Boardgames anyone? Page 527

  • Tonka 19 Feb 2021 12:33:37 31,651 posts
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    I wonder what happened wrt the tie in. Paradox were in on it from what it looked like. Maybe the gameplay just deviated too much from the video game.

    Maybe the Crusader Kings was a big fat fiasco and everyone got cold feet?
  • StarchildHypocrethes 19 Feb 2021 13:59:38 33,613 posts
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    So, Altar Quest just turned up.

    I don't think I quite anticipated how big these kickstarter bundles are...

    Where the hell am I going to put all this?
  • Bleh 19 Feb 2021 14:07:56 452 posts
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    I was curious in the expansion but seeing the direction they've taken I'm more likely to be out. Four chapters linked by a story but having different gameplay attached to it, no thanks. Especially if one is one vs many, I loathe that.
  • Bleh 19 Feb 2021 14:12:51 452 posts
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    Wait till you put the game on the table, it needs even more space :).

    I'm sorry I haven't said something about it but the box isn't even the biggest I have in my collection.
  • Tonka 19 Feb 2021 14:23:25 31,651 posts
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    Bleh wrote:
    I was curious in the expansion but seeing the direction they've taken I'm more likely to be out. Four chapters linked by a story but having different gameplay attached to it, no thanks. Especially if one is one vs many, I loathe that.
    If this is about the On Mars expansion I agree. In my head it would be more of a terraforming simulator thing. Aliens!? I'm out.

    Plus that mock up boxart for the Surviving Mars expansion looked HOT!
  • Kernowgaz 19 Feb 2021 14:42:22 187 posts
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    StarchildHypocrethes wrote:
    So, Altar Quest just turned up.

    I don't think I quite anticipated how big these kickstarter bundles are...

    Where the hell am I going to put all this?
    Where did you get it from and how much? If you donít mind me asking.

    Edited by Kernowgaz at 14:51:38 19-02-2021
  • Kernowgaz 19 Feb 2021 16:06:00 187 posts
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    ChiefGB wrote:
    @Kernowgaz yeah I get you, Iíve 3 house ďkittensĒ weíve had since just before first lockdown. I canít remember the last time I had a full nights sleep....
    Also our game sessions tend to be focused around nap time otherwise chaos occurs.

    Dunes arrived, with the Jessica of arrakis card. Which is nice as I hear itís pretty powerful.
    Mine came today along with the same card. Didnít realise there was that many cards.
  • StarchildHypocrethes 19 Feb 2021 17:12:41 33,613 posts
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    @Kernowgaz I got it off ebay. All new and sealed up though. Got the core box, stretch goals and expansion for £140.
  • Slurmseh 19 Feb 2021 17:44:21 2,824 posts
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    Played a solo game of Dune on veteran. Still won but it did come down to a tiebreaker!

    Edited by Slurmseh at 18:21:13 19-02-2021
  • Kernowgaz 19 Feb 2021 17:58:08 187 posts
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    StarchildHypocrethes wrote:
    @Kernowgaz I got it off ebay. All new and sealed up though. Got the core box, stretch goals and expansion for £140.
    Thatís a very good price, not much more than if you backed it.
  • Nemesis 19 Feb 2021 18:03:10 19,957 posts
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    ChiefGB wrote:
    @Kernowgaz yeah I get you, Iíve 3 house ďkittensĒ weíve had since just before first lockdown. I canít remember the last time I had a full nights sleep....
    Also our game sessions tend to be focused around nap time otherwise chaos occurs.

    Dunes arrived, with the Jessica of arrakis card. Which is nice as I hear itís pretty powerful.
    You wanna try gaming with a conure in the room. Everything is interesting and that board game state is gonna be one!
  • Nemesis 19 Feb 2021 18:06:48 19,957 posts
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    .../edit

