Wednesday, December 17, 2008

Gaming This Friday In Middletown

Just wanted to invite everyone to gaming at my house in Middletown. Drop me a line if you plan on coming. We will start at 7PM and go til ... Look forward to seeing everyone soon.

Tuesday, December 16, 2008

Germantown 12/15/08


  • Leslie Barkley
  • Aubrey & Shannon Bell
  • Dave & Martha Briggs
  • Todd Heidenreich
  • Doug Hoylman
  • Bob Jones
  • Nathaniel Klinger
  • Carol Loman
  • Eric Reinhold
First game of the night, Thurn & Taxis, the mid-European postal route game. (I know, but it's actually a really good game.) A close game, Eric won out over Carol, Leslie and Doug. Final scores were Eric 22, Doug 18, Leslie 17 & Carol 14.

As a bunch more of us arrived, we broke into two groups. At one table were Todd, Aubrey, Carol, Doug and Leslie fighting it out for galactic domination in Race for the Galaxy with The Gathering Storm. Final scores (cards + victory chips + 6 cards + goals): Leslie 20+3+8+3=34, Carol 17+5+6+5=33, Aubrey 12+8+2+8=30, Todd 16+3+5+3=27, Doug 20+3+0+3=26.

Ben really likes Ra and since it's an excellent game, I brought it along. Joining us were Dave B, Shannon & Eric. I got insanely lucky during the 2nd round when everyone else had used up all their sun tiles and I was able to purchase around 15 tiles without opposition. But more notable were Dave's Sun tiles during the second round. I've never seen anyone capture all three lowest tiles before. This really is a remarkable accomplishment.

Final scores were Bob 50, Shannon 36, Ben 26, Eric 25 and Dave B. 25. The fact that Dave caught Ben and Eric is also quite remarkable.

Ben asked Aubrey to play two player Blokus and Aubrey obliged. Aubrey won with 13 squares left to Ben's 20.

When Martha arrived, she joined Dave and Doug in one of the group's favorites, Blue Moon City Final scores were Doug 5, Dave 4 Martha 4. A very close game.

While they played BMC, the rest of us brought out another "city" game, Big City. This was a wickedly nasty game even though one of the factories wasn't played. I started out incredibly slowly, building towards a shopping center. I was successful, but not before Shannon built the other one. Alas, it wasn't enough to keep Nathaniel from the win, although that would have changed had we not run out of certain tiles. Final scores: Nathaniel 73, Eric 71, Bob 70, Aubrey 70, Shannon 68. This is probably the closest game of BC from first to last place I've ever seen.

Since the store was open till midnight, a group stayed after 10PM to play a couple more games I've never heard of. Both look interesting.

Gemlok: Nathaniel 56, Leslie 51, Doug 46

Wicked Witches Way
: Nathaniel 26, Doug 25, Leslie 13

Damascus 12/05/08

This was a special session in Germantown at Bob and Carol's House. I don't seem to have the records, so I'll just list the games played.

Games Played:

Battlestar Galactica
Sorry! Sliders
No Thanks!
Wyatt Earp
Snow Tails
Too Many Cooks
Ave Caesar

Monday, December 15, 2008

Blog Update

Hey, everyone. Just want everyone to know that we haven't abandoned the blog. Dave and I have been really busy lately so we've fallen a few weeks behind. I will do my best to get us up to date ASAP. So watch for updates soon.

Wednesday, December 03, 2008

Germantown 12/01/08


  • Leslie Barkley
  • Dave & Martha Briggs
  • Dave Fair
  • Todd Heidenreich
  • Doug Hoylman
  • Bob Jones
First up, Dominion. A very close game. Leslie 31, Dave 30, Doug 28.

When Dave and Martha arrived, Leslie joined them for Wasabi. Final scores Leslie 33, Dave B 31, Martha 19.

Meanwhile, it was a four player game of Battlestar Galactica with Bob and Todd as the Colonial humans, and Doug and Dave F eventually revealed as the Cylons. The Cylons won.

Our last game of the evening, For Sale. Bob 54, Dave F 51, Dave B 46, Leslie 43, Doug 39 and Martha 30.

Tuesday, December 02, 2008

Game on! Friday, December 5

Hey everyone! Because of the unfortunate business with the Damascus Community Center, we're going to host this Friday night at our house in Germantown. We'll start at 7PM and go until midnight or so. We hope you'll come on by and play some games.

Let me know if you need directions. -- Bob

Monday, December 01, 2008

Damascus 11/21/08

With Dave at BGG.Con, this session was reported by Bob.

  • Carol, Bob & Ben Jones
  • Noreen Fair
  • Eric Haas
  • Rick & Linda Pasquale
  • John Stoup
Cheeky Monkey - Played two rounds and I crushed in both.
Ben 10+0=10
Carol 4+13=17
Noreen 7+0=7
Bob 21+35=66

Carol 21
Linda 17
Noreen 15
Bob 12
Rick 10

Magnet (2)
Eric won both games against John Stoup.

Rick 49
Bob 41
Carol 32
Noreen 29
Linda 28

For Sale - A three way tie for first was broken by the number of coins left.
Rick 55 1st
Linda 55 2nd
Noreen 55 3rd
Carol 48
Bob 40

Blue Moon City
John 6
Eric 4

Continuum - Noreen crushed us in the first try of my prototype with combat.
Noreen 75
Carol 37
Bob 36
Eric 33

Hex Hex - A quick playing game that's lots of fun. Really underrated.
Bob 6
Noreen 5
Eric 3
Carol -1