That's What It's All About: The CBBS Game Night Hokey Pokey
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It was the humidity more than the heat that caused the unfortunate demise of twenty-seven gamers, as they made the unwise decision to pack themselves into the Official CBBS Gaming Basement on the turbid final day of August, 2013. The bodies have been identified as Tim, Jerry, New Eric, Andy, Kelli, Nyck, Nathaniel, Scott, Elden, Suzie, Birgit, Alan, Kory, New New Eric, Shawn, Caleb, Eryn, Emilly, Ori, Geoff, Tom, Gavi, Levi, Tycho, Eden, Counterclockwise Scott, and an Aaron.


August 31, 2013
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1. Board Game: Ricochet Robots [Average Rating:7.00 Overall Rank:569] [Average Rating:7.00 Unranked]
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Start time: 6:15pm
End time: 6:45pm


Amazingly, we had a functional quorum a full fifteen minutes before Game Night was scheduled to begin. So we started our traditional Ricochet Robots game right then, and if anybody doesn't like it, Tim shall meet them for fisticuffs at high noon.

We present a couple oh niners for you to enjoy, because that's how we roll:



Jerry, Tim, New Eric, Andy, Kelli, Nyck, Scott, Nathaniel, and Suzie all earned at least one chip. For all the good it will do them.
 
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2. Board Game: SET [Average Rating:6.48 Overall Rank:1218]
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Start time: 6:45:01pm
End time: 6:50pm


Of course, with the official sanctioned Straggle-In period still in effect, we had literally no choice but to deal out a deck of SETs.


We have gotten so good at this game that it was almost impossible to explain to new players - people were finding multiple SETs as the cards were being dealt, and Tim barely had any downtime before he had to keep turning over new cards. Accordingly, we have no mention of who found any SETs or how many. And we like it that way.
 
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3. Board Game: Krypto [Average Rating:6.37 Overall Rank:8959]
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Start time: 6:55pm
End time: 7:00pm


Because of the breakneck pace of SET, we had time for one more straggle-inner - the venerable Krypto.


This time, at least, we have a (probably incomplete) list of successful solvers: Tim, Jerry, Scott, Eric, Andy, Elden, and Kory. Hooray!
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4. Board Game: Fresco [Average Rating:7.32 Overall Rank:249] [Average Rating:7.32 Unranked]
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Start time: 7:00pm
End time: 9:10pm


For the initial config, we had seventeen gamers in hand, so naturally we split into three 2+ hour games and one 45 minute game. This would make it almost impossible to get back on-sync, which is why, despite the literally insane number of gamers attending, we all ended up playing mostly with the same people.

Anyhoo, Elden, Nathaniel, Eric III, and Birgit met at Table Two for an intense and artistic game of Fresco.


Elden scored 105 points! Eric III, Birgit, and Nathaniel followed with 98, 94, and 69. I'm sure the actual game was much more interesting and exciting than that suggests, but that's all I got.

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5. Board Game: King of the Elves [Average Rating:6.22 Overall Rank:2615]
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Start time: 7:00pm
End time: 8:55pm


Back in the slightly-less-sweltering lounge, Tom, Alan, Eric II, and Kelli delved into a long game of King of the Elves, a spinoff of Alan Moon's Spiel des Jahres winning Elfenland.


Sadly, there was some confusion on how to play an additional card to get past obstacles. Apparently, the initial interpretation was that the extra card only needed to match the terrain, but midway through the game they discovered that it had to match exactly the cards already played. This rule was misplayed at least three times and may have affected the outcome of the game. Oh well.


But, with the outcome as it was, Kelli prevailed with 66 Elfenpunkten, while Alan scored 62, Eric gained 51, and Tom finished with 46.
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6. Board Game: Keyflower [Average Rating:7.89 Overall Rank:42]
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Start time: 7:15pm
End time: 9:30pm


Table One was reserved for another in Tim's ongoing campaign to get in multiple plays of recent heavier games with lots of buzz - in this case, Keyflower. This is one of the few games of that description that plays more than four, in this case Scott, Tim, Nyck, Shawn, and a hobbled Andy (who's disability prevented him from being expelled to another table).


