Sunday, August 07, 2016

Germantown 07/04/16


Attendance:  7

  • Leslie Barkley
  • Aaron Blair
  • Dave & Noreen Fair
  • Christine Fiedler
  • Bob & Carol Jones

On this, the most American of federal holidays, a small group of us gathered to play games.

Games Played (scores in order of place):

The Great Heartland Hauling Co. - Bob 33, Noreen 29, Carol 28, Dave 21, Leslie 16
Gemblo - Dave 4, Christine 14, Noreen 14, Leslie 15, Carol 15, Bob 21
Qwixx - Christine 102, Aaron 95, Bob 91
Dominion - Dave 60, Leslie 43, Carol 32, Noreen 20
Dominion - Leslie 46, Dave 41, Noreen 40, Carol 18
Dominion - Dave 87, Carol 70, Leslie 17, Noreen 13
Pillars of the Earth - Bob 56, Christine 49, Aaron 42


The Great Heartland Hauling Co. image by Chris Norwood on BGG.

Posted by Bob on 08/07/16.

Germantown 06/20/16


Attendance:  14

  • Leslie Barkley
  • Paul Czarnota
  • Dave & Alison Fair
  • Nick Ferris
  • Jennifer Glinzack
  • Randy Hoffman
  • Bob & Carol Jones
  • Michael Pagliaro
  • Rich Parker
  • Eric & Laura Reinhold
  • Howard Wagner
Welcome, Michael!

Games Played (scores in order of place):

Samurai - Howard 5/3/3, Eric 1/5/3, Bob 3/2/3
Burgle Bros. - Carol, Randy, Alison and Laura were caught!
Quadropolis - Paul 50, Dave 46, Leslie 45, Rich 35
Sherlock Holmes, Consulting Detective - Michael, Jenn and Nick solved the mystery!
Karuba - Rich 26, Paul 14, Leslie 14, Dave 10
7 Wonders - Eric 83, Paul 67, Howard 64, Carol 63, Randy 60, Laura 58, Bob 56
6 Nimmt - Carol 22, Bob 56, Eric 57, Paul 59, Laura 62, Randy 72
Parade - Rich 13, Leslie 13, Dave 17, Alison 23, Michael 23


Karuba image by W. Eric Martin on BGG.

Posted by Bob on 08/07/16.

Germantown 06/06/16


The Jones's weren't able to host due to Ben's graduation, so Dave hosted at Wegmans Supermarket.


Germantown 05/30/16


The Jones's weren't able to host, so Dave hosted at Wegmans Supermarket.

Germantown 05/16/16


Attendance:  16

  • Leslie Barkley
  • Aaron Blair
  • Paul Czarnota
  • Dave & Alison Fair
  • Nick Ferris
  • Jennifer Glinzack
  • Bob & Carol Jones
  • Rich Parker
  • Eric & Laura Reinhold
  • Chris Sears
  • Alf & Cynthia Shupe
  • Kelsey Smith

Games Played (scores in order of place):

World's Fair 1893 - Rich 63, Kelsey 63, Jenn 63, Nick 54
Dominion - Aaron 49, Cynthia 26, Alf 22, Leslie 11
Eggs & Empires - Jenn 91, Kelsey 82, Nick 76, Leslie 67, Rich 43
Castles of Burgundy - Alison 201, Laura 185, Eric 165
Blue Moon City - Alf 5, Cynthia 4, Aaron 3
Qwixx - Alison 87, Leslie 87
Qwixx - Leslie 92, Alison 56
Qwixx - Alison 92, Leslie 50
Power Grid - Bob 15/45, Chris 15/25, Dave 12, Carol 11/185, Paul 11/82.


World's Fair 1893 image by Maurice Fitzgerald on BGG.

Posted by Bob on 08/07/16.


Wednesday, July 06, 2016

Milestone (Germantown), July 2 2016

Attendance: 6

Bob & Carol Jones
David & Noreen Fair
Paul Czarnota
Leslie Barkley

Summer takes its toll again on attendance, but we had a great time playing.

Spinderella is a neat little racing game of ants trying to dodge spiders in a forest. Carol 1st, Noreen 2nd, Dave 3rd, and Bob 4th.

Codenames, where every game ended poorly, was played three times, with two wins by the team of Carol, Noreen & Leslie.

Between 2 Cities has each played pairing up with a partner to build a city, then scoring the lower of their 2 cities. David 65, Carol, Paul, Noreen, & Leslie all tied at 54 (Carol won the tiebreaker, and Paul lost it, but Leslie and Noreen tied there as well!), and Bob at 50.

Dominion came out for the start of our Expansion project. It is going to take us 26 games to play all cards! Dave 40, Carol 35, Leslie 34, Noreen 27

Jaipur is a two player economic game: Paul beat Bob 2-0

FlowerPower is great Kosmos "Spiel fur Zwei" where Paul won 20-18 over Bob.

