What we played at BAP Game Day, December 2007
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This month's get-together of Boardgame Addicts of the Peninsula (BAP), a game club in the Bay Area of California, was the biggest ever. Yesterday, we packed about 40 people packed into the usual location, with every table full! For more details about BAP, click here: http://games.groups.yahoo.com/group/boardgameaddicts/.

Here's a quick list of what we played. Fellow BAPers, please fill in where needed.
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1. Board Game: Race for the Galaxy [Average Rating:7.77 Overall Rank:48]
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RFTG has quickly occupied an important niche: the fun, quick, colorful game that you can play before breaking out another title, or play a few sessions back to back.
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2. Board Game: Combat Commander: Europe [Average Rating:7.90 Overall Rank:102]
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We had at least a couple of games of Combat Commander, including the new Mediterranean expansion. As the French, I lost by one lousy victory point, but I loved playing it again.
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3. Board Game: StarCraft: The Board Game [Average Rating:7.34 Overall Rank:339]
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Starcraft definitely has legs. We had both a 6-player and a 3-player session on Saturday.
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4. Board Game: Blue Moon City [Average Rating:7.05 Overall Rank:495]
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Thanks to Dave Veach for a teaching game of Blue Moon City.
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5. Board Game: Agricola [Average Rating:8.03 Overall Rank:16]
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Not surprisingly, this new title made an appearance.
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6. Board Game: 1960: The Making of the President [Average Rating:7.59 Overall Rank:158]
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Another game you can count on seeing. (Amazingly, I still haven't played it...)
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7. Board Game: Marvel Heroes [Average Rating:6.40 Overall Rank:1799]
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Glad to see MH make a return appearance. Wish I'd been able to play, but only so much time...
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8. Board Game: Container [Average Rating:7.12 Overall Rank:583]
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A four player teaching game. Quite wonderful.
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9. Board Game: Greentown [Average Rating:6.20 Overall Rank:7192]
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4 player teaching game. I'm afraid experience told out.
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10. Board Game: Kreta [Average Rating:6.90 Overall Rank:1356]
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4 player game with several kids.
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11. Board Game: I Go! [Average Rating:6.42 Overall Rank:2441]
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Used as a semi-filler.
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12. Board Game: Friday the 13th [Average Rating:6.46 Overall Rank:1433]
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Several hands played.
 
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13. Board Game: König von Siam [Average Rating:6.93 Overall Rank:994]
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14. Board Game: No Thanks! [Average Rating:7.04 Overall Rank:391]
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15. Board Game: Brass: Lancashire [Average Rating:8.01 Overall Rank:33]
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Two games, one 4 player and one 3 player IIRC.
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16. Board Game: Africa [Average Rating:6.00 Overall Rank:3416]
 
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Two plays; 3p with a couple youngsters.
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17. Board Game: Fairy Tale [Average Rating:6.76 Overall Rank:744]
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One play with the same two youngsters that had played Africa.
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18. Board Game: Fluxx [Average Rating:5.69 Overall Rank:6627] [Average Rating:5.69 Unranked]
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One 2p game, in which I was (fortunately for me) not involved.
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19. Board Game: Arbos [Average Rating:6.39 Overall Rank:3887]
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At least one game, populated entirely by youngsters.
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20. Board Game: Walk the Dogs [Average Rating:6.21 Overall Rank:4267]
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A couple games, again populated entirely by youngsters.
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21. Board Game: Conquest of Paradise [Average Rating:6.87 Overall Rank:1488]
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Know nothing about this other than seeing it get played.
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22. Board Game: Perikles [Average Rating:6.95 Overall Rank:1030]
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Played one 3-player game at the end of the day. An odd but interesting game.

Definitely a game you have to play once or twice to fully understand how the political and military aspects interact.
 
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23. Board Game: Ruse & Bruise [Average Rating:6.43 Overall Rank:1956]
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4 Player game, one of the people who hadn't played it before won. This is a fun little diversion.
 
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