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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44%
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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5%
 
Total votes: 94
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PostRe: The Board Game Thread
by Tragic Magic » Sat Nov 11, 2017 9:54 am

Pandemic Legacy S1 is £39.99 on Amazon today. I'm trying hard to save money but I really can't refuse at that price.

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by Roonmastor » Sat Nov 11, 2017 11:27 pm

Do it

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by Tragic Magic » Sun Nov 12, 2017 7:32 pm

OMFG Pandemic Legacy!!! :shock:

Just played January with my wife (we had 2 characters each) and it's already one of the best board games I've ever played. Even without the legacy additions it would have been our most tense game of Pandemic ever so with the card tearing, upgrades and everything else it had us both on the edge of our seats throughout.

And we won January! On the very last action of the very last turn!

We realised we had only 3 moves left and one epidemic still to be revealed. I thought it was a lost cause but we spent about 15 minutes trying to plan all of our final actions when we discovered we could actually share enough knowledge to find the final cure. Only thing was we knew the epidemic card could really strawberry float us up but luck was on our side and we managed to win.

Absolutely nuts game and it was such a sweet victory. I'm absolutely buzzing now. Hoping we can play February later this week.

Upgrades wise we went with a disease mutation and a starting research station.

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by smurphy » Mon Nov 13, 2017 1:51 am

We had the exact same situation in the first month. Won it on the last possible turn before we failed. :lol:

Played Xcom tonight, it was much better than I was expecting and hard as nails. We lost the tutorial. :fp: For anyone who's played it: Is there a limit to the number of UFOs that can be on a continent? We got absolutely boned by the number that built up on some of them.

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by FatDaz » Mon Nov 13, 2017 11:53 am

smurphy wrote:We had the exact same situation in the first month. Won it on the last possible turn before we failed. :lol:

Played Xcom tonight, it was much better than I was expecting and hard as nails. We lost the tutorial. :fp: For anyone who's played it: Is there a limit to the number of UFOs that can be on a continent? We got absolutely boned by the number that built up on some of them.


Love xcom but yes it's hard as nails. First time I played it I removed any unshot ufos as i moved up panic levels. This made it easier but is not how rules state it should go. Hence you can't afford to let them build up too much! The comms offficer has an ability that allows you to move UFO's either to another continent or into orbit. If somewhere looks bad I'd always rather have them in orbit. Easier
To fight them there as satellites don't cost to rebuy, they refresh after a turn. Interceptors cost precious money.

Researching good cards is vital! But at the same time research can often feel like a luxury you can't afford! Catch 22 situation.

Play a few more times and it becomes clearer what strategies work and don't. Although it should be played in real time we usually pause to allow whole team to join discussion. In harder difficulties you can't do this though!

Edit- to answer your question. No there is no limit to how many UFO's can build up. The AI is determined by invasion plan. Domination usually hammers one continent hard so it could be that was why

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by Joer » Mon Nov 13, 2017 8:13 pm

Anyone else pick up Gloomhaven from KS? Mine arrived the other day, all 9.9kg's of it.

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by smurphy » Mon Nov 13, 2017 8:22 pm

I generally don't do Kickstarter as a rule, but since that was a second printing and it had been confirmed to be awesome I was going to go for it, but didn't realise it had already finished. :(

Will probably go halfers with a mate if we find a good deal on it at retail. I still have no real clue what it is other than a semi-legacy dungeon crawler but I've heard nothing but good things.

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PostRe: The Board Game Thread
by Tragic Magic » Thu Nov 16, 2017 10:31 pm

Pandemic Legacy. We lost February by one action, one fricking action :evil:

I must've spent at least half an hour trying to find a way to do it but every option left us one action short. I'll be on the edge of my seat for our second attempt.

On the plus side, the yellow disease is now called Banana Pox. In January we called the red disease Glankitis.

It feels like there is so much more at stake in Legacy. It's so stressful :lol:

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PostRe: The Board Game Thread
by Tragic Magic » Sun Nov 19, 2017 1:56 am

OMFG guys! Played 3 games of Dracula's Feast tonight, first time playing it, and I absolutely loved it. Best £10 I ever spent on a Kickstarter! Can't wait to play it again.


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