Saturday, June 07, 2008

Damascus 06/06/08

Allrighty, with this one, I will finally be caught up. Yeee-haaawww!

Nineteen is a cheaters score in Cribbage, but it was just the right number of gamers tonight. In attendance...

  • David, Noreen, Corwin, & Andrew
  • Jason Cheng
  • John-Paul Pizzica
  • Lance Jones
  • Rick & Linda Pasquale
  • Marshall Miller & Brandy Cunningham
  • David & Martha Briggs
  • Aaron Feliksik
  • Dan Hucker
  • Nathaniel Klinger
  • Bob, Carol, & Ben Jones
What we played...
  • Started off with Dominion, trying out a few card changes. They were not universally loved... Final scores were: Jason 28, Lance 21, David 18, John-Paul 15.
  • A few more arrived, and there were games going, so we did a quick game of Poison, which Aaron (5) won, followed by Dave (8), Lance (10), Dan (16), Jason (24), and John-Paul (25).
  • Frank's Zoo was next to end. This is a climbing game like Tichu, but much simpler... Brandy won (17) followed by Marshall (14), Rick (14), Martha (8), David B (5) and Linda (4).
  • Gheos is a game in which the players act as gods, trying to acquire followers and score points. Nathaniel was supreme (108) over Rick (79) and Dave (68).
  • In Torres, there are no elevators, as the players are building castles to try to influence the old king to make them the new king. Lance (236) won in a nail-biter over Jason (235) and John-Paul (200).
  • Race for the Galaxy is a great game of expanding galactic holdings. David (Epsilon Eridani -43) outscored Nathaniel (Earth's Lost Colony - 37), and Bob (New Sparta - 28).
  • In Fairy Tale, the players try to accumulate cards with thematic elements from the old tales, and the artwork has an interesting anime twist. Lance (39) won over Jason (38) and John-Paul (31).
  • Rails of Europe is the follow-on to Railroad Tycoon, and it features a much tighter map and lower income curve... Aaron (53) won over Marshall (50), Carol (41), Brandy (39), and Dan (33).
  • Alhambra is a great game for 3, and Aaron (133) proved most adept at building his Spanish castle, followed by Carol (125) and Dan (114).
  • Mexica is an action-point game featuring canals, pyramids, and majority area scoring. Bob (102) defeated his opponents, and serving up their still-beating... no wait, that is a different culture... ahem... followed by Jason (95) and Lance (95 wik) and John-Paul (66).
  • R-Eco is a fast and fun filler founded on the fulfilling of final contract for waste and recycling. Lance (14) found the first score, while friends Jason (5), Bob (0) and John-Paul (-2) fared worse, finally.
  • Beetlez is a game where bugs roam the kitchen looking for food scraps, until the lights come on and they scramble for cover. Nathaniel (14) proved to be a wily critter, winning over Bob (10), David B. (10), Linda (2) and 2-fisted player Martha (0).
  • Agricola made another appearance, but still no reeds... maybe next week... David B (32) won over Martha (30), Rick (29), Noreen (27), and Linda (20).
  • Another game of Dominion, this time with the base set, and a tie for first, with Marshall (36) taking the tie-breaker (seating order) from Dave (36). Nathaniel (27) and Brandy (24) were close behind.
  • And a final game of Roll Through the Ages... Carol (148) won over Brandy (143), Nathaniel (141) and Marshall (120).
See you in a week!

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