GCL beehive #56 - My weaknesses? Apart from wine, women and song?
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1. Board Game: Big Boss [Average Rating:7.08 Overall Rank:3476]
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Eddy Richards
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I truly hate job interviews. Although, as Oscar Wilde once didn't say, the only thing worse than being interviewed is not getting interviewed. Anyway, I had one today, hence the slight delay in getting this week's list going - questions to prepare for and powerpoint to fire up for the inevitable presentation.

What questions do you hate getting?
What's the most unusual or best question you've been asked?
Do you generally do well in interviews, or do you come out feeling like a complete lummox?
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2. Board Game: K2 [Average Rating:7.07 Overall Rank:544]
Board Game: K2
Eddy Richards
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A couple of weeks ago we had a question about how deep we'd been. So mine is the inverse: how high? (Not including aeroplanes or we'll all say 5 miles). Anyone who's been into space is allowed to claim that, though.
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3. Board Game: 3 Blind Mice [Average Rating:5.25 Unranked]
Board Game: 3 Blind Mice
Eddy Richards
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My friend had the idea of designing games aimed especially at people with disabilities; I happened to have a design ready which we thought might work quite well with people with impaired vision. Do you have any suggestions of games which work well for people with disabilities?
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4. Board Game: Fan Tan [Average Rating:5.45 Overall Rank:16660]
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Sharon Khan
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Very quiet week of gaming for me - apart from one evening playing Magic with my husband I've had almost no gaming with him as he's been too tired all week, or we've been out with all the end of term stuff, so it's just been my Friday night gaming session and a few games with my youngest. One new game, Euphoria, which was ok but nothing special.

Gaming with other adults:

16 x Magic the Gathering

1 x Burn Rate, The City, Euphoria: Build a Better Dystopia , High Society, Lords of Waterdeep, Qwixx, Race for the Galaxy

Gaming with my children:

2 x Sevens
1 x Guess Who? (one session - quite a few games!)
1 x Animal Lotto
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5. Board Game: No Thanks! [Average Rating:7.05 Overall Rank:442]
Board Game: No Thanks!
Rob Harper
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Not a huge amount of gaming since last time, but one game has stood out in particular.

So, I played with Miss B:
* Darjeeling -- a recent acquisition from The Works (a bargain book store in the UK) that we like so far.
* Pass the Pigs -- not played this for some time; quite fun once in a while.

And with adults:
* Jazz: the Singing Card Game -- very silly and, according to my wife, quite fun to watch.
* No Thanks! -- played several games with two separate groups; definitely the game of the week.
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6. Board Game: Tales & Games: The Three Little Pigs [Average Rating:6.48 Overall Rank:2336]
Board Game: Tales & Games: The Three Little Pigs
Fernando Robert Yu
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You can view my week in greater detail here: Item for Geeklist "What Did You Play This Weekend? 06/30/2014"

Tales & Games: The Three Little Pigs x 3: 3 nice relatively high scoring games with Shawn.
Marvel Dice Masters: Avengers vs. X-Men x 2: I lose to Sharlene, again!
Diamant x 2
Lewis & Clark: The Expedition x 1
London x 1
Terror in Meeple City x 1
Space Hulk: Death Angel – The Card Game x 1
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7. Board Game: Machi Koro [Average Rating:6.63 Overall Rank:959]
Board Game: Machi Koro
Scott Saccenti
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Machi Koro is our flavor-of-the-week. My middle girl (Linsey-age 9) has been asking for it constantly. At ten minutes/player, and hints of games we already know and love (Settlers, Dominion, Splendor/Saint Petersburg), it fits our current family schedule perfectly right now: no time to learn anything new, and little time to play anything long.

Board Game: Machi Koro
Board Game: Blue Moon Legends
Board Game: Bruges
Board Game: Tac Tac Jack
Board Game: Sleeping Queens
Board Game: Splendor
Board Game: Ticket to Ride
Board Game: Dominion
Board Game: Egizia
Board Game: Feed the Kitty
Board Game: Formula Motor Racing
Board Game: Lost Cities
Board Game: Love Letter
Board Game: Metropolys
Board Game: Ra
Board Game: Race for the Galaxy
Board Game: Russian Railroads
Board Game: San Juan
Board Game: Shadow Hunters


3x -7- Machi Koro
2x -7- Blue Moon Legends
2x -7- Bruges
2x -5- Click Clack Lumberjack
2x -5- Sleeping Queens
2x -7- Splendor
2x -8- Ticket to Ride
1x -10- Dominion
1x -8- Egizia
1x -3- Feed the Kitty
1x -6- Formula Motor Racing
1x -8- Lost Cities
1x -8- Love Letter
1x -7- Metropolys
1x |9| Ra
1x |9| Race for the Galaxy
1x -7- Russian Railroads
1x -7- San Juan
1x -2- Shadow Hunters
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8. Board Game: Hansa [Average Rating:6.88 Overall Rank:912]
Board Game: Hansa
Eddy Richards
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Not many games this week (plenty of cricket though, which is why).

Hansa x 1
Kingdom Builder x 1
Mr Jack x 1
Labyrinth x 1
Love Letter x 1
Dominion x 1
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