Sunday, November 28, 2010

Euro game mentioned in actual newspaper!

Settlers of Catan gets a good article in the Washington Post!  Check this out!

Try Settlers of Catan instead. It's more fulfilling and more fun. There should be more to life than rolling the dice and going in circles. Settlers teaches new ways of thinking and presents a different notion of winning: by a nose instead of by a mile. The game is won by earning 10 victory points, but points are earned by a combination of building settlements and cities, having the longest road or the largest army, or drawing cards. A Settlers win doubles as a lesson in a world where resources are finite and unevenly distributed. It's a game for a moment when no one - even Americans, happily playing board games - should expect a perpetual monopoly on power.

Sunday, October 03, 2010

Germantown 09/20/10

Attendance:13

Leslie Barkley
Aubrey & Shannon Bell
David & Martha Briggs
Nick Ferris
Ben & Bob Jones
Carol Loman
Eric & Laura Reinhold
Stacia & Howard Wagner

This was the quietest night we've had in a long while. Welcome back Nick!

Games Played (scores in order of place):

Blue Moon City - Eric 4, Laura 2, Martha/David/Bob 2, Nick 1
Dixit - no scores reported.  Nick, Leslie, Laura, Eric, David, Carol
Chinatown - Howard 132,000, Stacia 105,000, Leslie 95,000, Carol 90,000
Web of Power - Stacia 44, Bob 42, Martha 40, Howard 37, Leslie 34
Pandemic - Shannon, Ben, David, Aubrey  lost 1 game, won 1 game.

Posted by Bob on 10/03/10.

Germantown 09/06/10

Attendance:19

Leslie Barkley
Diane Fry
Jo Hogan
Doug Hoylman
Bob Jones
Nathaniel Klinger
David & Nadine Kujit
Fran Lunney
Rick & Linda Pasquale
Dan Prorok
Eric & Laura Reinhold
Jack Ridgeway
Bill Salvatore
Howard & Stacia Wagner
Erik

On this long Labor Day holiday, we had a big group and played a bunch of games.  We were happy to welcome Diane, Erik, Rick, Linda, Fran, and Jack!  And welcome back to David and Nadine!

Games Played (scores in order of place):

Telestrations  - Stacia, Eric, Laura, Howard, Rick, Linda
Wasabi - Eric 22, Laura 20, Howard 16, Stacia 15
Qwirkle - David 93, Jack 92, Diane 90, Leslie 80
Settlers of Catan - Nathaniel, Fran, Jo
Alhambra - Nadine 81, Bill 81, Leslie 77, David 56, Fran 48, Jack 43
Acquire - Jack, Bill
Fast Flowing Forest Fellers - Rick, Linda, Jo
Blue Moon City - no scores reported. Fran, Bill, Nadine
Thurn and Taxis - Leslie 27, David 11, Jack 11
Qwirkle Cubes - Linda, Rick, Jo
Dominoes - Bill won 2, Jack won 1
Ticket to Ride - USA 1910 - Leslie 121, Jack 113, Aubrey 76
Showmanager - Bob 56, Leslie 44, Aubrey 41, Howard 37, Stacia 33
Stone Age - Nathaniel 118, Jo 117, Fran miserable (she said it!)
Priests of Ra - Erik 107, Eric R 91, Doug 78, Laura 40
Taj Mahal - Bob 49, Aubrey 39, Leslie 34, Dan 30
Stone Age - Erik 113, Doug 55, Francis 44
Aquadukt - Fran 49, Nathaniel 48

Posted by Bob on 10/03/10

Friday, October 01, 2010

Germantown 08/30/10

Attendance:15

Leslie Barkley
Aubrey Bell
David & Martha Briggs
Dave & Noreen Fair
Todd Heidenreich
Doug Hoylman
Dan Hucker
Ben & Bob Jones
Nicholas Kelley
Dan Prorok
Eric & Laura Reinhold

Welcome, Dan Prorok!

Games Played (scores in order of place):

Word on the Street - No scores reported.  Dave F, Laura, Leslie, Eric, Dan vs. Noreen, Doug, Dan, Aubrey
Settlers of America: Trails to Rails - Doug 3, Todd 1, Dave F 0
Tichu - Dan H/Noreen 1055, Leslie/Aubrey 345
Thurn and Taxis - Eric 34, Dan P 16, Laura 6
Blokus - Bob 3, Ben 4, Martha 14, David B 28
Coloretto Amazonas - Eric 41, Doug 40, Laura 37
Samurai - Bob 7, Dan H 5, Dan P not eligible, Noreen not eligible
Masons - David B 131, Leslie 130, Eric 115, Martha 111
Lord of the Rings: The Confrontation - Ben beat Nick
Star Wars: Epic Duels - Nick, Ben, Aubrey

Posted by Bob on 10/03/10

Sunday, September 12, 2010

Germantown 08/16/10

Attendance: 18

Leslie Barkley
Aubrey & Shannon Bell
Ethan Goffman
Todd Heidenreich
Doug Hoylman
Dan Hucker
Ben & Bob Jones
Nicholas Kelley
Eric & Laura Reinhold
Marianne Szlyle
Howard & Stacia Wagner
Love
Bless
Liberty

This night we welcomed first timer Stacia, Howard's wife!  Welcome.

