Sunday, November 30, 2008

Germantown 11/17/08

Fourteen gamers this night.

  • Leslie Barkley
  • Aubrey and Shannon Bell
  • Dave and Martha Briggs
  • Dave & Andrew Fair
  • Todd Heidenreich
  • Doug Hoylman
  • Bob and Ben Jones
  • Carol Loman
  • Eric & Laura Reinhold
Sorry Sliders - A cross between shuffleboard and Crokinole, Sorry Sliders is a real winner from Hasbro. It plays quickly and is a great deal of fun. Three games were played with Carol winning 1 and Andrew winning 2. Dave F, Laura and Doug also played.

Niagara - Another game with great bits and fun gameplay which was played a lot when it came out but not so much lately. This deserves to hit the table more often. Doug won with 4 gems followed by Dave F with 3 gems (2 alike), and Leslie, Carol, Andrew and Laura tied with 3 unique gems.

Dave F 38
Eric 34
Laura 21
Doug 16

Ghost Stories - Bob, Ben, Leslie and Andrew fought the ghosts. The ghosts won by turning over 4 tiles.

Martha 43
Dave B 35
Todd 34
Carol 20

Race for the Galaxy: The Gathering Storm
Bob 0+21+6+8=35
Eric 6+12=18
Doug 5+7=22

Cartagena - Thanks for Shannon for playing this with Ben.
Ben - 2
Shannon wins with all her guys escaping.

Snow Tails - The number indicates the finish order. Andrew won.
Aubrey 4
Leslie 3
Dave 2
Andrew 1

Big Points- Two games were played. First game, Aubrey crushed us. Aubrey 30, Leslie 22, Todd 21, Bob 13. Second game, I won. Bob 24, Leslie 21, Todd 18, Aubrey 17.

Fluxx - Three games were played, Eric won two, Doug won one, Dave F won zero.
Eric won with Death by Chocolate
Doug won with 5 keepers inflated
Doug won with Peace not war

Friday, November 14, 2008

We're back!

Just a reminder, we're back at our usual time and place tonight. 6PM, Damascus Community Center. We hope to see a big turnout after a couple of weeks off!

If you'd like a glimpse of what we did at Euro Quest, check out Carol's Geeklist, here: The Quest for Sleep (Euroquest 2008)

Friday, November 07, 2008

Euro Quest

Remember, no Damascus gaming tonight. Many of us are at Euro Quest all weekend! Come on by and play some games!

Tuesday, November 04, 2008

Germantown 11/03/08

Thirteen gamers in attendance on the weekend after Halloween.

  • Aubrey & Shannon Bell
  • Dave Fair
  • Dave Briggs
  • Mike Mullins
  • Todd Heidenreich
  • Laura Reinhold
  • Eric Reinhold
  • Doug Hoylman
  • Bob and Ben Jones
  • Doug Mercer
  • Leslie Barkley
Since this post is so overdue, I'll just include the scores and some highlights.

Race for the Galaxy: The Gathering Storm
(cards + shipping + 6 point cards + Special bonus)
Todd 16+16+6+8=46
Leslie 23+0+15+3=41
Mike 20+13+0+3=36
Laura 15+8+0+0=23
Dave B. 9+1+0+0=10

Powerboats - Dave really likes this game but seems to really stink at it.
Eric 11
Doug Mercer 17
Doug 8
Dave F 0

Carcassonne: New World
- I haven't played this yet but, boy, what a beautiful game.
Eric 117
Doug H 116
Dave F 103

Kreta - Kreta doesn't make it to the table very often but it's an under-rated gem. This was an excellent game with nice playing by everyone. A real pleasure.
Shannon 51
Doug M 49
Bob 48
Aubrey 42

Todd 15+12+3=30
Leslie 6+9+12=27
Eric 8+15+0=23
Doug H 15+4+3=22
Dave F 6+14+0=20
Mike 3+10+2=15

Money - I was the only one who had played so I had a large advantage which shows in the final scores. Still, Doug made it reasonably close. Scores for each of three rounds shown.
Bob 840+100+670=1610
Doug M 600+160+670=1430
Shannon 510+460+80=1050
Aubrey 150+410+150=710

Sunday, November 02, 2008

Damascus 10/31/08

Because of the holiday, we rescheduled this session for 9PM and held it at the Jones house in Germantown.


  • Dave &Martha Briggs
  • Ben Jones
  • Bob & Carol Jones
  • Linda & Rick Pasquale
  • Liz & Scott Percival
We started late but still got in a good number of games. First up was the fun trivia and betting game, Wits & Wagers. I had the lead going into the last round but a good answer and a big bet shot Carol into the victory. Final scores were Carol 120, Bob 110, Liz 105, Rick 65, Scott 60 and Linda 45.

Next we broke into two groups. I played Scott and Liz at Race for the Galaxy. Starting with New Sparta and a good mix of military cards, I took the military strategy. Liz went big into production and had a ton by game end. Scott was the first to twelve cards played but unfortunately for him, I had played the the military 6 card and a rebel homeworld on the last turn for 16 points. Final scores were Bob 33, Scott 30 and Liz 27.

After Race, Ben joined us for a four player battle with disease in Pandemic. We started off very well, curing the blue and black diseases in short order. Unfortunately, a bad run of red cards was making life difficult in Asia. Ben the Scientist had the four red cards needed to cure red, but before his turn, a string of red outbreaks brought all the red cubes onto the board and ended things badly for the human race.

Meanwhile, the others were playing Agricola. By the final turn, only two players (Carol and Rick) had all five family members in play. Carol was the only one to go to a stone house. Unfortunately, it wasn't enough. Final scores were Rick 33, Martha 29, Carol 28, Linda 26 and Dave 19.

We had invited everyone to wear costumes and the Briggs and the Pasquales took us up on it. Unfortunately, we didn't get a picture of Martha. Rick's costume is awesomely appropriate.