Boardgames anyone? Page 352

  • jaxon58 31 Jul 2019 17:06:39 2,512 posts
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    Gregolution wrote:
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    Thunderstone Quest (Barricade Mode)
    Is it good? I've almost bought Thunderstone about 25 times now I think. Always back out last second.

    There's something cheesy about the art I really dislike and my one 2 player game dragged on way too long I thought.

    However, I absolutely love deck builders and everyone always recommends it.

    I'd pay top coin for the Gloomhaven of deckbuilders.
    I really enjoy it, but I must admit that the art style and theme are a big plus for me. If you don't like the art then you might not 'feel it'.

    Solo, my games tend to last no longer than an hour and it flows very smoothly. For me, it's the kind of game I find myself thinking about when I'm not playing it. Mainly with regards to different strategies and ways to build/thin my deck.

    There's also a LOT of content in the box. There are lots of quests and I've replayed the first one about 5 times until I nailed it.

    Edited by jaxon58 at 17:07:21 31-07-2019
  • Gregolution 31 Jul 2019 17:49:34 9,612 posts
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    @jaxon58

    Arg you're saying all the right things.
  • Gregolution 31 Jul 2019 19:03:08 9,612 posts
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    @Tonka

    I bought Black Angel :|
  • BearFishPie 31 Jul 2019 20:19:10 740 posts
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    @Gregolution I didnít realise anyone had stock allocation remaining?
  • Nemesis 31 Jul 2019 23:50:29 19,559 posts
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    rice_sandwich wrote:
    @Gregolution

    Probably a Feast for Odin or Fields of Arle (with expansion). I've been waiting for several months for a back order of the Odin expansion. It patches up some the weaker aspects of the game. Hope it arrives in the new few weeks.
    Bloody Norwegians. Been OOP for so long I've almost given up hope
  • Nemesis 31 Jul 2019 23:59:42 19,559 posts
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    Noticed Pathfinder put out a new version of their card game.

    I also remembered when I joined their mailing list and they wouldn't STFU.

    So. No.

    Edited by Nemesis at 23:59:59 31-07-2019
  • ZuluHero 1 Aug 2019 00:08:55 7,691 posts
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    Played Kingdomino for the first time tonight with the giants expansion. Really good game, might have to pick up a copy for the family.

    Anyone played Queendomino? What's the difference?
  • rice_sandwich 1 Aug 2019 05:58:10 5,921 posts
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    @Nemesis

    A reprint is supposed to happen this autumn
  • Tonka 1 Aug 2019 07:44:12 29,976 posts
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    @Gregolution Whaaša? Is it out already?

    I'm falling behind. Looking forward to your thoughts
  • Nemesis 1 Aug 2019 08:09:24 19,559 posts
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    rice_sandwich wrote:
    @Nemesis

    A reprint is supposed to happen this autumn
    I'm used to waiting, I went and imported Loyang and....then it got a re-print! Classic.
  • Gregolution 1 Aug 2019 12:08:44 9,612 posts
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    BearFishPie wrote:
    @Gregolution I didnít realise anyone had stock allocation remaining?
    Magic madhouse
  • Gregolution 1 Aug 2019 12:10:01 9,612 posts
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    Tonka wrote:
    @Gregolution Whaaša? Is it out already?

    I'm falling behind. Looking forward to your thoughts
    It's released at gencon so can pre order from various retailers already. I'll let you know when I get it
  • BearFishPie 1 Aug 2019 12:22:15 740 posts
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    @Gregolution Thanks!
  • Tonka 1 Aug 2019 14:50:15 29,976 posts
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    I finnaly managed a FULL solo game of Escape Plan.
    Wow...! That did NOT end well. Lieutenant Costa (the bot) beat my ass with 710 to 451. And that's AFTER I cheated (wouldn't have been able to leave the city if I hadn't gotten "lucky" with the bot draw on the last round)

    So yeah.. decent bot.

