GRAB Session Report 09/19/17
Bruce Miller
United States
Grand Rapids
Michigan
flag msg tools
badge
Avatar
mbmbmbmbmb
Recommend
10 
 Thumb up
 tip
 Hide
Gamers: Tony, Lauren, Jonathan, Bruce, Jim, Dan, Beth, Vann

Small Talk: GrandCon experiences, planning ice breakers for gamers, Maria, Mexico City, our first trick takers,

Pirate Small Talk: arrr, arrrr, ar, Ham, aarrr,

Music: Sirius XM Spa
Your Tags: Add tags
Popular Tags: [View All]
  • [+] Dice rolls
1. Board Game: Age of Steam Expansion: Germany & France [Average Rating:7.77 Unranked] [Average Rating:7.77 Unranked]
Bruce Miller
United States
Grand Rapids
Michigan
flag msg tools
badge
Avatar
mbmbmbmbmb
Tony 73, Dan 65, Vann 64, Bruce 12

Dan needed a quick refresher which he got while Tony and I setup the track stacks and cube farms. I took advantage of the alternate rule which prevents bankruptcy. The others did not partake although Tony was very frugal issuing shares, and had is income reduced to pay shareholders, for me this was an every round occurrence. I took to many shares in the first round and I lost. Tony took the fewest shares and won. Dan benefited the most from our generosity as we used his tracks frequently. Vann was built along the Atlantic Coast, Tony in the South and Dan through the middle. I was in the East with a connection in the South.

Scores aren’t the revised version we normally use, but listed as written by Wallace.
4 
 Thumb up
 tip
 Hide
  • [+] Dice rolls
Loading... | Locked Hide Show Unlock Lock Comment     View Previous {{limitCount(numprevitems_calculated,commentParams.showcount)}} 1 « Pg. {{commentParams.pageid}} » {{data.config.endpage}}
{{error.message}}
{{comment.error.message}}
    View More Comments {{limitCount(numnextitems_calculated,commentParams.showcount)}} / {{numnextitems_calculated}} 1 « Pg. {{commentParams.pageid}} » {{data.config.endpage}}
2. Board Game: Magic Maze [Average Rating:7.32 Overall Rank:335]
Bruce Miller
United States
Grand Rapids
Michigan
flag msg tools
badge
Avatar
mbmbmbmbmb
Jonathan, Lauren, Beth, Jim

It doesn’t seem like a game night without this clever, cooperative, silent, frantic pawn moving activity. They played twice and won scenarios three and four.
1 
 Thumb up
 tip
 Hide
  • [+] Dice rolls
Loading... | Locked Hide Show Unlock Lock Comment     View Previous {{limitCount(numprevitems_calculated,commentParams.showcount)}} 1 « Pg. {{commentParams.pageid}} » {{data.config.endpage}}
{{error.message}}
{{comment.error.message}}
    View More Comments {{limitCount(numnextitems_calculated,commentParams.showcount)}} / {{numnextitems_calculated}} 1 « Pg. {{commentParams.pageid}} » {{data.config.endpage}}
3. Board Game: NMBR 9 [Average Rating:7.03 Overall Rank:816]
Bruce Miller
United States
Grand Rapids
Michigan
flag msg tools
badge
Avatar
mbmbmbmbmb
Lauren 94, Jonathan 69, Jim 43, Beth 38

Lauren had a third level of points which gave her nine. Scores for Jim and Beth are common for those who haven’t played. Jim earned every point from level one.
3 
 Thumb up
 tip
 Hide
  • [+] Dice rolls
Loading... | Locked Hide Show Unlock Lock Comment     View Previous {{limitCount(numprevitems_calculated,commentParams.showcount)}} 1 « Pg. {{commentParams.pageid}} » {{data.config.endpage}}
{{error.message}}
{{comment.error.message}}
    View More Comments {{limitCount(numnextitems_calculated,commentParams.showcount)}} / {{numnextitems_calculated}} 1 « Pg. {{commentParams.pageid}} » {{data.config.endpage}}
4. Board Game: Word Domination [Average Rating:7.16 Overall Rank:2579]
Bruce Miller
United States
Grand Rapids
Michigan
flag msg tools
badge
Avatar
mbmbmbmbmb
Beth 17, Jim 16, Lauren 12, Jonathan 10

Beth earned the most points in both Stolen and Bonus categories. “Lauren’s stolen letters made the word Shovels.”
1 
 Thumb up
 tip
 Hide
  • [+] Dice rolls
Loading... | Locked Hide Show Unlock Lock Comment     View Previous {{limitCount(numprevitems_calculated,commentParams.showcount)}} 1 « Pg. {{commentParams.pageid}} » {{data.config.endpage}}
{{error.message}}
{{comment.error.message}}
    View More Comments {{limitCount(numnextitems_calculated,commentParams.showcount)}} / {{numnextitems_calculated}} 1 « Pg. {{commentParams.pageid}} » {{data.config.endpage}}
5. Board Game: Cartagena [Average Rating:6.70 Overall Rank:845]
Bruce Miller
United States
Grand Rapids
Michigan
flag msg tools
badge
Avatar
mbmbmbmbmb
Jonathan 6, Beth 4, Jim 3, Lauren 2

