|16 of us played 15 games. It was a smaller crowd than normal; indeed for much of the evening there were only 2 games in progress. I wonder if it is because people were scared off by bagpipes & didgeridoos! Also note that one of the players was the infamous Black Baron from Montgolfiere.||
There will be RussCon As Usual next Wednesday (July 30)... but be aware that the following Wednesday (August 6) falls during The Best Week Of The Year when I will be out of town on what one might call a vacation, so there will be NO RUSSCON AUGUST 6!
In case you missed that, there will be NO RUSSCON AUGUST 6!
Traditionally there has been a SansRussCon during The Best Week Of The Year; as always I leave that for you to sort out among yourselves!
|Montgolfiere||5||JP 4 RussW 2 Fred -1 BradS -1 Clayton -4|
|Cloud9||4||Fred 3 RussW 1 BradS -1 JP -3|
|Cloud9||4||MarkG 3 RussD 1 Ben -1 Crash -3|
|Carcassonne||5||RussW 4 BradS 2 Fred 0 JP -2 Clayton -4|
|Rumis||3||JP 2 RussW 0 Clayton -2|
|Tichu||2||( MarkG Ben ) 1 ( MarkH JimG ) -1|
|TooManyCooks||5||MarkG 4 MarkH 2 Crash -1 JimG -1 Ben -4|
|Exxtra||5||Clayton 4 Matt 2 JP 0 Binkley -2 RussW -4|
|Settlers||3||BradS 2 Fred 0 Marty -2|
|Cathedral||2||RussW 1 Crash -1|
|ZirkusFlohcati||5||JP 4 RussW 2 Matt 0 Clayton -2 Binkley -4|
|Vampire||4||Clayton 3 BradS 1 Binkley -1 Fina -3|
|Twixt||2||RussW 1 Crash -1|
|Survive||4||JP 3 MarkG 1 RussD -1 Matt -3|
|Montgolfiere||5||JP 4 Binkley 2 Matt 0 MarkG -2 Baron -4|
JP pulled ahead early in Montgolfiere and stayed ahead. In Cloud 9, however, Fred was far behind most of the game, then managed to score vast tracts of points in a dramatic reversal of fortune and pull ahead in the end, pipping me by 1 point for the win! Ballooning games were popular this evening for some reason.
The 3-dimensional block placement game Rumis continues to confound and intrigue me.
Global Bagpipes (Latvia Tunisia Scotland Malta Estonia Spain Italy Greece Sweden Azerbaijan...)
A Celebration of Pipes in Europe (Asturias Austria Belgium Brittany Bulgaria Estonia France Galicia Greece Ireland Italy Northumberland Scotland Yugoslavia)
The Ace & Deuce of Pipering 1906-1947
5 CDs of bagpipe music supplied by MarkG!
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