Games Played at the 2017 CABS After Turkey Day Game Feast!
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This Geeklist chronicles some of the many games played at this weekly meeting of the Columbus Area Boardgaming Society.

The Columbus Area Boardgaming Society (CABS) is a club dedicated to boardgaming in central Ohio. The club started as a group of 15 friends back in 1997. Since then, CABS has grown to over 400 members with meetings almost every weekend. Our members play everything from Eurogames to Wargames to light family games. Our club also maintains a library of over a thousand games, which members can "check-out", just like any public library.

Come visit us at a weekly meeting. Your first meeting is FREE!

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1. Board Game: 1000 Blank White Cards [Average Rating:6.70 Overall Rank:2836]
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2. Board Game: Age of Renaissance [Average Rating:7.11 Overall Rank:872]
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After long delay, finally got to play this classic. It's a pretty hefty game. I have to thank Jeff H., an experience AoR player, for joining with us because I don't think we would have gotten far without his knowledge and help. It's like Civ but with more conflict. Thanks Marc, Tim and Bea for playing. Thanks Donna for your persistence in reminding me that we need to play this game. I am glad we finally did, and I want to play it again soon (especially since I came in last- just barely staying in positive point territory).
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3. Board Game: Aquarius [Average Rating:5.99 Overall Rank:3456]
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4. Board Game: At the Gates of Loyang [Average Rating:7.39 Overall Rank:238]
David Morcerf
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Not really my type of game. -- Feel like for how I was playing I should not have been so close in score at the end. Aaron made it sound like in general people end up all being around the same score every time?
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5. Board Game: Biblios [Average Rating:7.23 Overall Rank:288]
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Twice tonight, first time went to a tiebreaker. It's really amazing how differently this game can play so many times.
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6. Board Game: Can't Stop [Average Rating:6.84 Overall Rank:621]
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7. Board Game: Can't Stop [Average Rating:6.84 Overall Rank:621]
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Another classic. Playing it always makes me think of Bud, who mocks when I stop with 7s. Lol.

I earned a win when I couldn't stop and rolled a lucky "snake eyes" to complete the 2s!
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8. Board Game: Can't Stop [Average Rating:6.84 Overall Rank:621]
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Won two games of this. What can I say my dice were hot on Friday.
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9. Board Game: Citadels [Average Rating:7.12 Overall Rank:316]
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Finally! I got it on the table! Just a 3 player game. we like it. I take out the assassin card and sub in the witch card, so it's not so devastating when it comes up. I've almost sold this several times. I'm not certain it was worth the wait, but I'm glad I finally got to try it out.
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10. Board Game: Clank!: A Deck-Building Adventure [Average Rating:7.90 Overall Rank:59]
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11. Board Game: Clans of Caledonia [Average Rating:8.16 Overall Rank:60]
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James broke out his copy of this new game. Pretty good. Not sure if the clans are fully balanced, but no way to tell from one play. Very high quality components. -- And played much faster than we were warned it would take.
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12. Board Game: Color Wheel [Average Rating:6.70 Overall Rank:9336]
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13. Board Game: Commands & Colors Tricorne: The American Revolution [Average Rating:8.68 Overall Rank:4217]
Peter Stein
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If you like the others in the series, you should give this a try. A much better way of spending a Saturday instead of watching some stupid football game.
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14. Board Game: Conspiracy! [Average Rating:7.33 Overall Rank:7120]
Anton Wilsbach
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Basically it's rummy with suits that have special abilities and a few action cards sprinkled in to mix things up. Once again, I liked it but I don't think anyone else did.
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15. Board Game: Dice Forge [Average Rating:7.40 Overall Rank:352]
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16. Board Game: Dominion [Average Rating:7.67 Overall Rank:72] [Average Rating:7.67 Unranked]
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17. Board Game: The Dresden Files Cooperative Card Game [Average Rating:7.20 Overall Rank:1470]
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Played two games in Grave Peril. List the first in the Showdown, crushed the second!
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18. Board Game: Escape from Colditz [Average Rating:6.64 Overall Rank:1434]
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Another classic game that I have read about but never had the chance to play- until I did! Basically, players are allied POWs trying to escape from a German prison (Colditz Castle- a real place that was really used as a POW prison during WW2) with one player playing the part of the Germans. There is no hidden movement, but rather the allied players try to coordinate their activities in order to stretch the resources of the guards as much as possible. When the moment is right, you make your run for freedom and hope you don't get shot down. Movement is dice roll based, exploding on doubles, so the "right moment" is usually when you roll an exceptionally high movement.

The game's mechanics definitely show its age and the updated version doesn't seem to have closed many of the rules holes of the original version. Also, I spent most of the game locked in solitary because I could not roll doubles to get out. That said, I enjoyed it and would gladly play it (albeit using much different tactics) again.
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19. Board Game: Escape: The Curse of the Temple [Average Rating:7.06 Overall Rank:421]
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20. Board Game: Firefly Fluxx [Average Rating:6.68 Overall Rank:2554]
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21. Board Game: Firefly: The Game [Average Rating:7.40 Overall Rank:276]
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It seems odd to play my own game at CABS with people I brought with me in my own car, but sometimes that's the only way to get a game to the table! Plus I was hoping to introduce the game to Bill, but our schedules didn't sync up. Another time, Bill!

We tried a new-to-us, longer scenario. I raced through the first goal way ahead of everyone else, then failed repeatedly on the last two, while the other players caught up. Ultimately I managed to roll a "3" (after maybe 12 failures?) to win the game.

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22. Board Game: Freeze Tag [Average Rating:6.88 Unranked]
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23. Board Game: H.I.D.E.: Hidden Identity Dice Espionage [Average Rating:5.96 Overall Rank:9102]
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I kind of liked it, but I don't think anybody else did.
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24. Board Game: Hanamikoji [Average Rating:7.54 Overall Rank:317]
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Such a good 2p game.
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25. Board Game: History of the World [Average Rating:7.13 Overall Rank:597]
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The original AH version. I won running away in what I suspect will be the last time I play this.
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