We Cover All the Genres - Fresno Gamers 9/2/08
Mark Jackson
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We smuggled goods, race robots, flew spaceships, built rail lines, auctioned off houses, shipped goods to other planets, fought Nazis, played baseball, got beat up by a giant, built civilizations & even helped create the newest versions of Sea World. All in all, a good night.

Amazingly enough, we didn't manage to explore/develop/settle/consume/produce or have family growth with or without a minor improvement.
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1. Board Game: Insel der Schmuggler [Average Rating:5.90 Overall Rank:11161]
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This introductory pick up & deliver game from Haba (well, pick up & smuggle, actually) was a great way to start the night. Braeden could do no wrong - while Zachary & I kept getting caught by the lighthouse.

Braeden 8
Wayne 6
Mark/Zachary 5
 
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2. Board Game: Chip-Chip Hurra [Average Rating:5.47 Overall Rank:12379]
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Robots fighting over floppy disks - yep, not your typical game theme, but it works just fine. There's a bit of tactical planning on where to move your 'bots - but that's pretty much out the window when you have to use a flipping device (the Professor) to launch the disks onto the board.

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Braeden
Wayne
Zachary
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3. Board Game: Galaxy Trucker [Average Rating:7.46 Overall Rank:127]
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First-timer John managed to rack up some impressive (one might say Jamaica-like) numbers... yowsa. I can't wait for (a) my own copy, and (b) the expansion!

John 66
Steve C 40
Jessi 25
Joe 13
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4. Board Game: For Sale [Average Rating:7.22 Overall Rank:261]
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I still like the original version better.

Mike 64
Mark 54
Jeff 48
Will 43
Wayne 36
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5. Board Game: Ticket to Ride: The Card Game [Average Rating:6.18 Overall Rank:2055]
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John felt like this was better than the board game... and Jessi & Joe shared that they have started playing a 1/2 deck version of this at lunchtime where they work - with great success. I just want to try it myself.

Jessi 107 (8 tickets)
John 107 (7 tickets)
Joe 84
Will 28
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6. Board Game: Memoir '44 [Average Rating:7.54 Overall Rank:117] [Average Rating:7.54 Unranked]
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Mike & I fought over Hill 192 (just outside of St. Lo) - his Germans managed to (no surprise) hold Purple Heart Draw... but I managed to overrun Kraut Corner & bulldoze some armor to the right flank vp objective for the win, 6-3.
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7. Board Game: Perry Rhodan: The Cosmic League [Average Rating:6.79 Overall Rank:1319]
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Will taught John this week - more "Merchants... In... Space..." - and Will won.
 
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8. Board Game: Harry's Grand Slam Baseball Game [Average Rating:6.32 Overall Rank:3800]
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Mike (the home team) popped out to an early lead 4-0, but the visitors (me) made it close in the middle innings. The 7th & 8th inning belonged to the visiting team, and when the home team tried to mount a comeback, the pitching stopped them cold.

Mark (v) 11
Mike (h) 7
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9. Board Game: Descent: The Road to Legend [Average Rating:8.02 Unranked] [Average Rating:8.02 Unranked]
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Much unhappiness for the party as Evil Steve continued to beat the living daylights out of them, this time with a giant.
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10. Board Game: Res Publica [Average Rating:5.95 Overall Rank:4197]
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The cat has the right idea... chew up the Avalanche Press cards, which are graphically awful. (Talk about stupid graphic design for a game - sheesh.)

Anyway, I can't blame my loss on graphic design... I probably should have made a couple more deals.

Steve C 24
Mark 21
John 19
Will 18
Wayne 13
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11. Board Game: Aquaretto [Average Rating:7.01 Overall Rank:858] [Average Rating:7.01 Unranked]
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An extremely tight game of Aquaretto - I managed to get 8 trained orcas (plus "Bad Shamu" off in a corner) but that wasn't enough to keep me in the game.

John 23 ($3)
Will 23 ($1)
Wayne 22 ($1)
Steve C 19 ($3)
Mark 19 ($1)
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