The Bearded - game night Oct. 4 2013
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3 members of The Bearded came together in the closing hours of October 4th. As always the Gate of the Underworld opened and epic gaming fled from its perch in Tartarus.

Tried some new games. Got a game to the table after nearly two and a half years of trying. Discussed strategy and spoke at length about MtG. How is this not the perfect end to a long week?

And of course we all discussed the upcoming BGG.Con. Planning has commenced for that week of awesome.

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1. Board Game: Magic: The Gathering [Average Rating:7.47 Overall Rank:152] [Average Rating:7.47 Unranked]
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We didn't actually play any MtG, but we did crack open some new Theros booster packs. I count that as time well spent.
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2. Board Game: Boss Monster: The Dungeon Building Card Game [Average Rating:6.31 Overall Rank:1717] [Average Rating:6.31 Unranked]
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Picked this game up last week. We had to try it out. To be honest I initially bought the game due to the genius that is the box.

We ended up playing 4 separate games and the game just got better as we played.

Overall, I'm really happy with this purchase.

I think each one of us managed a win.
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3. Board Game: Dungeon Roll [Average Rating:6.15 Overall Rank:2188]
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We pulled this one out because I mentioned seeing it sold on the virtual flea market for the upcoming BGG.Con.

I still have no idea why this would be considered anything other than a solitaire game but overall it was enjoyable.

Can't say I'll rush to bring this one back to the table.
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4. Board Game: Coin Age [Average Rating:6.11 Overall Rank:3046]
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An interesting, fast paced little print-and-play.

We played one game before deciding to jump to something much more substantial.
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5. Board Game: Twilight Struggle [Average Rating:8.32 Overall Rank:5]
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I originally received this game as a Christmas gift back in 2011. I managed to get it to the table a month later at the end of January for a VERY brief play through of a couple of rounds.

It didn't see the table again until last night.

Before our third member showed up we pulled this sucker out and gave it a go. After about 30 minutes of re-familiarizing ourselves with the rules we started in.

I can proudly say that I ended up winning the game through a mixture of sheer luck near the end of round 2. I was able to score Europe in the first round, winning a fair few points before scoring Asia in the second round taking pretty much all available VP. That coupled with my Military Action difference landed me the win.

Loved playing this game and will absolutely have to get it back to the table as soon as possible! I WILL NOT wait another 900+ days to play this again!
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6. Board Game: Love Letter [Average Rating:7.26 Overall Rank:241]
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While I'm not a particular fan of the Tempest artwork, the game is really fun. Luckily one of the guys had the original art version of the game and we played a couple of very rousing sessions.

Overall, this is absolutely one of those games I will have to purchase. It's a simple game but with enough strategy to make it very interesting.
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7. Board Game: The Road to Canterbury [Average Rating:6.90 Overall Rank:1942]
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And finally...

One of my secret loves. This game, for whatever reason, is a particular draw for me. I'm not sure if it's the theme or the very unique game play, but I've never not enjoyed playing this game. This one can be hard to get to the table though, what with the 3 player max and all.

And this game didn't disappoint. I ended up hammering the other guys with a massive score of 114 or something like that. Pure luck, no doubt.

This one will always be welcome at my table.
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