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  • FWB 2 Jan 2019 13:40:10 55,752 posts
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    We've bought all the packs for Dunwich, bar the last one - Lost in Time and Space - which is out of stock everywhere. :( I really hope it's going to turn up before we reach it.

    I like the variety of NPCs too to add life to the places. The use of aloof with the mob guys in the casino scenario is pretty cool. Feelings of Hitman as you try to lose the Pitboss so you can do your snooping. The helpless passengers are a nice touch in Essex too - taking up an ally slot, and causing a mental breakdown if you watch too many get sucked out of the train.
  • the-cozen-show 2 Jan 2019 13:50:56 659 posts
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    what's the consensus on pandemic legacy: season 1 ? we've just finished march in our play through - enjoying it so far, so hopefully that holds...

    I want to try get dominion back on the table this year, too. it was kinda ruined when one of our group discovered Big Money - but hopefully, we can turn that to our advantage by maybe making it all about countering BM.
  • FWB 2 Jan 2019 14:08:13 55,752 posts
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    Does Pandemic Legacy suffer from quarterbacking?

    I've got all the Pandemic addons and do enjoy it, but I do have to keep my mouth shut when playing with others less experienced. Another plus for AH - not being able to discuss your cards and having such variation between characters means a lot of it is mitigated.
  • Gregolution 2 Jan 2019 14:28:40 9,323 posts
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    @FWB

    I found a few on amazon international. Only had to pay a marginal amount more for postage.

    Have you ordered Return to Dunwich too? Should be a lot of fun revisiting it with modifications. I loved Dunwich.....
  • Gregolution 2 Jan 2019 14:29:52 9,323 posts
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    It's also a game that manages RNG well IMO. At first I thought there were too many pulls from the token bag and it was heavily luck based but I was very wrong. You really need to focus and play well to have a chance. Became infinitely more fun when I realised that.

    Also sometimes accepting a loss and moving on is fun and thematic. The story changes and you have a bit of a harder time next time. I like that.
  • the-cozen-show 2 Jan 2019 14:36:29 659 posts
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    @FWB it does suffer from quarterbacking to an extent. our group is fairly measured, however, and open to listen to good points from all voices so it's not too big of an issue.

    legacy gets quite complicated quite quickly though, with the addition of further rules, so some amount of QB'ing is actually welcome respite from the (necessary) over-thinking
  • BearFishPie 2 Jan 2019 16:04:08 666 posts
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    @the-cozen-show we bloody loved Pandemic Legacy S1, thereíre plenty more twists and turns to come for you, and we didnít find the changes ever got so convoluted that they bogged the game down.
  • FWB 2 Jan 2019 16:20:37 55,752 posts
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    Gregolution wrote:
    @FWB

    I found a few on amazon international. Only had to pay a marginal amount more for postage.

    Have you ordered Return to Dunwich too? Should be a lot of fun revisiting it with modifications. I loved Dunwich.....
    Not yet. Still only on episode 4 now and we play it max once a week.
  • FWB 2 Jan 2019 16:21:22 55,752 posts
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    @the-cozen-show

    Worth if for two players? Doubt I can get a regular group for the whole campaign.
  • the-cozen-show 2 Jan 2019 16:25:33 659 posts
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    hmmmm, I would doubt it. our group is a core 5 - we play it 4-player, while buddying up one pair. I think it's probably optimum if you can get 4 to commit to playing through the season
  • Mola_Ram 3 Jan 2019 05:09:34 19,362 posts
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    Quarterbacking is a hard thing to avoid sometimes. In competitive games, some newbies have been adamant that they don't want advice about how to play well, then they lose badly and say that they never want to play again.

    And it's all very well to be against the practice in a cooperative game (and I agree that you shouldn't dictate too much), but they're meant to be... well, cooperative. I remember playing Zombicide Black Plague where someone thought it would be just so much fun to berserker rage into a large crowd of zombies and wolves, and try to kill them all herself. It didn't work out well, and we instantly lost the mission after 2 hours of play. Sometimes people need advice, even if they don't ask for it.
  • FWB 3 Jan 2019 11:11:52 55,752 posts
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    I don't think quarterbacking is the same as advice or discussion. The idea is that one player is so dominant/much more experienced that the others may as well not be playing/making decisions.
  • GuybrushFreepwood 3 Jan 2019 11:56:31 585 posts
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    Played a couple of Escape Room games over the holidays with some friends.

