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Saturday
Aug062011

West Coast Meeple Fest, Day 3

Uncomfortable hotel pillows led to sleeping poorly, which meant I missed my run this morning. Not the best start to the day, but the game and company helped me recover.

Another play of Luna convinced me that I do like it, though apparently more than my companions. I should give it one more to see if it’s worth owning.

Airlines Europe
implements almost the same idea as Paris Connection, albeit with planes instead of trains and with a better stock mechanic. Curiously for a route-building game, the map is an almost incidental component. It reminded me how much I love the elegant simplicity of Alan Moon’s designs.

We had a wonderfully chaotic ten-player game of Formula D, though nothing can really top last year’s game, which saw Shelly’s car explode before the first turn. I made my characteristic bad choices about coming into corners in too high a gear, but my daring in the final chicane almost made up for them. Almost. James pulled out a well-deserved victory.

Zoff in Buffalo continues to break my brain. It’s so simple, yet it completely eludes me.

Playing Tier auf Tier fulfilled the requirement to play at least once Haba game at Meeple Fest. A children’s game of stacking wooden animals whose start player is determined by standing on one leg like a flamingo for as long as possible? Sign me up.

Dinner with friends cut into the game playing time, so that’s it for today.




Update

Fitness: None
Sun, Moon, and Stars: 0 words, 261 seven-day average, 264 average, 34090 total, 90 words past my goal for the week

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