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This blog is a writeup of our weekly game group. Thoughts on what we played how the game went, etc.

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Tuesday Evening Gamers (TEG) - July 21st - Coup, Dominion, Princes of Florence

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July 21st


Five was the number that they gave me.

It was five of us who got together for games.

Five.

Timm, Scott, Chris, Bret and myself discussed the first game to play. Timm suggested The Princes of Florence so we went with it. We had to teach Scott and Bret but that wasn't too bad. I find this one hard to explain but they both caught on quickly. I played my normal, horrible game and Chris snagged up on a bunch of Jesters, of course, resulting in the win. He scored 67, Timm had 55, Bret 47, Scott 42 and I got 40. I enjoy the game but long term planning isn't my strongest attribute. At least with this game.

We moved into a couple of games of Coup before Scott had to leave to recoup from running a chemistry camp (or something) for a bunch of high schoolers. Pretty fun game of bluffing and counter bluffing. I won the first game of this with Chris winning the second. Might need to get this one for the game room.

Scott left so the four of us left played a couple of games of Dominion (and as always, with Intrigue and Seaside mixed in). Always a random set up. Our first game was most bizarre as out of the 10 cards, seven of them were at a cost of 5. The Torturer was one of those cards, as was the Treasure Map. Well, Timm started and went the a**hole route and took the Torturer. I was second and went Treasure Map. Chris - Torture, Bret - Treasure Map.

Yeah.

It was a brutal game. I hit my Treasure Map twice, got a bunch of gold and managed to get a couple of Provinces. Bret, not so much. Everyone had at least one Torturer and that really drove the game. Ultimately, Timm won with 37, Chris had 24, I had 18 and Bret had -4. The first negative score I have seen.

Our next game we had a normal mix of cards but it seemed like money was tight. Game took a little longer but Chris and Timm both got 40, I had 34 and Bret had 22.




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Tuesday Evening Gamers (TEG) - June 30th/July 7, 14 - Caverna, Attika, 1830, Broom Service, 20th Centruy Limited

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June 30th/July 7th/July 14th



Yeah, I know. It is that time of the year for me...I take a small vacation and then I have so much work, I cannot squeeze my blog in.

I do this at work, so what.

This month completes the seventh year of TEG. No stats at this moment. I have been tracking now so I can have some stuff up soon.

Anyways, it's time to catch up.


June 30th


With it being summer, attendance is down. It was only Timm, Chris and myself so we broke out Caverna: The Cave Farmers as Timm had wanted to play this but missed out on all the times we played. So, we played. It was close but ultimately Chris squeaked out the win.

The game moved so fast we had time for Attika. We needed a bit of a refresher but that doesn't take long. I believe it was the first time I had played this three player and you know what? I liked it with three. It was another close game with Chris getting the win.


July 7th

This week it was Timm, Larry, and I to finish our game of 1830: Railways & Robber Barons. We started it on Saturday with none of us having ever played a 18xx game. The rules were slow going and thankfully we listed to the experienced folk in making sure we had the old AH rules. Made it easier to learn. We played the classic version.

I tell you what, next time I play we are using a spreadsheet. Paper money is WAY too cumbersome. For our first game it was fine.

We are pretty certain we played very inefficiently but we did progress through the game. Three player was a good way to learn but the way the stocks ended up for us, I'm CERTAIN four or five players is the way to go and would be more dynamic. Also, the three of us felt pretty good that we caught most of the rules. It was fun discovering tactics and strategy as we went along. After our two day game, Timm pulled out the win by 336 dollars over Larry. I was way behind (and will not post where I was at - lol). After our first day knowing the board was set in my basement, I found it hard to sleep as I was trying to think up ways to come back (and/or to bankrupt one of those two).


July 14th

Last night.

It was Christian, Timm, Kevin and myself. I had just gotten a few new games so the first one we broke out was Broom Service, the newest alea. I had played it on Sunday with my GF as a two player game and enjoyed it so I was looking forward to playing it four player.

We set it up with all of the variants that were included. As far as I'm concerned, it is the way to go. When I played it with two, we played with some of them. We got the board set and away we went.

I found I like this better than Witch's Brew. The board play really makes the game. That and the card play. We were loud and there was almost as much swearing as there is in Take it to the Limit!. Almost. In the end of a very fun time, Timm won with 108, Spreadsheet (Kevin) had 107, I had 91 and Christian had 67.

