07-Oct-2008All month
 
Ausgebremst

Scores : Frank 6, Chrissy 5, Steve 4, Andy 3, Boog 2, Paul 1
Ratings: Frank 6, Chrissy 7, Steve 7, Andy 6, Boog 7, Paul 7
Winner(s): Paul

Limits

Scores : Boog 5, Chrissy 3, Andy 2, Frank 0, Paul -5, Steve -5
Ratings: Boog 7, Chrissy 6, Andy 7, Frank 7, Paul 7, Steve 7
Winner(s): Boog

Viva il Re!

Scores : Steve 66, Andy 64, Chrissy 61, Boog 54, Paul 51, Frank 49
Ratings: Steve 7, Andy 7, Chrissy 7, Boog 7, Paul 7, Frank 6
Winner(s): Steve


12-Oct-2008All month
 
Agricola

Scores : Paul 31, Oggie 31, Steve 28, Tel 23
Ratings: Paul 8, Oggie 8, Steve 8, Tel 8
Winner(s): Paul, Oggie

Canal Mania

Scores : Tel 85, Steve 77, Paul 70, Oggie 61
Ratings: Tel 8, Steve 7, Paul 8, Oggie 8
Winner(s): Tel

Carcassonne

Scores : Steve 92, Tel 88
Ratings: Steve 9, Tel 9
Winner(s): Steve

Guillotine

Scores : Steve 33, Tel 32
Ratings: Steve 8, Tel 8
Winner(s): Steve

RoboRally

Scores : Paul 2, Tel 1, Steve 1, Oggie 0, Abi 0
Ratings: Paul 7, Tel 7, Steve 7, Oggie 6, Abi 7
Winner(s): Paul

San Juan

Scores : Tel 41, Steve 25
Ratings: Tel 8, Steve 8
Winner(s): Tel

Ticket to Ride: The Card Game

Scores : Oggie 145, Paul 88, Steve 84, Tel 67
Ratings: Oggie 8, Paul 8, Steve 6, Tel 7
Winner(s): Oggie


19-Oct-2008All month
 
Euphrates & Tigris

Scores : Chrissy 9, Andy 6, Tel 4, Frank 4
Ratings: Chrissy 9, Andy 8, Tel 9, Frank 8
Winner(s): Chrissy

Mississippi Queen

Scores : Chrissy 4, Frank 3, Andy 2, Tel 1
Ratings: Chrissy 6, Frank 6, Andy 7, Tel 7
Winner(s): Tel

Oase

Scores : Tel 140, Andy 92, Frank 85, Chrissy 83
Ratings: Tel 8, Andy 8, Frank 7, Chrissy 8
Winner(s): Tel

St Petersburg

Scores : Tel 78, Andy 74, Chrissy 64, Frank 55
Ratings: Tel 8, Andy 8, Chrissy 8, Frank 6
Winner(s): Tel

ZooSim

Scores : Tel 124, Frank 116, Andy 94, Chrissy 53
Ratings: Tel 7, Frank 7, Andy 7, Chrissy 4
Winner(s): Tel


23-Oct-2008All month
 
Caveman

Scores : Boog 9, Paul 8, Andy 7, Oggie 7, Simon Kennerley 4
Ratings: Boog 6, Paul 6, Andy 5, Oggie 6, Simon Kennerley 6
Winner(s): Boog

Dominion

After a bit of wandering, exploring, and balking at the queue for the Lookout Games stall, we sat down to play our first game of the show.

There had been a lot of hype about this game prior to its release. This had made me wary of shilling, but curious to try it. Early descriptions suggested that its basic mechanic was a bit different to anything out there. In these days of seeing the same mechanism spreading from game to game like a cardboard based life form Iím always on the lookout for something different.

I guess anybody reading this is unlikely to have avoided the hype and so will probably be familiar with the basic idea. So Iíll forgo a detailed description. The basic idea is to use cards in your hand to obtain more cards. These all go to your discard deck, which is reshuffled to form a new draw deck when your current deck runs out. The ultimate aim is to add as many victory point cards into your deck as possible by the end of the game. But those cards are useless until the end. In fact theyíre worse than useless as they get in the way of the useful cards which you need to get hold of more victory point cards.

