Great Lakes Games – Sunday – 2011

Great Lakes Games 2011 has come to a close and I’m back home with the post-board game convention blues. I played 22 games over the 3 day period, 15 of them were new to me. My brain is fried but I’m already looking forward to next year.

I felt like I played relatively competitively getting second many times and first a few times but as the hours of each day waned my brain became more and more mushy. Even simple games that I would usually play respectably were tough. However, I was still happy to play them with great people.

Here’s the list of games I got to play, in the order I played them:

  1. Die Burgen von Burgund (new to me)
  2. Poseidon’s Kingdom (new to me)
  3. Kingdom Builder (new to me)
  4. Nefarious (new to me)
  5. San Marco (new to me)
  6. Vanuatu (new to me)
  7. Automobile (new to me)
  8. Confusion: Espionage and Deception in the Cold War (new to me)
  9. Aton (new to me)
  10. Hawaii (new to me)
  11. London (new to me)
  12. Kingdom Builder (new to me)
  13. Moongha Invaders: Mad Scientists and Atomic Monsters Attack the Earth! (new to me)
  14. Qu├ębec (new to me)
  15. Fortuna (new to me)
  16. Kingdom Builder (new to me)
  17. The Bottle Imp
  18. Maus au Chocolat
  19. Dice Town
  20. Keltis: Das Kartenspiel (new to me)
  21. Alhambra
  22. Turn the Tide

Of the games I don’t already own, the definite buys for me were Die Burgen von Burgund, Vanuatu, and Hawaii. The potential buys were Kingdom Builder, London, Quebec, and San Marco. The games I won’t be buying were Fortuna, Poseidon’s Kingdom, Nefarious, Moongha Invaders, Keltis, and Aton.

If you’d like to hear additional thoughts on a specific game, feel free to contact me or leave a comment. Well, it’s only 365 days left and counting until GLG 2012 begins.

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