Sucessful Gaming Night
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Our first gaming night with our friends went great. Thanks to the BGG community for helping me find all these games. Session reports will be posted for all the games.

Participants: Don, Steph, Keith, Katri.
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1. Board Game: Ticket to Ride [Average Rating:7.46 Overall Rank:124] [Average Rating:7.46 Unranked]
Donald Walsh
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I bought this game for Keith and Katri for Christmas, knowing that we'd all get to play. As a pessimist, I thought that it couldn't be as good as all the hype, but I was happy to be wrong. This is a great game, really simple to learn, and really fun. Everyone loved it, including me, despite an embarrassingly low score. We would have played again, but it had gotten too late. It will be on the table again next game night.
 
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2. Board Game: Carcassonne [Average Rating:7.43 Overall Rank:139] [Average Rating:7.43 Unranked]
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My wife's second favorite game, we taught this game to Keith and Katri using basic game, river, and inn and cathedrals. Another hit.
 
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3. Board Game: Lord of the Rings [Average Rating:6.77 Overall Rank:698]
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This was next on the list, but it was almost time for my wife to turn into a pumpkin, and it was decided that LotR might be too much. So instead we played:
 
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4. Board Game: Lost Cities [Average Rating:7.15 Overall Rank:294]
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The ladies played Lost Cities. This is my wife's favorite game. Like many guys on the Geek, my wife stomps me at this game, and I can't figure out why.
 
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5. Board Game: Lord of the Rings: The Confrontation [Average Rating:7.21 Overall Rank:414]
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The guys played LotR:tC. This is one of my faves. I played the Shadow, which is rare. My wife is not a big fan of this game, so I am always happy to play it. For such a simple package, this is a VERY deep game.
 
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