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Any Board Game players out there?

By Groo

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#1001 6 months ago

I’ve been knocking some out from the wall of shame, currently at 41. Played AuZtralia last night which was a pretty good one.

#1002 6 months ago

Not my work, but sharing something I saw on BGG - cool intersection of pinball and board games. I'm so impressed by some people's ingenuity and handiwork when I see projects like this..

https://boardgamegeek.com/thread/2633059/pandemic-pinball-machine?mc_cid=d7a4668391&mc_eid=33ae585e6b

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#1003 5 months ago

If you like Lord of the Rings: Journeys in Middle Earth(or any app based games), 7th Continent(exploration, story games), and Chronicles of Crime (same then publisher that loves QR codes) you might want to check out Destinies.

Kickstarter finally arrived, played through the first scenario and much fun was had. It's only a 1-3 player game and that's a bit odd, but the story was engaging and it was nice balance of digital and cardboard. Lord of the Rings: Journeys in Middle Earth is similar, but I think Destinies is a better game.

#1004 5 months ago
Quoted from Lame33:

If you like Lord of the Rings: Journeys in Middle Earth(or any app based games), 7th Continent(exploration, story games), and Chronicles of Crime (same then publisher that loves QR codes) you might want to check out Destinies.
Kickstarter finally arrived, played through the first scenario and much fun was had. It's only a 1-3 player game and that's a bit odd, but the story was engaging and it was nice balance of digital and cardboard. Lord of the Rings: Journeys in Middle Earth is similar, but I think Destinies is a better game.

Got a link? I searched Kickstarter but could not find "Destinies".

#1005 5 months ago
#1006 5 months ago

Have you tried this out solo? I saw the Watch It Played on YouTube but havent found a ton of reviews. The idea of a hidden competing destiny for each player sounds intriguing, the app integration looks pretty solid, and I like the idea of the evolving skills grid but Id probably end having to do a fair bit of solo time on this one.

#1007 5 months ago

Dice Tower just did a review and I agree with them. I would play the solo to flesh it out after I had done the scenario with a group. (It's only 1-3 players)

The race to complete your destiny adds a dynamic element to the game. While it's a competitive game, it's not openly combative.

#1008 5 months ago

I just grabbed Jaws and Back to the Future from Target for 15/each. Looks like those are pretty good deals. I doubt I'll hang on to them personally, but plan to give them as gifts at some point.

#1009 5 months ago
Quoted from daley:

Dune Imperium is also good.

I am now a big fan of Dune Imperium. Excellent solo mode, works well with 2 players and shines with 3.
(Playable with 4p but never tried)

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#1010 4 months ago

Finally had my gaming group back together last weekend (stupid COVID) and broke out Dune Imperium for the first time. It was also the first game played on my new gaming table. Happier with the table than the game. Dune needs at least one more play to see if it grabs me.

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#1011 4 months ago

Dune Imperium was pretty fun for me, but the Dune games in general seem to bring out some anger with backstabbing and tricky secret last minute moves. This is much friendlier than the classic one, but still a little stink eye between players. This had me gravitating back to Waterdeep or even Arnak for better game nights, but I would play it in an instant if anybody wanted to. That is an awesome table by the way.

#1012 4 months ago
Quoted from Groo:

...That is an awesome table by the way.

I'm really pleased with how it turned out. It was between the table and Heist and during the 5-month build time on table, I second guessed my decision on occasion. Once it arrived, I have been more than pleased. ziz and other advice in this topic really did help influence the decision. That and GameOn Tables allowing me to mix their mission style Valhalla base with the Omni style top (first time they did that combo) was the clincher.

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#1013 88 days ago

Did everyone else just stop playing games?

Recently played Lost Ruins of Arnak and like it more than Dune Imperium so far.

Cracked open Jaws of the Lion last night. Should be interesting to play Gloomhaven on training wheels after already finishing regular Gloomhaven.

#1014 88 days ago

Finally starting to get back to gaming regularly with friends (every week or every two weeks) We have been playing 7th Continent. Great game...lots to uncover!

#1015 88 days ago

Hey! We've just bought a Fish Tales, but we also have a large collection of board games.

I've been enjoying the Fish Tales because, due to the pandemic, it's been hard for my husband and I to find time to game together. We have young kids and don't have the grandparental help that we had pre-pandemic.

My older boy, aged four, is just getting into board gaming. He likes Subbuteo, Zingo and some of the Haba kids games. He also absolutely loves the Fish Tales - so much so that he managed to knock out a tooth on the casting trigger while jumping up and down with excitement.

