• LAST WEEK: Almost another five player week as only Dave couldn’t make it. With four players, Frasier and Gordon (Fragor) Lamont’s game of ant and
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Invitation to Games - 15 Dec

LAST WEEK:

Almost another five player week as only Dave couldnt make it.  With four players, Frasier and Gordon (Fragor) Lamonts game of ant and anteaters: ANTICS was brought to the table.  Players control ant colonies sending them out to harvest prey on the board.  On a turn, players have three action pawns which are used to claim actions from the players anthill.  But as the anthill grows in height, the actions become more powerful.  Rich started out early gathering prey but Tim and Jeff were moved a bit more slowly as they increased their ant hills to gain more powerful actions when they did strike out.  While the game ended by depletion of the last prey, we did go through almost all the tiles also meaning the anteaters did attack twice during the game.  There was some effective use of soldier ants (perhaps an underutilized resource in the game?) especially in blocking Rich from heaving a leaf into the nest on the last turn for a few bonus points.

Tim:    4 Prey (16 Points)      +       4 Leaf points (Level 4 Anthill) =       20 points

Jeff:   3 Prey (  9 Points)     +       7 Leaf Points (Level 5 Anthill) =       16 Points

Rich:   3 Prey (  9 Points)     +       0 Leaf Points (Level 4 Anthill) =         9 Points

Jay:    1 Prey (  1 Point)      +       2 Leaf Points (Level 3 Anthill) =         3 Points

With a bit of time left, we tried out a new dexterity guessing game: MORD IM AROSA A hotel is built of 8 layers on the table and two bodies (red cubes) are tossed into the hotel as well as traces (player cubes) belonging to each player.  The game is played in two halves.  The first is to find the bodies with incorrect guesses adding more traces to the inventory in the hotel.  The second is to finger other players as suspicious and remove suspicions from ones self.  The end game scoring is suspicion points for having cubes near the location of the bodies.  The dexterity aspect is tossing cubes down the central channel in the hotel structure.  We didnt do that very well as most of the cubes ended in the first few floors near the top.  By games end we were getting the technique to toss the cubes a bit lower down.  When the game ended,  Jeff and Rich were the most suspicious with 18 points each.  Time was the least suspicious with only 7 points.

THIS WEEK:

I am hoping the excellent turnout will continue.  I still have games for almost any number of players.  Repeating the choices mentioned last week for five players, I still have some we have passed on (Princes of Florence anyone?) as well as a couple of new ones that werent selected last week (K2 and Sun, Sea, and Sand).  Still have a variety of games that max out with four also (London, Troyes, Inca Empire).  As always a player count helps me get the proper games ready.  And I am always open to suggestions for games that others would love to play.  Who will attend…..

GAMES:

***************************************

Wednesday Night, 18:30 to ~21:00
My house in San Ramon
(Contact me off-list if you need directions)

