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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FatDaz
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PostRe: The Board Game Thread
by FatDaz » Sun Mar 08, 2020 7:49 am

Were you playing second edition or original rules? I was hugely into x wing but broke free of its grasp just before second edition.

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PostRe: The Board Game Thread
by Hexx » Sun Mar 08, 2020 10:59 am

Second

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PostRe: The Board Game Thread
by Victor Mildew » Sat Mar 21, 2020 8:29 am

I'm not enjoying this game of pandemic, can we play something else now?

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PostRe: The Board Game Thread
by FatDaz » Sun Mar 22, 2020 5:48 pm

Victor Mildew wrote:I'm not enjoying this game of pandemic, can we play something else now?


Just as brutal and difficult as the game it would seem. Let’s hope we don’t lose this one

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PostRe: The Board Game Thread
by Zilnad » Sun Mar 22, 2020 5:53 pm

My wife and I have played a different board game together every day this week. I've loved it :wub:

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PostRe: The Board Game Thread
by Memento Mori » Wed Apr 01, 2020 11:35 am

Got back into Arkham Horror LCG again with the quarantine and remembered I had an expiring 10% code for Zatu so bought the majority of the new campaign. Just started a two handed Circle Undone campaign with Zoe and Preston though which I want to finish first.

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PostRe: The Board Game Thread
by Joer » Thu Apr 09, 2020 4:54 pm

Anyone else involved in a Gloomhaven campaign? I've had it for ages and only ever did about five levels previously as I was playing it solo and I could never bring myself to set it all up. Since being furloughed though i've been playing it non stop and doing a couple of scenarios a day. I've done about fifteen scenarios now and am loving it! All of the helpers they've got for the admin side of things is a game changer and speeds up the set up/put down by 20 minutes or so which makes it much more enjoyable.

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PostRe: The Board Game Thread
by Zilnad » Mon Apr 13, 2020 2:42 pm

Had a cracking game of Brass Birmingham this afternoon. I had the lead at the end of the canal era but began to worry as I watched my wife explode rail networks all over the board.

I played it cool though and by the end of the rail era I had a pretty big monopoly over the west which netted me big points for a comfortable win.

Felt very different to our first game as we were both being careful to only use up coal and iron when we had our own supplies available, which meant I rarely ever had a chance to sell resources to the market.

It's a moreish puzzle :wub:

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PostRe: The Board Game Thread
by Joer » Thu Apr 16, 2020 11:50 am

Did our first virtual board game night last night on Skype as not everyone in my group has a computer capable of running Tabletop Simulator somehow.

We played Just One, Wavelength, Insider, Jackbox and Resistance. I don't want to be the person with all the games next week though, that's a lot of admin...

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PostRe: The Board Game Thread
by Tomous » Thu Apr 16, 2020 1:42 pm

Anyone played Ticket to Ride online? Does it have cross compatibility across the various versions?

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PostRe: The Board Game Thread
by Zilnad » Thu Apr 16, 2020 1:55 pm

I believe it does, yes. It works very well according to my wife.

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PostRe: The Board Game Thread
by <]:^D » Thu Apr 16, 2020 10:56 pm

bought Coup, Codenames, and Betrayal at House on The Hill to play in lockdown.
Coup and Codenames are great. havent tried BAHOTH yet

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PostRe: The Board Game Thread
by fry87 » Fri Apr 17, 2020 1:20 pm

Been playing a fair amount of games on Tabletopia recently which has proven really good once you get used to the at times fiddly controls!

Played a number of games we already knew like Marrakech, Nefarious, Everdell, Wingspan, but also tried some good new ones like Go Nuts For Doughnuts & Gladius.

Would certainly recommend for anyone looking to play online board games with friend & family. Been meaning to try Board Game Arena as well which some of my friends use and has a different selection of games, but haven't had a chance yet.

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PostRe: The Board Game Thread
by Hexx » Sun Apr 26, 2020 11:16 pm

7th Continent (Ultra-Easy mode...we should have failed)



The VIcious Godess is FINALLY complete. Only 20 hours and some mild cheating later...

I still really like the mechanics of this but the punishing difficulty is horrid. I think it's meant ot be played again and again with benefit of knowledge/experience to maike right calls but it's really relly hard. Was hoping for more of an adventure than a repeat play puzzle.

I think we're planning on doing another one.

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PostRe: The Board Game Thread
by more heat than light » Thu Apr 30, 2020 6:04 pm

Could anyone recommend me a new game for me and my partner to play? Simplicity of concept (but still deep) is her preferred type, versus not co-op, must be under 30 mins game time. Current fave is Carcassonne, wasn't a fan of 7 Wonders Dual before anyone says that.

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PostRe: The Board Game Thread
by Zilnad » Thu Apr 30, 2020 6:11 pm

30 minutes is a tight constraint but the below are all short and absolutely excellent.

Hive
Arboretum
Patchwork

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PostRe: The Board Game Thread
by more heat than light » Thu Apr 30, 2020 6:14 pm

Thanks man, I'll go investigate. We just don't have the time after kids have gone to bed to play anything more substantial, plenty of longer games are now gathering dust. :(

EDIT - Arboretum looks exactly like her kind of game. That'll do nicely. Really appreciate it.

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jawafour wrote:You definitely have the biggest one, mhtl - it's strawberry-floatin' massive!
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PostRe: The Board Game Thread
by Zilnad » Thu Apr 30, 2020 6:21 pm

I reckon you can't go wrong with any of those. I'd say take a look at Patchwork first as I think that'll fit your requirements best. All three are fairly inexpensive too.

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PostRe: The Board Game Thread
by more heat than light » Thu Apr 30, 2020 6:22 pm

Ha, too slow on the edit there!

jawafour wrote:You definitely have the biggest one, mhtl - it's strawberry-floatin' massive!
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PostRe: The Board Game Thread
by Zilnad » Thu Apr 30, 2020 6:24 pm

You're welcome :msgreen: Enjoy the game. It's very simple but you'll quickly find yourself scratching your head and umming and ahhing over which cards to keep/discard.


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