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11 of us played 9 games! Why such a low turnout? Who can say... I guess we were the second stringers!
Great Hall Games is moving next week (around June 22 and 23) to 5501 North Lamar (a block south of Koenig)! Their new gaming area will be much bigger than the one in their (soon to be ex-) Dobie location.
|Crokinole||2||( JP JimG ) 1 ( KevinY Tim ) -1|
|SanJuan||4||KevinY 3 JimG 1 Tim -1 JP -3|
|Crokinole||2||( Ben KevinY ) 1 ( Tim JP ) -1|
|TicketToRide||5||KevinU 4 Ben 2 Clayton 0 RussW -3 MarkH -3|
|TicketToRide||4||JimG 3 Clayton 1 KevinU -1 RussW -3|
|TicketToRide||5||William 4 KevinU 2 JimG 0 Clayton -2 RussW -4|
|WhatsThatOnMyHead||4||JP 2 MarkY 2 Ben -1 KevinY -3|
|Crokinole||2||( MarkY Ben ) 1 ( KevinY JP ) -1|
|RicochetRobot||5||MarkY 3 RussW 3 JP 0 KevinU -2 KevinY -4|
Crokinole's popularity continues, and Clayton brought a new game Ticket To Ride which also proved popular - it's rare that we play a new game (that takes an hour or more to play) three times in a row! I came in frickin' last place every time. I suck at the game, but I like it. It's a railroad track building game, vaguely analogous to Moon's other game Union Pacific, or the venerable Trainsport series, which I also sucked at hideously when I first started playing them (back in the first year of RussCon, 1998).
After 3 terrible defeats in Ticket To Ride, I was happy to play Ricochet Robot and tie for first. MarkY won the last chip, catching up to me; I was hoping either of the Kevins would get it, and KevinU actually had a shorter route than MarkY's but he miscounted it and bid 7 instead of 8, alas.
Beethoven, Symphonies Nos. 1-9 (complete) (5 CD set)
I very much enjoyed The Saddest Music In The World (and today June 17 is its last day, so if you're at all interested, I recommend you get over to the Dobie at 6:50 or 9:30). While watching it, I was struck by one beautiful melancholy sequence that had some classical music I knew I'd heard before but couldn't place it. I thought it might be Beethoven, and a little googling later confirmed it; in fact it was the second movement of the seventh symphony. I wanted to get it, and I found a nice 5-CD bargain pack with all 9 symphonies for the price of one CD, so cool!
la dua movimento de la sepa simfonio de beethoven plaĉas al mi