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Because we just can't have enough, right?

This was my third Geekway, living here in St. Louis makes it easy to attend. It has its foibles, but overall the Geekway is a great time and is well run by all those who put the time and effort into it. In one point talking to Jay Little over the weekend, he marveled at what a surprisingly good gaming scene St. Louis has, and he's right. The great thing about the 150+ people who showed up to the Geekway is that a large majority of them are gaming every week right here in St. Louis.

This was also the first year that the Geekway was officially three days - all day Friday and Saturday, and a half day on Sunday. I thought previous weekend Geekways were enough but an extra day is even better.

So here's yet another list of some of the games that went on over the weekend.
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1. Board Game: Stone Age [Average Rating:7.62 Overall Rank:79]
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FRIDAY

This year I invited my brother-in-law Jeremy to make the drive out from KC to attend the Geekway with me. He's not into BGG and hasn't been hit by the game bug quite yet, but he's always been very interested in playing whatever I bring back for visits to KC. He's enjoyed nearly everything I've thrown at him, including heavyweights like Twilight Struggle and Tide of Iron, and I knew he'd enjoy the weekend.

Upon arriving Friday morning, we wandered into a game of Stone Age with Dave Craig and Mike P Whose Last Name Is Even Harder Than Mine. Sorry, Mike. Anyway, I hadn't heard anything about Stone Age at all. Nada. Turns out it's similar to Leonardo Da Vinci, but with dice rolling that sort of softens the direct competition a little. It's your typical Find The Efficient Scoring Method Euro, which I tend to find kind of blah, but this one's not bad. Despite completely screwing up the starting conditions (everyone started with no food) and getting off to a slow start, Mike once again found the quick road to victory and completely crushed everyone else. Typical.

I can't remember what the final score was, all I know is that had we not screwed up the food rule I wouldn't have lost 10 points in the first turn and THINGS WOULD HAVE TURNED OUT DIFFERENTLY, OH YES.

Would play again, might even buy it. If it's on sale.
 
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2. Board Game: Cold War: CIA vs KGB [Average Rating:6.66 Overall Rank:1096]
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After Stone Age, while others milled around looking for something to get in on, I grabbed Jeremy and the Play-to-Win copy of Cold War: CIA vs. KGB and got a game going. Hadn't played this before and was really wanting to try it, I'm fond of the quick 2-player card games. It's pretty simple, and sometimes the tactics seem to disappear in the face of the card draws, but I get the feeling that familiarization might open this game up a bit. As it was, I found a good rhythm early and went on for the decisive 100-15 win. KGB victorious, tovarisch.

Jeremy's opinion: "Ah, crap."
 
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3. Board Game: Pandemic [Average Rating:7.66 Overall Rank:73]
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Mid-day Friday my memory gets hazy, but at some point Jeremy and I got into a game of Pandemic with Jamie Miller. We set up near the front door and Jay Little wandered over and begged to get in the action. FINE. I guess since it's his event, whatever.

We got off to a pretty good start, curing one disease and making headway on the others. Naturally blue caught us unawares, a massive plague outbreak hit Western Europe and everyone died. You know, the usual.

So far I think I'm 1-for-5 in this game, which actually helps the replayability a bit. I like the fact that games only last 30-45 minutes, although it would be nice if that weren't because the game is so efficient at crushing you. Still, a fun game.
 
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4. Board Game: Colosseum [Average Rating:7.23 Overall Rank:351]
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At some point in here we had lunch, then got into another game with Jamie - the Play-to-Win copy of Colosseum. I already own this, so I wasn't interested in winning it, but it's a decent DoW game and Jeremy wanted in, so what the hell.

Jamie completely dominated the shows every turn, and by the end of the game there was barely room for all the +3 podiums on her stadium. I'm fairly certain building codes were being violated. Jeremy and I were going for the late-game Massive Colosseum Extravaganza, but all those "+3"s were looking pretty unstoppable.

At one point I brokered a deal with Jamie that not only gave me everything I needed for my show, but also garnered me a star performer bonus and took one away from Jeremy. Ha HA! Jamie promptly made a deal with him with the pieces I just gave her that gave the bonus back to him and netted her one too. Gah!!

In the end Jeremy came from behind with a fortuitous bit of die rolling that put every stinking figure in his arena and gave him something like +45 bonus points. So close...and yet I lose once again.

This is more fun with 4 or 5, but it's not bad with only 3 and takes less time too. Solid family game that'll be on my shelf for awhile.
 
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5. Board Game: Cold War: CIA vs KGB [Average Rating:6.66 Overall Rank:1096]
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After Colosseum, Jeremy demanded a rematch. The CIA once again took up arms. KGB WINS AGAIN. Closer this time, but the Soviet Intelligence Machine will not be denied.

Jeremy's opinion: "You win again? CRAP!"

Later in the weekend a few attendees were allowed to bring in games to sell, and I noticed this among Justin Honold's collection. He was willing to part with it for $5. SOLD, sir. Looking forward to digging into this one some more.
 
