Sunday, September 27, 2009

Germantown 09/21/09

Down below 20 gamers for the first time in a while. However, our streak of new attendees continues as we welcome David Foyer.

  • Leslie Barkley
  • Chris & Tiffany Bass & Clarisa Findley
  • Aubrey & Shannon Bell
  • David & Martha Briggs
  • Dave Fair
  • David Foyer
  • Ethan Goffman
  • Doug Hoylman
  • Bob & Ben Jones
  • Nathaniel Klinger
  • Carol Loman
  • Eric Reinhold
  • Bill Salvatore
Qwirkle - Eric 130, Leslie 102, Martha 97, Bill 92
Incan Gold - Bob 46, Aubrey 37, Tiffany 25, Clarisa 22, Shannon 17, Ben 14, Clarisa 10
Cartagena - David B won, Ben, Chris
Igel Argern - Laura won, Doug, Carol, Ethan, Dave F
Race for the Galaxy - Bill 51, Leslie 31, Aubrey 26, Eric 23, Martha 15, David B 11
Mammoth Hunters - Nathaniel 45, Tiffany 44, Clarisa 42, Carol 37, Bob 36
Raj - Ben 25, Bob 17, Nathaniel 0, David Foyer -1
Potomac Blackout - Ethan 56, Aubrey 41, Leslie 41, Doug 38, Bill 26, Todd 24

Sunday, September 20, 2009

Congress of Gamers - September 26-27, 2009

Hey everyone! Next weekend is the Congress of Gamers at the Bauer Drive Community Center in Rockville. This is the second year for the CoG, following its very successful inaugural convention last year. Many of us are planning to attend and we hope we'll see you there!

All the info you need is here: Congress of Gamers

Brunswick, 9/19/09

Aarrrr, a fine day in Brunswick for playing games.

Attending were:

Karl Musser
Leslie Barkley
Ben Stewart
Tim Whieldon
Lije Carpenter
Brian Carpenter
Jay Carrington
Kathy Hallahan
Dave Fair

First up, Small World was taught to Leslie (thank you enjoyed it greatly) by Brian, Lije, and Karl. A quick game won by Karl.

While Small World was finishing Dave, Jay and Kathy played Guillotine, with Kathy being the most adept at collecting those baskets of heads.

Cairo, a flicking game, was played twice by Dave, Tim, Ben, and Leslie. Ben won the first game, Leslie the second. A lot of fun as players learned to flick cubes off boats.

Samurai, the Card Game was next up for the four flickers, with Ben winning handily. An interesting method of end game scoring which made strategy during play a bit confusing for some of us.

While Cairo and Samurai were being played at one table, another table was enjoying a game of Winds of Plunder. Brian, Karl, Lije, Jay and Kathy played with Kathy being the winner.

Dave, Brian, Lije, and Ben then went to a large table to play Planet Steam. A game with very interesting looking bits. Unfortunately I don't know how this ended. I left while both they and the band were playing a bit after 7pm.

Tim, Kathy, Jay, Karl, and Leslie played Snow Tails. Kathy took an early lead coming out of the first turn and held on to it the entire game, crossing the finish line turns ahead of everyone else. Leslie gained a commanding second place, followed in very short order by Tim, Jay and then Karl.

We finished with a quick game of Take Six with Tim at 24 for his first win at this game, Leslie at 26, Karl at 27, Jay at 39, and Kathy at 83 - the cards were not kind to her in this game, perhaps the dogs ate all the good ones. During our play the band arrived, set up and started playing. We decided to end the day just after 7pm.

Frederick, 9/12/09

Well, a smaller turnout this month, which was nice as we were all able to play games with each other this time. Attending was:

Leslie Barkley
Karl Musser
Fran Lunney
Jack Ridgeway
Mark Love

First up was Aquadukt with Leslie (38), Fran (36) and Karl (40); Karl then had to leave for another engagement.

Ticket to Ride, 1910, was played three times. First up Fran winning, leaving Leslie so far back in the dust we didn't even count it out. Jack then joined the group and we played with the single track rule for a 3-player game, scores were Leslie 118, Fran 112. and Jack 83. The third play we ignored the single track rule, scoring was Leslie 164, Fran 129, and Jack 116. We three agreed that we enjoyed the third game as there more options for planning routes available.

Dominion was then played by Fran, Jack and Leslie. Fran took an early lead with the first Province and retained it to the end with a score of 43 to Jack and Leslie's scores of 39.

We were then joined by Mark, and Karl returned for a bit more gaming.

Dominoes was the next game up. We play a variant where the open end of the tile you play is added to each other open end, in turn, and if the pips add up to a multiple of 5 you score. Double tiles have 4 open ends and each end counts as the total number of pips on the tile, thus a double 4 is considered 8 for scoring purposes. The first player to use all their tiles ends the game and players subtract the number of pips in their hand from their score. Jack had a strong game scoring 355, Leslie at 291, Karl at 271, Mark at 218, and Fran at 210.