Games Played (scores in order of place):

Travel Blokus - Ben and Liberty teamed up against Bless and Love.  No reported winner.
Loot - Doug, Ethan, Eric, Laura
Fresco - Laura 72, Ethan 63, Doug 58, Marianne 57
Alhambra - Howard 97, Eric 89, Stacia 66, Dan H 58, Leslie 53
Coloretto - Aubrey 32, Bob 29, Shannon 25, Ben 21
Star Wars: Epic Duels - Bob/Nick won, Ben/Aubrey lost
Showmanager - Howard 46, Stacia 44, Shannon 39, Leslie 37, Eric 27, Dan 27
Circus Flohcati - Bob 57, Nick 56, Aubrey 56, Ben 46
Moongha Invaders: Mad Scientists and Atomic Monsters Attack the Earth! - Todd 24, Ethan 19, Doug 19, Marianne 16.

Posted by Bob on 09/12/2010.

Germantown 07/19/10

Attendance: 25

Leslie Barkley
Tiffany & Chris Bass
David & Martha Briggs
Marc A. Drexler
Todd Heidenreich
Toby Herman
Doug Hoylman
Carol, Ben & Bob Jones
Nathaniel Klinger
Carol Loman
Kris Lui
Doug Mercer
Tim Mossman
Eric & Laura Reinhold
Bill Salvatore
Zenlizard       
Cris (exchange student from Spain)
Marie (exchange student from France)
Sandy (exchange student from China)
Yvette (exchange student from China)

A huge turnout with four (!) exchange students!  Also, welcome to Kris and Toby!

And with heavy hearts, we say goodbye to Chris and Tiffany who are moving to Williamsburg.  You and Clarisa and Alidia were a lot of fun and good friends.  We'll miss you!

Games Played (scores in order of place):

Billabong - Chris, Doug H, Tiffany, Bill
Carcassonne: The Princess & the Dragon  - Eric, Marie, Cris, Laura
Blokus - Marc 0, Nathaniel 9, Todd 13, Bob 18
Blokus - Ben 3, Bob 7, Sandy 22, Yvette 24
Tinner's Trail - Doug M 147, Tim 118, Carol 96
Cheeky Monkey - Bob 43, Sandy 20, Yvette 17, Ben 15
For Sale - Eric 92, Marie 52, Cris 43
Zooloretto - Bill 21, Kris 19, Tiffany 17, Toby 16, Leslie 12
Diamant - Bob 28, Yvette 25, Cris 18, Marie 17, Ben 11, Sandy 10, Eric 0
Chicago Express - Tim 75, Todd 51, Mark 50, Nathanial 38
11 nimmt! - Leslie 0, Zen 3, Tiffany 5, Doug 5, Chris 9

Posted by Bob on 09/12/10.

Saturday, September 11, 2010

Germantown 07/05/10

Attendance: 19

Tiffany & Chris Bass
Leslie Barkley
Aubrey & Shannon Bell
David & Martha Briggs
Rebecca & Samantha Butts
Michael Charbonneau
Doug Hoylman
Carol, Ben & Bob Jones
Eric & Laura Reinhold
Phil Rennert
Bill Salvatore
Cris (exchange student from Spain)


Welcome to Cris, from Spain!

Games Played (scores in order of place):

Carcassonne - Phil 68, Bill 52, Eric 49, Laura, Cristina
Zooloretto - Bill, Eric, Phil, Cristina, Laura
For Sale - Eric and Phil 59 (tie), Bill 58, Laura 38, Cristina 24
Ticket to Ride: Marklin - Michael 144, Aubrey 138, Eric 107, Laura 83, Cristina 81
Mamma Mia - Laura and Eric 5 (tie), Michael and Bill 3 (tie), Cristina 1
Lord of the Rings: The Confrontation - Bob won 2 games over Ben
Blue Moon City - Michael 4, Leslie 3, Bill 2, Aubrey 1
Cheeky Monkey - Samantha 29, Martha 23, David 21, Ben 18, Bob 8, Rebecca 0
Uptown - Eric and Tiffany 2 (tie), Chris 3, Christina 4
Manhattan - Aubrey 47, Ben 38, Leslie 36, Bob 36
Qwirkle - Samantha 123, Rebecca 110, David 96, Martha 92
Cheeky Monkey - Chris 41, Tiffany 24, Christina 13, Eric 5, Laura 2
Ra - Tiffany 47, Chris 46, Bob 43, Ben 18
Thurn and Taxis - Doug 27, Shannon 24, Aubrey 15, Leslie 10
Slide 5 - Leslie 24, Aubrey 31, Doug 35, Shannon 43
Circus Flohcati  - Carol 68, Tiffany 64, Carol 61, Chris 42

Posted by Bob on 09/11/10.