***************************************

-       Rich

• I ll be there. -Tim ... From: Richard Pardoe Subject: [trivalleygamers] Invitation to Games - 15 Dec To: trivalleygamers@yahoogroups.com
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 I'll be there.-Tim --- On Sun, 12/12/10, Richard Pardoe wrote:From: Richard Pardoe Subject: [trivalleygamers] Invitation to Games - 15 DecTo: trivalleygamers@yahoogroups.comDate: Sunday, December 12, 2010, 6:48 PMLAST WEEK:Almost another five player week as only Dave couldn’t make it.  With four players, Frasier and Gordon (Fragor) Lamont’s game of ant and anteaters: ANTICS was brought to the table.  Players control ant colonies – sending them out to harvest prey on the board.  On a turn, players have three action pawns which are used to claim actions from the player’s anthill.  But as the anthill grows in height, the actions become more powerful.  Rich started out early gathering prey but Tim and Jeff were moved a bit more slowly as they increased their ant hills to gain more powerful actions when they did strike out.  While the game ended by depletion of the last prey, we did go through almost all the tiles also – meaning the anteaters did attack twice during the game.  There was some effective use of soldier ants (perhaps an underutilized resource in the game?) especially in blocking Rich from heaving a leaf into the nest on the last turn for a few bonus points.Tim:    4 Prey (16 Points)      +       4 Leaf points (Level 4 Anthill) =       20 pointsJeff:   3 Prey (  9 Points)     +       7 Leaf Points (Level 5 Anthill) =       16 PointsRich:   3 Prey (  9 Points)     +       0 Leaf Points (Level 4 Anthill) =         9 PointsJay:    1 Prey (  1 Point)      +       2 Leaf Points (Level 3 Anthill) =         3 PointsWith a bit of time left, we tried out a new dexterity guessing game: MORD IM AROSA.  A hotel is built of 8 layers on the table and two bodies (red cubes) are tossed into the hotel as well as traces (player cubes) belonging to each player.  The game is played in two halves.  The first is to find the bodies with incorrect guesses adding more traces to the inventory in the hotel.  The second is to finger other players as suspicious and remove suspicions from one’s self.  The end game scoring is “suspicion” points for having cubes near the location of the bodies.  The dexterity aspect is tossing cubes down the central channel in the hotel structure.  We didn’t do that very well as most of the cubes ended in the first few floors near the top.  By game’s end we were getting the technique to toss the cubes a bit lower down.  When the game ended,  Jeff and Rich were the most suspicious with 18 points each.  Time was the least suspicious with only 7 points.THIS WEEK:I am hoping the excellent turnout will continue.  I still have games for almost any number of players.  Repeating the choices mentioned last week – for five players, I still have some we have passed on (Princes of Florence anyone?) as well as a couple of new ones that weren’t selected last week (K2 and Sun, Sea, and Sand).  Still have a variety of games that max out with four also (London, Troyes, Inca Empire).  As always a player count helps me get the proper games ready.  And I am always open to suggestions for games that others would love to play.  Who will attend…..GAMES:*************************************** Wednesday Night, 18:30 to ~21:00 My house in San Ramon (Contact me off-list if you need directions)***************************************-       Rich

• My apologies, I will not actually be able to make it this week. Thanks Tim ... From: Timothy Henson Subject: Re: [trivalleygamers]
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My apologies, I will not actually be able to make it this week.

Thanks
Tim

--- On Mon, 12/13/10, Timothy Henson <adeon_hawkwood@...> wrote:

Subject: Re: [trivalleygamers] Invitation to Games - 15 Dec
To: trivalleygamers@yahoogroups.com
Date: Monday, December 13, 2010, 10:05 AM

