Following Boardgames anyone? Page 268

  • StarchildHypocrethes 8 Feb 2018 13:31:57 31,357 posts
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    Best bet's to watch a video on it and gauge whether it looks fun or not.
  • Tonka 8 Feb 2018 13:37:42 27,823 posts
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    BearFishPie wrote:
    A quick heads-up for anyone interested; the gorgeous looking dice drafting and placement game Sagrada has come back into stock in at least a few UK retailers.
    My collection is missing a dice game...
  • Tonka 8 Feb 2018 13:38:50 27,823 posts
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    Anyone been to a boardgame cafť? How does it work, do you pay for just being there or is it minimum two drinks and a sorry sandwich?
  • rice_sandwich 8 Feb 2018 13:42:17 4,273 posts
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    I've been looking through my collection to get rid of some lesser played games. I reckon my top 10 of the games I've played at least a few times is something like this.

    1. Grand Austria Hotel
    2. Fields of Arle
    3. Pandemic (all varieties)
    4. Eldritch Horror
    5. Arkham Horror LCG
    6. First Class
    7. Concordia
    8. Istanbul
    9. Patchwork
    10. Rajas of the Ganges
  • 1Dgaf 8 Feb 2018 13:42:41 5,038 posts
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    I was speaking to a guy who's brother runs one in Nottingham. I think there's an hourly fee in the dedicated game room, whilst people can hang out in the cafe.
  • StarchildHypocrethes 8 Feb 2018 13:43:22 31,357 posts
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    Tonka wrote:
    BearFishPie wrote:
    A quick heads-up for anyone interested; the gorgeous looking dice drafting and placement game Sagrada has come back into stock in at least a few UK retailers.
    My collection is missing a dice game...
    Buy Lords of Vegas.

    Everyone should buy Lords of Vegas.
  • rice_sandwich 8 Feb 2018 13:45:09 4,273 posts
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    @Tonka

    Pulsar 2849 is a great dice game if you can get over the sci-fi theme.

    https://boardgamegeek.com/boardgame/228341/pulsar-2849
  • BearFishPie 8 Feb 2018 14:39:10 540 posts
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    And Roll for the Galaxy is a highly enjoyable dice rolling/placement and tableau building affair. It's arguably a bit multiplayer solitaire-ish, but part of the game is in predicting what 'phase' your opponents will try to activate, and gambling your dice accordingly to maximize your turns. I've only played a couple of dice games so don't know where it sits in the cube-chucking pantheon.
  • McGeeza 8 Feb 2018 14:48:48 1,888 posts
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    Biblios is a great dice filler too.
  • Tonka 8 Feb 2018 16:15:02 27,823 posts
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    @rice_sandwich
    I'll put it on the list.

    Anyone played Dinosaur Island?
  • Tonka 8 Feb 2018 16:15:40 27,823 posts
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    @rice_sandwich are those games you're getting rid of?
  • rice_sandwich 8 Feb 2018 16:24:39 4,273 posts
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    @Tonka

    No, they're more or less my current top 10 games.
  • Tonka 8 Feb 2018 16:30:21 27,823 posts
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    @rice_sandwich that makes more sense.
  • StarchildHypocrethes 8 Feb 2018 16:34:09 31,357 posts
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    @Tonka Yeah, I've got it. It's ace. Cracking mix of theme, mechanics and bright colours :)

    It a bit more complicated than the go-to entry level euros, but not by much. Couple that with a popular and well done theme and I'd say it would work well as a gateway, yet is also good fun for anyone who is already into the hobby.

    It's ripe for some sexy expanding.
  • PazJohnMitch 8 Feb 2018 22:20:41 13,470 posts
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    Won a game of Settlers of Catan today. :)

    Second time I have played it and I was dead last the first time.

    This one went very close as someone was sat on 9 points for about 5 rounds and only needed 1 of either 2 resources to win. I managed to extend my road enough to take the road card and upgrade one of my towns to a city in my last go. So I jumped from 7 to 10 points to win. :)
  • danathjo 8 Feb 2018 22:34:06 8,105 posts
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    @rice_sandwich Iím sure youíve mentioned First Class a couple times here and Iíve since watched a few reviews and quite interested. Any idea how it is 2 player? Itís been on my personal Ďmaybeí list for a while now, along with Rajas and Concordia.
  • rice_sandwich 8 Feb 2018 22:56:32 4,273 posts
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    @danathjo

    I like it as a 2 player game. It plays super quick at 25-30ish minutes a game. You pick a card from the tableau then do whatever it says. Card rows are removed constantly which means you can't afford to wait around for a card as it could be auto discarded. Player interaction is low apart from taking cards that your opponent wants/flushing rows. The only real negative is that one of the included modules (murder mystery) doesn't really work for 2p. All of the other modules work fine and can be mixed and matched.

