Kevin Ellingson | 1 Aug 23:39 2008
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Volunteers Needed for Board Game Area at ConQuest SF

ConQuest SF, held Labor Day Weekend, August 29 to September 1, at the 
Santa Clara Marriott in the San Francisco Bay Area, is looking for 
some volunteers to help us make our Board Game program the best on 
the West Coast.

We are still looking for volunteer GMs to run events scheduled to be 
part of the West Coast Boardgame Championships (WCBC), as well as 
volunteers to staff our Board Game Lending Library.

I have updated the schedule of WCBC events on this Geeklist: 
http://www.boardgamegeek.com/geeklist/31856

We are still in need of GM's to run the following games:
Wilderness War
Wellington
Europe Engulfed

We may still need a GM to run the following:
The Napoleonic Wars

Also, we need volunteers to staff our Board Game Lending Library. We 
plan on having a library with about 200 games in it. See this thread 
(http://www.boardgamegeek.com/thread/326544) to see the list of games 
that will be in the library.

However, to do this, we still need about 6 more people to volunteer 
to work at least 6 hours staffing the library.

If you are interested in either volunteering to be a GM for one of 
the events I listed above, or to staff our Board Game Lending 
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flg_fassio | 4 Aug 07:26 2008
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Selling off collection - Update

*This list is for the week of August 4th*

The games remaining, their condition, and their prices are listed below:

Air Bridge to Victory (1990) Good - clipped, bagged $15.00
Aquadukt (2005) Excellent - bagged $15.00
Autumn Mist - The Battle of the Bulge (2004) Very good - clipped, bagged $5.00
Battle of the Bands: Backstage Pass (2002) New in shrink (x2) $5.00 ea
Battle of the Bands: Encore Edition (2004) New in shrink (x2) $5.00 ea
Bootleggers (2004) Excellent - bagged, customized dice $25.00
Buy Low Sell High x2 (1996) New in shrink; Excellent - bagged $20.00 ea
Diplomacy (1982) & (1999) (1982) Never played, original packaging; (1999) Excellent - bagged (1982) $25; (1999) $35
Fast Figure (2003) Excellent - never played $10.00
First World War, The (2004) Excellent - bagged $20.00
Hex Hex Next (2005) Excellent $10.00
Hollywood Blockbuster (2000) Excellent - bagged $20.00
Leonardo da Vinci (2006) New in shrink $30.00
Medici (1995) Excellent - bagged $15.00
Men of Iron - Volume I : The Rebirth of Infantry (2005) Very good (shelf wear) - clipped, includes tray $20.00
Onward, Christian Soldiers (2006) Excellent - clipped, bagged, includes tray $45.00
Shogun (2006) Excellent - bagged $40.00
Treasure Fleet (2006) Excellent $10.00
Waterloo (2002) Excellent - bagged $20.00
Winds Of Plunder (2007) Excellent - bagged $25.00
Arriba Espana! (1997) Very good - clipped, bagged $5.00

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Thanks again and if you have any questions feel free to contact me.

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Eugene Hung | 11 Aug 00:38 2008

Session Report 07/21/08

South Bay Boardgamers Session Report July 21st, 2008
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    Greg, Cedric*, Kazu*, Eddie, John,            (In the Year of the Dragon)
        Winner: Greg

    Carl/John B., Greg, Kazu*, Eddie, John,       (Citadels)
    Cedric
        Winner: Carl/John B.

    Mike, Dave R.*, George*, Greg*, John B.*,     (Havoc)
    Steve*    
        Winner: George

    Mike, John B., George*, Bruce*, Dave R.*      (Modern Art)
        Winner: George

This session report is abbreviated because I did not attend.

--- Citadels ---

John writes: 

  In Citadels, Karl got tired and had to leave to wake up early for work.
  However, he left the mid/late game in a good position with 2nd place in
  buildings by 1 point, but with more cards/gold than the person with more
  points in buildings.  So, John B. offered to step in to take over his
  position rather than having Karl removed from the game.  At this point
  in the game, folks hit the building leader pretty good (lost 2
  consecutive turns and 2 buildings), and once folks realized that
  Karl/John B. was actually ahead, he was unpredictable enough that he was
  able to finish off the win dodging folks attempted hits with Thief or
  Assasin.

--
Eugene Hung     eyhung@...    http://www-cse.ucsd.edu/users/eyhung
"Remember, it's not the principle of the thing...it's the money!"
                - Daffy Duck

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Eugene Hung | 11 Aug 00:39 2008

Session Report 07/28/08

South Bay Boardgamers Session Report July 28th, 2008
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   Greg, Mike, Thomas, John B., Jesse, Patrick, Candy   (Citadels)
   Dave R.*
      Winner: John B.

