GCL Beehive #17 - Rain, Rain, Go Away!
Chris Halaska
United States
Eugene
Oregon
flag msg tools
Avatar
Recommend
12 
 Thumb up
 tip
 Hide

GameChat League - Beehive Division

Welcome to this week's discussion list!

If you found us by accident, you are invited to join in the conversation. Friendly comments are always welcome. We ask only that visitors respect the GCL convention that only the group members should add new items to this GeekList.

For more information about us, see our group Wiki.

Our group is full for new membership at present, but spots will open up from time to time. Interested in joining a GCL Division, or maybe starting one up yourself? For more information about what GCL is all about, check out the GameChat League Wiki.

Hosting rotation:
We host in alphabetical order of our BGG usernames.
Current week's host indicated by the **asterisks**.

ccmonter
Ed_the_Red
fowlerj
freddieyu
HilkMAN
JesterPoet
polyobsessive
sa266
saccenti
snoweel
UncleDragon
**x2fer**
Xelforp (hosting next week)

Your Tags: Add tags
Popular Tags: [View All]
  • [+] Dice rolls
1. Board Game: Weatherslam [Average Rating:3.90 Unranked]
Chris Halaska
United States
Eugene
Oregon
flag msg tools
Avatar

This week's first question is prompted by a highly unusual September storm here in the US Pacific NW that has dumped 2 inches of rain on us today, with more yesterday, and more to come over the next few days.

What is the biggest/weirdest/most intense weather event you’ve ever been in?
4 
 Thumb up
 tip
 Hide
  • [+] Dice rolls
Loading... | Locked Hide Show Unlock Lock Comment     View Previous {{limitCount(numprevitems_calculated,commentParams.showcount)}} 1 « Pg. {{commentParams.pageid}} » {{data.config.endpage}}
{{error.message}}
{{comment.error.message}}
    View More Comments {{limitCount(numnextitems_calculated,commentParams.showcount)}} / {{numnextitems_calculated}} 1 « Pg. {{commentParams.pageid}} » {{data.config.endpage}}
2. Board Game: Race to Read [Average Rating:0.00 Unranked]
Chris Halaska
United States
Eugene
Oregon
flag msg tools
Avatar

Is reading a big deal in your house? Do you have any time to read? What do you like to read? (fiction/non-fiction, books/magazines/internet) What are you reading this week? What are your kids reading?

4 
 Thumb up
 tip
 Hide
  • [+] Dice rolls
Loading... | Locked Hide Show Unlock Lock Comment     View Previous {{limitCount(numprevitems_calculated,commentParams.showcount)}} 1 « Pg. {{commentParams.pageid}} » {{data.config.endpage}}
{{error.message}}
{{comment.error.message}}
    View More Comments {{limitCount(numnextitems_calculated,commentParams.showcount)}} / {{numnextitems_calculated}} 1 « Pg. {{commentParams.pageid}} » {{data.config.endpage}}
3. Board Game: Come Play With Me [Average Rating:6.00 Unranked]
Chris Halaska
United States
Eugene
Oregon
flag msg tools
Avatar

If your kids are old enough to play games with other kids, how do you feel about them playing games on their own with others? Jealous or proud?

5 
 Thumb up
 tip
 Hide
  • [+] Dice rolls
Loading... | Locked Hide Show Unlock Lock Comment     View Previous {{limitCount(numprevitems_calculated,commentParams.showcount)}} 1 « Pg. {{commentParams.pageid}} » {{data.config.endpage}}
{{error.message}}
{{comment.error.message}}
    View More Comments {{limitCount(numnextitems_calculated,commentParams.showcount)}} / {{numnextitems_calculated}} 1 « Pg. {{commentParams.pageid}} » {{data.config.endpage}}
4. Board Game: Risk: The Lord of the Rings Trilogy Edition [Average Rating:6.48 Overall Rank:1828]
Chris Halaska
United States
Eugene
Oregon
flag msg tools
Avatar

Oh - my - god. This game sucked up a large portion of my week. It tooks ages to set up, (my son kept asking if we could play yet) and even more ages to play. I had been hoping that the extra features would make it more engaging, but it's still Risk, with all the tedious die rolling that entails. Fortunately, I found that someone has created a Memoir '44 variant using the beautiful map & figures from the game, so maybe all is not lost!

