BOGA Weekend Retreat 2015 - Games played
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This past weekend (3/26 - 3/30) was the Boardgames of Greater Akron weekend retreat!

This retreat typically pulls in slightly over 100 gamers to Camp Carl, a local youth camp, for a dedicated weekend of gaming, food, and fun!

Big thanks to Grant Alberts for putting together another great retreat!!
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1. Board Game: Five Tribes [Average Rating:7.79 Overall Rank:56]
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I arrived shortly before 2 pm on Friday afternoon. After checking in, dumping my stuff off in my cabin and hauling my games in, it was less than 5 minutes until I got into my first game.

This was my first time playing Five Tribes and I won by a dozen or so points. I had some moves to allow me to claim tiles quickly early on, so I just went with a claim tiles as fast as possible strategy, which paid off.

I quite enjoyed this game, and am considering adding it to my collection.
 
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2. Board Game: Harbour [Average Rating:6.59 Overall Rank:1252]
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Out from the desert and right into the sea, Harbour was next. I managed to play poorly enough to come in last, but as always enjoyed my time in this quaint little port town.
 
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3. Board Game: Super Motherload [Average Rating:7.49 Overall Rank:495]
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Next up was the game with the best name ever, Super Motherload. I picked this up a few weeks ago and have only played it once since, so I was hoping to get it to the table again. I am really enjoying this game solid deckbuilding with lots of player interaction.
 
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4. Board Game: Tajemnicze Domostwo [Average Rating:7.30 Overall Rank:429]
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I had a copy imported from the Ukraine about 8 weeks ago, and brought it with me. We played twice, and then various other people used it for pretty much the entire weekend. I counted at least 2 periods of time going for 4+ hours where it was continually on the table, with players rotating in and out.
 
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5. Board Game: Port Royal [Average Rating:7.16 Overall Rank:404] [Average Rating:7.16 Unranked]
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After dinner, we played a game of Port Royal, which was a blast. Very fun push your luck style card game. Hopefully someone brings this over to the US pretty soon, though it was less than $20 with shipping from Germany on Amazon (the game comes with both english and german instructions and wording on the cards).
 
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6. Board Game: Sheriff of Nottingham [Average Rating:7.25 Overall Rank:255]
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Sheriff of Nottingham was up next. I didn't do so well...
 
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7. Board Game: Chinatown [Average Rating:7.25 Overall Rank:367]
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Can't say I was a huge fan of this game. I'm not a fan of games that allow trading in general, and since this is just all about trading where any trade goes, it didn't top my list of games I want to see again.
 
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8. Board Game: Five Tribes [Average Rating:7.79 Overall Rank:56]
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At this point it was nearly time for bed, but a few people wanted to give Five Tribes a try. Since I had played earlier in the day and since it is simple on the instructions I taught 3 new people how to play. I did not do nearly as well as I did the first time though.
 
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9. Board Game: Castles of Mad King Ludwig [Average Rating:7.65 Overall Rank:84]
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After breakfast Saturday morning, this was the first game to hit the table. I taught it to 3 new players, and came in 3rd (almost 4th) so I guess I taught well!
 
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10. Board Game: Port Royal [Average Rating:7.16 Overall Rank:404] [Average Rating:7.16 Unranked]
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Next up was another game of Port Royal. This isn't the last time we'll see this game make an appearance...
 
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11. Board Game: Viticulture [Average Rating:7.68 Overall Rank:123]
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Ahhh, a trip to beautiful Italy! This was my first time playing with my Collector's Edition of Viticulture, and I have to say I enjoy it more with the metal coins than I ever have before! Halfway through we stopped for lunch, but finished this 6 player game rather quickly.
 
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12. Board Game: Sluff Off! [Average Rating:6.89 Overall Rank:1077]
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Next up was a game of Die Sieben Siegel, which is a trick taking game in which you predict what you will take and take points if you don't. I rather enjoyed it.
 
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13. Board Game: The Castles of Burgundy [Average Rating:8.12 Overall Rank:12]
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This was the last game we got in before dinner. It was a close 4 player game, with 1st and 4th separated by less than 15 points.
 
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14. Board Game: The Ancient World [Average Rating:7.12 Overall Rank:986]
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After dinner it was time to take a trip to the Ancient World. I'm still on the fence about this one. I love the art (typical of all Red Raven Games) but it felt a bit under-whelming. Perhaps another play or two will find it sits better with me.
 
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15. Board Game: Super Motherload [Average Rating:7.49 Overall Rank:495]
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I did much better this time with SuMo than the day before, but still came in 2nd.
 
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16. Board Game: The Great Heartland Hauling Co. [Average Rating:6.96 Overall Rank:1026]
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Time to hit the open road! This is a fantastic game in a small package. One of our players was very frustrated by their lack of progress in this game, which was quite humorous to the rest of us.
 
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17. Board Game: Arboretum [Average Rating:7.34 Overall Rank:357]
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I had picked this one up earlier last week and was hoping it would hit the table. Beautiful art here. Fun tableau building card game.
 
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18. Board Game: Qwixx [Average Rating:6.90 Overall Rank:673]
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Played this one twice, back to back. Not bad for a small little dice game.
 
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19. Board Game: Port Royal [Average Rating:7.16 Overall Rank:404] [Average Rating:7.16 Unranked]
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Another trip to the port! Still fun, but this was the last game of Sat. night.
 
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20. Board Game: Concordia [Average Rating:8.08 Overall Rank:22]
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We started Sunday off with a game I've been wanting to play a while, and I was definitely happy with it. Glad I picked this up!
 
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21. Board Game: Biblios [Average Rating:7.22 Overall Rank:301]
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This is probably my favorite filler game. Anyone can be competitive in it, and experienced players don't necessarily have an edge.
 
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22. Board Game: Rococo [Average Rating:7.57 Overall Rank:195]
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The last game of the day (and the retreat) was Rococo. This was my 2nd time playing this game, and I really enjoy it.
 
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23. Board Game: Vital Statistics [Average Rating:4.00 Unranked]
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I was at the retreat from 2pm Friday to 3 pm Sunday. 49 hours overall, with an estimated 30 hours of gaming. In that time:

24 games played.
18 unique games
9 new games
2 wins

100% fun

Can't wait for next year
 
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