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Board Games Thread
« on: Sat, 26 March 2016, 04:08:52 »
Hey GH,

Which board games do you guys enjoy playing?

Been getting into board games, and have been really excited about playing some:

Spyfall
Codenames
One Night Ultimate Werewolf
Resistance
Cards Against Humanity + expansions (of course)
Mafia de Cuba

As you can see, I love those games with lots of social interaction, and social deduction (lying and what not). Always makes for good fun with almost any group of people, as you can get to know each other better, and figure out if you can read their lies.

What do you all enjoy playing? What are some other ones that I may enjoy? Just wanted to make a thread so we have a good place to discuss. ^-^

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Re: Board Games Thread
« Reply #1 on: Sat, 26 March 2016, 08:11:15 »
Check out sheriff of Nottingham. If you like the lying aspect, it's great! Haha

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« Reply #2 on: Sun, 17 April 2016, 02:24:33 »
I second Sheriff of Nottingham. It's a very clever game in which each round a player will take the roll of the sheriff. The other players look at their hand of cards and place their chosen cards (goods) into velvet bags and pass them along to the sheriff, stating its contents. The rub is that not everything you may be giving the sheriff is legal. There may be contraband in the mix. The sheriff has to deduce whether or not the player is lying. If the sheriff believes that you are lying and opens your bag and there wasn't any contraband he owes that player gold! If the sheriff was right, that player owes the sheriff and doesn't get to place any of that contraband on his or her player board. This creates room for bluffing and double bluffing. What's even more fun is that bribes and deals can be made. It's very open ended. There's a set collection aspect of the game to so there's a element of strategy stacked on-top of the social aspect of the game. The artwork is phenomenal as well and the theme really does shine through.

There is a caveat, but it's a caveat that is true for virtually all games with a major focus on social interaction. That is, it is very much group dependent. The majority of games I have played have been loads of fun. However, that doesn't mean I haven't had a handful of not so enjoyable games either. Those less than fantastic games weren't the fault of the game but that the game didn't vibe with that group. If you have a group of friends who are also into social games then I cannot recommend it enough. It really is one of my favorite games to play. Plus, they really do have wonderful customer service.

Another game with a focus on social interaction that is enjoyable is Vault Wars. The premise of the game is simple, what happens to all of that loot adventurers have stashed away in vaults if they die? They up for auction of course! It's pretty much Storage Wars: Fantasy (I've never actually seen the show... but it isn't difficult to discern the premise.) There's some cool little mechanics going on and it comes in one of those magnetic clasp boxes.

One of my favorite social games is actually a co-op game, Mysterium. It's Dixxit but so much better. It's almost worthless to describe, you really should just watch a video review or look at pictures to see how great the game looks. Plus it's as good of a game as it looks.

I've been really into Cthulhu Realms lately. My fiancee and I play it a good bit, in fact I've never played more than two players. I really do enjoy deck building. There's something immensely satisfying when you chain together a bunch of cards. I won't say it's the best game ever made however it's one of the best games in terms of value. For $10 I have gotten a immense amount of fun from it.

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Re: Board Games Thread
« Reply #3 on: Sun, 17 April 2016, 15:38:19 »
I used to design and play analogue games back when I had friends... not really any point without them.

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« Reply #4 on: Sun, 17 April 2016, 16:51:36 »
There was a board/card/dice type of game that I played with friends in the late-1970s-early-1980s and really enjoyed, but I can't remember the name.
Possibly because I was always stoned when we played it ....

I never owned it, but there was a variety of alien entities that had various powers (eg "mind-readers" that could see your cards or "laser-flashers" that could blind you so that they could take any of your cards that they wanted, etc).

As I remember, the name was fairly generic and it probably had "space" or "alien" in it.

You would probably have to be over 50 to remember it, unless it gained a cult following.
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Re: Board Games Thread
« Reply #5 on: Sun, 17 April 2016, 17:00:33 »
I've been playing a bit of Munchkin and Dragonwood recently. Sushi Go! is always the go-to for me, though. If you like games that involve a lot of social interaction and deduction, Secret Hitler is one of my favorites.
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« Reply #6 on: Sun, 17 April 2016, 17:02:17 »
Last Eurogame I played is Eclipse when it came out. Took me a while to learn, but one of the best I've played. I want to get the War of the Ring CE, but have no idea how to play.

