Tuesday, March 29, 2016

GCOM-Milestone, March 5

Nine again for a great day of gaming in Milestone Center...

David & Noreen Fair
Howard Wagner
Jack Ridgeway
Bob & Carol Jones
Eric Haas
Eric & Laura Reinhold

First up was the classic Doris & Frank title, Igel Argern, wherein Bob managed a victory over David, Howard, Noreen, Carol & Jack.

Meanwhile, Eric R. won a 2-player game of Lanterns over laura.

Colt Express involves robbing a train, and has wonderful 3-d components. Eric R. & Noreen tied for a win with $2000 each, followed by Laura with $1750, Eric H. with 350, and Carol who lived to tell the tale, but , alas, came up empty in the looting department.

Dave, Jack, Bob, & Howard set out to make a fortune in the German power market, playing Power Grid on the Germany map, and using the High-Speed DC transmission line expansion. Dave and Jack both managed to power 17 cities, while Bob and Howard got to 16. Money is the tie breaker though, so final positions were: Dave (17/$73), Jack (17/$52), Bob (16/$23), and Howard (16/$17). A very interesting game...

Broom service is an update/re-implementation to Witch's Brew. Carol (71) managed to win, followed by Laura (68), Eric H (67), Eric R (59) and Noreen (49).

Broom service was still being played, so the power gridders played a game of Cacao. This is a cute, quick-playing tile-laying game with a chocolate-farming theme. Howard (59) won, followed by Dave (54), Bob (45) and Jack (39).

The last two games were Ticket to Ride Pennsylvania, where Bob (182) won handily over Jack (167), Carol (157) and Noreen (125), and Istanbul where Laura won with 5 gems followed by Eric R, Eric H, and David with 4 gems each, and Howard with 3.

Thanks for coming out, see you in April.

GCOM-Milestone, Feb 6th

Having Cancelled January's session to go to Brunswick Game Days, we had 9 in attendance for our second session...

David & Noreen Fair
Alf Shupe
Chris Sears
Bob Jones
Paul Czarnota
Chuck Wisner
Eric Haas
Jack Ridgeway
Nathaniel Klinger

Dave, Bob, Chris and Alf played Burgle Brothers, but were all captured.

Ticket To Ride: Pennsylvania made an appearance, and the scores were: Paul 192, Noreen 175, Jack 167, Eric 139, and Chuck 128. I really like this map, as it adds stock to the mix. I have yet to try the Great Briton side...

Orleans made another appearance, with scores as follows; Chris 131, Dave 118, Nathaniel, 105, Paul 100, Bob 94. This is one of my favorite games of last year. I expect to play it a great deal this year.

Above and Below is a unique story-driven game of adventurers. Alf (42), Jack (40), Noreen (39) and Eric (34) played. I love the artwork in this one.

"The Game" is the confusingly named coop card game in which a win is a score of 0, but anything under 10 is considered pretty good. Bob, Dave, Chris, Paul, and Nathaniel got a score of 2.

Port Royal is getting a lot of play with our group, this time Alf (12), Eric (10) Noreen and Jack (9 each) took to the seas to become the greatest pirate of all.

That was it for February... March is just around the corner.