GCL Mafia 107: Let's travel a little bit
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Welcome to GCL Mafia Division's weekly list! If you stumbled onto this list by accident (or on purpose!) and want to know more about the Game Chat League concept, please see the wiki. If you want to look at past GCL Mafia lists, go here: GameChat League: Mafia Division Subscription Thread

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Please add an item to represent your gaming life for the week of January 28-February 3, 2013. List any games played along with any other information that you deem appropriate. Also, feel free to give life updates, fun facts, or any other super exciting and utterly interesting thoughts you may have.

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1. Board Game: Aeroplanes: Aviation Ascendant [Average Rating:6.63 Overall Rank:2446]
Fabrice Dubois
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Do you enjoy travelling ?

If so, why and how many times per year ? What are your favorite kind of travel ? (cultural, relaxation, sportive, extreme, culinary...)

If not, why ?
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2. Board Game: 10 Days in the Americas [Average Rating:6.65 Overall Rank:2778]
Fabrice Dubois
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What was your last trip ?

What was the most enjoying and memorable part of it ?
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3. Board Game: 10 Days in Africa [Average Rating:6.56 Overall Rank:1657]
Fabrice Dubois
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What was your most memorable trip ?

Why ?
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4. Board Game: 10 Days in Asia [Average Rating:6.69 Overall Rank:1832]
Fabrice Dubois
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What will be your next destination ?

Could you give us the criteria that made you choose this destination ?
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5. Board Game: Le Tour de France: Jeu Officiel [Average Rating:4.50 Unranked]
 
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Did you ever went to France ? If so, where ?

What are you thoughts about the France and French people ?

Do you plan to go to France in the future ?
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6. Board Game: Skyline [Average Rating:6.00 Overall Rank:3464]
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Android: Netrunner + Trace Amount* + What Lies Ahead* 1
Big Points 1
El Grande 1
The Lord of the Rings: The Card Game 1

The first three plays of Skyline were solo, so I could learn the game. That said, I still played wrong with Matt on the subsequent four plays. However, it was fun, fast, and most importantly, free. I imagine it will turn into a handy filler. So, sorry James, I'm probably not going to hock it to you.

Netrunner was nice to play again and I enjoyed it a whole lot more than my previous plays. I felt like I understood the game better this time and "got" the whole experience. That said, I now need to find someone to play it with me as the person I played with doesn't like it too much, nor does Matt. Chris F., I may have to drive to the bay just so we can have a Netrunner day.

El Grande was with five, so it took a little long. One player did mention that it felt chaotic to him, so you who felt the same way have some support out here in the Central Valley.

And LotR: TCG was 2-player with the spirit and tactics base decks. We easily won Passage Through Mirkwood. I continue to enjoy the game and really need to play it more.

Edit: I forgot to mention that I bought an iPad Mini. (For those of you who are Facebook friends with me, I already posted this.) I already got the following implementations: Le Havre, Ascension, Dominant Species, Puerto Rico, Ghost Stories, Tikal, Tigris & Euphrates, and maybe another one or two I can't think of at the moment. Recommend more for me and more importantly, come play with me!
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7. Board Game: SET [Average Rating:6.48 Overall Rank:1231]
Mc Jarvis
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Arlington
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Set 1

Tsuro 1

Games which count towards my pledge bolded.

Set is a game which Carrie brought into our relationship, and I can tell it'll be pleasent to get up to 5 plays on this one. The game consists of Carrie dealing out some cards face up. Then I stare at them for two seconds and she says "Set", removing three cards before I can really tell why they were a set, and then she deals out three more cards. Rinse, repeat.