We broke out another new game, 20th Century Limited. Like others had said, this is a mix of a couple of train games. Rail placement like TransAmerica and completing networks like Ticket to Ride but with it's own twist. It definately is a race type of game as you have 8 regions with smaller networks to complete, in order. If you manage to complete all eight, it will end the game and you get 100 points if you do so (it all depends on how many of the 8 you complete). You also have company cards (tickets) to complete. Those vary in where they are at in the country, how big they are and how many you get. You will be working towards those as you work on the regions. But, once you cash in a company card as completed, you take off ALL the track that was needed for that. That is good and bad. Good in the aspect as your track is a limited resource, bad as you would like to use it for other tickets. This isn't a full breakdown of the rules as there are other places to go for that. Oh yah, you can pay cubes (points) to use someone elses rail.

The game ends if someone completes either all 8 regions or 8 company tickets. Total points wins.

It was very tense as we all tried to keep up in the regions. If you fall too far behind you lose too many points. Christian ended the game by completing 8 company cards but Timm and Kevin were completing bigger companies and kept up in regions with me (where I didn't complete many companies). It was a Kevin and Timm night but Spreadsheet won with 206. Timm had 182, Christian and I had 159. As we got going in the game, the game became more fun and tense. I'm glad I made the impulse buy on this one.


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Tuesday Evening Gamers (TEG) - June 16th/23rd - Pickomino, Bang: Walking Dead, Acquire, Puerto Rico, Austrailia

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June 16th


My GF had a total knee replacement so I wasn't going to be gaming on that Tuesday but Larry stepped up and offered to host TEG for the evening. I don't have much detail except that it was Larry, Bret, Timm, Chris, and Christian (this could be off). They played Tajemnicze Domostwo and failed. I really dig this one and typing this, I sort of want to play again. They also played Alien Frontiers. I can't believe they played a space game without ME!


June 23rd


Laura is recovering nicely from her surgery now...a long road ahead but there is light at the end of the tunnel and we can see the progress daily. So this was a good week to get back to gaming. We had seven at our peak. We started with Pickomino as we were waiting for Chris and Henry (who is now joining us). Henry is another long time friend from HS. We became friends because of D&D (and having a Geometry class together). Him (and Scott, his brother) come from a gaming family (they turned me onto Acquire when I was in HS).

Anyways, Pickomino. We got LOUD during our game of it. Chris arrived in time to get in on the first round. Larry never steals, as it's morally wrong (until he steals). Christian won with 5 and the tiebreaker over my 5. The other points were quite lean as I didn't bother to note those.

Henry arrived so we started out with a shot of root beer whiskey. That was some good stuff. We then broke out one of the few 7-player games I own, BANG!: The Walking Dead. First game of it I was the leader and was quickly taken down. The second game Scott was the leader and it was a longer game but they managed to take all of us out.

We then split into two tables. Timm, Larry, Chris and Henry played Acquire at the secondary table. Henry won in what appeared to be a close game. He got 41.8 Chris had 37.0, Timm 35.9 and Larry 32.9. At the main table, Scott, Christian and I played Scott's new copy of Puerto Rico to break it in. I managed a good money engine early and the game ended on buildings and victory point chips. I got 60, Christian had 58 and Scott 38.

The timing worked good as we finished when the other table did. Scott had to write an exam and Henry had to work 3rd shift so that left us with five people. With five, we were over in the Ravensburger flat box area and Australia was chosen. I had not played this with five and we all were game to play.

With five, it's a very tactical game. If you are not scoring on your turn, you are not going to win. Also, just from what I noticed, you need to have at least one huge scoring moment. I really dig this game with five, too. There is a lot of creative things you can do on your turn and can really surprise. I had one turn were I got nearly 40 points, I think. It didn't help me win, but it was pretty cool. Chris pulled out the win with 99. I had 94. Larry had 89 with Christian at 76 and Timm at 65.

We had a great game night this week...loud and lively.


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Tuesday Evening Gamers (TEG) - June 9th - Hacienda, Red7, Settlers of America, Poison

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June 9th


We had seven for the evening to start. Larry, Kevin, Christian, Mike, Chris, Timm and myself. Of course we needed to split into two tables, so we did. At the main table, it was Larry, Chris, Christian and Mike playing a game of Hacienda. Not sure if that ever hit the table here (I had played it some time ago). I know they had to teach and refresh for themselves. Chris was the big winner with 120, Mike had 117. Christian 105 and Larry with 95. They played some Red7 next with Chris coming out the winner of that.

