Games Played WABA Thornlie July 2012
Ernest Chua
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These games were played on 28 July 2012.

Who was there and what was played? Share your triumphs and failures here as you list what games were played.

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1. Board Game: Eclipse [Average Rating:7.94 Overall Rank:39]
Malcolm King
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Mount Hawthorn
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One of two games of Eclipse played Saturday afternoon. Rowland taught myself, Joff and Rudolph.
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2. Board Game: Glen More [Average Rating:7.34 Overall Rank:286]
Robert Forrest
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Embleton
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First off I taught Glen More to Ian (playing his copy), Tegan, Opale and I'm afraid I've forgotten the name of her partner. Craig or Chris, I think? Edit: Karl!

After having the game sit on the shelf for about a year since I bought it, and only playing it the once, I had forgotten what a tremendous game this is. I played it on Friday night with Jess to refresh the rules in my head, and found I really like how it plays with two as well.

Anyway, there's a sort of rondel kind of mechanism, where players have a circle of tiles laid out, and the person at the 'back' of the line gets to move as far forward as they like to take a tile. If you jump really far ahead and take an amazing tile, you will spend a while waiting for the other players to catch back up before you can have a turn though.

It's largely about placing your tiles wisely, as they activate all of the tiles adjacent to them as you place them.

Really keen to get more plays in.

EDIT: Oh yeah, and Ian won.
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3. Board Game: Discworld: Ankh-Morpork [Average Rating:7.22 Overall Rank:422]
Robert Forrest
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Embleton
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Next I taught Ankh-Morpork. Which I've plaid at a lot of WABA meets lately and probably don't need to write too much about it. Interestingly, though, we finished this game for the first time ever (for me) without it ending due to someone achieve their ending condition, and so it went to scoring.

The game was played by me, Tegan, Warren and Roland (I believe? Sorry if I got that wrong - Our first time playing together) - Who was the winner (and who also came closest to achieving his victory condition anyway).

 
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4. Board Game: Anno 1503 [Average Rating:6.28 Overall Rank:2858]
Robert Forrest
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Embleton
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Warren taught Tegan and I this game designed by Klaus Teuber, which was quite similar to his biggest hit, Settlers of Catan. Much more fun though, I thought. Though there is randomness with the goods that are given out, you will pretty much always get something and you can buy and sell your your goods to get what you need.

Tegan and I both frustrated Warren by taking both of the buildings that he wanted, and then I managed to take the win.

I really liked the way the victory is achieved - There are five victory conditions, which players need to achieve any combination of three of to win.

I'd play it again for sure.
 
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5. Board Game: Flash Point: Fire Rescue [Average Rating:7.23 Overall Rank:287]
Robert Forrest
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Embleton
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Then we finished up with Flash Point Fire Rescue, again taught by Warren, and played by he, Tegan, Ian, myself, and Joff? (Everyone, I am bad at names)

And we beat it, though it was close.

Fun game!
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6. Board Game: The Castles of Burgundy [Average Rating:8.13 Overall Rank:14]
Ian O'Toole
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Queens Park
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I taught this to Opelina and Karl, and we were joined by another whose name I've forgotten (sorry!).

This game has been a favourite of mine since I got it although I had only played with two and three before. It did run long with four, although everyone besides myself was learning. I think two is the sweet spot for this game.

Mr. X ended up winning, with an scoring in the early 200s, with Opelina scoring a lot of late points and ending up just two points behind. I came third and Karl last.
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7. Board Game: Descent: Journeys in the Dark (Second Edition) [Average Rating:7.73 Overall Rank:86]
Mark Johnson
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SOUTH PERTH
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Played as overlord with Jason, Aidden, Mal and Terry, then Rowland and Tim subbed in for Aidden and Mal.

It was awesome - can't wait to get my copy and get a campaign started (or we can start with yours if you are interested Jason).

I'm sure the quests are not all totally balanced. Castle Daerion seemed pretty tough for a group of 4 heroes due to the amount of firepower the overlord could put out and the fact the NPC that had to be defended didn't increase in stats.

The second quest i tied them up for the whole first encounter with shadow dragons. Looking back on it there were definitely ways around this for the heroes (standing where the dragon wanted to go), although it will take a little experience to learn this type of stuff. Getting 4 zombies in the first encounter made the second a bit difficult, although i thought they were going to make it as they were going through my monsters like a hot knife through butter!

Also i rolled like a boss - remember guys, 2 gray dice = 4 defense (pretty much always!).
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