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Re: NEW Boardgames thread

Postby martha » 07 Apr 2015, 18:56

Both sound interesting to me.

This weekend I played Avalon Hill's Kingmaker with my 10 year old daughter. I'd forgotten how LONG avalon hill games are. We started at 10pm and finished up around 2am with the usual stalemate. I've been spoiled by the current trend of short, easy to play Euro games. Regardless of length and over complexity of rules, Veronica fucking loved it. She didn't even mind the random luck element involved in it that is a game destroyer for my husband Jeff. I have to try to find the variant cards now somewhere as mine were damaged in a flooded storage unit and have long been discarded.
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Postby Corporate whore » 07 Apr 2015, 19:19

Great, have not played Kingmaker for years.
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Postby martha » 07 Apr 2015, 19:32

One of the better AH titles in my opinion.
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Postby martha » 07 Apr 2015, 19:33

What I really want is AH's DUNE. I loved Dune. But it's ludicrously expensive to replace my destroyed copy of that game at this stage.

I watch Ebay, but never manage to score it for my price point which is 50 bucks complete.
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Postby Corporate whore » 08 Apr 2015, 11:51

martha wrote:One of the better AH titles in my opinion.


I've got the original version, which differs from the AH version by not having any of that voting; the King hands out the jobs as he feels fit.
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Postby Corporate whore » 08 Apr 2015, 11:52

Last copy of Dube I saw went for about £70.
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Postby Toby » 01 May 2015, 13:42

Latest acquisitions and plays

Robinson Crusoe - awesome co-op survival. Very difficult!

Sylla - not tried this yet, Roman republic game.

Arboretum - lovely looking card game with trees

Space Cadets Dice Duel - ludicrously fun!

Played Quartermaster General as well - WW2 game about supply that is really nicely designed as well as being quick and fast.

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Postby martha » 20 May 2015, 15:21

Well I just bought two games on Massdrop that I've been considering for a long time for Jeff's Birthday. The first was a bundle with Twillight Imperium, one of those games I've played and enjoyed but never bothered to buy because it's hard to find diehard gamers willing to devote an entire day of gaming to the thing. The other was Roll for the Galaxy, which I've heard nothing but good things about. I got both games for around 50% off the retail price, which worked for me.

https://www.massdrop.com/r/RMS38V
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Postby Corporate whore » 21 May 2015, 22:49

That's a good deal on Roll for the Galaxy, until recently it's been very hard to source in the UK at any price.
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Postby Toby » 28 Jun 2015, 11:39

Recent purchases include :

Elysium - 7 Wonders-esque game about set collecting. Not particularly complex, but fast and deep. Added replay with different Gods you can use.

Extra Extra! New Mayfair game about running a newspaper. Not had a chance to play yet.

Arboretum - nice looking card game.

Gallery of Masters - remake of Knizia's Modern Art game. Family loved it when we played it on holiday.

Robinson Crusoe - epic co-op survival that is incredibly difficult.

Paperback - really nice Dominion clone with a Scrabble element. lovely artwork as well. Probably will become a family favourite.

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Postby Corporate whore » 29 Jun 2015, 07:48

I'm definately interested I Extra! Extra!, hopefully I will get to try it this weekend at the Manchester games convention.
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Postby Corporate whore » 04 Jul 2015, 11:31

So it's the Manchester games convention this week - yesterday I played;

Marco Polo: The journey - new to me, obviously a game of skill,
Roll for the Galexy- got totally sparked
Castles of Burgendy- close game with a higher than average total score
Baltimore and Ohio - a tight game: I was pipped at the post.

Today it's 2038- some hardcore train gaming.
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Postby Toby » 04 Jul 2015, 13:57

Imperial Settlers, Marco Polo and Imperial Assault are in my sights at the mo.

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Postby Corporate whore » 04 Jul 2015, 14:19

I really liked Marco Polo- there is nothing new, but what it does, it does well.

Saturday comprised of 2038
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Game of Soccer - unbelievably awful. Avoid.
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Re: NEW Boardgames thread

Postby Ray K. » 10 Jul 2015, 17:39

I received Agricola for my birthday and finally had the chance to play it last night. As with nearly every first play I think I screwed up some rules and didn't play a very strong strategic game - two players 22-11. I suspect the next attempt will yield higher scores (we practically ignored major and minor improvements and occupations).

Also had a blast over the weekend playing Betrayal at House on the Hill with my brother and our four respective kids.

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Postby Corporate whore » 10 Jul 2015, 22:50

The major improvements are vital; you need the cooking hearths to get control of the food IMO. You should be looking for scores north of 35 points with two people.
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Re: NEW Boardgames thread

Postby Ray K. » 11 Jul 2015, 21:05

Second game yielded similar scores. My opponent failed to use every field and had a begging card. I spent resources on improvements that really didn't help. Three will be a charm. I am enjoying it though... very groovy game.

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Re: NEW Boardgames thread

Postby Toby » 11 Jul 2015, 21:06

Imperial Assault arrived today. It'll be some time until it's opened but I'm looking forward to a bit of old school figure painting with it.

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Re: NEW Boardgames thread

Postby di Maio » 12 Jul 2015, 04:32

Billybob Dylan wrote:
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?


:lol: You might in the WVU version!

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Re: NEW Boardgames thread

Postby Corporate whore » 12 Jul 2015, 19:31

Toby wrote: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.


Its quite deep - there is an iPad version which is a good way of learning the ropes.
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