GCL BeeHive #205 - Year of the Comic
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1. Board Game: Unofficial Calvinball Mini-Game [Average Rating:8.00 Unranked]
Gudjon Torfi Sigurdsson
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What is your favourite comic? And is there a comic related boardgame that you enjoy playing or have some fond memories of?
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2. Board Game: The Yearbook Game [Average Rating:0.00 Unranked]
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If you take a look at your stats page (under My Geek - Profile - Stats - Games Owned By Year), is there any particular year (or group of years, even a decade) where you own the most number of games from?

It's up to you whether you include expansions or not.

Would you say that there is any trend to this (ie. is there a bell curve, a logarythmic increase in games owned etc)?
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3. Board Game: Game of the Year [Average Rating:4.60 Overall Rank:14839]
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Huh, that's a surprise! When I was picking the game for item #2 on the list (above), this was actually one of the games that popped up on the search list.

Anyway, for this item on the list, I just chose game with ID #1972, the year I was born. Please add a link to the game with your birthyear as ID in the comment below!

And tell us, what interesting thing happened the year you were born? Locally, globally or in any way you feel like is interesting, doesn't matter!
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4. Board Game: Saturn [Average Rating:6.76 Overall Rank:4272]
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Not a question, as I just wanted to post a reminder of an amazing milestone coming up. But feel free to add a comment!

On Friday the Cassini spacecraft will make it's last stand (or actually fall), when it will descend into Saturn's athmosphere where it will burn up. 20 years after it was launched (15th October 1997), 635 GB of data collected, over 450,000 pictures taken and 7.8 billion kilometers (4.9 billion miles) travelled it will be destroyed so it will not contaminate any of Saturn's moons.

Very impressive! And a bit sad...

I enjoy the idea of space exploration and hopefully it will continue and expand in the near future. Maybe one of my great-grandchildren will travel to another planet one day...
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5. Board Game: 7 Wonders [Average Rating:7.81 Overall Rank:41]
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The week of 4th - 10th September

We managed to get two nights of games last week, which was a huge improvement on previous weeks. Both 7 Wonders and Dominion after some time were welcomed to the table.



 7   Traditional Card Games x6
 8   7 Wonders x3
 8   7 Wonders: Wonder Pack x3
 8   Pickomino x3
 7   Sleeping Queens x3
 8   6 nimmt! x2
 7   Timeline: Inventions x2
 8   7 Wonders: Leaders
 9   Dominion
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6. Board Game: Khe Sanh, 1968 [Average Rating:5.95 Unranked]
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I couldn't find a game with ID#1968, so I chose this instead...



I have been to Edinburgh and spent the weekend in Frodsham, the UK last week. Will be spending the week here too until I fly to Denmark next week. This means just soloplays for me.

Friday x2
Thunderbolt Apache Leader x4 NEW!: A ton of fun so far!
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7. Board Game: Takenoko [Average Rating:7.32 Overall Rank:211]
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 8.8   Battle Line x3
 7.6   Tsuro x3
 8.5   Takenoko
 N/A   Chess
 7   Animal Upon Animal x2

After Little Fish the Elder's final soccer game of the year we stopped at the local game cafe again and played a variety of things. He wanted to play Takenoko which we don't own but his aunt does and he managed a good win using the land cards to end the game before i could realise my more intricate set-ups for bigger points. Quite good fun. We also played three games of (new-to-him) Tsuro which he really enjoyed. Animal Upon Animal also hit the table and we had another game of Chess. He seems to really want to continue with his Chess so we'll put him in the school club next term.

Other than that I also managed to fit in a few games of Battle Line at work over lunch.
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8. Board Game: Dragon Punch [Average Rating:6.28 Overall Rank:5157]
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A few games last week, so starting to recover a bit from the dearth of the previous few weeks. No special events though.

 7   Dragon Punch - A quick play with Miss B while she was waiting to be fitted for new school shoes.
 N/A   Unpublished Prototype x3 - A couple of games made by a colleague, and one of the entries for the August 24 hour contest.
 7   Agricola: All Creatures Big and Small - Not played this for ages, and it was a good lunchtime game.
 8   Odin's Ravens (second edition) - One with Miss B.
 8   Friday x2 - I still can't beat this at the moment! I need to concentrate a bit more.
 N/A   WordARound - Found at a charity shop, this is pretty good fun.


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9. Board Game: Rhino Hero: Super Battle [Average Rating:7.46 Overall Rank:1045] [Average Rating:7.46 Unranked]
Hilko Drude
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Goettingen
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A good week with many old favorites, plus the presentation of Mission Impractical and Débrouille-toi! in a small con, which was a good success. Only newcomer was Rhino Hero Super Battle, which I thoroughly enjoyed, although the scoring is almost entirely luck-based. Silly fun.



