Games Played at the 2013-04-13 CABS Meeting
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This Geeklist is intended to chronicle some of the games played at a weekly meeting of the Columbus Area Boardgaming Society.





The Columbus Area Boardgaming Society (CABS) is a club dedicated to boardgaming in central Ohio. The club started as a group of 15 friends back in 1997. Since then, CABS has grown to over 400 members with meetings almost every weekend. Our members play everything from Eurogames to Wargames to light family games. Our club also maintains a library of over a thousand games, which members can "check-out" just like any public library.


Come visit us at a weekly meeting or during our own gaming convention in the fall, Buckeye Game Fest. Your first meeting is FREE!

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1. Board Game: Abandon Ship [Average Rating:6.32 Overall Rank:2804]
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This was my first play of this. Thanks to Brad for teaching it.

Abandon ship is a dice rolling Knizia game that encourages you to keep the pieces in close proximity to each other score-wise. It took about 30 mins. and much longer would have been too much.

A nice game, but I didn't find it very compelling.
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2. Board Game: Alhambra [Average Rating:7.04 Overall Rank:396]
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Tony snuck past me AGAIN. See Carcassone.
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3. Board Game: Bora Bora [Average Rating:7.58 Overall Rank:157]
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Victory! Victory!
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4. Board Game: Carcassonne [Average Rating:7.44 Overall Rank:137] [Average Rating:7.44 Unranked]
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Tony wins when I point out Bud has read the map wrong and all of Tony's farmers are connected.
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5. Board Game: The Castles of Burgundy [Average Rating:8.12 Overall Rank:12]
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One game where box cars don't always help.
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6. Board Game: Clubs [Average Rating:6.58 Overall Rank:2458]
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Played three games.

I think Clubs does what it sets out to do very well - to be a very light climbing game in the genre of Tichu, Gang of Four, and Haggis. Clubs is simple enough that casual gamers will have no trouble playing along. We played 4-player and 5-player games, and played well in both situations, I thought.

The game comes ready for 2-6 players, with several variants including team play. One game took at most 5 hands and was done in 20-30 minutes.

I'm really glad I picked this one up! It doesn't replace Tichu, except when I'm playing with not-4 players, or with someone who is a casual gamer.
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7. Board Game: Coloretto [Average Rating:6.97 Overall Rank:487]
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8. Board Game: Elder Sign [Average Rating:7.01 Overall Rank:468]
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9. Board Game: Eminent Domain [Average Rating:7.11 Overall Rank:426]
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I hadn't played this in a while. I just have to remember to Dissent.
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10. Board Game: IceDice [Average Rating:6.40 Overall Rank:5538]
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11. Board Game: Maori [Average Rating:6.62 Overall Rank:1666]
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12. Board Game: Pink Hijinks [Average Rating:5.95 Overall Rank:10109]
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13. Board Game: Star Wars: X-Wing Miniatures Game [Average Rating:7.81 Overall Rank:63] [Average Rating:7.81 Unranked]
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Eight players for the tournament playing three rounds, so 12 games of X-Wing at CABS yesterday.
 
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14. Board Game: Treehouse [Average Rating:5.83 Overall Rank:5548]
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15. Board Game: Tsuro [Average Rating:6.69 Overall Rank:776]
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16. Board Game: Tzolk'in: The Mayan Calendar [Average Rating:7.93 Overall Rank:37]
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A lot of gears.
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17. Board Game: Union Pacific [Average Rating:7.24 Overall Rank:481]
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This was my first play of Union Pacific. I enjoyed it! We had what seems to be a rare occurrence: we had run out of legal plays on the map, due to blocked routes, and the fourth dividend phase hadn't appeared yet. The rules don't expect this to happen, so don't explain what to do. We just did the fourth Dividend phase and totaled up.

Thanks, JB, for teaching!
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18. Board Game: Unpublished Prototype [Average Rating:6.96 Overall Rank:2246]
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Finally got my pyramid prototype to the table again.
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