My WBC 2008 schedule
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I just got back from WBC 2008 and I am a zombie. Here is why. Unless it states otherwise, the game is a scheduled event. And I can only remember a few peoples names right now. Sorry .
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1. Board Game: High-Bid [Average Rating:5.74 Overall Rank:6690]
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Tuesday, August 5, 2008 : 9am-3pm

The much acclaimed WBC auction.

Some Notable Items I picked up:

Industrial Waste(punched)
Euphrat and Tigris Tigris & Euphrates (punched)
1999 Acquire (punched)
Starship Catan (punched)
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2. Board Game: Senji [Average Rating:6.60 Overall Rank:1299]
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Tuesday, Aug. 5 : 3:30pm-6pm

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I was interested in this game I saw a guy had it setup, so I walked over to ask them if I could play. He said "certainly" and eventually some other passers-by hopped and away we went. Turned out the game-setter-upper was Ananda Gupta of Twilight Struggle fame.
 
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3. Board Game: Advanced Civilization [Average Rating:8.02 Unranked] [Average Rating:8.02 Unranked]
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Tuesday, Aug. 5 : 6pm - 7pm
Advanced Civ Demo
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4. Board Game: Vinci [Average Rating:7.16 Overall Rank:385]
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Tuesday, Aug. 5 : 7-10pm
 
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5. Board Game: Ingenious [Average Rating:7.22 Overall Rank:222]
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Tuesday, Aug. 5 : 10-11pm
 
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6. Board Game: Tichu [Average Rating:7.65 Overall Rank:65]
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Tuesday, Aug. 5 : 11pm - 1am

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2 games of Tichu with Roderick and others. I tried my best but I let down my partners twice . The other 3 players were very good.
 
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7. Board Game: Advanced Civilization [Average Rating:8.02 Unranked] [Average Rating:8.02 Unranked]
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Wednesday, Aug. 6 : 10am-6pm
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8. Board Game: Age of Renaissance [Average Rating:7.12 Overall Rank:572]
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Wednesday, Aug. 6 : 8pm-1am

I bought Cathedral to make a 5 spice run and then I was chaosed out by another player in the same turn. Oh well at least I tried to win.
 
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9. Board Game: Advanced Civilization [Average Rating:8.02 Unranked] [Average Rating:8.02 Unranked]
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Thursday, Aug. 7 : 9am-5pm
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10. Board Game: Dominion [Average Rating:7.77 Overall Rank:30] [Average Rating:7.77 Unranked]
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Thursday, Aug. 7 : 5:30pm-6:30pm

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I knew Dominion would be at the WBC this year so I was hoping to get in a game, a very nice fellow named Aaron Fuegi stepped aside for his second game to let me try it. (I still owe him a beer). I really like the game and I hope it will be released before BGG.con. I think the
Race for the Galaxy fans will like it.
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11. Board Game: Manifest Destiny [Average Rating:6.57 Overall Rank:1930]
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Thursday, Aug. 7 : 7pm-11pm
 
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12. Board Game: Pro Golf [Average Rating:5.40 Overall Rank:9644]
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Thursday, Aug. 7 : 11pm-1am

This event was notable since I ended up winning it. The only "strategic" decisions I made were to upgrade my no-name golfer to Jack Nicklaus and then run to the bar to get another drink when I started to roll the dice bad. Once I started drinking a rum and coke my dice heated up again and that pushed me to victory.
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13. Board Game: Race for the Galaxy [Average Rating:7.80 Overall Rank:24]
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Friday, Aug. 8 : 1am-3am?

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I had a few more rum and cokes after the Pro Golf event and I foolishly tried to teach a new player RFTG who also happened to be pretty drunk.
Christine was the new player and also had a good chance to play in the Advanced Civ Final the next day so that was probably a bad decision to stay up that late and party. Or was it?
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14. Board Game: Advanced Civilization [Average Rating:8.02 Unranked] [Average Rating:8.02 Unranked]
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Friday, Aug. 8 : 9am-7pm
Advanced Civ Finals

Christine was ranked #16 and I was ranked #17. She thought she had a chance to make the final because of all the expected no-shows so I decided to show up to. They needed an 8th so I barely bubbled in as the 8th player.

This was a crazy game. One of the better players in the game (Africa) got pounded on early and decided to "Go Barbarian", I did not know what that meant but he basically stopped building cities or buying advances and started to attack the other top players. At one point he had 3 timber and I had three timber and he made the offer to everyone if they bought him Military that they would get immunity and he could start sacking cities. It was a tempting offer and I considered it for a while. But I decided against it since I don't think I was one of his targets, I think he had some older scores to settle. I was also (Assyria)and on the other corner of the board.

Then the leader made an error and had a tax revolt. That turned the game upside down again. I was Monotheised 6 times, which was entirely my fault. I think also forgot to tax and populate twice. Maybe more. I was a zombie and I think I fell asleep a few times becuase of the late night before. I will never make that mistake again, but I blame it on Pro Golf.

Christine, who also stayed up late and partied ended winning with Thrace!
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15. Board Game: Wits & Wagers [Average Rating:7.03 Overall Rank:371]
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Friday, Aug. 8 : 8pm-11pm

This was a team game. Also a great late night game. Our team name was "$3 off Amish Intercourse" which was pieced together from local newspapers like a ransom note. One of our teammates took his shirt off twice, I don't know why. We also wagered a bottle of beer and pieces of candy several times. We had a good chance to win but since nobody on our team had the slightest idea what the population of Iceland was we were screwed.
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16. Board Game: Liar's Dice [Average Rating:6.94 Overall Rank:416]
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Friday, Aug. 8 : 11pm-12am

I did OK, I was knocked out 3rd to last at my first table. A notable bid was when Curt had 2 dice and Chris had 1. It was Chris's turn he and bid 2 1's. Curt then bid 3 1's!!!!!!!!. All Chris could do was call and he showed a 1 and Curt had rolled snake-eyes!!!!!!

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17. Board Game: Vinci [Average Rating:7.16 Overall Rank:385]
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Saturday, Aug. 9 : 9am-12pm

Vinci Semifinals

This was the funnest game of Vinci I have ever played. The final Score was 122, 121, 120 and 119. It was very close and two of the players advanced to the final.

Curt ended up winning the Vinci event. Congrats!
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18. Board Game: Manifest Destiny [Average Rating:6.57 Overall Rank:1930]
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Saturday, Aug. 9 : 3pm-7pm


 
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19. Board Game: Manifest Destiny [Average Rating:6.57 Overall Rank:1930]
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Saturday, Aug. 9 : 8pm-12am

Manifest Destiny Semifinal

I started out with a nice lead but the World War in the 3rd round gutted me. I was also chewed up all over place and ended up in 3rd place. I also had some bad luck when IRS was played on the wrong player otherwise I could have arranged a nice fur payout.
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20. Board Game: Agricola [Average Rating:8.12 Overall Rank:6]
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Sunday, Aug. 10 : 11am-2pm

Last game of WBC 2008. cry I played with some nice people and 2 people learned the game. The Open Gaming area was out in a tent but it was air conditioned. I guess at night the lighting was shitty and there were a lot of bugs.

I also learned where the "Fight Club" was. goo I wish I took a picture of that sign.
 
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