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1. Board Game: Baby Boom [Average Rating:5.80 Overall Rank:12779]
Daniel Hadlock
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There has been very little gaming going on at my place lately, for various reasons. But we did add a future gamer to the family, my 6th kid was born on 9-19.

While I do love gaming, I feel no regret putting it on the back burner for a bit while things settle down.

Do you ever feel guilty for letting gaming, or another passion slide from time to time?

(On that note, my participation here has slipped a bit as well, this week may not be much better being an Audit at work...but I'll jump in as I can. I have enjoyed reading updates as I can though, so keep it up. )
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2. Board Game: Candy Wars [Average Rating:7.20 Unranked]
Daniel Hadlock
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When you are gaming, with friends and family. What types of snacks do you enjoy? What's allowed on the table and what's not?
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3. Board Game: Walk the Plank! [Average Rating:6.62 Overall Rank:1840]
Daniel Hadlock
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My daughter was born on International Speak like a Pirate Day. I enjoyed putting on an eye patch for my father daughter photo's. We almost named her Arrrlean to boot. But were satisfied in introducing her as Ourrrrrr Treasure.

Having a theme for the day made an already amazing event that much better.

So my gaming question.

What game themes do you wish there were more of? AND...what mechanic would you like to see bring that theme to life?
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4. Board Game: Magic: The Gathering [Average Rating:7.48 Overall Rank:152] [Average Rating:7.48 Unranked]
Sharon Khan
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We had our Magic friends over for the weekend, and spent a day and a half playing Magic, with the rest of the time spent on various other games, including party games. Apart from that there were a few games with my preschooler, and some with my husband. He starts a new job today though, so I suspect gaming with him will be lighter for a few weeks while he settles in.

Gaming with adults:

40 x Magic the Gathering
4 x Love Letter
3 x Werewolves of Miller's Hollow
2 x Escalation!

1 s Betrayal at House on the Hill, Bloody Legacy, Boku, The Bucket King, Burn Rate, Compatibility, Filthy Rich, Flutter, Industrial Waste, King of Tokyo, Letters from Whitechapel, Lost Cities, Macao, Masquerade, Mastermind, Midnight Party, New Orleans Big Band, Outpost, Pandemic, Picture This?, Quarriors, Rage, Settlers of Catan (using Das Buch expansion), Shipyard, Techno Witches, Thunderstone, Tichu, Tongiaki, Vegas Showdown, Drunter & Druber

Gaming with my children:

2 x Lego Create It

1 x Penguin Pile-Up, Hick Hack (my son's choice to play with our Magic friends), Star Wars: Battle of Hoth (one of our Friday gamers brought some Lego games for my son to try before the proper gaming session started)
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5. Board Game: Rapa Nui [Average Rating:7.14 Unranked]
Hilko Drude
Germany
Goettingen
Lower Saxony
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As I will be demoing games at the Amigo booth in Essen again this year, I received a package with their fall novelties this week. So plenty of new games that I tried (marked in bold). The best one was Word on the Street, which I also used in my language classes. Great!

7 x Fluxx
6 x Kakerlakenpoker
5 x Love Letter
3 x Spiel
3 x Topfrosch
3 x Train of Thought
2 x Memory
2 x Pipifax
2 x Rapa Nui
2 x Stake Your Claim
1 x Ab in die Tonne
1 x Funny Bunny
1 x Galapagos
1 x Käse Würfeln
1 x Pharaoh Code

1 x Unpublished Prototype
1 x Word on the Street
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6. Board Game: Gulo Gulo [Average Rating:6.85 Overall Rank:1076]
Scott Saccenti
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Three great new-to-me games this past week. My personal favorites were Bruges and Spyrium. BUT...ours is a family-centered group, and so for Beehive purposes, the Game-of-the-Week has to be the latest, greatest, the game that my three-year-old is now demanding ("the Egg game")...Gulo Gulo!


4x -10- Dominion

4x -5- Gulo Gulo

2x -6- Formula D

2x -6- Takenoko

1x -8- Alhambra

1x -7- Bruges

1x |9| Race for the Galaxy

1x -7- Spyrium

1x -8- Ticket to Ride

1x -8- Tzolk'in
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7. Board Game: Memory [Average Rating:4.74 Overall Rank:17001]
Gudjon Torfi Sigurdsson
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I managed to get my kid interested in Memory, by starting with four pairs of trad. cards and increasing it slowly to seven or eight pairs. Also tried the two Rory's Story Cubes with him and Sorry! Sliders. S!S was enjoyable although we didn't play a 'real' game. It was fun sliding the pawns though.

