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13 of us played 16 games!
Congrats to Jeffles who succeeded in his self-imposed challenge to lose 30 pounds in 35 days! The official weighing took place during RussCon... he had to remove some clothes to get under 210, but it worked!
Spanish/Esperanto: 2pm Sunday at Texspresso on Anderson Lane (by Alamo Drafthouse Village) is the weekly basic informal Spanish RussCon study group as well as the Esperanto formal study group.
|AuralAttack||2||Fina 1 Jeffles -1|
|BigBoggle||7||JP 6 KevinU 4 RussW 2 TimG 0 Ben -2 Dan -4 Clayton -6|
|StarVenture||6||Fina 5 Marty 3 RussW 1 SarahM -1 JP -3 TimG -5|
|FearsomeFloors||4||William 3 Jeffles -1 Ben -1 KevinU -1|
|AuralAttack||2||Dan 1 Jeffles -1|
|Tichu||2||( Dan Jeffles ) 1 ( KevinU Ben ) -1|
|AuralAttack||2||Dan 1 Whendy -1|
|AuralAttack||2||Whendy 1 Dan -1|
|AuralAttack||2||Dan 1 RussW -1|
|Carcassonne||3||Dan 2 Clayton 0 Whendy -2|
|RicochetRobot||4||JP 3 SarahM 1 RussW -1 TimG -3|
|Hearts||4||SarahM 3 Ben 1 Jeffles -1 William -3|
|Hearts||4||SarahM 3 William 1 Jeffles -1 Ben -3|
|Acquire||3||TimG 2 KevinU 0 JP -2|
|GiveMeTheBrain||4||Ben 3 Jeffles -1 SarahM -1 William -1|
|Zero||4||Jeffles 3 Ben 1 SarahM -1 William -3|
Aural Attack (aka Oral Attack, Oral Sex Attack, though Dan's preferred name for it is Aüral Attack since umlauts are cool) is a dexterity game (analogous to Crokinole or Tiddlywinks) which Dan designed recently. It involves propelling pieces of cotton swabs by puffs of air out of squeeze bottles toward targets. It comes in a fine wooden cigar box, hand made in Honduras.
Star Venture (aka Andromedary) is a game I designed a few years ago, originally intended to have a computer implementation as well as work as a board game. It is somewhat reminiscent of Stephensons Rocket or Durch die Wüste. Thanks to Marty for being an enthusiastic supporter of the game through the years; I'm glad he suggested it for this evening. I like the game, and I'd forgotten about some of the strategy, and the amusingly frustrating way it accelerates to a conclusion faster than you want it to, with so many actions you'd like to do before the game ends. "If only I'd connected to this one outpost..."
The game of Acquire proceeded at a remarkably languid pace (I can only assume its three participants were savoring the exquisite gameplay) and should win an award: Longest Acquire Ever! :)
A personally significant set of music CDs which I made in December 1999. Another of those pesky meta themes.
elpurigo muzika bonas