We're in the UK so don't have much space, but are hoping to build a games room someday with space for some games shelving and a couple of pinball machines.

We've been recently playing Unlock: Star Wars, Fantasy Realms, Dwellings of Eldervale and Paleo.

#1016 88 days ago

I am a big fan of Dune Imperium... can't wait for the movie and the extension that has just been announced.
Solo mode is very good, and you can adjust difficulty. The game shines with 3 players though. Lots of interactions between players (conflict, securing alliances, blocking desirable spots). Note however, that even if having long-term strategic plans may be helpful, you constantly have to adjust: tactics play an important role.

#1017 88 days ago

Last game I played was the new Terraforming Mars: Ares Expedition. Basically they stripped down the game to the engine building, and you can play it in just over an hour.

#1018 88 days ago

Mostly been playing Eldervale and Arnak, both unbelievably good games. Very polished, nice artwork, good bits. Arnak is that quick 1 hour medium weight game and Eldervale a bit over 2 hours and more complex. I have a shelf of close to 50 unplayed games and we've been knocking them out at least once per week, sometimes 2. Excited for the Arnak, Dune Imperium, and Tapestry expansions that should hit this year.

Some new titles we really liked were Last Aurora (Mad Max convoy building race game), Merchant's Cove, and Victorian Masterminds. Sent about 20 games to the consignment shelf as well.

Looking to finish my basement off and squeezing in the 48x48 board game table for some 7th Continent and Kingdom Death Monster so I don't have to set up and tear down very often.

Next game to hit is Ankh and should be here in the next week or two.

#1019 88 days ago
Quoted from Lame33:

I'm really pleased with how it turned out. It was between the table and Heist and during the 5-month build time on table, I second guessed my decision on occasion. Once it arrived, I have been more than pleased. ziz and other advice in this topic really did help influence the decision. That and GameOn Tables allowing me to mix their mission style Valhalla base with the Omni style top (first time they did that combo) was the clincher.

I’m happy I was able to help, the table looks amazing!

I received my matching storage cabinet and I love it, beautiful piece. I realized I was in need of one more small cabinet to put a lamp on, so I sent Jack a design I found online and he has his people working on it for me right now. That will complete the entire set, will post some more pics when that arrives.

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#1020 87 days ago
Quoted from jlm33:

I am a big fan of Dune Imperium... can't wait for the movie and the extension that has just been announced.
Solo mode is very good, and you can adjust difficulty. The game shines with 3 players though. Lots of interactions between players (conflict, securing alliances, blocking desirable spots). Note however, that even if having long-term strategic plans may be helpful, you constantly have to adjust: tactics play an important role.

That Dune game is awesome. I believe the upgrade with the figures is coming in August.

We’ve been spending free time on Dream Crush lately, which is a throwback to those old dating board games. It’s hilariously amazing.

#1021 87 days ago
Quoted from Groo:

Looking to finish my basement off and squeezing in the 48x48 board game table for some 7th Continent and Kingdom Death Monster so I don't have to set up and tear down very often.

Been playing Kingdom Death Monster on Tabletop Simulator recently. I haven't yet talked myself into buying the game because I don't want to have to assemble and paint everything (or pay even more to have someone do it), but oh man is that game good. Also, I'd likely have to play it solo and it seems like a ton to manage if you're solo playing live... Actually, I can't believe I missed out on TTS throughout most of the pandemic. I'd rather play board games in person, of course, but jumping on and having people to play all kinds of games whenever you want is pretty awesome.

In person, though, a friend and I are playing through the Washington Z.C. campaign for Zombicide 2e. It's pretty fun, the different objective cards and the night rules add a lot to the game. I actually did get those minis painted, and it looks pretty good on the table.

#1022 87 days ago

Lame33 How did Destinies hold up after playing for awhile?

#1023 87 days ago

We actually played the first scenario of Destinies and really liked it. Will return and finish but may not seek expansions.

#1024 87 days ago
Quoted from A-1Bogart:Lame33 How did Destinies hold up after playing for awhile?

We played through the main quests of the based game and enjoyed it. Not much replayability unless you are a completionist. The expansion I got with the kickstarter won't have the finished software until Q3 and so that was a disappointment.

Base game is a play it 5 or 6 times and then you wait for expansions or sell it off.

The tiny figures became an annoyance. At times you've got seven too small to distinguish grey bits on the board and not sure which one was which.

However, that was the worst thing and it was a fun game that I thought was worth it.

