Kublacon 2009--Is it over already?
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It's hard to believe another year of Kublacon is already over. Living in the San Francisco Bay Area, this is the big convention for me and I enjoy it immensely. Several folks remarked that Kublacon seemed less crowded this year, and maybe that was true overall, but the events I went to were still very full. I decided to help out this year and I was a game master for 3 events.
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1. Board Game: Ghost Stories [Average Rating:7.38 Overall Rank:192]
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Friday night, my main mission was to find and buy a copy of this game. Surprisingly, the Asmodee booth had ZERO copies, so I bought a copy from my local game store's booth. Sadly, I never got to play this game at Kublacon. I hope to try it soon.
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2. Board Game: Kachina [Average Rating:6.62 Overall Rank:3744]
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I led a game event for Kachina, my first published game. We got in four games overall and the response seemed very positive overall. I was just psyched to have an early production copy of my game, but alas, I had to give it back at the end of the weekend.
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3. Board Game: Qwirkle Cubes [Average Rating:6.58 Overall Rank:2049]
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After Kachina, a session of Qwirkle Cubes happened in the same spot. My fiance and I stayed on and learned to play this new variation of Qwirkle. We both really love Qwirkle, so we enjoyed this one too. We're not sure if this version is better. It's just different.
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4. Board Game: Pandemic [Average Rating:7.66 Overall Rank:73]
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Next, I led SIX games of Pandemic at once. That was a challenge. Luckily, a Kublacon staff person, Tom, helped out too. This was a massive outbreak of Pandemic and amazingly 3 out of the 6 teams won the game (on the easy level.) Not bad for a bunch of first-timers.
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5. Board Game: Stone Age [Average Rating:7.62 Overall Rank:79]
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We checked this game out of the Kublacon Game Library (much bigger this year!) and played this popular game. My fellow players really liked it, but I felt so-so about it. For some reason, I never felt that excited about it. The dice mechanic is pretty cool though.
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6. Board Game: Pickomino [Average Rating:6.54 Overall Rank:1073]
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We also checked this game out of the Kublacon game library. I had read good things on the Geek about it. However, the game wasn't as fun as I hoped. It was OK.
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7. Board Game: Heroic Deeds [Average Rating:6.50 Unranked]
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This is my co-worker's Greg's game. We sat down for a playtest close to midnight and it took a few hours to complete. I hadn't laughed so hard for awhile. This is a really fun and hilarious game about superheros. You have to come up with a catchphrase and keep saying that catchphrase as you solve crimes. You also have to tell stories about how you solved the crimes. Nice game. It seems a bit long right now, but this game should rock when it's done.
 
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8. Board Game: Lords of Vegas [Average Rating:7.32 Overall Rank:354]
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The next day, we sat down with James Ernest to try his new game about building up Las Vegas. I really like the dice mechanics in this game. It has area control elements and nice push-your-luck ideas. This game should be great when it gets published later this year.
 
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9. Board Game: Unearth [Average Rating:7.57 Unranked]
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I sat down with a publisher to talk about my game, Unearth, an Indiana Jones archaelogical discovery game. We played it a couple of times. The publisher had lots of helpful suggestions. I should find out soon if they are interested in going forward with it.
 
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10. Board Game: Werewolf [Average Rating:6.61 Overall Rank:1188]
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In the evening, I ran "Killer Party Games" which started with Mafia. The Mafia won the first game and lost badly the second game. Strangely enough, the same EXACT people were Mafia both times. I thought I shuffled those cards!
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11. Board Game: Covert Action [Average Rating:5.20 Overall Rank:14781]
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Another "Killer Party Game," I led a giant 12-person version of this spy game. It was actually quite fun, if not chaotic.
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12. Board Game: The Castle of the Devil [Average Rating:6.47 Overall Rank:1714]
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My final "Killer Party Game" was this import. Most had never played it before, but enjoyed the intrigue and deduction required by this game. This was great fun.
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13. Board Game: Felicity: The Cat in the Sack [Average Rating:6.60 Overall Rank:1093]
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It was getting really late at night, so we wanted a short filler. This one fit the bill. My finace who hates bidding games won. Maybe she'll start to like bidding games now.
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14. Board Game: Kachina [Average Rating:6.62 Overall Rank:3744]
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One more play of my game super late in the evening with a fellow who works at a local game store. He really enjoyed the game and thoroughly trounced me at my own game. I think I was tired (or at least that's my excuse.)
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15. Board Game: Tiki Mountain! [Average Rating:5.65 Overall Rank:11512]
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Our final game of the con--a fun Slugfest game. Some cards felt really powerful, but overall, we enjoyed this one and thought the artwork was great. My godson ended up winning this one. I'd like to play it again.
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16. Board Game: Snow Tails [Average Rating:6.99 Overall Rank:604]
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Ok, I admit it. I went on a bit of a buying spree at the end of the con. I bought this game and the next one on an impulse. They sure look fun!
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17. Board Game: Ca$h 'n Gun$: Yakuzas [Average Rating:6.54 Unranked] [Average Rating:6.54 Unranked]
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My fiance really wanted this one and I've been curious about this one too so we decided to purchase it.
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