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NEW Boardgames thread

Postby Toby » 29 Nov 2010, 12:40

We did have one recently but it seems to have disappeared.

I just ordered this bad boy

http://www.treefroggames.com/london

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Re: NEW Boardgames thread

Postby Corporate whore » 29 Nov 2010, 16:16

And a very fine game it is too.

All sold out by the manufacturers (us) already, although a reprint might be in the making.

If you look very carefully at the credits you will notice my name isn't listed because that useless basterd Wallace forgot to add it....

Its not been a classic year for games, but my favourite game not called London this year is 20th Century from CGE;

http://boardgamegeek.com/boardgame/85036/20th-century

Troyes is also getting good press, but unfirtunately they sold out before I could get a copy.
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Re: NEW Boardgames thread

Postby Loki » 29 Nov 2010, 20:15

Not a board game, but I didn't know where else to post this. Anyone ever played Cornhole?


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I played for the first time in Florida last week. Fun. Kinda like Horseshoes.
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Re: NEW Boardgames thread

Postby Corporate whore » 29 Nov 2010, 20:21

Myrrhtha wrote:I haven't played London yet. My favorite new games I've played so far this year have been:

7 Wonders
Catacombs
Leaping Lemmings
Loch Ness

And last years' Small World, Battlestar Galactica, Quirkle Cubes and Castle Panic


7 Wonders was going down a storm as well, but I've not had the chance to try it out.
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Re: NEW Boardgames thread

Postby GoogaMooga » 29 Nov 2010, 20:27

Remember Avalon Hill's strategic war games? The rule book was novel length! We always ended up playing a simplified version. I want to play the Japanese game "Go" again.
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Re: NEW Boardgames thread

Postby Hepcat » 05 Dec 2010, 22:52

My mint-in-box board game collection consists of the following:

Canadian Armchair Football (Betzoid Games)

Dracula Mystery Game (Hasbro)

Superman Game (Hasbro)

The Amazing Spider-Man with the Fantastic Four Game (Milton Bradley)

Casper the Friendly Ghost Game (Milton Bradley)

The Deputy Game (Milton Bradley)

Disney's the Little Mermaid (Milton Bradley)

Howdy Doody's Adventure Game (Milton Bradley)

Lost in Space (Milton Bradley)

The Outer Limits Game (Milton Bradley)

Super Heroes Strategy Game (Milton Bradley)

The Mad Magazine Game (Parker Bros.)

Shindig Teen Game (Remco)

The Tom and Jerry Game (Selchow & Righter)

Johnny Ringo Western Game (Transogram)

Mighty Comics Super Heroes Game (Transogram)

Terrytoons Hide n' Seek Game (Transogram)


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Re: NEW Boardgames thread

Postby Hepcat » 06 Dec 2010, 00:28

This game is a top priority for me:

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Re: NEW Boardgames thread

Postby Loki » 06 Dec 2010, 00:48

There's a Mad Mag game? Cool.

As opposed to NEW ones, I wonder if anyone remembers this one~

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Re: NEW Boardgames thread

Postby Corporate whore » 06 Dec 2010, 11:16

Myrrhtha wrote:
corporate whohohore wrote:
Myrrhtha wrote:I haven't played London yet. My favorite new games I've played so far this year have been:

7 Wonders
Catacombs
Leaping Lemmings
Loch Ness

And last years' Small World, Battlestar Galactica, Quirkle Cubes and Castle Panic


7 Wonders was going down a storm as well, but I've not had the chance to try it out.


Best game I've played since Agricola. It's really fun, simple to learn for the non-gamer friends you may have, addictive as fuck to play and quick -- but strategic. I can't wait to get my hands on some expansion sets.


Have you tried Le Havre?

I prefer to Agricola (which I also love).

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Re: NEW Boardgames thread

Postby Toby » 06 Dec 2010, 13:41

I've been tempted by Le Havre.

However I just bought this as it's been reprinted..

http://boardgamegeek.com/boardgame/91/paths-of-glory

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Postby Corporate whore » 06 Dec 2010, 14:48

Myrrhtha wrote:Nah, I haven't played Le Havre yet, a friend suggested it several months back but we played Caylus instead. I'll have to check it out I guess.


It's very much in the same vein as Caylus and Agricola-the main difference is that you are often presented with multiple things you want to do, rather then having to make the best of a bad job because other players have taken all the good options.
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Re: NEW Boardgames thread

Postby Hepcat » 06 Dec 2010, 15:55

Loki wrote:There's a Mad Mag game? Cool.


Yes. Here it is:

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I bought one new off the shelf over 25 years ago.

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Re: NEW Boardgames thread

Postby Loki » 06 Dec 2010, 22:48

Myrrhtha wrote:
Careers was a luck based game -- no skill really at all involved in it, but still somehow appealing to play. They have completely fucked up the most recent releases of Careers though -- they took out all the "sexist" stuff and dumbed down the game play even further and in doing so ruined it. The latest versions of the game are really just horrible, same is true for Life, Stratego, Connect Four and dozens of other "classic" boardgames. There was no reason whatsoever to redesign them.

I had no idea they remade it. Haven't seen it anywhere.
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Re: NEW Boardgames thread

Postby souphound » 07 Dec 2010, 14:21

By the way, I gave up on Risk a few years ago. In the sets you buy today, the soldiers are so light and flimsy that they can barely stand up. Most annoying.
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Re: NEW Boardgames thread

Postby Toby » 12 Jul 2011, 16:10

Purchased a few since...


Ghost Stories - superb co-op game
Game of Thrones LCG
Power Grid
King of Tokyo (great for kids - godzilla-like bash-a-thon
7 Wonders Leaders
Mansions of Madness - great Cthulhu themed co-op.

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Re: NEW Boardgames thread

Postby The Prof » 12 Jul 2011, 16:12

corporate whore wrote:
If you look very carefully at the credits you will notice my name isn't listed


I noticed that.

Tried London several times and gave up.

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Re: NEW Boardgames thread

Postby souphound » 12 Jul 2011, 20:06

Jimmy Jazz wrote::(

Whatever happened to Scrabble ?



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Re: NEW Boardgames thread

Postby Corporate whore » 12 Jul 2011, 20:07

Who took my username you c**t wrote:Power Grid


Great game.


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Re: NEW Boardgames thread

Postby Billybob Dylan » 13 Jul 2011, 19:06

Loki wrote:Not a board game, but I didn't know where else to post this. Anyone ever played Cornhole?


Ok now that you've stopped laughing, here's what it looks like.

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Cornhole? So you're supposed to er... take a dump and get it through the little holes?
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Re: NEW Boardgames thread

Postby Toby » 14 Jul 2011, 09:14

I played Tigris and Euphrates this week but must admit that it left me entirely nonplussed. I know it's a good game but I need about another 2 or 3 goes before I begin to get a grip of the strategy.