#1025 86 days ago
Quoted from Lame33:

We played through the main quests of the based game and enjoyed it. Not much replayability unless you are a completionist. The expansion I got with the kickstarter won't have the finished software until Q3 and so that was a disappointment.
Base game is a play it 5 or 6 times and then you wait for expansions or sell it off.
The tiny figures became an annoyance. At times you've got seven too small to distinguish grey bits on the board and not sure which one was which.
However, that was the worst thing and it was a fun game that I thought was worth it.

Cool thanks for the input! I halfheartedly tried to pick it up when it first came out but couldnt get anywhere local. I was going to hold out for the new Descent, but after seeing some gameplay I think Ill give Destinies a shot.

#1026 83 days ago

Recently played Lost Ruins of Arnak and like it more than Dune Imperium so far.
Cracked open Jaws of the Lion last night. Should be interesting to play Gloomhaven on training wheels after already finishing regular Gloomhaven.

Thanks for the info on Jaws of the Lion. My wife and I play talisman and love it but we have been looking for an quicker/easier fantasy board game. I purchased Zombicide Black Plague and my wife and I were totally put off by the complexities of it. I asked some fb groups for recommendations and they recommended Descent as it has an app to assist. I purchased it but the app is a scenario app not a helper app. It just says things like “set up board” and the rules are way to complex for us. But Jaws of the Lion might be good for us

#1027 83 days ago
Quoted from mark532011:

Thanks for the info on Jaws of the Lion. My wife and I play talisman and love it but we have been looking for an quicker/easier fantasy board game. I purchased Zombicide Black Plague and my wife and I were totally put off by the complexities of it. I asked some fb groups for recommendations and they recommended Descent as it has an app to assist. I purchased it but the app is a scenario app not a helper app. It just says things like “set up board” and the rules are way to complex for us. But Jaws of the Lion might be good for us

#1028 83 days ago

I think jaws of the lion is awesome. My wife thinks it's just OK. This presents a problem for me

#1029 82 days ago
Quoted from mark532011:

Thanks for the info on Jaws of the Lion. My wife and I play talisman and love it but we have been looking for an quicker/easier fantasy board game. I purchased Zombicide Black Plague and my wife and I were totally put off by the complexities of it. I asked some fb groups for recommendations and they recommended Descent as it has an app to assist. I purchased it but the app is a scenario app not a helper app. It just says things like “set up board” and the rules are way to complex for us. But Jaws of the Lion might be good for us

By the games you’re mentioning here, I think Mansions of Madness may be a good bet for you and your wife. The new version runs with an assistant app that does an amazing job of getting you through the game, however, it’s also a requirement to have the app to play. While Jaws of the Lion is good and has a very well done guided learn, Mansions’ app made this game a breeze to understand and play for my wife and I, as well as for my 13yo (at the time) who’s not too into board gaming.

#1030 79 days ago
Quoted from LilRocky:

By the games you’re mentioning here, I think Mansions of Madness may be a good bet for you and your wife. The new version runs with an assistant app that does an amazing job of getting you through the game, however, it’s also a requirement to have the app to play. While Jaws of the Lion is good and has a very well done guided learn, Mansions’ app made this game a breeze to understand and play for my wife and I, as well as for my 13yo (at the time) who’s not too into board gaming.

Wife and I LOVE that game.

#1031 79 days ago
Quoted from mark532011:

My wife and I play talisman and love it but we have been looking for an quicker/easier fantasy board game

I guess you can call it a fantasy game so take a look at Mystic Vale. My girlfriend and I play it all the time. She loves it and I wouldn’t consider her to be a hardcore gamer. It’s a deck builder with a fresh twist. I really encourage you to take a look at it.

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#1032 19 days ago

Looks like a lot of my Kickstarters are going to miss this year and probably arrive in March. Blessing in disguise I think as I start to dig into my shelf of shame. Of course the lack of the new ones arriving had me digging through the rankings and picking up a couple that I missed. Mara Caibo is one that I glossed over before but really like it now. Also looking at the updated release of Champions of Midgard. Got room now for my game table so going to set up some single player games on that over the winter.

#1033 14 days ago
Quoted from Groo:

Looks like a lot of my Kickstarters are going to miss this year and probably arrive in March. Blessing in disguise I think as I start to dig into my shelf of shame. Of course the lack of the new ones arriving had me digging through the rankings and picking up a couple that I missed. Mara Caibo is one that I glossed over before but really like it now. Also looking at the updated release of Champions of Midgard. Got room now for my game table so going to set up some single player games on that over the winter.

Don't miss Maracaibo Uprising coming in the next few weeks directly from capstone games!

#1034 13 days ago

If you are into dungeon crawls, check out this one on Kickstarter right now. It’s an awesome game.

https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/357343358/dungeon-crusade-book-i-genesis-of-evil-0

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