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6. Board Game: StarCraft: The Board Game [Average Rating:7.34 Overall Rank:341]
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It seems like at this point it must have only been mid-afternoon, but I can't recall playing anything else before the 6-player game of Starcraft we got going. Myself, Jeremy, SJ Benoist, Bryan Bess, David whose last name I can't recall (but was a very nice guy), and one other gentleman whose name I can't remember at all. I'm usually pretty good with names, for some reason a lot of this weekend is a blur.

Anyway, it was my first time playing, and although I'd heard good things about it the first few turns were somewhat confusing. I'll chalk it up to an awful lot of rules to comprehend in one explanation, and a few things that I must have missed somehow - drinking from a firehose, basically. At one point I got trapped between Bryan's Protoss and David's Humans, and my Zerg were almost completely obliterated. ALMOST. I managed to start a bit of a comeback, but the game ended before I could really get the war machine going.

This is definitely in the category of "needs a few learning games". As it was, I kind of blundered through a so-so experience. The reverse-order planning is effective in retrospect but really non-intuitive. I also was not really able to explore all the varied options for technology and unit upgrades which probably would have made things more fun. Again, experience would help. Not quite as good as I was expecting, but I'd play it again.

Jeremy's opinion: "Man, I had no idea what was going on for like the first two hours of that game."
 
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7. Board Game: Micro Mutants: Evolution [Average Rating:6.65 Overall Rank:2082]
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SATURDAY

Saturday morning saw Jeremy and I get pulled into a game of Micro Mutants: Evolution with Arthur Ryan and Andy Foulke. Again, off the Play and Win table. Had never heard of it, and the description of "combat tiddlywinks" wasn't what I would call compelling.

SURPRISE!!! The game is actually pretty damn fun. It's a total dexterity game, there's not much in the way of strategy but the different bug powers are interesting and rounds go by fast. It's a game with a lot of cheers and groans, and I'll definitely be picking this up at some point - my two boys would LOVE it. During the game, I discovered some sort of latent idiot savant tiddlywink ability and won handily. Fun, fun game.
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8. Board Game: Caylus Magna Carta [Average Rating:6.95 Overall Rank:666]
 
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After Micro Mutants Arthur came back with Caylus Magna Carta and the four of us gave this one a go. I've played several times, and while it's far better than Caylus (which I hate, HATE with the burning passion of a thousand suns) it's still a pretty dry game.

It went on much longer than most other CMC games I've played, mostly because the other players went out of their way to close up all the resource buildings and really slow things down. Andy and I tried to focus on building castle pieces, while Arthur went for the prestige buildings and card points. In the end it took almost 90 minutes and the top three scores were 38,39,40, with Arthur pulling out the win.

I was later informed that we played wrong, and did not remove pieces from the castle when nobody built there, which happened a LOT. Game should have been over much sooner. Apparently I was just keeping with my tradition of always forgetting one rule when I teach a game.

Jeremy's opinion of the game: "Dude, holy crap, that was BORING." Yep, pretty much.
 
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9. Board Game: Fury of Dracula (second edition) [Average Rating:7.17 Overall Rank:398]
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After lunch I wanted to get something on the table that I'd brought - there are plenty of games in my collection that I love, but for various reasons (usually complexity and/or playing time) don't get played very often. The Geekway is the perfect opportunity for this, as highlighted by the pre-Geekway game coordination that a lot of folks engaged in.

My two top picks were Fury of Dracula and Mare Nostrum (since I've about given up on Game of Thrones) and we decided on Fury. Jeremy took Dracula for the first time, and the hunters were played by Chuck, me, Anthony, and SJ. The thing I love about this is that it isn't really a "find Dracula" game so much as a "chase Dracula" game - the gameplay seems to put the hunters on Drac's trail pretty quickly.

No change in this game, as we picked up Jeremy's trail quickly, in part because of his risky starting location quite close to one of the hunters. He eluded us during the first night, but was caught during the second day and staked twice. Wounded and desperate, the Dark Prince took to the seas and was swiftly driven into the UK. He put up a valiant fight, but was finally cornered in Edinburgh and dispatched from the mortal world.

Great action, great tactics, great game. Unfortunately dampened somewhat by the trade table starting up right in the middle of this, which hampered things a bit as most of us were preoccupied with the trade action.

Which leads to...
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10. Board Game: Perikles [Average Rating:6.95 Overall Rank:1031]
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THE TRADE TABLE

Overall I think the trade table works pretty well. There has been some discussion on other Geekway Geeklists and I won't rehash it here. The trade table needs a method that reduces the distraction on folks who are gaming while listening for their names. Otherwise, it's great.

I put up Through the Desert, Tower of Babel, and Pizarro & Co. - three decent and very typical Euros that all come off as very dry and unexciting to me. Not bad games, but games that I haven't played in months and never seem to want to.

