Tuesday, May 22, 2007

Germantown 05/21/07

Another great Monday night of gaming! Attending were:

  • Leslie Barkley
  • Kevin Bealer
  • Aubrey Bell
  • Shannon Bell
  • David Briggs
  • Martha Briggs
  • Dave Fair
  • Todd Heidenreich
  • Doug Hoylman
  • Bob Jones
  • Raphael L
  • David Raley
  • Eric Reinhold
  • Laura Reinhold
  • Bill Salvatore

I arrived at 7PM and found games already in progress. Laura was teaching Kevin, Martha, and David Briggs the fun "run-through-a-dungeon-while-a-monster-tries-to-eat-you" game, Fearsome Floors. After much running and eating, Laura was first to rescue two of her guys from a gruesome death. They played out the game and finished Martha, Kevin and David.

Meanwhile, Bill, Leslie and Raphael were playing the very popular and quite fun dice-rolling game Yspahan. Final scores were Raphael 101, Bill 93, and Leslie 64.

Eric, Dave Fair, David Raley, and Doug had just finished the tile-laying game Qwirkle. Doug pulled off the victory with 130 points followed by David Raley 120, Dave Fair 83 and Eric 80.

I joined the Qwirkle group along with Todd and we played Knizia's great auction game, Medici. After the second round, I had a decent lead but some last round shenanigans and good play led Todd to leapfrog the rest of us by a considerable margin. Final scores were Todd 111, Dave Fair 85, Bob 83, Eric 80, David Raley 66 and Doug 38 (ouch).

Around this time, Aubrey and Shannon arrived. They played two games of Knizia's Kingdoms and each won a game, Aubrey 236, Shannon 310 and Aubrey 250, Shannon 211.

We then split into smaller groups. I joined Leslie, Martha and David Briggs for a confrontational game of Manhattan. After two rounds, I was ahead, but a last round, devastating assault on my buildings by everyone and a ton of buildings captured by Leslie gave her the game. Final scores were Leslie 54, Bob 53, Martha 47, David 43.

Kevin joined Todd for a game of good, old-fashioned Go. Kevin hadn't played in a while so Todd gave him a handicap of 9 stones. It wasn't enough, however, (I suspect Todd is a Go shark) and Todd won 89 to Kevin's 58.

Raphael, Eric and Dave Fair explored the far East with Knizia's underrated Marco Polo Expedition. Dave won with the tiebreaker and 16 points, followed by Eric with 16 and Raphael with 14. A very close game.

They followed up with a quick game of Flinke Plinke (aka Loco and Quandry). This was an amazingly close game with final scores of Eric 71, Raphael 70 and Dave 69. Wow.

Finally, Bill, Aubrey, Doug and David Raley played what has become our most played game at GCOM Germantown, Blue Moon City, with all expansion tiles. Bill was the first to contribute four cubes to the Monument and win the game.

Thanks to everyone for coming out!

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