I turned 40 at the WBC and all I got was more wrinkles
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There are two times a year when I turn even more introspective than usual: New Years and the WBC; the latter because it always coincides with my birthday, which was a “milestone” birthday this year.

My most lucid introspective thought occurred New Years Eve – 2002, which you can see here – and, nearly 7 years later, not much has changed.

But, this WBC was a big deal – as I was turning 40. I’ve been going to the WBC since it was Avaloncon – in the mid/late 1990s, while I was still in my mid-20s. Having been there for so many years, I’ve accumulated quite a number of friends. Nevertheless, I always question my interest in returning – it’s just the process I go through.

My history of WBC is winding – I started by just playing sports games: Statis-Pro Basketball, Paydirt, Superstar Baseball, etc. Then, I expanded into other AH games from their “strategy” line (like Stock Market Guru, Age of Renaissance, Rail Baron). When WBC formed, I got bitten by the Euro/tournament bug, and would play in 25+ tournaments per year. The last few years, I’ve played in fewer and fewer tournaments and more and more open gaming. This past year, I played in the fewest tournaments since I’ve been attending WBC.



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1. Board Game: Charlotte in a Box [Average Rating:3.00 Unranked]
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I always try to get down there extra-early, as it provides my wife and I an opportunity to have a small “vacation” before the non-stop gaming starts. This year, a few things conspired against me: 1) I was trying desperately to tweak my wishlist and reduce the number of games on it; 2) my club had a gamenite the evening before leaving; and 3) I had been sick the ENTIRE month of July – had been on three different antibiotics and was finishing my first course of two rounds of steroids. GameNite ran late (around 1am) and when I got home, I still had more to do, so I didn’t end up going to bed until 4am-ish. Up early to finish packing etc., and we didn’t leave the house until after 12-noon. Our dog, Charlotte, who’s become a better traveler (she went with us to Canada – 11 hours – just one month earlier) decided that would be a short-lived change. About 15 minutes after we left, she proceeded to vomit all over the backseat. However, she was considerate enough to move the protective blanket out of the way, so she could deposit her vomit right on the seat itself. She’s a peach.

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2. Board Game: Roads & Boats [Average Rating:7.75 Overall Rank:188]
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While we cleaned out the car, I called my fellow travelers who’d left significantly earlier than I had. They were already halfway there, although, they’d opted to not take the directions I’d given them (more on that later). We started up again and slogged through traffic on the Belt Parkway and across Staten Island – now that we were leaving later. We were starving, so – once in Pennsylvania, we stopped at an Arbys. This isn’t such a big deal for most of you, but we don’t have them in Suffolk County, Long Island…and, at this point, I always equate Arbys with the WBC…so, this was the first sign we were ‘getting there.’
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3. Board Game: The Hammer of Thor: The Game of Norse Mythology [Average Rating:4.72 Overall Rank:11432]
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We ended up beating my friends there, despite them leaving 2+ hours earlier than we did. They had opted to take the NJ Turnpike down. On a Saturday. In the Summer. I’m actually pleasantly surprised they’re not still there. Met up with Thor from GameSurplus – each year, I place a large order with him…this year was no exception…about $600 for my group, including a few that I actually got to play this week! We connected with my friends

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and made a reservation for dinner. Headed to Walmart to stock up on some ‘essentials’ for the week; ate at the Texas Roadhouse across the street, and returned to the hotel and crashed – all good intentions of playing games went out the window.
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4. Board Game: Eden [Average Rating:5.61 Overall Rank:9151]
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Sunday morning we headed out to a Sunday brunch at the Eden Valley Resort – I highly recommend…great breakfast foods, carving station, pasta bar and desserts. A little pricey; but not altogether unreasonable, and the quality is excellent. From there, we headed to a few stores in downtown Lancaster I wanted to check out. Returned to the hotel in the late afternoon, and met up with
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. FINALLY we were able to start playing some games!

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5. Board Game: Infernal Contraption [Average Rating:5.92 Overall Rank:3434]
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I like this game quite a bit – we played last year at WBC. It’s got some interesting mechanics and some “take that” action. I like the fact that WHERE you place your cards is as important as WHAT you’re placing. Dave began a great engine where he was picking up nearly 10 cards per turn from the discard pile – it seemed inevitable that he’d win. I chose to eliminate John, and directly after Darren eliminated me, leaving it a two-player showdown. In the end, Dave’s machine just beat out Darren’s. The game can be frustrating though; it takes a while to get going, and then, just as quickly, it’s over.