Beth was the Pirate Captain and had first chance at the ham.
2 
 Thumb up
 tip
 Hide
  • [+] Dice rolls
Loading... | Locked Hide Show Unlock Lock Comment     View Previous {{limitCount(numprevitems_calculated,commentParams.showcount)}} 1 « Pg. {{commentParams.pageid}} » {{data.config.endpage}}
{{error.message}}
{{comment.error.message}}
    View More Comments {{limitCount(numnextitems_calculated,commentParams.showcount)}} / {{numnextitems_calculated}} 1 « Pg. {{commentParams.pageid}} » {{data.config.endpage}}
6. Board Game: NMBR 9 [Average Rating:7.03 Overall Rank:816]
Bruce Miller
United States
Grand Rapids
Michigan
flag msg tools
badge
Avatar
mbmbmbmbmb
Jonathan 68, Lauren 65

Jonathan had a third level of points which gave him seven.
1 
 Thumb up
 tip
 Hide
  • [+] Dice rolls
Loading... | Locked Hide Show Unlock Lock Comment     View Previous {{limitCount(numprevitems_calculated,commentParams.showcount)}} 1 « Pg. {{commentParams.pageid}} » {{data.config.endpage}}
{{error.message}}
{{comment.error.message}}
    View More Comments {{limitCount(numnextitems_calculated,commentParams.showcount)}} / {{numnextitems_calculated}} 1 « Pg. {{commentParams.pageid}} » {{data.config.endpage}}
7. Board Game: Trickster: Champions of Time [Average Rating:6.66 Overall Rank:4598]
Bruce Miller
United States
Grand Rapids
Michigan
flag msg tools
badge
Avatar
mbmbmbmbmb
Tony -9, Lauren -11, Bruce -12, Dan -13, Jonathan -14

Lauren taught her newest acquisition, (isn’t it nice when the newest game hits the table) a trick taking card where each card has a special power. Imagine a hybrid of Diamonds, Sticheln, and Foppen and you have a good idea of how to play. We played with the suggested starting characters. Dan was the best after the first and second round, but he couldn’t overcome Tony's ruthless card play.
2 
 Thumb up
 tip
 Hide
  • [+] Dice rolls
Loading... | Locked Hide Show Unlock Lock Comment     View Previous {{limitCount(numprevitems_calculated,commentParams.showcount)}} 1 « Pg. {{commentParams.pageid}} » {{data.config.endpage}}
{{error.message}}
{{comment.error.message}}
    View More Comments {{limitCount(numnextitems_calculated,commentParams.showcount)}} / {{numnextitems_calculated}} 1 « Pg. {{commentParams.pageid}} » {{data.config.endpage}}
8. Board Game: Twins [Average Rating:6.19 Overall Rank:6829]
Bruce Miller
United States
Grand Rapids
Michigan
flag msg tools
badge
Avatar
mbmbmbmbmb
Bruce 24, Jonathan 12, Lauren 0

Jonathan taught. Players make sets of two cards from their hand of eight in four rounds of play. Each round has different penalties and benefits for winning or losing. The game ends when one player has no more Cash Points. Jonathan was well ahead after one round, but I made a comeback. Lauren won no final rounds and didn’t learn to Kenny Rogers soon enough.
1 
 Thumb up
 tip
 Hide
  • [+] Dice rolls
Loading... | Locked Hide Show Unlock Lock Comment     View Previous {{limitCount(numprevitems_calculated,commentParams.showcount)}} 1 « Pg. {{commentParams.pageid}} » {{data.config.endpage}}
{{error.message}}
{{comment.error.message}}
    View More Comments {{limitCount(numnextitems_calculated,commentParams.showcount)}} / {{numnextitems_calculated}} 1 « Pg. {{commentParams.pageid}} » {{data.config.endpage}}
Loading... | Locked Hide Show Unlock Lock Comment     View Previous {{limitCount(numprevitems_calculated,commentParams.showcount)}} 1 « Pg. {{commentParams.pageid}} » {{data.config.endpage}}
{{error.message}}
{{comment.error.message}}
    View More Comments {{limitCount(numnextitems_calculated,commentParams.showcount)}} / {{numnextitems_calculated}} 1 « Pg. {{commentParams.pageid}} » {{data.config.endpage}}
Front Page | Welcome | Contact | Privacy Policy | Terms of Service | Advertise | Support BGG | Feeds RSS
Geekdo, BoardGameGeek, the Geekdo logo, and the BoardGameGeek logo are trademarks of BoardGameGeek, LLC.