   Ted, Jeremiah*, Brett H.*, Mike F.*                  (Ticket to Ride CG)
      Winner: Jeremiah                                      

   Clark, Julien, Scott, Hank                           (Through the Ages)
      Winner: Scott

   Jeremiah, Brett H., Ted, Mike F.*                    (Stone Age)
      Winner: Jeremiah

   Leon, Edmund                                         (LOTR: Risk)
      Winner: draw

   Karen, Steve, Alon, Devin                            (Brass)
      Winner: Alon

   John, Greg, Dan, Alon                                (Tichu)
      Winner: John & Greg

   Eugene, Amir                                         (Goa)
      Winner: Eugene

   Leon, Amir, Patrick*                                 (Ra)
      Winner: Leon

   Leon, Randy*, John*                                  (Ysaphan)
      Winner: Randy

   Dan, Greg                                            (Race for the Galaxy)
      Winner: Dan

   Dan, Greg                                            (Race for the Galaxy)
      Winner: Dan

   Dan, Greg                                            (Race for the Galaxy)
      Winner: Dan

   John, Kendra, Dan, Randy                             (Year of the Dragon)
      Winner: Kendra

   Ted, Jeremiah, Brett H., Mike F.*                    (Metropolys)
      Winner: Brett H.

   JC, Thomas*, Edmund*, Daniel*                        (Pampas Railroads)
      Winner: unknown

   Ted, Jeremiah, Brett H., Mike F., Clark              (Wizard)
      Winner: Jeremiah

   Jesse, Candy, Dave R.*, Patrick*, John B.*           (Notre Dame)
      Winner: Jesse             Best newbie: Patrick

   Eugene, Greg S., Amir*                               (Year of the Dragon)
      Winner: Eugene

Mike Fassio, a friend of Brett H., attended for the first time.

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  Any theory can be made to fit any facts by means of appropriate
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Eugene Hung | 11 Aug 00:39 2008

Session Report 08/04/08

South Bay Boardgamers Session Report August 4th, 2008
-----------------------------------------------------

****************************************************
TIME FOR AN MQ TEST
"Unlike some other games, Hoity Toity is a game 
 that requires people skills."
   -- Mike
"Too bad I only have meeple skills."
   -- Greg
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   Ted, Karen, Clark, Dave E.*                      (Dominion)
      Winner: Karen

   Ted, Karen, Clark, Dave E.*                      (Dominion)
      Winner: Clark

   Ted, Karen, Clark, Bruce*                        (Dominion)
      Winner: Karen

   Ted, Scott, Brett H.                             (Euphrat und Tigris)
      Winner: Ted

   Ted, Karen, Jeremiah, Bruce                      (Wizard)
      Winner: Bruce

   Ted, Karen, Jeremiah, Bruce, Clark               (Age of Steam: Vermont)
      Winner: Ted

   Mike, John, John N.*, Greg S.                    (Havoc)
      Winner: John N.

   JC, Thomas, Dave R.*, Anthony*                   (Container)
      Winner: Thomas

   Dave E., John B., Kevin                          (Euphrat und Tigris)
      Winner: Kevin

   John, Greg, John N., Randy                       (Tichu)
      Winner: John & Greg

   JC, Thomas, John, John N., John B.               (Liar's Dice)
      Winner: JC

   Kendra, Craig, Tom A., Cedric                    (Caylus)
      Winner: Kendra

   Craig, John B., Dave R.*                         (Schnappchen Jagd)
      Winner: Dave R.

   Eric, Greg*, Steve*, Patrick*                    (Stone Age)
      Winner: Patrick

   Josh, Devin                                      (Hannibal)
      Winner: Devin

   Jesse, Brett H.*, Randy, Eugene, Scott           (Taj Mahal)
      Winner: Eugene

   Scott, Eugene, Brett H.*, Steve*, Patrick        (Amun Re)
      Winner: Scott             Best newbie: Steve

New to the group was Anthony, Dave R.'s stepson.  

--- Taj Mahal ---

I was roped into a game of Taj Mahal and after a brief refresher of the
rules, the game was on.  Randy and I went big on elephants early, while
Scott and Brett fell behind after losing some big card battles.  Jesse
kept sliding in for one reward and sliding out.  The special cards
bounced around all game, and in the final round several players passed
to grab cards to improve their longest suit.  This allowed Scott to drop
down 4 palaces in Agra to score an 8-province connection, which vaulted
him from last place to ... second, as my 8-card suit was long enough to
hold Scott off.