It wasn't unenjoyable, but I find my mind not working with the game. Even looking at two cards and asking myself the question "what is the third card that would make these a set?" I can't find the answer readily. So I basically only get sets when they could 1, 2, 3 with all the same attributes or are three threes with all the same attributes. Differences I can not spot.
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8. Board Game: Puzzle Strike [Average Rating:6.72 Overall Rank:1390]
Travis Dean
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3x *Unpublished Prototype
2x *Puzzle Strike w/Upgrade Pack
Betrayal at House on the Hill
*Blokus Duo
Claustrophobia
Confusion: Espionage and Deception in the Cold War
Descent: Journeys in the Dark (second edition) w/Conversion Kit
A Game of Thrones: The Board Game (Second Edition) w/A Dance with Dragons Expansion
Glory to Rome w/Republic Expansion
*Haggis
Odin's Ravens
*Oraklos
Quoridor
Wizard

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A decent week for gaming. Jennifer agreed to play a game with me Wednesday night. Then I had a 2-player game night with my cousin on Friday. And on Sunday, my cousin came over again to play games with me and Jennifer, and later on 3 more people joined us for another couple of games. I also got some PBF games in.

Board game commentary to follow.

Unpublished Prototype
My cousin released his first game on The Game Crafter. I can talk more on that later. I would say it's still in the prototyping stage as he just got his first copy this week and it wasn't exactly as he designed it (e.g. some text that has transparency is almost invisible).

We also play tested two of his new games, one twice. The one we did twice is an RPG game that plays much like Shadows Over Camelot. Base is the tavern, but you can go to the marketplace, training grounds, solo fighting, team fighting, and quest locations to do location-specific actions. And when you're ready, you can make your final attack against the dragon. It's also an interesting deck-builder concept, and it's my favorite game he's designed so far. It's also the most complex so it'll need the most playtesting, but I like where it's going.

The third one I'm meh on. It's a modular hex board where you roll dice, get to put armies on the board, destroy other armies, and you win when you get your entire army on the board. There's also a bunch of giant monsters randomly moving around that'll wipe out your army.

*Puzzle Strike w/Upgrade Pack
I picked this up in a trade and I enjoy it. I don't love it, but I want to explore it more. We've been missing the extra action symbol on the combine, so it looks much more appealing now, rather than just pretty cool.

Betrayal at House on the Hill
This ended up being the best haunt we've ever had. I was the traitor and brought out a poltergeist. It was a 6-player game, and actually went on for a good while (not too long, but not over too quickly). It was one of our best haunts, yet!

*Blokus Duo
My cousin and I shrunk my Blokus board to play Blokus Duo. He misunderstood me when I said the winner has the fewest cubes or blocks left on his pieces, thinking it was the fewest blocks overall. But he still won with 16 to my 18!

Claustrophobia
This time I was able to spawn monsters early. And without being able to look at the top 3 tiles every time, I was able to get a tile on the board that lets me spawn monsters no matter if heroes are on that space or not. So I was able to whittle down the heroes and eventually kill them all.

Confusion: Espionage and Deception in the Cold War
Another great game of Confusion! This one was with my cousin. For a while, we were nearly stale-mated. We had a decent idea on a number of our pieces, and we each had two within grabbing distance of the briefcase, but as soon as one made a move, it'd be a windfall of taking each other's pieces. Eventually, though, I was faster in discovering my other pieces as he made a couple of mistakes, and was able to gain leverage, eventually winning.

Descent: Journeys in the Dark (second edition) w/Conversion Kit
Another PBF game. We did the Goblin Quest which was our third quest of Act I. We won! The OL actually conceded this one. Our first win so far in this PBF campaign. Now we're doing the interim quest and it looks like we're going to lose. Not only are the monsters from the conversion kit crazy powerful, but we are all missing on our attacks!

A Game of Thrones: The Board Game (Second Edition) w/A Dance with Dragons Expansion
I was Martell and was doing decent. I made mistakes on Turn 3, which set me way back. I could've taken Dragonstone turn 3, and had a really strong position. Instead, I got stuck in my corner the entire game. Tyrell held strong the entire game, but due to 3 clash of kings in a row, and Greyjoy holding onto power tokens for one of his leader cards, he was able to take the sword and raven to crush us the final turn.