Most of us had played before, but we still needed a quick refresher on the rules. It seemed that most players had initial Winter tiles that did not work together, as only Scott eventually put both of his in play. This might have been a mistake; disjoint scoring tiles actually may work better together, as tiles that score (e.g.) meeples kind of step on each other, as you can only use each meeple once.

At any rate, Tim's Winter tiles gave points for Gold and points for Green Meeples, so his plan was to get lots of both of those - a plan that was immediately foiled when Scott bid for the initial Green meeple building (converting a yellow). Green meeples are useful, but if people are going to fight you for them they become a lot less so - especially if you want to stockpile some for the end. So Tim concentrated on getting gold, instead.


Tim didn't really think he was doing that well, since he got aced out of a couple scoring buildings he was aiming for and had to take his second choices - Stone Yard (which scores 3 for each stone on it at the end of the game) and the Barn (2 for any resource). He had the Quarryman, which (upon improvement) produces a stone and a gold, but that was the only synergy he had; instead he played often on others' buildings to stockpile stone and gold (and once for a bunch of wood). That is one of the most interesting things about Keyflower - you don't need to build a building yourself, as long as you don't mind giving meeples to the person who does build it.


Interestingly, at the end of the game there were very few meeple scoring tiles out, so the fact that Tim had crappy buildings that nobody wanted and kept dumping his meeples elsewhere didn't really convert directly into points for other players. And Tim was able to use his Boat that doubled his movement and Scott's 6-move carriage to shift his entire stockpile of stone and other resources onto their appropriate spaces - that gave him 24 points in stone and 22 from the Barn. He also managed to get four boats (two in Summer, two in Winter), plus the Winter boat that scores for boats in a line, for another ~20 points or so. Add in the value of his improved buildings, and he won easily with 87 points.

Shawn and Scott also seemed to be doing well, often having the meeple resources to outbid for the tiles they were interested in. But apparently they weren't able to convert those opportunities into as many points as Tim. Tim would have been really hosed if he wasn't able to move as many resources in Winter as he did; it's likely Shawn and Scott were just a move or meeple or two away from cashing in much bigger. As it was, Shawn scored approximately 59 points (there are lots of little points that are hard to find at the end, with all the bonuses and extra gold and final turn order tiles and what not), while Scott finished with 52.

Andy seemed to be focused on his one winter tile and couldn't quite get anything else going, while Nyck ran out of meeples at the start of Winter and passed for the final several rounds. They ended the game with 38 and 25, respectively. (If Nyck had been able to compete more with Tim for the final boat tiles, it might have made for a much closer game.)
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7. Board Game: Dominion [Average Rating:7.67 Overall Rank:72] [Average Rating:7.67 Unranked]
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Start time: 7:15pm
End time: 7:50pm


Finally, on Table Three, Suzie continued her campaign to achieve one million lifetime plays of Dominion. She was joined in this worthy endeavor by Jerry, Kory, and Caleb.


It looks like the Dominion: Prosperity expansion was in play, with all those Colonies Caleb and Kory are counting - but the number of Curses also in play kept the scores relatively low, with Jerry's 41 as the winning total. Caleb was next with 34, while Suzie earned 28 and Kory finished with 26.
 
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8. Board Game: Clans [Average Rating:6.56 Overall Rank:1136]
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Start time: 8:07pm
End time: 8:30pm


Around about this time Counterclockwise Scott wandered in. He was an hour late, but at least he properly RSVP'd the Groupspace evite, unlike over half (fourteen) of the other Game Night attendees. I'm just sayin'.

Anyway, he joined the Dominion cohort of Caleb, Kory, Jerry, and Suzie on Table Three to play Clans, a solid game from years past.


