Little White Fibs!
Another full house for Liar's Dice
with the Metzger family .
The group that plays together ...
Did you guys lose a bet or are
you going to Werewolf Prom?
Nobody can say boardgamers don't
Liar's Dice continued its great run at WBC with record
attendance. The festivities began with the traditional massed
cup shake and smash to the tables -- some 220 strong. Your obliging
GM's teammate Jeff Cornett was the first person eliminated and
thereby serenaded with a rousing rendition of "Na Na Na
Na, Na Na Na Na, Hey Hey Hey, Goodbye".
33 liars fibbed their way to Round 2 -- once again without
trusty GM Jason among them. Proven liar Ken Gutermuth did him
in for the third time. One round later our 33 good prevaricators
were replaced by six potential politicians: Alyssa Gumkowski,
Patrick Shea, Ken Gutermuth, Jeff Hing, Blair Morgen, and Carolyn
Strock. This marked both Patrick and Ken's second time at the
An exactor made its appearance on the first round with Patrick's
bid of 11-4's being called by Ken, costing five players a die.
Jeff lost a die on Round 2 when he made the mistake of calling
Blair's five stars. Carolyn lost two dice on Round 3 challenging
Alyssa's bid of nine 5's. Blair was the loser of Round 4, losing
a die calling Jeff's six stars. Patrick finally joined the casualty
list on Round 5, donating a die to challenge Alyssa's eight 6's.
Alyssa, Patrick and Ken led with four dice each. Jeff and
Blair were headed in the opposite direction. First Blair bid
eight 5's and when Carolyn called there were only 6 showing so
Blair lost two of his remaining three dice. Round 7 was no better
for Jeff when he bid seven 6's. Blair called to stave off elimination
and cost Jeff two dice as he joined Blair in the low rent (one
die) district. Round 8 found these two antagonists taking the
heat again. Blair called Jeff's bid of eight 5's, knowing one
of them would be eliminated. Jeff was soon contemplating his
sixth place laurels, but Blair had little time to rejoice. His
call of Ken's bid of six 6's resulted in the second exactor and
his exit on Round 9. Blair's exit also cost everyone but Ken
a die and that left Carolyn with just one. She took her exit
in the very next Round challenging Ken's bid of five 6's.
Ken's lead was short lived. Alyssa called his bid of two stars
in Round 11, costing him a die and dropping all three remaining
players into a three-way tie with three dice each. Ken exacted
some payback in Round 12, costing Alyssa a die on her challenge
of his four 5's bid. Round 13 proved unlucky for Ken, costing
him his third die for calling Patrick's bid of three stars. But
it was Round 14 that put Ken in real trouble. Alyssa bid three
stars and Patrick's call was rewarded with an exactor, costing
him and Ken each a die. Alyssa was now back in the hunt, tied
with Patrick at two dice each. She put Ken out of his misery
on the next Round by successfully calling his bid of two stars.
Round 15 had left Alyssa and Patrick with two dice each. Alyssa
had never been to a Final before, and although Patrick had, he
was in uncharted territory, having made a quick 6th place exit
in his only previous appearance. Alyssa blinked first in Round
16. Patrick successfully called her two-star bid to take the
lead. Round 17 would end it. Patrick bid one 6. Alyssa upped
the ante to two 6's. Fatal mistake. Patrick had lied. His two
dice revealed no 6's and he had his third WBC title.