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 Rex Kramer » Sat May 27, 2017 10:53 am

If I wanted a fantasy based miniatures board game, what would be my best option?
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by Trelliz » Sun May 28, 2017 5:41 am

Quite a lot of fantasy boardgames have miniatures; do you mean a self-contained wargame?
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by Rex Kramer » Sun May 28, 2017 8:01 am

Maybe but not a money out like warhammer. I've also no urge to paint stuff.
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by Trelliz » Sun May 28, 2017 8:51 am

Something like Battlelore might be up your street; its a fantasy version of Memoir '44 and is quite good while being relatively self contained:

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by Rex Kramer » Sun May 28, 2017 9:41 am

I'll check it out.
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by Trelliz » Sun May 28, 2017 12:03 pm

Alternatively something like Descent might be your thing if you want to go dungeon crawling:

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by Rex Kramer » Sun May 28, 2017 9:39 pm

Trelliz wrote:Alternatively something like Descent might be your thing if you want to go dungeon crawling:

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That looks really neat, tempted to hunt one down. FFG though, I can imagine it has a world of extra bits you can buy!
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PostRe: The Board Game Thread
by Yoshimi » Mon May 29, 2017 10:10 am

Rex Kramer wrote:If I wanted a fantasy based miniatures board game, what would be my best option?


Zombicide Black Plague is pretty great. There's a kickstarter for Zombicide Green Horde starting any day now too.

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by Rex Kramer » Tue May 30, 2017 9:17 am

Descent lead me to a link on Amazon for Castle Ravenloft. Read a few reviews and I think that might be better (less complicated) to play with kids so went with that one (and it was a tenner less). Thanks for all the tips though.
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by Tafdolphin » Tue May 30, 2017 10:14 am

Hexx wrote:Not impressed by new Arkham Pack - Undimensional and Unseen.

Couple of very confusing rule interactions I can't see explained, and if you did well last time it's seemed hard to complete (I think the Act card might be unclearly printed).

Having to resort to asking on official forums (and others :))

First time it's stumped me.


Meant to ask this a few weeks back: which rules were you having issues with? We played through it without a hitch and thoroughly enjoyed it. We managed to take down 2 of the 3 Horrors that were shambling about and only didn't get the third as it became super-powered as soon as it emerged. As in, all three of the "Add 1 fight and health" card got drawn and attached to it, almost in a row.
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PostRe: The Board Game Thread
by Hexx » Tue May 30, 2017 10:17 am

Tafdolphin wrote:
Hexx wrote:Not impressed by new Arkham Pack - Undimensional and Unseen.

Couple of very confusing rule interactions I can't see explained, and if you did well last time it's seemed hard to complete (I think the Act card might be unclearly printed).

Having to resort to asking on official forums (and others :))

First time it's stumped me.


Meant to ask this a few weeks back: which rules were you having issues with? We played through it without a hitch and thoroughly enjoyed it. We managed to take down 2 of the 3 Horrors that were shambling about and only didn't get the third as it became super-powered as soon as it emerged. As in, all three of the "Add 1 fight and health" card got drawn and attached to it, almost in a row.


What happens when a monster you're engaged with moves - as the horror's do every turn.

First time it's come up for me...and couldn't find anything in the rules, FAQs etc.
In the end decided it moved, without dragging me with it or allow AoO (wouldn't matter since you would AoO with formula)

I took down 3 Horrors (solo, easy, Duke) but had to resign before the other 2 came into play as the encounter deck was overwhelming (3 other creatures hunting)
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by Tafdolphin » Tue May 30, 2017 10:26 am

Hexx wrote:
Tafdolphin wrote:
Hexx wrote:Not impressed by new Arkham Pack - Undimensional and Unseen.

Couple of very confusing rule interactions I can't see explained, and if you did well last time it's seemed hard to complete (I think the Act card might be unclearly printed).

