GCL Beehive #133: Just a quickie
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1. Board Game: Citizen X [Average Rating:7.71 Unranked]
Board Game: Citizen X
Eddy Richards
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Covering for Scott, who will swing back into action next week.

Just one question, coming from an experience today: have you ever changed nationality? Or do you know someone who has? What's the process or the ceremony like?
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2. Board Game: Samurai [Average Rating:7.45 Overall Rank:205]
Board Game: Samurai
Eddy Richards
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This week's featured is Samurai, a great game that I realised I hadn't played for a long long time, for reasons that elude me. It was probably just at the bottom of a pile. Superb game!

Samurai x 1
Dungeon Raiders x 1
Love Letter x 3
Race for the Galaxy x 2
Famiglia x 1
Thurn und Taxis x 1

plus Incan Gold (this lot really seem to like this game) and Apples to Apples at the school games club.
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3. Board Game: Parade [Average Rating:6.95 Overall Rank:785]
Board Game: Parade
Murray Fish
Australia
Canberra
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I was ill over the weekend (just a viral sort of thing) which wasn't the best way to spend my birthday but I'm on the mend now so that's something.

Only managed one play of anything this week and that was with my regular lunchtime partner. Played one game of Parade where I came away with a thumping win.

Hope to get a bit more gaming done in the next week or so.
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4. Board Game: Wildlife Adventure [Average Rating:6.81 Overall Rank:3163]
Board Game: Wildlife Adventure
Sharon Khan
United Kingdom
Shefford
Bedfordshire
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A combination of half-term and a quiet weekend at home with the kids has meant lots of gaming with the children, and also more 2 player gaming than usual with my husband. I introduced them to Wildlife Adventure towards the end of the week, and it has been quite a hit, getting played three days in a row! My daughter got a bit bothered the first time when "her route" suddenly diverted in a direction she wasn't expecting, but they've got more used to the fact that you don't control the expeditions now, and are getting better at using money and chance cards to move them where they want.

In adult gaming news, I finally got Pret-a-Porter to the table, after about a month of trying and failing. I think the others enjoyed playing it too, so I may see if I can get it to the table a few more times in a row now, while it's fresh in everyone's mind!

Gaming with other adults:

4 x Star Realms: Colony Wars
2 x Legendary Villains

1 x 7 Wonders, 7 Wonders: Duel, Age of Discovery, Black Vienna, Empire Builder, For Sale, The Game: Spiel so lange du kannste, Hacienda, Innovation, Knowing Me Knowing You, Letters from Whitechapel, Peloponnes, Pret-a-Porter

Gaming with my children:

4 x Loopin' Louie
3 x Pit
3 x Wildlife Adventure
2 x Bugs in the Kitchen
2 x Quit
2 x Top Trumps Tournament

1 x Settlers of Catan, Fauna, Mapominoes Europe , Pictionary Junior, Qwirkle, Shark Mania, Ubongo, Royal Turf

I was also impressed by the variety of games my children asked for over half-term - there were a few favourites suggested on multiple days, but we played a different game selection every day. (I let each child choose one of the games we play each day, and I choose one too).
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5. Board Game: Pandemic Legacy: Season 1 [Average Rating:8.62 Overall Rank:2]
Board Game: Pandemic Legacy: Season 1
Rob Harper
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Wantage
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Assorted games over the last week, but the period has been totally dominated by Pandemic Legacy as we finally got a group together to play on Friday and got through the first three months in four games (so one loss, three wins). It has been some time since having a gaming session that stayed that intense for that long, and I was totally in my element!

Played with Miss B...
 8.0   Ascension: Apprentice Edition - I've not played a "full" version of Ascension, but this mini one makes for a good, quick play with minimal fuss, and Miss B enjoyed it too.
 N/A   The Siblings Trouble - on another week this cute storytelling game, fresh from Kickstarter, might have been the headline game; looking forward to more plays.
 7.0   6 x2 - our most played game of last year makes a welcome return.
 7.0   Belle of the Ball - a quick game that is slowed down by all the giggling at the hilariously silly character names on the cards.

Played with adults...
 8.0   Indigo x2 - worked well as a lunchtime game, even though I got into an argument about how I still love Tsuro (and still rate it higher) despite having this game.
 8.0   Pandemic Legacy: Season 1 x4 - the biggie for the week; I think we did pretty well, but we seem to be storing up trouble and are not so confident about the next few games...

And solo...
 8.0   Onirim (second edition) x4 - I've moved on to the first expansion having been getting regular wins on the base game, and at the harder setting I am now really struggling.
 8.0   Friday x2 - I pulled this out again after a long time on the shelf only to get pwned a couple of times in a row on the easiest setting.

Board Game: Indigo
Board Game: Ascension: Apprentice Edition
Board Game: The Siblings Trouble
Board Game: Friday
Board Game: Pandemic Legacy: Season 1
Board Game: 6
Board Game: Onirim (Second Edition)
Board Game: Belle of the Ball
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6. Board Game: Warhammer Quest: The Adventure Card Game [Average Rating:7.39 Overall Rank:511]
Board Game: Warhammer Quest: The Adventure Card Game
Fernando Robert Yu
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You can view my week in greater detail here: Item for Geeklist "What Did You Play This Week? 22-Feb-2016"

Warhammer Quest: The Adventure Card Game x 3 (NEW) = very nice addition to my library of soloable games. It's similar to Space Hulk: Death Angel – The Card Game except that you can level up and have a feel of character progression.
Friday x 3
Onirim (Second Edition) x 1
Splendor x 1
Ticket to Ride Map Collection: Volume 5 – United Kingdom & Pennsylvania x 1
Rattlebones x 1
Age of War x 1
Pandemic: The Cure x 1
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7. Board Game: The Eng Chiang [Average Rating:4.65 Unranked]
Board Game: The Eng Chiang
Hilko Drude
Germany
Goettingen
Lower Saxony
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A fairly average week for gaming for me. Only new game was The Eng Chiang, which I kind of played just to get it over with and trade it away, but which six year old turned out to like quite a bit, so we'll keep it for the time being. It was just too much dice rolling for me and didn't seem terribly balanced, but I'd play along again.

8 x Five Crowns Junior
3 x Tichu
2 x The Eng Chiang
2 x Die fiesen 7
2 x Mouse Match
1 x Atlantis
1 x Drecksau
1 x Duck, Duck, Bruce
1 x Holterdipolter
1 x Tortenschlacht
1 x Unpublished Prototype
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8. Board Game: Puerto Rico (with two expansions) [Average Rating:8.48 Unranked] [Average Rating:8.48 Unranked]
Board Game: Puerto Rico (with two expansions)
Scott Saccenti
United States
Colora
Maryland
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Managed to get a bunch of favorites in this week, getting ready to head out to PrezCon. I'll give Game-of-the-Week to Puerto Rico, as I am still learning it and hoping to become competitive in it. A really great game and I think I may bump the rating up.

Board Game: Android: Netrunner
Board Game: Splendor
Board Game: Codenames
Board Game: Love Letter
Board Game: Puerto Rico
Board Game: Race for the Galaxy
Board Game: Russian Railroads
Board Game: Stone Age
Board Game: Ticket to Ride


 10   Android: Netrunner x10
 8   Splendor x2
 N/A   Codenames
 8   Love Letter
 7   Puerto Rico
 9   Race for the Galaxy
 7   Russian Railroads
 9   Stone Age
 9   Ticket to Ride
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