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Avram Grumer
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Thursday boardgaming at the +Twenty Sided Store ! This week I played: 

Dungeon Roll (https://boardgamegeek.com/boardgame/138788/dungeon-roll), solo, just one round, enough to figure out that I didn’t really like it all that much. It might be more fun with more players. 
Cartoon Network Fluxx. Fluxx (https://boardgamegeek.com/boardgamefamily/8/fluxx) is an old familiar standby in my gaming circles, but I hadn’t played this version before. 
Smash Up (https://boardgamegeek.com/boardgame/122522/smash). I thought I hadn’t played this before, but as we started, I remembered one time. 
Menu Mash-Up (https://boardgamegeek.com/boardgame/154243/menu-mash) is a lightweight little party game, sort of a more complicated Apples to Apples, but fun! I bought a copy. 
* I didn’t play Colt Express (https://boardgamegeek.com/boardgame/158899/colt-express), but I snapped a photo of the adorable game pieces. 
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Played five things at the Twenty-Sided Store’s Boardgames Social tonight: Pandemic (the original), which I’d only played once before (we lost); my copy of Tiny Epic Kingdoms (finally!); Builders: The Middle Ages (which I’d like to play with more than two players some time); Sushi Go (this was my first time playing the first edition, those score-keeping cards are great!); and finally Skull, which I’d only just ever heard of a day or two earlier, and is gorgeous. 
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We should probably make 20Sided Store.  We were actually 15 minutes away from the store last night (on the interchange between the L and Q24), but we hadn't made plans to make it, plus it was pouring.
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My copy of Pandemic: The Cure arrived today, so I tried playing it solo, using the Specialist and Medic characters. As you can (blurrily) see below, it didn’t go too well. Fun, though. 
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Played two games of King of Tokyo at the NerdNYC boardgame night. I’ve been wanting to play this for a long while, and it was great! We played one game with the basic rules plus the Halloween expansion, and then for the second game we added in the Power Up! expansion. 
https://boardgamegeek.com/boardgame/70323/king-tokyo
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Definitely more fun with the Power Up expansion.
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Boss Monster. Build a dungeon, slay heroes. I would probably have won this if I'd remembered to use my spells. https://boardgamegeek.com/boardgame/131835/boss-monster-dungeon-building-card-game
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I just tried the Android version this afternoon. It was too hard to tell what the room types were (trap, monster, etc), which lost me an opportunity to build an advanced room. 
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Mysterium, a cooperative game, sort of a combination of Clue and Dixithttp://boardgamegeek.com/boardgame/113997/mysterium
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I’m not sure what edition this was. I didn’t get a close look at the rules, and the person who owned the game had stuffed the pieces into another game’s box to make it easier to cart the two games around. But I think I saw some weird lettering on the rulebook, so maybe that was Russian. 
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Boardgaming at the +Twenty Sided Store . Today’s games: 

San, Ni, Ichi, a game being Kickstarted (https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/ironmarkgames/san-ni-ichi). Simple and quick, with some thinky mechanics. #onboardgames  
Deep Sea Adventure, an adorable little game I picked up on the Boardgamegeek market. (https://boardgamegeek.com/boardgame/169654/deep-sea-adventure) Simple, yet surprisingly tough. We played two games of this, since nobody managed to score in the first. (Tip: Don’t get greedy, especially in the first round.) 
Moby Dick, a game I’d wanted to play for a while. Unfortunately, the rules are long on flavor, short on clarity. We gave up after our second whale hunt. (https://boardgamegeek.com/boardgame/142584/moby-dick-or-card-game
Epic Spell Wars: Mt Skullzfure (https://boardgamegeek.com/boardgame/112686/epic-spell-wars-battle-wizards-duel-mt-skullzfyre). I’d played this once before. We only had time for one game, but it was fun. This was the original set, not with the Castle Tentakill material that Rob Heinsoo complained about (http://robheinsoo.livejournal.com/85729.html). 
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Played a couple more solo games of Pandemic: The Cure, one with two characters and one with three. Won the second one. The game feels easier with more players/characters; possibly the number of starting infection dice should be tweaked to compensate. 
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I recently got a copy of The Builders: Middle Ages, a neat little worker-placement game. Today was my first time playing it, and we just had two players. I lucked out and got the opportunity to build a machine on the first round, then parlayed my early advantage into a decisive victory. I like this game, but I’d like to try it with more players. I also wonder about the title. Is there a series of “The Builders” games? 
https://boardgamegeek.com/boardgame/144553/builders-middle-ages

(Oh, wait, yes, there is a series: https://boardgamegeek.com/boardgame/176865/builders-antiquity)
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Great game, and I use the cards / money for the Town phase of Torchbearer RPG!
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Anyone running a modern-day fantasy campaign and looking for ideas, check out the ActuallyUrbanFantasy hashtag on Twitter right now. 
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Sentinels of the Multiverse, a cooperative superhero game. https://boardgamegeek.com/boardgame/102652/sentinels-multiverse
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Roll for the Galaxy. I’d played Race for the Galaxy a bunch of times, but this was my first time with _Roll. Fun, even though I messed up my first turn and never quite got any traction. http://boardgamegeek.com/boardgame/132531/roll-galaxy
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They are both excellent in their own ways. You can own and play both no problem. One does not 'replace' the other.
I like Race for its depth and transportability. I Love Roll for its chunky cardboard tiles, pastel dice and subtle nuanced gameplay.

Both are awesome!
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  • Kinneret Day School
    1972 - 1980
  • Bronx High School of Science
    1980 - 1984
  • Rochester Institute of Technology
    1984 - 1987
  • School of Visual Arts
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