My Experience in setting up Boardgame Club in School
Bun Sham
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I started to bring boardgames and played with my students 4 years ago. At that time, most of the Chess Club members are still playing Chinese Chess only. The population grow in recent years because some of the games really catch their attention. And in the beginning of this academic year, the executive members of the club even suggest to the school that we should change the name of the club from Chess Club to Boardgame Club, in order to reflect the truth, that most of our members are joining the club to play boardgames!

I would like to thank BGG for providing such an informative web site for boardgamers. Without those valuable recommendations I find over here, I don't think our club would be so popular today

We usually have gatherings on Friday after school from 15:30 to 17:00. Let's see what we have got in our Boardgame Club!
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1. Board Game: Saint Petersburg [Average Rating:7.32 Overall Rank:230]
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I introduced St. Petersburg to only 3 of the executive members back in September this year. Soon after that, this becomes the most popular game in every gathering. Usually, there are 7 to 8 people around the table playing or watching the game. And they can now finish 2 games of STP within 90 minutes.
 
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2. Board Game: BANG! [Average Rating:6.54 Overall Rank:1018]
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Another favourite among members. It's very popular here because students tends to get into the mood of working/playing as undercover very quickly (thanks to "Internal Affairs", a very successful Hong Kong movie). We have High Noon expansion and I just bought the Dodge City expansion. This table makes most noise all the time
 
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3. Board Game: Catan [Average Rating:7.23 Overall Rank:279] [Average Rating:7.23 Unranked]
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It's popular before we have STP. Yet, it will show up in our gathering sometimes.
 
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4. Board Game: Carcassonne [Average Rating:7.43 Overall Rank:139] [Average Rating:7.43 Unranked]
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This is the very first game I bought and introduced to students when I started teaching them playing boardgames. Again, it was very popular before anyone has heard of STP.
 
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5. Board Game: Clans [Average Rating:6.56 Overall Rank:1138]
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This is also a new one in this academic year. Hidden identity makes this game interesting and intriguing.
 
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6. Board Game: The Bucket King [Average Rating:6.34 Overall Rank:2161]
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It was a popular one last year.
 
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7. Board Game: Wings of War: Famous Aces [Average Rating:6.87 Overall Rank:787] [Average Rating:6.87 Unranked]
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I bought this one after playing only one time. This game is light and can be finished in a short amount of time. However, due to the crazy STP fever, WoW was brought to the table for only 2 or 3 times up to this moment. We still agree this is a fun game to play.
 
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8. Board Game: Torres [Average Rating:7.17 Overall Rank:402]
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To my surprise, I saw some S1 (equivalent to K7) students enjoy playing Torres. And ... I was beaten by them!
 
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9. Board Game: Clash of the Gladiators [Average Rating:5.88 Overall Rank:4554]
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I intend to have this one replace AA because we only have 90 minutes for playing. In case some students want to play games with dice rolling, this is a good one to play.
 
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10. Board Game: Axis & Allies [Average Rating:6.55 Overall Rank:1186]
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Most students get excited when they saw the map and all the small plastic minatures. Not many of them have played it however because of the time limit. In the past, I played with some students on Saturday morning and it took at least 3 hours to finish it. I don't really enjoy it given that we have some other good games which can be finished in a reasonable amount of time.
 
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11. Board Game: Bohnanza [Average Rating:7.06 Overall Rank:369]
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It was a popular card game years ago. Then we have some other better ones and this one seldom shows up recently.
 
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12. Board Game: Acquire [Average Rating:7.36 Overall Rank:208]
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This game would take more than 90 minutes if players are new or not familiar with it. So, it have been sitting on my bookshelf for years ...
 
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13. Board Game: Wyatt Earp [Average Rating:6.87 Overall Rank:817]
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It seems that BANG! is a more popular card game with Westen theme. Rummy is not very popular here ...
 
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14. Board Game: Klunker [Average Rating:6.22 Overall Rank:3053]
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We haven't played this card game for a long time. It is not a bad one. We just have something better ...
 
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15. Board Game: Go [Average Rating:7.66 Overall Rank:121]
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This is popular because of a recent Japanese animation, which is about playing Go.
 
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16. Board Game: Xiangqi [Average Rating:7.15 Overall Rank:1004]
 
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How can a Chess/Boardgame Club in Hong Kong school without a set of Chiness Chess?
 
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17. Board Game: Magic: The Gathering [Average Rating:7.45 Overall Rank:156] [Average Rating:7.45 Unranked]
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Some students play this in the gathering. I hope they are not spending too much money buying collectible cards. After all, we have so many good games in our stock.
 
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18. Board Game: Battleship [Average Rating:4.58 Overall Rank:15336]
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One student donate it to the club. But not much play on this one.
 
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