 9.9   Love Letter x6
 N/A   Mission Impractical x5
 N/A   Débrouille-toi! x2
 6.5   Mogel Motte x2
 6.2   AVES
 8.0   Die fiesen 7
 9.5   Dog
 6.0   Nine Men's Morris
 8.0   Pochspiel
 8.5   Rapa Nui
 8.0   Rhino Hero
 8.5   Rhino Hero: Super Battle NEW!
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10. Board Game: A Game of Thrones: The Card Game (Second Edition) [Average Rating:7.75 Overall Rank:307]
Scott Saccenti
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Ruh-roh. Another LCG into my life? Preston and I have gotten into Game of Thrones LCG and we are really digging it. It's yet another MtG rip-off, like almost all of these things, which represents a playstyle I'm not at all fond of (tug-of-war, I shove my guys out, you shove your guys out, we do some simple math). But all the little ways it tries to improve on the formula are successes, IMO. Also I love the theme. It doesn't hold a candle to the One True Game (Netrunner, which got a huge kick in the pants yesterday with the announcement of some iconic Core cards getting retired), but Game of Thrones LCG most certainly is our G-o-t-W.



 7   A Game of Thrones: The Card Game (Second Edition) x5 NEW!
 8   Love Letter x3
 7   Terraforming Mars x3 - This continues to grow in my estimation. 2016 was a decent year for new designs, on the backs of Great Western and Terraforming alone. thumbsup
 7   Chicken Cha Cha Cha x2
 9   Egizia
 6   Glory to Rome - I cannot win this game. But I like it!
 8   Great Western Trail
 6   Gulo Gulo
 N/A   Kanagawa NEW! - Just another pebble in the avalanche of New Games.
 N/A   Kingdomino Neat little game, goes into the bin of Why Didn't I Think of This from an amateur-designer perspective.
 7   Medieval Academy
 N/A   Mint Works - Reminds me of Sail to India. Just a bit too pared down. It's clever that it comes in a tiny box, but...it still needs to be good!
 7   Montgolfiere
 6   Pelican Cove
 6   The Voyages of Marco Polo
 N/A   Unpublished Prototype - Pretty successful early playtest of my new thing. I haven't made a new game in over a year. No interest in contributing another pebble to the avalanche, after all. laugh
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11. Board Game: Flash Point: Fire Rescue [Average Rating:7.26 Overall Rank:255]
Sharon Khan
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Well, the kids are now back at school, but as they didn't start until Wednesday, they again managed to make Flash Point my most played game of the week! They were too tired to know what to do with themselves at the weekend, but a couple of games of Flash Point were ok, although they got super-giddy in one of them - to the extent that we chucked them out in the garden to run around after it finished, just to get some peace and quiet!! Other than that, and a few other games with the kids, it was just the usual couple of Terraforming Mars games with my husband and Friday evening gaming.

Gaming with other adults:

 10   Terraforming Mars x2
 8   Istanbul
 9   Splendor
 9   The Palaces of Carrara
 9   Tigris & Euphrates
 8   Trickerion: Legends of Illusion

Gaming with my children:

 9   Flash Point: Fire Rescue x4
 5   Birds, Bugs and Beans
 7   Extra!
 6   Pictureka!
 8   Sushi Go!
 7   Yahtzee
 8   You Robot
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12. Board Game: Galaxy Trucker: Another Big Expansion [Average Rating:8.08 Unranked] [Average Rating:8.08 Unranked]
Eddy Richards
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Surprisingly it has taken us a month to get Matthew's birthday present to the table, but we finally managed it last week. This expansion adds quite a few new tiles as well as some extra cards and ships. Good fun, with the highlight being Helena's ship being blown neatly in two by some invading commandos, losing her the game.

Galaxy Trucker (with Another Big Expansion) x 1
Le Havre: The Inland Port x 1
Tournay x 1
Troyes x 1
Agricola x 1
Machi Koro x 1
Love Letter x 1
Unpublished prototype x 2
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13. Board Game: Wyatt Earp [Average Rating:6.87 Overall Rank:817]
Robert
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 N/A   Wyatt Earp NEW!
 7   Cardline: Animals

Just a couple of games again. Cardline: Animals had the kids punching the air in victory. I think we might need another one of these around.

Wyatt Earp was new to us. N and I have been watching Deadwood recently, and despite that series subverting the Western genre, the conceit behind Wyatt Earp still appealed to us. (Never tried any of the Mystery Rummy series otherwise.)

Lotta laughs when we played it. It was especially pleasing for N when she played a hideout card on my Billy the Kid collection, crushing my hopes for a giant pile of reward money. I lost to the evil sisters, naturally.
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