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01 Sep 2015 16:20 - 01 Sep 2015 16:21 #209766 by Michael Barnes
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01 Sep 2015 16:27 #209767 by OldHippy
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That is a very cool idea with a nice box cover, but 2-4 hours? For a card driven strategy game about fast food?.. for some reason that seems wrong to me.

Other than that it looks fascinating.

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01 Sep 2015 16:30 #209768 by Michael Barnes
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These are the guys that did Greed Inc., Antiquity and Roads & Boats. Their games are usually worth 2+ hours.
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01 Sep 2015 17:33 - 01 Sep 2015 17:45 #209774 by Gary Sax
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Look at it this way---you'll probably get your money back or 4x as much if you don't like it. I may bite.

edit: fuck it, I did it. I think their games are pretty cool usually.
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01 Sep 2015 18:04 #209776 by OldHippy
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Michael Barnes wrote: These are the guys that did Greed Inc., Antiquity and Roads & Boats. Their games are usually worth 2+ hours.


Ahhh, missed that. I'm certainly more interested now.

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01 Sep 2015 18:08 #209777 by repoman
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Oh those heartless small business men...when will they stop ruining everything?

Interest level at absolute zero...that's -459.67 degrees Fahrenheit.
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01 Sep 2015 19:15 - 01 Sep 2015 19:17 #209780 by OldHippy
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repoman wrote: Oh those heartless small business men...when will they stop ruining everything?

Interest level at absolute zero...that's -459.67 degrees Fahrenheit.


There is a political component to this game and their last one as well (Greed Inc. which I own and enjoy, although they may have done something in-between I don't pay that close attention). That might turn some people off but I don't mind it, actually, I think I appreciate it.

... and it's not because I'm some anti-corporate left wing hippie type (I might be in your mind - I don't think so - but my politics aren't important for this point), I'd gladly play a game that does this from the opposite political direction and still be interested. I simply like that kind of thing and find it an interesting way to approach boardgame design. Generally you only see that in wargames where they may depict terrorism or revolutions. But I'd play a pro-libertarian game that satirizes socialism if there was good one. That said, I think Canadians are far less passionate about politics and that might be because our politics have very little global effect so we can afford to be less passionate. I remember a South Korean Newspaper identifying our Prime Minister (Jean Chrétien at the time) as an "unidentified man" - that's how un-important the world thinks we are.

I also generally like economic games and empire building and this sounds like it has some of both. Plus it's a topic I haven't seen done very much.
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01 Sep 2015 19:16 #209781 by KingPut
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repoman wrote: Oh those heartless small business men...when will they stop ruining everything?

Interest level at absolute zero...that's -459.67 degrees Fahrenheit.


You must have used that World Wild Web thingy to come up with -459.67 F.

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01 Sep 2015 20:00 #209783 by repoman
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KingPut wrote:

repoman wrote: Oh those heartless small business men...when will they stop ruining everything?

Interest level at absolute zero...that's -459.67 degrees Fahrenheit.


You must have used that World Wild Web thingy to come up with -459.67 F.


R.E.P.O = Researches Everything Professionally On-line

If you listened to the greatest Star Trek podcast ever, i.e. The Nerd Trap, you'd know that.
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02 Sep 2015 00:10 #209796 by LazarusTNT
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There's a KS game coming out...got a press release on it.... it's setting is that you play TV producers trying to vie for the largest audience.

I'm liking that there are cool new settings, I wish they were more Survive! and less Puerto Rico

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02 Sep 2015 09:49 #209811 by CranBerries
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Gary Sax wrote: Look at it this way---you'll probably get your money back or 4x as much if you don't like it. I may bite.

edit: fuck it, I did it. I think their games are pretty cool usually.


Unless it's another Duck Dealer.

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02 Sep 2015 11:14 #209814 by Sagrilarus
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JonJacob wrote: but 2-4 hours?


"The game can be played by 2-5 serious gamers in 2-4 hours."

That "serious" part is what caught my attention.

I play with a bunch of fast food management guys, so this may be a good fit for them. I'd just like to know if being non-serious makes the game run longer or shorter.

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02 Sep 2015 12:00 #209819 by bfkiller
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Thanks for the heads up. Splotter's games are generally pretty unique and worth at least a look. I'll keep my eye out for this one.

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02 Sep 2015 12:05 #209820 by Shellhead
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I think that I would rather work at McDonald's for 2-4 hours than play Food Chain Magnate, assuming that I get paid and get the employee meal.
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02 Sep 2015 14:17 #209831 by stoic
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This game makes me hungry for a home cooked meal.
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