IBG 10th Anniversary Night V (2013): Isleworth Boardgamers on 24th April, 2019
Jon Wooden
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Tonight was the fifth in our monthly series of 'IBG 10 Year Anniversary Nights', where we choose some games that were popular at the club 'back in the day'. Tonight was 2013, and so a number of games from that era hit the table, along with the obligatory 'cult of the new offering' from James... shake
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1. Board Game: Skull [Average Rating:7.20 Overall Rank:392]
Board Game: Skull
Jon Wooden
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Isleworth
Middlesex
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There was a time, back in 2013, where this was played most weeks, so it was good to see it return. (Except, for all us old-timers, it was called 'Skull & Roses' back then - which was obviously too much of a mouthful for all the young folks...)
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2. Board Game: King of Tokyo [Average Rating:7.18 Overall Rank:329]
Board Game: King of Tokyo
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Another welcome return to an old favourite. Newcomer Andrew joined in the fun, and James demonstrated how to be a cowardly custard...
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3. Board Game: Taluva [Average Rating:7.16 Overall Rank:536]
Board Game: Taluva
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Much older than 2013, but still worthy of an anniversary night outing...
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4. Board Game: Meeple War [Average Rating:6.64 Overall Rank:3085]
Board Game: Meeple War
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Meeples at war? Whatever next....?
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5. Board Game: Trains [Average Rating:7.16 Overall Rank:533] [Average Rating:7.16 Unranked]
Board Game: Trains
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This was definitely 'hot' in 2013, having only been released a few months earlier. And thanks to the 2 expansions it has stayed popular to the present day. It was a first play for Andrew, and he seems to quickly have become a convert...
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6. Board Game: Museum [Average Rating:7.25 Overall Rank:1238]
Board Game: Museum
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Gorgeous artwork, but what's the gameplay like...?
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7. Board Game: No Thanks! [Average Rating:7.05 Overall Rank:463]
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Much older than 2013, but still a classic filler...
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8. Board Game: Cryptid [Average Rating:7.50 Overall Rank:267]
Board Game: Cryptid
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Who found the Cryptid first this evening...
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9. Board Game: Tokaido [Average Rating:6.98 Overall Rank:576]
Board Game: Tokaido
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Simple beauty, thy name is Tokaido...

...and it all came down to the flip of one card to decide the winner...
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10. Board Game: The Mind [Average Rating:6.88 Overall Rank:665]
Board Game: The Mind
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Supposedly, the group playing this actually won it. But that group contained James, so I'm not sure what rule they were playing wrong...
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11. Board Game: Patronize [Average Rating:6.07 Overall Rank:7006]
Board Game: Patronize
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Paul, David and Chris played this clever trick taking game whilst waiting for the others to finish.
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12. Board Game: Hanamikoji [Average Rating:7.53 Overall Rank:213] [Average Rating:7.53 Unranked]
Board Game: Hanamikoji
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David and Paul 2 started the evening by competing for the favour of the Geishas.
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