    Edited by Nemesis at 18:07:30 19-02-2021
  • ChiefGB 19 Feb 2021 18:22:04 13,415 posts
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    Look like it needs another one 😬 whats a conure?
  • ChiefGB 19 Feb 2021 18:24:26 13,415 posts
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    @Kernowgaz yeah thereís a big ol stack in there, Iíve not cracked them yet, however thereís 40 starter cards plus all the static market ones in there so thatís probably half of them 🤣
  • Nemesis 19 Feb 2021 18:30:04 19,957 posts
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    ChiefGB wrote:
    Look like it needs another one 😬 whats a conure?
    A parrot! Just such lovely birds. He lives with Mrs Nem so when we are at her place he is front
    and centre. Very smart and very chatty. So the games tend to be in and around music and so forth so he can join in and sing!
  • Kernowgaz 19 Feb 2021 18:35:42 187 posts
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    ChiefGB wrote:
    Look like it needs another one 😬 whats a conure?
    I had to Google it 😂
  • Kernowgaz 19 Feb 2021 18:38:01 187 posts
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    ChiefGB wrote:
    @Kernowgaz yeah thereís a big ol stack in there, Iíve not cracked them yet, however thereís 40 starter cards plus all the static market ones in there so thatís probably half of them 🤣
    Yeah Iíve noticed that now. With regards to extra card weíve got, do we swap out a card for it or just add to the deck ?

    I punched out the stuff for Dwellings of Eldervale today as well but it was depressing because the box is the same for each version and emphasises what you donít have 😢

    Edited by Kernowgaz at 18:39:29 19-02-2021
  • Nemesis 19 Feb 2021 18:39:09 19,957 posts
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    I should've just said parrot!

    Alongside Dune, I also picked up Cubirds as a quick card game. Plus I'll get bonus points for my good decision on theme!

    Can't type for s..t today

    Edited by Nemesis at 18:39:48 19-02-2021
  • ChiefGB 19 Feb 2021 19:43:11 13,415 posts
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    @Kernowgaz jeez youíve been on a tear recently havenít you 🤣

    I assume the card is additional, I donít think it replaces any but I think I saw she has more than one card judging from the rule book. I donít know anything about dune really (saw the film once many moons ago) so Iím guessing thereís a thematic reason for it.
    I have been looking forward to seeing the villeneuve movies though, and Iíve considered grabbing the first book this week but I donít really read anymore.
    Maybe I should just watch the movie again as itís on prime but leaving soon.
  • ChiefGB 19 Feb 2021 19:44:09 13,415 posts
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    @Nemesis lol sounds amusing, guess just a shame you canít just switch it off.
  • Nemesis 19 Feb 2021 21:42:19 19,957 posts
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    Ha; no, it's all good.
  • Kernowgaz 19 Feb 2021 23:11:50 187 posts
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    Has anyone played or own Etherfields? Some say itís great whilst others say the rulebook is shite
  • Your-Mother 20 Feb 2021 00:14:44 6,572 posts
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    No hands on experience but I know someone who rapidly sold it on after declaring it the biggest load of shit he'd ever played, and that there was way too much tedious and boring gameplay to get to the only good bits (the puzzles). I think SU&SD gave it a drubbing too. But 8.2 on BGG as well.
  • Slurmseh 20 Feb 2021 08:13:52 2,824 posts
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    @ChiefGB Iím a fan of the first Dune book. Iím a massive fan of David Lynch. I watched Dune for the first time two nights ago.

    Itís.... very faithful to the original story. But the acting is so bad!
  • alt-cmd-esc 20 Feb 2021 08:19:15 641 posts
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    Scores on BGG sadly mean less and less these days, which is a shame. I guess it is a combination of the cult of the new shiny and also, sadly, the use of less than truthful reviews by publishers to drive sales :(

    Etherfields looks like it couldnít be further away from games that I prefer these days. Disjointed, full of minis, cooperative, overpriced. No thanks 😊
  • Nemesis 20 Feb 2021 08:24:47 19,957 posts
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    Slurmseh wrote:
    @ChiefGB Iím a fan of the first Dune book. Iím a massive fan of David Lynch. I watched Dune for the first time two nights ago.

    Itís.... very faithful to the original story. But the acting is so bad!
    Same! I had to do it over two nights just to cope. The narration is there to stitch it together as it had to be 2 hours. Imagine it 4 hours and so....so...much slower. Youíd be asking for a tooth at 3 hours.
  • SnackPlissken 20 Feb 2021 11:35:11 2,759 posts
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    Nemesis has arrived. Thatís my day sorted.
  • Kernowgaz 20 Feb 2021 12:27:54 187 posts
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    Why am I now looking at Nemesis?????
  • Nemesis 20 Feb 2021 12:51:52 19,957 posts
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    LEAVE ME ALONE
  • Kernowgaz 20 Feb 2021 13:29:00 187 posts
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    Iím just looking at your box!

    Edited by Kernowgaz at 13:34:11 20-02-2021
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