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Fargo started up last night at the Red Lion just as Diplomacy was ending. It was the perfect nightcap to another great evening of Dip and Drinks. 

There are lots of reasons why the Lion has become our home for Red Wednesdays: (And we’re pleased to announce that the popular event will be back in 2016! Join us on the second Wednesday of every month.)


  • The easy street parking.
  • The proximity to the el.
  • The friendly staff.
  • The excellent fare.
  • The fine selection of beer.
  • The interesting decor.

I’d put the movies on that list, too. Joe, the barkeep and owner, has great taste in films.

Anyway, Game No. 283 ended by draw vote in Spring 1906. No one went to the wood chipper. The final center counts were:

Austria (Jim O’Kelley): 7; 24.747 points.
England (Ray Trotta): 4; 8.081 points.
France (Jake Trotta): 2; 2.020 points.
Germany (Ali Adib): 6; 18.182 points.
Italy (David Spanos): 8; 32.323 points.
Russia (Josh Heffernan): 5; 12.626 points.
Turkey (Matt Sundstrom): 2; 2.020 points.

The supply center chart is here. The game marked David’s first board-top in six games with the club. 

Also worth noting that this was the first game played with Ali’s custom board. For pieces, we used Legos.

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  1. Dan Burgess

    That board is kinda funny-looking. In a general sort of way.

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