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James Keith
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Oakland
California
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Alameda
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Seattle
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Seattle
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Robin Levins
United States
Round Rock
TX
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Rolling dice and taking grains!
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Kristen Levins
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Round Rock
Texas
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Travis Dean
United States
Escondido
CA
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The Golden Camel UberBadge is a mystery. Nobody knows where it came from or how it got there.
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Philip Newman
United States
Richardson
Texas
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Dave K
United States
Austin
Texas
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Love 'em even if a few games get scuttled from time to time.
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Tacoma
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Jackson
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Mc Jarvis
United States
Arlington
Virginia
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I speak to improve upon the cacophony.
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Commerce City
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for putting up with me being a flailing fanboy and for being an overall excellent chap.
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1. Board Game: Tuesday Night Tanks [Average Rating:4.50 Unranked]
James Keith
United States
Oakland
California
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Games played on Tuesday Night...
 
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2. Board Game: Lost Legacy: The Starship [Average Rating:6.69 Overall Rank:1288] [Average Rating:6.69 Unranked]
James Keith
United States
Oakland
California
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Introduced this to Rob and played with Ezra. Solid filler.
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3. Board Game: Lost Legacy: Flying Garden [Average Rating:6.76 Overall Rank:1510] [Average Rating:6.76 Unranked]
James Keith
United States
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After two games of The Starship, segued into a few games of Flying Garden. I still think I like this set a little bit better.
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4. Board Game: Caveman Curling [Average Rating:6.34 Overall Rank:3346]
James Keith
United States
Oakland
California
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New to Me.

Michelle got this door prize early as she was part of Team Geek. It's a cute enough little dexterity game with some bells and whistles to make it interesting.
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5. Board Game: Black Wednesday: The Battle of Krasni Bor, 10-11 Feb 1943, [Average Rating:7.21 Overall Rank:4317]
James Keith
United States
Oakland
California
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Games played on Wednesday...
 
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6. Board Game: Nyet! [Average Rating:6.85 Overall Rank:1214]
James Keith
United States
Oakland
California
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New to Me.

Technically this was part of the Mü & Lots More box, but it was a fascinating team trick taker with an interesting setup: each player takes turns at the beginning to block out various options for different aspects of the game (trump, super trump, how many points each trick is worth), leaving one option open for each aspect.

There are a few more bits to it than that, but it was very clever and one of the better trick taking games I've played. I think Ezra ended up picking up a copy.
 
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7. Board Game: One Night Ultimate Werewolf [Average Rating:7.27 Overall Rank:266] [Average Rating:7.27 Unranked]
James Keith
United States
Oakland
California
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Classic! This game keeps getting better and better. I'm looking forward to trying it with the Daybreak expansion.
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8. Board Game: Colt Express [Average Rating:7.19 Overall Rank:298]
James Keith
United States
Oakland
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New to Me.

I'd almost describe this as "Smash Brothers: The Board Game." You're all outlaws duking it out on a speeding train, trying to grab as much loot as possible all while hindering your opponents by either shooting them (diluting their deck of action cards) or punching them (making them drop their loot and shoving them one car away). There's some fun tactical positioning with a tiny bit of programmed movement, just enough to make you think without slowing the game down. I liked my first play and would happily try it again.
 
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9. Board Game: Colors of Kasane [Average Rating:7.03 Overall Rank:4256]
James Keith
United States
Oakland
California
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New to Me.

Another game in the mini/micro game mold, this one sees you collecting fabrics for kimono making. Well, collecting cards and putting them in a row, to be honest. The twist here as that the cards are laid out in a grid and you can only take the bottom-most card in any column on your turn. Like in Bohnanza the order you take the cards in is somewhat important, as you get points for laying down sets in kinda-sorta runs or combinations. Each scoring opportunity can only be claimed once, so it's got the Augustus thing of "turn in a small set now and lock other players out of it, or try to collect more cards for a bigger set later" thing going on.

It's also got a nifty bonus point opportunity based on the number of different colors of cards you collect, with an hourglass distribution: you get lots of points for having very little (2 or 3) or a whole lot (9+) of variety, but only a small amount for a middling variety.

Not bad, has a level of crunch similar to Red7, but much less chaotic.
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10. Board Game: Witness [Average Rating:7.37 Overall Rank:664]
James Keith
United States
Oakland
California
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New to Me.

I got a huge Tintin vibe coming from this one, which is no surprise given it's Belgian-comic source material. Also, apparently I have the worst short term memory ever, and a game that relies (nay, demands!) that you parrot back everything people have told you multiple times and then (and only then!) write things down to finally ask you a bunch of questions you had no warning about made me fail miserably at it.

Wait a second, do I hate this game?
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11. Board Game: Antike II [Average Rating:7.52 Overall Rank:1050]
James Keith
United States
Oakland
California
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(Sorta) New to Me.

I'm on record as being a fan of the original Antike, for all it's flaws, and so I was really excited to see a guy setting it up with a "players wanted" sign. The rules tweaks help reduce the military brinkmanship aspect that sunk most of the endgame of the original, and those in addition to the porting over of the rules tweaks from Antike Duellum make for a much improved experience.

It's still a bit long for my tastes, but at least the Rondel facilitates quick turns (at least when the Maneuver action isn't taken).
 