I miss tabletop games. I used to have weekly game nights and tried all kinds of Euro and indie games.
Hearthstone is about as close as I get these days.

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« Reply #7 on: Sun, 17 April 2016, 17:05:49 »
I haven't really been able to get people together to play since moving.  As a result, I've been playing board games online.

http://www.slothninja.com/ - I play indonesia here
http://www.mabiweb.com/ - Shadow of the Emperor and Year of the dragon
http://www.amarriner.com/rb/ - Roads and Boats
http://www.yucata.de/en/ - haven't really been here much lately

There are others also- very easy to get into a game and play.

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« Reply #8 on: Sun, 17 April 2016, 17:22:56 »
I used to design and play analogue games back when I had friends... not really any point without them.

You need to find some people to play board games with.

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« Reply #9 on: Sun, 17 April 2016, 17:29:46 »
I used to design and play analogue games back when I had friends... not really any point without them.

You need to find some people to play board games with.

Easier said than done.  :(

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« Reply #11 on: Sun, 17 April 2016, 17:32:44 »
Whoa!

Took a while but I found it: Cosmic Encounter

Turns out that it did live on through the generations:

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cosmic_Encounter
For the first time, the United States has been demoted to the status of "backsliding" democracy by a major global watchdog of such things. The International IDEA think tank made the change in its newest report, citing "declines in civil liberties" and other factors. The United States now joins troubled inching-towards-autocracy nations like Hungary and Poland — which, notably, have recently been celebrated by far-right pundits as potential models of what this nation should become.
We are still a democracy, but the things that make us a democracy are themselves under attack. International IDEA is blunt in pinning the blame where it belongs, calling Donald Trump's attacks on the legitimacy of the 2020 presidential election "a historic turning point." The Guardian quotes International IDEA Secretary General Kevin Casas-Zamora as he notes that "the increasing tendency to contest credible election results, the efforts to suppress participation (in elections), and the runaway polarization" are among the "most concerning developments," and that Trump's attempted nullification of the election with false claims of fraud “was soon replicated, in different ways, in places as diverse as Myanmar, Peru and Israel."
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« Reply #13 on: Mon, 18 April 2016, 03:12:34 »
Whoa!

Took a while but I found it: Cosmic Encounter

Turns out that it did live on through the generations:

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cosmic_Encounter

Absolutely love Cosmic Encounter, never gets boring, never.
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Re: Board Games Thread
« Reply #14 on: Mon, 18 April 2016, 03:16:28 »
Whoa!

Took a while but I found it: Cosmic Encounter

Turns out that it did live on through the generations:

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cosmic_Encounter

Absolutely love Cosmic Encounter, never gets boring, never.

Yeah it's one of my fav games!
Got all the expansions as well :D

I also play a lot of:
Puerto Rico
Dungeon Lords
Terra Mystica
Le Havre
Ticket to Ride : Europe
Dominion

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« Reply #15 on: Mon, 18 April 2016, 03:23:58 »
I play a lot of these games:
Munchkin
Cosmic Encounter
Epic Spell Wars of the Battle Wizards
Wiz-war
Citadels
Avalon
Boss Monster
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« Reply #16 on: Mon, 18 April 2016, 03:40:51 »
just played coloretto and star trek catan for the first time today

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Re: Board Games Thread
« Reply #17 on: Mon, 18 April 2016, 04:40:50 »
DUNGEONS & DRAGONS

Though haven't played it in a while... coz (a) few people around still do that stuff and (b) most people to play with don't shower and are nerd *ssholes know-it-alls endlessly debating that THEY ARE RIGHT even though the DM guide states otherwise.

