_calculated}} 1 « Pg. {{commentParams.pageid}} » {{data.config.endpage}}
13. Board Game: Glory to Rome [Average Rating:7.53 Overall Rank:85]
Davido
United States
California
flag msg tools
mbmbmbmbmb
Afshin, Frank, Jason, and Mike played GTR.
1 
 Thumb up
 tip
 Hide
  • [+] Dice rolls
Loading... | Locked Hide Show Unlock Lock Comment     View Previous {{limitCount(numprevitems_calculated,commentParams.showcount)}} 1 « Pg. {{commentParams.pageid}} » {{data.config.endpage}}
{{error.message}}
{{comment.error.message}}
    View More Comments {{limitCount(numnextitems_calculated,commentParams.showcount)}} / {{numnextitems_calculated}} 1 « Pg. {{commentParams.pageid}} » {{data.config.endpage}}
14. Board Game: Down in Flames: Aces High [Average Rating:7.12 Overall Rank:2170]
Davido
United States
California
flag msg tools
mbmbmbmbmb
Mike and one other played this air combat card game.
 
 Thumb up
 tip
 Hide
  • [+] Dice rolls
Loading... | Locked Hide Show Unlock Lock Comment     View Previous {{limitCount(numprevitems_calculated,commentParams.showcount)}} 1 « Pg. {{commentParams.pageid}} » {{data.config.endpage}}
{{error.message}}
{{comment.error.message}}
    View More Comments {{limitCount(numnextitems_calculated,commentParams.showcount)}} / {{numnextitems_calculated}} 1 « Pg. {{commentParams.pageid}} » {{data.config.endpage}}
15. Board Game: Patience [Average Rating:4.67 Overall Rank:10640]
Davido
United States
California
flag msg tools
mbmbmbmbmb
Matthew played some solitaire while waiting for a game to open up.
 
 Thumb up
 tip
 Hide
  • [+] Dice rolls
Loading... | Locked Hide Show Unlock Lock Comment     View Previous {{limitCount(numprevitems_calculated,commentParams.showcount)}} 1 « Pg. {{commentParams.pageid}} » {{data.config.endpage}}
{{error.message}}
{{comment.error.message}}
    View More Comments {{limitCount(numnextitems_calculated,commentParams.showcount)}} / {{numnextitems_calculated}} 1 « Pg. {{commentParams.pageid}} » {{data.config.endpage}}
16. Board Game: Tobago [Average Rating:7.13 Overall Rank:300]
Davido
United States
California
flag msg tools
mbmbmbmbmb
Matt L., Jean, Scott, and Marcus hunted for treasures on the island. Jean was the winner.
 
 Thumb up
 tip
 Hide
  • [+] Dice rolls
Loading... | Locked Hide Show Unlock Lock Comment     View Previous {{limitCount(numprevitems_calculated,commentParams.showcount)}} 1 « Pg. {{commentParams.pageid}} » {{data.config.endpage}}
{{error.message}}
{{comment.error.message}}
    View More Comments {{limitCount(numnextitems_calculated,commentParams.showcount)}} / {{numnextitems_calculated}} 1 « Pg. {{commentParams.pageid}} » {{data.config.endpage}}
17. Board Game: Small World [Average Rating:7.43 Overall Rank:102] [Average Rating:7.43 Unranked]
Davido
United States
California
flag msg tools
mbmbmbmbmb
Rich, Patrick and I played a kitchen sink version of Small world/Underground, all racial expansions. AFAIK, only Tales and Legends and Leaders were out of play.

Patrick's races: Mystic Halflings, Royal Shrooms
Rich's Races: Muddy Priestesses, Merchant Krakens
Davido's races: Mining Goblins, Magic Ghouls, Seafaring Cultists

Patrick's halfings were a beast. At one point he netted 18 coin.
My ghouls were decent, but I had no endgame options and my Cultists were too limited.

Patrick-128
Rich-115
Davido-108
2 
 Thumb up
 tip
 Hide
  • [+] Dice rolls
Loading... | Locked Hide Show Unlock Lock Comment     View Previous {{limitCount(numprevitems_calculated,commentParams.showcount)}} 1 « Pg. {{commentParams.pageid}} » {{data.config.endpage}}
{{error.message}}
{{comment.error.message}}
    View More Comments {{limitCount(numnextitems_calculated,commentParams.showcount)}} / {{numnextitems_calculated}} 1 « Pg. {{commentParams.pageid}} » {{data.config.endpage}}
18. Board Game: Discworld: Ankh-Morpork [Average Rating:7.17 Overall Rank:325]
Davido
United States
California
flag msg tools
mbmbmbmbmb
With an hour and change left, we decided to play this. My second play and I had the dragon lord (8+ trouble markers). I could not keep trouble on the board for anything. Rich won w/ 10+ minions on the board. control of 4 areas. Patrick and Darrel were the other players.

I suspect this is a bit like Ticket to Ride-in TTR, experienced players can 'see routes developing' and play track to block. I think Discworld is like that-once you know the game and the secret conditions, you can see 'patterns emerge' and play to block or develop your own position.

I have NOT read the books, but do like Discworld as a game. While abrupt, the secret conditions help ensure that the game doesn't overstay its welcome.

2 
 Thumb up
 tip
 Hide
  • [+] Dice rolls
Loading... | Locked Hide Show Unlock Lock Comment     View Previous {{limitCount(numprevitems_calculated,commentParams.showcount)}} 1 « Pg. {{commentParams.pageid}} » {{data.config.endpage}}
{{error.message}}
{{comment.error.message}}
    View More Comments {{limitCount(numnextitems_calculated,commentParams.showcount)}} / {{numnextitems_calculated}} 1 « Pg. {{commentParams.pageid}} » {{data.config.endpage}}
19. Board Game: Guillotine [Average Rating:6.54 Overall Rank:798]
Davido
United States
California
flag msg tools
mbmbmbmbmb
Guillotine was the closing filler. I snagged Robespierre on the opening play, preempting day 1. I also did a swap w/ Matt L. to strengthen my position. Still, Matt held on for the win.

Matt L. 13
Davido 12
Rich 9
Darrel 6
Patrick 3
2 
 Thumb up
 tip
 Hide
  • [+] Dice rolls
Loading... | Locked Hide Show Unlock Lock Comment     View Previous {{limitCount(numprevitems_calculated,commentParams.showcount)}} 1 « Pg. {{commentParams.pageid}} » {{data.config.endpage}}
{{error.message}}
{{comment.error.message}}
    View More Comments {{limitCount(numnextitems_calculated,commentParams.showcount)}} / {{numnextitems_calculated}} 1 « Pg. {{commentParams.pageid}} » {{data.config.endpage}}
Loading... | Locked Hide Show Unlock Lock Comment     View Previous {{limitCount(numprevitems_calculated,commentParams.showcount)}} 1 « Pg. {{commentParams.pageid}} » {{data.config.endpage}}
{{error.message}}
{{comment.error.message}}
    View More Comments {{limitCount(numnextitems_calculated,commentParams.showcount)}} / {{numnextitems_calculated}} 1 « Pg. {{commentParams.pageid}} » {{data.config.endpage}}
Front Page | Welcome | Contact | Privacy Policy | Terms of Service | Advertise | Support BGG | Feeds RSS
Geekdo, BoardGameGeek, the Geekdo logo, and the BoardGameGeek logo are trademarks of BoardGameGeek, LLC.