2013 ConnCon: Attack of the Badger Lanyard
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March means many things for many people. St. Patrick's Day, the NCAA Basketball tournament and Pi Day are just a few of the highlights.

For me, however, March to me means ConnCon.

Once again, it is time for me to take a look back at all of the great things that happened at ConnCon 2013.
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1. Board Game: Metro [Average Rating:6.38 Overall Rank:1479]
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My roommate Erick
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and I came up early Friday morning on Metro North took a cab over from Stamford station. We helped with the library set-up and got things ready to go.

Metro was also one of the games I'd put up in the ConnCon Math Trade. It didn't get traded, but I did end up doing a side deal for it. Thanks to
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2. Board Game: Wiz-War (eighth edition) [Average Rating:7.11 Overall Rank:614]
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I kicked off the convention running a nice light game of Wiz-War. It was a nice way to break into things.

I think the highlights of this one included me countering a spell that stopped Eric Summerer from winning the game and Don Sutherland Werewolf-ing his way to victory.
 
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3. Board Game: Space Cadets [Average Rating:6.65 Overall Rank:1212]
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I'm not sure how much I can say about this, but for now, I'll say that this was not exactly Space Cadets that I played...
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4. Board Game: Skyline [Average Rating:6.00 Overall Rank:3487]
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At this point, I started to crack the Play to Win games open. I started with this game that comes with 60 CUSTOM DICE! I actually played through the solo variant to get a better idea of how it works, and then was joined for a second game of it.

It was not a bad little push-your-luck dice game. It offers a nice penalty for failing to make your rolls and helping your opponent. I do like the game with lower player counts, as a player who is pushing too hard can help the next player through no fault of your own.

It turns out that I won this game in the Play to Win drawing, so I'll be sure to enjoy some more plays of this.


However, it turns out the Skyline was not my only Prize. Eric Summerer had gone out and gotten an actual lanyard for the University of Wisconsin -- home of the...badgers.

So now I have an official Badger lanyard to go with my "badge or lanyard."

Thanks, Eric.
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5. Board Game: Wildlife Safari [Average Rating:6.62 Overall Rank:1321]
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Another gem on the Play to Win table was this remake of Loco or Quandary or any number of other themes. I forgot how much I enjoy this with 3 players and how bad the game is with 5 players. The higher the player count, the lower the control.

There are such a clever ways to manipulate the value of the animals that I enjoy having the opportunity to do so.
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6. Board Game: 10 Days in Europe [Average Rating:6.61 Overall Rank:1627]
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I'm a wily veteran of the 10 Days series, so when I saw this available, I thought it might be a nice edition to the collection.

That was not to be, but I did enjoy a nice tour of Europe with Jon.
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7. Board Game: Ninjato [Average Rating:7.25 Overall Rank:650]
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Erick and I played this game that he's been pushing me to play for a while. It has a nice action selection mechanism and a good push-your-luck feel to it.

I was a little ham strung early on with some bad luck, but I was able to make a decent comeback and make a good showing.

I don't think this game is at its best with two players, as there is just not enough rotation of the cards to offer the optimal variety of choices. I definitely would like to try this one again with 3 or 4.
 
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8. RPG Item: Parsely #2: Jungle Adventure [Average Rating:6.62 Overall Rank:4610]
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I closed out the night running a small table through Jungle Adventure. This is a game in the Parsely system where the players cooperatively solve a text adventure with one player (me) running the game as the computer.

The game went pretty well, but I fell like this is one of the weaker entries in the series. There aren't as many opportunities for humor, and some of the puzzle answers are little obtuse.

Next year, I'd like to run the newest one out called Six-Gun Saloon. It has a Western theme, and the beta seems to have a little more variety in how it runs.
 
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9. Board Game: Ticket to Ride Map Collection: Volume 3 – The Heart of Africa [Average Rating:7.48 Unranked] [Average Rating:7.48 Unranked] [Average Rating:7.48 Unranked]
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Saturday morning kicked off with two tables of Ticket to Ride: Heart of Africa. I was able to start off the first table of wily veterans pretty quickly and moved off to the second table and sat with them through most of the game.