While playing that, on the side I played Monza and Sleepy Princess and the Pea with my daughter.

This weekend, my son and I played Mission Command Land, the remake of one of my favorite games from my youth, Tank Battle.

The kids played several games together yesterday morning while I was dozing on the couch, Snitch, Candy Land, Order's Up!, Zauberwäldchen, and Double Crossing. My son said, "We played five games, and only got to finish one!" Welcome to my life. What do you expect, your sister is only 3 1/2...

5 
 Thumb up
 tip
 Hide
  • [+] Dice rolls
Loading... | Locked Hide Show Unlock Lock Comment     View Previous {{limitCount(numprevitems_calculated,commentParams.showcount)}} 1 « Pg. {{commentParams.pageid}} » {{data.config.endpage}}
{{error.message}}
{{comment.error.message}}
    View More Comments {{limitCount(numnextitems_calculated,commentParams.showcount)}} / {{numnextitems_calculated}} 1 « Pg. {{commentParams.pageid}} » {{data.config.endpage}}
5. Board Game: Topfrosch [Average Rating:6.69 Unranked]
Hilko Drude
Germany
Goettingen
Lower Saxony
flag msg tools
designer
publisher
badge
What are you doing!? I don't even know you!
Avatar
mbmbmbmbmb
I tried Topfrosch with my kids again, and my older daughter actually beat me once when playing with the simplified rules. That's a good sign. Other gaming was done with adults only.

5 x Topfrosch
2 x Train of Thought
2 x Unpublished Prototype
1 x Pit
1 x Zahlen-Mobile (the only new game to me, besides one of the unpublished prototypes). Better than expected, despite the wild dice rolling. I need to take pictures of it, I guess.
2 
 Thumb up
 tip
 Hide
  • [+] Dice rolls
Loading... | Locked Hide Show Unlock Lock Comment     View Previous {{limitCount(numprevitems_calculated,commentParams.showcount)}} 1 « Pg. {{commentParams.pageid}} » {{data.config.endpage}}
{{error.message}}
{{comment.error.message}}
    View More Comments {{limitCount(numnextitems_calculated,commentParams.showcount)}} / {{numnextitems_calculated}} 1 « Pg. {{commentParams.pageid}} » {{data.config.endpage}}
6. Board Game: Rise of Augustus [Average Rating:6.76 Overall Rank:845]
Fernando Robert Yu
Philippines
flag msg tools
badge
Avatar
mbmbmbmbmb
It was a busy week last week, but I snuck in several games in between errands, meetings, and guarding my mom who is confined in the hospital due to a mouth infection.

Rise of Augustus x 3 - very accessible game
Jungle Speed x 3
Guildhall x 2 - I am starting to like this more and more...
7 Wonders: Wonder Pack x 1 (NEW)
Carson City x 1
Dungeon Roll x 1
Hansa Teutonica x 1
Kingdom Builder x 1
Morels x 1
Thunderstone Advance: Towers of Ruin x 1

More details of the week can be found here: Item for Geeklist "What Did You Play This Weekend? 9/30/2013"
2 
 Thumb up
 tip
 Hide
  • [+] Dice rolls
Loading... | Locked Hide Show Unlock Lock Comment     View Previous {{limitCount(numprevitems_calculated,commentParams.showcount)}} 1 « Pg. {{commentParams.pageid}} » {{data.config.endpage}}
{{error.message}}
{{comment.error.message}}
    View More Comments {{limitCount(numnextitems_calculated,commentParams.showcount)}} / {{numnextitems_calculated}} 1 « Pg. {{commentParams.pageid}} » {{data.config.endpage}}
7. Board Game: Innovation [Average Rating:7.24 Overall Rank:304]
Sharon Khan
United Kingdom
Shefford
Bedfordshire
flag msg tools
badge
Games, games and more games!
Avatar
mbmbmbmbmb

A quiet week, for me, of gaming - with my husband starting a new job, and my first ice hockey match of the season at the weekend, not to mention apple picking, we didn't have a huge amount of time for games. Still had our usual Friday night though, and I had a games session with the two boys on Sunday morning while my daughter was doing her dolphin project and my husband was working.

