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Re: Spiel 2016 - in Essen, Germany - 13.-16.10.2016
« Reply #75 on: October 20, 2016, 04:47:40 AM »
I will not qualify for the longest report prize (as Decar did - very nice report, merit for that), just some photos of my haul.

Carcassonne things:


Other games and promos:


Plus I forgot to include in photo a game that my son requested:


So, tile laying and route/network building games rulez! O0

I am at Spiel fair for the 4th time already. But this visit was very special one, and many things made it special:
- meeting in person my online friends from CarcC;
- visiting special Carcassonne 15-anniversary event (and winning Carcassonne-Quiz);
- games were bought (and money spent) more than ever;
- participation in World Championship (and taking 6th place).

I can't imagine how next visits can be better than this, but I am sure they will!
« Last Edit: October 20, 2016, 06:32:00 AM by MrNumbers »
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Re: Spiel 2016 - in Essen, Germany - 13.-16.10.2016
« Reply #76 on: October 20, 2016, 05:00:17 AM »
Merit for the report Decar. Wow!

It was great to meet you all in Essen!

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Re: Spiel 2016 - in Essen, Germany - 13.-16.10.2016
« Reply #77 on: October 20, 2016, 06:13:07 AM »
Great report Decar.  I have never done an awesome road trip through Europe, but your pilgrimage to Essen sounds like a blast.  I will have to read some more reviews of the Amazonas game.  It looks like a big enough departure from the original to perhaps warrant a purchase. 

Merit for the great read.

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Re: Spiel 2016 - in Essen, Germany - 13.-16.10.2016
« Reply #78 on: October 20, 2016, 06:21:27 AM »
MrNumbers's haul looks significantly smaller than mine, he's shown much constraint :)

Thanks for the merits everyone.  It really was fantastic meeting everyone, I hope it won't be too long until the next one :)

Amazonas is a little longer to play than regular Carcassonne,  I the scoring is quite unusual, and there are few opportunities to steal-onto people's villages.  That can make it cut-throat.  It played well at 2,3 and 5 players.  I've yet to play with 4.

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Re: Spiel 2016 - in Essen, Germany - 13.-16.10.2016
« Reply #79 on: October 21, 2016, 05:21:56 AM »
Here are the lovely ceramics I got in Essen. Thanks to kettlefish for drawing them to my attention!



Dan's reminded me that: 

We played two games of Carcassonne on our first evening. The second with river and abbey:

Victory Count: Dan: 9, Decar: 10

We both won lembitu:

Victory Count: Dan: 10, Decar: 11

Dan won Cacao:

Victory Count: Dan: 11, Decar: 10    >:(

Looks like we won't need JCZ after all.


I'd intended on taking a photo of my haul...it's too big...

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Re: Spiel 2016 - in Essen, Germany - 13.-16.10.2016
« Reply #80 on: October 21, 2016, 05:23:40 AM »
You might want to double check your maths...


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Re: Spiel 2016 - in Essen, Germany - 13.-16.10.2016
« Reply #81 on: October 21, 2016, 06:18:25 AM »
Victory Count: Dan: 9, Decar 9

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We played two games of Carcassonne on our first evening. The second with river and abbey:

Victory Count: Dan: 9, Decar: 10
I won so +1 Decar

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We both won lembitu:

Victory Count: Dan: 10, Decar: 11
+1 Dan, +1 Decar

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Dan won Cacao:

Victory Count: Dan: 11, Decar: 10    >:(
Dan: +1 , Decar: -1
I originally recorded it as a win.

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Re: Spiel 2016 - in Essen, Germany - 13.-16.10.2016
« Reply #82 on: October 21, 2016, 06:45:26 AM »
OK, got it.

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Re: Spiel 2016 - in Essen, Germany - 13.-16.10.2016
« Reply #83 on: October 21, 2016, 07:48:53 AM »
 O0
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Re: Spiel 2016 - in Essen, Germany - 13.-16.10.2016
« Reply #84 on: October 21, 2016, 10:51:18 AM »
I like the way you count jungleboy!

You can do my TAX return  :D


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