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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32%
You mean, like Snakes & Ladders? :shifty:
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No way! They're for nerds!
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5%
 
Total votes: 103
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Rax
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PostRe: The Board Game Thread
by Rax » Wed Nov 28, 2018 10:01 am

The latest Humble Bundle is board game themed, some good ones in there including Twilight Struggle.

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PostRe: The Board Game Thread
by Advent7 » Fri Nov 30, 2018 7:30 am

Saw that, but most of the appeal for me is in the physicality of the games and being sat face to face playing one with someone.

Picked up the splendor cities expansion and pandemic for the Mrs, look forward to those on boxing day.

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PostRe: The Board Game Thread
by Rax » Fri Nov 30, 2018 8:17 am

Ad7 wrote:Saw that, but most of the appeal for me is in the physicality of the games and being sat face to face playing one with someone.

Picked up the splendor cities expansion and pandemic for the Mrs, look forward to those on boxing day.

No doubt but sometimes it tough to find someone as enthusiastic about Star Realms as I am or get enough people together for a game of Colt Express so its nice to have a digital option.

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PostRe: The Board Game Thread
by Advent7 » Fri Nov 30, 2018 8:34 am

Very true. I really want to get hero quest but it's really for 3+ players rather than 2 as one needs to DM, so I got a free rip off of it on my tablet to play.

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PostRe: The Board Game Thread
by Winckle » Fri Nov 30, 2018 8:47 am

I highly recommend Twilight Struggle, the greatest board game ever made.

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PostRe: The Board Game Thread
by Hexx » Fri Nov 30, 2018 1:38 pm

Betrayal: Legacy

Huh.  Wasn't a huge fan of this. You are each playing a descendant of a family bloodline. So most games (set 20-30 years apart) are a different member (the last often having died :P) of that family, while some carry over (if you lived).

The guy who's game it is is playing with different people each time (sometimes some cross over, sometimes entirely new)

But...it's just Betrayal. I played Game 4 (out of 13) and I'd struggle to see what effect the legacy elements are. You'd added more "Omens" (Oh that's the haunted doll from week 3) and items can be "heirloomed" (Oh that's the Crumpet Family Crossbow! Members of the Crumpet family get an additional +1 beyond it's normal bonues). Some tiles have ghosts added to them (where people died) which can enhance card effects - but largely it's a game of Betrayal. Pandemic Legacy after 2 games we'd change diseases, the board, characters etc.

I don't think it helped we had a very boring "Betrayal" scenario as the base (other players said other scenarios had been stronger).

I enjoyed it because I enjoyed the people I played it with and the talk around the (so-so) game. But it felt like a more structured/defined game of betrayal (since you're not randomly picking one from an option of 20+) that didn't do much to deserve "legacy" idea.


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