Double play night! - San Antonio Boardgamers - Games played on November 7th, 2011
Juan Medina
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Great night and great attendance! Got to see play a lot of really nice games, and a lot of them got played twice!

As usual, I probably missed/forgot some of the games, so please help completing the list.

Lastly, I still have those games someone left at Dragon's Lair last week. If anyone asks, let them know I will bring them with me next Monday.
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1. Board Game: Panic Station [Average Rating:6.03 Overall Rank:3128]
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A second chance with the newest version of the rules was played, I think twice. Sean, Tim, Brian and others went about infecting their former colleagues and friends. Not sure how it went, but the consensus seems to still be that the game is kind of there, but not really. Gotta play it myself to see.
 
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2. Board Game: Ninjato [Average Rating:7.24 Overall Rank:738]
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We brought this one to play with Marty. I really enjoy coordinating at least one game to play, and so far it had paid off, as we have a good deal of time to play that and other games. Well, we played this two times. Ana Maria, Marty, David and me played the first game, which David won, and then on the second game Brian switched with David. In that one Marty devastated us with his first scoring being really high. In the end he broke the 100 point mark. Good for Marty!
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3. Board Game: Troyes [Average Rating:7.77 Overall Rank:67]
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Chris, Eric, David and Fred rolled their dice and grew the kindgom. I still have to play this one, which I am pretty sure I will enjoy much!
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4. Board Game: Power Grid [Average Rating:7.89 Overall Rank:34]
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Victoria, John and Mike (and others I can't remember) played Friese's top game.
 
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5. Board Game: Wok Star [Average Rating:6.75 Overall Rank:1988]
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I pulled this out to tell Marty that he would probably not like it, but Ana Maria wanted to play, and Marty actually went for it (probably due to his high spirits after beating us in Ninjato).
We played two games, one on the easy setting, where Marty was like this is too easy. We then played one more game in the normal setting, and of course, we lost. It was a lot of fun. I like this game quite a bit, however I have to stop telling everyone what to do

Ana Maria was speaking in tongues, and it was funny to see her mix of spanish-english-babbling caused by the pressure of getting her recipes done.
 
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6. Board Game: No Thanks! [Average Rating:7.05 Overall Rank:415]
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Two games of No Thanks were played. See a trend here? Chris learned the hard lesson of being without chips. Ana Maria got her lucky streak of getting the cards that she needed at the most appropriate moment, whereas Fred saw those cards that would help him the most follow his decision to take the current card with the chips. Good game to close the night.
 
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7. Board Game: Roll Through the Ages: The Bronze Age [Average Rating:6.89 Overall Rank:631]
Brian Bankler
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This was played as an opener.
 
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8. Board Game: Ca$h 'n Gun$: Yakuzas [Average Rating:6.54 Unranked] [Average Rating:6.54 Unranked]
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We played Cash n Guns with the Yakuza special item cards (no other part). I hadn't realized the expansion had a simple (non-team) part that could be integrated into the game. Its reasonable (unlike Yakuza team play, which makes the game balloon in length).
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9. Board Game: Inn-Fighting [Average Rating:5.93 Overall Rank:5112]
Frederic Bush
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If a beholder gets beer goggles...
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10. Board Game: Power Grid [Average Rating:7.89 Overall Rank:34]
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Saw this one in action too
 
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11. Board Game: Whistling Death [Average Rating:8.19 Overall Rank:3354]
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There was no room at Dragon's Lair, so Tim and I played Whistling Death at my apartment.

The game has a lot of rules to keep track of, but in the end does an excellent job of simulating plane combat without having unnecessary complexity. Tim and I got through 6 turns before calling the night, both of us were doing a fantastic job maneuvering so there were a lot of close calls on both sides, but neither of us allowed the other an easy shot so little damage was done.

Also, a shout out to Tim for his amazing pimping of the game. The 1/72 models on antennas were fantastic, we made sure to get photos of almost every turn just because it was so awesome to see the planes rolling through chasing turns and such. Best was the last turn where Tim went into a very steep climb to try and force me to overshoot him (I was tailing him at the time), I went into a shallow climb while inverted and though I could easily bring all six .50 cals from my Wildcat to bear on his Zero from right behind him (giving me a 4:1 advantage), all my crazy stunts made it impossible to hit with more than a handful of bullets.

Definitely want to play this one more...a lot more.
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