But the idea of D&D and role playing... really nice.
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« Reply #18 on: Tue, 19 April 2016, 15:54:56 »
DUNGEONS & DRAGONS

Though haven't played it in a while... coz (a) few people around still do that stuff and (b) most people to play with don't shower and are nerd *ssholes know-it-alls endlessly debating that THEY ARE RIGHT even though the DM guide states otherwise.

But the idea of D&D and role playing... really nice.

Though there are some that might disagree, D&D isn't really a board game.  I'd make a new thread for RPGs to differentiate, personally. :)

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« Reply #19 on: Tue, 19 April 2016, 16:00:17 »
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^ Same.  :-(

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« Reply #20 on: Tue, 19 April 2016, 16:02:57 »
I Don't Have Any Friends !!!

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^ Same.  :-(

I have friends, just not those who are into the same games.  :(

Or, if they are, they don't live close anymore.  :(

Now I have to go out and find strangers on BGG.

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« Reply #21 on: Tue, 19 April 2016, 16:32:52 »
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^ Same.  :-(

I have friends, just not those who are into the same games.  :(

Or, if they are, they don't live close anymore.  :(

Now I have to go out and find strangers on BGG.

Where I live there is a very popular bar that has a ton of board games. Usually you can get in on a game if folks are friendly.
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« Reply #22 on: Tue, 19 April 2016, 17:02:04 »
DUNGEONS & DRAGONS

Though haven't played it in a while... coz (a) few people around still do that stuff and (b) most people to play with don't shower and are nerd *ssholes know-it-alls endlessly debating that THEY ARE RIGHT even though the DM guide states otherwise.

But the idea of D&D and role playing... really nice.

Though there are some that might disagree, D&D isn't really a board game.  I'd make a new thread for RPGs to differentiate, personally. :)

But..but.. there are these maps / boards on which you can drop your playing character symbol / piece!

But yeah RPG probably a class of its own.
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« Reply #23 on: Tue, 19 April 2016, 17:02:51 »
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^ Same.  :-(

I have friends, just not those who are into the same games.  :(

Or, if they are, they don't live close anymore.  :(

Now I have to go out and find strangers on BGG.

Where I live there is a very popular bar that has a ton of board games. Usually you can get in on a game if folks are friendly.

That's very cool. I've never seen that around here, except for a chess bar. Where people actually don't even drink booze. Mostly tea, coffee, juices, and good o' chess.
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« Reply #24 on: Tue, 19 April 2016, 17:04:29 »
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^ Same.  :-(

I have friends, just not those who are into the same games.  :(

Or, if they are, they don't live close anymore.  :(

Now I have to go out and find strangers on BGG.

Where I live there is a very popular bar that has a ton of board games. Usually you can get in on a game if folks are friendly.

That's very cool. I've never seen that around here, except for a chess bar. Where people actually don't even drink booze. Mostly tea, coffee, juices, and good o' chess.

Yeah the place is pretty nice. It's decorated with sort of a D&D atmosphere.
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« Reply #25 on: Tue, 19 April 2016, 17:05:51 »
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^ Same.  :-(

I have friends, just not those who are into the same games.  :(

Or, if they are, they don't live close anymore.  :(

Now I have to go out and find strangers on BGG.

Where I live there is a very popular bar that has a ton of board games. Usually you can get in on a game if folks are friendly.

That's very cool. I've never seen that around here, except for a chess bar. Where people actually don't even drink booze. Mostly tea, coffee, juices, and good o' chess.

Yeah the place is pretty nice. It's decorated with sort of a D&D atmosphere.

You make me wanna go there O_o

I hope it doesn't also have the unshowered bearded t-shirted nerdnerd D&D "smell" to it?
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« Reply #26 on: Tue, 19 April 2016, 17:10:01 »
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^ Same.  :-(

I have friends, just not those who are into the same games.  :(

Or, if they are, they don't live close anymore.  :(

Now I have to go out and find strangers on BGG.

Where I live there is a very popular bar that has a ton of board games. Usually you can get in on a game if folks are friendly.

That's very cool. I've never seen that around here, except for a chess bar. Where people actually don't even drink booze. Mostly tea, coffee, juices, and good o' chess.