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12. Board Game: Black Thursday [Average Rating:0.00 Unranked]
James Keith
United States
Oakland
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Games played on Thursday
 
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13. Board Game: Rattus [Average Rating:6.82 Overall Rank:770]
James Keith
United States
Oakland
California
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As is my usual, I tend to be up early and wander the ballroom in the mornings looking for "teacher wanted" flags for games I like, and inevitably I find a few. One gentleman had set up Rattus and was looking for a teacher, and as I was explaining we looped two more people into playing.

I tried for a "no roles" strategy but the original gentleman who had the game had the Knight for most of it and kept the plague piece out of his regions. Despite the collective turns of the rest of us three, he managed a landslide victory: at the end he asked for a post-mortem and I told him "I should have taken your darn knight away from you."

Love this game every time I play it!
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14. Board Game: Crokinole [Average Rating:7.79 Overall Rank:75]
James Keith
United States
Oakland
California
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I ran into Rishi and Becca after the game of Rattus and jumped at the chance to teach them Snowdonia. Becca and I played a quick game of Crokinole while waiting for Rishi to get the other game out of the library.
 
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15. Board Game: Snowdonia [Average Rating:7.47 Overall Rank:347]
James Keith
United States
Oakland
California
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Taught to Rishi and Becca. Man I love this game! I ended up snagging a copy of The Daffodil Line expansion from the Geekstore when I saw it.
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16. Board Game: Roll for the Galaxy [Average Rating:7.78 Overall Rank:60]
James Keith
United States
Oakland
California
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New to Me.

David K. managed to be near the Geek store when they brought out the small handful of copies they had for sale and immediately snapped up some copies. I got a chance to try it with Phil and a few others a bit later and was very impressed by the design. I've always been a bit intimidated by Race (always playing with people who knew the decks forward and backward hasn't helped) and this was no exception, but I dug the novel dice allocation mechanism and soon I was zipping along with the rest of them. Still lost, though
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17. Board Game: The Golden Ages [Average Rating:7.36 Overall Rank:725]
James Keith
United States
Oakland
California
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New to Me.

Mike was displaying a large amount of enthusiasm for this during our trip to Hard 8, so after we got back I settled into a game with him, Phil, and Travis. It's certainly a well designed, compact little civ game ("compact" in the civ sense in that it only takes 90 minutes). It didn't set me on fire but I had to respect the design of it.
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18. Board Game: Black Friday [Average Rating:6.61 Overall Rank:1842]
James Keith
United States
Oakland
California
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Games played on Friday.
 
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19. Board Game: Fjords [Average Rating:6.72 Overall Rank:1104]
James Keith
United States
Oakland
California
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Met up with Travis early in the morning and taught him Fjords while we were waiting for others to show up. I liked this game enough to own it for a while, and it was good to break it out again from the library.
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20. Board Game: Yspahan [Average Rating:7.11 Overall Rank:444]
James Keith
United States
Oakland
California
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We then caught Rishi and Becca heading to a table with Yspahan. I jumped at the chance and roped Travis in as well. He crushed us as he's described in this week's GCL

Still, there's no game with a dice selection mechanism like it!
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21. Board Game: Tumblin-Dice [Average Rating:7.17 Overall Rank:596]
James Keith
United States
Oakland
California
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New to Me.

After that Rishi and Becca took off, leaving Travis and I with some more time to kill. He gave me a quick run down of this and we were off to the races. It's a goofy little activity that I enjoyed immensely.
 
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22. Board Game: Crokinole [Average Rating:7.79 Overall Rank:75]
James Keith
United States
Oakland
California
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While Travis can beat me six ways from Sunday in pretty much every other game, I found that I can royally whomp him in Dexterity games. I would be lying if I said I didn't enjoy playing something I was finally better at, but he's a great sport and played with equanimity.
 
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23. Board Game: Roll for the Galaxy [Average Rating:7.78 Overall Rank:60]
James Keith
United States
Oakland
California
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We met up with Dave and Philip shortly after and Travis was interested in giving Roll a try. We got two more games in and I remained impressed. I do echo the sentiments of what others have said, in that the tile draw in Roll feels a bit more restrictive than the card draw in Race. Still, it's a damn fine design, and I'm glad I got to play it as much as I did.
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24. Board Game: Warrior Knights [Average Rating:6.88 Overall Rank:840]
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Travis, Robin and I finally got together for our game of Warrior Knights, and we roped Philip in as well. Despite losing horribly, I had an absolute blast playing this again. When played quickly and with jollity in the soul (I think my favorite bits of this play was the chorus of "Who's the Faithiest?" when someone played the "Serve the Church" card), there's nothing quite like it. I'm really glad I own a copy and really want to get it back to the table again.
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25. Board Game: Pandemic: The Cure [Average Rating:7.38 Overall Rank:259]
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After Warrior Knights I taught this to Robin, Travis, and Phil. Turns out I had the rules wrong after reading the production version, and a lot of the things that I thought had been changed since I played the prototype were actually still in effect (though I'm still not entirely clear on what conditions cause the player dice to become "unlocked" from bottled samples).

In any case, everyone else really liked the game, which is always a good sign. I've warmed back up to it a bit, but until Z-Man releases the rest of the prototype in final published form, I'm not certain I'll hold on to my copy.
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