Lie, bluff, deceive, misguide and get some pants ... San Antonio Boardgamers - Games played on 14 July 2011
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Nice attendance and lots of fun. New players came, and we all gathered to challenge each other in the leveled playing field of board games.
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1. Board Game: Sid Meier's Civilization: The Card Game [Average Rating:6.01 Overall Rank:7204]
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I saw this played at least three times. We thought it was "Race through for the Galaxy" cause the box where it came was for one of the RFTG expansions.

Edit: Scratched the "Through". You can tell I originally wrote this around 1:00 AM.
 
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2. Board Game: Memoir '44 [Average Rating:7.55 Overall Rank:117] [Average Rating:7.55 Unranked]
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Historical account:

New developments on the Western Front. Hill 112 was the turn around point for the Axis forces, as Field General Medina-utz and his elite tank units managed to halt the steady progress of Brigadier General D'Amore. Both battles ended up in victory for the Axis. However, the overall result of the campaign is slightly in favor of the Allied forces. The Battle of Normandy is far from over, and the generals keep their forces on the fray.

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Luck did favor me while it went against Tom almost all the game. We had a relatively close first battle, but in the second one I managed to get a good lead. Defensive positions are well known to cause trouble for the attacker, which was Tom's position. Tom leads 23 points to 20 on my end.
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3. Board Game: Dungeons & Dragons: Castle Ravenloft Board Game [Average Rating:6.98 Overall Rank:636] [Average Rating:6.98 Unranked]
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A game of Ravenloft was played, and they did win! Strahd is losing his famous winning streak.
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4. Board Game: Ricochet Robots [Average Rating:7.00 Overall Rank:587] [Average Rating:7.00 Unranked]
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Tim did not waste the chance to bring his favorite hotness to the table. I think the Silver robot made his first appearance.
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5. Board Game: Hoax [Average Rating:5.99 Overall Rank:7203]
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Tim brought his uber-pretty copy of Hoax, with awesome player aid cards. I timed my dinner break poorly and missed the opportunity to play this, but it looked quite interesting. I am looking forward to try this one soon.
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6. Board Game: Stratego [Average Rating:6.07 Overall Rank:2309]
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Andrew's brothers played this one while he was "hoaxing" people into thinking he was the wizard, or palading, or king.
 
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7. Board Game: Carcassonne: The Castle [Average Rating:7.09 Overall Rank:517]
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Played immediately after I came back from dinner with Ana Maria. I completely obliterated her, which caused lots of grief on her part. She is good at this, but somehow struggled with it this time.
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8. Board Game: Small World Underground [Average Rating:7.32 Overall Rank:295] [Average Rating:7.32 Unranked]
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Cindy brought her copy and the game was played. I am not sure if it was a single game or two, but it looked like it was played more than once.
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9. Board Game: Cockroach Poker [Average Rating:6.55 Overall Rank:1172]
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The cockroaches made their usual appearance. Can't wait for my copy to arrive.
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10. Board Game: Hive [Average Rating:7.33 Overall Rank:205]
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Managed to squeeze a couple quick games with Ana Maria while waiting for more people to be available for a larger game.
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11. Board Game: Midgard [Average Rating:6.60 Overall Rank:2079]
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Elisa, one of the new players, brought her copy of Midgard and got it to the table. Tanga makes happy board gamers!
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12. Board Game: Dixit [Average Rating:7.31 Overall Rank:200] [Average Rating:7.31 Unranked]
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David won this one, closely followed by Tim. Ana Maria made a clear point: Any adult holding a child means "Stranger Danger".
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13. Board Game: Skull [Average Rating:7.15 Overall Rank:420]
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We played a couple games of this, while waiting for a Civ card game to be finished. It was well received and most people seemed to have enjoyed this quite a bit.
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14. Board Game: Sucking Vacuum [Average Rating:5.59 Overall Rank:12969]
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The premise on this game looked quite interesting. However, I was expecting to see a lot more interaction. I will have to survey the players later on for more information.
At some point, Tim was looking for Ben's pants, whatever that meant.
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15. Board Game: The Resistance [Average Rating:7.36 Overall Rank:187]
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Just before leaving we managed to get a couple rounds of this mostly with new players. One for the Spies and one for The Resistance, but in all fairness the second one should have gone to the spies.
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16. Board Game: Carcassonne [Average Rating:7.43 Overall Rank:139] [Average Rating:7.43 Unranked]
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The new players seem to be the dedicated type we love and cherish. They started a Carcassonne game around 11:20 PM.
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17. Board Game: Race for the Galaxy [Average Rating:7.76 Overall Rank:47]
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We did the 100-meter dash for the galaxy. I'm still interested in the marathon...
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