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16 of us played 11 games.
Marty was recently diagnosed as diabetic, but says he is already adapting to his new lifestyle of poking himself with pointy things. The implications are diverse, including but not limited to the following:
|ArkOfTheCovenant||4||Jeffles 3 Clayton 1 Marty -1 RussW -3|
|Tichu||2||( Ben MarkH ) 1 ( Whendy Fred ) -1|
|UnionPacific||6||RussW 5 Jeffles 3 Clayton 1 Marty -1 Harry -3 TimG -5|
|MrBond||6||Clayton 5 RussW 3 Jeffles 1 Marty -3 TimG -3 Whendy -3|
|ZirkusFlohcati||5||RussD 4 Clayton 2 Jeffles 0 Whendy -2 RussW -4|
|Wizard||4||MarkH 3 Ben 1 JP -1 Fred -3|
|Silverton||4||JimG 3 KevinU 1 Fina -1 Matt -3|
|RicochetRobot||2||Jeffles 1 Ben -1|
|Zero||5||JimG 2 Jeffles 2 Ben 2 Matt -2 Fina -4|
|ArkOfTheCovenant||4||Whendy 3 JP 1 Clayton -1 RussW -3|
|Bluff||6||Whendy 5 JP 3 Clayton 1 RussW -1 Jeffles -3 Matt -5|
Ok, what the hell is up with Ark of the Covenant? I've played it 3 times now and come in dead last every time! Lucky for me I like the damn game! Hmm, or maybe that's not lucky, I'm not sure... Also, I must emphasize an important lesson about game rules: Never Trust Marty! It turns out that moving the Ark gives points to the owners of the meeples passed over, not to the active player. That makes a big difference!
We played Before I Kill You Mr. Bond (Clayton's copy which he had received only minutes before as an impromptu birthday gift from Jeffles!) ... in my opinion, it is one of the best of the many disappointing sort-of-broken Cheapass games because it doesn't take long and it has terrific flavor text! So despite it being a flawed game, I enjoy playing it every now and then. I was also proud to correctly recall that there was an 8 point spy in the game, thus winning a $1.37 wager with Jeffles who believed the highest spy was 7.
Silverton took several hours to play; it's yet another of the somewhat detailed lengthy historical simulation train games.
The English Patient
The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring
The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King
Perhaps Oscar-winning movie music will be an annual tradition now.
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