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I have just had a holiday. Now I really need a holiday.

Over a week of non-stop gameplay when too many games were barely enough.

Played games with parents, sons, friends, visitors. The fun just never stopped.

If only you could have been a part of it.

These are the games we played.
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1. Board Game: Terra Mystica [Average Rating:8.20 Overall Rank:11]
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A great game - the fantasy theme is not strong - this is very much a heavy development game.
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2. Board Game: The Castles of Burgundy [Average Rating:8.13 Overall Rank:13]
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2 plays

How can you not like a Stefan Feld game?
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3. Board Game: 7 Wonders [Average Rating:7.78 Overall Rank:45]
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2 plays - with leaders, cities and bonus boards.

With the Lost Wonders expansion a great game becomes even better.
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4. Board Game: Lords of Waterdeep [Average Rating:7.77 Overall Rank:51]
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2 plays - with pimped up pieces

Again, the fanstasy theme is not strong - this is just a brilliant worker-placement game.
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5. Board Game: Stone Age [Average Rating:7.60 Overall Rank:84] [Average Rating:7.60 Unranked]
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6. Board Game: Memoir '44 [Average Rating:7.55 Overall Rank:121] [Average Rating:7.55 Unranked]
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The scenario played was Beda Fomm. It was memorable. I launched an attack into Tony's exposed Italians. I threw 11 dice - each one having a 50% chance of success. I scored one hit. Tony responded by rolling four dice, each with a 1/3 chance of success - four from four - nice shooting. I was slaughted both times.

The second scenario was from the Crete scenario book. I won overall, giving me immense personal satisfaction.
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7. Board Game: Viticulture [Average Rating:7.65 Overall Rank:138]
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This was a satisfying win for me. I had trailed Tony most of the game. On the last turn Gary and Tony were discussing that Tony had it won. They wouldn't believe me when I kept saying the smart money was on me.
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8. Board Game: 1960: The Making of the President [Average Rating:7.60 Overall Rank:166]
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3 plays

3 big wins - playing both Kennedy and Nixon...but not at the same time.
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9. Board Game: Bruges [Average Rating:7.45 Overall Rank:217]
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3 plays

Stefan Feld in a lighter format - just as much fun - just quicker and simpler.
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10. Board Game: London (first edition) [Average Rating:7.38 Overall Rank:305]
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Played using the two-0player rules - works a treat.
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11. Board Game: Vinhos [Average Rating:7.49 Overall Rank:339]
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Brilliant game - my son blew everyone away in the second game. His ability to pick up game concepts and put them into winning strategies is sickening.
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12. Board Game: Last Will [Average Rating:7.21 Overall Rank:368] [Average Rating:7.21 Unranked]
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Gary won both games - I was outplayed - I am now studying how to squander money.
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13. Board Game: Lords of Vegas [Average Rating:7.32 Overall Rank:371]
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This is an unusual game. Lots of dice but the mechanics suit the theme of the game very well. Great looking components.
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14. Board Game: Colosseum [Average Rating:7.22 Overall Rank:379]
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Another first time play - my son, Andrew, just pipped me at the very end of the game...another disappointment.
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15. Board Game: Cuba Libre [Average Rating:7.75 Overall Rank:485]
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1 play - solitaire

Easier than I expected - the complexity is becoming au fait with the options available each turn. Neat game.
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16. Board Game: World Without End [Average Rating:7.28 Overall Rank:493]
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tight and tough - a great game.
 
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17. Board Game: Tinners' Trail [Average Rating:7.29 Overall Rank:522]
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I have had this for several years - this is the first time it has been played - lightish and very pleasant.
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18. Board Game: Jambo [Average Rating:7.03 Overall Rank:550] [Average Rating:7.03 Unranked]
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1 play - with expansions

This game is better when using both expansions.
 
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19. Board Game: Maharaja: The Game of Palace Building in India [Average Rating:7.15 Overall Rank:574]
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the game is better than I first thought, but too abstract for me.
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20. Board Game: Star Wars: The Queen's Gambit [Average Rating:7.56 Overall Rank:621]
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The swung back and forth. Tony won...but it was close. I want to play it again. Anakin Skywalker took out the starship.
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21. Board Game: Santiago de Cuba [Average Rating:6.93 Overall Rank:838]
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It was a very low-scoring game. Most times the ship loads were reduced to '0'. There was a lot of petty actions used in this game than diminished the dignity of all concerned. Andrew won again - his first play - by a long margin - disgusting.
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22. Board Game: Rialto [Average Rating:6.93 Overall Rank:851]
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As you read this, I am in the process of creating the Australian chapter of the Stefan Feld Fan Club.
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23. Board Game: De Vulgari Eloquentia [Average Rating:7.26 Overall Rank:888]
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the game is easier to play than you expect when reading the rules. Mario Papini games have non-user-friendly rulebooks.
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24. Board Game: Havana [Average Rating:6.87 Overall Rank:1017]
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Andrew one this one as well. No one likes a show-off.
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25. Board Game: Timeline: Events [Average Rating:6.78 Overall Rank:1021] [Average Rating:6.78 Unranked]
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Best trivia game I have ever played...and I don't normally enjoy trivia games.
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