'Out of the ordinary' Games wanted to play at ConVic6 10-12 August, Melbourne, Australia
Julian Clarke
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With the 6th Convic boardgames weekend coming up in under 2 weeks, here's a list of games that people have expressed an interest in playing that almost certainly wouldn't be brought otherwise.

Please feel free to volunteer (= commit!) to bring along any you have & give an idea of when you'll be around.

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http://www.unhalfbricking.com/convic.php
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1. Board Game: Crude: The Oil Game [Average Rating:6.73 Overall Rank:2242]
Board Game: Crude: The Oil Game
Julian Clarke
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Blackburn South
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2. Board Game: Age of Renaissance [Average Rating:7.10 Overall Rank:1126]
Board Game: Age of Renaissance
Julian Clarke
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Blackburn South
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3. Board Game: Die Sieben Weisen [Average Rating:6.00 Overall Rank:7046]
Board Game: Die Sieben Weisen
Julian Clarke
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Blackburn South
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4. Board Game: Breaking Away [Average Rating:7.36 Overall Rank:2559]
 
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5. Board Game: Bakerstreet [Average Rating:5.58 Overall Rank:14378]
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Julian Clarke
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6. Board Game: Race for the Galaxy [Average Rating:7.76 Overall Rank:50]
 
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This one's for me. Really want to have a go at this one.
 
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7. Board Game: Phoenicia [Average Rating:6.57 Overall Rank:1920]
Board Game: Phoenicia
Julian Clarke
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This one has my curiosity aroused too.
 
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8. Board Game: Adam & Eva [Average Rating:5.92 Overall Rank:10605]
Board Game: Adam & Eva
Julian Clarke
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9. Board Game: Cosmic Encounter [Average Rating:6.91 Overall Rank:1023]
Board Game: Cosmic Encounter
Gregor McNish
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Melbourne
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I'll bring this and I really want to get a game in. It's been too long!

I'll be at convic all weekend.
 
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10. Board Game: Mad Monks and Relics [Average Rating:5.87 Overall Rank:14137]
Board Game: Mad Monks and Relics
Gregor McNish
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I'd like to try this again.
 
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11. Board Game: Marvel Heroes [Average Rating:6.39 Overall Rank:2212]
Board Game: Marvel Heroes
Kevin O'Brien
United States
Columbus
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I'd like to finally give this one a go!
 
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12. Board Game: Roads & Boats [Average Rating:7.74 Overall Rank:349]
Board Game: Roads & Boats
Doug Partridge
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Launceston
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If anyone has this, I'd like to play it...
 
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13. Board Game: Empire Builder [Average Rating:6.93 Overall Rank:1150]
Board Game: Empire Builder
Doug Partridge
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...or possibly this.
 
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14. Board Game: Vegas Showdown [Average Rating:7.18 Overall Rank:511]
Board Game: Vegas Showdown
Chris Pimlott
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Cleveland
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Haven't seen it since I've been here, but it's quite a good game. They're practically giving them away in the States these days
 
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15. Board Game: Arkham Horror [Average Rating:6.61 Overall Rank:3884]
Board Game: Arkham Horror
Chris Pimlott
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Been wanting to play this since before it was reprinted.
 
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16. Board Game: Darkover [Average Rating:5.30 Overall Rank:16509]
Board Game: Darkover
Gregor McNish
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In the interests of reducing my friendless metric, and cause it's been sitting on my shelf unplayed for a few years, I'd like to give Darkover a go.

It's by the designers of Cosmic Encounter, which is why i have it. And it's on the unusual mechanics list. Combat is RPS, but in one case it's resolved by psychic contest.

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a. The players stare directly into each other's eyes.
b. The offensive player calls out a word or short phrase and begins, in a moderately paced regular cadence, a count to 30, following each number with the word or phrase. The defensive player mus immediately join in and they count together, eg, "One darkover, two darkover, three..."
(or they stare into each other's eyes for 30 seconds in silence, offensive player's choice.)
c. If either player sees the other falter by breaking eye contact, smiling (at all), laughing, or missing two consecutive counts...s/he should tap the table, indicating victory.
And there's more...

Sure, it's rated 4.9 -- but there's only 5 total plays on bgg!
 
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17. Board Game: Siena [Average Rating:6.14 Overall Rank:4648]
Board Game: Siena
Julian Clarke
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I am interested in this, but there's distinctly mixed reactions on the Geek. Anyone have it?
 
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18. Board Game: Full Metal Planète [Average Rating:7.48 Overall Rank:1858]
Board Game: Full Metal Planète
Gerald Squelart
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I know, I know, I bring it every time... But have only played it once so far.

I still think it's the best boardgame/wargame mix: No luck, time-limited, tense!

Any volunteer? Victim? devil
 
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