Having to resort to asking on official forums (and others :))

First time it's stumped me.


Meant to ask this a few weeks back: which rules were you having issues with? We played through it without a hitch and thoroughly enjoyed it. We managed to take down 2 of the 3 Horrors that were shambling about and only didn't get the third as it became super-powered as soon as it emerged. As in, all three of the "Add 1 fight and health" card got drawn and attached to it, almost in a row.


What happens when a monster you're engaged with moves - as the horror's do every turn.

First time it's come up for me...and couldn't find anything in the rules, FAQs etc.
In the end decided it moved, without dragging me with it or allow AoO (wouldn't matter since you would AoO with formula)

I took down 3 Horrors (solo, easy, Duke) but had to resign before the other 2 came into play as the encounter deck was overwhelming (3 other creatures hunting)


Yeah, if an enemy moves it disengages without an AoO (as those only trigger on an Investigator action). That same thing happens with the Rougarou in that pack.
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PostRe: The Board Game Thread
by Rex Kramer » Thu Jun 01, 2017 8:42 am

Rex Kramer wrote:Descent lead me to a link on Amazon for Castle Ravenloft. Read a few reviews and I think that might be better (less complicated) to play with kids so went with that one (and it was a tenner less). Thanks for all the tips though.

Castle Ravenloft comes in a big ass box, this makes me very happy. The game itself could be rubbish but the amount of stuff it comes with scratches an itch that used to get satisfied with nineties PC game purchases. Will probably give it go tomorrow with the kids.
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PostRe: The Board Game Thread
by Hexx » Sat Jun 03, 2017 12:57 am

Day 1 of Expo

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PostRe: The Board Game Thread
by jiggles » Tue Jun 06, 2017 10:00 am

Finally sat down to learn that Dark Souls last night.

strawberry float me, that is some well-designed combat. It captures the spirit of the video game perfectly, without burdening you under a ton of systems. It's just move and a single roll of the dice, but you find yourself doing some complex moves like kiting enemies, stamina-draining heavy attacks and dodge-roll counterattacks. The leg-up you get as a solo player feels about right, too. Small fry enemies only trouble you if you get reckless, while the mini-boss is an exercise in patience. You do so little damage on your own, it's only worthwhile to attack when he leaves himself exposed after a big swing that you dodge. It's all about learning attack patterns and taking opportune strikes. I love it.


I'm also going to spend some time this week getting caught up with the Arkham Horror stuff. I promise.
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PostRe: The Board Game Thread
by Hexx » Wed Jun 07, 2017 9:57 am

Was interested in Dark Souls until I saw the price tag. Didn't even bother with a demo at the Expo.

New Arkham Expac dispatched today :D
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PostRe: The Board Game Thread
by Clarkman » Thu Jun 08, 2017 10:14 pm

So I went to the UK Games Expo last Saturday :toot:

Picked up Century: Spice Road which was being debuted. Those who watch Dice Tower will remember Tom Vasel referring to it as Caravan. Check out reviews and descriptions below. It really is an locked on award winner and as good as they say.





Also picked up Boss Monster and my friend bought Scythe. Yet to play Boss Monster and first attempt at Sycthe was a bit messy in execution to say the least.

Boss Monster - build a pixel art dungeon to defeat heroes

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Scythe - territory control with battles and resource management

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PostRe: The Board Game Thread
by Joer » Sun Jun 11, 2017 8:26 pm

I strawberry floating love Scythe. Still not won it at but it's just such a great game.
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PostRe: The Board Game Thread
by Hexx » Sun Jun 11, 2017 9:29 pm

Akham - Undimension and Unseen.

Ok - the most basic/boring so far I think. Fairly standard play without an interesting mechanic. A few story elements come to head.
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PostRe: The Board Game Thread
by Joer » Mon Jun 12, 2017 9:33 pm

Is the Arkham game you lot bang on about much different to Arkham Horror? My group could never really get on with that.

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