Saturday morning from the Gathering

Here is the full list of games played on Friday

Tuscany

Codenames pictures

Dynasties

Junkart

Codenames pictures

Doctor panic

Quadropolis

Colony

Not a bad list, with time taken off for lots of socializing and two meals.  Friday is always filled hugs and lots of interrupted games as there is a constant stream of new arrivals in the ballroom. 

We finally got the welcome bags.

Here is the contents of mine.

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The good sides of some of the promos

Now more gaming

Played the expert version of quadropolis. A few more scoring options as well as more plays, now 5 rounds with 4 actions, and increased scoring opportunities. At least the rule change that all the architects come from a common pool give you more choices. For AP prone players, it also adds the the permutations of tile choice and placement.

Our game went fairly fast though given the players in it. With some slower Gamers, I might put them on a 90 second sand timer.

Here is our score sheet

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And this is the best insert of the year. .

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Afterwards, we were discussing the game with Adrien M from DoW, and he allowed us to play the upcoming expansion for Quadropolis.

The big theme here are the public service buildings. While still being fine tuned, there are now 20 new public service buildings, each of which give special scoring for each in addition to the placement scoring.

For instance, one of them scores 1vp per tower in the row and column of that building. Another scores 1vp per Park in your city.

Teaser pic of the expansion
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Then I saw the new Mattel proto, Sail Away. By Marc Andre of Splendor fame

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But they’re not ready to show it. As happens with many games, they have recently adjusted the rules, and they want to try it out first.

So we took a break for lunch. Met up with Aldie from BGG. After much hemming and hawing, we settled on the local gastropub, the Griffon.

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Aldie pondering the menu.

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We’re splitting the fried food platter as an appetizer. Gotta have the western new york delicacy of the Pizza eggroll.

To drink – the Founders Magnificent Mango beer. Greater than 10% abv, so I’m going with the small glass

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Soba Noodle bowl for lunch.

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Aldie got the jalapeño cream cheese burger. Note the smoked gouda and shells for the side.

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Jp got the chicken and waffle sandwich

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Stopped at Target. Some slow infiltration
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Time for more games after the three hour lunch break.. Probably one or two more posts today

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About Dale Yu

Dale Yu is the Editor of the Opinionated Gamers. He can occasionally be found working as a volunteer administrator for BoardGameGeek, and he previously wrote for BoardGame News.
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