NEW Boardgames thread

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Re: NEW Boardgames thread

Postby Corporate whore » 22 Jun 2016, 19:17

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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Re: NEW Boardgames thread

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 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

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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
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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

Postby Toby » 17 Aug 2017, 11:34

Recent additions

Roll through the Ages
Time of Crisis
KingDomimo
Concordia (what a beauty this is)
The Lost Expedition
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Re: NEW Boardgames thread

Postby martha » 17 Aug 2017, 13:09

Corporate whore wrote:Great western Trails.


How is that? At the moment its topping my wish list for my birthday in September, along with Clank.
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Re: NEW Boardgames thread

Postby Corporate whore » 27 Aug 2017, 14:41

martha wrote:
Corporate whore wrote:Great western Trails.


How is that? At the moment its topping my wish list for my birthday in September, along with Clank.

I like it a lot, it's quite 'heavy' in the sense that there is more going on then you expect.
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Re: NEW Boardgames thread

Postby martha » 30 Aug 2017, 02:42

Corporate whore wrote:
martha wrote:
Corporate whore wrote:Great western Trails.


How is that? At the moment its topping my wish list for my birthday in September, along with Clank.

I like it a lot, it's quite 'heavy' in the sense that there is more going on then you expect.


Cool I'm hoping to playtest it at Pax this weekend. Stronghold Games doesn't have a booth, but Uncle's may have a playtest copy available to try. I'm definitely going to try Clank! as they have Clank! and Clank! In! Space! in the freeplay tabletop area. Renegade doesn't have a booth this year either...shame.

I'm also planning on playing these at the indie megabooth tabletop section:
Abandon Planet by Orange Machine Games - designed by Don Eskridge, this is billed as a 4-8 player social game where you dodge a meteoric apocalypse and desert the planet for space.

By Order of the Queen by Junk Spirit Games is designed by David Gerrard and billed as a 2-4 player cooperative RPG-lite game. It looks fun.

Fantastic Factories is a 2-5 player engine builder worker placement game -- you are in a manufacturing arms race to build the most efficient factories in the shortest amount of time. Looks promising.

Sarah's Singularity by Wandering Monster Studios has each player playing parallel universe or alternate universe versions of the same person -- you time travel to fix mistakes and recover lost objects and companions scattered in time. It's right up my alley. They are planning an October Kickstarter for it.

Human Era by Lay Waste Games is a social deduction game. Our group likes these kinds of games so I'm giving it a try but I have no info on it really. It's by the same company that did Dragoon.

I'm a bit interested to see how the Larklamp works there's a LarkLamp game called "Wisp in the Vale" in the indie megabooth I may check out also...I'm pretty sure that due to vision issues in our group it won't work for us, but I still want to check it out and see if it adds anything interesting to gaming to use the Larklamp. I'm pretty sure it will just add annoyance.

In the freeplay tabletop area I'll probably try Shadow Over Westminster again.

I definitely want to try out Goblins at the Gates, Sparkle Kitty, Klask, Shadows of Brimstone, and Keyflower.

There's a bunch of unpublished prototypes there too....
    - Alice & Dawson Davis (Build-O-Saurus)
    - Benjamin Meader (Aloft)
    - Black Fern Studios (Microtopia)
    - Blue Heron Games (Eminence Grise)
    - Chad Gray & Lillian Gray (Goatfish)
    - Daily Magic Games (Crabs!, Corsairs, Horizons)
    - Dickie Adams (Emprise)
    - Doug Field (Champions of Centerville)
    - Eric Portney (Rubicon)
    - Eric Wahlquist & Levi Jette (Monster Hockey)
    - Flatout Games (Dollars to Donuts)
    - Graviti Entertainment (YoiShen)
    - Greg Farnsworth & Jake Branch (The Fall of Klamathia)
    - IDENTECO (IDENTECO RPG)
    - Jason Strong (3 Ring Circus)
    - Kevin Long (Lost Plateau)
    - Luke Turpeinen (Food Truck Rally)
    - Luminary Games (Ivion)
    - Mark Jindra (Delving!)
    - Mark Jindra & David Radzik (Before They Hatch)
    - Mark Jindra & Kevin Endo (Alien Overrun)
    - Mark Starr (Caprecia)
    - Matt Jacobs (Abstract Proto)
    - Matt Lloyd (Terminus Breach TD)
    - Michael Hawker (TBD)
    - Nicole Jekich (Bento Box)
    - Phillip Schmitte (Scrapture)
    - Thing 12 Games (Dice of Pirates)

And a panel on the data science of board games I'm interested in. Should be a fun weekend.
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Re: NEW Boardgames thread

Postby martha » 06 Sep 2017, 07:22

l wasn't able to play test GWT. I tried Clank! and bought it.

I play tested Abandon Planet by Orange Machine Games and bought a pre order of it.

Purchased By Order of the Queen by Junk Spirit Games.

Wasn't able to play test Fantastic Factories, just had brief sales pitch and demo.

Sarah's Singularity was goofy and fun. We'll Kickstarter it in October probably.

Human Era was absolutely great. It's a deductive reasoning game but there's a twist on the usual good V's evil hidden role bluffing style games in that there's a middle group to complicate things....really fun. Veronica loved it.

The Larklamp was interesting...but fiddly and more gimmicky than exciting to me, although "Wisp in the Vale" had some fun game dynamics to it.

Veronica loved Sparkle Kitty so we bought that

Keyflower was brilliant.

The game I liked best was Emergence. It was fantastic. We enjoyed it so much we went ahead and Kickstartered emergence dark Ops which comes with a copy of emergence at the $69 level. It was probably my favorite game at Pax this year. Took everything we like about Avalon/ the resistance and bumped it up a notch.
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