The Smallest Con in Minnesota
Fischjello
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Hi there.
This is my first geeklist and I’m kind of excited to screw it up and make a fool of myself. So here goes!

About a month ago my boyfriend vhalen and I, along with three other couples (including stagger lee and his wife), rented a cabin at a lodge on the North Shore of Lake Superior to hold an extra long gaming weekend. The female half of our group of eight were all dedicated gamers as were two of the guys, leaving two that were open to it.

We kept a chart of all the games we played, who played in them and who won. For each game a person played they received one point and for each win they received an additional point (we also gave bonus points for games that took a particularly long time to play).

In the end, the player with the most points won Grand Poobah of the Con and received a special trophy (picked up at Target from the leftovers from Halloween).

As you can see by the photo, we had a lot of games to choose from, and not nearly enough time to make more than a modest dent.



Here is a list of what we played and who won.

Thanks!

~fischjello/bobbi
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1. Board Game: Fluxx [Average Rating:5.69 Overall Rank:6656]
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2. Board Game: Aquädukt [Average Rating:6.42 Overall Rank:1942]
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Winner: Sarah

A BIG thank you to BGG user greengow for selling his copy via BGG auction. We'd been looking for a copy for a long time.
 
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3. Board Game: Archaeology: The Card Game [Average Rating:6.70 Overall Rank:1117]
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Played six times
Winners: Bobbi, Pete, Sarah, Ian
This has become a big hit with our gaming friends: simple, quick, fun and fills in well. And for $10, you can’t go wrong.
 
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4. Board Game: Puerto Rico [Average Rating:8.06 Overall Rank:16]
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Winners: Janel, Bobbi

It was great to introduce some new gamers to this classic.
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5. Board Game: It's Alive! [Average Rating:6.29 Overall Rank:2629]
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Winner: Dana

I so love this game, and I lost so horribly... Bah!
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6. Board Game: Manila [Average Rating:7.01 Overall Rank:623]
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Winner Sarah

I'm pretty sure this copy was lent to us by this copy was leant to us by BGG user djcack (who unfortunately couldn't join us. Next year!).
 
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7. Board Game: Raj [Average Rating:6.46 Overall Rank:1873]
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Winner: Pete (both times)

A homebrew version, expanded for 8 players. It was crazy fun.
 
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8. Board Game: Bingo [Average Rating:2.72 Overall Rank:15446]
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Winner: Dana (both times)

It was a five-hour drive from the Twin Cities (plus stops for food) so along the way we played roadside bingo. Once there we had a special Con bingo that called for things like seeing taxidermy animals, playing a "traditional game", trying a new game and going without caffeine for 24 hours (no one got that square!).

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9. Board Game: Lost Cities [Average Rating:7.15 Overall Rank:292]
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Winners: Pete, Bobbi, Ian, Sarah
There were a lot of unsanctioned plays of this game. It was particularly fun at 2am after a few bottles of Guinness. If you’ve played this game you’ll know there’s some math involved -- enough of these late night games ended without real faith in our scores.
 
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Winners: Team Steve/Bobbi
I found this game at the Ben Franklin in Grand Marias, MN. One of our group said it was a game he remembered his grandparents playing "at the cabin". Good enough for us!


 
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Winner: Bobbi (I mean, I totally trounced them, it was way fun )
 
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13. Board Game: Kingsburg [Average Rating:7.23 Overall Rank:267]
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Winners: Pete, Bobbi

This is my favorite game that I don't own (yet).
 
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14. Board Game: Dominion [Average Rating:7.67 Overall Rank:72] [Average Rating:7.67 Unranked]
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We had Intrigue and Seaside along as well, but just not enough time.
 
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15. Board Game: Finca [Average Rating:7.06 Overall Rank:536]
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Winner: Sarah

 
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No expansions, just the base game, and it just wouldn't end!
(Not that it wasn't fun.)
 
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17. Board Game: Alhambra [Average Rating:7.03 Overall Rank:396]
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Winner: Ian

The Big Box is now on the Xmas list.
 
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Five-way color tournament
Winner: Janel with White
 
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