NEW Boardgames thread

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Re: NEW Boardgames thread

Postby Toby » 25 Feb 2016, 11:24

Thankfully Food Chain Magnate is being reprinted! 90 euros though, ouch.

New acquisitions

Carcassonne & Splendor (more for my local game nights)


Also wanting The Gallerist.

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Postby Toby » 14 Apr 2016, 09:58

The pc/mac implementation of GMT's classic Twilight Struggle is out. I was soundly thrashed by the USSR on my first go.

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Re: NEW Boardgames thread

Postby Corporate whore » 17 Apr 2016, 09:19

The implementation is a bit buggy- some of the events are not working properlyfor a start.
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Postby Toby » 19 Jun 2016, 07:45

New additions -

The Gallerist
Food Chain Magnate
Falling Sky - The Gallic Revolt against Caesar
A Study in Emerald

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Re: NEW Boardgames thread

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Corporate whore wrote:The implementation is a bit buggy- some of the events are not working properlyfor a start.


Which were sorted out quite promptly: not sure what someone who has not played the board game version will make of it.
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Postby Corporate whore » 22 Jun 2016, 19:19

Toby wrote:New additions -

The Gallerist
Food Chain Magnate
Falling Sky - The Gallic Revolt against Caesar
A Study in Emerald


FCM is ace, possibly my game of the year thus far.

Assume that's Study in Emerald V2? I have a copy but have never played it.
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Postby Toby » 12 Sep 2016, 11:22

Going to Spiele in Essen for the first time next month.

There's not a huge amount I'm actually interested in seeing/buying apart from the latest in the "Pax" series - Renaissance. But it's more for the atmosphere and the spectacle more than anything else. I'll probably pick up a few boardgames for my son as well.

Not much on the new purchases, apart from Neanderthal & Scythe, which I've not even opened yet.

I also tentatively started my own boardgaming blog - https://isitmygo.wordpress.com/

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Re: NEW Boardgames thread

Postby martha » 13 Sep 2016, 02:38

Cool! I'll check your blog out.


Well earlier in September I went to PAX as I do every year since 2011.

At Pax, I played the following: (* represents games I already owned)
Phoenix: Dawn Command
Spiredice
Thanks For Coming In!
True Messiah
Breaker Blocks
Complicated Board Game the Card Game
Flapjack Flipout
Head Hunters
Junking
Codenames *
Codenames Pictures
Red Flags
Imploding Kittens
Exploding Kittens*
Pathfinder*
Shadowrun*
Oh My God! There's An Axe In My Head
Tsuro*
Shadows Over Westminster
Tanto Cuore*
Captain Sonar
Splendor*
Mysterium and expansion*
T.I.M.E Stories
Dixit*
Car Wars*
Zombie Dice
Love Letter*
Isle of Skye
Agricola*
Caverna*
Patchwork*
Goonies: Adventure Card Game
Lanterns: the Harvest Festival digital version (* for tabletop version, had not tried digital play before)
God Hates Charades

And playtested these prototype games:
- 10-Minute Heist - Nick Sibicky
- Dark Forest - Alice Yuan
- Food Truck Champion - David MacKenzie

And I attended these Board Game related Panels:
The Art and Science of Teaching Board Games - Hippogriff Theatre
Gaming in the Classroom: How Play Can Improve Our Schools - Chipmunk Theatre

I kickstartered or comitted to pre-order/crowdfund
Spiredice
Thanks For Coming In!
Breaker Blocks
Complicated Board Game the Card Game
Flapjack Flipout

And I purchased:
Junking
Codenames Pictures
Imploding Kittens
Captain Sonar
Mysterium's expansion
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Postby martha » 13 Sep 2016, 02:39

Of all of that Spiredice and Captain Sonar were my favorites.
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Re: NEW Boardgames thread

Postby Corporate whore » 15 Sep 2016, 10:41

Toby wrote:Going to Spiele in Essen for the first time next month.

There's not a huge amount I'm actually interested in seeing/buying apart from the latest in the "Pax" series - Renaissance. But it's more for the atmosphere and the spectacle more than anything else. I'll probably pick up a few boardgames for my son as well.

Not much on the new purchases, apart from Neanderthal & Scythe, which I've not even opened yet.

I also tentatively started my own boardgaming blog - https://isitmygo.wordpress.com/


I will be there Thursday / Friday - unfortunately (for the first time ever) we wont have a stand: Although I will undoubtedly be using the Stratamax stand as a base; Max is a great bloke if you drop by for a chat.

