Monday, February 16, 2009

Germantown 02/02/09

A large group tonight in Germantown.

  • Leslie Barkley
  • Aubrey Bell
  • David and Martha Briggs
  • Ethan Goffman
  • Todd Heidenreich
  • Doug Hoylman
  • Bob Jones
  • Nathaniel Klinger
  • Carol Loman
  • Eric and Laura Reinhold
  • Marianne Szlyk
First up, Doug taught us Aquadukt, the game of building housing units in pre-arranged plots and moving water to those units. (Yes, that sounds completely boring. It's not, though.) If no water is delivered, the unit is removed and scores no points. I was able to score more of my units and had the victory. Bob 40, Carol 32, Laura 29, and Doug 27.

While we were finishing up, Aubrey and Leslie had time for one round of Lost Cities. Aubrey demolished her, 83 to 23. I'm sure she would have caught up in the second round.

With more people arriving, we broke into two groups. The first played the game of Egyptian archaeology, Mykerinos. an underrated game in my opinion. Eric put together the best exhibit in the museum for the win. Eric 56, Bob 49, Todd 36, Carol 24.

Meanwhile the other five played the classic Knizia game of pastel camel placement in the desert, Through the Desert. Based on Go, the players try to claim scoring spots, create the longest caravan and surround the most empty spaces. In a very close game, final scores were Aubrey 58, Martha 56, Leslie 55, Doug 53, and David 24. Don't know what happened there.

As Ethan, Marianne, and Nathaniel arrived, they played three-player Puerto Rico. Scores were Ethan 55, Marianne 47, and Nathaniel 45.

Next out came the perenniel favorite, bean-growing game, Bohnanza, in an apparently cooperative, hugely high-scoring game. Final scores were Doug and Aubrey tied at 21, Martha 17, Leslie 16 and David 14. Usually 14 would be a winning score.

Meanwhile, I taught one of my favorite games, Michael Schacht's Web of Power. This was an excellent game. Ethan made huge numbers on his Advisors for the win. Ethan 54, Nathaniel 49, Todd and Bob 38, and Marianne 32.

Finally, Leslie, Doug and Aubrey played a quick game of recycling-themed, R-Eco. Leslie won with 16, Aubrey 14 and Doug 9.

Thanks for coming out.

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