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The House of the Rising Sun (On Pi Day! With Ice Cream!)

Happy Pi Day everyone! Since game night fell on 3.14 this year, I baked us a pie. I only have one decent pie in my arsenal, which I like to call my Mostly Chocolate Chip Pie. Because it’s mostly chocolate chips. Mostly.

Mostly chocolate chip pie

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The Return of the King Charlotte

It was Leon’s turn to pick, and he picked a fan favorite: Clockwork Wars. I think we all really like Clockwork Wars, but Leon really REALLY likes it because he mostly wins. Mostly.

Clockwork Wars box

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Workman actually thought of a clever title for this week’s post but I won’t use it because I hate him so damn much

(Pssst.....don’t repeat this or anything, but it was Workman’s turn to pick and we didn’t play Charterstone. I repeat, we DID NOT play Charterstone. Maybe they’ve forgotten? A girl can dream.)

But yes, it was game night, it was Workman’s pick, and we played Terra Mystica of all things.

Terra Mystica box

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Leon made up an entire dinner outing to Red Robin, and I can’t even think of a title for this post

Almost a full month ago, my copy of Rising Sun arrived at my door. I’ve been dying to play. But everybody else wanted to play Charterstone. Selfish bastards.

But tonight was finally my night to pick. What has two thumbs and didn’t pick Charterstone?

Rising Sun box

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The Uwe Rosenberg progress report

As readers of my recent Top 50 games (as of 2017) blogs will have noticed, one designer's games occupied the positions of No.1 and No.2: Uwe Rosenberg. Anyone who has been involved in the hobby for even a short amount of time will likely have come across his games and/or know his name. He's managed to publish hit after hit in recent years and the announcement of an upcoming Rosenberg release generates a lot of interest; this is not just due to the hype bug but a result of his great popularity amongst gamers who enjoy challenging Eurogames. He has 7 games in the Boardgamegeek Top 100, and 4 within the Top 50, a record that no other designer can rival. Vlaa Chvatil: 3 in the Top 100 (3/0 1-50/51-100) because I do not count two versions of the same game. Matt Leacock: 2/2. Stefan Feld: 1/1. Eric Lang: 1/2. Martin Wallace: 1/1. You get the idea. While the BGG rankings cannot be anything but a collection of subjective opinions, they do at least give us a useful indication of the relative merits of thousands upon thousands of games.

Uwe's Top 100 representatives

So...I thought I'd give a brief account of all the Rosenberg games I've tried so far. 11! Wow. Maybe a better blogger would've checked that first before deciding to write an article about them. I knew I'd played a few...! Read on, if you're brave enough.

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