Yeah the place is pretty nice. It's decorated with sort of a D&D atmosphere.

You make me wanna go there O_o

I hope it doesn't also have the unshowered bearded t-shirted nerdnerd D&D "smell" to it?

Only when it is really hot in the summer. No AC.  :))
Although they did open another location that seemed more modern.
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« Reply #27 on: Tue, 19 April 2016, 17:13:27 »
Only when it is really hot in the summer. No AC.  :))
Although they did open another location that seemed more modern.

I wish such a place was here. I only have GH and python mailing lists :P

Nobody at my work understands "what's the deal with those boards" (and games).

Only a few colleagues went nuts over fallout 4. But no board games.
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« Reply #28 on: Tue, 19 April 2016, 17:15:38 »
Only when it is really hot in the summer. No AC.  :))
Although they did open another location that seemed more modern.

I wish such a place was here. I only have GH and python mailing lists :P

Nobody at my work understands "what's the deal with those boards" (and games).

Only a few colleagues went nuts over fallout 4. But no board games.

It's the same in my office but they are all have kids and don't seem interested in anything other than the local sports team. Nothing wrong with that, it just makes it hard to strike up a good conversation.
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« Reply #29 on: Tue, 19 April 2016, 17:17:07 »
Only when it is really hot in the summer. No AC.  :))
Although they did open another location that seemed more modern.

I wish such a place was here. I only have GH and python mailing lists :P

Nobody at my work understands "what's the deal with those boards" (and games).

Only a few colleagues went nuts over fallout 4. But no board games.

It's the same in my office but they are all have kids and don't seem interested in anything other than the local sports team. Nothing wrong with that, it just makes it hard to strike up a good conversation.

I'm also an academic researcher, so luckily I can talk about that with my colleagues. Coz nobody other than colleagues understand those cheesy jokes hehe.
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« Reply #30 on: Tue, 19 April 2016, 19:21:03 »
D&D 5th edition is pretty good, if that's considered a board game.

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« Reply #31 on: Wed, 20 April 2016, 17:00:08 »
D&D 5th edition is pretty good, if that's considered a board game.

I would say so. I've never played any D&D myself but I've always wanted to try it.
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« Reply #32 on: Wed, 20 April 2016, 18:43:25 »
D&D 5th edition is pretty good, if that's considered a board game.

I would say so. I've never played any D&D myself but I've always wanted to try it.

Problem with that... you open the floodgates.

I play Lords of Gossamer and Shadow and the base of that Amber, Fate Core, An Apocalypse World Variant, Delta Green, a custom system I designed for PbEM that I'm playtesting (mixes Drama System and Fate Core), Exalted, Dresden Files, and Conan.  And that's just currently  :p

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« Reply #33 on: Mon, 25 April 2016, 07:53:03 »
Has anyone played "Evolution"? My girlfriend bought it this weekend after Demoing it at PAX, curious to see how people feel about it before I play it.

My favorite game that I played this weekend though is definitely "Secret Hitler". Werewolf-type game, with a voting mechanic that adds a lot of depth. Very fun and cool.

Also anyone play flux? Picked up an extra set of promo cards at PAX, PM me if you want em.
    

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« Reply #34 on: Mon, 25 April 2016, 09:15:04 »
My votes go to:

Dominion (w. most of the expansions)
Carcassonne
Mysterium
Cards Against Humanity
Citadels
Pandemic
Ticket To Ride / Ticket To Ride: Europe
Settlers of Catan
Elfenland
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« Reply #35 on: Mon, 25 April 2016, 09:46:39 »
There's a kickstarter going on right now for a Dresden Files cooperative Card Game:

https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/evilhat/the-dresden-files-cooperative-card-game

Looks pretty rad, and Evil Hat does some good stuff.

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« Reply #36 on: Sun, 01 May 2016, 14:48:47 »
Has anyone played "Evolution"? My girlfriend bought it this weekend after Demoing it at PAX, curious to see how people feel about it before I play it.

My favorite game that I played this weekend though is definitely "Secret Hitler". Werewolf-type game, with a voting mechanic that adds a lot of depth. Very fun and cool.