Germantown 06/21/2010

Attendance: 14

Leslie Barkley
Tiffany & Chris Bass & Alidia
David & Martha Briggs
Doug Hoylman
Ben & Bob Jones
Doug Mercer
Eric & Laura Reinhold
Liberty
Love

Games Played
(scores in order of place):

Candamir: The First Settlers - Eric 10, Tiffany 6, Doug H 6, Alidia 5
Perikles - Chris 70, Doug M 59, Leslie 59
Circus Flohcati - Tiffany, Doug, Chris
Uptown - Bob 3+2, Laura 6+2
Cheeky Monkey - Love 50, Ben 27, Liberty 15
Africa - Martha 53, Laura 50, David 50, Ben 47, Bob 45
Too Many Cooks - Bob 27, Doug 15, Chris 13, Tiffany 8
Zeus on the Loose - Ben ZEU, Leslie ZEU, Martha ZE, Eric Z, David Z

Posted by Bob on 09/11/10.

Thursday, June 17, 2010

Frederick South, 6/12/2010

Attendees were Fran Lunney, Jack Ridgeway, Danny Goodisman, Leslie Barkley.

Games Played: Ticket to Ride-mega 2x; Acquire; Dominoes 2x; Settlers of Catan.

Saturday, June 12, 2010

Germantown 06/07/10

Attendance - 12

Aubrey Bell
David & Martha Briggs
Dave Fair
Doug Hoylman
Ben & Bob Jones
Carol Loman
Tiffany, Chris, Alidia and Clarisa


Games Played (scores in order of place):

Bohnanza - Dave F 11, Doug 11, Carol 10, Tiffany 8, Chris 8, Alidia 7, Clarisa 7
Big Points - Ben 29, Bob 29, Todd 20
King of the Elves - no scores reported.  Alidia, Clarisa, Chris, Dave F
Alhambra - David B 89, Tiffany 86, Doug 77, Aubrey 68, Martha 54
Pandemic - Clarisa, Ben, Alidia beat the awful viruses!
Lord of the Rings: The Confrontation - Ben crushed Bob.
Fearsome Floors - Chris, Tiffany, David B, Martha, Doug
Tichu - Dave F/Todd 1055, Bob/Aubrey 245

Posted by Bob on 09/11/10.

Sunday, June 06, 2010

Germantown 05/31/10

Attendance - 18

David & Martha Briggs
Michael & April Charbonneau
Ethan Goffman
Joe Hertz
Jo Hogan
Doug Hoylman
Bob Jones
Dave Montouri
Eric & Laura Reinhold
Bill Salvatore
Tiffany & Chris Bass and Alidia & Clarisa Findley
Zenlizard

On this Memorial Day session, with some arriving hours earlier than 6PM, we did not get an accurate tally of games.  Many more were played on this day.

Games Played (scores in order of place):

Maori - Eric 42, Laura 37, Tiffany 35, Clarisa 22
Chrononauts  - No scores recorded
Coloretto  - No scores recorded
Dilbert: Corporate Shuffle -Record lost.  Played - Tiffany, Aubrey, Bob, Clarisa, Laura, Eric
Aquadukt - No scores recorded
Igel Argern - No scores recorded
Octiles - No scores recorded
Bohnanza - Clarisa 19, Tiffany 19, Bob 17, Aubrey 13
Stone Age - Chris 247, Alidia 190, David 132, Martha 97

Posted by Bob on 07/04/10.

Saturday, May 22, 2010

Germantown 05/17/10

Attendance - 14

Aubrey Bell
David & Martha Briggs
Ethan Goffman
Todd Heidenreich
Doug Hoylman
Ben & Bob Jones
Eric & Laura Reinhold
Tiffany & Chris Bass
Lisa & Brendan

Eric and Laura brought their friends, Lisa and Brendan.  Welcome and thanks for coming!

Games Played (scores in order of place):

Wasabi - Eric 25, Laura 22, Lisa 16, Brendan 10
Bohnanza - David 20, Ethan 18, Chris 17, Aubrey 12, Tiffany 11
Emerald - Bob 32, David B 21, Clarisa 17, Martha 16, Ben 13
Fiji - Eric 11, Laura 5, Brendan 5, Lisa 3
Qwirkle - Doug 174, Ethan 156
Big Points - Brendan 26, Bob 22, Laura 20, Lisa 18
Blue Moon City - Martha 5, Tiffany 4, David 3
Arkadia - Bob 99, Laura 96, Brendan 80, Lisa 66
No Thanks! - Eric 17, Tiffany 23, Doug 26, Clarisa 30, Christopher 69
Vikings - Christopher 61, Doug 51, Eric 38
Moongha Invaders: Mad Scientists and Atomic Monsters Attack the Earth! - Ethan 35, Todd 33, Aubrey 18

Posted by Bob on 07/04/10.

Monday, May 17, 2010

Frederick South, 5/9/2010

Attendees were Fran Lunney, Jack Ridgeway, Leslie Barkley, Eric and Laura Reinhold, Danny Goodisman, Nancy and Allison McHenry, Debbie Williams.

Games Played : Aquaduct, Wizard, Hoopla, Chinatown, Ticket to Ride, Thurn and Taxis, Mystery of the Abbey.

