Games Played at the 2018-03-30 CABS Meeting
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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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Happy Gaming!





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March 30, 1950 is actor Robbie Coltrane’s birthday. Coltrane is best known for his inspiring portrayal of Sister Inviolata of the Immaculate Conception, in the runaway hit movie, Nuns on the Run!

This weekend, did anyone play the game with the same name, Nuns on the Run? Let us know what other games you played on the Geeklist!
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1. Board Game: AuZtralia [Average Rating:8.09 Overall Rank:5266]
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Preview copy of a game on Kickstarter. WWI era fighting vs. the Old Ones. Combat was weird and unpredictable, maybe because it was our first play. It was ok, and I’d play it again if someone asked, but I won’t request it.

And the Old Ones defeated us.
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2. Board Game: Azul [Average Rating:8.01 Overall Rank:47] [Average Rating:8.01 Unranked]
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Not what I thought it would be.

Azul is a set collecting game about the same weight as Splendor. It’s harder to predict the end of game scores and to what extent the bonuses play into that. I’ll play it again, for sure.
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3. Board Game: Bastion [Average Rating:6.66 Overall Rank:5896]
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4. Board Game: Biosphere [Average Rating:7.47 Overall Rank:3732]
Michael Zehnal
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My second play, this time with the correct rules. Too long a game for what is happening.
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5. Board Game: Biosphere [Average Rating:7.47 Overall Rank:3732]
Peter Stein
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Decent game, A bit too fiddly for me. I managed to win what I think will be the one time I play it.
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6. Board Game: Caylus [Average Rating:7.83 Overall Rank:45]
David Morcerf
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Well the game was better than I expected...
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7. Board Game: A Column of Fire [Average Rating:6.52 Overall Rank:3833]
Brian Dudte
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8. Board Game: Evolution [Average Rating:7.24 Overall Rank:326]
David Morcerf
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Matt's fat screeching koalas kept large packs of carnivores well-fed.
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9. Board Game: Kingdomino [Average Rating:7.43 Overall Rank:186] [Average Rating:7.43 Unranked]
Jeff Wolfe
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I wasn't thinking about my challenge list when I sat down to play this, but there it is on my challenge list.
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10. Board Game: Magic Maze [Average Rating:7.32 Overall Rank:333]
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11. Board Game: The Mind [Average Rating:7.26 Overall Rank:1564]
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3 player. Don't think we made it past Level 6?
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12. Board Game: Nicht die Bohne! [Average Rating:6.37 Overall Rank:2533]
Michael Zehnal
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Not a nice game, nor one with any discernable strategy. I would rather play Pixie Queen.
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13. Board Game: Nicht die Bohne! [Average Rating:6.37 Overall Rank:2533]
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If you want to end friendships, play this. I like it.
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14. Board Game: Sagrada [Average Rating:7.66 Overall Rank:168]
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I either lost by 1 pt or lost the tie-breaker. Regardless, my second play of this was better than my first -- the tools and public objectives/goals seemed more useful/interesting.
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15. Board Game: Sentinels of the Multiverse [Average Rating:7.31 Overall Rank:269] [Average Rating:7.31 Unranked]
Jeff Wolfe
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We don't play this as much as we used to.

Four heroes against four villains. At the end, there was only one character left standing, and he had one hit point. Heroes win again.
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16. Board Game: Terra Mystica [Average Rating:8.24 Overall Rank:8]
Christopher Telcontar
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CABS School session run by Kristin. This game is a brute; as many convoluted mechanics as you can cram in a box! It's area control/adjacency bonus kind of stuff, really, but on steroids, HGH, and maybe some meth, as well. Not for the faint of heart, to be sure.
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17. Board Game: Terraforming Mars [Average Rating:8.38 Overall Rank:5]
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Ecoline squeaked a win past its competitors in a game with TR tied, but with Ecoline the more profitable of those two companies.

Nature (well, genetically enhanced versions of nature, anyways) for the win!
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18. Board Game: Terraforming Mars [Average Rating:8.38 Overall Rank:5]
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I'm never going to be any good at this game. I surrender. yuk
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19. Board Game: Ticket to Ride: Germany [Average Rating:7.76 Overall Rank:2155]
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TtR in Germany with passengers. I’m not sure why having a majority of a various “race” of meeple is encouraged, or how it improves the game. I always liked TtR because it was simple and quick. I think passengers needlessly complicate it.

I probably won’t play this map again.
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