Steel City Gamers 12/7/2008
Wade Broadhead
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Again we were fortunate enough to host a Springs game group representative, and this time it was actually the game group organizer, which is good because he comes with a large bag of fun games and a small disposable toy.

I was worried about last night since we had only received one call, and that was a cancellation. It was looking like a strip Startego night for me and the wife as Saxon would say.

However, at the last moment Dave (Davek) called as did regulars Mike and Kirsten. The kiddos behaved very good, even though it was day 2 for the two year old in a bed and the 5 month old in a crib.

Thanks to Dave for coming down on short notice, it made for a very fun night of interactive games!

Music: I should as my wife
Bella and Sebastian
Smiths
Teagan and Sara

On Deck:
Himalaya
Manila
Galaxy Trucker
Saboteur
Cat 5
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1. Board Game: Dominion [Average Rating:7.67 Overall Rank:72] [Average Rating:7.67 Unranked]
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Yes my addiction to this sweet little game continues.
I am one of the lucky few who have ‘Daily Dominion’ sessions with my wife even though she generally beats me squarely.

We started setting up with Kirsten when Dave arrived and we dealt him in.

Multiplayer solitaire my ass.
I added the Witch and Militia for Kirsten's second game and Dave’s 5-6 game I believe.

Mike called and showed us exactly in the middle of the game like last time.

The game was long and brutal. I started the malevolence buying militias and witches. It backfired as the ladies then bought witches and everyone’s hands were full of purple despite the moats running out. It finally ended with 3 decks being exhausted.
Dave had 24 to my 22.
It was totally brutal but fun and very different from any other 4 player game I've seen.
 
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2. Board Game: Dominion [Average Rating:7.67 Overall Rank:72] [Average Rating:7.67 Unranked]
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Yep game two. Is there any other way with Dominion?

I put the little one to sleep and Dave "niced up" the deck with a mine and removed the Militia, moat, and Witch.

Hannah worked on the youngest baby so Mike, Dave, Kirsten, and I jumped in,

Kirsten looked very good with lots of high money and even some secret VP cards. Mike had tons of money but didn’t pull the vp engine switch quick enough. Dave and I were in the running, and my engine finally got going to where I could buy a 8 and then a 1 vp or 5 VP with killer village, lab, market, workshop combos.

End game
Wade 35
Kirsten 31
Dave
Mike lots of cash though
 
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3. Board Game: Genoa [Average Rating:7.12 Overall Rank:497]
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We had a moment trying to decide which game to play next, Galaxy Trucker was in the running but I didn’t want anyone to sit out. I’ve been dying to get my second play of this 1.5 years after the first, and I needed Dave to teach it to everyone since I’m very rusty.

Dave asked if I was sure and I said yes forgetting how long it is.

If last night was a meal this was the 2-16th courses, since it was a good 3 hours of wheeling and dealing.

Kirsten and Hannah, usually the beauty traders, were baffled and couldn’t seem to influence the head Trader to go anywhere they wanted, while Dave, Mike, and I seemed to always have a delivery to make. It was a pretty quiet game of TOG despite the company, and there was little smack talk until the end when we lambasted Kirsten for letting Mike getting his large order and a message for 15!!!!

I gave Dave a privilege though which gave him an astounding 100+ privilege points and the win. I felt like i did everything right and spent very little doing it only to end in third 30 behind Mike, who did have a lot of cathedral ownerships on the board. Well at least i lost to a small business mean and a seasoned expert.

Hannah and Kirsten did say they liked it afterwards, they were just frustrated with the group never visiting the areas they needed.
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4. Board Game: Time's Up! [Average Rating:7.33 Overall Rank:381]
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My first play: finally!
Wow, what an enjoyable game this is, and a stellar hit with Hannah and Kirsten.

Apparently you should never let Kirsten and Dave sit together. My wife and I actually showed a psychic bond as well doing quite well in the early game.

Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance, Apocalypse now, On the Road were funny entries that got laughs all around. The funny part was that Mike was from Oregon (and owns a coffee shop) and didn’t know Jack Kerouac wrote on the Road. Kirsten, a thespian at heart, was killing us until the very end when Dave swooped in for the win with his occasional partner's help (yeah that’s me!)

Mike also told me that someone came into the coffee shop and quoted my "economic refugee" status quote from a cheesy recent article in a local independent paper. This was doubly funny because Kirsten’s ex husband wrote the “inspiring” article.

http://pueblopulp.com/issue5.html

We will be looking at getting this game after xmass for sure!


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5. Board Game: For Sale [Average Rating:7.22 Overall Rank:261]
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After the Trader’s Fatigue had set in, a game of Times Up was all most light weights could handle. At 12:30 Mike and Dave took their leave and we conned Kirsten into one very fast game of 3 person For Sale. Always an excellent game, even with 3, I managed a slight and very close win. Hannah had both voids both managed a very close second I believe. It was late, and I tackled a bottle of wine during Time's Up so I can really recall much.

A very good end to an excellent night.
Thanks everyone, especially Dave for coming down and Dan for the Dominion loaner!
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6. Board Game: 4 First Games [Average Rating:5.04 Overall Rank:14217]
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Dave, always the magnanimous leader, brought another children's game for my kiddos. I’ve gotten a lot of miles from his earlier gifts for my kids. Dave's an avid thrifter and gets not only the gems but some great kids games too.
Thanks Dave I'll bust it out soon.
 
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