Friday, May 14, 2010

Germantown 05/03/10

Attendance - 17

Leslie Barkley
Aubrey & Shannon Bell
David & Martha Briggs
Dave Fair
Liberty, Love & Bless Guillette
Doug Hoylman
Ben & Bob Jones
Eric & Laura Reinhold
Tiffany and Chris Bass and Clarisa Findley

Games Played (scores in order of place):

Eine Frage der Ahre - Doug 140, Dave F 133, Eric 124, Leslie 114, Laura 113
Poison -  Clarisa 6, Chris 6, Tiffany 17
Pow Wow - Love 0, Ben 1, Clarisa 1, Bless 2, Liberty 3
6 Nimmt - Aubrey 35, Shannon 70
Tiki Topple - Clarisa 26, Ben 20
6 Nimmt - Tiffany 14, Chris 14, Dave F 24, Shannon 47, David B 53, Aubrey 57, Martha 86
Continuum - Bob, Doug, Eric, Laura, Leslie

Posted by Bob on 07/04/10.

Thursday, May 13, 2010

Germantown 04/19/10

Attendance - 16:

  • Leslie Barkley
  • Chris & Tiffany Bass, & Clarisa Findley
  • Aubrey & Shannon Bell
  • David & Martha Briggs
  • Dave Fair
  • Larry Haskell
  • Todd Heidenreich
  • Doug Hoylman
  • Benl & Bob Jones
  • Eric & Laura Reinhold
We welcomed special guest, Larry Haskell from Springfield, Illinois, who was in town on business and looked us up!  Thanks for coming, Larry.

Games Played (scores in order of place):

10 Days in Africa -Tiffany, Clarisa
Dominion -Dave F 35, Doug 32, Larry 32, Eric 31, Laura 30
Pickomino -Ben 8, Bob 5, Clarisa 3, Tiffany 0
Roll Through the Ages - David B 21, Chris 15, Aubrey 11, Martha 10, Leslie 10
Mamma Mia - Dave F 5, Laura 4, Eric 3, Doug 2
Dominion - Dave F 49, Aubrey 42, Leslie 40
Race for the Galaxy - Larry 40, Doug 34, Eric 30
Diamant -David B 51, Tiffany 45, Chris 27, Martha 20, Clarisa 19, Ben 19
Castle Panic -The heroes won.  Martha 16, Bob 14, Ben 11, Chris 7,Tiffany 5, Clarisa 0
Dominion - Dave F 30, Shannon 16, Aubrey 11, Todd 10, Leslie 9
Blue Moon City - Eric 4, Bob 3, Doug 3, Larry 1

Posted by Bob.

Wednesday, April 21, 2010

Brunswick 4/17/10

HI All,

A fantastic day of gaming, well attended, and lasted til 10pm as no band showed up.

Folks present and playing were:

Leslie Barkley
Brian Carpenter
Lije Carpenter
Ron Jennings
Ben Stewart
Jack Ridgeway
Matt Linn
Daid Fair
Noreen Fair
Tom McCory

Games played, in no particular order, but with ranking of win to lose, were:

Monopoly, the card game - Jack won

Roll Through the Ages - Leslie 55, Ben 33, Lije 23

Ticket to Ride, Europe 1912 - Tom 170, Leslie 130, Lije 114, Ben 73, Noreen 61

Tichu - Noreen and Matt 1095, Leslie and Jack 405

Smallworld (on Dave's IPad) - Never did get the scores on this

Dominion (with Alchemy expansion) - Tom 39, Ben 26, Brian 25, Lije 16

Race for the Galaxy - Oops, missing scores again

TransAmerica - Jack 12, Leslie 13

Power Grid, Factory Manager - Ron, 301, Brian 281, Daid 267, Ben 246, Jack 201

That's all the games I have a record of. Looking forward to Games Days this weekend, see folks out and about.

Monday, April 12, 2010

Frederick South 4/10/2010

While still somehat fresh in my memory let me share our Saturday gaming with you. We had a good crowd for the day and were able to play quite a few games.

Karl Musser
Jack Ridgeway
Doug Hoylman
Debbie Williams
Fran Lunney
and myself, Leslie Barkley

We started with a game of Ticket to Ride -Mega game with five of us in the cafe area, Doug arriving after the game had started. Early on LA became crowded out, and then all approaches to connections became crowded. It was a competitive game with routes disappearing quickly. Finished with Karl 132, Jack 118, Debbie 106, Fran 100, Leslie 82.

We were then able to move to the Community Room for the rest of the gaming. We started with a game Dominoes teaching Doug our scoring system. The game moved quickly with Fran scoring nothing for the first four rounds and then jumping into the lead quickly. Final scoring Fran 403, Doug 365, Jack 330, Debbie 324, Leslie 204, and Karl 198.

We then broke into two groups of three. Debbie, Karl and Leslie played Chinatown as Karl owns it and wanted to play it at least once. Our final scores (000) were Debbie 1520, Karl 1350, and Leslie 1310. While we three were playing Chinatown the other three actually made it through two games.

