Regular Tuesday Games, 10/29/13
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Attending: Bruce, Dan, Jenny, Jim, Jonathan, Mark, Matt R, Vann
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1. Board Game: Chicago Express [Average Rating:7.23 Overall Rank:389]
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Bruce 116, Mark 97, Matt 76, Dan 74

Shares:
Bruce: 1 Red, 2 Blue, 1 Green, 1 Black
Mark: 1 Green, 2 Red
Matt: 2 Blue, 2 Green, 2 Yellow, 1 Black
Dan: 2 Yellow, 1 Green

Wabash and Red made it to Chicago.


While this game went on, the other table played two games, and I had fun doing so. I think the other two participants differ in that regard:
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2. Board Game: Ticket to Ride Map Collection: Volume 1 – Team Asia & Legendary Asia [Average Rating:7.71 Unranked] [Average Rating:7.71 Unranked] [Average Rating:7.71 Unranked]
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(Legendary Asia map)

Jonathan 91, Vann 82, Jim 57

This is a particularly brutal map for three players. Nobody did particularly well with their tickets. I had 17 ticket points, Vann had 10, and Jim had -2. We really gummed up the northwest portion of the board.

There was some consternation over the ferry mechanic. I know this is not new to Asia; which other maps have those?

Jim does not need to play again.
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3. Board Game: Rise of Augustus [Average Rating:6.76 Overall Rank:843]
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Vann 62, Jonathan 52, Jim 38

New to both Vann and Jim.

Vann snagged the 6-objective bonus tile for a bunch of points. Jim had just 3 objectives, but still managed to get both the gold and wheat bonuses. I had poor chaining skills, twice scoring objectives whose bonus I could not use anywhere.

Jim does not need to play again.
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4. Board Game: Renaissance Man [Average Rating:5.80 Overall Rank:8385]
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Jonathan (win), Dan, Mark, Vann

This new game is puzzly, indeed. Keeping the many uses of the same symbols straight can be confusing. I got the victory by sacrificing two levels of my pyramid and using a combination of saved Barter actions and a carefully-timed Teach to make it to the top.
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5. Board Game: Race for the Galaxy [Average Rating:7.76 Overall Rank:47]
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Matt 43, Jim 40, Bruce 30

Played with goals and prestige. Bruce had poor luck of the draw for prestige.
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Matt 22, Bruce 18

Played a single round.
 
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7. Board Game: Equate [Average Rating:5.53 Overall Rank:14359]
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Matt 163, Dan 136, Jonathan 135, Jenny 130

The game of the night! While Matt crushed us, I was very proud of a single equation spanning the entire width of the game board.



We used the Original Tile Set.
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Vann 150, Mark 104, Bruce 102

The requisite Knizia? During the second phase Vann scored 14 tiles, including the 8-point zombie tile. Bruce was a true pacifist, killing no zombies for the moral victory. Hey, they used to be people!
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Jonathan (Kraken) 20, Bruce (Meka Dragon) 9, Mark (The King) 0, Dan (Cyber Bunny) dead, Matt (Alienoid) dead

Played with Power Up. Bruce took out Matt and Dan at the same time (aiming mostly for Matt, it seems). I had good rolls for a ton of points early, and a power card and evolution which both gave extra health. Victory was secured via National Guard card purchase.
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10. Board Game: King of Tokyo [Average Rating:7.23 Overall Rank:257]
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Jonathan (Kraken) 20, Matt (Alienoid) 13, Bruce (Meka Dragon) 0, Mark (The King) dead

Bruce died once, then was resurrected as Matt's sidekick.

Mark tried a very risky gambit with an evolution that gained him a point a turn as long as he stayed in town. He needed two points on the last turn to win; after he failed this, he only had one life and so was an easy target.

I managed to Freeze Time multiple times for lots of points.

Matt got an Extra Head for the second game in a row, but could not put it to good use.
 
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Mark 4, Bruce 3, Jonathan -3, Matt -4

This is the reimplementation of Tok Tok Woodman, and includes the new grub scoring mechanic. I managed to squander a healthy lead with one too-strong swing of the axe.
 
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