Saturday, March 08, 2008

Damascus 03/07/08

Fourteen people braved the foggy, misty mess and the traffic it caused to join us for some gaming:

  • David & Noreen Fair
  • Rick & Linda Pasquale
  • Marshall Miller
  • Jason Cheng
  • Rose Byington
  • John Stup
  • Dan Hucker
  • Dan Barnett
  • Bryan Snyder
  • David & Martha Briggs
  • Bill Trac
  • Ruben Carbonell
Since the weather-related traffic delays caused some lateness, Jason and I started with a game of Schotten-Totten, a favorite 2-player game for me. I was able to narrowly win the final stone to take the game, 5-4.

Next we tried Race for the Galaxy with the advanced 2-player rules. I was crushed 60 to 45 when I could not keep pace with Jason's military expansion or seem to get any 6-point developments.

A trio of games of Pico-2 were next:

Game 1 Game 2 Game 3
Jason 11 16 16
Dave 4 13 19

As you can see, Jason won the first 2 games, and I tried to redeem myself with a win in the third.

Zooloretto was next to end, and everyone always seems to enjoy this game. Rick (36) won, followed by Dan H. (28), Linda 921) and John (20). I believe only a few of the expansions were used.

Oregon made another appearance, and David and Martha finally got to play a game to the end. Bryan (75) won, however, followed by Martha (64), Dan B. (61) and David B. (45)

Taking the theme of exploring a bit further than just the western US was Around the World in 80 Days. In this game, players race to not only get around the world before their opponents, but to do it in fewer game turns as well. Rick didn't need any such tiebreakers, however, as his trip of 72 days was sufficient for the win. He was followed by john (77 days), Dan H. (83) and Marshall (86).

A game of building in medieval Europe, Arkadia has a familiar theme. I STILL have yet to play it... Ruben (101) won this match-up, followed by Lance (84), and Bill (70).

Ticket to Ride, this time on the standard map with the USA 1910 expansion was up next, a familiar game to us all. Linda (128) won this round, followed by Martha (117), Bryan (85), and David B. (77).

A 6-player game of Frank's Zoo, the climbing game for kids of all ages came out, and Rick (22) once again took the win, followed this time by Dan H. (20), Bill (20), Ruben (17), Marshall (14), and Lance (8).

Two games of Tichu, of course. Rose and Noreen paired up against David F. and Jason, only to suffer horribly in game one 1010-690, and fall again in ignominious defeat in game two, 1055-545.

A game of Settlers of Catan, with the Fishermen of Catan expansion was a nice walk down memory lane. Noreen (10) managed the win, followed closely by David (9), Jason (8) and Rose (8).

Finally, the last game of the night was San Juan, in which Dan H. managed to get both the Guild Hall and the City Hall played and win 36 to Marshall's 30 and Lance's 27.

Have a great week, see you soon!

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