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Friday
Aug052011

West Coast Meeple Fest, Day 2

Getting up to speed now. Today’s games:

20th Century can be roughly if inaccurately described as Power Grid meets Carcassonne, which explains why Gwen liked it. It’s an auction game with a pain management element, combined with a little bit of tile placement. I’m notoriously bad at valuation game, so it’s no surprise I finished last.

Paris Connection is an extremely light rail-building + stock valuation game. It’s very fast, but I’m curious to see how it holds up to repeated plays.

Luna, on the other hand, is a tad baroque. It’s an action-planning game about currying favor with the High Priestess of the Moon that for some reason has jumping into the water as its central mechanic. I liked it, but it feels like it has about three too many actions you can choose from.

Color Stix is a fun party puzzle game from Susan McKinley-Ross, designer of the Spiel des Jahres-winning Qwirkle. It about broke my brain, as did Uluru, another puzzle game that involves trying to set up your board such that all of the rule cards you’ve flipped over are followed.

And that — with a little bit of podcasting — was today.



Update

Fitness: None
Sun, Moon, and Stars: 293 words, 273 seven-day average, 266 average, 34090 total, 90 words past my goal for the week; 24-day streak

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