At the other table it was Timm, Kevin and I playing Catan Histories: Settlers of America – Trails to Rails. We had to do a refresh/relearn on this one, too, as Timm and I had played it once. It has the Settlers mechanic but it really is a train game at heart. Trading wasn't nearly as important but it does help. I think trading would be better if played with four. Anyhow, it was a tight game as we worked our way west, settling to garner up our resources and building our rail to make our deliveries. I fell behind in the midgame when Kevin and Timm had gotten their cities settled and working up their railroads. End game, I made a huge push into the un-railed area (north west) and started delivering like a mad man. It really came down to the last turn with Timm making final delivery. Some fate shined upon him with "11" rolled at least twice in a row (where he got a bunch of resources for it).

I think I want to play this one again sooner, than later...with four.

Our game went long and everyone left from the other table, except Larry. Larry, Timm and I played a couple of games of Poison, a quick card game of trying not to get points. I have the overproduced version with the cardboard kettles (which I will never get rid of). We taught Timm the game. First game, I pulled out a win with 9 points. Larry had 11 and Timm had 42. Second game he did better with 33. Larry had 16 and I had 4. I find this game quite awesome with four people. Glad I got to play it again.


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Tuesday Evening Gamers (TEG) - June 2nd - Gearworld, Francis Drake, Lexio

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June 2nd



We started the evening with seven...Scott, Chris, Larry, Bret, Timm, Mike and myself. Scott brought along Gearworld: The Borderlands and wanted to play it. Larry brought Francis Drake and wanted to play that. Perfect. We split into two tables and got playing.

Scott, Timm and Mike played Gearworld: The Borderlands. They learned it from scratch and from comments, but Timm and Scott enjoyed it. Might be a bit confrontational for me but who knows...I'd have to try it sometime. The theme is not my cup of tea, but perhaps I could play it. I believe Timm won the game.

Larry, Chris, Bret and I played Francis Drake. Larry played a few times and did a pretty damn good job of teaching it. Lots to run over but in reality it is not a difficult game. Has the resource gathering mechanic like Egizia which I enjoy. Once we got playing the game went very fast as each turn you work on getting points, keeping an eye out for end game items (goods), perhaps but a large chunk of the scoring was done in each round. Chris pulled out the win with 98. Larry had 92, I had 88 and Bret had 76. I'd want to play this again.

So, both games ended roughly about the same time...after some thought, we played six player Lexio meaning the "dealer" sat. We all started with 100 points and I did my typical drawing of gawd-awful hands. I had two 2's in all five of my hands. That is my excuse. Larry really came back after holding two 2's in the first hand when Timm went out. Timm ran away with it with 179. Bret had 116, Larry 106. Chris was negative with 77, Scott 72 and I managed to hold onto 51 (and that was winning one of my four hands). Glad we weren't playing for dimes.



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Tuesday Evening Gamers (TEG) - May 12/19/26 - Diamonds, Oregon, Glen More, Coal Baron, Fifth Avenue

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May 12th, 19th, 26th



Again, I'm bad and they stacked up. Inbetween all of this I had a trip to St. Louis for Geekway to the West and just catching up on work.

Write these at night, pfft. Crazy talk!


May 12th

Only three of us...Timm, Larry and I. This means we can play almost anything we want so we played Samurai to start. Christian stopped by to say hi towards the end of this tough fought game. But the last moves for Timm and I were useless as Larry squeaked out the win. We are all pretty veteran players of the game so the matches are hard fought.

We selected Oregon next. It had been awhile since I played this one as the last time it made it to the table it was not well liked by some of the group. I still really like it tho. I do enjoy the way it looks at the end of the game, it does have a map type feel. Larry dominated the game and if I remember correctly, jumped out early and we could never catch up. He had 102, Timm 86 and I had 74.

Our last game was another one that had not made it out in awhile was Glen More. Works great with three players and the Dickdie (that is what I was calling it). I pulled out the win on this one with 56. Larry had 46 and Timm 45. Again, another great game!


May 19th


Returned from Geekway and it was just Christian and Larry to join me. You would think I would be gamed out. HA!

We started with Coal Baron a game I played last year at Geekway and that Larry played this year at Geekway. Larry taught Christian and got me back up to speed and we started pulling coal out of the mines. Christian won with 127 or Larry won with 133. I wrote 33 in my notes for Larry and I know he didn't do that bad. I got 95. Interesting game with a different twist on worker placement.

