GRAB Regular Tuesday Gaming, 7/19/2017
Jonathan Chaffer
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Attending: Beth, Bruce, Dan, Jenny, Jonathan, Mark, Matt R

The tunes:
Au Revoir Simone - Move in Spectrums
Trombone Shorty - Parking Lot Symphony
Bent Knee - Land Animal
Offa Rex - The Queen of Hearts
Marvin Gaye - I Want You
Simon & Garfunkel - Bridge over Troubled Water
The Platters - I Get the Sweetest Feeling
Pat Metheny Group - Secret Story

3/7 games from the last 5 years.
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1. Board Game: 7 Wonders [Average Rating:7.79 Overall Rank:43]
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with 7 Wonders: Leaders
Beth 72, Matt 71, Dan 66, Bruce 57, Tony 49, Jonathan 45, Jenny 43

7 players meant 7 Wonders, we decided. Dan had 41 points from science alone. Matt earned two coins for each yellow building, had to spend very little money because of those buildings, and then built cards giving him victory points for yellow and money. Beth's more well-rounded strategy (including 14 points from war) just edged this engine out.
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2. Board Game: Terra Mystica [Average Rating:8.21 Overall Rank:10]
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Matt (Swarmlings) 142, Bruce (Engineers) 112, Tony (Halflings) 105

Matt scored the highest in all 4 temples.
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3. Board Game: The Little Prince: Make Me a Planet [Average Rating:6.93 Overall Rank:907]
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Dan 41, Beth 33, Jonathan 20

I chose last on the final tile, and it caused a Baobab cascade which cost me 17 points. Beth had an early Baobab catastrophe and attempted to turn it to her advantage, securing 18 points from flipped tiles. This can definitely win the game, but it's difficult unless you're all-in (often by also scoring for being volcano-less). I lost 5 points for having the most volcanoes.
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4. Board Game: Cacao [Average Rating:7.13 Overall Rank:510]
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with Cacao: Chocolatl
Jonathan 78, Dan 67, Beth 64

We used all modules from the expansion except for the huts, which I'm not a fan of. All players ended up breaking even (more or less) on water. Beth and I earned the bulk of our points from selling chocolate bars, while Dan made sure to get majority control of temples. This secured him first place on all of them, for 30 of his points.
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5. Board Game: Was sticht? [Average Rating:6.95 Overall Rank:2171]
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Jonathan 5, Tony 4, Matt 0

The three-player version was new to all of us. It adds a dummy player for the drafting/deduction phase only, then goes to three for the trick-taking. The dummy makes card-counting much harder, and there is less competition for goals (so the "take exactly n tricks" goals were neglected). I would be happy to play it again, but definitely prefer the full 4-player game.
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6. Board Game: Roll Through the Ages: The Bronze Age [Average Rating:6.90 Overall Rank:590]
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Bruce 25, Dan 17, Beth 11

Pestilence got the best of the players, hitting Dan for 10 points and Beth for 6. Bruce went unscathed, with 0 disasters.
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7. Board Game: Kingdomino [Average Rating:7.40 Overall Rank:187] [Average Rating:7.40 Unranked]
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Bruce 40, Beth 35, Dan 34

SdJ winner! Bruce and Dan each built a complete 5x5 with their castles in the dead center. Beth had to forfeit one domino, "due to poor planning."
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8. Board Game: Can't Stop [Average Rating:6.84 Overall Rank:653]
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Bruce 3, Beth 0, Dan 0

Dan moved on 4, 7, and 8, and was one away from locking 4s, then rolled 3-3-3-6. Later, he was on the same three columns and rolled another 3-3-3-6.
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9. Board Game: Arena: For the Gods! [Average Rating:6.65 Overall Rank:2910]
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Matt 13, Jonathan 12, Dan 0

A game of auctioning off abilities, then dice-rolling, brawling resolution. I wasn't terribly engaged. It probably would be quite a bit better with more players. Comparisons were drawn to Gauntlet of Fools, and at the moment I think I'd rather play that.
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