Games Played at the 2018-05-18 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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May 18, 1902 is the birthday of composer Meredith Wilson. Wilson is best know by gamers for his advertising jingle writing. Who doesn’t remember begging their parents to get the newest game after hearing, “Well, you need Trouble, my friend! Right here from Toy City! And that starts with ‘T’ and that rhymes with ‘C’ and that stands for ‘Cool!’”

Play Trouble this weekend, and celebrate Meredith Wilson! Then pop over to the geek list and tell us what else you played!
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1. Board Game: Alhambra [Average Rating:7.03 Overall Rank:409]
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5 players. Classic base game of Alhambra!

I did decently with the middle-value colour buildings. But from the start James was in the right colours of buildings to get the most points.
It was an odd game as there was a lot of ties during scoring and a lot of exact-cost double actions being made all game long.
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2. Board Game: Decrypto [Average Rating:7.80 Overall Rank:311]
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Played a game of this with Kristin on my team. We won. I doubt I would ever want to play this game the way the rules are written where the clues are very restrictive.
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3. Board Game: Explorers of the North Sea: Rocks of Ruin [Average Rating:7.96 Unranked] [Average Rating:7.96 Unranked]
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3 player. All of us new to both the base game (as well as the expansion). It didn't seem like the additional material made the game too complicated at all to figure out and learn for us though.
I guess it's sort of like Carcassonne with movement around the board and hexes instead of squares. I feel like the tiles being hexes made it very restrictive and difficult to place them most of the time; gaps could really only be filled by very specific tiles.
I ended up winning, but to be honest I did not at all feel like I was winning at any point during the game. I thought for sure James was doing really well, but he ended up in last place. I was the only one who had Viking (workers) die during the game, which gave me quite a few points, but I also was very stressed and concerned during the game that I had too many die too quickly and was not going to have enough left to actually do the raiding actions I wanted to do.
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4. Board Game: Flash Point: Fire Rescue [Average Rating:7.24 Overall Rank:263]
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We rescued the 7th person for the win, and then tried to see how many more people we could rescue, as it suggests. The 8th person was overtaken by the fire. We were able to get the 9th person outside the building but not to the ambulance. The building collapsed on the 10th person. Still, a win.
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5. Board Game: Lava Flows [Average Rating:6.67 Unranked] [Average Rating:6.67 Unranked]
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The latest Pyramid Arcade game, which I hadn't played before.
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6. Board Game: Libertalia [Average Rating:7.21 Overall Rank:318]
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My black pirate player score token disappeared. If anyone finds the small circular cardboard chit in the conference room, let me know, please.

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Wade!!!!!!
5 player.
James hated it. But I think the rest enjoyed it.
Wade was in the lead the whole game, and as I wasn't one of his neighbors I didn't have any real way to attack him other than try to convince other people to do it for me; so I came in close second. Despite starting the game by losing points on the first round, Laura ended up jumping to tie for third on the last round.
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7. Board Game: Lost Cities [Average Rating:7.15 Overall Rank:293]
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Played 3 games of this against Kristin Genchi. What a pleasant opponent.
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8. Board Game: Nippon [Average Rating:7.75 Overall Rank:249]
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Teaching this to two first time players, at a full 4 player count, can be distracting. I hung on for the win, but only by the skin of my teeth, against a very skilled Dan (sorry, didn't get his last name), who despite being optimally confused at the start, puzzled it all out quite nicely.

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9. Board Game: Oregon [Average Rating:6.78 Overall Rank:1036]
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I’m not sure what I think about this. I did really poorly, and not sure it would’ve been fun except for the company. It was frustrating for so much to rely on what card are drawn.
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10. Board Game: Pandemic [Average Rating:7.65 Overall Rank:75]
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We were close to having the fourth cure when we lost on outbreaks. We had it all planned out to win in three turns. Alas.
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11. Board Game: Roll for the Galaxy [Average Rating:7.75 Overall Rank:62]
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Blech.

I misplayed this badly. I don’t want to talk about it anymore.
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12. Board Game: Russian Railroads: American Railroads [Average Rating:8.12 Unranked] [Average Rating:8.12 Unranked]
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Well, let's just say I played this far better last week. Crushed by 100 pts, nothing new there in RRR, it's just that I'm normally one doing the crushing rather than the crushee.. soblue
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13. Board Game: Sagrada [Average Rating:7.60 Overall Rank:134]
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Wade!!!!!!

He stole victory with his leftover tokens!

I guess I did well for my first game, though.
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14. Board Game: Terraforming Mars [Average Rating:8.39 Overall Rank:4]
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4 player game against old school opponents, I won by one point. Rick Flair says Whooo!
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15. Board Game: Terraforming Mars: Hellas & Elysium [Average Rating:8.38 Unranked] [Average Rating:8.38 Unranked]
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Same four old school opponents, same one point victory for me.
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16. Board Game: Tichu [Average Rating:7.59 Overall Rank:127]
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Finished up playing Tichu. My perfect gaming night ends with a loss but fun nonetheless. Pete and I score in excess of 1000 points, unfortunately we backed up 500 or so by missing Tichus. So I go 6-1 tonight.
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17. Board Game: Tiny Epic Galaxies [Average Rating:7.41 Overall Rank:231]
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I forgot how I much I liked this. It was a good game between Alan, Scott, and me. I did win. Culture is so important.
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18. Board Game: TransAmerica [Average Rating:6.67 Overall Rank:925]
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Wade!!!!!!
6 player. 3 of us (including myself) new to this game.

I ended up being the one who fell off the board after 3 rounds. So I did the worst, but I honestly am not sure how I was supposed to do any better than I did. At least the game is short.
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19. Board Game: Zendo [Average Rating:7.29 Overall Rank:697]
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Great game, even though I wa sure that Jeff was changing the rule as we played. He wasn’t. (But I’m sure he was.)
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