Saturday, October 06, 2007

Damascus 10/05/07

A smaller group of just 18 gamers... the same size group that was so large we had to abandon our townhouse for our new home at the rec Center, but not what we are used to now...

In Attendance:

  • David, Noreen, Corwin, and Andrew Fair
  • Jason Cheng
  • Rose Byington
  • Judy & Kayla Trent, with Scott Fox
  • Kevi Bealer
  • Bill Trac
  • Marshall Miller
  • Ruben Carbonell
  • David & Martha Briggs
  • Tim Rothenhoefer
  • Howard Wagner
  • Rick Pasquale
Dave, Jason, Andrew, and Corwin started with a too-long game of Can't Stop, won by Jason.

Rose, Dave and Jason played the excellent 3-player area-majority game, San Marco. Dave did very poorly at the outset, and watched Rose and Jason trade the lead back and forth until the end, when Jason prevailed slightly over Rose, while he remained far behind.

Martha, David, Scott & Judy played Settlers of Catan, with Martha winning with 11 points, followed by David & Judy with 5 each, and Scott with 4.

Jason, Dave, Rick and Tim played Expedition, setting off for travels around the world. Jason won handily with 13 points, followed by Tim with 7, and Rick and Dave with 5 each.

Rose & Noreen played Pickomino, Noreen winning 14 to 4, and Marshall joined for a second game, with Noreen again winning, 8 to 6 to 5 for the newcomer, Marshall.

Ruben, Bill, Kevin, and Howard played Masons, and while scores were not recorded, it was noted that bill had a 30-point lead at the end, winning over Ruben, Howard, and Kevin (in that order).

Dave, Jason and Rick played a fast game of Coloretto, with Jason winning 35 to Rick's 33 and Dave's 27.

Marshall, Ruben, Andrew, Bill, and Kevin played Last Night on Earth, but did not turn in a slip, so no idea who prevailed, the heroes, or the undead...

Next was 6 Nimmt!, with Jason winning with 28 points, followed by Judy (38), Dave (54) Martha (60), Rick (71), David (72) and Scott (86). Ouch! those are some painfully high scores.

Dave, Howard, Jason, and Marshall played Age of Steam on the Great Lakes Map, AKA the Rust Belt map. It was a very good game, and both Jason's and Howard's first time to play. Marshall followed a conservative shares strategy, while David was his normal aggressive self. Toward the end, Marshall had few cubes to move for significant income, and Howard and Jason were fighting over the same cubes. Dave had 4 6-link deliveries all to himself, and this proved enough to give him the win, with 85 points to Howard's 59, Jason's 54, and Marshall's 53.

Finally, there were 2 games of Tichu, both pitting Tim & Noreen against Bill & Rose, Age and experience trumped youth and enthusiasm both times, with Tim and Noreen winning 1005 to 895 and 1085 to 615.

See you next week!

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