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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Total votes: 113
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PostRe: The Board Game Thread
by Zilnad » Tue Nov 24, 2020 2:44 pm

7 Wonders Duel is absolutely excellent by the way. It's one of our most played games and we're perfectly matched at 50/50 wins each.

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PostRe: The Board Game Thread
by Memento Mori » Tue Nov 24, 2020 4:46 pm

Tafdolphin wrote:
Cuttooth wrote:Arkham Horror LCG is what I'm basing that on actually! We played the first act of the base campaign and quite liked the theme and gameplay, but struggled with the second act to the point that we were put off diving into the rest of the expanding series.

I still have the first main expansion set sitting there unopened as a Christmas present from a couple of years ago, which I feel guilty about...


It is suuuuuper hard. I found the base campaign to be a good deal tougher than a lot of the exansions, especially that second mission!

With the second chapter of the base campaign, it's best to resign if you've got a reasonable amount of clues rather than timing out. A good general rule for the game.

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PostRe: The Board Game Thread
by Cuttooth » Tue Nov 24, 2020 11:24 pm

Memento Mori wrote:
Tafdolphin wrote:
Cuttooth wrote:Arkham Horror LCG is what I'm basing that on actually! We played the first act of the base campaign and quite liked the theme and gameplay, but struggled with the second act to the point that we were put off diving into the rest of the expanding series.

I still have the first main expansion set sitting there unopened as a Christmas present from a couple of years ago, which I feel guilty about...


It is suuuuuper hard. I found the base campaign to be a good deal tougher than a lot of the exansions, especially that second mission!

With the second chapter of the base campaign, it's best to resign if you've got a reasonable amount of clues rather than timing out. A good general rule for the game.

From memory we just got wrecked in the second turn. :lol:

Think I might settle on something like Wingspan.

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PostRe: The Board Game Thread
by Joer » Wed Nov 25, 2020 7:24 am

Wingspan is great. One of the only games I’ve bought every expansion too.

I did see there’s a new Christmas themed Patchwork out if you want something for the time of year!

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PostRe: The Board Game Thread
by Rex Kramer » Wed Nov 25, 2020 8:02 am

Does anyone have Marvel Champions? I'm thinking of getting it for my 10 year old as a 1 and 2 player game. How comprehensive is the base pack?

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PostRe: The Board Game Thread
by Zilnad » Wed Nov 25, 2020 8:58 am

Another vote here for Wingspan. It's a cracking game and another one that we play a lot.

Can't comment on Marvel Champions though, sorry.

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PostRe: The Board Game Thread
by Winckle » Wed Nov 25, 2020 5:09 pm

Rex Kramer wrote:Does anyone have Marvel Champions? I'm thinking of getting it for my 10 year old as a 1 and 2 player game. How comprehensive is the base pack?

I've got it and all the expansions. It's a really great two player game. I think the base set would be a great starting point for your lad.

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PostRe: The Board Game Thread
by Cuttooth » Thu Nov 26, 2020 1:58 pm

Ended up getting the digital version of Wingspan as it has local multiplayer, is a quarter of the price, and is actually available to buy.

Went a bit overboard and ordered Imperial Struggle, Azul, 7 Wonders: Duel, and Undaunted: North Africa. I’m eyeing up Arboretum, The Castles of Burgundy, and Grand Austrian Hotel as well. Maybe even Mage Knight and Gloomhaven: Jaws of the Lion when they're available at some point next year.

Justifying it with having not bought any board game for over three years prior to this. :shifty:

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PostRe: The Board Game Thread
by Zilnad » Thu Nov 26, 2020 2:32 pm

Arboretum's a devilish little puzzle. Great game.

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PostRe: The Board Game Thread
by Imrahil » Thu Nov 26, 2020 2:55 pm

Regarding Wingspan, I passed on buying it a while ago - a friend of mine confirmed what I was thinking after seeing some balanced reviews; that it was pleasant enough with great artwork but there's very little interaction between the players in terms of game mechanics, it's mostly about doing your own thing then working out the scores at the end.

Guess it all depends on what you're into, some people like that style. I'm more into reacting to/influencing other players directly in board games, so it probably isn't a great fit for me.

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PostRe: The Board Game Thread
by Zilnad » Thu Nov 26, 2020 3:03 pm

That's one of the reasons my wife and I like it, I think. It's a great have to chill out with on a Sunday afternoon together. I like to save the proper devious stuff for my friends.

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PostRe: The Board Game Thread
by Tomous » Thu Nov 26, 2020 11:07 pm

I've started trying to learn how to play chess properly, mainly through the app chess.com

strawberry float, this is a good game isnt it? I can see why it has been popular for...*checks Wikipedia*...1500 years

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PostRe: The Board Game Thread
by Cuttooth » Mon Dec 07, 2020 1:12 pm

Anyone played Star Wars: Outer Rim? Is it any good with just two players?

Thinking of getting either that or Rebellion, but after getting into The Mandalorian I think something based more around those kinds of stories rather than the main movies like you'd typically see might be more interesting.

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PostRe: The Board Game Thread
by Hexx » Mon Dec 07, 2020 1:18 pm

I really didn’t like playing Outer Rim at Expo in 2019

Rebellion is amazing, if a time sink

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PostRe: The Board Game Thread
by Tafdolphin » Mon Dec 07, 2020 3:25 pm

Outer Rim is...fine? Played it once with a friend over TTS and never went back to the 2/3rds done game we started.

Rebellion on the other hand is indeed fantastic, and the asymmetric design means there's plenty of room for replay and experimenting with mechanics.

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PostRe: The Board Game Thread
by Cuttooth » Mon Dec 07, 2020 3:51 pm

That's me convinced then! I had heard that people think the combat in Rebellion is the weak point, fixed by the expansion, with the overall cost of the package therefore putting me off a bit.

Glad to hear it is very replayable then.

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PostRe: The Board Game Thread
by Yoshimi » Mon Dec 07, 2020 6:35 pm

Winckle wrote:
Rex Kramer wrote:Does anyone have Marvel Champions? I'm thinking of getting it for my 10 year old as a 1 and 2 player game. How comprehensive is the base pack?

I've got it and all the expansions. It's a really great two player game. I think the base set would be a great starting point for your lad.


I'd second that. I have everything released so far and really like the game. I mostly play solo, as none of the family like board games. Works great for 1 or 2 players, or 1 player playing 2 characters.

I've heard 3-4 players just drags it out too much though.

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PostRe: The Board Game Thread
by Trelliz » Tue Dec 22, 2020 9:07 am


jawa2 wrote:Tl;dr Trelliz isn't a miserable git; he's right.
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PostRe: The Board Game Thread
by Hexx » Tue Dec 22, 2020 10:24 am

Tidings of Cuttooth and Joy wrote:That's me convinced then! I had heard that people think the combat in Rebellion is the weak point, fixed by the expansion, with the overall cost of the package therefore putting me off a bit.

Glad to hear it is very replayable then.


VERY VERY replayable.

The expansion made combat better, but it's still one of the weakest points.

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PostRe: The Board Game Thread
by Zilnad » Fri Dec 25, 2020 3:54 pm

My wife got me one of those Exit card games for Christmas which we just spent the afternoon playing and I loved it.

It really is an escape room on your table and it's awesome. Really surprised me and I'd recommend it to anyone.


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