Games played at London on Board 27.01.2013
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We don't often get lists for the weekend meetups and I don't often manage to get to them. But I saw something so unusual, so momentous and so news worthy I thought I had to report it. I will let the suspense build a little and at least get you to read a little more before all is revealed.

We have a lot of fun at London on Board, if you are in the area (and London is a big area) why not come and join us.

http://www.meetup.com/LondonOnBoard
http://www.londononboard.com
https://www.facebook.com/londononboard
https://twitter.com/London_on_Board
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1. Board Game: Terra Mystica [Average Rating:8.23 Overall Rank:8]
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I usually do better at games I don't like than ones I like. This is a case of a game I really like, 0 for 3 so far. Although I have finished 2nd twice, but as everyone knows that just makes me the first loser.
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2. Board Game: Noblemen [Average Rating:6.97 Overall Rank:1474]
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Third time lucky for this one. Tried to raise some interest in this twice during the week with no luck.

Full five player game and I thought it was pretty good. Feels like lots of bits of other games (which to be fair most new games do) but ends up with a feel of it's own. It's a bit of tile laying, it's kind of role selection\worker placement without really being either, and it has a bit of an economic engine, but best of all for a Euro it has zero resource conversion.

I did spectacularly badly coming last by a country mile.

Playing again tonight, word is getting out on this one.
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3. Board Game: A Game of Thrones: The Board Game (Second Edition) [Average Rating:7.69 Overall Rank:85]
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There was about five games of this going on. (Well two at least)
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4. Board Game: Munchkin [Average Rating:5.93 Overall Rank:3430] [Average Rating:5.93 Unranked]
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I thought maybe I had been somehow transported to a parallel universe where instead of great games being played at LoB everyone played really crap ones. But no there really were two games of this played. As host Ed did say he accepted full responsibility so we just need to think up a suitable punishment to make sure this sort of thing never happens again.
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5. Board Game: Balderdash [Average Rating:6.42 Overall Rank:1516]
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I was definitely thinking maybe it was not LoB after all. Where did this come from? It's second appearance lately as well.
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6. Board Game: Tichu [Average Rating:7.60 Overall Rank:123]
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I got deserted to play this so I went home. (I did not go home because I was deserted I just left early, honest)
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7. Board Game: Ticket to Ride: Märklin [Average Rating:7.41 Overall Rank:237] [Average Rating:7.41 Unranked]
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Must admit I had never seen this one in the flesh before. The most deep and complex of the TTR games. (Take that whatever way you like)

There was another Ticket To Ride game also played I think it was Europe but I was down in the Dungeon most of the day.
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8. Board Game: Twilight Struggle [Average Rating:8.34 Overall Rank:5]
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Like some kind of bizarre reverse mirror, Riccardo and Tagore were playing this next to one of the tables playing Munchkin
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9. Board Game: Star Trek: Expeditions [Average Rating:6.51 Overall Rank:1991]
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OK I kept you in suspense long enough. Are you ready for this? Barry was playing a new game. Don't know how it went, but we may be seeing a lot more of this at LoB or maybe not.
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10. Board Game: Power Grid: Brazil/Spain & Portugal [Average Rating:7.89 Unranked] [Average Rating:7.89 Unranked]
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Flux senior was playing this. Nice to know there are some things in the world you can rely on.
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11. Board Game: Battlestar Galactica: The Board Game [Average Rating:7.75 Overall Rank:62]
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I must admit I did not actually see this being played, but with both Flux'es in attendance and it had been pre-arranged, so surely it was played.
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12. Board Game: Hanabi [Average Rating:7.17 Overall Rank:277]
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I introduced Hanabi to several people after Terra Mystica and it went down a storm and we played 3 consecutive games. Our powers of communication were rather less successful though and we managed a highest score of 19 I believe.
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13. Board Game: Divinare [Average Rating:6.76 Overall Rank:1509]
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Played a quick 3 player game of Divinare in between Hanabi and Tichu, good fun as always. We weren't the only people playing it as I saw it being played a couple of other times during the day.
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14. Board Game: The Resistance: Avalon [Average Rating:7.66 Overall Rank:86]
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Finished off the day with my first two games of Avalon which the group I joined switched to from the original game when we ended up with 9 players. Must say I prefer the purity of the original but the extra roles probably does make it more playable with larger numbers.
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15. Board Game: Star Trek: Catan [Average Rating:7.05 Overall Rank:832]
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We had multiple Star Trek games going on during the meetup. I must admit to being somewhat burned out on Catan but the bits for this edition do look very impressive.
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16. Board Game: Tinners' Trail [Average Rating:7.31 Overall Rank:469]
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"Victories in Tinner's Trail and Great Fire of London, both pretty good games" - Russell
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17. Board Game: The Great Fire of London 1666 [Average Rating:6.53 Overall Rank:1909]
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As above, when I popped up and saw them playing it there were plenty of buildings on the board so I presume I caught them pre-fire.
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18. Board Game: Pandemic [Average Rating:7.65 Overall Rank:73]
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Pretty sure I saw this getting played as well when wandering about.
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19. Board Game: Galaxy Trucker [Average Rating:7.46 Overall Rank:130]
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Easily winning the prize for biggest box of the day was a copy of the Galaxy Trucker: Anniversary Edition. Definitely got some play though I don't know how many expansions were thrown in.
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20. Board Game: Blood Bowl: Team Manager – The Card Game [Average Rating:7.38 Overall Rank:240]
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"Had a great time, Blood Bowl Team Manager is a lot of chaotic fun" - Stewart Faulds
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21. Board Game: Love Letter [Average Rating:7.28 Overall Rank:216]
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"Love Letter was quick" - Stewart Faulds. Not having been there I cannot confirm whether or not Stewart here is indeed daring to damn the surely about to be crowned LoB Game of 2012 with faint praise.
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22. Board Game: Unpublished Prototype [Average Rating:6.96 Overall Rank:2245]
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Me, Scott and Riccardo were playtesting 18Eng - an 18xx that I designed It turned out to be quite solid, bar some balance issues.
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