How was your President's Day?
Jesse Griffin
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Augusta
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So what games did you play today? Any cool PnP games that you put some time into?

Or, simply, what did you do this President's Day?
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1. Board Game: Diplomacy [Average Rating:7.06 Overall Rank:504]
Jesse Griffin
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One of my friends bought this a few days ago and we cracked it open today.

Oh. My. God. This is easily the most complex game I've played. It took us a few minutes to wrap our heads around the rules. Support was something that tripped us up, but some reviews of the examples provided helped smooth things out.

It was a two player only game, so it was a bit tedious. I enjoyed it, but I'd prefer to play it with more players.

I squeezed out a marginal victory in the Fall of 1905.
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2. Board Game: Postcard from the Revolution [Average Rating:6.03 Overall Rank:10043]
Jesse Griffin
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I bought a printer on Friday, the cable that should have been included on Saturday, and some paper and various other crafting instruments on Sunday.

After the cartridge alignment page, this was the first thing I printed out. It looks great! I printed the bigger PDF so I wasn't messing around with microscopic units (although I really love the idea of a tiny postcard game).

I did alright with the solo game (I won, imagine that) and brought it out today. I got destroyed. I was the British and lost all 8 of my units while my friend only took 3 losses. Bad rolls and my friend using his head a little better than I used mine contributed to an embarrassing defeat. I loved it, though. This is definitely seeing more action on game night.
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3. Board Game: Race for the Galaxy [Average Rating:7.77 Overall Rank:50]
Jesse Griffin
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There's 2 games we ALWAYS play during our game nights: Race for the Galaxy and Battleline. They're just so much fun and incredibly easy to play.

I won this one 65 to 40-something. I had a pretty nice system of Production and Consume that was netting me a ton of VPs while my opponent was focusing on military might.

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4. Board Game: Battle Line [Average Rating:7.42 Overall Rank:180]
Jesse Griffin
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I've never beat my friend at this game, and tonight was no different.

I thought I was doing pretty good by forming some wedges early on and taking some flags at the flanks, but the tides just turned and he pulled out a victory. 5 flags to 4.
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5. Board Game: Axis & Allies Miniatures [Average Rating:6.50 Overall Rank:2426]
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I don't play this as often as I would like to, but I always enjoy it when I do.
My opponent has been playing a lot longer than I have, and he's got quite the collection of minis built up.

I used all of the Allies from the starter set with the addition of a PPSh-41 from his collection, and he used some of his Axis minis.

I can't remember what it was called, but he had a tank destroyer that just stopped my advance right in it's tracks! All three of my tanks were hunkered down in the town hexes while my infantry tried to flank his units, but he knew how to use the cover of the forest and his MG-42 to devastation effect. I had a blast playing with him, though. He showed me some tactics for a few of the maps and we talked for a while after the game was done.

He's also got quite a few of the War at Sea minis, so I think I'll try that next time I play him.
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6. Board Game: Travel Carcassonne [Average Rating:7.21 Overall Rank:2142]
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This is another game that sees a ton of play when ever my friends and I get together. It's incredibly simple to teach to new players so there's a lot more time for us to actually play.

I managed to get a 2 point victory because of my farms.
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7. Board Game: Snowstorm [Average Rating:6.33 Overall Rank:10414]
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Didn't game today, but spent some time shovelling snow. Today's 8", added on to what we've already had, made it the snowiest February in Cincinnati on record: almost 22", and there's still plenty of time left for more!
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8. Board Game: Met nijntje op stap [Average Rating:6.60 Unranked]
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No, no, no. It's carnaval over here... But I got to play this 3x with my niece and played some cards as well!
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