Also anyone play flux? Picked up an extra set of promo cards at PAX, PM me if you want em.

I have not played Evolution, but it does look very enjoyable. From what I've gathered it's a very enjoyable game. It was on sale recently and I wish I had purchased a copy.

I've played a few rounds of Secret Hitler consecutively. I enjoyed it as well. I think it handles high player-counts very well compared to a game like One Night Ultimate Werewolf. I have a print and play copy and I'll probably buy a copy once it's out.

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« Reply #37 on: Sun, 01 May 2016, 15:09:06 »
Mysterium is one of my current favorites.
Played it 3 times in the last few months.

Before that I really liked Colt Express.

I used to enjoy 7 wonders but played too often (twice a month).

I enjoy Ticket to ride, Citadel, Pandemic, Smallworld, Carcassone and many other games.
I don't enjoy Battlestar galactica as much as I'd like too.

Every now and then Descent 2 or Last night on earth.

I love to play Streetcar.
I miss Junta, played a twice and can't find it around anymore.
I'd like to play Murder at house on the hill more often, played maybe 5 times in past 15 years.

I use to love Dominion and Dungeons Lords, but that faded.
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« Reply #38 on: Sun, 01 May 2016, 16:30:16 »
Mysterium is one of my current favorites.
Played it 3 times in the last few months.

Before that I really liked Colt Express.

I used to enjoy 7 wonders but played too often (twice a month).

I enjoy Ticket to ride, Citadel, Pandemic, Smallworld, Carcassone and many other games.
I don't enjoy Battlestar galactica as much as I'd like too.

Every now and then Descent 2 or Last night on earth.

I love to play Streetcar.
I miss Junta, played a twice and can't find it around anymore.
I'd like to play Murder at house on the hill more often, played maybe 5 times in past 15 years.

I use to love Dominion and Dungeons Lords, but that faded.

How many plays a month do you consider "too often" for a game? I have close to forty games and subsequently have a decent enough amount of games to choose from. However, there's no game that I play twice a month that I consider to have been played "too often." Maybe if I played them every or every other day.

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« Reply #39 on: Mon, 02 May 2016, 01:07:08 »
How many plays a month do you consider "too often" for a game? I have close to forty games and subsequently have a decent enough amount of games to choose from. However, there's no game that I play twice a month that I consider to have been played "too often." Maybe if I played them every or every other day.

Depends on the game I guess.
Some games can feel very similar from one game to the other...
It also depends on how many game sessions you play in a month.

In any case playing a game in one sessionand in the next would feel a bit too much.
Otherwise the max would be 2 times per month on a weekly session basis, if I enjoy the game.

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« Reply #40 on: Tue, 03 May 2016, 00:06:19 »
How many plays a month do you consider "too often" for a game? I have close to forty games and subsequently have a decent enough amount of games to choose from. However, there's no game that I play twice a month that I consider to have been played "too often." Maybe if I played them every or every other day.

Depends on the game I guess.
Some games can feel very similar from one game to the other...
It also depends on how many game sessions you play in a month.

In any case playing a game in one sessionand in the next would feel a bit too much.
Otherwise the max would be 2 times per month on a weekly session basis, if I enjoy the game.

Do you have a large collection? It would seem by necessity that you would have to have a large and diverse collection to be able to keep games fresh at that rate.

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« Reply #41 on: Tue, 03 May 2016, 19:12:32 »
A good, quick (10 or so minute) game that I've been playing recently is Zany Penguins, pick and pass sorta card game.
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Re: Board Games Thread
« Reply #42 on: Tue, 03 May 2016, 20:43:46 »
Been playing Zombie Dice with my daughter lately.  Hopefully I can get family game night going again and get to play more games. :)

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Re: Board Games Thread
« Reply #43 on: Tue, 03 May 2016, 22:48:42 »
A couple that I've recently been enjoying:

Race for the Galaxy
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Re: Board Games Thread
« Reply #44 on: Wed, 04 May 2016, 01:10:10 »
Do you have a large collection? It would seem by necessity that you would have to have a large and diverse collection to be able to keep games fresh at that rate.

