Games Café (Oxford) - Games played 15 December 2013
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Last Games Café of 2013 and last monthly for a while, until numbers pick back up.

We did have a new player, however, who brought a fun pirate game with him...
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1. Board Game: Libertalia [Average Rating:7.24 Overall Rank:297]
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There aren't many good pirate games out there, but this one is worth taking a look at. For three "campaigns" each player decides which order to use the same set of random crew members in order to maximize their plunder. Strategies deviate because you can save different crew back for the next campaign. I'd definitely like to play this again, and it should have decent replay value since fewer than half the crew cards were used in one game.
 
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2. Board Game: Race for the Galaxy [Average Rating:7.77 Overall Rank:48]
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3. Board Game: Stone Age [Average Rating:7.62 Overall Rank:79]
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4. Board Game: Stone Age: The Expansion [Average Rating:7.42 Unranked] [Average Rating:7.42 Unranked] [Average Rating:7.42 Unranked]
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This expansion brings Stone Age up to a very useful five players.
 
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5. Board Game: Citadels [Average Rating:7.12 Overall Rank:316]
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The Libertalia group decided to continue with the option of assasinating each other's characters. The game is not nearly as satisfying, but it does work reasonably well with 6 players without taking too long, and there aren't that many games that fit that niche.
 
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6. Board Game: Village [Average Rating:7.55 Overall Rank:110]
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Owain brought expansions for this and Keyflower and I definitely prefer this.
 
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7. Board Game: Village Inn [Average Rating:7.87 Unranked] [Average Rating:7.87 Unranked]
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The Inn didn't get much use, but does add an extra level of interest. I won by successfully employing a craft/farming/market strategy snagging almost all of the high value goods while ignoring travelling entirely.
 
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8. Board Game: Battlestar Galactica: The Board Game [Average Rating:7.75 Overall Rank:63]
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9. Board Game: Glory to Rome [Average Rating:7.49 Overall Rank:148]
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10. Board Game: Dominion [Average Rating:7.67 Overall Rank:72] [Average Rating:7.67 Unranked]
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11. Board Game: Family Business [Average Rating:6.10 Overall Rank:2397]
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I still haven't played this.
 
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