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OmegaDestroyer
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Fox or Chicken?
posted April 20, 2016 07:06 PM

I will let you know how it goes.  
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JollyJoker
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posted April 20, 2016 07:42 PM

Funny: I just wanted to update my post with a line about please letting me know how it pans out.

Anyway, I expect the three of you having a lively discussion after the game about what you could and even should have done, but didn't, that everyone has a different opinion on what was crucial and that you will want a rematch soon, because everyone is pretty sure they can do it WAY better next time.

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Lord_Woock
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posted May 08, 2016 07:09 PM
Edited by Lord_Woock at 20:23, 11 May 2016.

So I recently picked up Welcome to the Dungeon on a whim. I was at a convention, I was about to leave, saw a stand with several different small games. I dimly remembered seeing a positive review online, it looked pretty and was cheap. Eh, why not, I said as I reached for my wallet.

It's possibly the only thing in my collection that seems to go over really well with everyone, and we always end up playing three or four times in a row. Money well spent.

Probably the best thing I can say about it is that it scratches that Munchkin itch without being a horrible game.

EDIT: Also, I'm buying Mission: Red Planet this weekend. Anyone here played it? Thoughts?
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OmegaDestroyer
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posted May 11, 2016 08:47 PM
Edited by OmegaDestroyer at 20:47, 11 May 2016.

Great game.  Easy to teach and scales very well up to 6 players.  I really enjoy the theme of cards activating to a countdown.  I played it this past weekend.

Maybe I'll write up a review of it later tonight.
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Lord_Woock
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posted May 13, 2016 08:41 PM
Edited by Lord_Woock at 22:05, 31 May 2016.

Picked it up today. Sleeved everything up, punched all the tokens and stuff. Boy is it a gorgeous game. Don't you just love it when every single piece in a game is a joy to look at? I've felt the same way about Seasons.

Speaking of Seasons (boy do I love going off on tangents), that's a curious thing. I got interested in it because a) it has dice, b) it has cards and c) it has beautiful art. It also has several characteristics that I normally dislike in a board game, like fixed duration, minimal player interaction and the game ending in an "okay, we've had all this fun, now let's add up all our points and see who had fun most efficiently". Maybe it's the art that pushes it over from passable to enjoyable for me, who knows.

EDIT: Just played Mission: Red Planet for the first time. The two-player variant is super weird, but it feels like something I'll enjoy a lot over subsequent plays.

EDIT2: Finally won a game of Splendor for the first time ever. Three games in, Mission: Red Planet has replaced Splendor's title of 'game that is super cool to play but I will probably never win at'.
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OmegaDestroyer
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posted June 01, 2016 02:24 PM

I can relate about win ratios in some games.  I think I have won Mission: Red Planet once.  I have come close many times but get out-played often.  I really enjoy the game Automobiles (a bag-building race game) but have done so poorly playing it, I've quit two races and have gotten 3rd place in another.  It's a bummer but that's gaming for you.

As to Splendor, the only advice I have is to focus on the nobles.  Depending on the play count, you're looking at serious points if you can snag all of them.

As to Through the Ages, I have taught it to two other players per the introduction.  I enjoy it.  I think I will enjoy it with at least 3 and actively playing with the military cards.  In the intro, they are just kind of there.

Lastly, I tried out the app, Road to Legend, for Descent 2nd Edition which automates the Overlord.  I was happy to try it out because it makes the game fully co-op.  In the past, I played the Overlord part and after brutally crushing the hero players, nobody wanted to play it again.  The app handles the monster activation, gets rid of the Overlord cards, and comes with a campaign to run.  It is hard too.  Very hard.  If you take too long to complete your objective, you will be hit with worse and worse event cards that will eventually just kill your characters.  Oh, for those curious, the app is free.  You will need a physical copy of the game to play though.

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markmasters
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posted June 01, 2016 03:03 PM

SPlendor is really an easy to learn and great game.

I really want to try out trough the ages....author of that game made so much masterpieces already.

I actualy do part time work for a game distrubator, the newest game we released in Dutch version is Mombassa, any of you familiar with it?

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Lord_Woock
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posted June 16, 2016 09:40 PM

I've played Codenames a few times recently and it's pretty great. I picked up my own copy today and I'm looking forward to trying it with some friends who I have a history of playing various word games with.
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Groovy
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posted July 12, 2016 03:17 PM

Would anyone like to play test the board game that I'm busy making? I can email you all the blueprints that you would need to print and cut out in order to play the game.

The game design was originally based on Heroes, but has deviated from it quite a bit over the years. It can be thought of as Magic The Gathering on a map, or as chess on a randomised board. A lot of information is available here, though I haven't posted the latest (11th) iteration yet.