 I'll be there.-Tim--- On Sun, 12/12/10, Richard Pardoe wrote:From: Richard Pardoe Subject: [trivalleygamers] Invitation to Games - 15 DecTo: trivalleygamers@yahoogroups.comDate: Sunday, December 12, 2010, 6:48 PM LAST WEEK:Almost another five player week as only Dave couldn’t make it.  With four players, Frasier and Gordon (Fragor) Lamont’s game of ant and anteaters: ANTICS was brought to the table.  Players control ant colonies – sending them out to harvest prey on the board.  On a turn, players have three action pawns which are used to claim actions from the player’s anthill.  But as the anthill grows in height, the actions become more powerful.  Rich started out early gathering prey but Tim and Jeff were moved a bit more slowly as they increased their ant hills to gain more powerful actions when they did strike out.  While the game ended by depletion of the last prey, we did go through almost all the tiles also – meaning the anteaters did attack twice during the game.  There was some effective use of soldier ants (perhaps an underutilized resource in the game?) especially in blocking Rich from heaving a leaf into the nest on the last turn for a few bonus points.Tim:    4 Prey (16 Points)      +       4 Leaf points (Level 4 Anthill) =       20 pointsJeff:   3 Prey (  9 Points)     +       7 Leaf Points (Level 5 Anthill) =       16 PointsRich:   3 Prey (  9 Points)     +       0 Leaf Points (Level 4 Anthill) =         9 PointsJay:    1 Prey (  1 Point)      +       2 Leaf Points (Level 3 Anthill) =         3 PointsWith a bit of time left, we tried out a new dexterity guessing game: MORD IM AROSA.  A hotel is built of 8 layers on the table and two bodies (red cubes) are tossed into the hotel as well as traces (player cubes) belonging to each player.  The game is played in two halves.  The first is to find the bodies with incorrect guesses adding more traces to the inventory in the hotel.  The second is to finger other players as suspicious and remove suspicions from one’s self.  The end game scoring is “suspicion” points for having cubes near the location of the bodies.  The dexterity aspect is tossing cubes down the central channel in the hotel structure.  We didn’t do that very well as most of the cubes ended in the first few floors near the top.  By game’s end we were getting the technique to toss the cubes a bit lower down.  When the game ended,  Jeff and Rich were the most suspicious with 18 points each.  Time was the least suspicious with only 7 points.THIS WEEK:I am hoping the excellent turnout will continue.  I still have games for almost any number of players.  Repeating the choices mentioned last week – for five players, I still have some we have passed on (Princes of Florence anyone?) as well as a couple of new ones that weren’t selected last week (K2 and Sun, Sea, and Sand).  Still have a variety of games that max out with four also (London, Troyes, Inca Empire).  As always a player count helps me get the proper games ready.  And I am always open to suggestions for games that others would love to play.  Who will attend…..GAMES:*************************************** Wednesday Night, 18:30 to ~21:00 My house in San Ramon (Contact me off-list if you need directions)***************************************-       Rich

• I don t think I m contagious any longer, so I plan on being there. See you then. Dave
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I don't think I'm contagious any longer, so I plan on being there. See you then.