Glory to Rome w/Republic Expansion
It was a nail-biting game. My cousin just learned the game, and somehow he was getting crazy combos! His merchant clients counted as any client, and whenever he took the patron role, he immediately got to take the action of any clients he took! He also had a ton of buildings complete. I had the opportunity to end the game early by taking the final sites. I didn't think I had him, but knew it would only get worse. I got 4 of the 6 3-point bonuses for the vault, and won by 1 point!

*Haggis
We tried Haggis for the first time. 3 player. It was decent, a good 3 player trick taking game. But I'd rather play something else. It doesn't hold up to Tichu. I also never once got dealt a Bomb. Interesting.

Odin's Ravens
Played with Jennifer for the first time. I don't think she liked it.

*Oraklos
I tried this out for the first time, 2 player. I don't like the quick pattern spotting aspect that this shares with Set. I prefer taking my time, but this turned out to be a better game than I thought it would be. The gameplay also allows for some degree of "screw your opponent." The last round, I picked up all of the blue cubes, nullifying two of my opponent's prediction cards (you have 3 cards, roll a bunch of cubes, and match patterns to your cards, so if no blue cubes/dice are available, you can't fulfill your prediction). He did likewise with black. He didn't take all of them, but enough that I couldn't fulfill my pattern by myself, which required 4 black dice. With what we put back in the cup before rolling, we both had only one legal prediction. I was at 7 points, and he was at 8. I quickly saw my prediction and grabbed the 3 pointer. After a few moments, I saw one for Bobby. He was about to give up, and I was going to claim victory, but then he saw it, and scored 2 points. Oh well, I can live with a tie.

Quoridor
I played this with my cousin. There was some interesting blocking going on. And I had to cleverly play my wall pieces to slow him down as much as possible, but guarantee that I couldn't be slowed more than him. It came close, and the tables were turned more than once, but I was able to take the win on this. This game's a keeper!

Wizard
We introduced this to three of our friends. It was close in the end. Jennifer got 2nd, only 10 points behind the guy to take first. It ended up being a really good game.
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9. Board Game: Suburbia [Average Rating:7.59 Overall Rank:94]
Philip Newman
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Richardson
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Dominion - 15 (all isotropic)
Quarriors! Quarmageddon - 2
Race for the Galaxy: The Brink of War - 2
Innovation - 1 (isotropic)
Pandemic: On the Brink - 1
Suburbia - 1
Tzolk'in: The Mayan Calendar - 1

Revisited a couple 2012 releases at DGM on Thursday. I had a better understanding of what was going on in T'zolkin, and while I am still totally mismanaging the god tracks, I did get something of an engine going with resources/buildings, ending up with 12 buildings plus the 2-per-building monument. (I finished third despite all those buildings, because of the god tracks.)

Next was Suburbia, after a couple of the other guys were discussing how it wasn't well balanced and the goals were broken... and then decided to give it another try anyway. I won narrowly, with only one goal (trashing my economy at the end for Miser) - fortunately the shared goals weren't strong and no one else completed more than one either, but I've dropped my rating a bit after the three of us who had played before all went with pretty much the same basic idea: lots of money early, lots of reputation/population late. There are at least a couple different paths for each part of that - I went for blue early for my economy (doubling a Parking Lot), then a (doubled) Stadium surrounded by residential late. Eric used more yellow (industrial) in both phases. I want to try this again deliberately going for reputation early to see if it's possible to hold on to an early lead, but I'm doubtful. There is a lot of optimization here with respect to the goals, but I'm pretty sure there's only one overall strategy that works, which is unfortunate if true.

I taught Brink of War to Matthew and we played a couple games with it included. I won the first 77-60, demonstrating the power of Pan-Galactic Affluence (I had some other prestige producers as well, and ended up with 15 on the same turn he exhausted the VP and I think I hit 12 cards as well). The second game had more of a rush feel, as we both built military (with the rebel goal in play) - on the penultimate turn I put down Improved Logistics, and then double settled for nearly 30 points altogether, including three 8+ defense worlds, two of which I had drawn on his explores (the other I searched for)... He built PGA this time, but only ended up with four prestige (in part because of the speed, but also because developing for prestige didn't fit with the rest of his tableau). Final score was 57-32.