Next, I brought out Fifth Avenue, one of my favorites from alea. Personally, I feel it got unfairly bashed. One person rated it very low and said they ripped off Big City.

What???

This is an auction/card management game. The players take actions to gain cards/buildings into their hands, add businesses to the board, and move two pawns to set where the auctions will be when the auction phase sets off. When the auctions go, it is four auctions in a row. You will not be able to participate in all of them, nor do you really want to because another group of auctions is just around the corner. Anyways, you bid in specific color cards for the area(s) you are trying to win (to either place buildings, add to your placed buildings, get a building stop if you are not involved, or just stop someone else from building).

Once either two building stops are placed or when all the businesses are placed, the game ends. Both of these end game conditions are driven by the players. The biggest chunk of your points will be scored at the end game where you get points for the buildings you have down (the more businesses you are next to, the bigger the points. In this game, I pulled out the win with 67 where Christian and Larry each had 57. I had a lot of buildings down and I started to push for end game. Love this game!


May 26th


Last night. We had five of us. Chris, Bret, Larry, Timm and I. Chris brought over the newest, fresh from the mail, copy of Epic Spell Wars of the Battle Wizards: Rumble at Castle Tentakill...the sequel to Epic Spell Wars of the Battle Wizards: Duel at Mt. Skullzfyre. This version is stand alone and adds a few new things to the game (which were seamless and really did add to it nicely). Blood points, creatures and the Stand in the game. Also, the Dead Wizard cards gave you something for the next match.

Our game was certainly epic as it lasted quite some time. But, to be honest, we were having a great time and no one noticed at all until just about the finish of the game. Only Larry was without a win in the battles. Bret ultimately won the battle.

We had some time left so we broke out Diamonds. This was also a hard fought, tough game. We ended with a three way tie of 47 with Chris, Timm, and Bret. Chris won on the tiebreaker. I had 46 and Larry 42. Can't wait to get my copy from making the final table in the Missouri championship at Geekway.

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TEG Invades Geekway to the West!!!!

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My first day back to work from my long weekend in St. Louis. I busted my butt catching up on email and work and am now just fried. Work will be there tomorrow, my thoughts about this past weekend will not be (or will be different).

Six of us from TEG made the trip, Kevin, Larry, Timm, Bret, Scott and myself. Kevin and I arrived on Wednesday, Timm, Scott, Larry, and Bret on Thursday afternoon.

Wednesday was a no game day. Relaxed, had dinner at the Trainwreck and then later, watched the NBA Playoffs there (along with watching the people at the bar).

Thursday, Kevin and I started out by playing Panamax with Joel (from Iowa City). Kevin was a good sport by going through the rules. After about 20 or so minutes, we all sat there with our eyes glazed over when a kind soul (I forgot his name, sorry) taught it to us. Saved a bunch of time and headache as the rulebook, while covering everything, was a bit opaque in where things were. During our game, Kevin helped out the folk next to us to get going. Anyhoo, I personally liked the game because of the shipping and theme. Kevin won (of course) but it has a different use of dice and once you play it, it really isn't very difficult.

Apparently, going through my notes, I either hardly played any games on Thursday or I'm missing a note card. I'm thinking I'm missing a card with notes. Thursday, I played Who Starts This Mess? wuth the guys and played Compounded wwith Scott and Timm. I'm not necessarily sold on that game. The theme was cool (even if some of the coupound names were off per Scott - our chemist) but the game didn't have a ton of decision.

Friday was quite the busy day for me. I started the day out with Terra Mystica. It was Scott, Timm, Larry and myself. It took a bit as we had to get back into the rules and teach Scott. He's a quick study as he pulled out the win with 99. I had 90, Timm 84 and Larry had 83.

Shortly after that we played Tajemnicze Domostwo as Bret and Kevin joined it. I had played it once before and got to be the ghost. Wow, being the ghost is very fun! It was tough and we almost didnt't win. Timm had ended up lagging and needed the home run shot to even have a chance to win. I saw a card that just gave me the feeling of the person card on the table. That was it. I have known Timm for 40 years so I felt if I picked up this feeling, he would.

And he did.