Have you seen the preview list on the Geek - I have started going through it (all 25 pages) and compiling a short list of the things I want to see. I then go and get demo's and usually end up buying about 25% of the stuff on my list. There are also a few people I trust who I take advice from.

If you don't have plans for the evening, we usually go to a beerkeller we know and then back to the hotel to play games - I will send you details on Facebook.
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Re: NEW Boardgames thread

Postby Corporate whore » 15 Sep 2016, 10:52

martha wrote:Of all of that Spiredice and Captain Sonar were my favorites.


That's an impressive list!
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Postby Toby » 15 Sep 2016, 11:34

Corporate whore wrote:
Toby wrote:Going to Spiele in Essen for the first time next month.

There's not a huge amount I'm actually interested in seeing/buying apart from the latest in the "Pax" series - Renaissance. But it's more for the atmosphere and the spectacle more than anything else. I'll probably pick up a few boardgames for my son as well.

Not much on the new purchases, apart from Neanderthal & Scythe, which I've not even opened yet.

I also tentatively started my own boardgaming blog - https://isitmygo.wordpress.com/


I will be there Thursday / Friday - unfortunately (for the first time ever) we wont have a stand: Although I will undoubtedly be using the Stratamax stand as a base; Max is a great bloke if you drop by for a chat.

Have you seen the preview list on the Geek - I have started going through it (all 25 pages) and compiling a short list of the things I want to see. I then go and get demo's and usually end up buying about 25% of the stuff on my list. There are also a few people I trust who I take advice from.

If you don't have plans for the evening, we usually go to a beerkeller we know and then back to the hotel to play games - I will send you details on Facebook.


Ah cool, I had forgotten you'll be there. We are actually staying in Dusseldorf as we booked relatively late and couldn't find anywhere in Essen that was suitable. We travel on the Thursday and are using Friday as our main day, so it would be good to meet up. No plans for the evening as of yet so I reckon we'll be good for boozes.

I've had a look through the list. There are probably about 5 I might buy - Mare Nostrum I'm interested in, Victory or Death, Pax Renaissance and maybe a couple of others.

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Re: NEW Boardgames thread

Postby Corporate whore » 15 Sep 2016, 11:50

if you decide to go next year, let me know and I should be able to get you into our hotel (we essentially book the entire hotel), its in walking distance of the Messe.

Thursday night is usually 'barrel night' for our gang at the Housbraerie;
http://www.ruettenscheider-hausbrauerei.de/

(although that's not confirmed). Its handy for the Messe, and a short U-bahn ride to the main train station.
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Postby Toby » 15 Sep 2016, 11:56

Nice one. I'll drop you a line on FB nearer the time and I'll see if we can meet up with you. Going with 3 others, and another I'm meeting up with.

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Re: NEW Boardgames thread

Postby Ray K. » 07 Oct 2016, 14:46

A couple new ones in the K household:

Citadels (this has been a real hit with my girls)
Isle of Skye (another hit with the family)
City of Spies (my adult folks dig this)
and Karuba (haven't gotten this to the table yet)

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Re: NEW Boardgames thread

Postby Toby » 12 Mar 2017, 14:50

Recent purchases

Scythe
Pax Renaissance
Fabled Fruit
Mondrian the Dice Game
They who were 8
Odin's Ravens
Shadowrun Crossfire
Karuba
Cave Evil War Cults
Kanagawa
Cuba Libre

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Re: NEW Boardgames thread

Postby Corporate whore » 12 Mar 2017, 21:06

Terraforming Mars,
Great western Trails
1846 for me.

I scored a second hand Age of Rennaisaince last week as well- I already have a copy but it's warn out so a spare will come in handy.
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Re: NEW Boardgames thread

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Re: NEW Boardgames thread

Postby martha » 13 Mar 2017, 05:06

Corporate whore wrote:Terraforming Mars,
Great western Trails
1846 for me.

I scored a second hand Age of Rennaisaince last week as well- I already have a copy but it's warn out so a spare will come in handy.


Cool. Age of Renaissance is such a great game.


My most recent acquisitions:

Above and Below
Ars Alchimia
Deception Murder in Hong Kong
Formula De
Rick and Morty "Total Rickall"
Alchemists: The King's Golem
Fearsome Floors
Reissue of Diplomacy
The Great Dalmuti

I just did a massdrop order for the reprint of Robinson Crusoe that I am excited to get in April when it ships.
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