--- Amun Re ---

Despite amassing a large cash advantage from the Old Kingdom to buy the
best pyramid sites in the New Kingdom, I ended up losing to Scott 47-44
when he managed to score three bonus cards in the New Kingdom plus the
most pyramid bonus in both the Old and New Kingdoms.  Meanwhile, Brett
had a comically bad game, scoring just 13 points by end of game, and
wanted to point out what a credit it was to my teaching.

--- Caylus ---

Unusually the game was filled with all second-time players -- players
who had played Caylus exactly once before.  Kendra managed to pull out
the victory among the "sophomores".

--
Eugene Hung     eyhung@...    http://www-cse.ucsd.edu/users/eyhung
"I am not sure what this is, but an `F' would only dignify it."
                - English Professor

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clearclaw | 11 Aug 21:54 2008
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Tahuantinsuyu tonight?

Tahuantinsuyu (Ta-Hwan-To-Sue-you) is a 3 or 4 player game set in the
Incan period in Central America.  

  http://www.boardgamegeek.com/game/11096

I've found it a clever and unexpectedly charming game with more than a
little depth and grace.  The most novel element of the game is that at
the start of each phase the players play event cards between the
various players.  The event cards affect _BOTH_ players on either side
of the card, giving them special abilities or penalties for the rest
of the round (and rounds are several phases long and thus cards may
accumulate between players).  Thus at any time you'll be affected by
the cards on both sides of you, some of them possibly played by you,
(likely good cards), and some played by your opponents (possibly good
or bad cards depending on whether they were played by your neighbours
or opposite player).  

So far I've only played with 4 players and expect that is the better
player count.  Based on our last game, playtime is around 150 minutes
not including rules, and with a little experience it should get down
to around 2 hours.  

-- JCL

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Joe D'Agostino | 12 Aug 17:10 2008
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"Not all Milton Bradley games suck." "Oh, yeah? Name two!"

I had this little dialog with a player last night and I admit I was
trying to be a bit offensive to spice up the conversation; but,
seriously, does anyone have good thoughts about any MB games?

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Brett Cooper | 12 Aug 18:48 2008
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RE: "Not all Milton Bradley games suck." "Oh, yeah? Name two!"

MONOPOLY!  BUT ONLY IF YOU KNOW HOW TO PLAY IT RIGHT.

GREATEST

GAME

EVER

Wait.... umm....  nevermind.

To: sb-boardgamers-hHKSG33TihhbjbujkaE4pw@public.gmane.org
From: joe.dagostino-Re5JQEeQqe8AvxtiuMwx3w@public.gmane.org
Date: Tue, 12 Aug 2008 15:10:08 +0000
Subject: [sb-boardgamers] "Not all Milton Bradley games suck." "Oh, yeah? Name two!"

I had this little dialog with a player last night and I admit I was
trying to be a bit offensive to spice up the conversation; but,
seriously, does anyone have good thoughts about any MB games?


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Julien Van Reeth | 12 Aug 19:13 2008
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Re: "Not all Milton Bradley games suck." "Oh, yeah? Name two!"

When I was a kid I loved them. They're easy to find, cheap, easy to play, everybody knows them, and my family had a lot of fun playing them. They got me into boardgames.

So yes, I have good things to say about MB games :)



On Tue, Aug 12, 2008 at 8:10 AM, Joe D'Agostino <joe.dagostino-Re5JQEeQqe8AvxtiuMwx3w@public.gmane.org> wrote:

I had this little dialog with a player last night and I admit I was
trying to be a bit offensive to spice up the conversation; but,
seriously, does anyone have good thoughts about any MB games?


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J C Lawrence | 12 Aug 19:25 2008
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Re: "Not all Milton Bradley games suck." "Oh, yeah? Name two!"

On Tue, 12 Aug 2008 15:10:08 -0000
Joe D'Agostino <joe.dagostino@...> wrote:

> I had this little dialog with a player last night and I admit I was
> trying to be a bit offensive to spice up the conversation; but,
> seriously, does anyone have good thoughts about any MB games?

Axis & Allies -- Not my thing but others play a lot of it.  There's
  even a local group that specialises in Axis & Allies.

Battleball -- Surprisingly good, and even modestly clever for a simple
  dice game.  My kids adore it.

Battleship -- I found it a good way to teach problem solving techniques.

Bausack -- Stacking goodness with a neat little auction.

Herroscape -- Well, my kids love it and it empties my wallet on a
  semi-regular basis.

Inkognito -- I'm told is a fair deduction games.

Loco! -- Published by MB in the form of the bitolicious Quandary.  I
  happen to own a copy of Qunadary and much prefer the Thor version.  I
  keep thinking about selling my Quandary but have never gotten around
  to it.

Scotland Yard -- Another decent hunt/deduction game.

Strata 5 -- Clever for its time.  I strongly suspect it is degenerate
  with sufficient though but I've not pushed it that far.

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