I then found Celina, Jyoti, and Paul to get a game of Who Starts This Mess? in. Celina played last year and the other two were new. I did the teaching thing (which is getting easier for me to do) and we were playing. Paul flattered me by letting me know he printed the rules last year and found it interesting and was now able to get a chance to play. That was nice. . If no one knows, this is a trick taking game where you build your hand, take point tiles and collect majorities. Ultimately, Jyoti won with 18 points. Celina had 17, I had 16 and Paul had 10. Next step for me with this is to get off my butt and make a couple of copies and send them to people to play without me teaching. I need to make sure the rules work.

Friday continued with a great game of Thunder Alley. If not for a yellow flag at the end of the race, I would have had three of the top four finishers. As it was I pulled out the win with 121. Timm had 120. We only had 15 cars running. After that, we played a nice, quick game of Las Vegas with Larry winning.

I woke up early on Saturday, ate, and wandered down to the hall and saw someone had Finca all set up and waiting for a person to play. I was that person. I had not played before even though I own a copy. What a cool, quick, game. Easy rules but the turns are tough. Tom (tactiles) won pretty handedly 63 to 53 and this is on my list to play again, sooner than later.

Not long after that, Celina (Celinashope) caught me and asked if I wanted to play Spike with Rebecca and Karyn. Well, of course I did. So, we sat down and Celina and Karyn hacked through the rules. It had a feel of a crayon rail game mixed with Ticket To Ride but much shorter. The rules, honestly, were a nightmare to get through. They were vague, missing critical information, and a bear to navigate through. Too many times we either had to go to BGG for a question or just say, yah, we will do it this way. Not good. Karyn won by a landslide but none of us were really impressed and the rules knock it down quite far for me.

It's bugging me that I'm missing plays from Thursday. Just sayin'.

The annual partner Crokinole tournament was Saturday. Twenty-four teams...one board. Ug. But, because the matches are very quick with the rules, it went better than I expected. Hardest part was getting both teams together. But after a bunch of games and a finals against our rivals MilwaukeeTEG III, MilwaukeeTEG II won the tournament for the second year in a row.

Roll Through the Ages: The Iron Age was on the table with a couple of guys about to play when I joined in. We managed to get an abbreviated game of it in and all I know is that I enjoyed it much more than I would have expected to. I'm not sure if I will get a copy but I would gladly play it.

The Diamonds Missouri championship tournament was next up and I, along with 27 others, got into it. We played three games, totaled up our places in those games, went to a 16 player/four table elimination match with the winners going to the final table. The winner at the final table got a 4-day pass to Gencon (and a place to crash). I managed to get to the final table and lose it by one point. Had a blast and played with some really fun people. Just making it to the table, I will get a copy of Diamonds when it is reprinted.

To end the night we brought out Rail Baron. Insanity. The game takes so long. After a ton of time, I was pretty much out of it and put my game on autopilot to go to sleep (1:45am). Timm had a great network and got the win.

Eeesch, almost done. It is getting wordy, eh?

Sunday, we played a couple of games of Lanterns: The Harvest Festival (which was a cool, quick tile/resource game) and one more Who Starts This Mess? before the drawings and such.

Edit #1: Yeah, I found another page of notes. We did get in a game of The Game of 49 an auction/bingo/connection game. It was very meh, I thought. Almost anti climatic. We also did get in a game of Skull which I really like and it's not because I won this time, either.

Edit #2: HA! I remember we played the giant version of Takenoko. I even posted a picture on FB of it.

Awesome time with some awesome people! Can't wait till next year!
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Tuesday Evening Gamers (TEG) - May 5th - Bang: Walking Dead, Acquire, Love Letter, Skull

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We knew there would be five of us, so we played a few hands of Love Letter as we waited on Christian. Larry, Bret, Timm and myself played. We got three, maybe four, hands in and Bret had won two of them. I won one and maybe Timm won a hand. I don't remember.

*shrug*

With Christian now there it was time to find the appropriate game. We didn't realize that was going to be as difficult as it ended up being. No one really wanted to teach anything difficult or teach a game that has at least five years in the rear view mirror since it was last played by anyone. We wandered, shouted out stuff, and decided upon Acquire. We were able to get into this quickly.

Like it always is, you never know how the board is going to form and it was crazy. We had a pinwheel of like sized corporations in the upper left hand corner. I wasn't in on Phoenix, as that broke out as the biggie over there. Zeta came out of nowhere and ended up with over 41 in the chain. Larry was by far the winner as he was big in both Zeta and Pheonix. He ended with 50.7k. Christian was next with 37.1. Timm had 29.3, I had 27.9 and Bret with 27.0.

