Starship Captain Training Session

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Starship Captain Training Session

Time: August 7, 2014 from 6pm to 8pm
Location: Labyrinth Puzzles & Games
Street: 645 Pennsylvania Av SE
City/Town: Washington, DC 20003
Event Type: demo, pyramids
Organized By: Ryan Hackel
Latest Activity: Aug 8, 2014

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Veteran pyramid fan Ryan Hackel will teach pyramid games.  Look for the guy in the back wearing a white lab coat.

Metered on-street parking is generally available, and the store is one mere block away from the Eastern Market station on the Blue/Orange Metro line.

Come and join us for some pyramid fun, and maybe you'll earn your Captain's wings before you're done!

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Comment by Ryan Hackel on August 8, 2014 at 12:27pm

Michael O'Connor joined me, and we warmed up with three rounds of Treehouse. 

Next we played our traditional two-player game of Zark City, which Michael won.  I had failed to maintain my defensive formation while building an attack elsewhere, and Michael ended up winning by simultaneously occupying TWO power blocks at once!

Michael asked for something new, so I taught him Tic Tac Doh.  I won both games, and we appreciated the sneakiness of the design.  I also noticed just how quickly the decision tree collapses in TTD, and that the winner is going to be the player who best foresees and engineers that collapse.

We then recruited a bystander for IceDice, which went over well.

Next, we taught Zark City to two bystanders, Matt and Nick.  Both of them quickly learned the ropes, and Nick ended up winning.  It seems that beginners tend to win Zark City around these parts.

Last, we ended the night with four rounds of Zendo.  Do you think "a large yellow pointing at a medium red" is too hard?  It turns out Michael loves Zendo, so now I'll have to carry stones in my standard gear.  Any suggestions on necessary quantity?

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