Indy Boardgamers April 19, 2014
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Got in some Easter weekend gaming today at our cool temporary location.

I recently volunteered to start doing the geeklists on behalf of the group, so hopefully I can do justice to our gaming sessions!
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1. Board Game: Euphoria: Build a Better Dystopia [Average Rating:7.31 Overall Rank:311]
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I keep seeing this one hit the table but haven't gotten to try it yet. Ben might be interested because he has read a number of dystopian fiction novels. The components look great from what I've seen. (All I can say about what took place in this game is that there was a minor beverage spill that was quickly addressed.)

Julia 10
Denise 8
Troy 7
Chris H 6
Patrick 5
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2. Board Game: Splendor [Average Rating:7.51 Overall Rank:112]
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This one saw a lot of play today (3 games total). I tried it for the first time and really loved it. Definitely adding it to the household wish list.

1st game:
Michael 16
Todd 14
Chris S 8 (I was told he was close to doubling his score right at the end)
Dave 8

2nd game:
Denise 18
Dave 13
Christy 11
Ben 8

3rd game (this was a close one!):
Christy 16 TB
Denise 16
Dave 15
Ben 15
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3. Board Game: Bora Bora [Average Rating:7.58 Overall Rank:154]
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Ben reported that he was ahead for most of the game despite never having played before (beginner's luck?), leading Dave and Michael to be suspicious that he had misled them. He said he focused on something called the "tattoo track" (?) while Dave and Michael did more with cards, and that Dave is a very good teacher. Ben still claims that he probably "couldn't quite replicate" his success in a second game -- uh-huh, sure honey...

Ben 143
Dave 122
Michael 110
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4. Board Game: Amyitis [Average Rating:6.98 Overall Rank:794]
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Todd, Chris, and I were thoroughly undecided about what to play at this point, so on a whim I suggested we try out this "Todd classic." It really takes a while to get the hang of how the various mechanics interact. In a three-player game, there are only two bank cards, two palace cards, and two camel cards, and in our game, each of us got shut out on one thing (Todd didn't have any palaces, Chris didn't have any banks, and I didn't have any camels). Todd dumped on the idea of an irrigation strategy early on, and then proceeded to irrigate most of the board. My lack of mobility hurt me, and I wasn't able to contribute much to the hanging gardens.

Todd 83
Chris S 69
Christy 50
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5. Board Game: Gentlemen Thieves [Average Rating:6.24 Overall Rank:4601]
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This was going on at the table next to me, but I was deep into camel strategy (not that it helped) and wasn't able to keep track of this game. Tell us what happened!

Troy 13
Patrick 12
Chris H 8
Julia 7
Denise 4
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6. Board Game: Yardmaster [Average Rating:6.42 Overall Rank:2175]
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Denise was able to get some kind of preview/early copy of this and wanted to get it to the table so she could do a well-rounded review of it. Hope this helped. (According to her blog, she now thinks it plays best with 3, partly because the 4-player game ended in a weird way.) Ben says that folks weren't huge fans in general -- also some confusion about whose turn it was because there was a token that goes in the opposite direction of play.

Game #1
Chris 18
Denise 15
Todd 14

Game #2
Mike 12
Denise 8
Dave 6
Ben 3
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7. Board Game: Thunderstone Advance: Towers of Ruin [Average Rating:7.46 Overall Rank:309] [Average Rating:7.46 Unranked]
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I was graciously included in this game at the last minute -- thanks! It was my first time playing this and I was flying by the seat of my pants the whole time. I can't decide what to say about Patrick, because he was always either being really nice to me or giving me a really hard time, especially when he insulted a card I had just bought. Anyway, we defeated a series of monsters and carried out their various effects. I think other people sitting at the table were better at getting into the theme of this one than I was. Anyway, it was a "Girls' Win!" in a crazy four-way tie that favored Julia and me in the tiebreaker.

Julia 12 TB
Christy 12 TB
Troy 12
Patrick 12
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8. Board Game: Stone Age [Average Rating:7.62 Overall Rank:79]
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I wasn't even in the same room as this game when it was played, so I know nothing about what happened. Looks like it was a close battle for 2nd. Comments?

Todd 199
Michael 142
Chris S 141
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9. Board Game: Coloretto [Average Rating:6.96 Overall Rank:482]
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I was delighted to bring out my 10-year anniversary copy of Coloretto with the Russian art. Thanks for humoring me and playing this one, everyone. This game is a staple of mine on BoardGameArena, and yet I got absolutely slaughtered in this one. The event that did me in was in the 2nd round when Ben took a crucial row that I needed. (P.S. I will pretty much always play this, so hit me up if you're interested in seeing the cool art.)

Ben 34
Dave 26
Denise 25
Christy 20

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