In this game Suzie embarked on a ruthless campaign of ethnic cleansing, as she murdered at least 14 huts from the reds, blacks, and greens. Unfortunately, this merely left her in a tie with Counterclockwise Scott for fourth place, with 27 points. Kory came in third with 32, while Jerry earned 37 and second place. But it was Caleb who's Clans conquered prehistory, with 42 points.
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9. Board Game: Ruse & Bruise [Average Rating:6.43 Overall Rank:1956]
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Start time: 8:40pm
End time: 9:35pm


Table Three finished their second game before the others finished their first, plus we had a couple more late (and unannounced) stragglers. So Caleb, Eryn, Ori, Kory, Counterclockwise Scott, and Emilly got their Ruse & Bruise on.


Kory, Caleb, and Eryn all got complete sets, which (somewhat paradoxically) is easier to do with a full six players, as you know every card is going to be in play and if there is competition for a key card you can wait to pick up another one of the same suit. It is no surprise that these three players outscored those who failed to get a card of each suit, with Kory edging Caleb, 43 to 40, and Eryn scoring a solid third place with 31. Ori and Counterclockwise Scott finished with 18, while Emilly tried to "shoot the moon" in some manner but finished with just 8.
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10. Board Game: Catan [Average Rating:7.23 Overall Rank:279] [Average Rating:7.23 Unranked]
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Start time: 8:56pm
End time: 10:30pm


Meanwhile, Jerry, Geoff, Suzie, and Nyck convened in the snug (but poorly ventilated) Cloakroom for a furtive and tasty game of Catan. It looks like they were using Tim's vintage German edition, so it should properly be called Die Siedler Von Catan.


Geoff built the Longest Road and Nyck constructed the Largest Army, but Suzie built a City, two roads, and a settlement on the last turn to poach the win, with 10 points. Geoff finished with 7, Nyck and 6, and Jerry could only muster 3.

 
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11. Board Game: Formula Dé [Average Rating:6.99 Overall Rank:576]
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Start time: 9:10pm
End time: 10:55pm


With the Lounge finally open, Tom, Alan, Gavi, and Levi closed it once again for a lengthy game of Formula Dé.


Gavi took a big risk late with no tires and no brakes, but it was good enough to get him across the finish line first. (This is actually something of a "problem" with Formula Dé - drivers take insane risks on the final few turns, because if you can't win without them if you are behind. This makes Formula Dé look very unlike an actual Formula 1 car race.)

Levi came in second, followed by Tom and Alan.
 
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12. Board Game: Snapshot [Average Rating:6.28 Overall Rank:4890]
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Start time: 9:45pm
End time: Way, wayy too late


In a fit of pique, Elden, Eric III, Eden, Nathaniel, Caleb, and Tycho decided to play a raucous game of Snapshot on Table Two, just as Tim was trying to do some splaining next door on Table One. His vengeance will be most extreme.


We have limited notes on what happened during this game, although apparently Eric III hit two players' disks to complete two goals at once, which is always a good time. And we have some photos of strategic blocking and other screwage, which, let's face it, this game is pretty much all about:



Eric's heroics went for naught, however, as Eden was the first to gain two gems of each color, burn through her task cards, and make it back to the grey starting zone for the win. Tycho accomplished this feat next, followed by Caleb, Nathaniel, and, finally, Eric. Elden, apparently, never finished - perhaps he was simply being polite.
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13. Board Game: Shadows over Camelot [Average Rating:7.15 Overall Rank:317]
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Start time: 9:55pm
End time: 11:50pm


Despite the irrational exuberance on display one table over, somehow Tim, Counterclockwise Scott, Birgit, Scott, Andy, Eric II, and Kelly managed to successfully splain and complete a game of Shadows over Camelot on Table One.


