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