Saturday, May 02, 2009

Germantown 04/20/2009

Another big night for Borders Cafe.

  • Leslie Barkley
  • Christopher and Tiffany Bass; Alidia & Clarisa Findley & Claire
  • Aubrey Bell
  • David & Martha Briggs
  • Dave Fair
  • Doug Hoylman
  • Ben & Bob Jones
  • Doug Mercer
  • Eric & Laura Reinhold
  • Bill Salvatore
  • Bless, Liberty & Love
Welcome to Claire who came with the Findley-Bass family.

First up was the fun The Hanging Gardens, a spatial placement and set collection game. Laura won with 42 to Dave's 38, Eric 22 and Doug 21.

Chris & Tiffany had just learned Race for the Galaxy and so were eager to try it with the expansion, allowing for five players. Obviously they figured it out as they finished first and second. Chris 41, Tiffany 40, Doug H 38, Leslie 31 and Bill 25.

Diamonds Club is a game of marketing gems to equip a country estate. Dave F won with 73, Doug M 69, Aubrey 58 and David B 56.

Leslie and Aubrey played a two player game of Roll Through the Ages to hilarious results. Final scores were Leslie 34, Aubrey 2. Wow.

When Ben and I arrived, Ben joined Leslie and Aubrey for Cheeky Monkey. Although Ben won in a squeaker, Aubrey got his revenge on Leslie. Ben 46, Aubrey 44, Leslie 0.

As an experiment, we let the kids play without adult participation. It was a bit chaotic and loud. The older kids played several games of Lord of the Rings: The Confrontation. The other kids played Travel Blokus, and Uptown to mixed success.

Bill won the game of escaping pirates, Cartagena, against Leslie, Chris, Tiffany and Doug.

Continuing my schedule of playtesting Continuum, I roped in Eric, Laura and Martha. The game went a bit long, but more good things were learned. Eric scored a ton of points using the "Chart New Worlds" action and was the best at mastering combat. He won easily. Final scores were Eric 86, Bob 70, Laura 64, Martha 51.

One of my favorite newer games, Lost Cities the Boardgame, made it to the table again. Dave F narrowly edged out Doug for the win. Dave F 330, Doug H 325, Bill 275, David B 170.

The Germantown location has really been growing. If we see much more growth, we'll have to think about a bigger venue.

Not a terrible problem to have.

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