Games Played at Con 2013
Steve Kennedy

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I decided to put a list here of the games that I played at this year's Con of the North (MN), to just see how much variety I managed to get at the event.

I preregistered this year and I think that worked better for me. Staying until 10 when you can check possible openings for the next day was great because I had several times when I was an alternate. I was able to get in on 2 games I had wanted to try over one I had played and one that I knew I would not get in as an alternate.

One thing I realized was that it helps to spread out the deeper games with those with a smaller learning curve. Too many "new" at one time really wiped me out Saturday.

Another thing that was nice was that in a couple of cases the folks teaching the game were quite good at explaining how to play which made this less difficult as well.

I will say though that there ought to be a rule that if you are not playing the game, do not interrupt to tell everyone what a strategy should be. It is really frustrating as a new player to a game to have someone show up and then start laying out multiple win paths. Just let people discover the game!
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1. Board Game: 7 Wonders [Average Rating:7.80 Overall Rank:43]
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First up and with the Leaders expansion.
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2. Board Game: Catan Histories: Settlers of America – Trails to Rails [Average Rating:6.85 Overall Rank:1175]
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A close game that went down to the last few rolls to determine a winner.

This was a great example of why this was a good weekend. We had a good cross-generational mix of people who were there to just enjoy playing and if they won or not it was secondary to learning how to play.

Would that some folks remembered this sometimes.
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3. Board Game: Lancaster [Average Rating:7.46 Overall Rank:246]
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Chance to play with more than 2.
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4. Board Game: King of Tokyo [Average Rating:7.26 Overall Rank:228]
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Good easy end to the day. Yahtzee with monsters basically. I played 3 quick games but was less impressed. Though it does have some potential perhaps if you know your group.
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5. Board Game: Hansa Teutonica [Average Rating:7.64 Overall Rank:109]
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Really good game that seems more complicated than it really is. Great instruction made this work well and was great with 3.
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6. Board Game: Race for the Galaxy [Average Rating:7.77 Overall Rank:49]
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Came in 3rd with 56 points...not bad for first time.
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7. Board Game: Puerto Rico [Average Rating:8.06 Overall Rank:16]
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An interesting game that had a unique way to use roles. I managed to win by 2 points in this 5 player game. I think 4 would be a good number.
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8. Board Game: Eclipse [Average Rating:7.97 Overall Rank:33]
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I had always wanted to try this as my wife does not do sci-fi themes much. I gave up a spot in a different game since someone had never played it and I figured they needed the chance. I walked into the random game room and a group of guys was just setting this one up. Very grateful for the chance to play with this great group! Instructions were fine and it does have a fairly steep learning curve but fortunately everyone else was also learning as well.
 
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