Smiles all around: Isleworth Boardgamers on 30th January, 2019
Jon Wooden
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It was a cold, dark January evening, but suddenly through the icy mists rising from the Thames appeared a shining light - a wide, beaming smile that could only belong to one person. Yes, it was true - smiley Rob had returned to IBG after what seemed like a decade away. And he's still as nice as ever - even giving Soren the gun which he promptly used to shoot Rob between the eyes...

Ricky had also brought his brother Chris and partner Becky, so we had a fine selection of games played during the evening, with plenty of old to go with the new...
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1. Board Game: Battle Line [Average Rating:7.41 Overall Rank:237]
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Jon Wooden
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It was a sibling war, as Ricky took on Chris II in this classic 2-player game...
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2. Board Game: Piece o' Cake [Average Rating:6.62 Overall Rank:1953]
Board Game: Piece o' Cake
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Recently re-themed as a pizza game, you can't beat the original gooseberries and whipped cream...
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3. Board Game: Foldable Table Curling [Average Rating:7.21 Overall Rank:12075]
Board Game: Foldable Table Curling
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Played at the end of the room with the sloping floor, there was an even lighter touch needed tonight...
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4. Board Game: Decrypto [Average Rating:7.80 Overall Rank:101]
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Jon and David against Soren and Paul II.

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5. Board Game: The Mind [Average Rating:6.88 Overall Rank:683]
Board Game: The Mind
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Was anyone in sync...?
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6. Board Game: Imhotep: A New Dynasty [Average Rating:7.83 Unranked] [Average Rating:7.83 Unranked]
Board Game: Imhotep: A New Dynasty
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Time to try out some more new boards from the expansion. And Paul showed his mean streak by picking on poor Jon, even though Jon was at least 10 points behind anyone else at that stage...
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7. Board Game: Unfair [Average Rating:7.35 Overall Rank:741]
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Was it all the fun of the fair? I'm sure that Dan will let us know...
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8. Board Game: What the Heck? [Average Rating:6.47 Overall Rank:2345]
Board Game: What the Heck?
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Simple but always fun...
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9. Board Game: Roll to the Top! [Average Rating:6.85 Overall Rank:2524]
Board Game: Roll to the Top!
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The Roland Wright race game...
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10. Board Game: For Sale [Average Rating:7.23 Overall Rank:310]
Board Game: For Sale
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Another Reiner Knizia classic reappeared... (that was actually a Stefan Dorra classic) shake
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11. Board Game: The Quacks of Quedlinburg [Average Rating:7.84 Overall Rank:64]
Board Game: The Quacks of Quedlinburg
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Who was best at pulling tokens out of a bag?
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12. Board Game: 6 nimmt! [Average Rating:6.93 Overall Rank:600]
Board Game: 6 nimmt!
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Looking for a quick 2-player game, Soren and Jon picked this one up with a little trepidation. It can't be any good with 2, can it?
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13. Board Game: Hellapagos [Average Rating:6.64 Overall Rank:2385] [Average Rating:6.64 Unranked]
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Give David a gun and a bullet and he goes power crazy. Shame that he didn't remember to pack any water though...
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14. Board Game: Deep Sea Adventure [Average Rating:6.97 Overall Rank:662]
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Jon Wooden
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Did newcomers Chris and Becky scoff all the oxygen?
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15. Board Game: Illusion [Average Rating:6.79 Overall Rank:1336]
Board Game: Illusion
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A 5-player game that went right down to the wire. Surprisingly tense and engaging for such a simple concept. Also, the third Wolfgang Warsch offering of the evening...
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