Recent gaming: Isle of Skye, Timeline, Paris Connection
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April 10-30, 2017

Two of these three weeks were when I was still in France. Then we moved back home to California. The regular gaming at home hasn't started quite yet, as I needed to attend to some family stuff almost immediately before starting back at work. It should pick up soon, though.

The games played here were the ones at our last appearance at the Light/Short Game Night group in Paris. In fact, that group might be playing again, but without me right now, as I type this, in their timezone now 9 hours away. I left the game group in good hands, as you'll hear about in an upcoming podcast episode.

I think this will be my last Recent Gaming geeklist for the foreseeable future. I'm still gaming, just don't have the time to put these together. It's been fun for me as kind of a gaming journal, and it's had a good run. Maybe I'll do it again some day.


-Mark


My recent gaming geeklists (2017)
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1. Board Game: Isle of Skye: From Chieftain to King [Average Rating:7.44 Overall Rank:191]
Board Game: Isle of Skye: From Chieftain to King
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This is a fine game, just not an award-winner for me. The variable scoring works ok, but there's something just a bit off about the pricing & economics within the game. I love the idea of defensive and offensive pricing, but it never feels like it works quite right.
 
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2. Board Game: Timeline: Discoveries [Average Rating:6.74 Overall Rank:1310] [Average Rating:6.74 Unranked]
Board Game: Timeline: Discoveries
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The Timeline series are simple nothings of actual games, but they work so very well. I've played the Timeline Challenge once, and liked that a bit less than the straightforward standalone card games.
 
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3. Board Game: Paris Connection [Average Rating:6.75 Overall Rank:1485]
Board Game: Paris Connection
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What a perfect game to go out on, finishing our gaming with friends in Paris itself. This game has been a hit throughout our time in France, and not just because of the subject. It's an ideal blend of simple rules, surprising strategy, and beautiful production.

We'll always have Paris (Connection)!
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