The first table used a lot of the new terrain cards and ended up with very high scores.
The second table didn't use them as frequently and consequently had lower scores. I think everyone had fun, though. Ticket to Ride is always a favorite, and it is good to spread the love of a great game.
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10. Board Game: Ghooost! [Average Rating:5.69 Overall Rank:7248]
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I went back to the Play to Win table and saw this Richard Garfield trick-taking game and joined Lisa and Don for a game.
It had some clever ideas, but it felt a little slow for what it is.

I think we were a bit unlucky in that some of the cards that clear excess cards were all played early in the game. This caused us to have to slug through giant hands before we were able to clear out everything we needed to.
 
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11. Board Game: Tumblewood [Average Rating:5.40 Unranked]
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Next up came a game from Maine -- Tumblewood. Being from Maine myself, I thought this could be a nice dexterity departure.

The game's rules, however, leave how you play pretty wide open, so we were basically left to design our own game. I think we did pretty well, but it was a little disappointing there wasn't more guidance given out of the box.
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12. Board Game: Life's a Pitch [Average Rating:5.44 Overall Rank:12877]
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After hearing Eric Summerer's endorsement of this on the Dice Tower, I was excited to give this one a shot.

It uses a lot of the classic Apples to Apples mechanics, but formalized the endorsement of particular answers (namely your own). It was good, but it was a little strange that we never rolled the "Roller Decides" side of the die, which limited the ability to pitch to a particular person. It was a fun party game, but probably not the first I would bring out.
 
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13. Board Game: Terra Mystica [Average Rating:8.23 Overall Rank:8]
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This was one of the two games I was most looking forward to play. The buzz pushed the amazing balance and widely asymmetrical powers.

I ended up playing the witches, which benefit from forming towns, and have the ability to spread across the board more easily using their brooms. (and my mighty cackle to power them)

They seemed really strong in my game as I was able to grab key areas of the board, and clearing low-level houses off my player board gave me significant worker income, and the engine snowballed nicely from there. Another player was also able to use the half-lings (or were they dwarfs?) to dig his way to a lot of points, but I did end up on top.

Phil did a great job teaching this game as there are a lot of facets to it. I'm not sure how I feel about it yet. It seems like a solid design and I had a good time playing it, but the length is a bit of drawback for me.
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14. Board Game: Crows [Average Rating:6.42 Overall Rank:3087]
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I jumped back to the Play to Win table and grabbed Crows. I had played this once before about 6-9 months ago, but it took me a while to reacquaint myself with the rules. Unfortunately, this was with two other people wondering what the heck I was talking about.

Eventually, I figured it out and we played a nice quick game of it. The game isn't amazing, but there's some clever decisions to be made. I can't figure out why they don't have an even distribution of tiles, but I'm sure there's a good reason.
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15. Board Game: Agents of SMERSH [Average Rating:7.04 Overall Rank:1130]
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I had a full table of this co-op in the vein of Tales of the Arabian Nights. I was a little worried that the loud Saturday Night room would make playing the game difficult, but I had a group of folks ready to go and they had fun reading the great stories and variety of adventures.

On a couple of occasions, just one more bad event would have finished them off, but they did manage to snatch victory from the jaws of defeat.

I did mess up one rules about the collected intel pool not being exposed, but it was relatively minor, and they had more than enough intelligence in any case.
 
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16. Board Game: Curling Table Game [Average Rating:6.78 Overall Rank:5575]
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With the night wrapping up, we convinced Eric Summerer to bring out the Curling Table game. Eric told us a bit about his curling days and we ran a 6-end game.

Things were going ok after the first two ends, but I had a disastrous takeout attempt that turned a likely steal into a 4 or 5 for Eric's team. Near, the end of the game I had another takeout attempt that went awry and took us out completely.

It was a lot of fun though, and Eric's copy was very nice and fun to play on.
 
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17. Board Game: Mage Knight Board Game [Average Rating:8.11 Overall Rank:20]
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When Mark said there were two tables of sign-ups for Mage Knight on Sunday morning, I was a bit skeptical. It's a lot of game for 8:00am. I was happy that I got one other person, and we went through the intro scenario.

My opponent killed a lot of enemies, but ended up with a good number of wounds. I was able to grab some spells and take a late monster den and ended up winning by a couple points.

