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I decided to skip seeing Lewis Trondheim at Bergen St Comics, and went to NerdNYC boardgame night. Here’s what I played:

Rise!
Simple two-player game. Each player gets to take two actions per turn, which is the primary constraint on the action. We didn’t even bother finishing the game out when it became obvious that I’d win and there was no way for the other player to catch up. There are expansion rules that might make the game more interesting, but we didn’t use them.

Pandemic
Pandemic’s been around for a while, but this is the first time I’ve played it. Players cooperate to defeat a disease-ridden planet. We almost won, curing three out of the four diseases. This was fun; I’d play it again.

Zooloretto
I’ve played this one a few times, and been doing pretty well at it recently. I miss the speed and simplicity of Coloretto; maybe I should buy a copy.

I also saw a group playing the new anniversary edition of Puerto Rico. Fancy! Metal coins, redesigned pieces, new artwork.

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Date: 2012-08-11 05:22 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] davidgoldfarb.livejournal.com
Out of curiosity, do you remember what level you played Pandemic on? (I.e., how many Epidemic cards were in the deck?)

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Date: 2012-08-11 03:01 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] fairest.livejournal.com
I love Pandemic. I can play that game for hours -- but I've only won it naturally a handful of times (versus controlling roles and # of players).

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Date: 2012-08-11 03:55 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] kent-allard-jr.livejournal.com
Oooh, that Puerto Rico edition is beautiful!

I haven't played Pandemic but I got a copy of Yggdrasil, another cooperative-save-the-world game. Alas, Kimberly decided it looked "too role-gamey" and it's been sitting on the shelf since purchase.

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Date: 2012-08-12 09:24 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] drcpunk.livejournal.com
There's now an Yggdrasil rpg from Cubicle 7. Maybe you can convince her that what you have really is a board game now.

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Date: 2012-08-12 03:16 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] tool-of-satan.livejournal.com
I prefer the newish Zooloretto W├╝rfelspiel (http://boardgamegeek.com/boardgame/117942/zooloretto-wurfelspiel) to both Coloretto and Zooloretto, but opinions on this vary quite a bit.

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