The Board Game Thread

Fed up talking videogames? Why?

Do you play board games?

Hells yeah! I'm a board game geek!
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I don't but would like to get into them...
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You mean, like Snakes & Ladders? :shifty:
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No way! They're for nerds!
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PostRe: The Board Game Thread
by Snowy » Tue Sep 11, 2018 10:48 pm

Tragic Magic wrote:Pandemic Legacy

Just lost our first game in August. That's our third loss in a row now. :fp: :lol:

It was so close as well, as is the way with this game. We would have won if we'd survived that one outbreak but hindsight is a wonderful thing. Feeling confident about our next attempt at least!


We've been playing season 1 for over a year now. Finally complete August the other day. Hopefully we'll finish the season before the end of this year.

I love it but outbreaks are so strawberry floating stressful.

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PostRe: The Board Game Thread
by Hyperion » Wed Sep 12, 2018 7:14 am

Tragic Magic wrote:Pandemic Legacy

Just lost our first game in August. That's our third loss in a row now. :fp: :lol:

It was so close as well, as is the way with this game. We would have won if we'd survived that one outbreak but hindsight is a wonderful thing. Feeling confident about our next attempt at least!

Well at least you get to open the box

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PostRe: The Board Game Thread
by Roonmastor » Wed Sep 12, 2018 1:20 pm

Spoiler post how your board looks. Interested to see how you are going.

Re Box 8
I opened ours at the end of our plauthrough. It wasn't worth losing four for and not sure it is strong enough to overturn a losing run.

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PostRe: The Board Game Thread
by Tragic Magic » Wed Sep 12, 2018 1:51 pm

Roonmastor wrote:Spoiler post how your board looks. Interested to see how you are going.

Re Box 8
I opened ours at the end of our plauthrough. It wasn't worth losing four for and not sure it is strong enough to overturn a losing run.


Will do, after our next game.

The black cubes became Coda in our game with Moscow becoming City Zero. The Middle East has been completely roadblocked off from Europe now to stop the flow of any Faded.

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PostRe: The Board Game Thread
by Hexx » Tue Oct 16, 2018 1:51 pm

Reading the rules for Pandemic Legacy for the weekend.



All this talk of tearing up cards, or putting stickers/writing on the board...it's giving me stress. That's not how you treat board games!



Maybe this wasn't for me...

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PostRe: The Board Game Thread
by Rudolphin » Tue Oct 16, 2018 6:20 pm

Tabletop Simulator is 50% off through humble bundle at the moment, £9.

https://www.humblebundle.com/store/tabletop-simulator

Nabbed it and have already got my money's worth. Downloaded full versions of Gloomhaven, Arkham Horror LCG, Dead of Winter, and a bunch more, all of which you can play with others online. Already planning a Gloomhaven campaign with folks back home.

Now, these are all fan made mods that are available for free, so I'm not entirely sure of the legality of it all but I know at least the Gloomhaven one has the blessing of the creator.

It's brill. After a bit of faffing I spent this arvo playing through the intro campaign of the Arkham Horror card game and once you've got used to it, the whole thing is almost seamless. The mod has every single add on and deluxe expansion too... That's a whole lot of game.

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by Rex Kramer » Thu Nov 01, 2018 6:30 pm

Went to the Brick Live Lego event at the NEC today. Weirdly there was a board game stall that also had an area for playing games. Long story short, I ended up spunking out an awful lot of money on a game called Stuffed Fables. It's a lovely looking box filled with all manner of interesting stuff. The game itself is based on a big wirebound book where every other page is a game board. You progress through the adventure by choosing where to go next in the book. Kind of like Fighting Fantasy. £57 though, probably wasn't a sensible use of money.

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PostRe: The Board Game Thread
by Hexx » Thu Nov 08, 2018 1:04 pm

Arkham Horror : 3rd Edition

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(Not pictured - 7 other decks for the scenario (and about 10 not used) and a Mythos Cup/Bag. There is a lot going on in this)

This seduced me after I accidentally ended up in the local board game shop (that's my story and I'm sticking with it)

Really liked it. It learns from Arkham, Eldritch, Elder sign, MoM, the LCG and few others to make an invovling, but streamlined (ish) set. 

There's a lot to keep track of - and lots of different decks, shuffling, drawing (from top and bottom of decks), adapting - but it never feels like "downtime" things are always moving along.

The rules are close enough to previous games to be familiar (but also occasionally too close and misdirect you when things have changed)

It pulls together nicely that are now 3 main tasks;

Clue gathering
Monster Fight
Clearing up Doom.

If you lose focus on one of them - you'll fail (and probably quickly). We focused on Clues when we appeared to be under time pressure, and the Doom quickly overflowed and finished it. Each character card now gives an clear explicit instruction on what you specifically should focus on. I'd suggest you listen :D

The myriad of decks, shuffling, 3 options of each cards etc should keep things fresh for a while if re-running scenarios. Certainly felt like a lot more variation on things than the LCG or MoM.

The other thing that's different (for my) is Mythos cup. It has X tokens in you draw 2 and resolve when it's time. But you don't replace. You keep drawing 2 each round, until the bag is empty. Then you replace and start again. So while there's RNG in terms of order/timing - everything (good and bad) in the bag WILL happen before the bag is reset, unlike previously when ever draw had the same odds. Not sure how I feel about that change.

