La Crosse Board Game Night - Games Played 3-26-08
Rick Rodrick
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It has been fun to see the La Crosse boardgame group develop so quickly. It's hard to believe that we have gathered such a faithful following in such a relatively short time.

This Wednesday night we had outstanding attendance once again. Eighteen gamers joined us for at least one game. Several played many games. We had quite a wide variety of games played, seven in all. Ten total games were played.

One unique dynamic for us this night was that two tables played games were no one at the table knew the game. Usually we have at least one "experienced" player who teaches any others who don't know the game. Tonight Princes of Florence and Seafarers of Catan were both started without benefit of a guide. The tables seemed to do just fine although the games probably took a bit longer than usual.

Gamers present and accounted for were Mike, Adrienne, James, Derek M.,John, Derek K., Brian, Amy, Travis, Nick, Mark, Dennis, Dave, Laura, Betsy, Sydney, Camile, and Rick. If memory serves me correctly Mark and Camile were the newcomers.

An up to date schedule of our meetings can be found at our meetup.com page:
www.boardgames.meetup.com/495

Our guild on BGG can be found at:
http://www.boardgamegeek.com/guild/433

If you are in the La Crosse, Wisconsin area you're invited to join us on Wednesday or Thursday night!

Here are the games we played:
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1. Board Game: Catan: Seafarers [Average Rating:7.17 Unranked] [Average Rating:7.17 Unranked]
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This was the first play of Seafarers at a Game Night. Adrienne, James, and Derek M. had a few games of Settlers between them so they weren't in totally new territory but it was the first Seafarers for all. This was the first of six games for this ambitious four. Adrienne started off the night on the right foot and won convincingly.

Scores:
Adrienne 13
James 3
Mike 10
Derek M. 8
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2. Board Game: The Princes of Florence [Average Rating:7.57 Overall Rank:116]
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Princes of Florence was likewise a self-taught situation. Neither Nick nor Laura nor Dennis nor Dave nor Laura had ever played the game before. They started slowly but came up to speed by the end of the game. The only question that really remained was "what game was Laura playing?" She sure looked like she knew what she was doing. Dennis did know what he was doing and emerged the winner.

Scores
Nick 43
Mark 41
Dennis 53
Dave 47
Laura 28
 
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3. Board Game: Shogun [Average Rating:7.56 Overall Rank:127]
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The "long game" was Shogun. The players had the board up against the wall and stood for much of the game. It had a real "old school gamer" look to it. The game did take a pretty long time as they finished up only shortly before we had to call it a night. Amy would like to point out that she finished ahead of John and Travis. Brian made a nice run but the tower was kindest to Derek K. who was the winner.

Scores:
John 31
Derek K. 44
Brian 41
Amy 33
Travis 30
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4. Board Game: Ra [Average Rating:7.47 Overall Rank:135]
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Another first time game for Game Night. Our college students, Betsy and Sydney, returned, grabbed a friend (Camille) who was studying in the coffee shop, and sat down for a game of Ra. They were joined by Rick who taught the game. The sun god shined on Betsy as she won handily.

Scores:
Betsy 56
Sydney 24
Camille 39
Rick 24
 
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5. Board Game: TransAmerica [Average Rating:6.66 Overall Rank:897]
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Second games for all but the Shogun table commenced. The Princes of Florence players moved to this game. I have that Dave, Laura, and Mark played but I'm not sure that is right. I think it might have been Nick as Laura and Nick are sort of a package deal and Nick's name doesn't appear on any other game. As for the game, all I know is that Dave won.

Scores:
Dave won
Laura lost
Mark lost
 
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6. Board Game: No Thanks! [Average Rating:7.04 Overall Rank:391]
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The Seafarers gang moved on to this quick filler. It was so quick that they played three games and still played For Sale twice after. It did look like they were having fun, however. The first official Game Night spill on the game table occurred in this game to be followed by the second official Game Night spill on the table a few moments later on Shogun. As far as we know these spills were unrelated. Adrienne won the first and second games while Derek M won the third.

Scores Game one Game Two Game Three
Adrienne 12 23 33
James 57 28 52
Mike 27 145 48
Derek M. 68 60 21
 
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7. Board Game: For Sale [Average Rating:7.22 Overall Rank:261]
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The final games for the Seafarers crowd were two games of this Game Night favorite filler. The games were close but Mike ended his evening drought be claiming victory in both of the For Sale games with nearly identical scores.

Scores:
game one
Adrienne 65
James 52
Mike 75
Derek M. 59

game two
Adrienne 74
James 53
Mike 76
Derek M. 29
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