Games Played at the 2014-08-09 CABS Meeting
Bill Reed
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This Geeklist chronicles some of the many games played at this weekly meeting of the Columbus Area Boardgaming Society.

The Columbus Area Boardgaming Society (CABS) is a club dedicated to boardgaming in central Ohio. The club started as a group of 15 friends back in 1997. Since then, CABS has grown to over 400 members with meetings almost every weekend. Our members play everything from Eurogames to Wargames to light family games. Our club also maintains a library of over a thousand games, which members can "check-out" just like any public library.

Come visit us at a weekly meeting. Your first meeting is FREE!

Columbus Area Boardgaming Society (CABS)
CABS Thread on BGG
CABS on Facebook
Meeting Schedule 2014

Happy Gaming!


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1. Board Game: Alhambra [Average Rating:7.04 Overall Rank:396]
Jeff Kayati
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Arcades, Gardens, and Towers.

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2. Board Game: Concordia [Average Rating:8.07 Overall Rank:23]
Jeff Kayati
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Sometimes a game lives up to the hype. Solid, but it will take a few games to get your mind around the best way to actually score points.
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3. Board Game: Dead of Winter: A Crossroads Game [Average Rating:7.75 Overall Rank:64] [Average Rating:7.75 Unranked]
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Got two plays of this. Lost both, but we were close. Really enjoyed it!
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4. Board Game: Dominion [Average Rating:7.67 Overall Rank:72] [Average Rating:7.67 Unranked]
Jeff Wolfe
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Last game of the night.
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5. Board Game: Enigma [Average Rating:6.49 Overall Rank:2701]
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An interesting concept, but those block puzzles seemed nigh impossible! We thought playing to 25 seemed long, so imagine our reaction when we realized you are only supposed to play to 15.
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6. Board Game: Lewis & Clark [Average Rating:7.55 Overall Rank:135]
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I had heard good things about this one, but didn't think it sounded like my kind of game. I was pleasantly surprised. The idea of playing two cards at once, one for the action and one for the multiplier, was very clever, and the mechanics of the Indian collection, time penalty, and the presentation of the victory point track as a race track were seamlessly integrated. One of the most original recent Euros I have played.
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7. Board Game: Liar's Dice [Average Rating:6.92 Overall Rank:561]
Jeff Wolfe
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The bid was seven 6s. There were only 10 dice left, 2 of them mine. I had no 6s. There were four 6s showing, but it still seemed like the right move to call. It was underbid by 1. Go ahead and do the math. How many of the other players' dice were 6s?
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8. Board Game: Love Letter [Average Rating:7.28 Overall Rank:215]
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It is what it is.
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9. Board Game: Madame Ching [Average Rating:6.53 Overall Rank:2153]
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Interesting card play to move your ship to score points. Interesting mechanics, but I'm not sure the manner in which you score points is transparent enough for me. And, those orange cards seem awfully powerful.
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10. Board Game: NanoBot Battle Arena [Average Rating:6.75 Overall Rank:8907]
Stephen Schaefer
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4p. I was the greens. Final play came down to a player pushing endgame and arbitrarily deciding the winner based on who she affected with her play. Was a bit of a moot point as I would have secured a win if it had come back around to me.

Like this game. Basic ruleset but a lot of options.
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11. Board Game: Ninjato [Average Rating:7.25 Overall Rank:634]
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I kept saying how Dishonorable my Opponents were for most of the game. Evidently, the masses believed me as I coasted to a win.

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12. Board Game: Run, Fight, or Die! [Average Rating:7.00 Overall Rank:1149]
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It seems that dying was the most likely result.
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13. Board Game: Sentinels of the Multiverse [Average Rating:7.31 Overall Rank:270] [Average Rating:7.31 Unranked]
Jeff Wolfe
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Played with a fan expansion.
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14. Board Game: Splendor [Average Rating:7.50 Overall Rank:112]
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A good filler. One of those games that is a lot more fun in practice than it sounds on paper.
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15. Board Game: Tortuga [Average Rating:5.76 Overall Rank:8483]
Jeff Kayati
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Wanted to love this, because I love Belfort. Sadly, I really disliked it. Really, really.

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16. Board Game: Vinhos [Average Rating:7.51 Overall Rank:294]
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I think this was the first time I've played this were there was no really bad weather. We made some truly excellent wine with all the sunny skies.

Having a wine just produced be worth 11 before any cubes are spent is a nice feeling.
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17. Board Game: Wok Star [Average Rating:6.80 Overall Rank:1720]
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4p. All noobs. Made for an interesting time.
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