It's really modular like most FFG stuff and you can see how they can easily add in more stuff. It comes with a large number of investigators, but only 4 scenarios. While each scenario will have replayability would have like one or two more.

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PostRe: The Board Game Thread
by Advent7 » Thu Nov 08, 2018 1:13 pm

I'd like to try some of these games. Me and the Mrs love playing splendor for example, and the star wars risk I got for SS a few years back, but they're really expensive to take a punt on and then find you don't really get on with it.

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PostRe: The Board Game Thread
by Hexx » Thu Nov 08, 2018 1:16 pm

Ad7 wrote:I'd like to try some of these games. Me and the Mrs love playing splendor for example, and the star wars risk I got for SS a few years back, but they're really expensive to take a punt on and then find you don't really get on with it.


If you like Splendor (eurgh. Everyone I know raves but I hate it) try this

https://www.amazon.co.uk/Plan-Games-PBG ... B077MZ2MPW

it's got rave reviews and was the sell out start at the Expo in Birmingham (this year or last I forget)

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PostRe: The Board Game Thread
by Rudolphin » Thu Nov 08, 2018 1:17 pm

Ad7 wrote:I'd like to try some of these games. Me and the Mrs love playing splendor for example, and the star wars risk I got for SS a few years back, but they're really expensive to take a punt on and then find you don't really get on with it.


If you're looking for 2 player games I can highly, highly recommend Star Wars Rebellion. It looks intimidating as strawberry float but it's actually fairly simple and it's so, so much fun.

It's long though, about 4 hours, and not cheap.

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PostRe: The Board Game Thread
by Hexx » Thu Nov 08, 2018 1:18 pm

Tafdolphin wrote:
Ad7 wrote:I'd like to try some of these games. Me and the Mrs love playing splendor for example, and the star wars risk I got for SS a few years back, but they're really expensive to take a punt on and then find you don't really get on with it.


If you're looking for 2 player games I can highly, highly recommend Star Wars Rebellion. It looks intimidating as strawberry float but it's actually fairly simple and it's so, so much fun.

It's long though, about 4 hours, and not cheap.


Rebellion (and its Expac) is chuffing excellent.

Sometimes goes longer than that though (2v2)

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PostRe: The Board Game Thread
by Hexx » Thu Nov 08, 2018 1:21 pm

Ad7 wrote:I'd like to try some of these games. Me and the Mrs love playing splendor for example, and the star wars risk I got for SS a few years back, but they're really expensive to take a punt on and then find you don't really get on with it.


Also check for groups near you (Meet Up for instance)

Go and play others games for free!

Or find a local shop (no idea in South Wales) and they'll often be a library or demo copy. Or take the missus for a weekend to Oxford and go the Thirsty Meeples cafe.

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PostRe: The Board Game Thread
by Advent7 » Thu Nov 08, 2018 2:09 pm

Great suggestions thank you. A guy at mad catz had a load of board games we used to play at lunch time. Most took so long to play that we didn't bother, but I remember space engineer being a good one.

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PostRe: The Board Game Thread
by Hyperion » Thu Nov 08, 2018 2:42 pm

Hexx wrote:Reading the rules for Pandemic Legacy for the weekend.



All this talk of tearing up cards, or putting stickers/writing on the board...it's giving me stress. That's not how you treat board games!



Maybe this wasn't for me...


Should definitely play it. I didn't tear the cards up when I played it and just put them in the box. It became a bit disorganised and I kind of wish I had as it would have freed up space

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PostRe: The Board Game Thread
by Hexx » Thu Nov 08, 2018 2:47 pm

Hyperion wrote:
Hexx wrote:Reading the rules for Pandemic Legacy for the weekend.



All this talk of tearing up cards, or putting stickers/writing on the board...it's giving me stress. That's not how you treat board games!



Maybe this wasn't for me...


Should definitely play it. I didn't tear the cards up when I played it and just put them in the box. It became a bit disorganised and I kind of wish I had as it would have freed up space


We didn't get started due stuff.

We're starting (if nothing else happens :D) a week on Sunday. I'm going to make the heartless man do all the destroying :slol: :oops:

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PostRe: The Board Game Thread
by Roonmastor » Thu Nov 08, 2018 9:12 pm

My group take about 4hrs a game of Legacy. I think it can be done much faster (def can't be done slower!). We are ripping cards in S2 but my S1 everything was retained just in case.

Just finished May in S2. Feels like we've just hit the 2nd Act, and we haven't stopped getting our arses kicked by the first bit of the game yet!

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PostRe: The Board Game Thread
by Advent7 » Thu Nov 08, 2018 10:34 pm

No way on earth I could bring myself to rip up cards, nonononono :dread:

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PostRe: The Board Game Thread
by Joer » Thu Nov 08, 2018 10:54 pm

Some of my favourite lighter 2 player games:

Hive
Azul
Santorini
The Mind
Kingdomino
Lanterns
Sagrada
Qwirkle
Rhino Hero

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PostRe: The Board Game Thread
by Rax » Fri Nov 09, 2018 10:09 am

Give Quarto a whirl, plays in 5-10 minutes but has a nice bit of strategy and depth to it.


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