Introducing Team The TOP 10! (Geekball)
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Yes, it's another Geekball team report.

However I'm not as verbose and eloquent as Dominic.

Basically, if you are still reading you've seen about Geekball. But if not, start with:
http://www.boardgamegeek.com/geeklist/42102

Then you can read this list. It's all you really need to know

Some people chose themes and some didn't. During the round 1 geeklist, my team was listed as not having a theme. Well, it did. Plan and simple theme though and not really as creative as others. It was hoped to be MY TOP 10 as posted in my profile.

Well more on that latter.

I would also like to publicly thank
Tony Ackroyd
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I'm sure he's wondering why he went on this venture.

And also would like to thank the league sponsor http://www.northstargames.com/

Now if only I could get a team sponsor. Anyone?
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1. Board Game: El Grande [Average Rating:7.79 Overall Rank:55]
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Well, unknown to this one, it recently became the Team Captain. But, it's felt that it has always deserved to be there and is glad to have the chance to prove itself.

Vital Stats:
Salary: $278
Age: 14
Weight: 1,965 grams
Length: 90m
Jersey #: 2
Trainer: Richard Ulrich and Wolfgang Kramer

Rating: 10
Plays: 14

Friendless Happiness: 137
Huber Happiness: 115

My Comments:
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I fell in love with this game the first time I played it. I feel there is a lot going on in this game that doesn't meet the eye. Yes, it can be a bit of beat on the leader, but it's up to the leader to plan on that. Also, it's still possible for people in the back of the pack to catch up with good planning.
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2. Board Game: Die Macher [Average Rating:7.65 Overall Rank:187]
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The old one on the team. Stalwart and true.

Vital Stats:
Salary: $179
Age: 23
Weight: 1,652 grams
Length: 240m
Jersey #: 6
Trainer: Karl-Heinz Schmiel

Rating: 9
Plays: 4

Friendless Happiness: 81
Huber Happiness: 72

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Wow, what a brain numbing (in a good way experience). The best thing is, that it's sooo engaging that you don't really seem to know that the game is lasting that long.

The rules seem a bit unwieldy at first and it takes a while to teach. But, the game ends up being fairly intuitive.

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3. Board Game: Age of Empires III: The Age of Discovery [Average Rating:7.57 Overall Rank:137]
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A relative new comer to the area.

Vital Stats:
Salary: $271
Age: 2
Weight: 2,009 grams
Length: 120m
Jersey #: 7
Trainer: Glenn Drover

Rating: 9
Plays: 6

Friendless Happiness: 79
Huber Happiness: 54

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Wow, there are a lot of choices here each turn and not enough ability to do what you want. I like that in a game. It's runs fairly quickly if people are paying attention and doesn't seem to have a lot of down time.

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4. Board Game: Dream Factory [Average Rating:7.06 Overall Rank:579]
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Vital Stats:
Salary: $92
Age: 9 (although has undergone recent cosmetic surgery)
Weight: 1,589 grams
Length: 45m
Jersey #: 9
Trainer: Reiner Knizia

Rating: 9
Plays: 18

Friendless Happiness: 124
Huber Happiness: 58

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I really enjoy this game. The redistribution of the contracts makes for an interesting redistribution of the wealth.

It's also very simple to play, so I can play with my family too.

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5. Board Game: Container [Average Rating:7.12 Overall Rank:583]
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The black sheep.

Vital Stats:
Salary: $12
Age: 2
Weight: 1,451 grams
Length: 90m
Jersey #: 4
Trainer: Franz-Benno Delonge and Thomas Ewert

Rating: 12
Plays: 7

Friendless Happiness: 78
Huber Happiness: 45

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Wow. Much better then I had thought it would be. So many intertwined market forces. Multiples ways to munipulate your opponents into improving your position and a little bit of bluffing worked in too.

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(Wasn't this made in China?)
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6. Board Game: Industrial Waste [Average Rating:6.74 Overall Rank:1451]
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The Secret Weapon. the light quick one of the bunch.

Vital Stats:
Salary: $1
Age: 8
Weight: 782 grams
Length: 60m
Jersey #: 3
Trainer: Jürgen Strohm

Rating: 9
Plays: 18

Friendless Happiness: 129
Huber Happiness: 81

My Comments:
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This is one fo the games that hides on the shelf, until that day you find time to play. It seems cool after that first play. Then you play it again and find there's more in this game then it first seemed. With the short play time, it quickly becomes a 'hey we've got time for Industrial Waste'.
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7. Board Game: Jenseits von Theben [Average Rating:7.18 Overall Rank:1963]
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The elder! Now somewhat overshadowed my the flash of his child, I'd still take this one in the long run.

Vital Stats:
Salary: $1
Age: 5
Weight: unknown
Length: 75m
Jersey #: 5
Trainer: Peter Prinz

Rating: 9
Plays: 7

Friendless Happiness: 76
Huber Happiness: 36

My Comments:
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Wow, this was a surprise. It's week mechanic where one person may be doing fewer turns because they are doing longer things, while another person is doing more things on a shorter time frame is very fun. Not sure the exhibits add a lot to it. Rating with only one play. May go higher.

(Thoia thinks I should point out that it is well worth the $27.84 I paid for it on eBay)

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8. Board Game: Um Reifenbreite [Average Rating:6.85 Overall Rank:1132]
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And then there's the Bench Warmers:

#10 Um Reifenbreite

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Wow, what an amazing game. Maybe this should be rated higher, but I need to get more plays in. There is a lot of fun with the drafting rules. I like how to effectively move, you need to use your team mates OR use someone else to pull you along. The mountain spaces can be a bit forgiving.



#12 Kingdoms

Substituting for Battle Cry

My Comments:
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Great quick game. It's an interesting math puzzle. I prefer it with 4 players. I like having to 'react' to what other players are doing instead of the cold calculations of a two player game.


#13 Nuclear Escalation

Nuclear Escalation gets it's spot on the team because his cousin Nuclear War was rudely stolen from me in a unusual 1st round hostile take over.

My Comments:
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addition to a great game. But, if I had to 'remove' one from the game this would probably be the one that added the least to the game.
But let's talk about the older cousin.
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A long enduring game that is always fun even for non-gamers. It pics up quickly. The games aren't always the same. And it's a lot of fun.

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