Give To Game 2011 Requests- Austin, Texas
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Give to Game is a fantastic event held in Austin, Texas. This year it will take place on April 9. The event is run to raise money and food for the Capital Area Food Bank of Austin. It's a good solid day of gaming and the proceeds go to a fantastic cause! You can read more about the event itself in the Convention forum. You'll also find helpful links there too.

Last year was my first year attending. I met a lot of great folks and had a lot of fun. I also got the opportunity to teach Republic of Rome to a bunch of local gamers, and later that evening walked some folks through Acquire. In discussions for the event this year I realized I've got a fairly large library of stuff that I can share. I'm willing to run another Republic of Rome game if there's interest. I've also got a few other games in my library I'd be willing to bring/teach, as do several others I play with regularly.

This geeklist is for requested games that people would like to learn/play. If you've got something you've been itching to try (especially if it is in my collection) add it to this geeklist, or thumb the entry if it is already present to show it's popular! There are a few other users who may also be looking over this list so feel free to add any other games you can think of. It never hurts to ask!

I'm starting the list with the games I'm intending to bring. If something ends up unpopular it'll most likely get replaced!

Give To Game - A day of board gaming benefiting the Capital Area Food Bank of Texas

When: Saturday, April 9th, 2011
Time: 10am - Midnight
Where: 4622 S Lamar Blvd Austin, TX 78745
Admission: Admission to the event is either one-grocery bag of non-perishable food or a donation of $20 at the door.
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1. Board Game: The Republic of Rome [Average Rating:7.55 Overall Rank:310]
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We taught a six player game last year. It was memorable for the fact that we survived the Early Republic, despite the fact we were under Man Power Shortage all but one turn, and never managed to win a Punic War.
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2. Board Game: The Princes of Florence [Average Rating:7.58 Overall Rank:100]
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This is a favorite among the heavy thinking type games but we almost never play it with 5. Great game if you want to try a heavy Euro, especially with the recent reprinting!
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3. Board Game: Taj Mahal [Average Rating:7.33 Overall Rank:276]
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Just got my hands on this classic by Reiner. It plays five so it seems ideal for this kind of event. And it moves very fast!
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4. Board Game: Are You the Traitor? [Average Rating:5.09 Overall Rank:14082]
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I like this as a social game but it needs a larger number of players than I typically get. Give to Game seems like a good chance to try this with 8-10!
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5. Board Game: Betrayal at House on the Hill [Average Rating:7.14 Overall Rank:370]
Mike McDrunk
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...and I should be showing up this year. I've attempted to make it the last two years however things always seem to pop up...
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6. Board Game: Mansions of Madness [Average Rating:7.38 Overall Rank:227] [Average Rating:7.38 Unranked]
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I'll bring this one also however the set-up time for the game is ridiculous (judging by the time spent at Dragon's Lair's demo of the game) so it might not see game play.
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7. Board Game: Power Grid [Average Rating:7.93 Overall Rank:23]
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David brought this last year, it'll be there this year.
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8. Board Game: Space Alert [Average Rating:7.52 Overall Rank:127]
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This was left off my initial list but is also definitely coming along this year. Always fun training a new batch of recruits!
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9. Board Game: El Grande [Average Rating:7.80 Overall Rank:50]
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Our group's only done the basic game but it's enjoyed.
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10. Board Game: 7 Wonders [Average Rating:7.82 Overall Rank:38]
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I'll be sure to bring this as I know many people still have yet to try it. It's a great game and very quick to teach and learn.
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This is a link to the games available in the Give to Game library. This should help make planning what to bring a bit easier.
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12. Board Game: Venture Forth [Average Rating:6.23 Overall Rank:4695]
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My Greek mythology adventure game Venture Forth is being published later this year by Minion Games. Anyone interested in getting a sneak peek and playing a prototype version of the game, sign up here!
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13. Board Game: Titan [Average Rating:6.96 Overall Rank:737]
 
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Laurie mentioned GtG would be an ideal time for a six-player Titan game since the knock-outs could go play something else. So how much interest is there?
 
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14. Board Game: Sid Meier's Civilization: The Board Game [Average Rating:7.50 Overall Rank:149]
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I've been itching to give this one a try.

Here's some other games I'll bring:
Thebes
Fury of Dracula (second edition)
Survive: Escape from Atlantis!
Vegas Showdown
Shadows over Camelot
Fresco
Small World
Forbidden Island
Citadels
Ra: The Dice Game
Zombie Dice
For Sale
Power Grid

Trying to mostly get games with 5+ players...

Also, If anyone has:
Defenders of the Realm
Tobago
Ultimate Werewolf: Ultimate Edition

I would be interested in playing those as well. (A large werewolf session would be awesome)

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15. Board Game: Tobago [Average Rating:7.13 Overall Rank:374]
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David K. requested this, so I'll bring my copy.
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16. Board Game: Airlines [Average Rating:6.61 Overall Rank:3120]
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Slightly reminiscent of Acquire, I got this in a trade and would love to play it Saturday.

Let me know if anybody has played it or has interest.

Here are two more in that same category that I'd also like to play:

Union Pacific: http://www.boardgamegeek.com/boardgame/94/union-pacific

Shark: http://www.boardgamegeek.com/boardgame/433/shark
 
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17. Board Game: Fische Fluppen Frikadellen [Average Rating:6.61 Overall Rank:1880]
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I've got version A, if you've got versions B or C then its a party!!

This is gonna get played! All aboard!
 
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18. Board Game: Wealth of Nations [Average Rating:6.93 Overall Rank:1049]
Christopher Fritel
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Played this once and loved it so I've gotta play it again with expansions:

Super Industry Tiles: http://www.boardgamegeek.com/boardgameexpansion/64638/wealth...

War Clouds: http://www.boardgamegeek.com/boardgameexpansion/42276/wealth...
 
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19. Board Game: Wiz-War [Average Rating:6.90 Overall Rank:1200]
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Print and Play version.

Looks kooky and I'm looking for folks who know it and want to do it again.
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20. Board Game: Tempus [Average Rating:6.51 Overall Rank:1388]
Christopher Fritel
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This and another Martin Wallace game are on my list to of games to play.

Perikles: http://www.boardgamegeek.com/boardgame/21954/perikles


Any takers?
 
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21. Board Game: Magna Grecia [Average Rating:6.59 Overall Rank:2061]
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Ok, just going to shotgun the rest of these:

Minos: http://www.boardgamegeek.com/boardgame/751/minos

End of the Triumvirate:http://www.boardgamegeek.com/boardgame/20134/the-end-of-the-triumvirate

Die Handler: http://www.boardgamegeek.com/boardgame/348/die-handler



 
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