Things started out well for our Heroic Knights, as they quickly got the Grail under control and then swarmed Excalibur, with Tim (as Sir Geraint) finally earning the coveted sword. There were a few hiccups, as Birgit's Sir Bedivere spent a few turns Captured until Andy's Sir Lamorak freed her, and Eric's Sir Gawain challenged Lancelot armed only with a couple Fight 5s and three Fight 2s (!). But, amazingly, few enough Lancelot cards came out that Sir Gawain's total of 16 was enough for victory, earning him Lancelot's armor.

But the special black cards and Seven Witches were taking their toll; at one point, six of the seven Knights had just one hit point left, with only victory over Excalibur restoring health to four of them. Counterclockwise Scott's Sir Tristan put up a valiant fight against the Saxons, but both they and the Picts came back, and soon there were concerns over the number of siege engines in play, especially as winning Excalibur lead to more and more of them coming from black cards. So Scott's Sir Owain and Tim's Sir Geraint spent the latter part of the game fighting back the onslaught, while most of the others tried to secure the Grail.

They almost managed it, too, with just a couple more Despair cards to get through. Someone had played the White special that gives ties to the Heroes, so victory over the Grail would give the Good Guys enough mojo to withstand even the Traitorous flipping of two or three swords at the end. But suddenly we noticed that the Dragon was close to victory, and nobody was there to fight (and it was too late to do much, anyway). Two Black Knight losses, a loss from the Picts and Saxons, and a loss against the Dragon adds up to six black swords - and when Eric II incorrectly accused Andy of being the traitor, one white sword was flipped to the seventh black sword, and Camelot was lost.

By that point it was obvious that New Eric was a traitor, and he had been using Lancelot's Armor to lose the key Dragon quest (and to foil the Grail). But at the end Tim also revealed as a traitor; he hadn't even looked at his loyalty card until midway through the game (the impromptu Cylon gambit) - careful observers might have noticed when that happened because he then stopped talking so much about how the Loyal Knights needed more than an 8-4 white/black sword ratio to win with unfound traitors at the end of the game. But other than "accidentally" forgetting his Excalibur bonus for fighting siege engines, he did absolutely nothing traitorous. Counterclockwise Scott claims (logically) that he suspected Tim, more by default than anything, as nobody else was acting traitorous. In that sense, Eric's "tee hee"-style poker face might have helped hide Tim, as he drew suspicion on himself. If Andy or somebody had successfully Accused Eric before the final turn, he still would have been able to lose the Dragon, and then Tim could have accused anybody to end the game - so the Bad Guys were all over this.

In fact, with the Shadows over Camelot: Merlin's Company expansion, it is really difficult for the good guys to win. Finding two traitors is a tough row to hoe, there's a Seven Witches card which makes false accusations as bad as not finding a traitor at all (flipping two swords), and you have to delay going on quests at the start to build up your cards so you can deal with the hazards of travel. You will probably lose to the Picts and Saxons at least once each, and if nobody fights the Black Knight (which we usually don't) he will periodically pitch another black sword up there. In some ways, an early victory over Lancelot is a bad thing, as the Dragon is very hard to fight, and those two black swords will likely put Camelot in serious jeopardy. Perhaps a better course of action would be to fight the Black Knight instead, putting a couple early white swords up instead of black, and hoping Lancelot delays long enough to come out ahead on sword equity.
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14. Board Game: Race for the Galaxy [Average Rating:7.77 Overall Rank:48]
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Start time: 10:00pm
End time: 10:40pm


Table Three was open once again, so Kory, Gavi, Aaron, Eryn, and Emilly played an ambitious, five-player game of Race for the Galaxy.


Kory won with 43 points, while Aaron scored 38 and Eryn earned 35. Emilly notes that she has hated this game every time she has played - having played once before - and she finished with 27. Gavi, apparently, was too busy singing to learn the game, because of course, and he finished with just 10.
 
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15. Board Game: Pandemic [Average Rating:7.66 Overall Rank:73]
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Start time: 10:05pm, 11:10pm
End time: 11:00pm, 11:31pm


Back in the Lounge, two games of Pandemic were played, the first by Tom, Alan, Ori, and Levi, and the second sans Tom.