We ended the day with two rounds of Poison, a new game for several of the players (sorry, didn't keep track of who). Fran won with 7, Leslie had 10, Karl had 16, Jack had 19, and Mark had 21.

Leslie let everyone know that October's meeting would not be held as the Common Market was holding their OwnerFest that day. She plans to enjoy the OwnerFest for a bit, and then meet up with Jack for some gaming at Savage Mill, may even stop by the Frederick North group on the way just to see what it's like.

Thursday, September 10, 2009

Germantown 09/07/09

Being a federal holiday, many people gathered early to get in a longer day of gaming. We had a few new people join us as well.

  • Ann
  • Greg
  • Leslie Barkley
  • Chris & Tiffany Bass & Clarisa
  • Aubrey & Shannon Bell
  • David & Martha Briggs
  • Marc Drexler
  • Nick & Tegan Ferris
  • Todd Heidenreich
  • Jo Hogan
  • Doug Hoylman
  • Bob & Ben Jones
  • Nathaniel Klinger
  • Mark Love
  • Tom McCorry
  • Eric & Laura Reinhold
  • Bill Salvatore
  • Sam Zenlizard
Race for the Galaxy - Joe 53, Marc 46, Bill 30
Iron Dragon - Doug 267, Bill 212, Marc 39
Pizarro & Co. - Eric won, Zenlizard, Laura, Aubrey
Roll Through the Ages - Tiffany 31, Bill 21, Clarisa 9
18VA (in order of finish) - Dave, Jason, Tom
Ingenious - Marc 7, Leslie 3
Ingenious - Marc 10, Leslie 7, Ann (new attendee) 6
Dominion - Leslie 30, Jo 29, Zenlizard 25, Joe 23
Give Me the Brain - Joe won, Jo, Zenlizard, Eric, Leslie, Aubrey, Martha, Dave B.
Dominion: Intrigue - Eric 27, Aubrey 23, Shannon 20, Martha 17, David B 15
Roll Through the Ages - Nathaniel 39, Bob 23, Tegan 20, Nick 6
Cheeky Monkey - Ben 22, David B 22, Bob 21, Nick 17, Tegan 7
Zeus on the Loose - Tiffany 4, Eric 3, Clarisa 0, Chris 0
Race for the Galaxy - Nathaniel 59, Marc 56, Eric 28, Chris 26
18FL (in order of finish) - Tom, Todd, Dave
Top Secret Spies - Doug 43, Mark 33, Martha 33 (+24), Shannon 30, Aubrey 28, Leslie 22
Race for the Galaxy - Bill 47, Mark 44, Greg 37
Roll Through the Ages - Martha 10, Joe 9, Shannon 5, Leslie 1
Attika - Nick won, Bob, David B, Tegan
Zeus on the Loose - Tiffany won, Eric, Chris, Clarisa
Can't Stop - Nathaniel won, Mark, Doug, Aubrey

That's an incredible number of games. Happy Labor Day!

Thursday, September 03, 2009

Germantown 08/31/09

Our numbers continue to grow.

  • Leslie Barkley
  • Chris & Tiffany Bass & Clarisa
  • Aubrey & Shannon Bell
  • David & Martha Briggs
  • Mike Cannon
  • John Cato
  • Marc Drexler
  • Dave & Noreen Fair
  • Todd Heidenreich
  • Jo Hogan
  • Doug Hoylman
  • Bob & Ben Jones
  • Nathaniel Klinger
  • Jeff Liott
  • Carol Loman
  • Mark Love
  • Mike Mullins
  • Eric & Laura Reinhold
  • Bill Salvatore
Roll Through the Ages - Bill 17, Doug 14, Leslie -1, Laura -5
Can't Stop - Mark L won, Eric, Marc D, Mike
Genial Spezial - Carol 15, Shannon 12, Noreen 12, Doug 11
Ticket to Ride - Tiffany 110, Bob 109, Chris 95, Ben 83, Clarisa 17
Pack & Stack - Carol 51, David B 51, John 44, David F 42, Noreen 0
Powerboats (in order of finish) - Dave F, Aubrey, Carol, John, Jo, Noreen
Metro - Mike 39, Marc D 36, Mark L 33, Mike C 31, Nathaniel 27, Martha 18
Titan: The Arena - Bob 13, John 9, Tiffany 2, Jeff, Chris (scores not recorded)
Puerto Rico (did not finish) - Mark, Martha, Mike M, Mike C, David B
Dominion - Dave F, Jo, Bill, John
Dominion - Dave F 50, Todd 24, Doug 18, Nathaniel 15
Guillotine - Bill 27, Leslie 24, Aubrey 23