GRAB Regular Tuesday Gaming 11/14/17
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Roll Call: Beth, Lauren, Mary, James, Tony, Bruce, Jonathan, Matt R, Sebastian, Vann

Small talk: pet eating habits, cats who misidentify member of household as cats, calling Matt for all of your needs, GRAB emeritus memebers, games similar to ricochet robots, fourteen games in one box, papa johns is the best job ever, when the daughter's boyfriend is living with you (spoiler: lots of fun), students make the same mistake every year, should the exam be given before break or after

Music: XM Spa, XM Sinatra
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1. Board Game: Einstein: His Amazing Life and Incomparable Science [Average Rating:6.84 Overall Rank:3911]
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Matt 34, Beth 34, Jonathan 27, Lauren 18

Matt won on the lame tie breaker, Beth would play agian.
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2. Board Game: Sagrada [Average Rating:7.66 Overall Rank:168]
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Tony 60, Sebastian 52, Mary 44

"Mary and Tony each had a hole in thier windows. We played the official private scoring scoring rather than JC's half point variant.
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3. Board Game: Mint Works [Average Rating:7.28 Overall Rank:658]
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Game One
Tony 8, Sebastian 5, Jonthan 5
Specials: Temp Agency, Swap Meet

Game Two
Tony 8, Jonathan 7, Sebastian 4
Specials: Recycler, Crowdfunder
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4. Board Game: Circus Flohcati [Average Rating:6.65 Overall Rank:1363]
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Game One
Bruce 84, Beth 69, Lauren 62

Ended with Grand March

Game Two
Lauren 109, Beth 83, Bruce 83

Ended with Grand March
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5. Board Game: Mutant Meeples [Average Rating:6.67 Overall Rank:2298]
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Lauren 6, Matt 4, Tony 3, Sebastian 3, Jonathan 3, Beth 3

"Information overload compared with Ricochet Robots."
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6. Board Game: NMBR 9 [Average Rating:7.03 Overall Rank:815]
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Jonathan 113, Sebastian 103, Lauren 96, Matt 90, Tony 85

Played with both Essen tile expansions.
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7. Board Game: Foppen [Average Rating:6.60 Overall Rank:3331]
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Bruce -5, James -9, Matt -11, Lauren -11, Sebastian -16, Beth -46
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8. Board Game: Cities of Splendor [Average Rating:7.50 Unranked] [Average Rating:7.50 Unranked]
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James 27, Sebastian 13, Matt 12
 
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9. Board Game: Calimala [Average Rating:7.27 Overall Rank:1563]
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James 43, Bruce 37, Vann 29

We had a few rules questions, during and afterward. This games leaves players with a sense of "what happened, and how could I do better in the future?" which doesn't excite players to try this one agian.
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Lauren & James 1225 successes 4, failures 1
Matt & Bruce 875 successes 4, failures 2

"I would rather lose in four hands than to suffer like this." Many bombs, James had two in one hand.
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11. Board Game: Bad Grandmas [Average Rating:4.82 Unranked]
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Lauren wins, Bruce doesn't.

Two player trick taking card game.
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Mary 57, Tony 52, Vann 50, Jonathan 27

Jonathan taught.
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