We came back together to play Showmanager, a great choice for 6. Dave 49, Paul 47, Carol 42, Leslie, 35, Bob 24, Noreen 23.

Black Spy is a trick taking game where you do't want any points. Noreen scored only 5, followed by Leslie 13, Carol 21, Dave 76, Bob 77, Paul 108.

Railroad Tycoon came out after a dinner break: Bob 1st, Noreen 2nd, Leslie 3rd, Dave 4th, Carol 5th, Paul 6th


Spinderella Image by Carlos Abrunhoza on BGG

Milestone (Germantown), June 4 2016

Attendance: 4

Henry Ho
David Fair
Paul Czarnota
Chris Sears

Summer takes its toll again on attendance, but we had a great time playing.

Power Grid (on the new US "Deluxe" map)
Dave #17/$110
Henry #17/$3
Chris #16/#43
Paul #15/$86

Quadropolis has players competing to score points for building a city well. Paul 55, Chris 52, Henry 45, Dave 42

Russian Railroads, with some of the expansion engineers: Paul 480, Henry 461, Chris 420, Dave 407

Port Royal with Expansion Chris 12+$6, Henry 12+$0, Paul 11+$15, Dave 11+$11

New York 1901: Chris 78, Paul 74, Dave 73, Henry 64

Milestone (Germantown) - May 7, 2016

Attendance: 6

David and Noreen Fair
Scott Percival
Mike & April Charbonneau
Chuck Wisner
Leslie Barkley

Attendance was light for a variety of reasons, but we enjoyed the company and games.

Lignum has players competing to make a living in the Lumber market. Scores: David 88, Scott 79, Noreen 53

Splendor makes another appearance as a favored filler: Mike 15, Chuck 13, April 10

Love Letter is a game of courting a princess and trying to gain her favor. Chuck 3, April 2, Michael 1

Tichu. Haven't we said enough about Tichu by now? Dave and Scott beat Noreen and Leslie 1120 to 780

Milestone (Germantown) - April 2, 2016

Attendance: 11

David & Noreen Fair
Paul Czarnata
Bob Walnkonis
Bob & Carol Jones
Chris & Betty Sears
Henry Ho
Alf Shupe
Eric Haas

Games Played:

Splendor hit the table as people competed to make jewelry for the nobility. Bob W: 15, Carol: 13, Noreen: 8, Bob J: 7

Qwixx was a light way to start. Henry: 67, Bob J: 62, Bob W: 58, Noreen: 51

David had promised to bring Agricola, but failed to do so, and so Carol went home and grabbed their copy. Scores were Bob J: 40, Betty: 35, Noreen: 34, Carol: 31, Chris: 26

New York 1901 has up to 4 players competing to build the impressive skyline of NYC at the turn of the century. Chris: 77, Paul: 73, Betty: 64, Dave: 60

Power Grid has dozens of maps, but we played one of the base game maps this week, Germany. This was one game that didn't end in a tie, which is unusual for PG. Henry: #15 cities/$15, David: #13/$112, Bob W. #13/$26, Eric: #13/$8, Pail #12/$17

Istanbul has players vying to collect jewels, either by trading for them, buying them, or acquiring them as awards for achievements. This game ended in a rare tie, broken by money... Alf: 5 gems/$3, Eric 5 gems/$0, Bob W. 4 gems

German Railways is an expansion to Russian Railways that adds several modules, which you can pick and choose from. Henry 493. Paul 365, Dave 291.

Takenoko involves feeding pandas bamboo and scoring points for making him eat the right bamboo at the right time. Paul 30, Eric 23, Henry 18, Bob 14

Port Royal is a push your luck game with an Age of Sail theme. Henry 12, Bob 11, Paul 7

Agricola hit the table a second time, as Dave was sad to have missed out on the first game. Dave 34, Noreen 26, Carol 20. We all agreed that the Belgium Deck left a lot to be desired.

Istanbul image by Henk Rollerman on BGG.

Tuesday, July 05, 2016

Germantown 05/02/16


Attendance:  7

  • Leslie Barkley
  • Nick Ferris
  • Henry Ho
  • Bob & Carol Jones
  • Rich Parker
  • Kelsey Smith

A small, but hearty, group on this first Monday of May.

Games Played (scores in order of place):

Yspahan - Leslie 69, Kelsey 65, Nick 61
Qwixx - Nick 75, Leslie 54, Kelsey 31
Glen More - Henry 55, Rich 52, Bob 49, Carol 48
Qwixx - Kelsey 118, Nick 98, Leslie 95
Ra - Rich 39, Bob 34, Henry 34, Carol 25, Leslie 5 (ouch)


Yspahan image by Carsten ◄► Wesel on BGG.

Posted by Bob on 07/05/16.