I have about 40 games, 10 of wich are still unopen for lack of time (and courage) for reading rules before game sessions.
Most of my boardgaming friends have at least 10 games each (mostly different).
A few of my friends have more games than I do (each year they buy a few at the Cannes international gaming festival).
I even have a few friends who started their publishing company (Ludically), or publish games thru other companies like (LB).
I don't see them much anymore as we stopped going to a gaming club where we met, but it was super cool to play with their prototypes.

Note that bg is not my main hobby, I'm into table top rpg (have about 150 books and my gaming friends between 50-100)...

I forgot to mention a game I like a lot "Tales of the Arabian nights".
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Re: Board Games Thread
« Reply #45 on: Fri, 06 May 2016, 15:43:42 »
I've picked up a few games on sale this week including Star Wars Risk, Homeland, and Castellion. I'm not a fan of Risk, though I've heard great things about Star Wars Risk and Fry's had it for 50% off. I haven't managed to have a chance to play an opponent but looking through the rules I'm not sure I would compare it to traditional Risk. Homeland was $10 with shipping. I am wary of licensed titles but Gale Force Nine has a good reputation and from what I've read it's a good game. Castellion has been on my wishlist for awhile, so I'm happy to add it to my collection

I have about 40 games, 10 of wich are still unopen for lack of time (and courage) for reading rules before game sessions.
Most of my boardgaming friends have at least 10 games each (mostly different).
A few of my friends have more games than I do (each year they buy a few at the Cannes international gaming festival).
I even have a few friends who started their publishing company (Ludically), or publish games thru other companies like (LB).
I don't see them much anymore as we stopped going to a gaming club where we met, but it was super cool to play with their prototypes.

Note that bg is not my main hobby, I'm into table top rpg (have about 150 books and my gaming friends between 50-100)...

I forgot to mention a game I like a lot "Tales of the Arabian nights".

I'm not a big fan of reading rules either. I find that many rule books aren't exactly well written. As a result I have a handful of games on my shelf that I've ever played.

That's really cool! I hope you have the opportunity to reunite. It's exciting to see games as they lumber along from stage to stage closer to completion. My fiancee's uncle works in the gaming industry and it's enjoyable to see his projects coming to fruition.

Table top games are fantastic. It's hard to find a group to play with though, in my experience. It's easy to get people to play a board game. Much more difficult to make the leap to table tops.

I've heard amazing things about Arabian Nights. The story telling element looks like such a blast.

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Re: Board Games Thread
« Reply #46 on: Fri, 06 May 2016, 16:39:20 »
Table top games are fantastic. It's hard to find a group to play with though, in my experience. It's easy to get people to play a board game. Much more difficult to make the leap to table tops.

I never had a problem finding players for table top RPG.
However it is more difficult to find players you like spending 4-5h strait every week.
Board games don't have that problem as much, you can have fun even with people you don't enjoy that much.

I've heard amazing things about Arabian Nights. The story telling element looks like such a blast.

There isn't as much 'story telling' as in other games like Once upon a time for instance, the is a lot of 'story reading' however.
It is kind of like reading aloud very loose 'gamebooks', one for each player.
But I like the stories!

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Re: Board Games Thread
« Reply #47 on: Thu, 02 September 2021, 05:42:32 »
It's strange such good thread died so quickly

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« Reply #48 on: Tue, 07 September 2021, 19:38:23 »
Has anyone played Dune Imperium? I’ve been meaning to try it out, but haven’t had the chance just yet.

I’m really hoping it lives up to its source material
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Re: Board Games Thread
« Reply #49 on: Tue, 14 September 2021, 15:27:28 »
Has anyone played Dune Imperium? I’ve been meaning to try it out, but haven’t had the chance just yet.

I’m really hoping it lives up to its source material
I haven't played it but it looks similar to Terraforming Mars aswell as 7 wonders which I have played and both are very fun although need a few play throughs to really get the hang of it. If you do get it please give us a review! :)
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