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Any Board Game players out there?


By Groo

3 years ago



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#851 80 days ago
Quoted from skink91:

At last! I was worried no one else had played anything of his on here.
I also backed Kanban EV. I have all of his games, but still haven’t got On Mars, Escape Plan, or CO2 to the table. For me Lisboa > Vinhos > Gallerist so far.
Not familiar with Mindclash/Trickerion... will have to look into them.

I don’t have all his games, missing CO2 and escape plan. Although I have played escape plan here is my current order. Lisboa>The Gallerist>On Mars>Vinhos>Escape Plan. I think Kanban will be up in the top 3 at the end of the day. Please check out Mindclash Games, they are right up there with Lacerda’s games. Trickerion if you like a Magician theme (it’s the movie Prestige as a board game) and also check out Anachrony, time travel goodness.

#852 76 days ago

Bought and played 3 games this past weekend. Harry Potter Hogwarts Cup battle was a fun worker placement. Theme was a bit weak graphically, but the scorekeeper gems in a potion bottle were cool. Also managed to buy a copy of Groo: The Game as it has been out of print for a while and I sold mine a while back. Probably need to be a Groo fan to enjoy it but it brought back memories.

Lastly picked up Fallout Shelter and it was a blast. About an hour long fun conversion of the video game. Artwork/assets the opposite of the HP game above and was fun to pick up and play.

Waiting for some Stonemaier games to arrive yet this month and possibly September. Pendulum preordered and arriving soon. Tapestry expansion announced and should have in September and we are super excited for that. We've played Tapestry over 100 times easily since it's release just under a year ago.

#853 76 days ago
Quoted from Groo:

Bought and played 3 games this past weekend. Harry Potter Hogwarts Cup battle was a fun worker placement. Theme was a bit weak graphically, but the scorekeeper gems in a potion bottle were cool. Also managed to buy a copy of Groo: The Game as it has been out of print for a while and I sold mine a while back. Probably need to be a Groo fan to enjoy it but it brought back memories.
Lastly picked up Fallout Shelter and it was a blast. About an hour long fun conversion of the video game. Artwork/assets the opposite of the HP game above and was fun to pick up and play.
Waiting for some Stonemaier games to arrive yet this month and possibly September. Pendulum preordered and arriving soon. Tapestry expansion announced and should have in September and we are super excited for that. We've played Tapestry over 100 times easily since it's release just under a year ago.

Jealous.. my game group hasn’t met since February thanks to covid. Are you playing with your family? Or keeping your group going?

#854 75 days ago

Almost all family. 1 or 2 occasional friends.

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#855 71 days ago

Finally finished my board game table (2 months of work on and off). Now time to play some games with family before school starts and we have to shut everything down again.
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#856 71 days ago
Quoted from flashinstinct:

Finally finished my board game table (2 months of work on and off). Now time to play some games with family before school starts and we have to shut everything down again.

Looks great, nice job!

#857 71 days ago
Quoted from flashinstinct:

Finally finished my board game table (2 months of work on and off). Now time to play some games with family before school starts and we have to shut everything down again.
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That's a really awesome looking space. Nicely done.

#858 70 days ago
Quoted from flashinstinct:

Finally finished my board game table (2 months of work on and off). Now time to play some games with family before school starts and we have to shut everything down again.
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I’m jealous, but I barely have room for my pins!

#859 70 days ago

Nice collection of games. I love Trickerion.

#860 70 days ago

I got half of my game room almost the way I want it with the game table and room for one more pin. Waiting to finish the whole room before I post in the Game room pic thread.

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#861 69 days ago

I was catching up on this thread last week and I want to thank those that talked about Gloomhaven Jaws of the Lion. I was steadily playing Gloomhaven with a group for over a year at a friends house, and I decided to pick up my own with an Amazon Honey watch at $80. My purpose was to buy when still in print to play someday down the road with my family. Once the price hit my target I bought the game.

Well, my 10 and 7 yr old sons saw the game and wanted to play. We busted out all of the pieces and got everything organized into plano cases. We did two games, which they were able to catch on to with the wife playing also, without much trouble. The kids play Magic and are good at gaming.

Fast forward five months later and we haven't played again. The kids ask, but I have been reluctant to spend an hour to setup and another 30 mintues to go over the game again. Then I saw on this forum that Gloomhaven came out with a slim game with same play, but easier setup. I bought Jaws of the Lion from my local gameshop that same day. We have played up to scenario 4 over the last week. We did get our but kicked on 4 and need to play again, but that happens.

I really love the way they slowly guide you through the rules. I'm a terrible teacher and the way this game is setup, it takes the teacher role out. I also love how the setup is at least cut in half. Thanks again for alerting me to this game.

#862 69 days ago

We’ve got two new players in our jaws of the lion and they really love it but they were in for a shock when we hit that 4th scenario. We failed once and just barely won it the second time.

