Indy Boardgamers July 8 , 2017
Todd McCorkle
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Around 8 people showed up today. Half of them showed up late. About half left early. And it seems like around half of the games didn't get recorded. At least games were played for all of the time.

What did we play this week?
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1. Board Game: Okey Dokey [Average Rating:6.59 Overall Rank:3002]
Todd McCorkle
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Dave --|
Denise |
Brian |-- all lose
Todd |
Ross --|


The first game to not get recorded was a quick co-op. I would not recommend this game for 5 players. Since we all have to play in the same column, Brian, who was going last, literally only had 1 row to play in every time.

Similar to "The Game" players have to play cards in order, but are not allowed to tell other players what their cards are. I still don't understand the point of this rule. "We have to work together, but we can't communicate effectively." *shrug*
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2. Board Game: Ethnos [Average Rating:7.55 Overall Rank:229]
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Dave 84
Brian 72
Adam 65
Todd 60
Troy 48

Races used: Merfolk, Wingfolk, Trolls, Orcs, Elves, Wizards.

Weird setup with one region having 8-8-10 pts and other regions with 0-2-4. The cards just didn't fall my way. For the early rounds, I could only win regions worth 0 pts. I had a late 3rd age rush for the 8-8-10 region, but still lost out to Dave who managed to get a 5 band of trolls about 2 cards before the final dragon. That band probably got him around 30 pts with all the tie breakers and band points.

2nd age, I think I was so focused on winning the troll battle that I didn't pay enough attention to the area control aspect. I don't think I tied anywhere enough for things to matter.
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3. Board Game: Jaipur [Average Rating:7.52 Overall Rank:112]
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Ross 2
Denise 1

A quick filler to avoid ethnos and wait for stragglers.
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4. Board Game: Shipyard [Average Rating:7.37 Overall Rank:460]
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Denise
Ross scores unknown
Corinna


"Yo, Dawg. I heard you like rondells so I put rondells in your rondells."

I know this got played, but there was no record.
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5. Board Game: Isle of Skye: From Chieftain to King [Average Rating:7.47 Overall Rank:158]
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Troy 60
Adam 54
Dave 49
Todd 47 tb
Brian 47


The random scoring tiles were: 3pt per lake with a lighthouse and ship, 1pt per animal next to a farm, 1 pt per sheep, and 2 pts for each 4 square of tiles.

Scores were really close for most of the game. I think I over spent money on the next to last round. I drew what I thought was good tiles, but I couldn't put the price high enough and still have money to buy something.

I think Troy won with massive amounts of sheep and a good amount of bonus scrolls.
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6. Board Game: Istanbul [Average Rating:7.62 Overall Rank:90]
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Brian 5
Adam 3 tb
Todd 3
Troy 2
Dave 1


I managed to pull of an early lead going to the black market with a smuggler to get 2 yellow and rolled well enough to get 2 blue. My plan was to head to the mosque twice and get both of the first 2 tiles and a gem. Troy did something to challenge me there, but I got there first. Brian had also followed me and could have challenged me on blue but spent too much money and couldn't afford to go there with me.

Just for giggles, I did a quick trade of what I had left over and it was just enough to buy another gem putting me at a 2-0 lead on everyone. It didn't last though. I got fixated on trying to get the other 2 mosque tiles and that gem, but it was just too highly contested.

I think Adam focused on upgrading his wagon and was the first (possibly only?) to get all 3 upgrades and a gem. I forget where his other 2 gems came from, but one was on the final round or the next to last round?

I blinked and Brian was tied with me for 3 gems. I think he grabbed an early resource one and the 2nd money one. I think his 4th gem was from pairing mosque tiles. I looked over his stuff and he had the resources needed for a 5th gem, but I thought it would take 2 turns to get there, but he had the move 4 card and did it in 1 turn.

I was planning on going to a market, for tie breaker if nothing else, but someone got in my way and I only had 1 buck. Lack of a dollar cost me the tie breaker on Adam.
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7. Board Game: Egizia [Average Rating:7.45 Overall Rank:291]
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Ross 128
Denise 102
Todd 94
Dave 65


Everyone else left early. Us 4 still had time for a game though.

I started with the bonus card for 4 stone in the temple. So of course I didn't build there at all (I'm good at this game!) The first 2 rounds I lost points due to lack of food. I over compensated the last 3 rounds with about 21 farms but only 15 strength in dudes. My first move was to pick up the card that lets me look at 2 additional sphinx cards. Unfortunately, I had to skip the sphinx space the first round 2 get it.

Dave got the card that lets him play where someone else went. Ross had a card that let him go upstream. Denise had a card that let her eat stone. The graves were completed. The obelisk and pyramid each had 1 more stone to go. The temple had very little work done on it.

I ended the game with 6 bonus cards, but half of them didn't pay out. I think Ross also had 6 bonus cards, but all of them (or all but 1) scored points. He also had the "stupid broken" points for points card which let him win by more.
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8. Board Game: Unknown [Average Rating:7.73 Overall Rank:4693]
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Ross
Denise
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They didn't play this. They played some other deck building game with a theme of animals running trading stalls or something. Needless to say they didn't write anything down (what's wrong with you guys?) I think Ross won?
 
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