22 plays, 20 games, 4 days - Yes, another BGG.con list
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For those not yet tired of all the "How I spent my BGG.con" lists here is yet another. I managed to squeeze in 19 different games this year which is not bad at all considering Sunday I only had time for one before heading to the airport. I got to see some of you I met last year as well as meet some of you this year for the first time. It is amazing how nice everyone is and how easy everyone makes it (for the most part) to walk up to a table of complete strangers and be invited to sit right down and join in. I tried to make note of the names of the people i played with but typically it was your first name and not your bgg name so feel free to comment if you played anything with me.
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1. Board Game: Thebes [Average Rating:7.17 Overall Rank:375]
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First up was Thebes with fellow NJ gamers Brian, Michele and Heather. This one was new to me and I have to say it was a great way to start off the con. I really enjoyed the integration of the theme, the time tracking/player turn mechanic and was not bothered in the least by the luck of the draw element. I wouldn't hesitate to add this to my collection.
 
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2. Board Game: Race for the Galaxy [Average Rating:7.77 Overall Rank:48]
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Next up was a stop at the Rio Grande tables where i was fortunate enough to learn this one from Jay himself. To me, judging on one play this one lacked any real player interaction. I felt I had to spend more time looking at the chart to figure out what cards did what then actually playing my cards. That said, I don't think I can fairly judge this one without another play which i would definitely be willing to give it.
 
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3. Board Game: In the Year of the Dragon [Average Rating:7.40 Overall Rank:219]
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This one was on my list heading into the con so i was happy to find an open seat to try it out. I played with Mary P., Kendall and a couple whose names i forgot to write down (sorry guys!). When I first walked away from this one my thoughts were it was an OK game. The more I thought about it though I think I enjoyed it more than I first realized. It was tense in that you had to balance planning ahead for upcoming events while trying to hire your people at the right time to be able to use them optimally before losing them, because at least for me it seemed I was always losing someone. Some good strategy and mechanics with the people track as well. This one could become a purchase.
 
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4. Board Game: The Battle for Hill 218 [Average Rating:6.66 Overall Rank:1474]
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I played a demo game of this with Chad Ellis from Your Move Games. It was a fun abstract card game with a military theme that actually fit it extremely well. I swung back around on Sunday to pick it up but the table was empty at that point.
 
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5. Board Game: Keythedral [Average Rating:7.08 Overall Rank:681]
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This one is a favorite of mine so I couldn't pass up the chance to play it with Darlok, Senior Swanky and Dana.
 
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6. Board Game: Ultimate Werewolf: Whitebox Edition [Average Rating:6.21 Overall Rank:8796]
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I had actually never played a game of this before so I took the opportunity to join a newbie game they were running. I was a werewolf and made it down to only 4 people left before being lynched.
 
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7. Board Game: Fire & Axe: A Viking Saga [Average Rating:7.02 Overall Rank:759]
 
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I carried this around Thursday night and was approached by 4-5 different people who wanted to play so I promised them I'd read the rules that night and we'd play in the morning. Two of them showed, two didn't but were quickly replaced. I enjoyed this one, the theme worked well too but I thought the end game scoring was a bit off and caused huge swings in the scores.
 
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8. Board Game: Agricola [Average Rating:8.03 Overall Rank:16]
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Stephanie (songlian) was kind enough to walk us through this one before racing off to the puzzle hunt. This was probably the hit of the con for me (and just about everyone else it seems), certainly lived up to the hype. Multiple paths to scoring and lots of choices each turn made this one a winner.
 
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9. Board Game: Poker [Average Rating:6.70 Overall Rank:863]
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Played in the tournament, busted out early, 'nuff said.
 
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10. Board Game: Animalia [Average Rating:6.23 Overall Rank:3488]
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James, Simon and I unwound with this one Friday night. This one will be on my short list of purchases. Great little filler with killer artwork. The burglar or thief cards look as if Mark Ryden was doing the animals. Great looking game.
 
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11. Board Game: Oregon [Average Rating:6.78 Overall Rank:986]
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I have seen this one summed up elsewhere and would agree: Carcassonne + Oasis = Oregon.
 
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12. Board Game: The Pillars of the Earth [Average Rating:7.31 Overall Rank:230]
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Another favorite of mine so I could not pass up the opportunity to get a game in with Stephanie and Brian Yu. I lost this one on the tie-breaker...grumble grumble.
 
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13. Board Game: Jungle Speed [Average Rating:6.56 Overall Rank:1049]
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No bgg.con experience would be complete without a game of Jungle Speed with Mischa (rossum). Darlok, Mischa, Nuclear Nick, Judson and others made this one a great time. If you have the chance to play Jungle Speed with Mischa do not hesitate. You will be amazed at his deceptive reflexes and probably break a finger or two.
 
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14. Board Game: Moai [Average Rating:6.24 Overall Rank:5318]
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Saturday started off with a game of Moai. I knew little about this one going in and was pleasantly surprised. It's basically a blind bidding game that starts off friendly enough and then gets really nasty and has lots of opportunity for messing with your fellow players. I lost this one in the final round due to a card played against me, good stuff.
 
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15. Board Game: Amyitis [Average Rating:6.98 Overall Rank:794]
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This was probably the game I was most looking forward to playing this year. Brian Yu was nice enough to teach this one to us and I was able to pull off a 1 point win at the end. Deeper than Yspahan, multiple ways to score and multiple strategies to try, this will be a purchase for me.
 
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16. Board Game: El Capitán [Average Rating:6.82 Overall Rank:1251]
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Beautiful looking game. This one played well, I could not keep my economy going the first two rounds so that made it a challenge but in the third round I found my stride and did pretty well. I look forward to trying this again.
 
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17. Board Game: Ys [Average Rating:6.93 Overall Rank:900]
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I like the other Ystari games so had been looking to try this one for awhile. I'm not sure I liked it that much but would want to give it another try before passing judgement since I was tired and hungry by the time i played and it was a bit more involved than i would have thought.
 
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18. Board Game: Unpublished Prototype [Average Rating:6.96 Overall Rank:2240]
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Longships - Tyler Sigman

A viking themed game with some pretty neat mechanics. Great weather system that affects different areas of the board, really good damage system for your boats as well. The loading mechanic for your ships is neat too. I look forward to seeing how this one progresses.
 
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19. Board Game: Kingsburg [Average Rating:7.23 Overall Rank:266]
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Greg Schloesser taught us this one. This was another of the hits for me. A variation on the dice mechanic I like from Yspahan but with a lot more choices to be made. Definitely on the list to add to my collection.
 
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20. Board Game: Thebes [Average Rating:7.17 Overall Rank:375]
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I had time to squeeze in one last game sunday morning before flying out so it was fitting to end it with a second playing of Thebes.
 
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21. Board Game: Ca$h 'n Gun$: Live [Average Rating:6.40 Overall Rank:3970]
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Heading off to my room i was pulled into a game of Cash n Gun$ live. I liked this more than the regular version though it seemed to lack the smack talk that seemed to go on in the other one. Could be because it was 3am. Sadly, I was killed by a grenade.
 
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