    The core rules are relatively straightforward with learning various icons being the only thing to get used to. The theme isn't super exciting although neither is it terribly boring. It needs a decent sized table to fit all the cards etc. An additional small module that has some new cards is available from the publisher for a cheap price (£5?)

    Definitely an entertaining mid weight euro.
  • 1Dgaf 9 Feb 2018 00:39:49 5,038 posts
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    Bought a game in a charity ship for £2.25, found out it's on ebay for £45; Archaeology New Expedition or something.

    Edited by 1Dgaf at 00:46:19 09-02-2018
  • danathjo 9 Feb 2018 05:03:26 8,105 posts
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    Cheers for the mini review Rice!

    Although Iím probably banned from buying more games for a while, itís definitely on the short list. Had already gathered that the nurse mystery module wasnít very popular as everyone seems to mention it. I guess that makes the cheap expansion even better news!
  • danathjo 9 Feb 2018 05:08:18 8,105 posts
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    Never fancied Russian Railroads so itís nice they have a simpler version for simple folk like me 😁
  • danathjo 9 Feb 2018 05:15:42 8,105 posts
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    @1Dgaf by its bgg listing it seems like quite a good light card drafter, always sticking my head into charity shops for board games (and nba jerseys).

    Sick to death of seeing the usual trivial pursuit or twilight (movie) games.

    Edit: seems like itís out of print too, bargain!

    Edited by danathjo at 05:16:40 09-02-2018
  • rice_sandwich 9 Feb 2018 06:36:53 4,273 posts
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    I donated the Archaeology card game to a charity shop in the past so maybe it was my copy! They are really bad at maximising their revenue from board games, often selling them super cheap. But I suppose that's the point.
  • rice_sandwich 9 Feb 2018 06:52:41 4,273 posts
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    @danathjo

    Here's the link for module F for First Class. Far from essential but nice to have.

    https://cundco.de/en/mini-expansions/first-class/210/first-class-modul-f-lager-und-fabrik?c=79

    They also have some nice mini expansions for Stone Age, Carcassonne, and a few other games.You can also buy expansions from the bgg store. Watch out though as it's easy to get hit by import charges from the USA (he says after some small Amerigo promos ended up costing about £25!).

    Edited by rice_sandwich at 07:01:47 09-02-2018
  • danathjo 9 Feb 2018 07:57:06 8,105 posts
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    I have all those games 😁

    Will dive into the site tonight, see what else they have!
  • Gregolution 9 Feb 2018 08:33:03 8,965 posts
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    Went to London on board last night. Was ace! People were really nice, had a great evening. Will go back again.
  • rice_sandwich 9 Feb 2018 08:39:00 4,273 posts
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    @danathjo

    The Mammoth promo for Stone Age looks like it adds some nice touches. It has some positive comments on bgg.
  • BearFishPie 9 Feb 2018 08:53:34 540 posts
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    A couple of Kickstarter games have just arrived:

    Potato Pirates, a competitive card game using genuine programming principles to destroy your opponent's seafaring spuds, and

    The Shipwreck Arcana, a cooperative deduction game. You take two numbered tiles from a bag, then hide one and place the other below one of an array of cards to give clues as to the value of the hidden tile.

    I've not played either yet, the former I'm hoping will help my 7 year old to learn how programming works, and the latter sounds like an interesting communication puzzle.
  • StarchildHypocrethes 9 Feb 2018 13:25:26 31,357 posts
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    Ok all, Iíve two questions Iím hoping you can help with:

    1) Out of all the Coup / Masquerade etc Ėesque party bluffing games, which would you recommend as best for 4 players?

    2) Anyone played Cutthroat Kingdoms? It looks like a cool little Game of Thrones / Fief card game, but I canít find much on it and it seems like it might a bit long for what it is. Any recommendations?

    Cheers!
  • 1Dgaf 9 Feb 2018 14:15:56 5,038 posts
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    @danathjo Yes, it was a forunate find. Seems to be a little polarising in its reviews.

    Had a sleep-deprived bid on Up Front last night, woke up to find out I'd won.

    I backed the Kickstarter a few years ago and lost my pledge in a lawsuit brought by someone suing the publishers.
  • BearFishPie 9 Feb 2018 15:50:45 540 posts
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    @StarchildHypocrethes Of all the games you've mentioned I've only played Coup, but it is probably at its best (which is superb) at around 4 players. I suspect much more than that and you'll be struggling to remember what cards everyone else is holding/pretending to hold.
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