Monday, May 14, 2007

Damascus 05/11/07

Great night for gaming, and we had a lot of folks there. In fact, we had 22 gamers in attendance:

  • David, Noreen, and Corwin Fair
  • Scott & Liz Percival
  • Raphael L.
  • Melinda & Ruben Carbonell
  • Bill Trac
  • Marshall Miller
  • John Stup
  • Bryan Snyder
  • David Raley
  • Philippe Hebert
  • Rose Byington
  • Judy Trent
  • Kayla Trent
  • Scott Fox
  • Kevin Bealer
  • Tim Rothenhoefer
  • David & Martha Briggs
The following games were played:
I am writing the update a little late, and I am entirely unsure of the order games got played, but here is what i do know...


We played this 6-player, and it was a good game. i really feel that 6 might be too many, and 4 to 5 is a much better number. I started out going for the "own no flag" strategy, but i got bored, and decided to buy France, which killed me, as it was worthless. Ah what boredom will do to a guy... Final scores were (AH/I/F/GB/GR/RU/$): John Stup 111 (12/0/12/60/0/15/12), Marshall Miller 111 (36/8/0/45/3/15/4), Scott Percival 108 (20/60/0/10/2/9/7), Rapheal L. 96 (16/52/14/0/0/6/4), David Fair (28/20/12/25/1/0/6), Bryan Snyder 79 (0/4/4/40/4/21/6)

Ticket to Ride: Märklin

Melinda, Bill, Judy, and Ruben set about to play on the German map. This is, in my opinion, the most unforgiving and challenging of the series. Melinda won the game with a score of 159, followed by Bill with 148, Ruben with 132, and Judy with 127. No word on who got the most Tickets bonus, or any other details. If you played, please fill us in in the comments section.


Scott Fox, Judy and newcomer Tim Rothenhoefer set about playing Yspahan. It was Tim's first play, and Scott had a lot of trouble garnering camels, which helped hold him back. My feeling is that camels, Cards, and the Caravan are the keys to winning this one. Judy took the win with a score of 69, followed by Tim with 64, and Scott with 51.

To Court the King

Liz, Rose, Tim, Judy and Scott Fox played the game also known as Yahtzee: the Gathering. From reports it was a close one, with Liz grabbing the King and Queen by rolling 7 sixes, only to lose the King when Rose rolled 8 threes, and finally winning it back by rolling 8 sixes.

Ticket to Ride: USA 1910

Rose, Liz, Philippe, David Raley, and Noreen played this with the "All Tickets" variant, which puts almost 70 tickets in the draw deck. Liz won another game, with 116, followed by Noreen with 112, David with 83, Rose with 81, and Philippe with 71.


Ruben and Bill paired off against Noreen and Kevin Bealer. No word on how long it took, but they proved a good team, as the scores show they blew past 1000 to 1130, and won 1130 to 470.


Melinda and Judy faced off over the fields of Agincourt, and Judy taught Melinda to play the game. they both seemed to have a good time, and Judy won with 4 flags to 3. One of the things I like most about being at the Rec Center is the ability to play more good 2-player games like this one (and the next one), so i am glad they enjoyed it.

Memoir '44

John Stup and Tim Rothenhoefer played a battle of WWII, but no word on which battle, who played which side, or how it went. What we do know is that Tim won 4 flags to 2. Any more info, gentlemen?

On the Underground

David Raley, Martha Briggs, David Briggs, Philippe Hebert, and Noreen Fair set down to build the London subway system. Noreen was the only one to have played before, and she taught the game. The score was clustered at the end, with people giving points away carefully at the end so as to not unduly affect their position. David Raley won, with a score of 41, followed by Philippe at 39, Noreen at 36, Martha at 30, and David Briggs at 29.

Princes of Florence

Philippe and Scott Fox joined Noreen and David Fair for a game of Princes of Florence. Philippe and Scott had never played before, and I forgot to remove the extra freedoms from the game, but otherwise things went well. I bought two prestige cards early, getting the ones for all 3 landscapes (8 points), and all three freedoms (8 points), and getting those items ASAP. Still, I was busy focusing on those, and we let the two new players stock up on cheap jesters and builders. The final scores were: David 56, Scott Fox 52, Philippe 48, and Noreen 35.

La Cittá

Raphael L, Kevin Bealer, Marshall Miller, and Bryan Snyder set about to manage cities in the Italian peninsula. No word on how it went, but the scores show it was quite close. This is a really good game, and one i need to play again soon. Rapheal won, with a score of 30, followed by Bryan with 29, Kevin with 27, and Marshall with 26.

See you next week!

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