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Friday Night @ Mike's - March 5, 2010
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We had 8-10 people last night, so 2 tables for the most part.

I was able to play 2 out of the 5 games in the want-to-try subsection of my Hot 10 (3 Musketeers, Ad Astra), what a night! (sometimes those games linger around on that list without getting played for years)

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1. Board Game: Sorry! Sliders [Average Rating:6.49 Overall Rank:1057]
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While Wally and I made a Publix run, apparently a quick game of this got played.
 
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2. Board Game: The End of the Triumvirate [Average Rating:6.85 Overall Rank:850]
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In one room the Triumvirate did battle...
 
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3. Board Game: Talisman (Revised 4th Edition) [Average Rating:6.64 Overall Rank:839]
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Then, after much hunting for the new edition, they finally found the box and settled in for what seemed like a long game of this...
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4. Board Game: The Three Musketeers: The Queen's Pendants [Average Rating:6.81 Overall Rank:1987]
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While in the other room we played this...
 
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5. Board Game: A la carte [Average Rating:6.52 Overall Rank:1106]
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Then two games of this...

Silly dexterity game of cooking surreal dishes and flipping crepes. Real pots and spice-shakers!
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6. Board Game: Gem Dealer [Average Rating:5.56 Overall Rank:8054]
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Then four games of this fast Knizia cardgame filler.

I liked it except for the blue gem cards that by themselves looked purple enough to be a purple gem.
 
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7. Board Game: Monopoly Free Parking Mini Game [Average Rating:5.04 Overall Rank:9556]
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Then a quick play of this dexterity game where you place taxis on a "wobbly" board. I ended up with pretty much the entire fleet of taxis (which is a bad thing!).
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8. Board Game: Ad Astra [Average Rating:6.94 Overall Rank:606]
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Finally we consolidated down to one table and did a 5-player session of this one.

I'm still processing it, but at first blush I really like it. Beautiful components and interesting design. Feels like Puerto Rico meets Settlers of Catan in space, but with a strong dose of typical Faidutti chaos and a Knizian scoring mechanism of having to score at least 3 different ways before repeating a scoring method.

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