Games I Remember Playing at Randycon 2008
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Another great year at Randycon made even more interesting in that it was one of the few times any of us have actually seen Randy in the past year. We seemed to be missing many of the regulars from previous years but there were some fun new people to take their place so we had about the same sized crowd it seemed. Rock Band was the video game of choice this year and seemed to be played pretty much non stop.

Once again, I didn't play nearly as many games as I thought I would but still had a great time. I started the weekend with a demo of a game called Plus 5 which a friend of ours had created and had printed up on professional card stock. It's a quick little Uno-like game with a couple of twists.

It's noon on Sunday right now and I don't think I'll be going back for the dog day afternoon sessions. I could use a little peace and quiet before going back to work tomorrow and our 2 year old daughter, who is at a swimming lesson right now, partied pretty late last night and didn't get to bed until 11:30 so she'll probably be a holy terror this afternoon and I'll most likely be needed to help out in that department.

A suggestion for future Randycons... Don't hold them on the weekend of Daylight Savings Time. Losing an hour is never something you want to do when you're going to bed at 2:00 am.
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1. Board Game: Attika [Average Rating:7.02 Overall Rank:563]
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This was the first time I'd played this and it was fun. I lost but it was a pretty contentious match with a lot of blocking and screwing. For a while, it looked like every now and then someone (myself included) was on the verge of winning but one of us always managed to find a way to keep that from happening. In the end, victory was achieve when one of us placed his last piece on the board. No complete chains were created.
 
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2. Board Game: Heroscape Expansion Set: Thaelenk Tundra [Average Rating:7.77 Unranked] [Average Rating:7.77 Unranked]
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Every year I bring the Heroscape because this is one of the few times a year I have an opportunity to play it. One year I even spent an hour or so setting up a map that was never played. This year, I managed to squeeze to games in, both using the tundra set which I have owned for a while but never used. Both times I was horribly outmatched and suffered some terrible dice luck. I'm not sure why I keep choosing the omnicron snipers since I've never had any success with them.
 
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3. Board Game: Crokinole [Average Rating:7.79 Overall Rank:75]
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This was another fun one I'd never played before. Someone brought a rather large Crokinole board to the con with them and it was a popular feature. Most of us used it to fill the time between games while we were waiting for someone to finish or start. I'm not very good at it but it was still lot of fun.
 
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