Games Played WABA After Dark: Good Games 7 August 2014
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WABA held its first ever WABA After Dark: Good Games at Good Games, St James. This now regular 1st Tuesday of the month meet coincides with this Good Games' regular Thursday night boardgaming, and is is 4th regular boardgaming event that WABA holds.

See what was played during this inaugural meet and add your plays in here.

WABA's guild can be found here.
The metalist of WABA games played can be found here.
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1. Board Game: Greed [Average Rating:6.71 Overall Rank:1517]
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I got there just as Richard was finishing teaching this new game to Ian, Rowland and Adam. A quick explaination to me and the 5 of us were ready to be the ones to get the most money in this card drafting game.

Thugs, buildings and actions later, it was Richard who emerged the victor over (in order) Ian, Rowland, Adam and me.
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2. Board Game: Goldbräu [Average Rating:6.41 Overall Rank:2455]
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I finally managed to get this game to the table after 12 months of first trying (http://boardgamegeek.com/thread/1025553/become-beer-business...)!

This area control/light stock game sees players compete to make the most money by being the cleverest businessman using breweries and beer gardens. Although I had read the rules before and done a self-walkthrough some time ago, it was some time ago. Richard and Adam were kind enough to sit through my muddled rules explaination (and clarifications throughout the game).

The rules and gameplay are actually not too difficult once understood. Richard took out the game, $5 ahead of Adam and much more money ahead of me. Richard made the comment that an experienced player has a significant advantage over a new player and while I generally agree, I think one play would be sufficient to get a new player to a competitive level. Now I know what I'm doing, I would not mind playing this game again.
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3. Board Game: COGZ [Average Rating:7.06 Overall Rank:4745]
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I had the pleasure of being taught the game by the designer,
Wesley (Wez) himself. This abstract game is a very solid game involving replacing tiles on a board to score points based on matching colours

For reviews/a far better description of the game, see http://boardgamegeek.com/thread/1181516/enders-comprehensive... or http://boardgamegeek.com/thread/1187966/cogz-review.

I was very impressed with it. Not only is there a pattern recognition element, but also some hand management, forward planning and use of both strategy and tactics (whatever one chooses to define those terms as).

This game has been compared to Ingenious (including by me on the night) in that both have some similar ideas, but this game is different enough to stand on its own two metaphorical feet.

In a 5 player game involving Adam, Flayne, Wez, Richard and myself, I managed to use my last move and the last move of the game to bring my score above everyone else to take the win. We started a trial 6 player, 3 team game when the store closed and we had to leave, yet even this shortened time allowed for some different strategies and ideas to start to emerge.

This is a game that I would be more than happy to play again.
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