La Crosse Board Game Group February 2015 Game Day Games Played
Brian McCarty
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Game day on February 14th - what a perfect day to celebrate love for board games. And we did have chocolate cupcakes. Thanks to all the food bringers – the wind chill made leaving the building unpleasant.

On game days we get more people who can't make it for our game nights, so the odds are better that there will be some first plays. Even accounting for that looking at the score sheet I see more first plays than normal.

First play or one hundredth play you are welcome to our events. We meet most weeks and have a game day most months. Our full schedule is available here: http://www.meetup.com/boardgames-495

Usual disclaimer – games are not in order played.
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1. Board Game: Captains of Industry [Average Rating:7.17 Overall Rank:2275]
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Captains of Industry

Mark got this game a while ago and gave it to Mike so Mike could teach it. Mike ran through a sample game but otherwise this was the first play for everyone. The game was prearranged and we had a spot for Will but he could not get to the game early enough.

I was seriously hurting for money until the third age. Real estate is a nice steady income but I didn't have enough to get that.

Having a monopoly on Energy helped me a lot. I may have had a higher score – my card that gave my 15 points for absolute monopolies also gave me 10 points for facilities that only one other player has. Not sure if University (Mark) or Lumber Mill (Mike) had anyone else.

I though Mike was going to clean up – he had huge factories. He claims teaching.

Travis 78
Brian 75 (30 points off of one captain card)
Mark 68
Mike 63
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2. Board Game: Unpublished Prototype [Average Rating:6.98 Overall Rank:2210]
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Kevin J's "Zone Out"

Zone Out

Game 1: Delta
Melissa 25
Will 20
Kevin 19
Maggie 17
Barb 16

Game 2
Barb 29
Julie 21
Kevin 18

Game 3
Julie 22
Kevin 21
Barb 18
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3. Board Game: Star Wars: X-Wing Miniatures Game [Average Rating:7.82 Overall Rank:63] [Average Rating:7.82 Unranked]
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First play for Josh

Neal (X-wing) Win
Josh (TIE fighter) 2nd place
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4. Board Game: Forbidden Island [Average Rating:6.84 Overall Rank:587]
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They managed to get 2 out of the 4 idols, but ran out of time.

Players:
Josh
Neal
Andy
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5. Board Game: Revolution! [Average Rating:6.73 Overall Rank:1004]
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Neal got his birthday game in - only two days late.

First play for everyone but Neal.

Josh 182
Wes 107
Maria 95
Lindsay 77
Adam 47
Neal 26 (guess they didn't go easy on the birthday boy)
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6. Board Game: Lords of Waterdeep [Average Rating:7.78 Overall Rank:51]
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First play for Julie and Barb

Kevin 136
Barb 112
Amy 102
Julie 97
Nancy Lyn 96
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7. Board Game: Caverna: The Cave Farmers [Average Rating:8.12 Overall Rank:15]
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Caverna

I was interested in this game, but waited a bit. Nothing else was tempting so jumped in. Fisrt 6 player game for me. I think it played quickly enough.

I concentrated on Cattle – One point per plus with the milking parlor another point per. (16 points). Plus two ruby mines (8) and some other VP tiles (mines, fences, other chambers)

Brian 67
Melissa 63
Maggie 54 (no tie breaker)
Travis 54
Will 54
Mark 49
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8. Board Game: Unpublished Prototype [Average Rating:6.98 Overall Rank:2210]
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Kevin J's "That's Gravy"

Kevin 25
Barb 19 (wins tiebreaker)
Maria 19 (second on tiebreaker)
Julie 19 (third on tiebreaker)
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9. Board Game: Terra Mystica [Average Rating:8.24 Overall Rank:8]
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First play for all but Kevin W.

I'd like to who played what group.

Nancy Classic 100 (92)
Wes 95 (92)
Kevin W 87 (75)
Lindsay 80
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10. Board Game: Snowdonia [Average Rating:7.47 Overall Rank:345]
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Snowdonia

Having won Caverna, it was my privilege/burden to pick a new game. Looking through the game bags I picked one that I hadn't played in a while.

I got a great bonus card = 40 VP for 5 rails. I also had 15VP for 5 station builds. I must point out that the other players were kind to me and allowed me to move a worker to the station build (which I honestly meant to move it to) from the rail build (which was very likely not be possible that round).

First play for Nancy Lyn and I think Mark

Brian 106
Travis 76
Mark 75
Nancy Lyn 40 (didn't fulfill bonus cards)
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11. Board Game: Firefly: The Game [Average Rating:7.40 Overall Rank:275]
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Expansions?

Will Win
Players in order of credits remaining):
Janelle
Melissa
Maggie
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12. Board Game: 7 Wonders: Cities [Average Rating:7.86 Unranked] [Average Rating:7.86 Unranked]
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A game day tradition. Played with Leaders and Cities (and wonder pack wonders)
First play with expansions for Julie.

With Barb on my border I decided to play it safe and use diplomacy. I managed to do so all three ages.

Melissa 68 (43 from science)
Kevin 64
Julie 56
Brian 53
Will 52 (wins tie)
Barb 52
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13. Board Game: Roll Through the Ages: The Bronze Age [Average Rating:6.90 Overall Rank:573]
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Wes 26
Kevin W 22
Amy 19
Nancy Classic 16
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14. Board Game: Bohnanza [Average Rating:7.06 Overall Rank:371]
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First play for Julie. The first pass through shuffling may have been better. I turned in 3 cocoa beans for 3 VP and of course the next card was a cocoa bean (only 4 in deck)

We discarded our hands before finding out cards remaining was the tiebreaker .

Kevin 22
Barb 19
Julie 15
Brian 15
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15. Board Game: Progress: Evolution of Technology [Average Rating:6.62 Overall Rank:1624]
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First play for Janelle. There is a desire to try Age IV next time

Kevin W 48
Wes 25
Nancy Classic 21
Janelle 20
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16. Board Game: Magic: The Gathering [Average Rating:7.45 Overall Rank:155] [Average Rating:7.45 Unranked]
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Played earlier – Barb won two games versus Kevin
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17. Board Game: Brass: Lancashire [Average Rating:8.01 Overall Rank:35]
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Poor Nancy Lyn. They agreed before scoring that she had 1 VP from money. After scoring she was tied with Travis. But then the money VP was remembered so she was winning. Then a uncounted port for Travis was found and she moved into second. When I was putting away the score sheet Amy found 5VP (2nd age Cotton Mill? Iron Works?)

Travis 129
Amy 128
Nancy Lyn 125
Will 116
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