    I'm really liking the game too. More straight forward than The Gallerist or Lisboa if you're talking game mechanics. To play it well though... that's another thing entirely. After two teaching myself how to play games and then one full solo I can see that it's NOT about completing sets of businesses. It's about moving well, getting in position and making hay when the sun shines.

    To move well you need to keep healthy and to be sneaky (i.e figure out how to avoid cops).

    Very interesting game. Really looking forward to teaching my group. (Who only want to play Scythe)
  • Gregolution 1 Aug 2019 18:10:40 9,612 posts
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    @Tonka

    You've made me want to watch a playthrough of it now. bad Tonka.
  • Tonka 1 Aug 2019 20:08:56 29,976 posts
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    That's how it begins...
  • Gregolution 3 Aug 2019 17:56:52 9,612 posts
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    scythe modular expansion turned up. looking forward to seeing how it plays with lower player counts
  • Gregolution 5 Aug 2019 19:11:42 9,612 posts
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    Bolx I bought another game! /facepalm.

    I've been so good for ages, suddenly buying loads.

    Res Arcana. I'm such a fan of race for the galaxy, I have faith in Lehman.
  • BearFishPie 5 Aug 2019 19:56:08 740 posts
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    @Gregolution After procrastinating for an age I finally bought the RFTG app, and itís excellent. Iíd only played Race-adjacent games before (Roll, and Jump Drive, both of which I love in different ways) but this is an altogether tighter and more involved system.

    Res Arcana looks right up my street too. Are you planning to play with an upfront draft?
  • Gregolution 5 Aug 2019 20:10:52 9,612 posts
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    @BearFishPie

    Race for the Galaxy is just plain excellent. A game I'll never tire of.

    I can't answer your question about Res Arcana as I don't know the rules yet!
  • BearFishPie 5 Aug 2019 22:39:12 740 posts
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    @Gregolution Thatís a fair point! Iíve heard the way you tackle setup in Res Arcana can result in a very different experience overall, which bodes well for longevity
  • Tonka 6 Aug 2019 07:42:53 29,976 posts
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    Put in a pre order for Pax Pamir. Stupid so very wrong about games making me wanna buy stuff I'll never get to the table....

    Are there any good FLGS in central London btw?
  • Gregolution 6 Aug 2019 16:45:55 9,612 posts
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    @Tonka

    Darksphere is probably the biggest. They've had a store in Waterloo for years which is a smelly dungeon but recently opened another in Shepherds bush (near me) that's alot nicer.
  • Tonka 6 Aug 2019 20:14:10 29,976 posts
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    Cheers!

    What a dreary website...
  • Gregolution 7 Aug 2019 09:01:26 9,612 posts
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    Tonka wrote:
    Cheers!

    What a dreary website...
    It's much more dreary in the Waterloo shop
  • Gregolution 7 Aug 2019 09:03:50 9,612 posts
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    I had a 5 player game of Terra Mystica last night, with some very good players. Came last :(

    I'm so bad at it, but I love it so much! I think I'm going to have to finally succumb to practicing in the online client. I resist doing these things on principle. I get into board games to get away from screens.... but I just need to put in the hours.

    My 16 games of it just can't compete with these guys 500+.
  • jaxon58 7 Aug 2019 13:02:25 2,512 posts
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    Finally won a game of Friday! It's such a hard game, so I was pretty pleased with myself.

    It's such a quick and easy game to play, I recommend it to anyone who likes solo card games.
  • brokenkey 7 Aug 2019 13:13:50 10,315 posts
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    Bought 6 Nimt of the back of the SU&SD review for the family holiday. It's very good.
  • HarryPalmer 7 Aug 2019 15:57:49 6,030 posts
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    Picked up a sealed copy of Spartacus: Blood and Treachery for £30 whilst on holiday (The Games Room in Norwich is brilliant).
  • Tonka 7 Aug 2019 18:03:10 29,976 posts
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    I'm really tempted to back Sleeping Gods. Send to be more like the game I hoped 7th Continent would be.

    On the other hand... I could wait for it to hot the shelves of actual stores. Would miss out on the metal coins I guess but I'm not too keen on the idea of putting metal on cardboard anyway.
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