First up Fran, Jack, and Doug played Aquadukt with Doug winning. Next up was Carcasonne which Doug also won. We then switched around the groups a bit and Karl, Doug and Leslie played Ticket to Ride-Nordic Countries. Leslie 148, Doug 127, Karl 115. Debbie, Fran and Jack played Settlers of Catan and called it when Ticket ended with Fran at 7, Debbie at 4, and Jack at 2.

We then joined up and played Lucky Loop, which no one had played before so there were some learning curve issues but I think we played it correctly. Fran won completing her free flight with only two other players eligible to try for a free flight.

Karl had to leave so we played another 5 player Ticket to Ride-Mega game, this time Atlanta was the city in demand. Leslie 145, Doug 127, Fran 114, Debbie 110, Jack 106.

The final game of the day was Qwirkle Cube, with several Qwirkle's during play the game was quite close. Fran 79, Debbie 75, Leslie 67, Doug 66, Jack 64.

We then left the Common Market and parted company. I hope everyone had a good day of gaming and a safe trip home.

Leslie

Wednesday, April 07, 2010

Germantown 04/05/10

Attendance - 14:

  • Chris & Tiffany Bass, & Clarisa Findley
  • Aubrey Bell
  • David & Martha Briggs
  • Ethan Goffman
  • Todd Heidenreich
  • Doug Hoylman
  • Benl & Bob Jones
  • Carol Loman
  • Eric & Laura Reinhold
Games Played (scores in order of place):

Qwirkle -Doug 164, Ethan 140, Carol 108
Aquadukt - Ethan, Doug, Carol
Kill Doctor Lucky - Aubrey won over Tiffany, Chris, Clarisa and Laura
Ingenious - Bob 14, Ben 10, Eric 10
Pickomino - Ben 9, Eric 5, Bob 4
Cribbage - Todd 121, Martha 115, David 110
Bohnanza - Clarisa 11, Laura 11, Ethan 10, Tiffany 9, Chris 8, Aubrey 8, Doug 8
Igel Argern -Eric 3, Chris 1, Doug, Ethan, Aubrey, Tiffany
Pickomino -Clarisa 14, Ben 12
Zeus on the Loose -Ben 4, Clarisa 1

Posted by Bob.

Thursday, April 01, 2010

Germantown 03/29/10

Attendance - 19:

  • Leslie Barkley
  • Aubrey & Shannon Bell
  • Christopher & Tiffany Bass 
  • David & Martha Briggs 
  • Marc Drexler
  • Dave Fair
  • Todd Heidenreich
  • Doug Hoylman
  • Dan Hucker
  • Ben, Carol & Bob Jones
  • Nathaniel Klinger 
  • Mike Mullins
  • Laura & Eric Reinhold
Games Played (scores in order of place):

Lost Cities Boardgame - Chris 330, Aubrey 300, Leslie 220, Tiffany 215
Alea Iacta Est - Laura 43, Doug 40, Dave F 38, Eric 38, Mike 30
Cartagena - Todd 6, Ben 5, Dan 3, Bob 3
Canyon - Carol, Eric, Mike, Doug
Diamant - Ben 29, Doug 28, Carol 21, Eric 8
Duck! Duck! Go!  - Laura, Aubrey, Chris, Leslie, Bird-dog Duck, Shannon
Granada - Bob 132, Dan 124, Dave F 116, Todd 83, Tiffany 64
Gloria Mundi - Nathaniel, Marc, David B, Martha

Saturday, March 20, 2010

Germantown 03/15/10

Attendance - 13:

  • Leslie Barkley
  • Aubrey & Shannon Bell
  • Christopher & Tiffany Bass & Clarisa Findley
  • Todd Heidenreich
  • Doug Hoylman
  • Dan Hucker
  • Ben & Bob Jones
  • Carol Loman
  • Doug Mercer
Games Played (scores in order of place):

Lord of the Rings: The Confrontation - Bob won, getting Frodo into Mordor, against Ben.
Pickomino - Ben 8, Bob 7
Zombie Fluxx - Leslie, Doug H, Doug M, Carol
Pickomino - Clarisa 13, Ben 0
Duck! Duck! Go! - Bob, Chris, Shannon, Aubrey, Tiffany, Doug H.
  - See picture below!
Cheeky Monkey - Clarisa 71, Ben 30
Raj - Ben 38, Clarisa 2
Raj - Ben 31, Clarisa 9
Thurn and Taxis - Doug H 28, Tiffany 19, Shannon 18, Aubrey 8
Dragonland - Ben 44, Bob 42, Clarisa 32, Chris 20
Big Points - Clarisa 36,. Chris 35, Bob 35
  - What a close game!
Set - Doug H 9, Tiffany 7, Aubrey 4, Shannon 4
Automobile - Todd 3780, Doug M  3000, Leslie 2780, Dan 2360
Zombie Fluxx - Shannon, Aubrey, Doug H, Tiffany

Here's a picture of Aubrey with his (losing) duck in Duck! Duck! Go!  Look familiar?  (click to enlarge)

Monday, March 15, 2010

Frederick South, 3/13/10

Attendees were:

Debbie Williams
Fran Lunney, recovered from her auto accident last month
Jack Ridgway, safely unharmed from his auto accident that morning
Leslie Barkley

Games played:

Dominoes
Aquaduct
Ticket to Ride
Acquire - big thank you to Jack
Blue Moon City - played twice

A good time was had by all I hope.

