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 Joer » Thu Apr 30, 2020 6:24 pm

My Mrs loves Welcome To as a simple, quick and easy to learn game. It’s tough to get her to play any games with me, but that’s one that she actually asks to play.

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PostRe: The Board Game Thread
by more heat than light » Thu Apr 30, 2020 6:36 pm

Joer wrote:My Mrs loves Welcome To as a simple, quick and easy to learn game. It’s tough to get her to play any games with me, but that’s one that she actually asks to play.


Thanks. Always looking for new games to play, will add to the list to investigate. :)

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PostRe: The Board Game Thread
by Rex Kramer » Thu Apr 30, 2020 8:02 pm

more heat than light wrote: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.

Kingdomino sounds perfect for what you're after.

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PostRe: The Board Game Thread
by more heat than light » Thu Apr 30, 2020 8:19 pm

Rex Kramer wrote:
more heat than light wrote: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.

Kingdomino sounds perfect for what you're after.


This sounds great, thanks!

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PostRe: The Board Game Thread
by Zilnad » Thu Apr 30, 2020 9:25 pm

My wife just smashed me in a game of Brass Birmingham. I'm so proud :wub:

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PostRe: The Board Game Thread
by fry87 » Fri May 01, 2020 12:01 pm

more heat than light wrote: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.

Have you tried Jaipur? It's one of mine and my partners favourite fairly short, 2 person games.

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PostRe: The Board Game Thread
by Tomous » Sat May 23, 2020 9:20 am

My missus mentioned giving Pandemic a go. Would you guys recommend starting with the base game?

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PostRe: The Board Game Thread
by Hypes » Sat May 23, 2020 9:32 am

Yes. I've never played any of the expansions
Unless you mean instead of Legacy, in which case yes you should play that, but you can (and should) also play the base game on that before you start

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PostRe: The Board Game Thread
by Joer » Sat May 23, 2020 9:48 am

Yeah, the base game is still good even after playing Legacy and from what I know a lot of the expansions are really good too. Can’t really go wrong with Pandemic!

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PostRe: The Board Game Thread
by Hexx » Sat May 23, 2020 9:53 am

You can play base pandemic with the legacy box before you start the legacy side iirc

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PostRe: The Board Game Thread
by Zilnad » Sat May 23, 2020 11:16 am

Hexx wrote:You can play base pandemic with the legacy box before you start the legacy side iirc


Correct

Think my wife and I are going to give the first case a go in Sherlock Holmes Consulting Detective: The Thames Murders tonight. We finished the Jack the Ripper one last week and needed more!

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PostRe: The Board Game Thread
by Tomous » Sat May 23, 2020 1:48 pm

Hexx wrote:You can play base pandemic with the legacy box before you start the legacy side iirc



Should i try and get Legacy Season 1 then?

What is Legacy?

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PostRe: The Board Game Thread
by Hexx » Sat May 23, 2020 1:54 pm

Pandemic Legacy is 12-24 games set over 12 months. (If you lose a month, you get a second go which is why it's 12-24 games).

It starts off as a normal pandemic game. But every month adds new rules, removes old rules, changes rules, adds mew characters/aniltiyes. tokens. You can be asked to add stickers the rules, to the board, to characters. You might be asked to tear up objectives and get new ones. The game changes (Signigicantly) over 12 months due to ongoing narrative.

I wouldn't go into as your first Pandemic - but if you think you will you can buy it, play normally (IIRC the rule book tells you how to - it's an officially supported option) for a few games to learn the basic, then turn on the legacy.

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PostRe: The Board Game Thread
by Hypes » Sat May 23, 2020 6:20 pm

It's a game that changes every time you play starting off as your bog standard pandemic game which I'd definitely recommend playing several times first without changing anything. Each game you play then adds new or changes characters/tokens/rules and other gameplay elements. You open packages, tear up cards and stick stickers on the game board.
It's one of the best gaming experiences you can have so I'd definitely recommend getting it. You could always try the base game app version out as well

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PostRe: The Board Game Thread
by Rex Kramer » Sun May 24, 2020 4:22 pm

Picked up Quacks of Quedlingburg and played the first game today. Cracking little game, looks like a decent mix of luck and strategy with some interesting alternatives due to the different spell books. Anyone else played it?

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PostRe: The Board Game Thread
by DML » Sun May 24, 2020 4:26 pm

Rex Kramer wrote:Picked up Quacks of Quedlingburg and played the first game today. Cracking little game, looks like a decent mix of luck and strategy with some interesting alternatives due to the different spell books. Anyone else played it?


Quacks is one of my favourites. Very fun game, I'd recommend it to anyone.

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PostRe: The Board Game Thread
by Zilnad » Sun May 24, 2020 4:42 pm

DML wrote:
Rex Kramer wrote:Picked up Quacks of Quedlingburg and played the first game today. Cracking little game, looks like a decent mix of luck and strategy with some interesting alternatives due to the different spell books. Anyone else played it?


Quacks is one of my favourites. Very fun game, I'd recommend it to anyone.


Same here. It's been one of our top played games for a while and has been a hit with everyone I've introduced to it.

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PostRe: The Board Game Thread
by Hypes » Sun May 24, 2020 6:58 pm

Zilnad wrote:
DML wrote:
Rex Kramer wrote:Picked up Quacks of Quedlingburg and played the first game today. Cracking little game, looks like a decent mix of luck and strategy with some interesting alternatives due to the different spell books. Anyone else played it?


Quacks is one of my favourites. Very fun game, I'd recommend it to anyone.


Same here. It's been one of our top played games for a while and has been a hit with everyone I've introduced to it.

Yes, really enjoy it even though I have a knack for picking white tokens

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PostRe: The Board Game Thread
by Hexx » Mon May 25, 2020 2:42 pm

Clank Legacy - Game 1


Quite like this - it's a nice twist on base Clank so far, and the additions to the map in just the first game are interesting. I'm not sure how the co-op but competative thing is going to work out.


We did this on TTS due to current conditions. The mod was good - but you definately lose a lot from the experience not actually destroying cards/adding stickers etc

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PostRe: The Board Game Thread
by Hypes » Tue May 26, 2020 12:40 am

There's a Clank Legacy?

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