Games played at Beyond Monopoly! today Saturday 15th March 2008 - join in
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We had a good meeting today, with some good news. We are definitely buying games. An order is going into Milan Spiele now, and another order to a UK supplier. Plus, Woody has finally got his online store discount working (www.jorvikgames.co.uk) so BM! members will get a 10% discount. Hoorah!

So here is what we played today. Please add your games and comments.

The previous lists are here:
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1. Board Game: Wadi [Average Rating:6.19 Overall Rank:6903]
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Rob turned up early this time, which meant we finally got to play games together. Rob and I never get to play together. We usually spend our day coaching other people through new games, and Rob makes a point of taking games home to learn. Finally I could get rob to teach me some games.

I'd played Wadi before, but was unsure about it. Rob explained the rules and Oliver joined us for a game. I thought I was doing well, but Rob cleaned up after all. Wadi is an intersting game, but feels more like a puzzle. I want to play it some more with different layouts.
 
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2. Board Game: Zooloretto [Average Rating:6.86 Overall Rank:607] [Average Rating:6.86 Unranked]
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Rob and Oliver wanted to play Zooloretto. They'd both played it once, but we went through the rules briskly and played the most agressive game yet. We all went for Chimps and Flamingos, but I was the only Zebra buyer, and Oliver didn't keep enough cash for the end game, so I ended a clear winner. Don't tell anyone, but I had to shoot a baby Zebra.
 
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3. Board Game: Galaxy Trucker [Average Rating:7.46 Overall Rank:128]
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Oliver then coached me, Paul and Dr Keith through Galaxy Trucker, which has been a big hit at BM!. Oliver has played it alot, and even played in Bratislava with the Czech translator, and he had his building technique down pat. His ship was bristling with guns, bursting with rockets, filled with capsules and cargo bays and no messy bits. Ours were barely functional in the first round or two. Oliver raced away, blasting pirates, snaffling cargo, and ran up a massive score.

But by round three, we'd got much better at building and felt good about our chances. Little did we know. The asteroids tore us apart! It was hilarious, watching our precious ships being ripped to shreds. But I finished with 2 spacemen and two cargo, and got some cash at the end. Oliver had more money than the rest of us put together, and Paul was not impressed, but I liked it. it favours the knowledgable player, but it was a fast fun game.
 
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4. Board Game: Scotland Yard [Average Rating:6.51 Overall Rank:1063]
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We were joined by a new member John, and had a go at the classic deduction game of Scotland Yard. I was Mr X, which I really like playing. It started badly for me, with three of them close by. I pootled around, popped up and jumped away again. Paul was on me like a terrier. He talked through the options, and then where there was a choice, decided that I would have gone here. He was right every time! He predicted my second appearance and marshalled the forces against me. So I decided to hop into taxis for a while to lead them astray. Paul kept saying where I was actually planning to go, so I realised I was better off going the other way.

So now it was time for Keith to open his big mouth! Paul:I think hes gone down here, he'll be on 131. Keith: No, I think he's doubled back and will be here. Paul: You could be right. Just in case, I'll go back...

AAAAAAARRRGH! Keith was hot on my trail and I was running out of choices. I used a second black ticket, and this time Keith decided that I had taken the river boat. Again, I couldn't slip past the dragnet, and was forced to reveal with all four detectives near me. I kept one jump ahead still, and had a chnace to get away, but they just wouldn't take the wrong option, always picking my choice!! In the end, I ran out of places to hide, and they cornered me literally in the top corner.

Damnation!
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5. Board Game: Bananagrams [Average Rating:6.34 Overall Rank:1549] [Average Rating:6.34 Unranked]
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A quick couple of Bananagrams before Paul had to leave. John liked it, and mentioned it would be good for his pub.
 
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6. Board Game: HysteriCoach [Average Rating:5.87 Overall Rank:7219]
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I got Rob, Richard and new guy Roy/Ray? Chris to try Hystericoach. I coached Richard, and Rob and Ray teamed up.

ahem.