Through the Desert was picked up first, and I grabbed one of the two in-shrink copies of Perikles. Other than top-tier games like Battlelore, Through the Ages, or Hannibal (which I had no expectation of being able to get anyway), this was my top pick. Unfortunately I didn't pick fellow St. Louis gamer Mike P's copy of Perikles. Sorry, Mike.*

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11. Board Game: Blood Feud in New York [Average Rating:6.12 Overall Rank:4205]
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Tower of Babel went next, and I grabbed the last remaining copy of Blood Feud in New York. I've never played it, but it just sounds like too cool a game not to give it a try. Gotta balance out the cutesy Euros in our meetups and all that. I'm a HUGE fan of Bootleggers, so the idea of another mobster game, especially one where you get to assassinate people and steal things, sounded pretty good.
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12. Board Game: Axis & Allies: D-Day [Average Rating:6.41 Overall Rank:2095]
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Pizarro went last, and I grabbed Axis & Allies: D-Day. It was either this or Return of the Heroes, and I already have Runebound. Granted, I also already have Memoir '44, Axis and Allies, and Tide of Iron, so maybe I didn't need yet ANOTHER WWII game, but what the hell.
 
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13. Board Game: Pandemic [Average Rating:7.66 Overall Rank:73]
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After the trade table, we got into another game of Pandemic. Same old same old - cure a disease or three, things are looking up, make your vacation plans, then WHAM. Ebola turns the entire human population into so much goo.

We played this game without bothering to keep cards secret, and now I can't really figure out why that rule's in there to begin with.

Still a good game that I'd like to have.
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14. Board Game: Micro Mutants: Evolution [Average Rating:6.65 Overall Rank:2082]
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After Pandemic, I wandered into a second game of Micro Mutants with Joe Peterson, Marshall Philips, and a third guy I can't recall. My previously unearthed tiddlywink prowess deserted me this time, but I still managed to pull out a close win. I don't think this group had quite as much fun with it as the first group did, but I still like it.

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15. Board Game: TurfMaster [Average Rating:7.22 Overall Rank:1366]
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For the evening, Chuck pulled me into a game of Turfmaster that Jim Paprocki was running. It was a full game of 8, with myself, Chuck, Jim, Matt Becker, Chad Krizan, Scott Reed, and a couple other guys. My first time playing, and overall it was a pretty good game. The last race's near five-way tie for third place was especially good.

However, I couldn't help but recall a game of The Really Nasty Horse Racing Game several years ago with the St. Louis Meetup group - a game which descended into near-constant hilarity by the last couple of races when everyone bet on someone else's horse, and therefore everyone was trying to intentionally lose. Take Turfmaster (which is great with the alternate die-rolling and card playing) and add the ability to wager and screw with each others' horses, and the game would be a blast.

We need to play that Really Nasty game again, that was a riot.
 
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16. Board Game: Last Night on Earth: The Zombie Game [Average Rating:7.00 Overall Rank:533] [Average Rating:7.00 Unranked]
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Last Game of the Night was Last Night on Earth, with myself, Mark, Mike, Tony, and Joe. If you haven't played this yet, DO IT. Very, very fun with lots of seat-of-your-pants moments. I've had some pretty crushing defeats in the game, to the point that I suspect some sort of paranormal vendetta, but it never seems to dampen my enthusiasm. Although I have played this so much lately that I could probably use a recuperative break. Or to give the game time to forget how much it HATES MY ASS.
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17. Board Game: Tide of Iron [Average Rating:7.24 Overall Rank:582]
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SUNDAY

Jeremy had to head back to KC Sunday afternoon, so we only planned to stay through the Play-to-Win drawings. We had about three hours, so we broke out Tide of Iron as our only play of the day. Jeremy took the U.S. and I took the Germans for the Stavelot Express scenario, in which the U.S. attempts to hold back the German advance of 45,000 tanks with approximately 12 men.

I'm sure there are tactics that could have been used to slow down the German armor. The U.S. has several anti-tank units, a lot of entrenchments, some hidden squads, and a handful of vehicles. I'll blame it on lack of familiarity with the game and its myriad options for tactics, as the German armor basically shelled the U.S. defenders into oblivion, then jauntily rumbled down the road to victory. Despite this, we both had a great time and it was a good cap to the weekend and Jeremy's first experience at a game convention like this.

Final verdict from Jeremy Smith, burgeoning gamer and first time Geekway attendee: "Had a freakin' awesome time."
 
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18. Board Game: And the Winner is... [Average Rating:5.00 Unranked]
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So the last order of the day was the Play-to-Win drawing. Jeremy and I were both entered in a handful of decent games - Pandemic, Cold War: CIA vs. KGB, Colosseum, Micro Mutants, Stone Age - and here's what we won:

JACK CRAP.

Oh sure, I won a copy of Conquest of Pangea, aka "Jay Moore's Favoritest Game Ever", but considering I had to lug that all the way out to the car, I think I'm actually worse off.

There were obviously a lot of people who played nothing but games from the Play to Win table, because a lot of the same names came up over and over and several people won multiple games. The sponsor support was fantastic, and there was a wide variety of options to win.

However, given how many people played the games, I think next year there ought to be a limit of one win per attendee. Spread it around a little more. Maybe my perceptions are wrong, but it seemed like there were at least 3-4 people who won two games out of maybe two dozen that were given away.

Or maybe I'm just bitter because I wanted that copy of Micro Mutants.

Anyway, Geekway to the West 2008 - HUGE SUCCESS.

And man, it takes awhile to type one of these Geeklists out. No wonder I haven't done it before now.
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