Germantown 03/01/10

Attendance - 20:

  • Leslie Barkley
  • Aubrey & Shannon Bell
  • David & Martha Briggs
  • Marc Drexler
  • Dave Fair
  • Christopher & Tiffany Bass & Clarisa Findley
  • Todd Heidenreich
  • Doug Hoylman
  • Ben & Bob Jones
  • Nicholas Kelley
  • Nathaniel Klinger
  • Carol Loman
  • Doug Mercer
  • Eric & Laura Reinhold
Games Played (scores in order of place):

Piece o' Cake - No scores recorded.
Big Points - Bob 24, Nathaniel 21, Clarisa 17, Marc 15, Ben 14
Homesteaders - Doug 58, Todd 48, Leslie 40
Dominion - Laura 23, David 19, Eric 18, Martha 18
Big Points - David 30, Eric 28, Martha 27
Big Points - Eric 37, Martha 37, David 27
Citadels - Nathaniel 27, Marc 22, Shannon 21, Ben 17, Aubrey 15, Bob 15, Clarisa 14, Nicholas 14
Power Grid Benelux - Carol 15, Dave 15, Doug 15, Chris 14, Tiffany 13
The Adventurers - Clarisa 18, Dave 0, Ben 0, Nicholas 0, Bob KIA
Uptown - Marc 1/8, Leslie 1/8, Chris 3, Shannon 4, Aubrey 5
Euchre - Todd/Doug M 10, Doug H 2
Factory Manager - Doug M 58, Todd 48, Leslie 40

Brunswick, 2/20/10

So I've blundered on the blogging and am behind the billiard ball.

Attendees were:

Karl Musser
Ben Stewart
Chris Vaughn
Scott and Carly Fisher
Leslie Barkley
Jacob and Matie Trewe
Laura Dingle
Josh Gifford
Shawn and Christy Hummer
Ashley Oliver

Games played were:

Snow Tails
Vasco de Gama
Ticket to Ride
Merchants of Venus
Scrabble
Dominion - Seaside
Take Six
Igel Argern

I've no record of who played which games, wins or losses. I hope everyone had a good time.

Germantown 02/15/10

Attendance - 19:

  • Leslie Barkley
  • Aubrey & Shannon Bell
  • David & Martha Briggs
  • Dave Fair
  • Scott Fisher
  • Christopher & Tiffany Bass & Clarisa Findley
  • Todd Heidenreich
  • Ben & Bob Jones
  • Steve Lollis
  • Doug Mercer
  • Eric & Laura Reinhold
  • Bill Ruvinsky
  • Bill Salvatore
Meeting on Presidents Day allowed some folk to arrive early and cranked up the number of games played.  Also, we welcome Bill Ruvinsky!

Games Played (scores in order of place):

Fluxx (3 games) - Chris 2, Tiffany 1, Clarissa, Eric
Mamma Mia - Tiffany, Clarisa, Chris, Eric
Shipyard - Dave 93, Scott 88, Steve 59, Bill S 56
Maori - Chris 43, Todd 39, Tiffany 36, Clarissa 16
The Hanging Gardens - Dave 45, Steve 40, Scott 39, Bill S 23
UWO - Leslie and Eric tied
Ave Caesar (4 races) - Doug 6+4+6+0=16, Scott 4+3+1+6=14, Dave 3+1+3+4=11, Steve 0+6+4+0=10, Leslie 2+2+2+0=6, Eric 0+0+0+3=3
Blue Moon City - Todd 5, Martha 3, David 2
Factory Manager - Dave 342, Doug 339, Eric 247, Leslie 235
Bohnanza - Tiffany 12, Bob 12, Chris 11, Clarisa 10, Ben 9, Laura 6
Zeus on the Loose - Ben 4, Chris 3, Clarisa 2
Steel Driver - Shannon 1220, Todd 1060, Martha 1020, David 1020, Aubrey 1000
Top Secret Spies - Aubrey 46, Tiffany 44, Eric 42, Leslie 35, Todd 34, Bob 23
Citadels - Bob 25, Chris 24, Tiffany 24, Bill R 18, Ben 17, Clarisa 12

Saturday, February 13, 2010

Frederick South 2/13/2010

Thought I'd post this while fresh in the memory. I started the day at the Common Market early with Veggie Annie's Chocolate Tasting class. I tasted 6 types of dark chocolate, an Aztec style chocolate drink, and made some truffles (2 came home with me). What a great way to start a day out.

While the parking lot did have piles of snow, and the store was quite busy, the Community Room was available from 1pm so we had a nice area to play games in. Jack Ridgeway and I, Leslie Barkley, were the only folks there so we played a few games.

First up was a favorite of both of us, Ticket to Ride, Jack won the first game 139 to 122, while I won the second 162 to 160.

