What I played last week - June 16-22, 2008
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Die Ärzte, Bad Religioon, Bauhaus, Dom Perignon, In Extremo, Joy Division, Lacrimosa, New Model Army, Nirvana, Officine Panerai, Placebo, Rammstein, The Sisters of Mercy, Smashing Pumpkins, The Cure, The Mission, Die Toten Hosen, Umbra et Imago
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Last week I had several occasions to play with some friends and with my wife.
So I would call it a good week (at least from a gaming perspective).
We had a lot of fun, and already planned some new events.
Ok, but now let's have a look on what we did ...
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1. Board Game: Tigris & Euphrates [Average Rating:7.71 Overall Rank:70]
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Die Ärzte, Bad Religioon, Bauhaus, Dom Perignon, In Extremo, Joy Division, Lacrimosa, New Model Army, Nirvana, Officine Panerai, Placebo, Rammstein, The Sisters of Mercy, Smashing Pumpkins, The Cure, The Mission, Die Toten Hosen, Umbra et Imago
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We started on Monday with this classical Knizia game. It's always a pleasure playing this one with the right people.
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2. Board Game: Attila [Average Rating:6.51 Overall Rank:1830]
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Die Ärzte, Bad Religioon, Bauhaus, Dom Perignon, In Extremo, Joy Division, Lacrimosa, New Model Army, Nirvana, Officine Panerai, Placebo, Rammstein, The Sisters of Mercy, Smashing Pumpkins, The Cure, The Mission, Die Toten Hosen, Umbra et Imago
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Still on Monday we choose a lighter one to finish. I don't know why we do not play this one on a regular basis. We all acknowledged that we should put it on the table on a regular basis.
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3. Board Game: Tribune: Primus Inter Pares [Average Rating:7.24 Overall Rank:466]
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We had a short break for football reason (EM 2008 is still running) and started over on Thursday with Tribune. It was the first time for all players with this game and as we discovered it togehter it needed some time but we had a lot of fun, until the moment one of us announced his victory while all others only had completed one or zero victory conditions. We decided to play in the same combination again and pay more attention to the actions of other players.
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4. Board Game: Louis XIV [Average Rating:7.10 Overall Rank:526]
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Most of my Louis XIV games were with 2 players. This time we were 4 like for the previous Tribune and despite the fact that I was the only one knowing the game, I was not able to take advantage of my experience to win. The play is definitely different with 4 players but still a very good game. Unfortunatly we had to stop after this one, because my opponents had to work the next day.
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5. Board Game: Hey, That's My Fish! [Average Rating:6.75 Overall Rank:670]
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On Friday we started the monthly Vendanjeux session with the tiny and easy penguin game because we had some occasional gamers. All were surprised by the easy rules and everybody enjoyed the game.
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6. Board Game: Animalia [Average Rating:6.23 Overall Rank:3488]
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After a drink we went on with animalia. Again, great success with the easy rules and cute drawings on the cards. Five players is definately the right number of players for this game.
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7. Board Game: Amun-Re [Average Rating:7.35 Overall Rank:260]
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And finally we had an Amun-Re with people used to this kind of games.
5 players and a very thight score (4 points between the winner and the third player) marked the highlight of our game night.
Why is this game night now coming to a two months sommer break?
But we will be there at the September session, no doubt.
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8. Board Game: Shanghaien [Average Rating:6.60 Overall Rank:1963]
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I introduced my wife to the new Michael Schacht game Shanghaien this week. She liked it from the first game on, so we had some other games throughout the week. Very balanced score until now: She won only 50% of the games. Normally she starts winning, until I set up some experience to counter her intuition.
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9. Board Game: The Bucket King [Average Rating:6.33 Overall Rank:2164]
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And finally some buckets at the end of the week. Not the greatest game on earth, but a good filler. Even more funny at BSW with the sound.
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10. Board Game: TransAmerica [Average Rating:6.67 Overall Rank:893]
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Of course, I should complete this list with some BSW games I had inbetween, like Transamerika, Geister, 6 nimmt, Meuterer, Einfach Genial, Lost Cities, etc.
But I wanted this list to focus on the real-life-games, so please consider this last item just as illustrative and not exhaustive of my BSW activity.
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