With other adults:

2 x Augustus
2 x Innovation

1 x Finca, Monopoly Deal, Puerto Rico, Qwixx, Stone Age, Ticket to Ride

With my children:

1 x The Amazeing Labyrinth, Motorway, Astronomy, Ubongo
3 
 Thumb up
 tip
 Hide
  • [+] Dice rolls
Loading... | Locked Hide Show Unlock Lock Comment     View Previous {{limitCount(numprevitems_calculated,commentParams.showcount)}} 1 « Pg. {{commentParams.pageid}} » {{data.config.endpage}}
{{error.message}}
{{comment.error.message}}
    View More Comments {{limitCount(numnextitems_calculated,commentParams.showcount)}} / {{numnextitems_calculated}} 1 « Pg. {{commentParams.pageid}} » {{data.config.endpage}}
8. Board Game: Owner's Choice [Average Rating:6.17 Overall Rank:4185]
Daniel Hadlock
United States
Roy
Utah
flag msg tools
badge
Avatar
mbmbmbmbmb
Picked things up a bit this week, not much though.

Bamboleo x 7
Owner's Choice x 4 (My 8 year old was ruthless on this one...surprise)
Kingdom Builder x 1
Love Letter x 1 Loser did the dishes, I've never cleaned the kitchen so good.

My oldest daughter also asked me about Poker, apparently some boys at school were talking, so with out playing I sat her down and talked her through the basic rules of 5 card stud, draw, and Texas hold'em. Personally I prefer Skittle Poker cool (For the kids.)
3 
 Thumb up
 tip
 Hide
  • [+] Dice rolls
Loading... | Locked Hide Show Unlock Lock Comment     View Previous {{limitCount(numprevitems_calculated,commentParams.showcount)}} 1 « Pg. {{commentParams.pageid}} » {{data.config.endpage}}
{{error.message}}
{{comment.error.message}}
    View More Comments {{limitCount(numnextitems_calculated,commentParams.showcount)}} / {{numnextitems_calculated}} 1 « Pg. {{commentParams.pageid}} » {{data.config.endpage}}
9. Board Game: The Little Orchard [Average Rating:6.47 Overall Rank:4312]
Gudjon Torfi Sigurdsson
Iceland
Isafjordur
Isafjardarbaer
flag msg tools
badge
Avatar
mbmbmbmbmb
A day off at the kindergarten meant a few games with the kid. Well, and during the weekend as well.



Game Qty

The Little Orchard 6
Gulo Gulo 4
Schildi Strandkröte 2
Animal Upon Animal 1
Chicken Cha Cha Cha 1


No gaming night this weekend, as I was partying with the other staff at school on Friday and that meant Saturday was rather... slow.
3 
 Thumb up
 tip
 Hide
  • [+] Dice rolls
Loading... | Locked Hide Show Unlock Lock Comment     View Previous {{limitCount(numprevitems_calculated,commentParams.showcount)}} 1 « Pg. {{commentParams.pageid}} » {{data.config.endpage}}
{{error.message}}
{{comment.error.message}}
    View More Comments {{limitCount(numnextitems_calculated,commentParams.showcount)}} / {{numnextitems_calculated}} 1 « Pg. {{commentParams.pageid}} » {{data.config.endpage}}
10. Board Game: Dominion [Average Rating:7.65 Overall Rank:76] [Average Rating:7.65 Unranked]
Todd
United States
Minneapolis
MN
flag msg tools
badge
Avatar
mbmbmbmbmb
Dominion x 5
Legendary: A Marvel Deck Building Game x 2
Mansions of Madness x 1
RoboRally x 1
3 
 Thumb up
 tip
 Hide
  • [+] Dice rolls
Loading... | Locked Hide Show Unlock Lock Comment     View Previous {{limitCount(numprevitems_calculated,commentParams.showcount)}} 1 « Pg. {{commentParams.pageid}} » {{data.config.endpage}}
{{error.message}}
{{comment.error.message}}
    View More Comments {{limitCount(numnextitems_calculated,commentParams.showcount)}} / {{numnextitems_calculated}} 1 « Pg. {{commentParams.pageid}} » {{data.config.endpage}}
11. Board Game: Outside the Scope of BGG [Average Rating:6.71 Overall Rank:2885]
John Fowler
United States
Oregon
flag msg tools
Avatar
mbmbmbmbmb
Not a lot of gaming in my family recently, school is ramping up for the kids, and lectures are just starting for me. We've had one session of RPGing, with my son as the GM for Dragon Age. He's assembled a small group of friends, in what looks like it might become a longer campaign. We'll see how it goes!