#863 69 days ago
Quoted from Groo:

I got half of my game room almost the way I want it with the game table and room for one more pin. Waiting to finish the whole room before I post in the Game room pic thread. [quoted image]

7th Continent! I was playing with a good friend of mine before the pandemic. He hasn't come over since. Can't wait to resume our adventure.

#864 69 days ago
Quoted from Palmer:

7th Continent! I was playing with a good friend of mine before the pandemic. He hasn't come over since. Can't wait to resume our adventure.

We were playing Pandemic Legacy Season 2.... And then the real pandemic got us. #irony

#865 69 days ago

Still haven't finished the first adventure, VG. I got quite a ways one time and ran out of cards. Got quite a bit of the map sketched out from those play throughs. I've done the opening island so many times I think I'm just going to skip it and start with a random assortment next time. The table is so nice as it lets me spread out enough for a proper playthrough. 7th Continent is a fun game for the adventure minded.

#866 69 days ago

We are on our 3rd try on VG. We thought we knew where we were going the 2nd time and boy did we ever fail!

#867 68 days ago

I literally just finished boxing up my copy of 7th Continent for a Mechs vs. Minions trade on BGG. It was my first kickstarter game and I can see why people love it, but it just never grabbed my group.

#868 68 days ago

It’s awesome solo or two player. More than that and it bogs down.

#869 65 days ago

Able to get in a few games this weekend. Played Fort from Leder Games and was fun once we figured it out. Printed out the new Tapestry civilizations and that will breath some more life into that game for sure. Can't wait for the full expansion to arrive in what might be a couple weeks.

Pendulum did show up from Stonemaier games and it is a blast. Played it a couple times and had fun. Quick moving game for sure. Don't let the real time moniker fool you though, it's more about waiting for the timers to finish so you can make your next moves, not about beating somebody to the punch.

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#870 58 days ago
Quoted from flashinstinct:

Finally finished my board game table (2 months of work on and off). Now time to play some games with family before school starts and we have to shut everything down again.
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Did you have plans for this or just freestyle it? Any pics of the building process?

#871 55 days ago
Quoted from dtrimberger:

Did you have plans for this or just freestyle it? Any pics of the building process?

I looked at one picture from someone else's final table and deconstructed it from there.

I made plans using cinema4d for guesstimating and went from there.

Don't mind the mess.

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#872 55 days ago

That's a nice table. A couple years ago we decided to go with a Gametopper, LLC. It sits on a card table, but you don't see the cheap table base underneath that we got to put it on (same as our gaming store uses). The nice thing is it's portable, but we have only moved it twice the whole time. I recommend the table.

#873 55 days ago
Quoted from Groo:

We’ve got two new players in our jaws of the lion and they really love it but they were in for a shock when we hit that 4th scenario. We failed once and just barely won it the second time.

Any tips for getting though it? I'm playing with my wife who is new to GH and my 11 and 8 yr old son.

#874 54 days ago

With GH I would suggest to take it slow. Yes the first couple quests are easy and you may want to double up and do more than 1, but it's best to resist that urge and let it sink in a bit. Especially those early stages where you want to see more, it adds a lot and is a lot to process for new players. Definitely don't try to play their hands for them unless they have questions or need a little help. See what they come up with on their own and see how it works. A couple of times we were telling my nephew what to do and he just looked at us like, I'm going to do this, which was much better, so we shut up! I couldn't tell you the order of difficulty, but find the easiest of the 4 classes and give that to your youngest.

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#875 26 days ago

Not my cup of tea, but I thought I would post this here...

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#876 6 days ago

I did get the Pinball 4-cade roll and write but have not had a chance yet to play it. The last month has been consumed by more Tapestry with the expansion as a filler. We've been playing a lot of Spirit Island and finally won a game. That game is really fun and looking forward to mixing in the expansions and using more of the spirits. Along the same lines of hard to win, but a blast to play is Nemesis. Finally got a retail copy of the KS version and it is awesome. Feels like you're in an Aliens movie and the different win scenarios per objective card really makes it a challenge. We didn't win our last game, but my nephew almost did. He met all the criteria but scanned his cards and was infected and ended up dying instead. Still a lot of fun throughout.

#877 6 days ago

I've got nemesis on order and can't wait for it to arrive and this all to be over so I can have my game group back in person.

Played Dead of Winter on Tabletop Simulator last weekend and game made by Ratva is one of the best playfields I've seen on that platform.

PSA: Steam has a digital tabletop festival that started today. Tons of cool seminars.

https://store.steampowered.com/sale/tabletopfest

#878 6 days ago

Really looking forward to this week's releases as well. Mysterium Park, somewhat slimmed down version of the original that drastically saves on setup and tear down time. Also getting Star Wars Escape! as we love all those escape rooms in a box. Pandemic Legacy Season 0 hits as well, but I'm still not done with Season 2 yet.

#879 6 days ago

Board Game Geek's annual Secret Santa is live if you're into that sort of thing. I like doing that one and the Pinside one.

https://boardgamegeek.com/thread/2523878/boardgamegeek-2020-secret-santa-registration-open

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