Tuesday, March 17, 2009

Germantown 03/16/09

Sixteen No wait, Seventeen in attendance on the sixteenth!

  • Aubrey and Shannon Bell
  • Leslie Barkley
  • David Briggs
  • Dave Fair
  • Doug Hoylman
  • Ben and Bob Jones
  • Eric and Laura Reinhold
  • Bill Salvatore
  • Carol Loman
  • Todd Heidenreich
  • Christopher and Tiffany Bass; Alidia and Clarisa Findley
First up, Big Points, a simple but fun game of moving pawns forward to capture colorful discs for points. Dave F 30, Carol 23, Todd 20, Doug 15.

Lost Cities: The Board Game is a really excellent board game based on Knizia’s Lost Cities 2-player card game. Eric won a commanding victory. Final scores were Eric 345, Laura 250, Bill 220, David B 170.

Steel D
river is another rail game from Warfrog and Martin Wallace. Final scores in a very close game were Leslie 1140, Dave 1120, Doug 1090, and Todd and Carol tied at 1040.

With the arrival of the Bells, the Joneses and the Bass-Findley family, out came Diamant for seven players. Chris had by far the greatest single round, bringing out 27 points of gems in a single mine. Unfortunately, it was his only score. My discovery of the Golden Turtle helped give me the victory. Scores Bob 36, Alidia 29, Aubrey 28, Chris 27, Tiffany 22, Shannon 22, and Clarisa 17.

Ben played a quick game of Lord of the Rings: The Confrontation with David B. Ben taught the game so I'm not sure David knew what was going on. True to that, David left Frodo alone in a territory and Ben pounced, killing the Ringbearer and winning the game.

David B, Eric and Shannon taught Bill how to play Qwirkle and he schooled them back. Bill 104, Shannon 87, David B 80 and Eric 76.

Dave introduced the card game, Bonnie & Clyde, the fifth in the excellent Mystery Rummy series. Final scores were Aubrey 106, Leslie 94, Doug 93 and Dave 68.

I brought Carcassonne: Hunters and Gatherers to play with the Bass-Findley family as they’re fans of the original game. Unfortunately, I bollixed up most of the scoring rules pretty badly. Still, it was a good game. Chris was wracking up huge numbers of fish in his river system so it looked to be an easy victory. However, Alidia successfully merged her hut into his system to gain equal points. This, combined with her joining my mighty meadow, gave her a well-deserved win. Alidia 81, Chris 74, Bob 66, Tiffany 60, and Clarisa 51.

Ben rejoined the group and played a round of Cheeky Monkey. Shannon 25, Bill 23, Ben 19, and Eric 16.

The final game of the night was the release version of a really good game we were playtesting last year, Roll Through the Ages. Aubrey dominated with 30 points! Dave and Doug 18, and Leslie 17.

Thanks to everyone for coming out.

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