What does a pregnant woman, a Brit, a non-100 thumb geeklister, and me all have in common?
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We played a marathon gaming day yesterday (1/26/08).... that's what.

It was exciting. stormseeker75 and his fiancée borchardbianca traveled the hour and a half to Becky and my house in Pennsylvania for a day of gaming.

It was a great experience. I personally had never set up a game day with someone I've never met before... but the four of us hit it off right away.

So Becky (the pregnant woman), Bianca (the Brit), Steve (who has yet to hit 100 thumbs in a GeekList ) and I all sat down for an 8 (or so) hour session.

Enjoy the read.

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1. Board Game: Ubongo [Average Rating:6.74 Overall Rank:827]
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The gaming started with Ubongo... Becky and I had never played and I asked Steve to bring it so I can try to convince Becky to buy it... well... it worked.

We played two games. One easy and one difficult. Becky won one and Steve the other.

It was a great game. The best part was when Becky totally screwed up Bianca by taking from a row she wanted. I'd never seen someone so miffed, it was quite funny.

Becky is a really competitive person, so we warned Steve and Bianca... it showed.
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2. Board Game: Enemy Chocolatier [Average Rating:6.65 Overall Rank:3544]
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I had also asked Steve to bring this game. I had heard good things about it.

None of us had played at all, so it was interesting to try to figure out the game.

Becky took us all by surprise and beat us twice! She was unstoppable.

Its an interesting game that my wife made me order last night so we would have a copy ourselves.
 
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3. Board Game: Zooloretto [Average Rating:6.86 Overall Rank:606] [Average Rating:6.86 Unranked]
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Steve and Bianca wanted to try this game. They do not like Coloretto very much, but still wanted to try this one.

We played with no expansions.

They picked up on it really quickly and both became a force to be reckoned with.

I ended up winning though.
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Becky had to get going to work. So it was just the three of us left.

We decided to play this game.

It was an interesting game that I got completely hosed in.

I was fighting for last the whole time.

Steve won, easily.
 
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After a card game, they wanted to play something new.

So I broke out this one.

This game is a great end of the night game. I told them not to take it too seriously... its just a fun game.

They both enjoyed it and we had fun making fun of each other for getting nothing in the draws.

Steve won yet again, because of some lucky draws.
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Finally it was around 7:00 and Becky was to come home from work.

The three of us were basically shooting the breeze after a quick tutorial of this game to me.

Right as we were to begin, Becky walked through the door so we quickly taught her to have a final 4 player game.

We played twice and both times Bianca absolutely wrecked us.
 
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Overall it was a great game day. 9 games played by us. Very friendly and very fun.

After Steve and Bianca left, Becky and I had one final game of the night. I won by only 8 points.
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