We played BANG!: The Walking Dead again this week. I noticed the cards this time. The quality sorta sucks and are not meant to last. At least not like the original Bang!. Still, I prefer this version and we were off and killing. Christian wasn't very happy being Duel'ed a couple of times in my turn. Even though he died first, he ended up a winner as the Survivors won with Bret remaining the last one standing.

After that, I think the general feel was for something lighter. Well, at least it was for me. So, we broke out Skull. I'm loving this game more and more. We ran a teaching round for Christian and we were off and running. For whatever reason, this game for us gets LOUD. I think that is why I'm digging it more and more. We are just loud, laughing, talking smack, all that good stuff. Anways, The first game, Timm pulled out the win and in the second game, I snaked out the win as a big underdog at the end. Just a lot of fun and I love the art work. It makes it. I want a second copy so we can play more than six. OR, perhaps there is a fan made expansion to add about three more sets. I have to look.

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Tuesday Evening Gamers (TEG) - April 28th - Sheepshead, Egizia, Tigris & Eurphrates, Manila, Bang: Walking Dead

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April 28th



This week we had six. Because of games we talked about playing we were going to split. Before others got there, Timm, Kevin and I played five hands of Sheepshead ultimately ending up where we started...all at zero points.

Scott, Chris and Larry arrived so we split. Larry, Chris and Kevin went to play Tigris & Euphrates. I'm not sure of the ins and outs of the game but Larry did get the win with 11 points. Chris and Kevin had 6 each.

Scott, Timm and I, by Scott's request, had a rematch in Egizia. This is tough with three. I started out slow and in the first spinx card I drew it was a bonus for each level my yellow skirted dude got to. This drove my game and ultimately, I squeaked out the win with 108. Timm had 105 and Scott 92. This is really a great game and once you get it down, it is really quick.

Scott had to roll so we played a game Kevin brought (as I traded my copy for Civilization some time ago). Manila was that game. None of us played it before, I don't think, so Kevin was in charge of teaching it. Almost gave up on the teach as the rest of us were jags...not listening. It was a lot of bla bla bla. I'm glad we didn't give up as this game was WAY cool.

I like how it all worked, the betting, the speculation, the bidding for the boat master (or whatever it was called). We laughed, whined, and had a great time. This went over very well with us. When the game ended I had 128. Kevin had 92, Larry 66, Chris 64 and Timm had 59. The Boat master was big for me. I got some cheap stocks and they paid off.

We had time for one more quick one...and it was very quick (especially for Timm). I just got BANG!: The Walking Dead. Yep, I have BANG!, as well but with the expansions and the mix of icons, it can be a pain to play. Plus, I'm a Walking Dead fan. Anyways, it is just Bang! with different artwork. I was the Sherrif and I was Abraham. I got to draw an extra card if the last card I drew was a diamond or heart. In my initial hand, I had a butt-load of Attack cards and a machine gun. We just talked about our infamous Bang! games where Timm was taken out two games in a row before he could even play a card.

I made it three.

He is a good sport about it and he was a Savior (outlaw). We played it out and it went very quickly. The good guys, Survivors, won, which was Larry and I.

Just like we won the Crokinole tournament last year at Geekway and will win again this year.

Just sayin'.



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Tuesday Evening Gamers (TEG) - April 21st - Haggis, Egizia

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It went from six down to three by the time games started yesterday. Before Scott arrived, Timm and I played a few hands of Haggis as we waited for Scott. It had been awhile and I was very rusty. Timm demolished me in the first hand where he got 87 to my 4. I fought back so by the time Scott arrived the score was Timm 140 to my 114. I really enjoy this game...some year I'll try it with three.

Scott really only had time for one game and his mind is very much elsewhere at this time, so we sprung Egizia on him. It isn't difficult to teach, not very long, and well it is a great game!

He picked up on it quickly and we were off, building and feeding and traveling up and down the Nile. Ultimately, Timm squeezed out the win with 118, Scott had 110 and I had 98. I realized last night I have not played this game with four. I will have to remedy that.

So, it was a short evening. Soon, Geekway is coming. Kevin and I are going to St. Louis that Wednesday (gotta get me some Lil Mickey's) so we can start when the con opens up right away in the morning. Perhaps there will be people there on Wednesday to game with?


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