Boardgames anyone? Page 359

  • Nemesis 8 Sep 2019 22:54:33 19,553 posts
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    StarchildHypocrethes wrote:
    Race for the Galaxy is an utter twat to teach.
    Would Roll be a better choice? /doesnít have either
  • StarchildHypocrethes 9 Sep 2019 00:24:18 32,338 posts
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    Roll is apparently a fair bit easier.

    The whole Consume/Trade, Produce bit is a complete bastard to explain, especially with a few drinks underway.
  • Tonka 9 Sep 2019 06:35:25 29,768 posts
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    @TheRealBadabing Could you get one that you flip upside down and use as a coffee table in between games? Looks like a lot of fun but it also reminds me of corounne. A game that I hate because that's what I got to play as a child, when all I wanted was to play 8-ball.

    It's. Not. The. Same. Thing!
  • Tonka 9 Sep 2019 06:37:44 29,768 posts
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    Have any of you ever Cold Played a game?
    i.e. unwrapped it infront of the group and gone "OK, let's see how this works..."

    If so, how did that go? Reason I'm asking is because it was talked about in two podcasts I listened to this weekend. Who would do such a thing? Sounds highly irresponsible.
  • Gregolution 9 Sep 2019 06:47:49 9,481 posts
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    StarchildHypocrethes wrote:
    Race for the Galaxy is an utter twat to teach.
    Yeah the iconography is so clever it's like a language of its own, but it's so worth learning. Really great game.
  • Gregolution 9 Sep 2019 06:51:32 9,481 posts
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    @StarchildHypocrethes

    Btw his newer game Res arcana takes about 10 minutes to understand, really easy but the strategic depth is still there.

    It's brilliant too, love it. But it's very nerdy fantasy themed and I get the impression you like your games in a sci fi setting more?
  • Gregolution 9 Sep 2019 14:12:09 9,481 posts
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    Oh oh oh my black angel order has switched to processing 😁
  • Gregolution 9 Sep 2019 18:29:59 9,481 posts
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    And delivered! W00t
  • Tonka 9 Sep 2019 18:36:24 29,768 posts
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    🍾
  • Your-Mother 9 Sep 2019 18:56:48 2,939 posts
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    Aeon Trespass Odyssey Kickstarter goes live in a few minutes: https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1492106834/407946890?ref=9ov821&token=37592c16
  • Your-Mother 9 Sep 2019 19:05:10 2,939 posts
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    ...and is already fully funded. Crazy.
  • Gregolution 9 Sep 2019 19:29:25 9,481 posts
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    Looks very kdm inspired.
  • Tonka 10 Sep 2019 07:15:06 29,768 posts
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    Am I strange for not finding that the least bit interesting?
  • Gregolution 10 Sep 2019 09:05:13 9,481 posts
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    @Tonka

    Not at all. I'm sure loads of people aren't at all interested.

    I'm intrigued by some of the ideas because I like breaking games down , I find gaming mechanisms interesting but I won't be backing it either.
  • Gregolution 10 Sep 2019 09:06:16 9,481 posts
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    This on the other hand....

    https://zmangames.com/en/products/terra-mystica-merchants-of-the-seas/
  • Tonka 10 Sep 2019 10:06:20 29,768 posts
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    @Gregolution do you listen to Ludology? They do episodes on different mechanics (amon other things)

    https://podcasts.google.com/?feed=aHR0cDovL2x1ZG9sb2d5LmxpYnN5bi5jb20vcnNz&hl=en-SE
  • Gregolution 10 Sep 2019 14:15:18 9,481 posts
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    @Tonka I'll have a go. Cheers.
  • Tonka 11 Sep 2019 11:28:34 29,768 posts
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    Just had my first game of Arboretum (and my first lunch game ever) and it's everything people are saying. Amazingly packed with tough choices. Fantastic game. I lost but it was fairly close and yeah... will play again
  • Gregolution 11 Sep 2019 11:49:11 9,481 posts
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    oh god, I've just agreed to get a cat. Is it going to knock over my board games and scratch my new table??? :(
  • danathjo 11 Sep 2019 12:38:59 8,201 posts
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    Yes, yes it is.

    Loooove Arboretum but sadly haven't played in months.

    Can't think of many other games that have that perfect blend of simplicity and really difficult decisions. It gets to the stage of not wanting to get rid of any cards with minutes just APing 'can't get rid of that one, can't get id of that one' etc etc.
  • BearFishPie 11 Sep 2019 12:45:38 717 posts
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    @Gregolution Definitely the former, possibly the latter
  • Gregolution 11 Sep 2019 12:49:23 9,481 posts
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    :(
  • Tonka 11 Sep 2019 14:57:24 29,768 posts
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    @danathjo I was also surprised near the end when I noticed that the draw deck was running out and that I wouldn't have enough time to execute all my grand plans.

    Today was a two player game. Tomorrow will be three I think.
  • Gregolution 11 Sep 2019 19:14:58 9,481 posts
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    @StarchildHypocrethes

    https://zmangames.com/en/products/terra-mystica-merchants-of-the-seas/

    Much much excitement!
  • Your-Mother 11 Sep 2019 20:19:38 2,939 posts
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    My flgs finally had a copy of Wingspan so grabbed that alongside Zombicide Invaders. More for the wall of shame.
  • StarchildHypocrethes 12 Sep 2019 13:37:57 32,338 posts
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    Gregolution wrote:
    @StarchildHypocrethes

    https://zmangames.com/en/products/terra-mystica-merchants-of-the-seas/

    Much much excitement!
    Sweet! Straight in for that when it arrives.

    In other news, I just snagged a copy of Crusader Kings for 40 quid. Been intrigued by it since it was announced and for that surprising price thought it was worth a look.
  • BearFishPie 12 Sep 2019 23:19:28 717 posts
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    After glaring at me from the shelf for a while Iíve managed to get in a solo play of The Networks. And itís ace. The solo game uses card draws after each turn to burn cards and/or end of round bonuses for each action you take, lending a bit of push your luck to your strategising: will that card I need still be there next turn? Or should I take it now and risk this other thing? That and an increasing risk of screwing your game up the longer you stretch out each round lend the whole thing a lot of tension and prevent it becoming something you can just math out from turn 1 of each round.
  • Tonka 13 Sep 2019 15:07:33 29,768 posts
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    It's game night tonight. Rise of Fenris.
  • Tonka 13 Sep 2019 17:46:57 29,768 posts
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    What a table presence
  • Gregolution 15 Sep 2019 11:39:24 9,481 posts
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    Played one game of Black Angel - quite a head fk! It's so different to anything I've played before I found it quite confusing at the start but after a little while it began to flow nicely. Could be a huge winner, but too early to give a conclusive opinion.

    Going to try a solo game this afternoon while the kids head out into the sun lol. (sod sun).
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