Games played at the 2013-10-12 CABS Meeting
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This Geeklist is intended to chronicle some of the games played at a weekly meeting of the Columbus Area Boardgaming Society.





The Columbus Area Boardgaming Society (CABS) is a club dedicated to boardgaming in central Ohio. The club started as a group of 15 friends back in 1997. Since then, CABS has grown to over 400 members with meetings almost every weekend. Our members play everything from Eurogames to Wargames to light family games. Our club also maintains a library of over a thousand games, which members can "check-out" just like any public library.


Come visit us at a weekly meeting or during our own gaming convention in the fall, Buckeye Game Fest. Your first meeting is FREE!

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1. Board Game: 1960: The Making of the President [Average Rating:7.60 Overall Rank:166]
Anton Wilsbach
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Yep, the cards you get can really screw you over...and sometimes they treat you good.

In an alternate universe, Nixon wins the 1960 presidential election by an astonishing and unprecedented landslide. In 1971, following the costly and brutal 1962 invasion of Cuba and the resulting decade of international chaos (open warfare with the Soviet Union in Europe and the Middle East, including use of tactical nuclear weapons; China's "re-unification" with Taiwan and Hong Kong and the invasion of Japan; annexation of Canada and Mexico by MRUSA(Martial Republic of United State of America, etc.), High Commander-in-Chief Nixon declares himself Emperor of Free North America. All hail Ricardo the First!

Thanks Tony for playing.
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2. Board Game: Agents of SMERSH [Average Rating:7.02 Overall Rank:1245]
Jeff Wolfe
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A couple of us hadn't managed to play this yet. I was going to say "missed the boat" but then I noticed this has a published date of 2012. Man, how Cult of the New do you have to be?
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3. Board Game: Ascension: Rise of Vigil [Average Rating:7.22 Overall Rank:1096] [Average Rating:7.22 Unranked]
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Jeez... how many Ascensions are there? I like this game, though keeping track your mana and power can get very convoluted when you get several cards into play at the same time.

Thanks Donna, Tim and Victor for playing!

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4. Board Game: Battlestar Galactica: The Board Game [Average Rating:7.74 Overall Rank:65]
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5. Board Game: Bruges [Average Rating:7.45 Overall Rank:217]
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6. Board Game: Can't Stop [Average Rating:6.85 Overall Rank:673]
Jeff Wolfe
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I don't play this much anymore because of IceDice. I should play it more.
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7. Board Game: The Castles of Burgundy [Average Rating:8.13 Overall Rank:13]
Peter Stein
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"Are you worried Leslie has a 50 point lead?"

"Nah, we can still catch her."

We were wrong, but not by much.
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8. Board Game: Caylus [Average Rating:7.81 Overall Rank:48]
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9. Board Game: Cinque Terre [Average Rating:7.04 Overall Rank:1440]
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10. Board Game: Clash of Cultures [Average Rating:7.65 Overall Rank:243]
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Thanks to Anne Jeff C. for teaching this. It was a fun 5 hours. Though I'm not willing to do it every weekend, I'll play again.
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11. Board Game: Firefly: The Game [Average Rating:7.40 Overall Rank:293]
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2 new players Vince and Alex, and 2 grizzled old experts (since, what? BGF? Origins?) Heather and Conrad
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12. Board Game: Hanabi [Average Rating:7.14 Overall Rank:313]
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13. Board Game: Hansa Teutonica [Average Rating:7.63 Overall Rank:120]
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14. Board Game: In the City: Origins [Average Rating:5.87 Overall Rank:12444]
Peter Stein
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I've played it twice. I've won twice. It's about VP folks, not influence.
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15. Board Game: Kill Doctor Lucky [Average Rating:6.16 Overall Rank:2209]
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And His Little Dog, Too! expansion. W/ Mark, Jonathan, and Alex. The guys all found the Dog really annoying; I thought it was endearing. Nostalgic about the days when this was printed on paper card stock. Now I'm trying to hunt down a copy of Ben Hvrt.
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16. Board Game: Legendary: A Marvel Deck Building Game [Average Rating:7.60 Overall Rank:137] [Average Rating:7.60 Unranked]
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17. Board Game: Die Macher [Average Rating:7.63 Overall Rank:221]
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I found it hard to believe that this game was published in 1986, which I did not know until last night. It does not show it's age at all- no wonder Die Macher is so revered among hardcore gamers.

4 players- 3 virgins and me who played it once 2+ years ago. Thanks Matt for the herculean effort of bringing this to the table and teaching it without ever having played. This is definitely not a game you can just jump into.

5 hours of grueling political maneuvering. I was pretty much exhausted by the end. Thanks Matt, Donna and Josh for a great game.
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18. Board Game: Ra [Average Rating:7.47 Overall Rank:143]
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19. Board Game: Río de la Plata [Average Rating:6.47 Overall Rank:4751]
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20. Board Game: Sentinels of the Multiverse [Average Rating:7.28 Overall Rank:311] [Average Rating:7.28 Unranked]
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21. Board Game: Shadow Hunters [Average Rating:6.83 Overall Rank:796]
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22. Board Game: Star Wars: The Card Game [Average Rating:7.26 Overall Rank:515]
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23. Board Game: Star Wars: X-Wing Miniatures Game [Average Rating:7.77 Overall Rank:74] [Average Rating:7.77 Unranked]
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Mini-tournament sponsored by The Soldiery. Five players, twenty total games of X-Wing.

I'd of had more fun, if I didn't get shot down constantly.

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24. Board Game: Stone Age [Average Rating:7.60 Overall Rank:84] [Average Rating:7.60 Unranked]
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Lots of huts with big multipliers beats lots of cards. At least in this game.
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25. Board Game: Tales & Games: The Three Little Pigs [Average Rating:6.51 Overall Rank:2029]
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I'm wolf bait
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