Sweet 16 Game Night-an OBGG Event
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March 7th, 2014

Various people assembled to play games. Some from near, some from far. All claimed to have a good time...at least the ones I asked directly. If I didn't ask you and you claim otherwise, let it be known of your own free will and choice.

This is what they played.
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1. Board Game: Ricochet Robots [Average Rating:7.00 Overall Rank:569] [Average Rating:7.00 Unranked]
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6:30ish to 7:00ishish but not really

Official start time was 6:30, but being a Friday and people leaving work a little later than usual or having to travel no one really showed up. For fun I put up a Ricochet Robots board in case anyone showed up.

I kind of played a round where I taught the rules to my son's friend. Then Tim showed up claimed a 6 or 8 or 10 on a puzzle, but I'm not even sure if he took the chip or what happened. With the number of little children bogarting the game the adults ended up chatting for a bit then decided to play something else...

So who knows.

No scoresheet was started, no picture was taken, only my recollection which is good enough for this entry.
 
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2. Board Game: Going, Going, GONE! [Average Rating:6.24 Overall Rank:2644]
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Start Time 7:00
End Time 7:40 (2 games)

After Ricochet Robots was a non-starter and we had enough adults to play a real game, we puttered just a bit. I knew we were going to have at least one more showing up shortly so I brought out Going, Going, Gone.

I'm not sure I "love" this game on any level, but it is super short, provides some strategy, and is sufficiently chaotic to not take is seriously.

In game 1 we completed exactly one round...when Scott showed up. Instead of scrapping it we made him sit out for the next 18 minutes. Then we played again.

Suzie abused everyone else and got some good sets to walk away with 66 bucks total, Dane and Elden tied with 47 bucks, Shawn brought in 41 and Tim made 5 bucks for a total of 30.

We decided to let Scott play the next game and strategies fluctuated a bit with the extra player. Shawn reigned victorious in game 2 with 52 bucks, Scott came in second with 44, Tim redeemed himself of sorts with 42 bucks, Dan squeaked out 38, Elden got to 33 and Suzie went from first to last and ended with 30 bucks.

 
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3. Board Game: Legacy: The Testament of Duke de Crecy [Average Rating:7.24 Overall Rank:529]
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Start Time 7:40 'splain (8:00 real start)
End Time: 10:00 pm

Although Elden has been trying to play this for a couple months and had actually read the rules a couple times, he did not in fact read the rules as he had planned the night before...and as such was not totally prepared to play this. Fortunately Tim and Shawn had both played the game and we figured it out. The only hiccup we really ran into was that Elden momentarily confused the child deck with the friends deck and the 9 boys and girls that were supposed to be held back from the child deck were held back from the friends deck...it is hard to say how much this really changed the game...but it was wrong.

Long story short, Shawn did something that ended up like this.



He appeared to pick up some early prestige points which transferred to recurring honor points...or is it the other way around. Which I thought was the real difference in the game.

Tim built up some points and had a pretty even build up to the end. He missed out on his secret goal because he didn't realize what he needed to do early enough to make sure it happened...something about having a bajillion kids in gen. III. His end game looked a bit like this.



Elden was able to build up a decent engine and was able to score points on all three of the secret missions. In the last gen he was able to really rack up some prestige points which converted to a bunch of honor points (or the other way around) but it was just a one shot point bohnanza. His endgame ended up looking like this.



Final score was Shawn-60, Elden-48, and Tim-47.

Tim Explaining something about the injustices of French childbirth



Because it's upside down.

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4. Board Game: Dice Town [Average Rating:6.85 Overall Rank:718]
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Start Time: ????
End Time: ???

As Elden, Tim, and Shawn built their fictitious french geneology. Suzie, Scott and Dan started up a game of Scott's favorite, Dice Town. After explaining the game and taking one turn, Mark and Joann showed up, and as their game could accommodate 2 more players they graciously chose to reset instead of exiling them to playing a 2 player by themselves.

I have no idea who won...but I'm sure they had fun.

Here's a pic...and upside down...because.

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5. Board Game: Dixit Jinx [Average Rating:5.81 Overall Rank:4947]
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Sometime before the end of Legacy and after the end of Dice Town...Scott took off and Suzie, Dan, Mark and Joann played this little ditty.

No idea what happened and not even a picture to prove it.

 
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6. Board Game: Blueprints [Average Rating:6.90 Overall Rank:722]
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Start Time: 10:00 pm
End Time: 11:00ishish

When they started Dixit Jinx, the Legacy players were ready for a little filler. So Elden, Tim and Shawn played a game of Blueprints, which ended up running a little long or I wrote the time down wrong...or it is longer than you think.

Shawn pulled off a stunner in the first round by winning the 3 pt. card and not one, but two special achievement cards...he didn't look back and ran away with 16 points, Tim ended with 9 and Elden got 8.


Not really an action shot, but okay...
 
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7. Board Game: Walnut Grove [Average Rating:7.01 Overall Rank:923]
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Dan, Mark and Joann took off and we took a little break while Suzie put the girls to bed...then

Start Time: 11:15 pm
End Time: 1:00 am

Tim cheated by knowing the rules and scored 32 points, Suzie scored 24, Elden was right behind at 23 points, and Shawn lagged behind with 19 points.

Picture of late night shenanigans.

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