Berkeley Board Gamers Board Game Night (June 17, 2010)
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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 Nights, held every Thursday night at Eudemonia in Berkeley, CA.

Big night! Lots of folks. Exceptionally interesting games! I couldn't catch them all, so please help fill out the list

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: 18AL [Average Rating:7.28 Overall Rank:1692]
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Ian, Kimmo, and Jacob got there early to play this.

(Did I get the right 18XX game here?)
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2. Board Game: Saint Petersburg: New Society & Banquet Expansion [Average Rating:7.46 Unranked] [Average Rating:7.46 Unranked] [Average Rating:7.46 Unranked]
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Finally got to play this. Shanthi, Thomas, Mike, Logan, and Gabe.
 
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3. Board Game: Tichu [Average Rating:7.60 Overall Rank:123]
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Early or late...it never matters with this ubiquitous game.
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4. Board Game: Los Banditos [Average Rating:6.36 Overall Rank:4085]
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5. Board Game: Dungeon Lords [Average Rating:7.43 Overall Rank:186]
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6. Board Game: Coloretto [Average Rating:6.97 Overall Rank:483]
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7. Board Game: Taluva [Average Rating:7.19 Overall Rank:411]
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8. Board Game: Qwirkle Cubes [Average Rating:6.59 Overall Rank:2064]
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9. Board Game: San Juan [Average Rating:7.28 Overall Rank:229]
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10. Board Game: Pickomino [Average Rating:6.54 Overall Rank:1083]
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11. Board Game: The Resistance [Average Rating:7.37 Overall Rank:178]
 
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Quickly becoming a group favorite.
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12. Board Game: Mall of Horror [Average Rating:6.65 Overall Rank:1258]
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13. Board Game: Abandon Ship [Average Rating:6.32 Overall Rank:2788]
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14. Board Game: Hearts [Average Rating:6.43 Overall Rank:1558]
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Of course with Garrett being rusty, I took advantage and shot the moon, aggravating Spags.
 
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15. Board Game: Kahuna [Average Rating:6.66 Overall Rank:917]
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Spags beat me.
 
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16. Board Game: Dixit: Quest [Average Rating:7.74 Unranked] [Average Rating:7.74 Unranked]
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17. Board Game: Aquädukt [Average Rating:6.42 Overall Rank:1959]
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Me, Thomas, Mark L and someone else. Fun little game, very luck-dependent. I think the other guy won (new Asian guy). He wasn't really on anyone's radar even though it is easy enough to count people's score on the board. This is a tile laying game, but like Santiago, if your houses are not irrigated, you can't score them at the end of the game. It is different than Santiago because where you can place your tiles is determined by a roll of the die rather than your choice. So the temptation is great to let other people irrigate (you can only lay two canals on a turn, but place three houses) and then try to free ride, but only two canals can go from each well, etc. Interesting game, would definitely play again.
 
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18. Board Game: RoboRally [Average Rating:7.12 Overall Rank:341]
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Okay, I know this game is popular but I can't for the life of me understand why. I played with Mike H, new Dave (because the gaming gods decided we didn't have enough Daves), and Liam. It takes too long for what it is, and is so luck-dependent. I had one hand with 3 left turns, a u-turn and something else useless and no move cards!

Thomas said this game is more fun with the expansion that allows for more interesting ways to move around the board, but we didn't play with that. I would be willing to try it again using the expansion.

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19. Board Game: Through the Desert [Average Rating:7.05 Overall Rank:434]
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20. Board Game: Excape [Average Rating:6.31 Overall Rank:2272]
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21. Board Game: Bananagrams [Average Rating:6.34 Overall Rank:1560] [Average Rating:6.34 Unranked]
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22. Board Game: Tsuro [Average Rating:6.69 Overall Rank:771]
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23. Board Game: Macao [Average Rating:7.44 Overall Rank:242]
 
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I taught Kevin and Richard. The noobs did awesome! Kevin won and Richard came in second.
 
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