My game buddy is leaving me for good... But I showed him the way...
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Being a student in a small research center away from everything is not easy. Hard to find many players that are willing to play with you, because there are not many students around.

In 2007, Brian, a guy coming to our research station for his Masters got interested into my hobby and soon became my main partner in gaming.

He only knew Risk at the time...

He came to my home many times (every Thursday almost actually!), and we also spent time at lunch break playing smaller games.

But, he graduated this spring. And he is leaving me for good.

After all this time, what is left of us?

Game stats. This is what is left.

In the past 2 years, we played a total of 471 games. Most of them were 2-player games, but we also had sessions with more people on Thursdays.

My winning ratio was 63%
Brian's winning ration was 32%

Yea, I kicked his ass many times.

The remaining % winning went to other players for our 3+ player games.

So, here is the detail of what we played.

The order of the list is based on the games he loved the most


Now, this is part of the past. I'm going to miss our gaming. It was fun.
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1. Board Game: BattleLore [Average Rating:7.39 Overall Rank:252]
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Battlelore. His love for boardgames started with this one. Still his favorite one. We played most of our game with this variant:

http://www.boardgamegeek.com/thread/202051

We had really good time playing this one together. I'm going to miss it and finding another partner for this game is going to be troublesome...

significant stats:
game played: 57
Tom: 58% win
Brian: 42% win

Extreme scores:
Tom-12, Brian-2
Tom-2, Brian-12

 
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2. Board Game: Race for the Galaxy [Average Rating:7.77 Overall Rank:50]
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This game was played many times during the lunch break. usually, 15minutes per games. we played with the Gathering storm expansion, but not with the bonus tiles.

This game was one of his all time favorite. Addictive, quick, perfect to relax between two experiments.

significant stats:
game played: 165
Tom: 63% win
Brian: 38% win
we had 2 perfect tie

Extreme scores:
Tom-15, Brian-13
Tom-75, Brian-40

We had a perfect tie at 68-68.

The picture on the side represent our fastest games: 5 rounds. Brian won 22-18.
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3. Board Game: Shogun [Average Rating:7.56 Overall Rank:127]
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He loved that one. We would have played it much more if we had the chance to play with 4 or 5 player more often.

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game played: 12
Tom: 41% win
Brian: 33% win

Extreme scores: I remember a 5-player game where I finished second with 42 points, and he finished last with 15 points, and only 1 province and 2 armies left on the board. We just crushed him. that was good....
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4. Board Game: Arkham Horror [Average Rating:7.32 Overall Rank:238] [Average Rating:7.32 Unranked]
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He loved this game as soon as he saw the box. Killing big monsters and stopping the GOO from destroying humanity was a job for him. we played it with the dunwich Horror and the Pharaoh's expansions.

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game played: 10
70% win


One of our best session, we won against glaaki

11/12 doom token
9/10 horror track
4/5 glaaki's servant on the board...

...And we sealed the 6th gate... we never though we could win...
 
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5. Board Game: Outside the Scope of BGG [Average Rating:6.76 Overall Rank:2545]
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Mollky

This game is an outdoor dexterity games. You can find the rules and how to built it yourself here: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Molkky

Very quick and fun, somewhere between Bowling, darts and horseshoe. I would recommend to everyone that has a yard.

It was a perfect filler when we had to wait for the people to come to the Thursday sessions

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game played: 65
Tom: 67% win
Brian: 20% win
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6. Board Game: Small World [Average Rating:7.32 Overall Rank:185] [Average Rating:7.32 Unranked]
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I just received this game a week ago, but he wants to play it again and again. He is just frustrated that this game only came out now...

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game played: 5
Tom: 40% win
Brian: 60% win
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7. Board Game: Vikings [Average Rating:7.28 Overall Rank:312]
 
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Elegant game, best with 3 players, he really enjoyed it.

significant stats:
game played: 9
Tom: 33% win
Brian: 22% win
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He enjoyed that one too.

significant stats:
game played: 9
Tom: 33% win
Brian: 44% win
 
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9. Board Game: Galaxy Trucker [Average Rating:7.46 Overall Rank:128]
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Although he never won this game, he loved it. very chaotic, but so much fun...

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game played: 5
Tom: 100% win
Brian: 0% win
 
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10. Board Game: Kaleidos [Average Rating:6.71 Overall Rank:2300]
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We played the new edition by ystari/Coctail games. very fun.

significant stats:
game played: 9
Tom: 11% win
Brian: 55% win

English being not my native language, it was challenging for me to win at this game with everyone around...and he crushed us many times...
 
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Another good filler we played. Although my practice at this game gave me a significant superiority in term of number of victory...

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game played: 27
Tom: 89% win
Brian: 11% win
 
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Jungle speed is violent.becarefull if you play it, you may be injured. However, In a party, what a blast! It's getting better with a drink or two...

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game played: 15
Tom: 47% win
Brian: 27% win
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5minutes to play a game, another filler that was great when we had to wait for someone.

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game played: 26
Tom: 65% win
Brian: 35% win
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14. Board Game: Ingenious [Average Rating:7.15 Overall Rank:334]
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We played this game usually at the end of our Thursday sessions. Simple, not too long, perfect to finish the night.

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game played: 14
Tom: 64% win
Brian: 21% win
 
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One of his famous quote: " can we play a bioterrorist?" with a big smile on his face...

unfortunatly, the expansion is coming too late, he won't have a chance to play it (with me at least).

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Game played: 12
25% win

yea, we liked it with very hard difficulty... so we died quite a few times....
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With this entry, I will just summarize everything else that we played together...

3 Gand of Four
3 Metropolys
3 Roborally
2 Carcassonne
2 Cleopatra and the society of architects
2 Dungeon Twister
2 Hive
2 Polarity
2 Puerto Rico
1 Carolus Magnus
1 Cavum
1 Citadelles
1 Mr. Jack
1 Pillar of the Earth
1 Powergrid
1 Reef Encounter
1 Samurai
1 What N'dat?


So in total, we played 33 different games


When I first met him, he only knew Risk...

I think I did my duty in showing him the way....
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