Driving home from the Gathering

It’s Tuesday, and we’re taking turns driving.

Here is the list of games that I played this week. I am about 85 percent sure that I have accurately recorded the games that I played.

Dale’s 2014 GoF games

(Thursday)
Gib gas
Flizz & miez
Dimension
Ugo!
Don
Flash 10 x 2
Ted’s party game proto
Flizz & miez

(Fri)
Helios
Norderwind
Polterfass
Helios
Splendor
Istanbul
Burgenland
Dimension
Gardens
Start frei
Qwixx the card game
Geister Geister Schatzsuchmeister

(Saturday)
7 wonders Babel
Flizz & miez
Gib gas
Start frei
Time Stories x 4
Black Fleet
Leg los
Concept
Chimera
(Sunday)
Knock down barns
Faulpelz
Gib gas
Spike
Pandemic the cure
Gib gas
Flizz and miez
Istanbul
Abluxxen
Qwixx kartenspiel
Qwixx kartenspiel
Exxtra
Potato man
Cuatro
Putz die Wutz.
Scharfe schoten
Ab in die tonne
Splendor

Monday
Highlights Baseball 2045
Han (border dispute)
Start frei
Splendor
Citrus
Gib gas
Origin
Friedemann’s modular proto
Helios

50 ish games over 5 days. 

Admittedly a lot of lighter stuff, but when you look at the games that are new, most of them are lighter. Istanbul and Helios were among the heaviest games here from the nuremberg crop.

A number of new prototypes have moved on to my highly anticipated list: Time Stories is clearly at the top. Other games that I await are: Pandemic: the cure, Spike (or whatever better name it gets), and a few others that I will talk about as soon as I can. 

I am sad to have missed the CGE deduction prototype, but I just never had a 3 hour window free when the game was free. I also never got to play the prototype brought by Hans im gluck (Andreas steding) nor the days of wonder game (I was just never free when Bruno Cathala was also free)

I also spent a good deal of time explaining or playing the new Carrera games that I co-designed as well as teaching the two Bezier games that I am helping develop (Subdivision and Castles of Mad King Ludwig)   I actually never ended up playing either Bezier game this week because each time I started to teach it, the tables filled up with players. 

A few games are now on my possibly to be acquired list, assuming they are available from amazon.de or if gamesurplus.com imports them in – but I still have a decent number of unplayed games in the basement so I’m not sure how hard I will try to find copies right now.  I may wait and see if the domestic retailers bring them over first.

Foodwise, the best thing all week is a tie between the Banana frozen custard at Hibbard’s and the smoked turkey from the bbq place (both in Lewiston). Close behind would be the gouda poutine.

It’s time to catch up with work now, but hopefully I will have some longer, more detailed reviews in the next week or two. 

Also, probably once they get home, the other Opinionated Gamers that attended the Gathering will post their thoughts as well. 

Until your next appointment,
The Gaming Doctor

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2 Responses to Driving home from the Gathering

  1. Tom Rosen says:

    Here’s what I played last week:

    —DAY 1—
    Enigma
    Dimension
    Gardens
    Unpublished Prototype
    Spaceteam * 3
    Netrunner * 4

    —DAY 2—
    Unpublished Prototype (Steding)
    War of the Ring
    Akrotiri * 2
    Netrunner * 4
    Abluxxen * 3
    Concordia
    Concept

    —DAY 3—
    Takenoko
    New Haven
    Expedition: Northwest Passage
    Unpublished Prototype (Cathala)
    Rococo
    Time’s Up

    —DAY 4—
    Origin
    Expedition: Northwest Passage
    Spaceteam * 3
    Unpublished Prototype (CGE)
    Abluxxen
    Loopin’ Louie * 8
    Origin
    Inspeaquence

    —DAY 5—
    Splendor
    Stephensons Rocket
    Florenza: The Card Game
    Helios
    Abluxxen
    Unpublished Prototype
    Lewis & Clark
    Glass Road

    —DAY 6—
    Magic: The Gathering * 5
    Egizia
    Netrunner * 4
    Cuatro
    Abluxxen * 3
    Cabo

    —DAY 7—
    Lords of Waterdeep
    Unpublished Prototype (Alspach)
    Unpublished Prototype
    Camel Up
    Roll for the Galaxy * 2
    Hansa Teutonica
    Helios
    Time’s Up

    I’ll try to write this up sometime soon.

  2. Janna Nelson says:

    I love that Glass Road is on your list, Tom. :-)

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