It took them almost an hour to lose game one.


But it only took them half an hour to lose game two. Huzzah!
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16. Board Game: King of Tokyo [Average Rating:7.27 Overall Rank:226]
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Start time: 10:53pm
End time: Release the Kraken!


Table Two was done being annoying, so they settled down into a nice, quiet, respectful game of King of Tokyo. Eden, Tycho, Elden, Kory, and Caleb were the monsters. Also, they played the game.


Eden, at one point, did five points of damage to everyone with her Nova Breath, killing Kory and Caleb, after Kory heckled her into rolling enough claws to do the job. Caleb drained a fame from Elden, which was critical because Elden stalled out at 19 fame for several turns - until Tycho killed of both Eden and Elden for the win, with a measly four fame.

 
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17. Board Game: Dominion [Average Rating:7.67 Overall Rank:72] [Average Rating:7.67 Unranked]
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Start time: 10:57pm
End time: 12:00am


Suzie, of course, roped in another crew, consisting of Jerry, Emilly, New New Eric, and Geoff, to play yet another game of Dominion.


You can still see the Colonies, but once again the scores were pretty low. Jerry's 27 was the highest total; he was also listed as a "pain" in somebody's side. Suzie and Emilly tied with 22, while Eric scored 18 and Geoff ended with 12.
 
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18. Board Game: Nefarious [Average Rating:6.41 Overall Rank:1876]
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Start time: 11:35pm
End time: 12:10am


Table Two then decided to play Nefarious. Destroying Tokyo wasn't enough - now they wanted to destroy (or maybe conquer) the world. Alan, Tycho, Elden, Eden, and Kory were the Deranged Natural Philosophers.


Tycho redirected 22 asteroids into Earth's orbit for the win. Elden pumped 19 trillion tons of CO2 into the air, while Eden fired her mind control laser beam at 18 heads of state. Alan and Kory each tied seventeen rocks to seventeen sticks and called it a day.
 
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19. Board Game: Lost Cities [Average Rating:7.15 Overall Rank:294]
Tim Shippert
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Start time: 11:46pm
End time: Really, who cares?


Somewhere in time and space, Ori and Levi played an epic game of Lost Cities, which Levi won, 474 to 377. Hooray!
 
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20. Board Game: King Me! [Average Rating:6.37 Overall Rank:1931]
Tim Shippert
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Start time: Midnight
End time: 12:35am


Table One was finally done, and probably could have tried a little harder to mix with players from other games. Instead, they mostly stayed where they were and played King Me!. Tim, Counterclockwise Scott, OG Scott, Andrew, The Best Eric (seriously, that's what the scoresheet says) and Kelli can only blame this lack of etiquette on the fact that it was about 80 degrees and 80% humidity in the Official CBBS Gaming Basement at this point.


Anyway, this game proceeded as it usually does: in Round One, everybody Vetoed early, and we went deep into the ranks before finally a King was crowned. Some people scored lots of points, while others lost most of their key players in this Game of Thrones. Well, Throne.


Then, in round two, everybody got wily and tried to hold onto their Vetoes, so the second or third sucker applicant to the throne actually succeeded. Accordingly, everybody scored a random amount of points, as nobody had any time to maneuver their back markers up or promote rivals to their deaths.


In the final round, we finally saw a mixture of strategies, as people seemed to focus more on promoting their backmarkers than on promoting people to be eliminated. When we did have a King vote, we play our vetos much more strategically, and the round ended up lasting about halfway between the lengths of the previous two rounds.

When the dust settled, we discovered that it was a very close game. Tim and Counterclockwise Scott both finished with 66 points, while Kelli scored 64, Eric got 63, Scott earned 62, and Andy finished with 61. Vive le Roi!
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21. Board Game: Wiz-War (eighth edition) [Average Rating:7.11 Overall Rank:590]
Tim Shippert
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Start or possibly End Time: 12:07am
End or possibly Start Time: Tempus icognito


Meanwhile, Nyck, Gavi, Nathaniel, and Eryn continued to grace the Cloakroom for a spectacular and abaft game of Wiz-War (eighth edition).