Next came a game of Risk, the original, which had a good bit of back and forth until I grew tired of Jack breaking my continents each turn. I had some lucky card draws and so we quickly played through sets. Within a few rounds I played a set of cards and Jack conceded as he looked at 30+ armies massed to march through his single army countries.

Next up was San Juan, this was an open handed play while Jack learned the game. He won at 26 to 24 and agreed that while he understood the game play it would take a few more games to really establish strategy.

We then tried Big Fat Lies, a learning experience for both of us. This is a trivia type of game which ranges over quite a few knowledge areas. I won.

Blokus Trigon was the next game, with our most difficult part remembering which color we were supposed to be playing. We kept it straight, and I ended up winning this one as well.

Our final game for the evening was Mystery Rummy, Case File #4. This is the Chicago gang version, and I always enjoy reading the cards and learning those little tidbits of information they provide. We couldn't finish the game, but Jack played a shut-out strategy for the fourth hand and won 161 to 146.

If one of the more experienced bloggers wants to let me know how to link in the games and names I'll be glad to start doing so. Otherwise you'll just get my meandering rambling prose, well you'll probably get that anyways.

Hope all were safe and warm during the blizzards, look forward to gaming with you in the future.

Leslie Barkley

Wednesday, February 10, 2010

Germantown 02/01/10

Attendance - 16:

  • Leslie Barkley
  • Aubrey & Shannon Bell
  • David & Martha Briggs
  • Christopher & Tiffany Bass & Clarisa Findley
  • Todd Heidenreich
  • Doug Hoylman
  • Ben & Bob Jones
  • Nathaniel Klinger
  • Carol Loman
  • Eric & Laura Reinhold
Games Played (scores in order of place):

Maori - Laura 43, Eric 39, Doug 31, Carol 26
Coloretto Amazonas - Carol, Leslie, Eric, Doug
Cheeky Monkey - Ben 36, Clarisa 27, Bob 26, Tiffany 0 (ouch)
Big Points - Tiffany 27, Bob 26, Ben 23, Clarisa 19
Thurn and Taxis - Chris 26, Aubrey 22, Leslie 22, Shannon 15
Fluxx - Tiffany won against Clarisa and Bob
Dominion: Intrigue - Carol 46, Doug 30, Eric 29
Bananagrams - 5 games played. Leslie won 3, Bob won 2. Also playing were Shannon, Aubrey, Ben, Clarisa, Chris and Tiffany.
Raj - Ben 21, Aubrey 17, Clarisa 6
Raj - Clarisa 20, Aubrey 18, Ben 2
Tinner's Trail - David 86, Nathaniel 78, Todd 70, Martha 67
Zeus on the Loose - Aubrey 4, Clarisa 3, Ben 2
Wyatt Earp - Eric 28, Doug 27, Leslie 24
Fluxx - Aubrey, Clarisa, Ben (no record of who won)
Mississippi Queen - Bob, Tiffany, Shannon, Chris
- Despite my rustiness on the rules, this was a lot of fun. I will definitely be bringing this back.

Posted by Bob.

Monday, February 08, 2010

Germantown 01/18/10

Attendance - 18:

  • Leslie Barkley
  • David & Martha Briggs
  • Christopher & Tiffany Bass & Clarisa Findley
  • Marc Drexler
  • Dave Fair
  • Noreen Fair
  • Ethan Goffman
  • Todd Heidenreich
  • Doug Hoylman
  • Ben & Bob Jones
  • Eric & Laura Reinhold
  • Bill Salvatore
  • Marianne Szcyk
We started early on this MLK Day and got in a lot of good gaming. Thanks to everyone for coming out.

Games Played (scores in order of place):

Piece o' Cake - Christopher 29, Tiffany 24, Dave F 15, Clarisa 10, Todd 9
Tobago - Tiffany 45, Clarisa 36, Christopher 30
Roll Through the Ages - Dave F 50, Todd 45, Bill 16
Bohnanza - Dave F 14, Christopher 12, Todd 11, Leslie 10, Clarisa 10, Tiffany 10
Slide 5 - Marc 46, Tiffany 52, Ben 54, Bob 54, Christopher 58, Clarisa 81
Roll Through the Ages - Eric 24, Laura 22, Doug 18
Blokus Trigon - Marianne, Ethan
Factory Manager - Dave 207, Todd 204, Martha 182, Leslie 151, David B 136
Cheeky Monkey - Ben 61, Clarisa 37
Cheeky Monkey - Clarisa 49, Ben 46
Thurn and Taxis - Doug 23, Eric 23, Marc 23
- Wow! Doug won with the tiebreaker.
Euphrat & Tigris - Tiffany 26, Bob 17, Chris 7.
- Another wow. 99% of the time, 17 would be a huge winning score. Tiffany put herself into an unassailable position and just creamed us. Her numbers were 26/26/28/30.
Qwirkle - Noreen 104, Ethan 94, Bill 88, Marianne 79
Zeus on the Loose - Ben 4, Clarisa 3, Marc 2, Doug 2, David B 2, Martha 2

Posted by Bob

Tuesday, January 19, 2010

Frederick South 1/9/2010

Good day for gaming at the Common Market, we started in the Cafe area, moved to the Community Room and discovered two of our attendees had not known of the Community Room and were in the Cafe. Luckily we did finally connect and we all were able to enjoy gaming together. Seems like the day consisted primarily of favorites. It was good to connect with Russell and Louise, congratulations on their wedding New Years Eve. And a welcome to Debbie, hopefully a new regular to the group when she's available.

