Thursday, April 19, 2012

Germantown 04/16/12

Attendance:  11

  • Dave, Noreen & Andrew Fair
  • Doug Hoylman
  • Bob, Carol & Ben Jones
  • Eric & Laura Reinhold
  • Howard & Stacia Wagner
Games Played (scores in order of place):

Pandemic - Ben, Andrew, Doug, Bob - Played at the highest level of difficulty, we cured two diseases, but the human race lost.

Ave Caesar - Eric 14, Howard 11, Noreen 9, Stacia 7, Dave 5, Laura 1
Africa - Bob 55, Andrew 47, Doug 43, Ben 42
Witch's Brew - Eric 32, Laura 28, Carol 25, Doug 22
Last Will - Bob -6 (tiebreaker), Howard -6, Dave -3, Stacia -1, Andrew 17.

Last Will - picture by AndriusLT on BGG

Posted by Bob on 04/19/12.

Saturday, April 14, 2012

Frederick Gaming

The last two months of gaming were held at the Glade Valley Rehab Center where I, Leslie Barkley, was getting rehab for her shattered tibia. No notes were kept of games played or attendees. Perhaps someone will keep notes of tomorrows session at the Common Market as it is unlikely I will make it due to a backlog of work.

Tuesday, April 10, 2012

15th Annual GCOM Game Days!



April 26th - April 29th, 2012

Holiday Inn
9615 Deereco Road
Timonium, Maryland 21093

Thursday, April 26th at 10AM through Sunday, April 29th at 6:00 PM
Over eighty (80) hours of available open gaming time! 

What:Four days of open gaming. Open to the public. Have fun, learn, bond, make friends and compete with the best group of gamers around. The camaraderie is great! The convention known for learning new games by experienced Game Masters. 

Pre-registration:Sign up on-line with PayPal
Deadline: Friday, April 13th, 2012.
All Four days $40. Any one day $15.
GCOM Supporting Members: All Four days $35. Any one day $10.

Registration at the Door:
  • Four Days: $50, Three Days: $40, Two Days: $30, One Day: $20. Sunday Only Special: $10.
  • GCOM Supporting Members: Four Days: $45, Three Days: $35, Two Days: $25, One Day: $15.
  • Seventeen and under: $5 per day. Must be accompanied by a paying adult.

  • For more info:  GCOM Game Days

    Germantown 04/02/12

    Attendance: 7

    • Noreen & Andrew Fair
    • Nick Ferris
    • Bob & Carol Jones
    • Eric & Laura Reinhold

    Once again we had seven players.  We hadn't played Seven Wonders in a while, so that seemed natural.  Congratulations to Laura for winning her first game, a game I thought I had sewn up.

    Games Played (scores in order of place):

    Seven Wonders - Laura 75, Bob 65, Nick 57, Carol 49, Noreen 40, Andrew 39, Eric 36.
    Top Secret Spies - Nick 43, Bob 41, Laura 41,  Carol 39, Noreen 38, Eric 38, Andrew 30.
      - For fun, about 2/3rds of the way through the game we each secretly wrote down which color spy we thought each player was.  Only Nick and Bob got it right.

    Posted by Bob on 04/10/05.

    Germantown 03/19/12

    Attendance: 11

    • Laura DeWalt
    • Dave, Noreen & Andrew Fair
    • Nick Ferris
    • Doug Hoylman
    • Bob & Carol Jones
    • Eric & Laura Reinhold
    • Stacia Wagner

    Welcome, Laura D, to GCOM Germantown!

    Games Played (scores in order of place):

    Hornochsen! - Dave 8, Doug 26, Eric 27, Laura R 36, Stacia 46, Noreen 58
      - This was pretty much a rout by Dave.
    Honor of the Samurai - Carol 400, Bob 275, Andrew 250, Laura D 210, Nick 190
      - We haven't played this samurai-themed card game in years.  I was wanting to play as my homebrewed cards were recently the subject of some discussion on Boardgamegeek.  Fortunes were wild as usual in this game but everyone except Andrew neglected to attack Carol when she was Shogun and poised for victory, and so we suffered a sudden and disappointing loss.
    Ticket to Ride Asia - Dave and Noreen 183, Eric and Laura R 154, Stacia and Doug 142
    Alhambra - Bob 97, Carol 84, Laura D 83, Andrew 65, Nick 53

    Honor of the Samurai homebrewed cards.

    Posted by Bob on 04/10/12.

    Germantown 03/05/12

    Attendance: 6

    • Dave Fair
    • Nick Ferris
    • Doug Hoylman
    • Bob Jones
    • Eric & Laura Reinhold

    I'm not sure this has ever happened before.  We played ONE game.  With six players we happily brought out Power Grid: Japan.  And we played it wrong.

    Games Played (scores in order of place):

    Power Grid - Eric 16, Dave 15, Nick 13, Doug 13, Bob 13, Laura 13.

    It turns out that Dave' deck of power plants was missing a few cards and we didn't notice.  Lacking certain plants gave an advantage to those who invested early in nuclear power.  It didn't really taint the victory, however, because anyone could have invested in nukes early.  As it was, Eric and Dave crunched the rest of us.

    The Japan board.  Photo from BGG

    Posted by Bob on 04/10/12.