Nyck became the Big Man, Gavi turned into a Werewolf, and Nathaniel pursued Eryn relentlessly until he saw something shiny and wandered off. But it was Eryn who would achieve victory, in some unspecified yet probably insidious way.

 
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22. Board Game: Dice Town [Average Rating:6.85 Overall Rank:719]
Tim Shippert
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Start time: 12:24am
End time: 1:51am


At this point, most of the remaining non-Table Oners convened at Table Three for a tricky and descriptive game of Dice Town. Nyck, Jerry, the second New Eric, Kory, Nathaniel, and Tycho were the -slingers, gun- and otherwise.


Nyck scored 43 head of cattle for the victory, while Jerry and Kory each bought 32 ten gallon hats, New New Eric shot 29 silver bullets, and Nathaniel and Tycho each ate 27 plates of cold beans and coffee.
 
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23. Board Game: Dog [Average Rating:6.39 Overall Rank:2395]
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Start time: 12:40am
End time: 1:55am


Of course, when Table One was finished crowning three consecutive Kings, they needed another six player game to wrap up the evening. Naturally, they chose the classic Dog, a game about relentless pursuit and the shirking of one's duties. The teams were Tim and Kelli, Andy and New Eric I, and Scott and Counterclockwise Scott.


Tim was the first one to get all his fellers home (with the help of a key 7 card), but none of the other teams were that far behind, so it came down to who could draw, hold, and play their red cards to their best advantage. Eric and Counterclockwise Scott both got all four guys in, and their partners each got all three home, when Kelli, as the start player that round, passed a ? card to Tim and then played a -4 to move her final guy back within striking distance of home. When their opponents could not capture or play any Swappers, Tim and Kelli's victory was assured.

 
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24. Board Game: Fluxx [Average Rating:5.69 Overall Rank:6614] [Average Rating:5.69 Unranked]
Tim Shippert
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Start time: 1:00am
End time: In fluxx


Somewhere, Alan, Levi, and Ori claim to have played a few rounds of Fluxx. Levi won twice and Ori once. Hooray!
 
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25. Board Game: Miscellaneous Game Accessory [Average Rating:6.96 Overall Rank:3754] [Average Rating:6.96 Overall Rank:71]
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A fairly normal spread this time around, with Spicy Sweet Chili Doritos, three flavors of Baked Kettle Chips, M&Ms and Reeses Pieces, Beef Jerky, Spice Drops, Almond Roca, Chocolate Dipped Pretzels (including a new Mint Chocolate flavor), those Cheezit Zingz! thingz, fake Twinkees and Chocolate Twinkees from Sara Lee, those Lemon Cookies from Fred Meyer, Mint Newman-Os, Sugar Free Wafer cookies, and Brownie Bites.

Those round crisps in the middle were Pizza Flavored Casava Chips, from the 7-11 a couple blocks from my house where I get ice for Game Night. They were both rather expensive and completely without flavor.

Elden brought a couple kinds of Killian Korn, and there were a few other treats supplied by various attendees that your humble narrator is too old and decrepit to remember.


Coca Cola is brown for historical reasons; caramel coloring was in the original recipe and gave it the now-traditional "cola" color. More recent sodas have chosen to match that color, because consumers now expect their colas to be brown.

There is some question as to why coloring had to be added in the first place. There is a false rumor that Coke is a sickly green without the coloring (probably fueled by the historical use of green bottles); others have suggested that Coke is naturally clear, so coloring was added to distinguish it from water (or moonshine). The Snopes web site suggests that a dark brown color was chosen to hide impurities in the production; that is not really an issue today under modern production techniques, but in the mid-nineteenth century, when batches were hand made in copper kettles in somebody's basement, it was more of a concern.
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