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6. Board Game: Sonic U.F.O. [Average Rating:4.50 Unranked]
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We decided to get something to eat, since Dave hadn’t eaten since he’d gotten there, and the rest of us hadn’t eaten since brunch. We decided to go to Panera, but learned that it closed at 9 (it was 9:05). Called Subway, who was open til 10 – drove there by 9:30, and saw it was closed. At this point, Dave was starting to look at John in the way cartoon characters look at each other and simply see a ham or a steak where the head should be. Finally, elected for Sonic (as an aside, my weight loss program – which had seen me lose 32 lbs in 8 weeks – went WAY by the wayside this week), where Dave – slightly *irritated* that his order never was received, blew his first gasket of the week, providing fodder for the rest of us.
 
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7. Board Game: Palastgeflüster [Average Rating:6.81 Overall Rank:1002]
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From the new purchase from Thor, this was the first of multiple plays. It’s a simple game and yet, quite deep in strategy. The luck of the king card (and what it blocks) adds another variable to the game. I see myself playing this over and over again. I won, which was a nice change from the Internal Contraption earlier. I think it took all of us a little while to catch on; but I normally do well at games where everyone is playing for the first time.
 
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8. Board Game: Politics as Usual [Average Rating:5.60 Overall Rank:10261]
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I had high hopes for this game, but it’s landing on the trade pile. I don’t love trick taking games, to begin with; and I definitely don’t like trick taking games with take-that mechanics. Subject matter aside (which I like), I don’t have much to say about this game, except it’s way too easy to completely hose someone. I finished 3rd of 4, and just finishing was an accomplishment in my eyes!
 
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9. Board Game: Battle of Kettle Creek [Average Rating:6.38 Unranked]
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On Monday, my wife and I took the dog for the last day of her vacation before wall-to-wall gaming started. We visited the Kitchen Kettle village, had some nice lunch and hit a fruitstand on the way back to the hotel. Each year, my group (and some of the friends I’ve made at WBC) head out for dinner and mini-golf to “kick off” the event.
 
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10. Board Game: Dominion [Average Rating:7.73 Overall Rank:44] [Average Rating:7.73 Unranked]
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In the afternoon, I got in two plays of Dominion – I love the randomness of this game…I don’t think I’ve ever played with any of the ‘sets’ they recommend…I just pull out the cards and play! In two games, I finished second to

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who explained that his victory was not *just* a victory, but a dominating victory! And in the second game I finished first. Because of the ever-changing cards (and expansions), I don’t think I’ll ever be tired of this game.
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11. Board Game: Die heisse Schlacht am kalten Buffet [Average Rating:6.23 Overall Rank:3367]
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Headed out to dinner at the Shady Maple Smorgasbord, which is one of the better (and cheaper) buffets in the area; although it’s about 35 minutes from the Lancaster Host. Had a nice dinner with some good friends, and then headed down to Village Greens for the epic 23-hole mini-golf contest. It wasn’t a contest, after all. Harry and his wife creamed us (again), and I finished 3rd among the golfers NOT named “Flawd.”
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12. Board Game: Race for the Galaxy [Average Rating:7.78 Overall Rank:36]
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Back to the hotel, where we’d originally entertained some thoughts of playing “Through the Ages” that evening. Way too late to start that, so we broke into two groups – I played Race for the Galaxy, which I won and then

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stopped by and played Roll through the Ages with the 3 of us, where I finished second. Bedtime.
 
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13. Board Game: Auction [Average Rating:5.14 Unranked]
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Tuesday was my birthday. As such, I did nearly nothing! During the day I hit the auction and auction store and got some decent deals (but missed out on some other games I wanted).



 
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14. Board Game: Sports Illustrated Baseball [Average Rating:7.01 Overall Rank:3754]
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After the auction, I puttered around, reluctant to get into anything too time-consuming, because I had my Superstar Baseball draft at 6pm, and it needed to be done on time, as I had concert tickets that evening. The hours leading up to the draft I was coordinating papers and ensuring everything was organized. The draft started at 6pm, and even with the numerous changes to the format we experienced this year, we were still done by 7pm, thankfully. Had a record 52 signups this year, although – as has become the norm – several of them opted to not play any games. Special thanks to

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who puts together the buttons that are uber-valuable in helping opponents find each other.
 
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15. Board Game: The Halls of Montezuma [Average Rating:6.55 Overall Rank:3928]
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Off to Panera and then the concert. Hall & Oates were playing at the theater about 0.5 miles away, so we got tickets to see them. It was a fun concert. As a child of the 80s, H&O were supreme hitmakers. While my current tastes are a little more edgy, it was nice to reminisce. The only complaint I’d have is that they have so many hits it leaves little room for more obscure songs. When I go to see Rush, there are only, maybe, 2-3 songs that HAVE to be played…the rest can be made up from their catalog…but, with Hall & Oates, there are many more songs that HAVE to be played…takes away some of the spontaneity.
 
