La Crosse Board Game Group - March 2014 Game Day
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We had a very large turnout for game day today. Perhaps it was because the weekend was one hour shorter than usual.

César showed up for his second gaming event (having just attended the game night 2 days ago). Josh and Maria also finally were able to attend again – we haven't seen them in a while. We also had many of our regulars and Saturday only folks.

In the past we have had theme days. You pay one month's worth of meetup fees and get to pick a theme (a theme, a mechanic, a setting etc). This is probably still available, but too few people took advantage of this.

Mike introduced a new game day tradition. There will be a donation box (thanks to The Franklins for providing it and Maggie and Amber for decorating it). If you donate you win the first tiebreaker in any game (if all tied players donated – you fall back to the game's tiebreaker). If everyone (or even less than that) who attends game day throw in $1, we will have meetup fees covered. (I have a feeling we got enough for this month AND next month). This way even if you can't afford the $12, you can still contribute.

Payment is optional, so please don't hesitate to attend our gatherings. We meet most weeks and have a game day most moths. Our full schedule is available here:
http://www.meetup.com/boardgames-495

As always, games are not in order played
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Circus Train

This was pre-arranged. John got this recently and wanted to try it out. We played the basic game (without events or reputation). This certainly chnaged things because we would pick up talent without any intention of paying them.

Every time you put on your best show, you get an extra $10. One would think that ideally you'd kepp on putting on slightly better shows. But my 44 point show was the best for 3? months and I got 21? points off of it). Poor Mike had to fire everyone at one point. Travis claims teaching.

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Amy 38
Mike 23
Travis 18
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First play for Wade. Both Brian N and Barb got a charlatan. Personally I score second, third, etc by # of dice / pips on final roll, but that was not recorded.

Wade 9 4's
Brian N
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May have been Josh's first play (almost certainly the 1st with the expansion)

Kevin 132
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Bill 94
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I played Munchkin once – it was OK, but feel no need to play again. I do like Kovalic's art.

Melissa 10
Nancy Lyn 9
Maggie 9
Curt 9
César 4
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Kevin's “Goodbye Friend, Hello Dinner”

Bill 10
Amber 9 (tied on tiebreaker)
Wade 9 (tied on tiebreaker)
Kevin 9 (tied on tiebreaker)
Brian N (no leftovers)
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First play for Josh and Maria.

Mark 215
Mike 192
Maria 179
Josh 172
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First play for Wes, César, and Melissa.

Will 42
Amber 37 (very happy with her score)
Melissa 30
Cesar 15
Wes 14 (don't feel bad – I know of people scoring negative points on their first play)
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Kevin 24 (winds most fields tiebreaker)
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César 7 (1 dead 1 half way up)
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First play for Curt

Both Curt and I donated. The English rules say the tie winner has the LEAST empty spaces wins, with the German rules say the tie winner has the MOST empty spaces.

Nancy 200 (got a 8 tile area without the use of the duplicate ability)
Curt 188
Brian 188
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First play for Wes and Amber. I know everyone got to the 1st set of mountains.

Mike Win
Wes 2nd
Mark 3rd
Amber 4th
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First play of everyone with this expansion.

Amy 109
Nancy Lyn 96
Travis 88
John 59
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First Play for Curt and Will. I like this game, but am very very bad at it (I may have got second once) Curt and I started out identical, but eventually diverged.

Will 301
Nancy 295
Curt 280
Brian 195 (almost made my person goal of 200)
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John led this game for Maggie & Friends. No winner recorded (just roll a D12 - amounts to the same thing)
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Travis + John played this - no score recorded.
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7 Wonders. Kevin asked if there was enough time for a shorter game like Roll through the Ages. I suggested 7 Wonders since it is a game day tradition and had not been played yet. First play for Wes (who did like it)

Barb 61
Amber 60
Will 59
Kevin 45
Brian 41 (Wins money tiebreaker)
Nancy 41
Wes 30
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