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Re: NEW Boardgames thread

Postby Ray K. » 16 Jul 2015, 16:01

My ladies and I opened and played Survive: Escape from Atlantis two nights ago. It was called for again last night. I suspect it's going to see a great deal of table time and it's one they can play with their friends.

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Postby Toby » 30 Oct 2015, 09:10

Latest additions

The Grizzled - beautiful little co-op game about French soldiers surviving the WW1 trenches.

Flick Em Up - Western themed Dexterity games. Comes in a beautiful wooden box and oozes theme.

A Fake Artist Goes to New York - Japanese co-op drawing game with a traitor mechanic

Fury of Dracula - FFG reprint of the classic, just arrived today.

Harbour - another little trading euro game. I love games in small boxes.

Pax Pamir - Phil Eklund game about the balance of power in 1840's Afghanistan. It's great.

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Re: NEW Boardgames thread

Postby Corporate whore » 30 Oct 2015, 11:36

I took a look at Pax Pamir, wish I had bought it now!

We played Ponzi Scheme last night - its a really nasty game, although I'm not sure of its replay value.

My favourites for the Essen crop so far are Diluvia Project from Spielwerxx (medium heavy worker placement) and Ships - which is a medium/heavy worker placement game.
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Postby Corporate whore » 30 Oct 2015, 11:37

Nasty as in evil, natch
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Postby martha » 30 Oct 2015, 18:59

Recent acquisitions

Pleasant Dreams - 2 player game picked up at Pax Prime in September. Goal is to wake your opponent up. Cards are nightmares and pleasant dreams -- has some interesting cutthroat strategy involved.
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Paperback - Described accurately as Scrabble meets Dominion. Also picked up at Pax and highly recommended for word nerds.

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Lanterns - Splendor with floating lanterns instead of gems and a hell of a lot more strategy and planning involved. Better than Splendor, and easy to learn -- very good game.

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Broom Service - Resource delivery, hand management, bluff and press your luck. Surprisingly robust. Probably my favorite of the new acquisitions. Don't let the typical Ravensburger kid-friendly look of it mislead you -- it's very strategic and fun for adults.

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Onirim - solitary or 2 player card game -- cute art, reasonably fun for a 1 player or 2 player game.
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Tanto Cuore: Oktoberfest - Dominion with cards that have Japanese anime and manga style Bavarian maids on them. Jeff's favorite of the new acquisitions... :lol:

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Re: NEW Boardgames thread

Postby Hepcat » 09 Dec 2015, 00:20

A couple of board games just fetched very good prices (including buyer's premium) in the November 2015 Hake's Americana auction:

Hasbro Creature from the Black Lagoon - $1707.75

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Ideal King Kong - $805.00

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Nice games! Wish I had them.

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Re: NEW Boardgames thread

Postby Velvis » 09 Dec 2015, 00:39

I clicked on this thinking it was going to be a NEW board games thread, as advertised. BUT IT'S NOT! IT'S THE SAME OLD ONE!

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Re: NEW Boardgames thread

Postby Toby » 09 Dec 2015, 12:10

Recently acquired Cave Evil, which sort of takes its aesthetic cue from very early AD&D and line drawings of grotesque demons before it was sanitised for the 2nd edition. It's a fast tactical game that was produced on a budget (the map is paper and everything is made of card) but is really good. Incredibly chaotic too, so if you're a fan of Euros don't go near it. Upwards of £100 on BGG so I was happy to snag a mint copy for under £50.

Also picked up Broom Service on Martha's suggestion, but not played yet.

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Re: NEW Boardgames thread

Postby Toby » 09 Dec 2015, 15:31

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I'm also enjoying Quartermaster General. All the 'fun' of WW II in 75 minutes. And unusually it plays faster with lots of players than with just two.


My local gaming group have been playing this regularly since it came out. I like it a lot - every session seems to be very different.

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Re: NEW Boardgames thread

Postby Corporate whore » 11 Dec 2015, 15:01

Yesterday we tried 'Ponzi Scheme', which I like, but after two tries I can't decide if there is a really deep strategy, or if its just chaotic.
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Re: NEW Boardgames thread

Postby Ray K. » 11 Dec 2015, 16:07

We just picked up New York 1901 and Ghost Stories. My girls really liked both but Ghost Stories is going to take some tactical rethinking if we're ever going to win a game.

Martha - Broom Service has been on my list since I first read about it.

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Re: NEW Boardgames thread

Postby hippopotamus » 15 Jan 2016, 01:35

Played this last weekend and its my new favourite game, it's so CLEVER
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Re: NEW Boardgames thread

Postby martha » 15 Jan 2016, 05:06

Christmas brought us a slew of new things and expansions.

We're loving Five Tribes, Brass, Castles of Burgundy, Arboretum and the expansions for Pandemic. Haven't started the others yet, but so far those five are all winners at Chez Marthe
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Re: NEW Boardgames thread

Postby Toby » 15 Jan 2016, 07:48

Picked up Shinobi Clans, Funemployed and Spartacus recently.

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Re: NEW Boardgames thread

Postby hippopotamus » 15 Jan 2016, 11:27

I also got given
Hey, that's my fish.

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It's really surprisingly good. More along the lines of Chess or Go than... penguins. Also, now both times we've played it I got to play the youtube clip of Benedict Cumberbatch pronouncing the word Penguin in all sorts of weird and bizarre ways, which really ADDS.
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Re: NEW Boardgames thread

Postby Toby » 15 Jan 2016, 11:43

That's a really good game, especially for kids. Surprisingly deep strategy.

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Re: NEW Boardgames thread

Postby Corporate whore » 16 Jan 2016, 18:52

martha wrote:Christmas brought us a slew of new things and expansions.

We're loving Five Tribes, Brass, Castles of Burgundy, Arboretum and the expansions for Pandemic. Haven't started the others yet, but so far those five are all winners at Chez Marthe


I was one of the playtesters of Brass.... My name is in the rules somewhere (or at least it was in the first edition).

My new favourite game is Fast Food Magnate - deep stuff. I picked up Fields of Arle last week but have not read the rules yet.
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Postby Toby » 16 Jan 2016, 20:21

You mean Food Chain Magnate?

I passed on it due to cost and now it's out of print. :(

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Re: NEW Boardgames thread

Postby martha » 17 Jan 2016, 02:03

hippopotamus wrote:I also got given
Hey, that's my fish.

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It's really surprisingly good. More along the lines of Chess or Go than... penguins. Also, now both times we've played it I got to play the youtube clip of Benedict Cumberbatch pronouncing the word Penguin in all sorts of weird and bizarre ways, which really ADDS.


Yeah that was one of my daughter's favorites for a while, she went through a penguin mad craze a few years back. Good game.
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Re: NEW Boardgames thread

Postby Corporate whore » 17 Jan 2016, 19:28

Toby wrote:You mean Food Chain Magnate?

I passed on it due to cost and now it's out of print. :(


That's the one - it's a real brain burner.
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