MisCon 23 (Missoula, MT in May of 2009) - Games I Played
J H
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Billings and Bozeman
Montana
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I hadn't been to a gaming convention in a number of years, with Archon near St. Louis, MO in 1999 being the most recent. Although I had to take a 7-hour bus ride to and from the fun weekend and only got four hours of sleep between May 18th through 22nd, it was a blast!

Here are the games I played, which include a good amount of games that I had been wanting to try out:
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1. Board Game: Battle Cattle: The Card Game [Average Rating:5.32 Overall Rank:14401] [Average Rating:5.32 Unranked]
J H
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Billings and Bozeman
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To get things started early, I was able to play this highly-portable game with a couple of people on the bus ride to Missoula. Instead of using the oversized cyborg cattle cards, we used a pencil and paper to keep track of damage.

I was also able to play this quite a bit on Friday evening and afternoon at MisCon, as it's a quick game that people were able to jump into while waiting for other games to start. A couple of young kids caught on quickly to the game, and managed to keep me winless.

I'm so addicted to this game!
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2. Board Game: Space Alert [Average Rating:7.49 Overall Rank:149]
J H
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Billings and Bozeman
Montana
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The guy who translated this game from Czech into English was demoing this cool game throughout MisCon. It seemed a bit weird to me at first, but I came to really enjoy the uniqueness of it. The co-op play was very fun, and I filled the Communications Officer role for the missions we attempted on Friday and Saturday.

I managed to make it to the rank of Advanced Cadet, and hope to make Ensign during the Helena Game Faire later this year.
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3. Board Game: Frag [Average Rating:5.71 Overall Rank:6297]
J H
United States
Billings and Bozeman
Montana
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MisCon was the Montana Launch for the new Frag Gold Edition, and I'm loving this game so much! I managed to play 18 hours of this game, including two all-nighters. I'm going to have to download and use the free resources available for Frag, and explore more ways to cause mayhem!

My highlight was having an Over/Under twin Flamethrower with a Trick Fire on each Flamethrower. Two double damage cards made this completely SICK!!!
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4. Board Game: Munchkin Booty [Average Rating:6.29 Overall Rank:2538] [Average Rating:6.29 Unranked]
J H
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Billings and Bozeman
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Friday I got to do a game of Munchkin Booty with the Booty 2: Jump the Shark expansion. A couple of new players slowed things down a bit, but they eventually caught on fairly well. This is my favorite flavor of Munchkin, and it's a nice and relaxing game to play after a long day.
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5. Board Game: RoboRally [Average Rating:7.12 Overall Rank:338]
J H
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Billings and Bozeman
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I had never played this before, but it had always looked interesting to me. When I jumped in on Friday, the players were starting a team battle match. A girl on the other team had my number, and managed to continually push me off the edge and down into holes. Although I got completely owned, I found the game to be quite entertaining. I also made some new gamer friends!
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6. Board Game: Chez Grunt [Average Rating:5.81 Overall Rank:8930]
J H
United States
Billings and Bozeman
Montana
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One of the few Chez games that I've never played, Grunt is one that I had been wanting to play so bad! Someone broke it out on Saturday, and this might now be my favorite Chez game. The theme is excellent, being a wonderful parody of military life.

I won after someone changed me to the Explosives Expert. Since I had C4 and other explosives, I had an extra chance to scare unwanted people out of my barracks.
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7. Board Game: Give Me the Brain! [Average Rating:5.85 Overall Rank:4155]
 
J H
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I was able to get in a few games of this on Saturday and Sunday, while waiting for other games to start. I like its cousin Lord of the Fries much better than this game, however. (Perhaps I was simply trying too hard to think up strategies for Give Me the Brain?)
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8. Board Game: Greed Quest [Average Rating:4.61 Overall Rank:15242]
J H
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Billings and Bozeman
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I had never played this game before, but wanted to try it out on Saturday. There's a lot of chaotic randomness in the game, with no real use of strategy; which would be major turnoffs for many gamers. I went out to an early lead, got smacked back and lagged for a while, then two strokes of luck bounced me back to win the game.

