Calgary TableTop Meetup - October 19th (Brentwood Co-Op)
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We, The FallCon Convention team, organize and hold a monthly meetup here in Calgary in the community room of our local Co-Op. It is a great location, that they generously let us use.

We get a fair number of people, some new, and many regulars. I try to make sure that I get to chat with as many of them as possible, but it never seems catch everyone.

As part of my 'contribute more to the Geek' concepts, One of the things I like to do is get some discussions going about the games that were played at our meetup.

I am hoping that other attendees (and general readers as well), will come and contribute both games and comments.

Also, I'd like to also thank the Sentry Box for donating the door prize for this month's meeting.
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1. Board Game: Trains [Average Rating:7.20 Overall Rank:410] [Average Rating:7.20 Unranked]
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The first game that I got to the table was Trains.

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and one other gamer whose name escapes me (Sorry!) sat down, and I taught them how to play this relatively new Deckbuilder.

I really like this - it brings back memories of Dominion, before there were too many Expansions.
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2. Board Game: Rialto [Average Rating:6.94 Overall Rank:851]
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I sat down with
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Kent (sorry, couldnt find a BGGID) and yet another gamer that I cannot remember his name to play Rialto.

I had only played this once before, so it took a bit to get the rules reset in my head. After a quick review, we were off to the races!

This is the lightest of the Feld releases for this year, and I think I really like this. I say I think I do, as I cannot seem to do very well at it

There are a lot of ways to gather victory points, but I couldnt seem to focus on one, and it just got away from me.
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3. Board Game: Via Appia [Average Rating:6.65 Overall Rank:2244]
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A brand new purchase (just before the Meetup) - I wanted to see how this one would work.

I got Gordon, Brendan, and Jason(?) to sit down with me and work through the setup (it takes a bit the first time) and the rules.

The game is really neat, with a very tactile feel. The Rock Crusher/Pusher is really fun, and reminds me a bit of Niagara in abstract.

Again, I did horribly, but had a great time, and think this will be a great family game to pull out with my daughter.
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4. Board Game: Cardline: Animals [Average Rating:6.59 Overall Rank:1849] [Average Rating:6.59 Unranked]
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We played a quick game of this, while waiting for others to get to the table.

There were quite a few players at the table, and we learned very quickly that no one really know how long animals live in the wild

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5. Board Game: Freedom: The Underground Railroad [Average Rating:7.60 Overall Rank:345]
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wanted to try this out, and it ended up just being a two player experience. We were doing quite well for a while, but around round 6, we started to realize that were were in deep trouble.

We just couldn't seem to raise enough money to purchase the support tokens. We only needed 2 more escapees to win in round 8, but we still had 2 Support tokens to clear to win

It was a lot of fun though, and I think we both found a couple of spots we would have done things differently, next time!
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6. Board Game: Lost Cities [Average Rating:7.15 Overall Rank:306]
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While waiting for the another table to finish up, Ben and I decided to get a quick game of Lost Cities in.

It is one of my favourite 2 player games, and even with getting caught shorthanded in Red, I managed to eek out a minor victory (we only played the one hand).

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7. Board Game: Mamma Mia! [Average Rating:6.48 Overall Rank:1381] [Average Rating:6.48 Unranked]
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sat down for what I thought would be the final game of the evening.
this filler by Uwe Rosenberg, is one of his unsung classics. It involves a memory element, and is a ton of fun.

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8. Board Game: Hanabi [Average Rating:7.14 Overall Rank:314]
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This game is surprisingly still popular

Brad, and Ben said we could finish a game up before we had to vacate the premises, so I agreed to sit in on a round.

I appreciate Hanabi for what it is and what it is trying to do, and I am sure it is a great game, honest, but I have no mind at all for deductive reasoning, after almost 9 hours of gaming.

We didn't fare well, and lost pretty handily.
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9. Board Game: Takenoko [Average Rating:7.30 Overall Rank:235]
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For my first meetup, I and my partner had a chance to play this with Karen (if you're on BGG Karen, hello!) I won for the first time ever!

