Toronto January Fan Day -- The Queen's Gambit

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  1. TragicLad Jedi Master

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    One of my gifts to Tracy this year was the Avalon Hill board game, The Queen's Gambit. This is a board game from Avalon Hill, the folks that make Axis & Allies.
    http://www.avalonhill.com/games_gambit.cfm

    Would anyone be interested in getting together on Fanday to play with us?
  2. TheGrandePoobah Jedi Master

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    I'd love to. Just let me know where and when. :)
  3. KingBob Jedi Knight

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    Hmm, it's a friday, that's good, I could probably make it as long as you're not starting too early.

    King Bob
  4. Cristalia Jedi Knight

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    Both the immobile, sleeping body behind me and I should be able to make it...I'll get back to you when said immobile body achieves consciousness. ;)

    Cris~
  5. TragicLad Jedi Master

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    Okay, the place is here in our humble abode in Miss.
    The day and time is Saturday the 20th, starting 'bout 2pm.
    Please let me know if you'll be coming me or email/private message me if you need directions.

    It's a SW game day, so bring along with you your Star Wars related board games, card games and trivia books. Those of you interested in playing the Queen's Gambit, let me know and I'll send you the instructions in advance.

    Oh, btw, we've decided to make it a high stakes game of QG. The losers must play five successive games of the Jar Jar Binks board game.
  6. TheGrandePoobah Jedi Master

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    I can probably dig up the directions I had for the last time I came out that way, and do send along the rules for QG, I don't know if I'll be playing for sure, I'd like to give them a look first.
  7. Adam-the-Indifferent Jedi Master

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    Sounds good, I will see what I can do to be there!
  8. THEREALSHMII Jedi Master

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    Heh, rob posted without talkin' to me. In case you're not interested in Queen's Gambit I also have Star Wars Battleship, Trivia Persuit, Monopoly and of course, my personal favorite, The Jar Jar board game!

    Anyone wanna play Jar Jar? Awwww c'mon...
  9. td741 Jedi Knight

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    Gee... How many SW games are there?

    And don't tell me that this "Jar Jar" board game actually exist?
  10. THEREALSHMII Jedi Master

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    I'm missing Star Wars Simon Says.......(Geek!Geek!)
  11. TragicLad Jedi Master

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    God help those that lose QG... the Jar Jar Binks board game is a reality. You should be able to pick one up at your local Zellers for about five bucks - though why anyone would want to do that is beyond me.
  12. Cristalia Jedi Knight

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    I'm back to a maybe...being recently employed again (cheer!) I'll have to make sure I have the day off and all... :)

    Cris~
  13. Subject Zero Jedi Knight

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    a) which day is fan day? (19 I believe)
    b) where?
    c) Ummmm... I haven't played a board game in YEARS and this one looks complicated

    :p

    SZ
  14. TragicLad Jedi Master

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    Fanday is typically the 19th, but to make things easy all 'round, we're holding it on the 20th which is a Saturday.

    It will be at our place out in Mississauga starting at 2:30ish, so if you need directions, email or private message me.
  15. Cristalia Jedi Knight

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    Ouch...won't be able to make it. I'm working 12-8. :(

    Cris~
  16. Kenobi2 Jedi Master

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    Well, looks like there's a good chance that I'll be there with my special female friend in tow (or maybe it's the other way :)

    Do we have a list of game that will be there?

    Does anyone have a copy of that original Star Wars: Escape from the Deathstar? That would be cool to play again (must have gone through at least 3 copies as a kid :)

  17. THEREALSHMII Jedi Master

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    Nina has the Death Star Game. She's bringing it. If there's a game you want to play, feel free to bring it along. Say hi to Tara for me.
  18. TragicLad Jedi Master

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    RULES FOR QUEENS GAMBIT

    I've typed up the rules and posted them at
    http://www3.sympatico.ca/tragiclad/SWQGambit.htm

    Looking forward to having you all over on Saturday. Again - if anyone needs directions, email or private message me.
  19. Kenobi2 Jedi Master

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    Shmi -- ooh ohh, don't mention her name here! You never know who's reading ;)

    I was thinking of bringing my copy of the Star Wars Battleship game (classic not Ep 1)

    :)
  20. Adam-the-Indifferent Jedi Master

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    Hey,

    I will be able to make it on Saturday.

    Looking forward to it.

    See y'all real soon
  21. td741 Jedi Knight

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    And..?

    I'm awaiting opinions on the games? ;)
  22. TragicLad Jedi Master

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    The Queen's Gambit rocks.
    The four person game appears to be a little weighted in favour of the Naboo, but there were a couple times that were close. Like the time that Anakin shut down the control ship, but Darth Maul managed to kill both Jedi and went on a rampage throughout the palace killing all the guards. Or the time that the entire Gungan army was stomped on by the Trade Federation and only by a strange fluke Anakin managed to swing past several groups of fighters (I guess going left and spinning works afterall).
  23. Kenobi2 Jedi Master

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    Yeah, it was quite humerous to watch Maul get picked off by a couple of measly Palace guards :)

    So what if he chewed through Qui Gon, and slaughtered Obi Wan! They ain't got nothing on our Palace guards! Ha, and they only cost a few wupi wupi's! And never mind finding out that Panaka was the Real Queen! What a shock that was.

    :)
  24. TragicLad Jedi Master

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    Episode II
    The Palace Guards Strike Back or... Panaka: the musical
  25. TheGrandePoobah Jedi Master

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    Yup, it's a great game... now I just have to find myself one.

    Go Maul!!! :)
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