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16. Board Game: Palastgeflüster [Average Rating:6.81 Overall Rank:1002]
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Back to the hotel – and, Palastgefluster made its second appearance. Once again, I scored the win, as

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busted on his last turn. I like the subtleties of this game; the balance between trying to score 6 uniques or trying to force others into the bust.
 
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17. Board Game: Tribune: Primus Inter Pares [Average Rating:7.27 Overall Rank:352]
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Then, Jason stopped by again, and we played a 4 player game of Tribune – another I’d never played. I finished dead last, but thoroughly enjoyed myself. There’s a lot going on, and this is another game I’ll be playing often (which means, maybe 1-2 more times in the year). Jason & Allan tied, with Jason winning the tiebreaker. I’m especially interested in the variant where you don’t meet victory conditions, but – instead – score points for everything you accomplish, once one player hits a certain number of factions.
 
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18. Board Game: Santa Fe Rails [Average Rating:6.82 Overall Rank:1436]
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Wednesday was the first tournament I’d play in. Up first was Santa Fe Rails – which was my team game. I’ve played SFR maybe 12 times before, which actually puts it in my top 10 of “most played games.” I normally feel pretty good about my chances – you’d never know that from this heat. I limped into 3rds having made multiple errors that cost me points AND gave points to my opponents. Thankfully, there was still another heat to play in.
 
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19. Board Game: Paydirt [Average Rating:6.86 Overall Rank:2350]
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Next up was Paydirt – which was the ONLY sports game I played. I ended up with the Houston Texans who definitely made me nervous. My end run was working well, although multiple breakaways were stymied by my opponent’s defense. He returned two punts for touchdowns – including one where he gained only 6 yards in return, and my defense *added* 71 yards (I actually have a hard time typing that and the word “defense” in the same sentence). One and done, as usual. More problematic – the heat drew 40+ people, which is great, but meant there were a LOT of games needed to be played to get down to the final two.
 
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20. Board Game: Roll Through the Ages: The Bronze Age [Average Rating:6.93 Overall Rank:455]
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Puttered around some more, and finally got together to play some Roll through the Ages, where I finished first again. Tried to follow that up with Through the Ages, but it was not to be. We were set to play a 3-player game with Dave and Allan . Allan disappeared, then Dave went to help out with Can’t Stop; then came back, then went to help out again. When he showed up at 12, he said he’d be interested in playing – if we could be done by 2am. I packed up the game, and we made solid plans to play the following evening at 9pm.
 
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21. Board Game: Tribune: Primus Inter Pares [Average Rating:7.27 Overall Rank:352]
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On to Tribune for the second time in two days – the only difference was there were 5 players in this game, but my outcome was the same – dead last. Said goodnight to

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who was only visiting the con from Tues-Fri (just enough time to get completely hooked).
 
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22. Board Game: Dominion [Average Rating:7.73 Overall Rank:44] [Average Rating:7.73 Unranked]
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The rest of us (me, Allan, John, Dave) labored through two games of Dominion. The last game was especially brutal, as we saw Thief, Witch, Militia and no moat. We actually ended the game with less money than we started with – no one bought silver, gold or a province, and the winning score was 11.
 
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23. Board Game: Saint Petersburg [Average Rating:7.34 Overall Rank:176]
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Thursday saw my first heat of another of my favorites – St Petersburg. I’m horrible at this game, but I love playing it, which is the best compliment I can give a game. This time, I took big buildings early in the game and kept them in hand, which reduced my hand capacity AND severely reduced the benefits those buildings could give me, when I finally got them into play. Frustrating, but I still like the game. It definitely ranks in my top 10 in terms of fun and enjoyment for me. Finished 3rd of 4 at the table.
 
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24. Board Game: Dominion [Average Rating:7.73 Overall Rank:44] [Average Rating:7.73 Unranked]
The Pariah
United States
Ronkonkoma
New York
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Played the first heat of Dominion – I finished 3rd, but it was pretty close. My engine just never got moving, and by the time I was buying gold, everyone else was buying provinces. Still not sure how that happened, as I rarely buy any action cards, but the rest were getting some nice pulls, and they were combining that with their money to make the purchases.
 
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25. Board Game: Santa Fe Rails [Average Rating:6.82 Overall Rank:1436]
The Pariah
United States
Ronkonkoma
New York
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Moved back to the final heat of Santa Fe Rails and my last opportunity to score points. It was going to be a close game – I noticed, at one point, the green line had not been started yet, and if the blue line built north (using a branch) it could, actually, lock the green line out of the game. I was in dead last at this point, so I was hoping no one would do that. I actually blurted it out, which – humorously – resulted in some at the table thinking that’s what I wanted them to do.

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Cinnaminson
New Jersey
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started the green line on his turn, which I thought was a mistake, because I thought he was winning. The availability of green, however, extended the game long enough where I could swap out some cards, and I ended up winning by 5 points, advancing to the semi-finals.
 
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