    1. Exit Games: The abandoned cabin
    This was a lot of fun and a couple of the puzzles really made you think out of the box. We had to get help from the hint cards a couple of times. Took us a couple of hours and we all contributed. I missed the more tactile element to an Escape Room, but for what it was, as a one use game, it was good and we all enjoyed it.

    2. Exit Games: The polar station
    This was rated as 1/2 a star harder than the first one we did, but we found it far harder and it took us about 3 hours and a lot more looking at hints. It wasn't as fun as the abandoned cabin. Again the lack of "things" was felt by us and I think we will play a different style next. We might also play something that is easier as a couple of the puzzles in this had us stumped. Again everyone got involved and we all enjoyed it.

    I've the Forgotten Island to play at some point.
  • danathjo 3 Jan 2019 13:23:22 8,181 posts
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    Man Wingspan looks nice. Excluding today's purchases 😁 it'll probably be my first proper 2019 purchase in March.

    Similar to TfM in card system but much shorter in length and all about lovely birds. The extra bit of polish doesn't hurt either!
  • FWB 3 Jan 2019 14:17:29 55,752 posts
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    BTW, if anyone is after some cheap card storage, Flying Tiger have plastic Christmas bauble storage boxes that do the trick. A quid each.
  • Tonka 3 Jan 2019 14:39:58 29,239 posts
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    @danathjo it looks great. Slightly regretting my strict "not buying any games until I've played the overs I have" resolution

    What games did you buy today then?
  • Dougs 3 Jan 2019 17:31:08 88,282 posts
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    I played Codenames the other day. Absolutely fantastic word/card game (apologies if well known here...). Well worth checking out, especially for groups of 6+ which make a couple of decent sized teams.
  • super_whiskey 3 Jan 2019 19:42:05 296 posts
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    My partner and I got the co-op one (in the green box) and the Disney version. Both are really good, fun to think about how best to link the words and you really have to understand how the other thinks!
  • FWB 3 Jan 2019 19:48:35 55,752 posts
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    Decrypto is supposed to be a slightly more interesting version of Codenames.
  • danathjo 3 Jan 2019 20:36:44 8,181 posts
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    @Tonka picked up The Mind and Diamant (Incan Gold) on the cheap. Very light games the whole family can get into without needing a full on tutorial to play.
  • danathjo 3 Jan 2019 20:37:48 8,181 posts
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    Codenames is brilliant, need to get that our again soon!
  • Dougs 3 Jan 2019 20:42:30 88,282 posts
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    super_whiskey wrote:
    My partner and I got the co-op one (in the green box) and the Disney version. Both are really good, fun to think about how best to link the words and you really have to understand how the other thinks!
    Yeah, really clever but simple concept. At times, the room was silent as everyone contemplated the board and waited for the spy master to speak. I'll be getting it for my wife for her birthday next month.
  • BearFishPie 4 Jan 2019 14:59:49 666 posts
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    I have to say, Iím really liking the look of both Underwater Cities and Wingspan, though probably shouldnít get both as it looks like they do somewhat similar things in terms of engine-building.
  • danathjo 4 Jan 2019 15:25:14 8,181 posts
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    Underwater cities is much heavier and longer I believe, if that helps?
  • Tonka 4 Jan 2019 15:36:20 29,239 posts
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    I'm off to play AuZtralia and Western Legends!
  • BearFishPie 4 Jan 2019 16:03:51 666 posts
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    @danathjo Iím probably going to end up with both - who am I kidding?
  • StarchildHypocrethes 4 Jan 2019 16:05:49 32,123 posts
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    I quite Iike the look of Underwater Cities too. Just want to see how much variety there is in the cards, how bad the art is and how long a game takes.
  • Gregolution 4 Jan 2019 20:29:01 9,323 posts
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    I"m hearing a lot of good things about Underwater Cities too...
  • Gregolution 4 Jan 2019 20:29:31 9,323 posts
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    However... my main goal for this year is to try and get some games to 50+ plays instead of starting new ones at 0 plays!
  • Tonka 4 Jan 2019 23:43:50 29,239 posts
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    I enjoyed AuZtralia. Western Legends not so much.
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