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posted July 12, 2016 03:32 PM

I like both magic and chess, so I wouldn't mind giving it a try, but I'm not going to create a game for that. If you would make it in the Tabletop Simulator I'll gladly download it and try it with my friends.
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Groovy
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posted July 13, 2016 08:35 AM

Thanks, Geny. I'm not familiar with Tabletop Simulator, but I'll take a look and let you know.

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Lord_Woock
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posted July 18, 2016 11:06 PM

So I played Tzolkin the other day. It is visually a very neat game, but I was almost bored to tears. It just embodies everything I dislike about worker placement games - you have a red cube and can place it here to turn it into 1,25 green cubes, everything you do is worth victory points at the end of the game and you try to find the optimal combination of these cryptic transmutations within the predetermined arbitrary game length, but then your plan is hindered because you can't do a thing because the other guy did the thing, which is the absolute extent of player interaction.

I'm told that you start to get a sense of what's good after three to four games. Apparently I'm supposed to be a bumbling fool before then. I'm fine with knowing I can't win a third into a game as long as there's a board state for me to interact with the rest of the way.

Anybody else with similarly strong feelings about a particular genre?
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posted July 19, 2016 07:26 AM

I don't know if there's a genre I dislike. There are usually exceptions and games that take a different spin on an old formula that can make anything interesting.
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Minion
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posted July 19, 2016 08:27 AM

I like worker placement games, Carcassonne has been played again and again in it's time, but for some reason Stone Age has left me disappointed and bored. Granted I have only played it twise and first time I barely was told the rules, but I find disliking it odd cause many say this is their favorite game in the genre.

There have been some other crappy ones too like Oregon never did anything for me.
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Geny
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posted July 19, 2016 08:34 AM

Try Lords of Waterdeep. It's a resource grabbing worker placement game, much like Stone Age, but it's one of the best ones I played.
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Minion
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posted July 19, 2016 09:06 AM
Edited by Minion at 09:11, 19 Jul 2016.

I've heard about Lords of Waterdeep, good things.

And oh Woock asked about a genre, not about worker placement games Me and my reading comprehension today.

And I can't think of a genre I dislike completely, because like Geny there are always exceptions to the rule. First thing that comes to mind is "racing games". I am just not into that, thematically they are boring. But the exception here is a game called Jamaica. Sailing and racing as pirates. I like how they did the mechanic of moving in this game a lot. You can't move on sea without food or land on a harbor without gold, so some resource gathering is required. Also the art is nice to look at.
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The_Polyglot
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posted July 19, 2016 01:06 PM

I was recently roped into trying out the Game of Thrones card game...

On paper, it sounds good; it has elements of CCGs that I do like, and I was often reminded of DoC, in a good way, but... the Houses you play as all have their own predetermined deck, and the only variation is that you get a couple neutral units SHUFFLED IN each time. In time, I guess you could memorize the decks and the neutral faction as a whole, but what's the point?

You can't customize your deck, there's no variations in deck size, no different win conditions, almost no meaningful player interactions, (Besides the usual ever-present backstab-or-not-to-backstab known from games like Risk, Settllers of Catan, BSG.. basically every board game ever in which you have to do more than roll a die) and a depressingly small pool of 'random' events that also determine turn order. It's all so sterile; when you get a combo out, it's not because YOU planned the synergy: the devs did, you just pulled the cards. There's no sense of accomplishment, the game is really long, and it soon devolves into a giant mess that makes you want to just drop the game halfway through because it's more trouble than it is worth.

It has GoT flavor, heaps of it, but it only ever draws from the show, and only from the first 2 seasons or so. As a GoT accessory, it is above average, and the art is nice. As a game, it's monotonous, calculation-heavy, and the players can't really play the game: The game uses the players to be played out. If I had to liken it to a video game, it would be one of those single ending, visual extravaganzas that are more cutsene than game. It feels very artificial, and you get the feeling it was thrown together on an assembly line to cash in on GoT. It ended up as a GoT product first and a game second, and it shows.

TLDR: Stay away, pretentious, boring mess, would rather bulldoze than play again
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markmasters
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posted July 19, 2016 04:03 PM

There are more then one game of throne card games....which one are you talking about?

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Lord_Woock
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posted July 19, 2016 10:39 PM

Minion said:
I like worker placement games, Carcassonne has been played again and again in it's time, but for some reason Stone Age has left me disappointed and bored. Granted I have only played it twise and first time I barely was told the rules, but I find disliking it odd cause many say this is their favorite game in the genre.

There have been some other crappy ones too like Oregon never did anything for me.


For what it's worth, Carcassonne is an area control game and not a worker placement game (maybe a little unintuitive, as there literally are workers that you place), so maybe our opinions on the genre are closer than you might think
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The_Polyglot
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posted July 19, 2016 11:01 PM
Edited by The_Polyglot at 23:07, 19 Jul 2016.

markmasters said:
There are more then one game of throne card games....which one are you talking about?


Aaah, didn't know that, will check

EDIT: A Game of Thrones ]2nd[/del 1st Edition
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