I actually had people over to my apartment (gasp) both Saturday and Sunday. We played a couple games of Quarriors, which took way too long with four but was otherwise well received. Casey won both games... In the first, I got three dragons but totally failed on rolling them... only ever got one out, and Casey's knocked it out. In the second, I went for Ooze, culling my assistants out and otherwise mostly buying Portals so that I could cycle and get most of my basic quiddity out (this Ooze is the one with attack and defense determined by how many basic quiddity dice you have in active/used pools)... this worked slightly better, but I got stuck on six as my Oozes kept coming out on my first draw from the bag rather than the second. Eventually I remembered that they game should probably end at some point when we ran out of dice, and Casey ended it the next round while ahead.

We also played a couple rounds of Space Team, which is a neat real-time iPhone game. Each player has some controls, and during the round you get an action that needs to be taken (or bad things happen), but you may not have the control for that action, so you have to communicate effectively to survive. Eventually it gets stupid-hard - on level 9, the control names are obscured in some symbolic language, so you have to try a bunch of things as commands are called out and hope you can remember which control was which when they are called later.

Yesterday, the same group came over for Super Bowl watching after church, and we played Pandemic in the middle of that when things were getting out of hand (finishing in time to watch the last half quarter or so). Adam and Casey own it, but not the expansion, so they got to see the new roles and events, while Krystal is new to gaming entirely. We played on normal (4P-5G), with the Field Operative, Generalist, Epidemiologist, and Dispatcher. We managed the cubes well (no outbreaks all game), but our luck with the cards was awful - Adam ended up drawing four reds as the Field Operative, with only black and yellow cubes on his card, while Casey and I never got above two of any color until my final turn. With a couple rounds to go, all of us had two yellow cards (except Adam, who only needed three to cure but had zero). I counted out how many rounds we had left in the card deck, and it looked pretty bad; but then I counted the special events we'd already played, finding that there was still one left in the deck, and two that could save us. After I drew a yellow on my penultimate turn, we ended up with the following plan: I played Re-examined research to give Adam his third black so he could get that cure, and we had to rely on him drawing a red (there *might* have been a way if he hadn't drawn red to get Krystal out to Asia and then snap them together on my turn, but I think I was an action short). Casey moved to Miami with that card, and Krystal was going to move to Bogota in case our last event was Borrowed Time (snap, take Bogota, Miami, take Miami, Atlanta, cure... would have been a pretty epic last turn), but Casey drew New Assignment which was the other event that could save us, so on my turn I dispatched myself to Miami to get the card, then turned into the Scientist for the cure. Adam finished it off with one card left in the deck. Pretty exciting finish since we were sure we were dead before I realized we were short an event, and since both events were from the expansion Adam and Casey didn't know they were even a possibility!

Dominion

mith 4-3 Antonidas (1 tie) - I linked the first half of this already, but we finished Monday. Final is scheduled for tonight. (The main tournament concluded yesterday, won by -Stef-, who was responsible for knocking me out. A bunch of us were in the lobby discussing the games as they happened - the final round of the tournament uses kingdom sets designed by users of the forum, and this year the third place match happened at the same time with the same sets, and one of the participants live-streamed the thing from his PoV. Pretty cool.)

Muskratio 24-25 mith - Mint into Fool's Gold is nice, so when I end up with 5 coppers on turn 3... We both keep an Estate from the Masquerade passing, but opponent can't get the last Province without using his Estate to Forge (and would have lost on turns anyway).

polriver 46-89 mith - Mostly linking because I can't remember a game where the Banks emptied. Contraband is nice here because of Bank and Grand Market (and Platinum, to a lesser degree).

hiroki resigned-27 mith - Coppersmith is one of those cards which is usually bad, but when it's good it's really good. Here I get a much better start anyway (Border Village/Wharf and Wharf on my first shuffle), but picking up Coppersmith allows me a double BV/Wharf turn, and then double Provinces after that without having to buy money.
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10. Board Game: Hab & Gut [Average Rating:7.06 Overall Rank:985]
James Keith
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Hab & Gut x1
Dungeon Fighter x1
Monad x1

Old Games

Step by Step x1
Libertalia x1
Taluva x1
Hornet x1
Nile DeLuxor x1

More to come, as per usual.
 
