Games played at London on Board, 21.03.2011
Henrik Havighorst
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Rainy Days and Mondays seem to get people down as well as limit the number of people who are willing to come out for some serious gaming extravaganza. The brave LOBers made do however and most of us actually played on theme !

The theme was 'Sid Sackson Tribute'

Here is what we played, why not come and join us for some games ?:

http://www.meetup.com/LondonOnBoard/


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1. Board Game: Inca Empire [Average Rating:7.04 Overall Rank:1511]
Board Game: Inca Empire
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Nice network building game (let's just call it a traingame), spiced up with the idea of event cards which you can always play on two players at a time, so you must be careful who you are dragging down along with your target if playing negative cards or who shares the benefit if you play a good card onto yourself.

I liked the game but found the bits and pieces a bit fiddly and hard to make out and I think the game is about 30 minutes too long.

Still, would play it again and most definitely one of the better train games.

Played with Russel, John & Jon

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2. Board Game: I'm the Boss! [Average Rating:6.80 Overall Rank:1181]
Board Game: I'm the Boss!
Henrik Havighorst
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Played this twice. I really liked this game when I first played it but by now, I feel it is too random and chaotic. I do not mind random and chaotic games as long as the chances stay the same throughout the game but the ability to practically eliminate players by recruiting their last investor is really no good, it more or loss makes people loose the game prematurely.

Also, I think the option of sharing money instead of shares makes the game less cutthroat as it is now much easier to make 'fair' deals, which is not the point of this game in the first place.

I still enjoy it with the right people and luckily that was the case, but my rating of it steadily crawls southwards.

"Not really my kind of game, especially with 6, but at least it was on theme!" Russel via LOB

Played with John, Jon, Russel, Andrew & Karl
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3. Board Game: 6 nimmt! [Average Rating:6.91 Overall Rank:600]
Board Game: 6 nimmt!
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One quickfire round of 6 Nimmt with two new players who were utterly confused. Good game but I prefer to play it until someone hits 66 instead of just once.
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4. Board Game: Acquire [Average Rating:7.34 Overall Rank:261]
Board Game: Acquire
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I saw this being played by two separate groups, way to go Sid !
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5. Board Game: David & Goliath [Average Rating:6.44 Overall Rank:2455]
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I still think this game is too dependent on the initial hand draw. Pretty sure there is a way too tweak it though (pass on cards to other players like in Tichu etc.)
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6. Board Game: Lost Cities [Average Rating:7.17 Overall Rank:317]
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Played by Karl and Andrew. Just got this in a trade and think it is a jolly old game (although the theme is painfully plastered on)
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A swift game of Medici was played by Jon, John and Russel. Looked intriguing but more abstract than I expected it to be.
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