Monday, January 19, 2009

Germantown 01/05/09

Ah, the first session of the new year!

  • Aubrey & Shannon Bell
  • Leslie Barkley
  • Dave Fair
  • Ethan Goffman
  • Todd Heidenreich
  • Doug Hoylman
  • Bob & Ben Jones
  • Nathaniel Klinger
  • Carol Loman
  • Laura & Eric Reinhold
  • Marianne Szlyk
Joined by GCOM Rockville folk, Ethan (creator of AmuseAmaze) and Marianne, we had a full night of gaming. First up was a six player game of Alhambra with expansions. Eric had a fantastic wall set up early and although it closed off his Alhambra, it gave him enough points to win the game handily. Scores were Eric 100, Todd 77, Doug 75, Dave 71, Carol 63, and Laura 46.

Meanwhile, Shannon, Aubrey, and Leslie played the brutal Ticket to Ride: Nordic Countries. In a battle of the titans, Leslie finished an astounding 13 tickets only to lose to Shannon! Oh, and Aubrey played too. Shannon 135, Leslie 126, Aubrey 94.

When I arrived, I engaged Ben in a quick game of Cheeky Monkey. Ben narrowly edged me out 53 to 51.

Ben wanted to play Wasabi and since it's a great game, I taught it to Ethan, Marianne, and Nathaniel. Ben's experience proved decisive. Ben 30, Nathanial 20, Marianne 18, Ethan 16.

With Laura leaving, I joined the Alhambra crew in the "cooperative" game that's seeing a LOT of play, Battlestar Galactica. In a game with a full two Cylons and a Cylon sympathizer, it pays for the Colonials not to be doing exceptionally well at the halfway point. Unfortunately, we were and so Cylon Sympathizer Dave, who happened to be Admiral Adama, joined the Cylons to make it three against three. Things went downhill from there. The Colonials, Bob, Eric and Todd, correctly identified the two Cylons, Doug and Carol, but by that time we'd had it. The Cylons wailed on the humans. See here for a cool drawing of us playing BSG.

Having exhausted TTR, Leslie, Aubrey and Shannon played a quick game of Cheeky Monkey. This was a complete blowout. Leslie 63, Aubrey 19, Shannon 17.

With a small switchup, Nathaniel joined Leslie and Aubrey for Blue Moon City. Nathaniel won in a close game. Nathaniel 5, Aubrey 4 and Leslie 4.

Then came Cheeky Monkey with the same group. Aubrey 51, Leslie 32, Nathaniel 14.

Marianne and Ethan wanted to try Wasabi again and so played with Ben. This was a much closer game. Final scores were Ben 30, Ethan 26, Marianne 26.

Finally, Ben, Ethan and Marianne played one last game of Cheeky Monkey. I didn't get the scores as we were hustling to close up.

Thanks to everyone for coming out!

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