Sacramento Boardgame Meetup-November 25, 2008
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Well, a two-week rotation means that I once again miss a chance to check out the Curtis Park Crepeville, but it's good to be back at Crepeville Mid-Town.

Twenty-five some odd gamers got their gaming feast on before the holiday weekend.

http://www.meetup.com/sacramento-boardgamers/
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1. Board Game: Dominion [Average Rating:7.67 Overall Rank:72] [Average Rating:7.67 Unranked]
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The hot game du jour continues to smoke the tables big time. I got in my first play to start my evening. I can see how once you 'get it', the game is blazing fast. Even with Josh and I being n00bs, the game went quick indeedy. Once I saw that I was raining coinage, I decided to put the pressure on w/ some serious 6pt VP buys. If you can't be good, you might as well be lucky and I was able to eke out the rookie win.

Davido-30
Sean G.,Mark, Josh all tied at 27

In all fairness, Mark was a gracious teacher, offering hints about when to take the money and run versus building up the action card engine etc. so I can't take full credit.

I do like the game and will play again, but there are certainly enough copies that I don't feel a need to run out and get my own just yet.

I left to play Mission Red Planet, and the other three played another round. Kevin E., son Michael, Afshin, and Jim V. also give Dominion a healthy work out.
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2. Board Game: Vikings [Average Rating:7.28 Overall Rank:308]
 
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Jason, Chris, Mike and one other played Vikings.
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3. Board Game: DaVinci's Challenge [Average Rating:5.58 Overall Rank:11558] [Average Rating:5.58 Unranked]
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Conny, Honoree, and at leasat 2 others started with this intriguing looking game.
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4. Board Game: Munchkin Bites! [Average Rating:6.03 Overall Rank:3187] [Average Rating:6.03 Unranked]
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Matt, Karen, Robert, and 2 others Munched some Kins.
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5. Board Game: Catan: Cities & Knights [Average Rating:7.47 Unranked] [Average Rating:7.47 Unranked]
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Honoree and one of the gents from Davinci's Challenge and one other joined Janet for the weekly C&K-fest.
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6. Board Game: Mission: Red Planet [Average Rating:6.93 Overall Rank:725]
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As Dominion was wrapping up, I noticed Peter 'splainin' my copy of MRP. As a certified Area control/majority whore, I HAD to get in on this-my game, my play Peter and I had one play each, while Nick and Vicki were new to the game. I got picked off early, but managed to nail down the two 3pt. regions before first scoring and never let go. I considered my bonus (+2 tokens) a trap and ignored them. The others cashed in their bonus(es) w/ Vicki squeaking out the win:

Vicki: 46
Davido:45
Nick: 37
Peter: 35

The "Threes" DO control the game-each player MUST decide:
1) "go for the 3's"
2) contest control of the 3's
3) ignore the 3's, but have a plan in place (e.g .control 1's and 2's, cash in bonus/discoveries, etc.)or let (1) and (2) slug it out and cancel each other out (the soldier/femme fatale and other movement/token hosers are key here to create 'pushes' or ties.

So I don't think the 3's are uber-powerful (they are powerful though), but they do rightly factor into one's overall strategic goals/objectives.

Oh, and Peter gets serious props for having the cajones to bring his infant (8.5 months) along. The lil' Gamer In Training (GIT) happily accepted dry cereal from all passer by As much as I love including lil' Manny (5+ months, 18+ lbs., 26"), it's going to be a LOT more than 3 months before I start lugging him to game events.
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7. Board Game: New World: A Carcassonne Game [Average Rating:6.47 Overall Rank:1729]
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Jason, Chris, Mike, Conny, and one other played this new addition to the Carc family.
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8. Board Game: Magic: The Gathering [Average Rating:7.45 Overall Rank:156] [Average Rating:7.45 Unranked]
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Matt played M:TG w/ a friend, and later Robert and one other played some Magic as well.
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9. Board Game: Guillotine [Average Rating:6.53 Overall Rank:1001]
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Dwayne, Karen, and one other chopped and swapped heads.
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10. Board Game: Bohnanza [Average Rating:7.06 Overall Rank:369]
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Bohnanza started small, but when I left, Dwayne, Karen, Matt, Robert, and two others were tradin' beans.
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11. Board Game: The T-Shirt Game [Average Rating:5.18 Overall Rank:14140]
 
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Vicki, Nick, and one other were starting this up when I was leaving.
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12. Board Game: Race for the Galaxy [Average Rating:7.77 Overall Rank:49]
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Kevin E., Michael E., Afshin, and Jim were playing RFTG as I left.
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13. Board Game: Muffin [Average Rating:5.25 Unranked]
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No, not a game-just a special Sacto Meetup Shoutout to Kevin E. for graciously volunteering to be a "game mule" and schlep not one, not two, but THREE games that I had bought/won in various BGG.con sales/auctions. Enjoy the new PowerGrid board as I enjoy

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