Dave

--- In trivalleygamers@yahoogroups.com, "Richard Pardoe" <RPardoe@...> wrote:
>
> LAST WEEK:
> Almost another five player week as only Dave couldnât make it. With four players, Frasier and Gordon (Fragor) Lamontâs game of ant and anteaters: ANTICS was brought to the table. Players control ant colonies â" sending them out to harvest prey on the board. On a turn, players have three action pawns which are used to claim actions from the playerâs anthill. But as the anthill grows in height, the actions become more powerful. Rich started out early gathering prey but Tim and Jeff were moved a bit more slowly as they increased their ant hills to gain more powerful actions when they did strike out. While the game ended by depletion of the last prey, we did go through almost all the tiles also â" meaning the anteaters did attack twice during the game. There was some effective use of soldier ants (perhaps an underutilized resource in the game?) especially in blocking Rich from heaving a leaf into the nest on the last turn for a few bonus points.
> Tim: 4 Prey (16 Points) + 4 Leaf points (Level 4 Anthill) = 20 points
> Jeff: 3 Prey ( 9 Points) + 7 Leaf Points (Level 5 Anthill) = 16 Points
> Rich: 3 Prey ( 9 Points) + 0 Leaf Points (Level 4 Anthill) = 9 Points
> Jay: 1 Prey ( 1 Point) + 2 Leaf Points (Level 3 Anthill) = 3 Points
>
> With a bit of time left, we tried out a new dexterity guessing game: MORD IM AROSA. A hotel is built of 8 layers on the table and two bodies (red cubes) are tossed into the hotel as well as traces (player cubes) belonging to each player. The game is played in two halves. The first is to find the bodies with incorrect guesses adding more traces to the inventory in the hotel. The second is to finger other players as suspicious and remove suspicions from oneâs self. The end game scoring is âsuspicionâ points for having cubes near the location of the bodies. The dexterity aspect is tossing cubes down the central channel in the hotel structure. We didnât do that very well as most of the cubes ended in the first few floors near the top. By gameâs end we were getting the technique to toss the cubes a bit lower down. When the game ended, Jeff and Rich were the most suspicious with 18 points each. Time was the least suspicious with only 7 points.
> THIS WEEK:
> I am hoping the excellent turnout will continue. I still have games for almost any number of players. Repeating the choices mentioned last week â" for five players, I still have some we have passed on (Princes of Florence anyone?) as well as a couple of new ones that werenât selected last week (K2 and Sun, Sea, and Sand). Still have a variety of games that max out with four also (London, Troyes, Inca Empire). As always a player count helps me get the proper games ready. And I am always open to suggestions for games that others would love to play. Who will attendâ¦..
> GAMES:
> ***************************************
> Wednesday Night, 18:30 to ~21:00
> My house in San Ramon
> (Contact me off-list if you need directions)
> ***************************************
> - Rich
>
• Rich, I ll be too busy to attend this week. See you Sunday? Jay ... From: Richard Pardoe Subject: [trivalleygamers] Invitation to Games -
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 Rich,I'll be too busy to attend this week.See you Sunday?Jay --- On Sun, 12/12/10, Richard Pardoe wrote:From: Richard Pardoe Subject: [trivalleygamers] Invitation to Games - 15 DecTo: trivalleygamers@yahoogroups.comDate: Sunday, December 12, 2010, 7:48 PM  LAST WEEK:Almost another five player week as only Dave couldn’t make it.  With four players, Frasier and Gordon (Fragor) Lamont’s game of ant and anteaters: ANTICS was brought to the table.  Players control ant colonies – sending them out to harvest prey on the board.  On a turn, players have three action pawns which are used to claim actions from the player’s anthill.  But as the anthill grows in height, the actions become more powerful.  Rich started out early gathering prey but Tim and Jeff were moved a bit more slowly as they increased their ant hills to gain more powerful actions when they did strike out.  While the game ended by depletion of the last prey, we did go through almost all the tiles also – meaning the anteaters did attack twice during the game.  There was some effective use of soldier ants (perhaps an underutilized resource in the game?) especially in blocking Rich from heaving a leaf into the nest on the last turn for a few bonus points.Tim:    4 Prey (16 Points)      +       4 Leaf points (Level 4 Anthill) =       20 pointsJeff:   3 Prey (  9 Points)     +       7 Leaf Points (Level 5 Anthill) =       16 PointsRich:   3 Prey (  9 Points)     +       0 Leaf Points (Level 4 Anthill) =         9 PointsJay:    1 Prey (  1 Point)      +       2 Leaf Points (Level 3 Anthill) =         3 PointsWith a bit of time left, we tried out a new dexterity guessing game: MORD IM AROSA.  A hotel is built of 8 layers on the table and two bodies (red cubes) are tossed into the hotel as well as traces (player cubes) belonging to each player.  The game is played in two halves.  The first is to find the bodies with incorrect guesses adding more traces to the inventory in the hotel.  The second is to finger other players as suspicious and remove suspicions from one’s self.  The end game scoring is “suspicion” points for having cubes near the location of the bodies.  The dexterity aspect is tossing cubes down the central channel in the hotel structure.  We didn’t do that very well as most of the cubes ended in the first few floors near the top.  By game’s end we were getting the technique to toss the cubes a bit lower down.  When the game ended,  Jeff and Rich were the most suspicious with 18 points each.  Time was the least suspicious with only 7 points.THIS WEEK:I am hoping the excellent turnout will continue.  I still have games for almost any number of players.  Repeating the choices mentioned last week – for five players, I still have some we have passed on (Princes of Florence anyone?) as well as a couple of new ones that weren’t selected last week (K2 and Sun, Sea, and Sand).  Still have a variety of games that max out with four also (London, Troyes, Inca Empire).  As always a player count helps me get the proper games ready.  And I am always open to suggestions for games that others would love to play.  Who will attend…..GAMES:*************************************** Wednesday Night, 18:30 to ~21:00 My house in San Ramon (Contact me off-list if you need directions)***************************************-       Rich

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