La Crosse Board Game Group July 2013 Game Day
Brian McCarty
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We normally have a theme for game day, even if the theme is pasted on.
Earlier it looked like there was going to be no game day at all for July 2013. Mark stepped in and keymastered the event, but there was no time or apparently inclination for anyone to come up with a theme.

I myself was going to do the Catfish Days bicycle tour in Trempeauleau, WI in the morning but it was raining. I can and have biked in the rain, and may have done it if it wasn't game day, but since it was I gamed instead.

Several folks trickled in during the day, which is fine, especially when we know you are going to arrive. You are welcome to our events, see http://www.boardgames.meetup.com/495

As always for game days, games may not be in order
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1. Board Game: London [Average Rating:7.40 Overall Rank:262]
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London

This game was just starting when I showed up. They were kind enough to start over and deal me in. I once again had the lowest poverty, but not enough to drag Travis down. I think my second loan was a mistake. My winning steak ends (I've won the last 2-3 games)

Travis 69
Brian 57
Mark 52 (lost ~15 points due to poverty)
Amy 33
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2. Board Game: Urban Sprawl [Average Rating:6.77 Overall Rank:1250]
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Urban Sprawl

There was some pre game day talk about this. Mong was interested. We set the game up and I went to grab lunch. No Mong so I sat down. Shortly thereafter Mong showed up and I game up my seat.

First play for Mong and Will

Travis 115
Mong 106 (tiebreaker?)
Mark 106
Will 99
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3. Board Game: Roll Through the Ages: The Bronze Age [Average Rating:6.90 Overall Rank:568]
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I knew that Barb and Kevin were going to show up soon, so I suggested this filler. First play for Andrew and newcomer Tim.

I could not roll food. I kept rolling 2 food / 2 workers and using 2 dice to feed my cities. Even Empire wasn't enough to win. Tim was Mr Workers, but Andrew pulled off the win.

Andrew 23
Brian 18
Tim 16
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4. Board Game: Unpublished Prototype [Average Rating:6.96 Overall Rank:2242]
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Kevin's Royal Favor

I have played this game 12 times. I have done well twice. Not sure if the other time was a win or not.
I took advantage of the Rose Garden (makes the Queen easier to bribe) and military. I bought the council chambers as well.

First play for Andrew and Tim

Brian 16
Andrew 13 (wins more tiles tiebreaker)
Barb 13
Kevin 11
Tim 10
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This game did not go well for me. Other people kept merging with my casinos and taking over (in retrospect I should have reorganized when it was just one tile for them, one for me). I did get a size 3 casino at the end.

First play for Will (I think it was my second)

Mark 40
Will 36
Travis 23
Brian 12
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6. Board Game: Unpublished Prototype [Average Rating:6.96 Overall Rank:2242]
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Kevin's Pirate Bones

First play for Andrew & Tim

Barb 8 (@ Port Royal)
Kevin 8
Andrew 4
Tim 3
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7. Board Game: 7 Wonders [Average Rating:7.81 Overall Rank:41]
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We had 5. I pushed for 7 Wonders because it is a game day tradition. Will built a duplicate building, but we didn't notice until too late.

My two military cards were wasted – I still ended up with -6

Barb 62
Mark 52
Brian 50 (48 from science) (wins money tiebreaker)
Will 50
Kevin 48
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They played with looking up words before playing them was OK. Here is an article on “QI” being an acceptable word:

http://www.post-gazette.com/stories/sectionfront/life/scrabb...

Amy 387
Maggie 351
Nancy Lyn 341
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I know this was played earlier, but I am not sure when

Nancy Lyn 9
Maggie 3
Will 0
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We had 5 and about 2 hours to go. This isn't Mark's favorite, but went along since everyone had played before. We used the Germany map.

I though I could win with 14 cites, but will was able to build 15 (with 7 electro to spare). I MIGHT have been able to end the game one turn earlier. My record stands at 1 win.

Maggie got behind the money curve and never recovered.

Will 15
Brian 14
Nancy Lyn 12
Mark 10
Maggie 7
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11. Board Game: Ticket to Ride [Average Rating:7.46 Overall Rank:124] [Average Rating:7.46 Unranked]
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Ticket to Ride

It is an all female Ticket to Ride game. First play for Sofia and Lily (friends of Maggie who are “really fun”).

Maggie 131
Sofia 104
Nancy Lyn 100
Lily 97
Amy 61

This was played earlier, but putting here so it is more obvious I added it later
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