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  • So to finish my thoughts, how much does theme matter? Or graphics? Is a beautiful game with a most interesting theme really worth the same rating as an ugly abstract game that is a lot of fun? I think the answer is no since the subjective fun fac…
    in How Much Comment by PGlowacki February 9
  • The whole topic of theme in a game has given me some food for thought. Watch for a separate essay on that soon.
  • It looks interesting, but not at $97. It would have to be something I would play a lot for me to make that kind of investment. But thanks for the heads up. In other news, I managed to trade for a copy of Orleans. I figured I would never get a ch…
  • We are on vacation starting right after work Friday so I will be unable to make it.
  • Bishop Dwenger graduation is Friday night so I will be unable to attend GN.
  • I gave D-Day at Tarawa a whirl. To boil it down to one word: Diabolical. I have lost a full 1/3 of my Marine invasion force in the first few turns. That is remarkably historical as the Marines lost about 1/3 of their first day forces. While a ca…
  • So 11 years after my first encounter with Grand illusion, the game came to the wargame night table last night. It was the first time to play an actual game for both of us. Since it was a new experience, we decided to try the short 2 turn introduct…
  • I should be able to attend. I may be a bit late though as William has senior prom that night and it will depend on when and where the photo session takes place as to when I willbe able to get to Florida Ave. Shouldn't be too late if at all.
  • William has one of his few remaining soccer games down the street at Fort Wayne Sport Club at 7. I will most likely drop over afterwards, maybe around 8:30, to say hello to everyone but not to play.
  • Just before the appointed hour, Mark arrived, followed by a car full with Tom and Rob and Rob's daughter Bethany. I had already set up GMT's Dominant Species so after a brief wait, we started in with an explanation of the rules. DS is a game with …
  • So I am now into 1941 in my Unconditional Surrender Europe (USE) campaign game that started in 1939. To give a brief recap, the Germans conquered Poland and Denmark in historical fashion, but had trouble with Norway. Given the nature of amphibious…
  • Some possible choices: Urban Sprawl https://boardgamegeek.com/boardgame/62220/urban-sprawl Dominant Species https://boardgamegeek.com/boardgame/622 ... nt-species
  • We will be travelling East to Falling Waters, DC and the Atlantic Ocean for spring break.
  • I had some time to continue my 1989 game while in Ottawa. The second session saw several scoring cards come out. Unlike Twilight Struggle, scoring is a little less certain in 1989. This is because there is a Power Struggle round prior to the actu…
  • Since it appears that the entire event might be scrapped, why not just cancel this one so as to not upset the schedule for others? I can just get caught up next cycle. That way Jon or one of the other guys does not have to rearrange their schedule.
  • Ha, I just checked the revised schedule. May 27 is Bishop Dwenger graduation, so I cannot host that night either. Sorry to be such a pain in the schedule.
  • Much obliged.
  • I have been playing through the 1939 campaign scenario of Unconditional Surrender Europe. As I posted last year, I had played the mini-game that had been published in the GMT house support magazine. I was favorably impressed with the min-game, whi…
  • I got the confirmed schedule for the soccer tournament and indeed we will be in Schaumburg, Illinois Friday night for a 5 pm game (and Saturday for a 6pm game and Sunday for a 3:30 pm game). Who would like to swap hosting dates?
  • I believe I will be unable to attend this week.
  • William was invited to play in a College Showcase Tournament this weekend. His first game is 7:30 at the Plex South so I will unfortunately be unable to make GN this week. Also, Other Rob will not be able to make it this time. I will look forward…
  • Thoughts on Orleans - Despite my (too) late realization that the guild halls and citizens were a key to victory, I thought Orleans to be a very solid game. There is a lot going on in the game and the player is presented with many choices and limite…
  • I expect to be present, along with a new Rob. Not that there is anything wrong with the old Rob.
  • I had an opportunity to recently play a full three player game of Churchill. I had played in a two player game before before together with the game's robot player as Stalin. I had played solo once before that. One of the players was new to the game…
  • I played a bit more of my solo game of Triumph & Tragedy. This is definitely a game that deserves to be played more. For those who remember the venerable old classic Rise and Decline of the Third Reich, I would compare the two games favorably.…
  • This New Year's Eve, with Mom headed to bed early for her 3 AM shift at the Hospital tomorrow, Caroline and I sat down to the game table. We played the Grizzled first off. This is a cooperative game as described above. We set up a two player game…
  • Since no one has posted a summary yet, I'll try to recall what happened to the best of my poor memory. It was Tom, Mark, Rob, Brian and I at Tom's beautifully and festively decorated home. The main event was Glen More, a very interesting little …
  • Well unfortunately it looks like I will have to work on Monday. We are short handed and it just doesn't appear to be in the cards for that day. This is unfortunate as I was hoping to get a couple of games in this week. Sorry to float and then sink t…
  • I'm still trying to work this out with my work schedule since we are short handed next week. What would everyone's preference be for the time window? Would an earlier day work better for you (morning start - play until late afternoon - home for di…

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