Games Played at a Geektacular Wedding
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Earlier today, it was my pleasure to attend the wedding of two of my good friends:
James Geluso
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Olympia
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Dawn and Eli Hagerman
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Washington
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The ceremony was officiated by
Ron Renard
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Everett
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And the two witnesses of record on the legal paperwork are:
Eric Franklin
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Stephanie Franklin
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There were several other BGG users in attendance.

You can't have that many geeks involved in a wedding without playing a few games, so here is a photo of their cake and a list of what I saw played.
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1. Board Game: Meepile [Average Rating:6.03 Overall Rank:14739]
Board Game: Meepile
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Here we see two Meepile Meeples serving a cake-toppers. The cake, BTW, was three dice - a d4, a d6, and a d20.

Board Game: Meepile


In front of the cake, there was a cross-stitched sash which read, "I vow to only plot your destruction while gaming," along with the names of the new family and the date.

There were also four cross-stitched game pieces:
1) A Meeple
2) A d20
3) A cannon from Diplomacy
4) A penguin from Hey! That's My Fish! (Or, as we call it, PenguinDome!)


Edit to Add:
My wife has posted pics of the sash (and the BGG reference images she used to design them with) here: http://setauuta.livejournal.com/283241.html
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2. Board Game: TransAmerica [Average Rating:6.67 Overall Rank:1184]
Board Game: TransAmerica
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There were a number of non-gamers present. For them, TransAmerica was brought in as the Game Least Likely To Cause Heads To Explode.
 
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3. Board Game: Citadels [Average Rating:7.08 Overall Rank:430]
Board Game: Citadels
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Citadels is a game that's very hit-or-miss with strangers. And by "strangers," I mean "people." It went over ... okay.
 
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4. Board Game: The Red Dragon Inn [Average Rating:6.56 Overall Rank:1558] [Average Rating:6.56 Unranked]
Board Game: The Red Dragon Inn
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One table had eight gamers who had had a bit too much to drink, so this was a natural choice.
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5. Board Game: The Red Dragon Inn 2 [Average Rating:6.91 Overall Rank:1422] [Average Rating:6.91 Unranked]
Board Game: The Red Dragon Inn 2
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Because there were eight of them, they needed the expansion, also.
 
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6. Board Game: Formula D [Average Rating:7.02 Overall Rank:559]
Board Game: Formula D
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There were kids there. Kids and cars are a natural combination. We used the basic rules and simplified them even further.

It was frustrating - I'm not kid-friendly most of the time, because I lack patience. Playing this with a kid, a drunk mom, and the father of the groom is not my ideal mix for this game.
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Another game that is good for the non-gamer. I saw one table playing this one.
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Another "Gateway Game," I spotted my wife playing this one.
 
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Katie and Natalina (two friends who are part of our usual Game Night crowd) played a game of this one.
 
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I had a chance to play a quick game of Q-Jet 21XX, too. The Groom had purchased the game as a gift for me when he visited Japan a few years ago.
 
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And here is most of the Game Night crowd that was at the wedding:
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(He'd had to leave early).

I'm the one in the middle - blue shirt, dark tie.
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