The obvious question is does it live up to the hype? In my opinion, no. What ever does? But I certainly thought it a good game and the deck building mechanism is fresh and clever. It was considered by many to be the best game of the show. I know I didnít play any better.

I do have a couple of reservations though.

First, there is very little interaction between players. I believe that only three of the twenty five card sets impact other players. We used two of them in the two games we played; neither was a big deal. I donít really care that you canít easily influence anybody else. The issue is more that everybody elseís turn is pretty much just something which stops you from getting on with your next one. The main thing youíre interested in during an opponents turn is whether theyíre picking up VP cards. That doesnít take a great deal of attention. Iíd probably prefer everybody taking their turns simultaneously, which may actually be a possibility with most of the cards.

Second, I donít know how much long term appeal there will be in this game. It strikes me as the sort which will get a lot of play in the short term, then people will burn out on it. Extra expansions will no doubt be produced but I donít think thatís really the point. Still, itís not as if we play any game hundreds of times so thatís unlikely to be much of a loss.
 
Scores : Boog 36, Paul 32, Oggie 30, Andy 25
Ratings: Boog 8, Paul 8, Oggie 8, Andy 8
Winner(s): Boog

Dominion

Scores : Paul 40, Boog 33, Andy 31, Oggie 27
Ratings: Paul 8, Boog 8, Andy 8, Oggie 8
Winner(s): Paul

Hoppladi Hopplada!

Scores : Simon Kennerley 370, Paul 263, Boog 221, Oggie 206, Andy 171
Ratings: Simon Kennerley 6, Paul 6, Boog 7, Oggie 6, Andy 6
Winner(s): Simon Kennerley

Strozzi

Scores : Paul 200, Andy 185, Boog 185, Oggie 170, Simon Kennerley 145
Ratings: Paul 7, Andy 7, Boog 7, Oggie 7, Simon Kennerley 7
Winner(s): Paul

Sushizock im Gockelwok

Scores : Oggie 7, Simon Kennerley 6, Andy 3, Paul -1, Boog -3
Ratings: Oggie 6, Simon Kennerley 6, Andy 6, Paul 6, Boog 6
Winner(s): Oggie


24-Oct-2008All month
 
Heads of State

Scores : Paul 27, Simon Kennerley 25, Oggie 23, Boog 20, Andy 10
Ratings: Paul 6, Simon Kennerley 6, Oggie 7, Boog 6, Andy 4
Winner(s): Paul

Hick Hack in Gackelwack

Scores : Oggie 40, Simon Kennerley 33, Paul 30, Boog 26, Andy 20
Ratings: Oggie 8, Simon Kennerley 8, Paul 8, Boog 8, Andy 7
Winner(s): Oggie

Hick Hack in Gackelwack

Scores : Simon 46, Andy 30, Paul 27, Boog 23, Oggie 18
Ratings: Simon 8, Andy 8, Paul 8, Boog 8, Oggie 8
Winner(s): Simon

Hick Hack in Gackelwack

Scores : Andy 53, Oggie 42, Simon Kennerley 27, Boog 24, Paul 18
Ratings: Andy 8, Oggie 8, Simon Kennerley 8, Boog 8, Paul 8
Winner(s): Andy

Hoppladi Hopplada!

Scores : Oggie 342, Paul 309, Simon 230, Boog 80, Andy 69
Ratings: Oggie 9, Paul 8, Simon 8, Boog 9, Andy 2
Winner(s): Oggie

Hoppladi Hopplada!

Scores : Oggie 333, Simon Kennerley 194, Paul 154, Andy 139, Boog 2
Ratings: Oggie 7, Simon Kennerley 7, Paul 7, Andy 7, Boog 7
Winner(s): Oggie

Hoppladi Hopplada!