This coming weekend should be a good one for gaming, though - our local con in Corvallis, and my son and I will be attending both Sat & Sun. YAY!
2 
 Thumb up
 tip
 Hide
  • [+] Dice rolls
Loading... | Locked Hide Show Unlock Lock Comment     View Previous {{limitCount(numprevitems_calculated,commentParams.showcount)}} 1 « Pg. {{commentParams.pageid}} » {{data.config.endpage}}
{{error.message}}
{{comment.error.message}}
    View More Comments {{limitCount(numnextitems_calculated,commentParams.showcount)}} / {{numnextitems_calculated}} 1 « Pg. {{commentParams.pageid}} » {{data.config.endpage}}
12. Board Game: Bruges [Average Rating:7.45 Overall Rank:217]
Scott Saccenti
United States
Colora
Maryland
flag msg tools
Avatar
mbmbmbmbmb
Bruges rates the Game-of-the-Week. Definitely the new hotness...


4x -5- Gulo Gulo
3x -7- Bruges
2x -7- San Juan
2x -8- Tzolk'in
1x |9| 7 Wonders
1x -8- Android: Netrunner
1x -4- Can't Stop
1x -7- Castles of Burgundy
1x -10- Dominion
1x -7- Egizia
1x -6- Formula D
1x -8- Lost Cities
1x |9| Ra
1x -7- Stone Age
1x -6- Takenoko
1x -7- Thurn and Taxis
1x -8- Ticket to Ride
1x -6- Trains
1x -7- Vegas Showdown






3 
 Thumb up
 tip
 Hide
  • [+] Dice rolls
Loading... | Locked Hide Show Unlock Lock Comment     View Previous {{limitCount(numprevitems_calculated,commentParams.showcount)}} 1 « Pg. {{commentParams.pageid}} » {{data.config.endpage}}
{{error.message}}
{{comment.error.message}}
    View More Comments {{limitCount(numnextitems_calculated,commentParams.showcount)}} / {{numnextitems_calculated}} 1 « Pg. {{commentParams.pageid}} » {{data.config.endpage}}
13. Board Game: Serenissima (first edition) [Average Rating:6.87 Overall Rank:1236]
Eddy Richards
Scotland
Allanton
Duns
flag msg tools
designer
badge
Avatar
mbmbmbmbmb
Helena had a week off in between jobs, so we decided that we would spend at least some of the time learning some new games which we tend to be too tired to get to grips with in the evening, preferring to play something familiar and less brain-straining. Helena is not keen on learning new games but recognises as valid my point that she had to play all her favourites for the first time at some point.

The main new games were Serenissima (first edition) and Neuland, both of which I'd acquired in trades at some point but never having played them before, were tricky or at least time consuming to learn from scratch. Both were ok, both we felt could be improved either by slight variants or perhaps better play by us.

2 
 Thumb up
 tip
 Hide
  • [+] Dice rolls
Loading... | Locked Hide Show Unlock Lock Comment     View Previous {{limitCount(numprevitems_calculated,commentParams.showcount)}} 1 « Pg. {{commentParams.pageid}} » {{data.config.endpage}}
{{error.message}}
{{comment.error.message}}
    View More Comments {{limitCount(numnextitems_calculated,commentParams.showcount)}} / {{numnextitems_calculated}} 1 « Pg. {{commentParams.pageid}} » {{data.config.endpage}}
Loading... | Locked Hide Show Unlock Lock Comment     View Previous {{limitCount(numprevitems_calculated,commentParams.showcount)}} 1 « Pg. {{commentParams.pageid}} » {{data.config.endpage}}
{{error.message}}
{{comment.error.message}}
    View More Comments {{limitCount(numnextitems_calculated,commentParams.showcount)}} / {{numnextitems_calculated}} 1 « Pg. {{commentParams.pageid}} » {{data.config.endpage}}
Front Page | Welcome | Contact | Privacy Policy | Terms of Service | Advertise | Support BGG | Feeds RSS
Geekdo, BoardGameGeek, the Geekdo logo, and the BoardGameGeek logo are trademarks of BoardGameGeek, LLC.