We just happened to wrap up when it looked like everyone else was deeply midgame, so I hovered for a while over people's shoulders before feeling a bit awkward (though that's nobody's fault but mine!) and leaving.

Small World looks so good! I hope I get a chance to play it next time and that I have better timing.
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10. Board Game: Spyrium [Average Rating:7.12 Overall Rank:552]
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I started off by teaching this to my wife Tracy and
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I'd played a couple of times before and ended up winning but not by much. Interesting game that's got depth but isn't too long.
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11. Board Game: Rialto [Average Rating:6.94 Overall Rank:851]
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Then Tracy wanted to play Rialto so I taught a four player game with
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and Jason.

It was a really close game with only 2 points separating 1st and 3rd place. I agree that this is Feld's lightest game of the year but I do enjoy it.
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12. Board Game: Star Wars: X-Wing Miniatures Game [Average Rating:7.77 Overall Rank:74] [Average Rating:7.77 Unranked]
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After a quick food break Jeremy and I squared up for a game of Star Wars X-Wing. He won the Calgary Regional tournament a few months back so I knew I'd have my work cut out for me. I played a 3 ship rebel fleet with a HWK, an X-Wing and Y-Wing. He went for a 4 TIE Bomber squadron.

As it turns out I outmaneuvered him near the beginning to devastating effect and managed to keep the pressure up the whole time, winning handily without the loss of any ships. Love this game!
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13. Board Game: Bora Bora [Average Rating:7.57 Overall Rank:168]
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I've been trying to get a game of this in for the past few weeks with no success and it didn't look like there was much interest so I was about to make Tracy play a 2 player game with me before Scott and his mum showed up and asked to join in, so I taught a 4 player game instead. Perhaps not the wisest choice so late in the evening??

We did manage to finish just on time to pack up and get out, and given that I'd played a couple of times before it wasn't surprising that I won. I like this game but it's definitely Feld's heaviest game of the year (so far) and not one that is easy to learn and do well at right away.
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14. Board Game: Small World [Average Rating:7.30 Overall Rank:206] [Average Rating:7.30 Unranked]
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I played SmallWorld with a 5 year old! He knew all the rules; how to count his points, what all the races and attributes did. The only help he really needed was for the new races (from one of the expansions) that he'd never played. I was thoroughly impressed!

We played a 4 players games with Mom, Dad, Fiver, and Darren's Daughter and me on a team.

This is the only game I played and left after it to attend to a previous commitment! Hopefully I'll be there longer next month!

(PS. I love this idea!)
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15. Board Game: Tammany Hall [Average Rating:7.26 Overall Rank:642]
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I like this game the more I play it. Really cool mechanic that fits the theme in a Wallace-esce way (did I just create a word?).

Awesome! Thanks Rande, Meagan and Jason.
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16. Board Game: Andean Abyss [Average Rating:7.58 Overall Rank:813]
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First to the table was Andean Abyss. It was a marathon that had most asking if we played twice. Made it to the final propaganda round where the Darcy got to play king maker.

But hey that worked in my favor.
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17. Board Game: Nothing Personal [Average Rating:7.12 Overall Rank:879]
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After the marathon of Andean Abyss, sat down and tried Nothing Personal for the first time. No one at the table had played it yet so we struggled a bit with the rules, but after some follow-up it looks like we played it 95% correct.

It was a close game that was decided by one point.
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18. Board Game: Bruges [Average Rating:7.45 Overall Rank:217]
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I didn't play this one at this event, but I did see it was being played.

How did it go? (I think I really like this one. will have it give it another try soon)
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19. Board Game: Ingenious [Average Rating:7.14 Overall Rank:359]
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First time for me at a TableTop Meetup. Gord kindly took a couple of us newcomers and taught us this abstract strategy game.
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20. Board Game: Forbidden Desert [Average Rating:7.20 Overall Rank:300]
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Second game I played. Another new one for me. We lost, even on Novice difficulty!
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21. Board Game: DC Comics Deck-Building Game [Average Rating:7.03 Overall Rank:715] [Average Rating:7.03 Unranked]
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