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What BOARD GAMES are you TRADING?

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19 Jun 2019 09:21 - 19 Jun 2019 09:23 #298618 by Ah_Pook
Out: new Frontiers, roll player, Onitama

In: arkham horror card game second core, dunwich cycle (6 mythos packs), standalone scenarios (first 2), path to Carcosa deluxe expansion, playmat

Rabbit hole engaged! Hopefully I can do a bunch of this card game without going Broke, because it seems really cool so far.
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19 Jun 2019 10:22 #298623 by mezike
Out: Civ New Dawn
In: Gizmos

That's sure going to bend some people out of shape, but as much as I admire New Dawn it just wasn't getting played and no-one was asking for it. Both kids are already well into several games of Gizmos so I feel like I've traded out the better yet unloved game for something that has already brought a lot more fun into our time together.
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19 Jun 2019 10:37 #298625 by charlest
Everyone seems to love New Dawn around here, but I found it incredibly bland and milquetoast.
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19 Jun 2019 11:38 #298631 by RobertB

charlest wrote: Everyone seems to love New Dawn around here, but I found it incredibly bland and milquetoast.


'milquetoast' isn't a word you see every day. :)

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19 Jun 2019 16:39 - 19 Jun 2019 16:39 #298642 by Ah_Pook

charlest wrote: Everyone seems to love New Dawn around here, but I found it incredibly bland and milquetoast.


No one I played it with loved it, myself included. Kinda felt like scythe to me personally.


Also, unrelated, for the record i love New Frontiers. The only reason it's leaving is my wife likes Roll better, my dad likes Race better, and the guy I know that likes NF better owns his own copy so yknow.
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19 Jun 2019 17:30 - 19 Jun 2019 17:32 #298643 by Michael Barnes
I was really into New Dawn for about three plays. And then I just had no desire to touch it again. It’s a smart, effective design...but it’s just not much -fun-.

In a way, it kind of embodies that emulative design style that I have really come to despise. It’s a game designed to simulate playing a longer, more complex game.
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19 Jun 2019 22:50 - 19 Jun 2019 22:50 #298657 by RobertB

Michael Barnes wrote: I was really into New Dawn for about three plays. And then I just had no desire to touch it again. It’s a smart, effective design...but it’s just not much -fun-.

In a way, it kind of embodies that emulative design style that I have really come to despise. It’s a game designed to simulate playing a longer, more complex game.


Way back when, "90-minute Civ game" was a Holy Grail. Crap like Tempus was being peddled as such. New Dawn is about as good a take on a 90-minute Civ game as has been made.
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19 Jun 2019 23:21 #298659 by Michael Barnes
Ha ha! Tempus...it was such a big deal...it suuuuuuuucked so much. I actually saw a copy at Half Price Books the other day.

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20 Jun 2019 02:48 #298664 by mezike
Something that I felt New Dawn did well was the spatial side of 4x. I've never got on with moving chits around a map as it's incongruous with the timescales involved, so I liked the idea of board interactions being influenced by distance and intervening terrain.
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23 Jul 2019 15:10 #299970 by DarthJoJo
Commands & Colors: Ancients and its Rome and the Barbarians are out.

Sakura Arms, Battle for Rokugan and Runebound Third (in shrink) are in.

Turns out a box of 800 diaper wipes fits two GMT boxes pretty well.

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14 Aug 2019 13:23 #300745 by barrowdown
Neuroshima Hex 2.5 (with expansions), Gloomhaven, Alhambra: Big Box, The City of Kings, and Rising Sun (with non-KS expansions) are heading out.

Hitler's Reich, For-Ex, Supply Lines of the American Revolution: The Northern Theater, 1775-1777, Cyclades expansions, Kemet: Seth, and Millennium Blades expansions in.

I am probably taking a hit on value, but I clear out a ton of space and get in some stuff that either fits in existing boxes or are relatively small. Seems like a good mixup for me.
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21 Aug 2019 15:59 #301013 by barrowdown
I traded NATO Air Commander for a copy of Bloody April with its expansion, The Eagle of Lille

A light air mission planning game for a much heavier air mission planning game. I though NATO Air Commander was way too procedural and dry. Bloody April looks like it has a lot more chrome wrapped around it.

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