GenghisCon XXXIV What I Played
J M Duran
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I discovered GenghisCon and TactiCon about four years ago. These are two great medium sized Cons in Denver Colorado held over the Presidents Day Weekend and Labor Day weekends.

I'm from El Paso TX and these were some of the first Cons I attended. I've now been to Origins twice, BGG 3 times and several other regional Cons. But, I still appreciate my weekend getaway to Denver twice a year, where the people are great and friendly and the games are fun.

Thank you to the organizers and the gamers who this another great Con experience. Here is what I played and experienced.
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1. Board Game: London [Average Rating:7.40 Overall Rank:263]
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I started the con with some Martin Wallace goodness. Great game, more of a card game really.
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2. Board Game: Star Trek Deck Building Game: The Original Series [Average Rating:6.70 Overall Rank:2687] [Average Rating:6.70 Unranked]
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I had this but had not played this. It plays similar to the two previous two Star Trek deck building games with some refined rules. I liked it but I still prefer the race variant, where everyone plays as a certain race (Klingon, Romulan etc) and deck builds as such.
 
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3. Board Game: Ora et Labora [Average Rating:7.74 Overall Rank:90]
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I love Agricola and Le Havre, I hated Gates of Loyang. I want to get in another play of Ora et Labora, but I think I liked it.
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4. Board Game: Hanabi [Average Rating:7.17 Overall Rank:277]
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Good card game, interesting game play, kind of like Code 777. We barely lost, 3 newbies and one gm. Next time.
 
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5. Board Game: Space Alert [Average Rating:7.49 Overall Rank:150]
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Pick up game of Space Alert, always fun. I managed the energy well, it was the other trainees that got us blown up.
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6. Board Game: 7 Wonders [Average Rating:7.80 Overall Rank:43]
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7 Wonders with Leaders. great game overall, but I prefer plain Vanilla or Cities over Leaders.
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7. Board Game: Through the Ages: A Story of Civilization [Average Rating:8.02 Overall Rank:28]
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Third time playing Through the Ages, I'm almost getting it even after 5 1/2 hours. But definetly a great game.
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8. Board Game: Starfarers of Catan [Average Rating:6.81 Overall Rank:858]
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Been on my shelves for a while, I was getting ready to sell it unplayed. Richard the Mayor of all things Catan taught it. Man, what a great game I thoroughly enjoyed and the company was great too. We played with Richards variant, 1. Limit the game to 3 players per board, 2. Go through 3 rounds of resource gathering no 7 penalty. 1 1/2 hours later, what a great experience. I love the game play and the encounter cards.
 
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9. Board Game: Ca$h 'n Gun$ [Average Rating:6.63 Overall Rank:905]
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great Con game with Yakuza expansion, loads of fun.
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10. Board Game: Tzolk'in: The Mayan Calendar [Average Rating:7.93 Overall Rank:37]
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Tricked my friend into playing, held up the box to gain attention, with in 5 minutes we had a line to play. I played for while for another player. I love this game. I first played it at BGG. I have mine but have not assembled the board. I want to get it it painted.
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11. Board Game: Terra Mystica [Average Rating:8.23 Overall Rank:8]
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End of night pick up game. I had tried and tried to get into a game of this at BGG. I played the Merfolk. What a fantastic Euro with a fantasy theme lightly coated on. In my new hotness. me want, darn you Z-man and your US trade restrictions until March.
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12. Board Game: Tokaido [Average Rating:7.05 Overall Rank:441]
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Sunday was the last day of the Con, my friend and I went to downtown Denver to take in the sites, we ate at Bubba Gumps (great Jumbalaya) and were going to take in a movie, but we had to soon leave. My friend bought Tokaido at the Con and we opened it and played at Barnes and Noble at the 16th Street Mall. Great two player variant works well.
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