The Phil Foglio art is nice, and he's a favorite artist of mine. I had fun playing, even though I had no idea what was going on part of the time.
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9. Board Game: Illuminati: Deluxe Edition [Average Rating:6.52 Overall Rank:1361]
J H
United States
Billings and Bozeman
Montana
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Saturday night, MisCon had its annual "secret" Illuminati game, which is by invitation only.

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10. Board Game: Munchkin [Average Rating:5.93 Overall Rank:3372] [Average Rating:5.93 Unranked]
J H
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Billings and Bozeman
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Sunday morning I jumped into a game of Munchkin 1 & 2. There were seven players, and a couple of them were intentionally trying to make the game last as long as possible; so that was a bummer. That prompted me to start helping the Level 9 players.
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11. Board Game: PitchCar [Average Rating:7.25 Overall Rank:317]
J H
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Billings and Bozeman
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I've been wanting to play this game so bad, and I finally got my wish on Sunday! They had the base set, plus two copies of the first extension. I figured out how to play the curves rather quickly, and I won the first race.

For the second race, they built a track with two jumps in it. The top two players from the first race had the worst troubles with the jumps, and it must've taken me close to ten tries to finally make it over the jumps in the first lap. I guess you could say that this track turned me into its BitchCar!

This is an incredibly fun game, and I love the challenges that the various add-ons bring into the mix! Although it's a rather expensive game, I believe that it's well-worth saving up for!
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12. Board Game: Rocketville [Average Rating:5.09 Overall Rank:15222]
J H
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Billings and Bozeman
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I've often seen this game on clearance, but never jumped on it. Sunday gave me my chance to try it out, and I enjoyed it. I did end up winning both games, as the people in the slums seemed to like me a lot. There's really not much to the game, but a preteen gamer was able to learn it quickly and do quite well. If I find this on clearance again, it shall be mine!

The "robot" cards seem lame at times, but the "endorser" cards are sweet!

Is the large rocket pawn made out of an aluminum alloy? It's too light to be pewter.
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13. Board Game: Acquire [Average Rating:7.36 Overall Rank:208]
J H
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Billings and Bozeman
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Although I had picked this up at the $1 Barnes & Noble sale in March, I hadn't had a chance to play it yet. Sunday gave me that chance in a six or seven player game. I enjoy financial games, and the abstract quality of this one made it an instant favorite of mine! I opened the two ritzy hotels, and figured out a strategy as the game progressed. Somehow I won this game as well!

Win or lose, I can't wait to play this game again!
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14. Board Game: Risk 2210 A.D. [Average Rating:6.70 Overall Rank:1027]
J H
United States
Billings and Bozeman
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To round out Sunday, a fourth player was needed for Risk 2210. I was very reluctant, as I worried that I'd be stuck playing it for much longer than I'd want. However, I was pleasantly surprised! The battle cards and commanders add a whole lot to the game, and limiting the game to five turns encourages gutsy plays and discourages stalemates. I came in third place out of four players, but was the only player to station troops on the moon! I would definitely play this again!

I wish I didn't need to learn futuristic geography, as that drove me nuts with the map!
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15. Board Game: Monty Python Fluxx [Average Rating:6.08 Overall Rank:2583]
J H
United States
Billings and Bozeman
Montana
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Combined with the new Castle expansion, this opened up the final all-nighter of the convention, shortly after midnight on Monday morning. I was teaching the game to new players, and they really enjoyed the random silliness of it! The Outrageous Accent card cracked up one of the players, as it resulted in Arnold Schwarzenegger and a Punjabi person having insane conversations while the card was out there.
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16. Board Game: Zombie Fluxx [Average Rating:6.02 Overall Rank:2770]
J H
United States
Billings and Bozeman
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We then switched flavors, using the Flamethrower Pack with the game. This was also a hit, and the two Fluxx flavors differ enough to where each one has a refreshing and unique "feel" to them.
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17. Board Game: Dork Tower [Average Rating:5.86 Overall Rank:7825]
J H
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Billings and Bozeman
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John Kovalic was a guest of honor at MisCon, as it was only fitting that this be my final game at the convention. I had never played this one before, and it seemed a bit awkward to me at first. However, once I learned the ropes, I enjoyed it. This is yet another game that I'd love to play again rather soon! Somehow I ended up winning, so beginner's luck must've been hovering over me throughout most of MisCon.
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