Tuesday, April 30, 2013

April 25, 2013 Session Report

Seven for this past week's session:  Tim, Patrick, Mike, Alex, Kristina, John B and myself (John W).  Two people showed up later and unfortunately did not get in any game, so only two games were played:  Tzolk'in (Mayan Calendar game) and Ground Floor.

First game to finish (after about two hours playing time) was Tzolkin.  Tim (continuing his winning streak from the prior week) won that one, with 48, followed by Mike (40) and Patrick (38).

The Ground Floor game was a four-player.  We didn't quite make it to the finish and picked the game up after 7 turns when Alex had the most floors (5).  Alex won, but it was reasonably close:  Alex 36, John W 33, Kristina 31, John B 23.  Everyone but Kristina had played before.

Just a reminder that the regular club session will take place this week, despite the overlap with day one of GCOM's Games Days convention at the Holiday Inn in Timonium.  Also, a reminder that GCOM will once again run a booth at the Laurel Main St. Festival.  The date is Sat. May 11th, hours from 9 AM to 4 PM.  Don't have the booth assignment yet, but it should be somewhere near the prior years, close to 5th and Main Street.

Thursday, April 25, 2013

April 18, 2013 Session Report

Attendance took a nose-dive this week, as only three of us (Tim, co-Host Mike and myself) showed.  We got in two games (Ground Floor and 7 Wonders).  Tim was the big winner, taking first in both games.  I  was last in both games.  Scores:  Ground Floor, Tim 59, Mike 48 John 44.  7 Wonders:  Tim 62 Mike 57 John 44.

Hope to see more people this coming session!

Wednesday, April 17, 2013

April 11, 2013 Session Report

It was a good week, with attendance hitting 11.  Patrick, Mike, Doug, Ben, Alex, Rembert, Eric, Nathan, Tim and myself were joined by Adam, making his first appearance at the club.  (Adam actually has come both the shortest and longest distance, as he is home on vacation, two blocks from the Community Center, but stationed in China where he works for the State Department).  Anyway, we got in five different games, with three tables going at once for most of the session:  Catan-Delmarva, Suburbia, Guillotine, Timeline and Clash of Cultures.

Catan-Delmarva was one of the new Settlers variants.  Winner was Doug (12) followed by Alex (9) Mike (8) and Rembert (7); Doug managed to get to 12 points without either the longest road or biggest army bonus.  Next game to finish was Suburbia, and it wasn't very close:  Eric 129, Tim 90, Nathan 54.

Next game to finish was Guillotine.  Tim won (21), followed by Mike (15), Alex (14), Doug (13), Rembert (10).  Rembert also killed off my personal favorite, the Piss Boy.  Sad.

It was down to two games for the rest of the session, and two games of Timeline were won Doug and Rembert.  Mike and Tim were the remaining two players.

Clash of Cultures got through five of six turns and we scored:  John 31 Patrick 27 Ben 21 Adam 19.  I did well with objectives and also got a level 5 city while Patrick had the most advances. 

Wednesday, April 10, 2013

April 4, 2013 Session Report

Another small group, just six this week:  Doug, Patrick, Mike, Tim, Rembert and myself.  We just got in one game, Ground Floor, that took some time to get the rules down so we didn't get to the finish line.  I believe we got through 6 of a possible 8 or 9 turns and scored it.  Patrick with 20 had renovated all his basic rooms and was the leader although perhaps others may have been better positioned for the long run.

Wednesday, April 3, 2013

March 28, 2013 Session Report

A small group of six for this week's session, as it was Patrick, Mike, Greg, Tim, Helen and myself.  We only got one game in:  Aeroplanes:  Aviation Ascendant, which was already underway when Helen arrived so she did not mange to get in a game, unfortunately.  The game ended in a win for Mike, scores were fairly close:  Mike 38, Tim 35 ahead of John (also 35) on the tiebreaker, Patrick 32, Greg 27.

Hope for a bigger turnout for this coming week's session.