Indy Boardgamers Game Day October 27, 2012
J. David Koch
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I've been traveling for business quite a bit lately so I'm more than a little late with this weekend's list.
Well...on to the games..
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1. Board Game: Bohnanza [Average Rating:7.06 Overall Rank:374]
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We wanted to start with something shorter just in case others were coming.
As it turned out, we only had 5 for the entire day.
Been a long time since I played this classic, but it was a ton of fun.
Thought I was doing pretty good by the 3rd round.
3 out of the 5 players (including me) had that 3rd bean field.
Maybe I should not have paid the extra money to get it.
I really did not use it and the difference in coins probably cost me the game.
Or maybe I was just spanked by a couple of players that tend to roll over me in most games.
I'm looking at you Todd and Ross

Todd 16
Ross 15
Dave 14
Denise 14
Brian 12
 
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2. Board Game: The Manhattan Project [Average Rating:7.45 Overall Rank:219]
J. David Koch
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I love this game.
Picked it up at an geek auction at GenCon and I think I've played it 12 times and won half those times.
It's odd but, it just has not gone over in our game group.
I do agree with the folks that say that playing to 45 points with 5 players may make the game go too quickly.
By the time you get your engine up and going, the game is usually over.

Although it would not have made a difference in this game since I was able to build a huge bomb after a test fire that netted me big points.
The other core weakness might be that the fighters and bombers just don't seem to come into play too often.

I love it, but it may end up on the trade pile if I can not get anyone else to like it as much as I do.
No sense having something in the library that does not get played.
Final scores:

Dave 61 (Sweet victory dance....)
Ross 38
Todd 17
Denise 14
Brian 6
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3. Board Game: Mykerinos [Average Rating:6.87 Overall Rank:804]
J. David Koch
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Although we do have the Nile expansion, we played the vanilla version of Mykerinos.

Been a long time since we played this so Ross had to read the rules again to make sure we did not make any mistakes.

I am a real Ystari fan and this is one has a lot of think in such a little box.

Ross and Todd both had complete sets of folks that allowed them to sail past myself and Denise.

Finished dead last (ouch) and even though I got spanked, I did have a great time playing this game again.

Maybe I'll do better next time...maybe not....

Ross 47
Todd 45
Denise 29
Dave 28
 
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4. Board Game: Yspahan [Average Rating:7.11 Overall Rank:446]
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Even though we were close to our quitting time, we pulled out the "jello" of gaming, Yspahan. (There is always room for Yspahan)

Oddly enough, no one really seemed to go for the caravan strategy this time around.

Seemed like a lot of points came from filling up the city buildings.
Everyone did go after filling their whole personal board, although I think I was the only one to completely fill mine.

I forgot that you do not have to fill those boards from right to left, but that had no bearing on my final score.

Ross and Todd are were just too good and even though I'd like to blame the dice this time around, I think I was just beaten by better players.
Well done gentlemen.

Ross 86
Todd 76
Dave 71
 
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