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Northern Colorado Boardgamers Session Report (November 15,2011)
Froggy McFrogface
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FORT COLLINS
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When green is all there is to be, it could make you wonder why. But why wonder? I'm green, and it'll do fine: it's beautiful, and I think it's what I want to be.
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With Skippen off to BGGCON I thought I'd get the ball rolling.

A respectable number of gamers in attendance (although I cannot vouch for their respective respectability...)

I don't know all the names, so I'll start listing the games I saw being played and let the others fill in the blanks.
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1. Board Game: A Few Acres of Snow [Average Rating:7.42 Overall Rank:255]
Froggy McFrogface
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When green is all there is to be, it could make you wonder why. But why wonder? I'm green, and it'll do fine: it's beautiful, and I think it's what I want to be.
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James & Lenny.

I loved my first play of this! It took a few turns to get the feel for it, and I'm not sure I tried all the actions, but very engaging and enjoyable. Of course with any deck building game, multiple plays will help familiarize players with the cards and how you might use them to build a successful engine, be it a seige engine or otherwise. My only cautionary note: stay away from Priests!

James eeked out the narrowest of victories: 75-74.
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2. Board Game: Battle Line [Average Rating:7.42 Overall Rank:187]
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Matt Cook & ....

Looks like it was played a couple of times.
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3. Board Game: Amun-Re [Average Rating:7.34 Overall Rank:272]
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Firestone, Matt S., ....

Being played right behind me. I do love this game.
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4. Board Game: Dominion [Average Rating:7.65 Overall Rank:74] [Average Rating:7.65 Unranked]
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5. Board Game: Troyes [Average Rating:7.77 Overall Rank:68]
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Matt C., Jason,....
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6. Board Game: Vikings [Average Rating:7.27 Overall Rank:332]
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Vanilla (Valhalla?) Vikings, played by Firestone, Randy, and Stalker.
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7. Board Game: Blood Bowl (Third Edition) [Average Rating:7.56 Overall Rank:265]
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Pete vs. Quentin
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8. Board Game: Saint Petersburg [Average Rating:7.32 Overall Rank:242]
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Played by Alex and two fellas I'd never seen before.
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9. Board Game: Hansa Teutonica [Average Rating:7.63 Overall Rank:115]
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Randy, Coffee Shane, Alex, and...?
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10. Board Game: Thunderstone: Dragonspire [Average Rating:7.37 Overall Rank:589] [Average Rating:7.37 Unranked]
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Played by Stalker, Firestone, and Keldon.
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11. Board Game: Race for the Galaxy [Average Rating:7.76 Overall Rank:48]
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Played the original game without any expansions. It's still a great game and I still suck at it. laugh
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12. Board Game: Spades [Average Rating:6.75 Overall Rank:1410]
Jason Keen
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Alex and Jason vs. Randy and Kevin Keen
Alex and I had a great start but we were then trounced though we did bounce back and forth for a bit. Randy and Kevin won 550 to 190.

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13. Board Game: Rummy [Average Rating:5.75 Overall Rank:6138]
Jason Keen
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Kevin and Jason

Kevin was telling me that Reiner Knizia ripped off Rummy after he played Lost Cities. I was like no way, So he made me play Rummy instead of more Battle Line.

I have never played Rummy and I can see the comparisons to Lost Cities and Battle Line.

Not sure what to say after that.
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