Scores : Oggie 336, Paul 237, Simon Kennerley 154, Andy 86, Boog 76
Ratings: Oggie 7, Paul 7, Simon Kennerley 7, Andy 7, Boog 7
Winner(s): Oggie

Palais Royal

Scores : Oggie 64, Paul 56, Simon Kennerley 49, Andy 48
Ratings: Oggie 7, Paul 7, Simon Kennerley 7, Andy 7
Winner(s): Oggie

Pit

Scores : Andy 120, Oggie 70, Paul 40, Boog 40, Simon Kennerley -40
Ratings: Andy 8, Oggie 8, Paul 7, Boog 7, Simon Kennerley 2
Winner(s): Andy

Stone Age

Scores : Paul 113, Boog 99, Oggie 86, Andy 68
Ratings: Paul 8, Boog 8, Oggie 8, Andy 6
Winner(s): Paul

Sushizock im Gockelwok

Scores : Simon Kennerley 11, Andy 5, Oggie 3, Paul 2, Boog -5
Ratings: Simon Kennerley 7, Andy 7, Oggie 7, Paul 7, Boog 7
Winner(s): Simon Kennerley

Sushizock im Gockelwok

Scores : Andy 7, Boog 5, Oggie 2, Paul -1, Simon Kennerley -3
Ratings: Andy 7, Boog 7, Oggie 7, Paul 7, Simon Kennerley 7
Winner(s): Andy

Sushizock im Gockelwok

Scores : Oggie 6, Simon Kennerley 6, Boog 5, Andy 0, Paul -1
Ratings: Oggie 7, Simon Kennerley 7, Boog 7, Andy 7, Paul 7
Winner(s): Oggie, Simon Kennerley

Sushizock im Gockelwok

Scores : Oggie 7, Boog 7, Simon Kennerley 5, Paul 2, Andy -3
Ratings: Oggie 7, Boog 7, Simon Kennerley 7, Paul 7, Andy 7
Winner(s): Boog


25-Oct-2008All month
 
Chicago Express

Scores : Paul 61, Andy 50, Oggie 49, Boog 41
Ratings: Paul 8, Andy 7, Oggie 7, Boog 7
Winner(s): Paul

Flussfieber

Scores : Oggie 2, Andy 1, Paul 0, Boog 0, Martin(warfrog) 0
Ratings: Oggie 7, Andy 7, Paul 7, Boog 7, Martin(warfrog) 7
Winner(s): Oggie

Gloria Picktoria

Scores : Martin(warfrog) 40, Paul 28, Boog 28, Andy 26, Oggie 26
Ratings: Martin(warfrog) 3, Paul 5, Boog 6, Andy 6, Oggie 6
Winner(s): Martin(warfrog)

Hoppladi Hopplada!

Scores : Paul 378, Denise 263, Andy 170, Boog 169, Oggie 134, Martin(warfrog) 90
Ratings: Paul 8, Denise 8, Andy 8, Boog 8, Oggie 8, Martin(warfrog) 7
Winner(s): Paul

Hoppladi Hopplada!

Scores : Paul 344, Andy 202, Martin(warfrog) 143, Denise 127, Boog 58, Oggie 52
Ratings: Paul 8, Andy 8, Martin(warfrog) 8, Denise 7, Boog 8, Oggie 8
Winner(s): Paul

Im Schutze der Burg

Scores : Paul 62, Simon Kennerley 51, Andy 48, Boog 25
Ratings: Paul 7, Simon Kennerley 7, Andy 7, Boog 6
Winner(s): Paul

Princes of Machu Picchu, The

Scores : Paul 11, Oggie 11, Simon Kennerley 9, Andy 7, Boog 6
Ratings: Paul 8, Oggie 8, Simon Kennerley 8, Andy 8, Boog 8
Winner(s): Oggie

Sushizock im Gockelwok

Scores : Oggie 5, Boog 5, Andy 2, Martin(warfrog) 2, Paul 0
Ratings: Oggie 7, Boog 8, Andy 7, Martin(warfrog) 8, Paul 8
Winner(s): Oggie, Boog

Sushizock im Gockelwok

Scores : Paul 3, Denise 3, Andy 2, Oggie -4, Boog -9
Ratings: Paul 8, Denise 8, Andy 7, Oggie 7, Boog 8
Winner(s): Oggie

Sushizock im Gockelwok

Scores : Boog 6, Denise 4, Martin(warfrog) 1, Paul 0, Andy 0, Oggie 0
Ratings: Boog 8, Denise 8, Martin(warfrog) 8, Paul 8, Andy 7, Oggie 7
Winner(s): Boog