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11. Board Game: Sheepdogs of Pendleton Hill [Average Rating:6.05 Overall Rank:8329]
Jimmy Okolica
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Washington Township
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10 4x Terra Mystica
7 3x Sheepdogs of Pendleton Hill
7 2x Seeland
8 1x Locomotive Werks
8 1x 1846: The Race for the Midwest
8 1x Pax Porfiriana
6 1x Power Grid
7 1x Chronicle
6 1x Get Bit!
7 1x For Sale

It was a good week for gaming. It started out with a 4 player game of 1846 that ended up getting called a little early (we normally play till midnight, but at about 10:15, one new player decided he needed to leave). Still, it was fun and we had gotten close to the end (i cant remember if we'd gotten to the greys yet or were one SR away from that).

Unfortunately, Amanda has been sick all week, so we didn't play any games; however, that let me go out Thursday night to a FLGS to play some games. Our first game was Seeland, a game that I continue to enjoy. It's not particularly deep, but it's quick and there's opportunities to help yourself and mess with other people, both good things. We then played Sheepdogs which has the same mechanic -- screw other people while trying to get yourself some points -- but is quite a bit shorter and quite a bit less deep. However, there are many opportunities to laugh and groan and make jokes about the black sheep. We then played a game of Pax Porfiriana and finished up the night with a game of Terra Mystica.

Friday night, Amanda and I went over to our friend Kelly's for the night and played a couple of quick games of Seeland and Sheepdogs of Pendleton Hill. With 3 players, one of the pastures is off limits and this is designated by putting a black sheep in the pasture. The pasture is also got an illustration of black sheep (while the other two pastures are of white sheep). This set both the girls off talking about the blacks being segregated and how we needed to be safe and stay away from the black pastures while encouraging them to sneakily place their sheep in the black pasture to have the black sheep mount them -- yes, they went there repeatedly. Their final comment at the end of the game was that once you went black, you never went baaaaaaa-k, anyways, it was a fun evening.

Saturday night was a game evening/night at a fiends. I got there at 4pm and left at 3am. We started off with some fillers. It was my first play of For Sale and I really enjoyed it. I probably don't need to own it, but would happily play it again. Get Bit seemed a bit too random for me, particularly with 6 players. Finally, Chronicle was a lot of fun, and reminded me a lot of Love Letter (the same designer designed both) but with more strategy. We then played a game of Terra Mystica (of course) followed by a game of Locomotive Werks. I crushed the other four players, finishing with $330 while the next closest player was in the low $100s. I'm not sure what happened, but two things that came to mind were unlucky rolls and players pushing the train rush even when it didn't serve them. I definitely want to play this more, but am not sure how often I'll get the opportunity to. Finally, we finished the night with a 6 player Power Grid. I almost left before it, but at the last minute decided to play one more game. I should have left. It was enjoyable, but it just continues to feel to predictable with too few meaningful decisions.

Finally, Sunday was the Superbowl and we went back over to Kelly's to watch it. While there, we got in two games of Terra Mystica and a game of Sheepdogs.

BTW, I am now up to 27 F2F plays of Terra Mystica (plus 1 completed and 4 in progress PBF games). I've had 7 F2F plays of it since the beginning of the new year and this will very likely be my first dim of 2013.
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12. Board Game: Metropolys [Average Rating:7.04 Overall Rank:649]
Fabrice Dubois
France
La Garenne Colombes
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Metropolys : this week marks the beginning of my 2 player challenge with my non gaming wife
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