There is just so much variety in this game that it never gets dull. I could probably still do the intro scenario a few more times and find new things in it.
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18. Board Game: The Hobbit Card Game [Average Rating:5.25 Overall Rank:15586]
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After Mage Knight, I jumped back on to the Play to Win table and got out the Hobbit card game.

It was a pretty basic trick-taking card game that played in two rounds. Unfortunately, the side of good got hammered the first round and how two of the five players eliminated. The last remaining good side player was not able to overcome the onslaught and evil rules the day.

It's hard to say after one play, but it could be that things are balanced a little too much towards evil, as they get dealt extra cards to compensate for them being at a numerical disadvantage. The rest of the table thought it was a lost cause, but I think we may have just had an unfortunate experience.

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19. Board Game: Pressure Point [Average Rating:6.10 Overall Rank:10598]
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This is a light party game where you are trying to name items in a category as quickly as you can. Everyone else is trying to guess how well you can do.

It's fun, but the scoring is a little strange, as if you happen to hit the right number you rake in the points. If you are off by one, you lose points. I want to try to Ticked Off, which is by the same company. I have a feeling that might be the better choice in this genre.
 
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20. Board Game: Reiner Knizia's Decathlon [Average Rating:6.22 Overall Rank:2985]
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suggested we play this. I had played the Avalon Hill version of Decathalon and played this game on my iPhone (as Diceathalon), but I had never played this version.

I struggled on the first couple of events, but made a big comeback and pulled ahead to a good-sized victory. This game has some nice tactical choices, but of course there is a lot of luck. I'm a little disappointed that I didn't get to play in the official slot. It seems like that group had a lot of fun.
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21. Board Game: Suburbia [Average Rating:7.59 Overall Rank:94]
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This was the other game that i was very excited to get to play. This has a very nice Sim-City-esqe feel to it. As building have synergies for other building that are adjacent, on your board or on any board.

I decided to go after the airport strategy, and ended up being very fortunate as both A airports and B airports came out which game me a nice boost. I also got the lake bonus, which gave me a good influx of cash.

With all that in hand, I started to push reputation with a section of grey government buildings next to a museum. I was able to sustain my reputation with the PR firm and ended up finishing the game with 135 points.

I had a lot of fun with this one, but I have to agree with a criticism I heard that, you aren't ever quite sure you got everything that you were entitled to. I also am not crazy about the goals. I think they need to be there to push the game in a different direction each time, but they seemed a little awkward.
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22. Board Game: Cribbage [Average Rating:7.03 Overall Rank:565]
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Erick wanted to finish things up with a game that we've been playing a lot at conventions during short breaks, and that is Cribbage. I find it's a nice filler with some subtle tactics and a good amount of variance in the kinds of decisions you are making.

We ended up attracting Mark's brother Rich for a three-player game, but I find the three-player version doesn't have quite the same opportunities for creative play as the two-player version.
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23. RPG Item: Parsely #1: Action Castle [Average Rating:7.12 Overall Rank:1299]
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As a group of us waited for closing ceremonies, we broke out a quick Parsely game of Action Castle. This is the first of the text-adventure style games and it has a unique charm and simplicity all it's own.

Since the group was new to the game, I was a little more generous with some of the commands than I sometimes am with veterans.

I also kind of gave away the answer to one of the puzzles by mistake, by forgetting that it was a puzzle in the first place...

Anyway, we had a good time with it, and I always love taking a new group through an adventure.
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24. RPG Item: Monster Vault: Threats to the Nentir Vale [Average Rating:7.61 Overall Rank:546]
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Closing ceremonies this year were a bit shorter than usual. It was a bit surprising considering it was the 25th anniversary, but I don't think too many people were disappointed by the brevity.

The top door prize this year was a copy of Merchant of Venus, which would have been a nice get. Unfortunately, I was in the last quarter of picks and ended up grabbing this item. I'm hoping to use the tokens in some things that I've been working on.

I'm just happy that I got to pick before Eric Summerer as I was able to avoid the shards of glass I may have otherwise received.

With that, ConnCon 2013 was at an end. It really seemed to fly by this year, so I'm hoping that next year we might take a look at extending things to 4-days. I'm sure a lot of that will depend on attendance and demand, but I have so much fun every year that I don't want it to end.

I'm already looking forward to ConnCon 2014, and I hope I get to see you there.


With that I'll say, Beware of the Badger Lanyard!
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