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This is a Geeklist for gamers attending Unity Games XX.

For some Unity is a chance to get together and game with old friends. Others relish in the chance to wander from table to table sampling new games and meeting new gamers. And if you fall into those groups, this list may not be for you.

But others look forward to Unity as a chance to:
A) Play that looong game/game that never makes it to the table in your regular gaming group.
B) Try a beloved game that you've only ever played with 2-3 players with its max load of 5 or 6
C) Play a beloved game against skilled players who you have never played against (because your game group has just become too predictable )
D) Try out a game that you have been drooling over but have never had the chance to play
E) Get in as many games as possible with as little "downtime" (looking for a new game to play) as possible.
F) Are brand new to Unity and want to have some pre-set games to go to so that you don't have to wander around looking for a game to play.

If this sounds like you, I created this Geeklist just for you!

If you want to plan to play a specific game at a specific time at Unity (but need players to fill out the table) simply add that game to this Geeklist. If you see a game you want to play, say so in a comment in the game's entry. This will guarantee you a spot at that table.

If you want to start a table, do the following in your entry:

1) State the number of players you are looking for

2) Clearly describe the level of experience you are looking for in players. For many, experience will not matter, but to be fair a rookie can (accidentally) ruin 3 hrs of gaming (Battlestar Galactia for example) or overly experienced gamers can make a rookie's experience horrible. If useful feel free to use these descriptors:
a) no experience (used to describe a gamer who basically knows nothing of the game beyond its name and theme and will have to have the rules explained in depth)
b) some experience (used to describe a gamer who has a general sense of the rules and gameflow but may not have read the rules and will have to have the rules explained)
c) experienced (used to describe a gamer who has a strong grasp on the rules and could play it little to no rules explanation)
d) veteran (used to describe a gamer who needs no rules explanation and can play the game very well)

3. State the time you want to meet to play the game and (perhaps) a place to meet (like near the front table)

A couple of guidelines:

A) once a "table" is full and has been established I recommend contacting each other via PM to share cell phone numbers so you can get together easily and find a "lost" player

B) Try to stay true to your commitment to play. If you have to change things, please let the other members know ASAP

C) Please only list a game you own or will have access to, you don't want to get 5 people together to play Eclipse only to find out that no one can find a copy of Eclipse. If you want to play a game you don't own/have access to check out Phil's list http://www.boardgamegeek.com/geeklist/167875/what-games-will... to see what games will be brought to Unity (you can try to reserve someone's copy) and if you don't see it there, feel free to request it--someone will most likely bring it for you!

D) If there is already an entry for a game you want to play, don't repeat that entry. Fill up existing tables instead; the exception to this is if you don't match the skill level requested, then start a new table with a different skill level.

Have fun and see you all there!!!

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1. Board Game: A Game of Thrones (first edition) [Average Rating:7.35 Overall Rank:191]
Nate Meyer
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Looking for 4 experienced or veteran players.

I would like to play this early, 10 am, but would be willing to play late, 3 pm instead.

If the other players want to, we could add another player and switch to the 2nd ed; I just know the 1st ed. better.

If you want to play, just say so in a comment below.
 
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2. Board Game: Age of Renaissance [Average Rating:7.12 Overall Rank:572]
Harald Henning
United States
New Haven
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Looking for 4-5 experienced players for Age of Renaissance or Manifest Destiny.

Would like to start early, say 9:30am.
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3. Board Game: High Frontier [Average Rating:7.49 Overall Rank:478]
Jeremy Brown
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Gorham
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Look for someone to teach a 3-4 person game (including teacher in that number).
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4. Board Game: Pax Porfiriana [Average Rating:7.68 Overall Rank:393]
Dom L.
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Looking for 4 players in total, so 3 more.

Some experience desired, even if that's just one play (I don't want to teach). I'd want to meet at 5pm in the Northshore Room. This isn't a hard time, I just have prior commitments from 1-4 or so, so earlier or later works just as well.
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5. Board Game: Civscape [Average Rating:0.00 Unranked]
J. Alan Henning
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Do you enjoy civilization games? Civscape is a card game I've designed that's a simple introduction to the theme of civilization building. I wanted a game that was thematically rich but rules light. All the instructions a new player needs to know are on their City card. Games last an average of 8 minutes for two players, 13 minutes for 3 players, and 32 minutes for 4 or more players.

I'll give you the first deck back from the printer for you to blind play test with your companions. While I've played it over 140 times, I always appreciate added feedback. And, of course, I'll list you as a playtester in the rules.

"I personally like the fact there are many victory conditions and paths to follow, much like real civilizations. The fact this is done in a card game that can be played quickly is amazing. An added benefit for me is the historical accuracy of the scenarios and cards — which put you in the time period. Even though the game is quick it had deep enough variations and options for multiple replay options." – Dave Lyons, playtester
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6. Board Game: Ninja Dice [Average Rating:6.18 Overall Rank:3610]
Todd Goodman
United States
Medford
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Ninja Dice is a press-your-luck game with a lot more 'meat' than most games of this type. It's got an interesting line-of-fire/facing mechanic and all players are actively rolling dice at all times, so this definitely isn't a multi-player solitaire game.

We got our production samples two days too late for me to sign up for an official teaching spot at UGXX, but I will have several copies of Ninja Dice with me (the very copies you see in the image to the left!) and I'll be teaching it to anyone that would like to play.

I'll definitely be at the jump start area at 1pm to run a game or as many games as we have players (it plays best with 4 people). Any other times that I'm not actively playing something else I'll be more than happy to teach you!

I will also have the "Locations" expansion with me and we can play with that as well.

Ninja Dice is published by Boston's very own Greenbrier Games and won't hit the shelves until April. Come give it a try, it's fun!

 
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7. Board Game Designer: Bowen Simmons
Scott Henshaw
United States
East Bridgewater
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I would like to play one or more of the following of Bowen's games:
Bonaparte at Marengo
Napoleon's Triumph
or
The Guns of Gettysburg
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8. Board Game: Eminent Domain: Escalation [Average Rating:7.97 Unranked] [Average Rating:7.97 Unranked]
Doug Orleans
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Somerville
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I just got my Kickstartered expansion for Eminent Domain, and I'd like to try it out with people who already know how to play the base game. You don't need to be super experienced; I'm fine with going over the basic rules again. I just don't think it's a good idea for someone to play with the expansion when they've never played the base game.

I'm flexible about time, except I'm planning to play word games at 2pm. How about 4:30pm? Feel free to call me at 978-987-5084 if you can't find me.
 
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9. Board Game: Pathfinder Adventure Card Game: Rise of the Runelords – Base Set [Average Rating:7.57 Overall Rank:115]
Scott Henshaw
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This game is highly recommended by my wargame Geek buddies. Anyone up for teaching me the game?
 
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