Had a game night with my brother-in-law where we played Escape (fun! intense!) and brought Hoity Toity out of the dust. It's been a while since I played HT, but it's enjoyable once in a while - at least with 5 players.



Game Qty

Memory 7
Escape: The Curse of the Temple 4
Timeline: Diversity 2
Gulo Gulo 1
Hoity Toity 1
Rory's Story Cubes: Actions 1
Rory's Story Cubes: Voyages 1
Sorry! Sliders 1
Ticket to Ride: Europa 1912 1
Ticket to Ride: Europe 1
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8. Board Game: Dungeon Roll [Average Rating:6.15 Overall Rank:2190]
Fernando Robert Yu
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More details of my week can be seen here: Item for Geeklist "What Did You Play This Weekend? 9/23/2013"

Got to play several new games last week!

Dungeon Roll x 4 (NEW)
Guildhall x 2
Sentinels of the Multiverse x 2 (first time to use cards from the Sentinels of the Multiverse: Shattered Timelines expansion)
Agricola: All Creatures Big and Small x 1 (first time to use tiles from the Agricola: All Creatures Big and Small – More Buildings Big and Small expansion)
Rise of Augustus x 1 (NEW)
Carson City x 1 (NEW)
Dominion x 1
King of Tokyo x 1
Smash Up x 1

The highlight games for me were of course my game of DOMINION where I finally beat my wife after a long time, and the 3P game of KING OF TOKYO between myself, Betty, and Shawn. I also really enjoyed the game of CARSON CITY with the guys, and I found AUGUSTUS to be refreshingly fun!
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9. Board Game: Dominion [Average Rating:7.65 Overall Rank:76] [Average Rating:7.65 Unranked]
Todd
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Minneapolis
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This weeks plays:

Dominion x 5
Space Alert x 2
Shadow Hunters x 2
Pay Day x 1
Shadows over Camelot x 1
Wits & Wagers x 1
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10. Board Game: Go Fish [Average Rating:3.58 Overall Rank:17030]
Chris Halaska
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Eugene
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Another light week. There were a few after school games with the kids:
- Duck, Duck, Bruce with my daughter, whose go-for-broke style tends to win, as it did this time.
- Days of Steam with my son. This was the first time we had played this, and about 3/4 of the way through, I realized that my “efficient” rail network was going to lose! I’ve got to start paying closer attention when I play him...
- A variant of Allo! Police? that my son & I came up with, and we even managed to rope my wife in for a game.

We did have a nice Saturday afternoon of games. My son surprised me by asking to play some traditional card games: Go Fish, Crazy Eights, and Casino. My daughter responded by asking to play some “2 player games” — she likes to exclude her brother whenever possible. We played a bunch of HABA games (a couple just as toys): Crafty Badger, Käseklau!, Monza, Mahlzeit!, and Marrakesh.


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11. Board Game: Galaxy Trucker [Average Rating:7.43 Overall Rank:149]
Eddy Richards
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Allanton
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Last week was the week of the flimsy spacecraft, with several games of Galaxy Trucker, including one between Daniel and Matthew with Rebecca watching to learn how it works. Unfortunately it will only take 4 players so if we ever all want to play we might have a problem, Houston (unless any of the expansions adds players?).

Also on the table was Agricola: All Creatures Big and Small, where we had record scores, I think because we inadvertently had an extra turn due to forgetting to restock the fences. I also enjoyed a game of Ticket to Ride: Europe with just Helena; we play it with the children quite often, so it made a change not to have to make sure you didn't accidentally block other players too badly and could be as mean as you liked!
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12. Board Game: Odin's Table [Average Rating:5.76 Overall Rank:12870]
Todd
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So, we finally finished the new gaming table. I thought I'd share the pictures here just because. It was a lot of work, but it was totally worth it.

Here's the whole thing. Sorry for the crappy pictures from my phone. Can't find my camera.



Here's the inside when you take the top off. It's got Mansions of Madness set up in it right now.



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