Games Played at GASP Games Day - June 10th, 2017
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This was the last Games Day of 2016, and also the last Games Day at the Springdale location. Starting in 2017, we are moving to a new venue, see details below.

Games Days have been scheduled for all of 2017. Except for a few instances, we were able to keep the 2nd Saturday of the month. See below for the schedule, it will be updated as needed. Note one of these dates will be cancelled for GASPcon 17, we just don't know which one yet.

2017 Dates
• January 14th
• February 18th (third Saturday)
• March 11th
• April 1st (first Saturday)
• May 13th
• June 10th
• July 22nd (fourth Saturday)
• August 12th
• September 9th
• October 14th
• November 11th
• December 16th (third Saturday)

The address for the church is located at the bottom of the page

Game Days run from 10am till 10pm, and are open to everyone. There is a small fee per person ($5) to attend Games Day, to cover the cost of the rental hall. This fee is waived for all first-time attendees. The fee will be collected when you arrive, and will grant access to all the games contributed by our members, for use that day. Since we are starting in a new home, we will restart yearly payments again. You can sign-up for yearly payments at the December 2016 or January 2017 Games Day.

Speaking of games, there are always a multitude of board, card, role-playing, and miniature games being played on any given Game Day, but a few events are near constants.

• Our Multi-Player Magic League runs each Game Day, starting around 11am. It’s a league that runs Jan-Oct. There is a second league starting at 4:30PM with modified rules and decks, please read the forum post for more information.

• Several RPG campaigns are also run each Game Day, including our "One-Shot Saturdays", stand-alone adventures run by various GMs each month.

• There are several miniature games that regularly appear at each Game Day. These vary each month, but some examples are Bolt Action, X-Wing, Lord of the Rings, Firestorm Armada, Dystopian Wars, Axis and Allies: War at Sea & Angels 20, BattleTech, MERCS, Infinity, and others.

• Don’t forget our extensive board game contingent. You can always find players for a board game, whether you bring your own or try out one of the many titles our BGers own and bring each month to our Games Library.

We ask that everyone attending our Game Days brings something along as a snack and/or drink, for the community to share in. The facility has a full kitchen, so items that need refrigerated are OK. Most people bring some soda, chips, cookies, veggie tray, etc. This helps everyone have a good time without worrying about snacks or drinks.

See you at Games Day!


Location Information::
Baldwin Community United Methodist Church
5001 Baptist Road
Pittsburgh, PA 15236

Visit www.gaspgamer.com for more information.

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1. Board Game: Saga [Average Rating:8.06 Overall Rank:2299]
Don McCalmon
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Saga is the a new miniature game for us, even though it has been out for several years (2012). It's a historical wargame originally based in the Dark Ages, with expansions into the Crusades era and back to the fall of Rome era.

Two games were played, mainly as rules learning games.
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2. Board Game: Bolt Action [Average Rating:7.71 Overall Rank:2102] [Average Rating:7.71 Unranked]
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Maintaining the title of King of GASP Miniature Games, Bolt Action was played several times yesterday. This is still our most popular miniature game, and shows little signs of slowing down.
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3. Board Game: Bottom of the 9th [Average Rating:7.02 Overall Rank:1277]
Don McCalmon
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Played one game with Liam, this time he was the pitcher. I thought I could eek out a win, but he switched to a new pitcher and finished out the game with a strikeout.
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4. Board Game: King of Tokyo [Average Rating:7.29 Overall Rank:197]
Don McCalmon
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Played one 4-player game, it was a tight race then the monsters began to fall in quick order. The winner hit 20 VPs and killed the last monster in the same turn, for a solid win.
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5. Board Game: Age of War [Average Rating:6.43 Overall Rank:1432]
Don McCalmon
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one 3-player game was played, to fill in some time between other games. A nice dice game.
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6. Board Game: Coldwater Crown [Average Rating:7.79 Overall Rank:2379]
Curt Collins
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Learned this one in a 3 player game. Really simple, and I love the theme. Fun game.
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7. Board Game: 7 Wonders Duel [Average Rating:8.17 Overall Rank:9]
Curt Collins
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Played one game of this. Came down to points in a very close game.
 
