Iowa City Game Day - April 18, 2015
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This month's game day had a good turnout, although more people arrived later and had to leave earlier than usual. Attendees included Jason, Chad, Steve, Judy, Kate, Brett, Erin, Nick, Dave, Andy, Kat, Cassie, Scott, Jim, Jenn, Kurt, Andrew, Danny, Steph, Sabrina, Eric, and Nathan. Thanks to everyone who brought so many delicious snacks and beverages to share.

Please add any titles that I missed to the list. Hope to see you again soon.
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1. Board Game: Biblios [Average Rating:7.23 Overall Rank:290]
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Chris 8 (winner), Jason 5, Chad 0
Chris & Jason 6 (tied), Chad 0

While waiting for more people to arrive, Jay, Chad, and I got in two quick games of Biblios. In the second, Jay and I tied with dice worth 6 and no money.
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2. Board Game: Diamonds [Average Rating:7.01 Overall Rank:663]
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Chad 69 (winner), Judy 64, Brett 61, Jason 54, Chris 42, Steve 39

I did not realize that Diamonds played six until Steve wisely suggested it. Chad, Brett, and Judy finished closely in what was Judy's first game. I thought that Brett was going to win and was surprised by Chad and Judy's higher scores.
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3. Board Game: Skull [Average Rating:7.13 Overall Rank:440]
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Brett 2 (winner), Judy 0, Steve 0, Chad 0, Chris 0, Jason 0

Brett skunked us in Skull, flipping his base twice without any of us managing to flip ours even once.
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4. Board Game: Stone Age [Average Rating:7.62 Overall Rank:79]
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Erin 155 (winner), Chris 139, Steve 131, Judy 116

I had not played Stone Age in awhile, so it was nice to do so again. We had a competitive game with Erin pulling ahead in final scoring.
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5. Board Game: Evolution [Average Rating:7.24 Overall Rank:329]
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Jason 62 (winner), Nick 58, Chad 54, Brett 49

Brett brought Evolution, and he and Chad taught it to Jay and Nick. Surprisingly, they finished first and second.
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6. Board Game: San Marco [Average Rating:7.19 Overall Rank:515]
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Steve 80 (winner), Nick 74, Dave 68, Judy 61

Steve and Judy brought San Marco, which is one of their (and mine) favorite titles and, unfortunately, out of print. I would guess that it was Nick and Dave's first game. Steve said that they did a good job dividing cards and played great games.
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7. Board Game: 1775: Rebellion [Average Rating:7.78 Overall Rank:246]
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Jim 7 (winner), Jenn 4

Besides a wonderful 33rd anniversary cookie cake for Steve and Judy, Jim and Jenn also brought their copy of 1775. Just the two of them wound up playing it, which is a shame because I would have loved to as well. USA! USA!
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8. Board Game: Five Tribes [Average Rating:7.80 Overall Rank:52]
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Erin 115 (winner), Chad 108, Jason 100, Brett 96

A very close game of Five Tribes was played with Erin pulling out the win. I believe that Jay was new to the game and am not sure about Brett.
 
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9. Board Game: Imperial Settlers [Average Rating:7.52 Overall Rank:129]
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Andy (Barbarians) 59 (winner), Kurt (Egyptians) 52, Chris (Romans) 52, Andrew (Japanese) 51

Andy and I learned how to play Imperial Settlers in a very close game. As suggested, we took the two easier factions while Kurt and Andrew, who are familiar with the game, played the more complex ones. My early lead made me a frequent raze target for the other players. Kurt was unlucky in which of his faction cards came up, which hurt his game. Both Andy and Andrew did great jobs of constructing complementary chains of cards that brought in big victory point amounts.
 
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10. Board Game: Blue Moon City [Average Rating:7.05 Overall Rank:502]
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Eric 5 (winner), Erin 4, Brett 3

Blue Moon City saw another game day play in a close finish with Eric winning. This might have been Brett's first play.
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11. Board Game: Dead of Winter: A Crossroads Game [Average Rating:7.75 Overall Rank:64] [Average Rating:7.75 Unranked]
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Brett, Kurt, Andrew, Kat, Sabrina

I believe that the game beat the players in what looked like a very tough scenario. Did a betrayer contribute to the outcome?
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12. Board Game: Biblios [Average Rating:7.23 Overall Rank:290]
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Dave 5 (winner), Andy 4, Nick 3, Erin 2

Biblios made another appearance with Dave being the winner.
 
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13. Board Game: Ra [Average Rating:7.47 Overall Rank:134]
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Dave 54 (winner), Andy 29, Erin 25, Nick 25

A quick game of Ra was played with only four rather than the usual five players. Dave had a really good game.
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14. Board Game: El Grande [Average Rating:7.79 Overall Rank:55]
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Steve/Kate 112 (winner), Chad, Nathan, Brett, Kat

Chad led most of the game, which made him a target for the other players. Steve played a great last turn that allowed him to pull ahead of Chad in the final scoring round for the win.
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15. Board Game: Tsuro [Average Rating:6.69 Overall Rank:767]
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Andy (winner), Chris, Eric

We got in a quick play of Tsuro, which is a great filler game that I learned that I enjoy more with fewer players due to the lessened chaos.
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16. Board Game: Piece o' Cake [Average Rating:6.60 Overall Rank:1472]
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Steve 32 (winner), Judy 29, Eric 25, Kate 13

Another card dividing game (San Marco being the earlier one) was played. Eric taught the Bennett's Piece of Cake, which they seemed to have learned well, taking first and second place.
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17. Board Game: Ticket to Ride Map Collection: Volume 1 – Team Asia & Legendary Asia [Average Rating:7.72 Unranked] [Average Rating:7.72 Unranked] [Average Rating:7.72 Unranked]
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Judy/Chris 155 (winners), Andrew/Eric 124, Danny/Kurt 26

We played a fun game of TtR Team Asia using a house rule that, when drawing additional tickets, draw three rather than four and keep at least one. I thought that this made for a better game, although additional tickets were not drawn often enough to really tell. Danny and Kurt got into dire circumstances early in the game due to unintentional blocking of some of their starting destination tickets. Although they completed a lot of long routes and triggered the game's end, negative points on route cards whittled their large score way down. Andrew had a good intentional block of Judy and my last route that was not enough to keep us from winning.
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18. Board Game: 7 Wonders: Babel [Average Rating:7.23 Unranked] [Average Rating:7.23 Unranked]
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Chad 62 (winner), Erin 58, Nick 47, Nathan 45, Chris 37
Chad 100+ (winner), Erin, Nick, Nathan, Chris

We played two games of 7 Wonders with the Cities and Great Projects (Babel) expansions. Chad won both games with his score in the second being phenomenal (over 100) due to three participations in the Age III great project. They in combination with a good guild card netted him a ton of points for the highest score that I have heard of. I learned that I need to pimp out some players aids for Cities since its iconography is not very intuitive.
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19. Board Game: King of Tokyo: Power Up! [Average Rating:7.66 Unranked] [Average Rating:7.66 Unranked]
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Erin, Chad, Nick, Nathan, Chris

We played two quick games of King of Tokyo with the Power Up! expansion. Nathan won at least one of the plays.
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20. Board Game: Diamonsters [Average Rating:5.62 Overall Rank:10640]
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Nathan (winner), Erin, Nick, Chris

We ended our long day and night of gaming with two plays of Diamonsters with Nathan winning both. This light game is by the makers of Machi Koro.
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