We lost 3-1. And that was with the Junior names. Richard would move a player to every single place on the pitch EXCEPT the one it was actually meant to go! We swapped places, and Richard's idea of confirming the right position had been reached was to go "Mmmmmmmm".

Ray Chris was hilarious. "Could you move a little closer to the dressing rooms perhaps? Yes, continue in that direction, not so far".

It was a very funny game, with the added benefit of lots of shouting.
 
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7. Board Game: Airships [Average Rating:6.42 Overall Rank:1624]
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I played this with Jim, who likes it a lot. He and Dan and Dan's dad other Paul (not to be confused with the previous Paul or South Paul or the other Paul) had already played once, and I was happy to join a second match. This was my third game, and this time I decided to build up my factory. More fool me, as Paul and Jim grabbed all the easy airships.

But my long term plan worked out, and I started pulling back. Jim switched to building the Zeppelin, and I tried to get the game ended to deny him points, but was unlucky. I succeded in getting Paul to snaffle the last small ship, so Jim didn't get the maximum score, but he stilled finished well up.
 
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8. Board Game: 7 Safari [Average Rating:5.26 Overall Rank:13900]
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Rob taught us Alles Fur Katz, which was another donation by the publisher. It was a nice fun game, but it for children without any real challenge for adults. Lovely graphics in the german edition.
 
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9. Board Game: Combat Commander: Europe [Average Rating:7.90 Overall Rank:102]
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I started the day with a game of CC:E with Martin, who'd asked if anyone at the club could teach it to him. I was happy to oblige - while I don't have masses of experience with this, I like it a lot.

While my days of playing lots of hex'n'counter wargames are behind me, I do enjoy this one. I really like the way that playability and unpredictability has been designed into it, not just through the well-documented card play but through a lot of other factors too. For me, too many wargame designers focus on the simulation aspects at the expense of giving the game players an enjoyable experience.

We played the first scenario 'Fat Lipki' (there are 12 scenarios in the box, plus a neat design your own sub system). So, who ended up with the fat lip? Martin got off to a great start as the Germans, but I hung on in there and after taking a lot of early losses as the Russians was able to pull off a (very tight) win at the end.

A great game - I think Martin will be acquiring his own copy soon.
 
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10. Board Game: Pandemic [Average Rating:7.66 Overall Rank:73]
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I picked this up a week or so back, and Chris, Gordon, Richard and I sat down to play this co-operative game for the first time today.

It's a very tightly balanced design, which for those who played it was a highlight of the day. We lost on the last infection card drawn by Richard (the draw is pure luck) - the group had set up Chris to win it for us on the very next play had the game lasted that long!

Simpler than some of the other co-operative games currently available, with an emphasis more on gameplay than chrome.
 
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11. Board Game: Samarkand [Average Rating:6.48 Overall Rank:2553]
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Richard tabled Samarkand (with the Isfhan expansion) for the same group that had played Pandemic. I hadn't played this before, but was very pleasantly surprised by this trading/set collecting game. Each turn was very simple, but the decision making comes into balancing the (limited) options available to you on how you move around the board to reach the squares that will help you the most, against the costs of reaching those squares.

The neat ways in which your actions affect your opponents' options raises this above the 'multiplayer solitaire' accusations often raised against this type of game (i.e. your moves don't affect your opponents, and vice versa). The Isfhan expansion helps here - I don't think the game would be as fluid or enjoyable without it. Plus I won - so yeah, a thumbs up from me!
 
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12. Board Game: Vikings [Average Rating:7.28 Overall Rank:308]
 
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Played this twice with Paul and Dan - really like the wheel mechanic . In both games we got Paul almost skint by refusing to take the low cost items which meant the wheel did not move around so he could afford the tiles /vikings he wanted. I won the first game and Dan played well in the second game to win well.

Really want to play the advanced version when I manage to get 4 people in the room that have played it.......

 
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