Help us close the book on a memorable 2012 with one more Diplomacy game at Matt Sundstrom's home in Glenview.
Our first bring-a-friend event was a hit last night at the Red Lion. Ten people showed up, and we initiated four new Weasels. The board-topper, however, was a familiar face.
Matt Sundstrom launched his latest campaign to complete the Weasels' Grand Slam with a nine-center board top. Game No. 198 ended by time limit after the Fall 1905 turn in the following center counts:
Kyle Weiskircher and his father, Mark, had met in four previous league games. In three of those games, Kyle outperformed Mark, including one where his Turkey gobbled up Mark's Austria. But at yesterday's Fourth Annual Undercard at the Weasel Royale club championship, father finally knew best.
"Clear eyes, full hearts, can't be stabbed!"
Pete McNamara has his Evanston home to himself on Friday, Nov. 2. Join him for a game of Diplomacy starting at 6:30 p.m. (We learned our lesson from last year's Friday night marathon. This one will have a hard ending of 1 or 2 a.m., to be agreed upon by the players before the start of play.)
Season Eight opened Thursday night with two boards at Guthrie's Tavern. Thirteen players turned out for Opening Night, including four new Weasels and guest of honor Peter McNamara, the Australian national who was visiting from the Bay Area.
Nate Cockerill picked up right where he left off last season. The Season Seven leader with five board tops picked up another one in Game No. 195, edging McNamara 12 to 10. Chris Kelly, meanwhile, took the board top in Game No. 194, his second top with the Weasels in six games played.
Australian transplant Peter McNamara had so much fun playing Diplomacy with us at World Dip Con that he's coming back for more. Help us welcome him back with a game at Guthrie's Tavern.