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8. Board Game: Kittens in a Blender [Average Rating:5.79 Overall Rank:4919]
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Decided to throw some kittens in a blender. We were out of puppies.
 
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9. Board Game: Ticket to Ride [Average Rating:7.48 Overall Rank:110] [Average Rating:7.48 Unranked]
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Played the original with no expansions. 4 player.
 
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10. Board Game: Orient Express [Average Rating:7.00 Unranked]
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Learned this one. Not sure that it's any better than 20th century limited. Will try again to see for sure. 4 player
 
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11. Board Game: Century: Spice Road [Average Rating:7.50 Overall Rank:268]
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People have called this a splendor killer. I disagree. I guess I can see people liking this game, but it's just not my thing. 4 players.
 
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12. Board Game: Terraforming Mars [Average Rating:8.38 Overall Rank:6]
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Played a 4 player with draft. I had Saturn systems, and 7 jovian tags... Love this game.
 
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13. Board Game: Sagrada [Average Rating:7.60 Overall Rank:357]
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Learned this one. 4 players. Neat little dice drafting game.
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14. Board Game: Potion Explosion [Average Rating:7.23 Overall Rank:435]
Curt Collins
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Learned this one. 3 players. Nice fun mechanic with the marbles. Otherwise simple game play. Chugging noises ARE required to play this game correctly.
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15. Board Game: Dawn Patrol [Average Rating:6.72 Overall Rank:3809]
Michael Bolam
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We had 5 players, all with some experience with the game. We did a balloon bursting mission. 3 Belgians in SPAD VIIs with rockets versus a Halb and an Albatross. The Germans had some anti-aircraft and machine guns protecting the balloon. We managed to pop the balloon, but my pilot got hit, eventually passed out and crashed. The other two Belgians got away.
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16. Board Game: Jamaica [Average Rating:7.09 Overall Rank:393]
Michael Bolam
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Classic pirate-themed racing game.
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17. Board Game: Moons [Average Rating:6.21 Overall Rank:6539]
Michael Bolam
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Newer trick taking game. We played with 6, but like a lot of trick taking games, that felt like a few too many. Interested in trying it with four, but dug the mechanisms/play of the game.
 
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18. Board Game: Port Royal [Average Rating:7.17 Overall Rank:408] [Average Rating:7.17 Unranked]
Michael Bolam
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Push your luck/engine building game. We didn't finish, because it was time to play Dawn Patrol, but I liked what we did get through. This is supposed to be getting a US release later in the year...
 
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19. Board Game: Test of Honour: The Samurai Miniatures Game [Average Rating:8.03 Overall Rank:7596]
Charles Sherrange
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Played a teaching game of this. Not bad, plays fast.
 
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20. Board Game: 1754: Conquest – The French and Indian War [Average Rating:8.04 Overall Rank:2278]
Jason Lukac
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Four player try on this one. Better than 1775. Not as good as 1812? Need more plays.
 
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21. Board Game: Brass: Lancashire [Average Rating:8.01 Overall Rank:30]
Jason Lukac
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Four player go for my favorite game. Narrow win by me but still a fun time by all. Thought Tom had me in the end.
 
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22. Board Game: Dragonwood [Average Rating:6.88 Overall Rank:1715]
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Nice little dice rolling push your luck filler.
 
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23. Board Game: Great Western Trail [Average Rating:8.29 Overall Rank:12]
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Three player go. Joe Z eeked out a 7 point win. Stupid cowboys.
 
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24. Board Game: Fuji Flush [Average Rating:6.54 Overall Rank:1894]
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Rapidly becoming my favorite game for groups of 6+.
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25. Board Game: Eight Epics [Average Rating:6.15 Overall Rank:4782]
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Messed up a couple rules (one made it easier, one made it harder) and squeaked out a win with six players.
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