Berkeley Board Gamers Board Game Night (November 5th, 2009)
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This GeekList is one in a series of GeekLists that document the games that get played at the Berkeley Board Gamers Weekly Board Game Night, held every Thursday night at Eudemonia in Berkeley, CA.

This was a well attended night of about 32 people or so. There was one big Bridge teaching session going on when I arrived at 6. People looked pretty interested. There seemed to be a lot of the same games going on at different tables throughout the night. I did my best to capture all the games being played, but I know I probably missed some. Please add any that I missed.

Feel free to comment with your thoughts on any game, even if you weren't there or didn't play it. Let us know if you like it, hate it, or are interested playing it in the future, etc.

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1. Board Game: Bridge [Average Rating:7.48 Overall Rank:494]
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Yes...Bridge. Actually, I believe Sam was giving giving a lesson to a table of about 8 people or so. They all looked completely rapt and focused.

I didn't want to interrupt to confirm, but is this what was happening? Can someone chime in and tell me how it went?
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2. Board Game: Citadels [Average Rating:7.12 Overall Rank:320]
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And a game of this old favorite was being played as well.
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3. Board Game: Chaos in the Old World [Average Rating:7.68 Overall Rank:93]
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Nate was back with his copy of this new favorite and appeared to be teaching some newbies.
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4. Board Game Designer: Joe Huber (I)
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Travis brought a game designed by this gentleman that I believe he said was a print and play retheme. I don't want to say the title, but it was pretty interesting. 5 of us, Travis, Mark, Mak, Jordan, and Gabe played this. Travis did an amazing job on the graphic design of the components which I thought looked very attractive.
 
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5. Board Game: Race for the Galaxy: Rebel vs Imperium [Average Rating:7.95 Unranked] [Average Rating:7.95 Unranked]
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A 6-player (?) game of this happened while the second game of Imperial 2030 was waiting to form.
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6. Board Game: Imperial 2030 [Average Rating:7.73 Overall Rank:167]
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This was played twice and was the centerpiece of the night's entertainment for at least a few people. One game was a 4er with Mark, Deniz, Dave H, and Jim. A second game was a 5er with Tony, Travis, Alex, Max, and Gabe.

Though I'm completely obsessed with this game, I simply despise its box cover. So you get the game board, which I find quite attractive.
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7. Board Game: Clippers [Average Rating:6.62 Overall Rank:2107]
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Grant had his copy of this. Looked really interesting, but I had a limited amount of time to play while waiting for Imperial 2030. Did this get played, Grant?
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8. Board Game: Dixit [Average Rating:7.32 Overall Rank:195] [Average Rating:7.32 Unranked]
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9. Board Game: Genoa [Average Rating:7.12 Overall Rank:506]
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Shanthi brought this in and played it with Jacob, Thomas, Aura, and...was there someone else?
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10. Board Game: Ghost Stories [Average Rating:7.38 Overall Rank:192]
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This made a reappearance after being absent for some time since it first burst onto the scene.
 
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11. Board Game: Battlestar Galactica: The Board Game – Pegasus Expansion [Average Rating:7.81 Unranked] [Average Rating:7.81 Unranked]
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12. Board Game: Space Hulk (third edition) [Average Rating:7.54 Overall Rank:225]
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Nate also had this. If you want to play some of these latest greatest Ameritrash titles, Nate is really the guy you should being playing with.
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13. Board Game: Power Grid: Factory Manager [Average Rating:6.89 Overall Rank:691]
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14. Board Game: Race for the Galaxy: The Gathering Storm [Average Rating:8.08 Unranked] [Average Rating:8.08 Unranked]
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15. Board Game: Tichu [Average Rating:7.60 Overall Rank:122]
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Lots of this. I believe at one point I observed it being played on 3 separate tables.
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16. Board Game: Lascaux [Average Rating:6.35 Overall Rank:2537]
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17. Board Game: Cloud 9 [Average Rating:6.47 Overall Rank:1655]
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18. Board Game: Lord of the Rings: The Confrontation [Average Rating:7.21 Overall Rank:418]
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