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12 Jan 2022 13:08 #329726 by Shellhead
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Metatext is all the rage these days, but I am weary of it. As an occasional joke in a Deadpool movie, it's okay. As an edgy challenge to a reader in a Palahniuk book, it's tolerable. Now Asmodee is going meta in a shark-jumping moment with upcoming board game Queen's Gambit. Based on the well-received Netflix show of the same name, Queen's Gambit is a board game about chess. A board game about a board game. This is peak meta, and it must be stopped.

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12 Jan 2022 13:18 #329727 by Virabhadra
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By that definition, I think Millenium Blades may have beaten it to the meta-punch.

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12 Jan 2022 13:36 #329728 by fightcitymayor
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Designed by the husband/wife team of Nick Cravotta and Rebecca Bleau. And in case you are wondering about their track record, here are their games along with each game's BGG score:

Escape the Room: Mystery at the Stargazer's Manor (2016) 6.6
Escape the Room: Secret of Dr. Gravely's Retreat (2016) 7.0
Escape the Room: The Cursed Dollhouse (2020) 6.4
Showdown (2016) 6.5
CrossWise (2008) 5.9
Wooly Whammoth (2019) 6.1
MacGyver: The Escape Room Game (2018) 5.5
PicWits! (2012) 5.9
Acuity (2010) 5.8
Break In: Alcatraz (2020) 5.3
Argh! (2012) 5.7
Cyblobs (2018) 4.4
Fish to Fish (2013) 6.3
Palette (2011) 4.0
Pentago Triple (2016) 5.2
Zenith (2009) 5.5

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12 Jan 2022 14:17 #329731 by hotseatgames
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Weren't people saying that Queen's Gambit game is actually kind of neat? I haven't paid much attention since I didn't even make it through the whole show.

Millennium Blades is one of my favorite shelf toads!

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12 Jan 2022 14:20 #329733 by Msample
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fightcitymayor wrote: Designed by the husband/wife team of Nick Cravotta and Rebecca Bleau. And in case you are wondering about their track record, here are their games along with each game's BGG score:

Escape the Room: Mystery at the Stargazer's Manor (2016) 6.6
Escape the Room: Secret of Dr. Gravely's Retreat (2016) 7.0
Escape the Room: The Cursed Dollhouse (2020) 6.4
Showdown (2016) 6.5
CrossWise (2008) 5.9
Wooly Whammoth (2019) 6.1
MacGyver: The Escape Room Game (2018) 5.5
PicWits! (2012) 5.9
Acuity (2010) 5.8
Break In: Alcatraz (2020) 5.3
Argh! (2012) 5.7
Cyblobs (2018) 4.4
Fish to Fish (2013) 6.3
Palette (2011) 4.0
Pentago Triple (2016) 5.2
Zenith (2009) 5.5


Wow, thats pretty damning considering IIRC that BGG ratings start at like a default 7 ( or so it seems ) . To have ALL their designs rated that low is like a giant blinking red light to get the fuck away from them. Its like their stuff is pre disposed to end up on Tanga.
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12 Jan 2022 14:59 #329736 by Shellhead
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From Asmodee's website:

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12 Jan 2022 16:10 #329739 by the_jake_1973
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it reminds me of the Chess puzzles you would see in the paper by the Bridge stuff. I am a bit flummoxed that there is an audience for a game about a show about a game rather than trying the actual game itself.

Will there be asymmetrical player powers?
Zombies?
Cthulhu?
Solo variant?
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12 Jan 2022 16:49 #329741 by Virabhadra
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the_jake_1973 wrote: Will there be asymmetrical player powers?
Zombies?
Cthulhu?
Solo variant?


Star Wars: The Queen's Gambit

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12 Jan 2022 18:22 #329743 by jason10mm
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I dunno about this game but a BB:TM type game about riding herd on a bunch of chess primadonna's prepping to take on the Ruskies could be pretty cool.

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13 Jan 2022 03:15 #329758 by Erik Twice
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Virabhadra wrote: By that definition, I think Millenium Blades may have beaten it to the meta-punch.

I want to play that game but I'm too poor and too non-American to get a copy.
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