In attendance were:

Leslie Barkley
Jack Ridgeway
Fran Lunney
Mark Broski
Debbie Williams
Russell Williams
Louise Wolfe

Games played with order of finish were:

Ticket to Ride, 1910 Mega - (1)Fran, Mark, Jack, Leslie; (2) Jack, Debbie, Fran, Mark, Leslie
Settlers of Catan - Fran, Louise, Russell
Dominoes Mult of 5 - (1) Fran, Leslie, Jack, Debbie, Mark; (2) Leslie, Jack, Debbie, Mark, Fran
the following were played before we connected as a group (3) Louise, Russell; (4) Russell, Louise; (5) Louise, Russell
Acquire - Mark, Jack, Debbie, Leslie
Machiavelli card game - Leslie, Debbie, Jack
Qwirkle - Fran, Leslie, Russell
Qwirkle Cube - Jack, Leslie, Debbie

Feels as though I'm missing some game play in the list, let me know.

Saturday, January 09, 2010

Germantown 01/04/10

Attendance - 13:

  • Leslie Barkley
  • Christopher & Tiffany Bass & Clarisa Findley
  • Aubrey & Shannon Bell
  • Marc Drexler
  • Todd Heidenreich
  • Doug Hoylman
  • Ben & Bob Jones
  • Nathaniel Klinger
  • Carol Loman

Our first gaming session of the new year!

Games Played (scores in order of place):

Raj - Bob 20, Carol 11, Doug 10, Ben -1
Raj - Doug 29, Bob 8, Carol 4, Ben -1
Raj - Ben 20, Bob 14, Carol 3, Doug 3
Uptown - Leslie 1/12, Bob 2/8, Doug 2/9, Carol 3/7, Ben 4/8
Arkadia - Aubrey 106, Bob 103, Leslie 90, Doug 73
- an excellent game that deserves more plays.
Roll Through the Ages (with expansion score sheet) - Todd 51, Shannon 29, Carol 25
Zeus on the Loose - Tiffany 4, Chris 3, Ben 2, Nathaniel 1, Marc 1, Clarisa 0
Cheeky Monkey - Clarisa 40, Chris 30, Tiffany 25, Ben 5
Cheeky Monkey - Tiffany 42, Chris 31, Ben 13, Clarisa 8
Diamant - Tiffany 30, Clarisa 29, Ben 29, Marc 19, Chris 0
Medici - Bob 120, Doug 98, Nathaniel 92, Shannon 85, Leslie 77, Aubrey 66
- This was a much closer game than the scores indicate.
Lord of the Rings: The Confrontation - Marc won as the Fellowship over Ben

I'm looking forward to a great year of great gaming with great people!

Posted by Bob

Germantown 12/21/09

Attendance - 16:

  • Leslie Barkley
  • Christopher & Tiffany Bass
  • Aubrey Bell
  • Alidia & Clarisa Findley
  • David & Martha Briggs
  • Marc Drexler
  • Ethan Goffman
  • Doug Hoylman
  • Ben & Bob Jones
  • Nathaniel Klinger
  • Eric & Laura Reinhold

At the last gaming session of 2009, we played LOTS of games on a day when schools and government were closed due to snow.

Welcome back to Alidia! We've missed you.

Games Played (scores in order of place):

Fiji - Ben 9, Eric 7, Bob 6, Laura 2 (Ben's first time)
For Sale - Ben 69, Eric 62, Laura 56, Bob 54 (Ben's first time)
Roll Through the Ages - Leslie 17, Doug 12, Aubrey 11, Ethan 10
Blue Moon City - Doug 5, Eric 3, Chris 3
Zeus on the Loose - Tiffany 3, Clarisa 2, Ben 2, Alidia 1, Aubrey 1
Samurai - Leslie 5/9, Ethan 5/8, Bob 3 (An excellent game in which I got skunked)
Hey! That's My Fish - Chris 29, Tiffany 28, Alidia 22, Clarisa 20
Diamant - Aubrey 27, Tiffany 13, Clarisa 11, Ben 10, David 9, Alidia 2
Diamant - Tiffany 26, Alidia 25, Clarisa 24, Ben 23, Aubrey 23, David 21 (What a huge scoring game!)
To Court the King - Marc won, Nathaniel, Ethan, Leslie
Race for the Galaxy - Doug 47, Chris 43, Bob 37, Eric 32
Star Wars: Epic Duels - Ben (Obi Wan) and Clarisa (Anakin) beat Aubrey (Emperor) and Alidia (Darth Maul)
Cartagena - Marc 6, Leslie 1, Ethan 1, Nathaniel 0
Monty Python Fluxx - Chris won, Eric, Doug

Martha was around but I don't think she ended up playing anything.

Posted by Bob