- --- In Unity_Games@y..., albergclan@h... wrote:
> My name is Phil Alberg, and I am a new member of the Unity Gamesby
> Group. I live in Cumberland, RI, and was introduced to this list
> Mark Edwards, who wrote to me after seeing my entry in the WGDWelcome! Always good to see a new face on the list ;) I Can tell from
> database on boardgamegeek.
your list of "current favourites" that you and I have similar
interests in games. Can't wait to face you across the table ;)
I just wanted to point out the Unity Games Coverage Map
20Map/coveragemap.htm) as a good resource for learning where most of
the game sessions (and some of the other gamers) are located in
relation to you. RI isn't on there yet, but its that big blank spot
right where you'd think it was ;)
Just from a quick glance, I'd say the 4 closest sessions (and all
apparently an hour or under in driving time) to you are:
1) Guy Stuff Gaming - Mark's group. Definitely the closest and chock
full of Rhode Islanders already ;)
2) Barnes & Noble night - At the Walpole Mall Barnes & Noble. Open
atmosphere and lot's of fun.
3) MVGA - Based out of Holliston. They play alot of train and travel
games (which were predominant on your "want to play" list) and the
longer session time there allows for the occasional game of Roads and
Boats, I hear.
4) B2O - Out of Bridgewater. This one's about an hour, but that's not
so bad on a Friday night, and we close that one up quite late, so its
time well spent, in my opinion ;)
Welp, just wanted to welcome you again, and hope to see you at a
--Campbell, uber-pusher of the Coverage Map.
- Hiya Phil!
We've already corresponded a bit privately but I figured you were
dying to hear my two cents... ;-)
> My current favorites are: Settlers of Catan, El Grande, Modern Art,Good stuff! I especially love Modern Art. I've got a game you've
> and Tigris & Euphrates.
gotta try, it's called Traumfabrik! (I'm the official Traumfabrik
pusher around here). But seriously I don't know how many of the German
style games you've played, but there are a lot more than you would
believe among the many and various collections of folks on this list.
> Games I own that I've not played but want to play: 1830, CircusAs I mentioned privately, one of these days I've gotta play one of
> Minimus, Pampas Railroads, Silverton.
these rail games. I have Iron Dragon but haven't cracked the rulebook
> Games I do not own that I'm itching to play: Carcassonne, Medici,Medici is another of my favorites, and Carcassonne and Princes of
> Roads & Boats, The Princes of Florence.
Florence, while not among my favorites, are very fine games and are well
liked by many here on the list. I haven't read much about Roads &
Boats, I believe a few folks have copies but that it's only been played
once or twice among all of UG membership.
> Greatest gaming accomplishment: A tie. 1) Teaching Settlers of CatanEvery day?!? A year and a half!? My God man!
> to a couple of non-gaming co-workers, and proceeding to play the game
> every day during lunch for the next year and a half.
> 2) Cultivating good gamesmanship among my five children.I've been trying to do the same, but damn if I don't keep losing at
Candy Land. Talk about hissy fits! ;-)
> It's exciting to know that there are other gamers in the area whoLike I mentioned offline, I can't be that far from you here in South
> share my passion and adiction. I look forward to the opportunity of
> meeting some of you face-to-face at future gaming sessions.
Attleboro and of course you're more than welcome to drop by sometime.
And don't worry, my bark is worse than my bite. ;0)
If you're interested in board games and are located in the Eastern Mass
area, check out Unity Games!
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