Labor Day 2008 Session Report
Elliot Kravitz
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Gaming at the Admiral House (Half Moon Bay, Croton on Hudson) at Ally & Elliot's place.
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1. Board Game: China [Average Rating:7.02 Overall Rank:630]
Elliot Kravitz
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Well, as usual my note-keeping leaves much to be desired. Still, I'll do my best to relay what was played, etc. Please, feel free to add comments if I've gotten anything wrong (or otherwise feel so inclined).

I first played China at Barnes & Noble at the last NWBGG meeting. I liked it and when David mentioned it was out of print I figured I better try to pick me up a copy (which I managed to do on Amazon). Anyhow, it's a good game, with easy rules but lots of strategy to be considered, mostly due to funky Knizia-like scoring. Also, it can be played pretty rapidly, despite the decisions to be made, once everyone knows the rules. This game hit the table three times today.

Game 1
Wilfried (purple, as black is not a choice) - 66
Elliot (red) - 49
Alec (yellow) - 46
Fred (blue) - 31
Ally (green) - 23
 
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2. Board Game: China [Average Rating:7.02 Overall Rank:630]
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Game 2
Played by Vince (winner), then Leesa, then Fred, while the rest of played a somewhat longer game (Kingsburg).
 
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3. Board Game: No Thanks! [Average Rating:7.04 Overall Rank:391]
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This filler game hit the table twice, the first time being between Leesa (winner), Vince and Fred, who played while Kingsburg continued.
 
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4. Board Game: Skip-Bo [Average Rating:5.37 Overall Rank:15161]
Elliot Kravitz
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Vince, Leesa and Fred continued playing shorter games while we were playing Kingsburg. I don't have any further details.
 
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5. Board Game: Kingsburg [Average Rating:7.23 Overall Rank:266]
Elliot Kravitz
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Ok, while Vince, Leesa and Fred were playing all those games, we defended the realm of Kingsburg:

Elliot (red) - 44
Alec (yellow) - 40
Ally (green) - 29
Wilfried (black) - 26
 
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6. Board Game: No Thanks! [Average Rating:7.04 Overall Rank:391]
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My friend Catie from Santa Cruz, CA joined us and while we were waiting for the Skip-Bo game to finish we played No Thanks! I ended up winning with 0 points, a first for me.

Elliot - 0
Catie - 22
Wilfried - 24
Ally - 28
Alec - 38
 
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7. Board Game: Saboteur [Average Rating:6.62 Overall Rank:854] [Average Rating:6.62 Unranked]
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Finally, we managed to bring all the games to a close at roughly the same time, and after Fred's departure the remaining seven of us played this light game:

Leesa - 9
Alec - 7
Vince - 6
Wilfried - 5
Elliot - 3
Ally - 2
Catie - 1
 
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8. Board Game: China [Average Rating:7.02 Overall Rank:630]
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We broke into two groups again. Three of us played China:

Wilfried (purple) - 52
Vince - 38
Elliot (red) - 20
 
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9. Board Game: Antler Island [Average Rating:6.17 Overall Rank:3984]
Elliot Kravitz
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Catie, Ally, Alec, and Leesa started a game of Antler Island. Leesa unfortunately left in the middle. Though recruiting me into playing didn't work out the rest bravely "rutted" on:

Catie - 13
Ally - 12
Alec - 11

Well, that's it for this week. Hope to see some more of you next time (and hopefully I can get Galactic Emperor to the table!).

Cheers,
Elliot
 
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