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TOPIC: What BOARD GAME(s) have you been playing?

What BOARD GAME(s) have you been playing? 13 Feb 2018 07:57 #263493

I knew Josh would really like Space Freaks, which is why I seduced him into a trade.

It is a really neat game, and it does have that OMG 1988 kind of feel to it. I liked it, but a couple of my friends were pretty meh on playing it again instead of Shadespire. Not that they are a really similar or anything...

I doubt there will be an expansion, it looks pretty DOA. They probably should have done a $300 Kickstarter with minis.
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What BOARD GAME(s) have you been playing? 13 Feb 2018 11:16 #263511

I found a brand new copy of ingenious -"TRAVEL EDITION" at the local thrift store for a $1.50, while searching for a nerf gun for my 6 year old... dad tried to fix her old one, so yeah that broke. I had heard of the title, but had never actually played the game, but for a $1.50 what the hell.

My moody 15 year old, who used to like to beat me at Pente was zoning out in front of a screen- as typical. So I asked her if she wanted to take a break from staring at her screen and play. "sure dad whatever." We set it up on her bedroom floor and literally played for 3 hours straight in the middle of a saturday afternoon! Followed by several hours the next night (she asked me to play!) - I bet her a doughnut to babysitting, best 5 out 7. She whooped me 5-1, I can't seem to win at all, but really appreciate how much she loves it and wants to hang out with me and play. So thanks ingenious and Salome thrift store. $1.50 is a great deal to connect with the teenager.

I also found a crappy nerf rip-off for $1.
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What BOARD GAME(s) have you been playing? 13 Feb 2018 11:17 #263512

I have a copy of ingenious my wife brought to the family and we've never played. I'll have to try it sometime.
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What BOARD GAME(s) have you been playing? 13 Feb 2018 11:25 #263513

It's on the dry side, but ingenious is a pretty good game. A bit underrated if you ask me. The scoring is the usual crap Knizia is known for, but you get used to it.

I always wanted a travel version, since I always play it as two player. It's just a better overall package. Scoring track is plugs instead of cube sliders, tile holder works great, and board doesn't allow pieces to shift.
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What BOARD GAME(s) have you been playing? 13 Feb 2018 11:52 #263520

So I played Civilization: A New Dawn and Race for the Galaxy.

I really enjoy Race, and am glad it came out again. I have the base game and gathering storm, and am always tempted by expansions (currently a bunch on sale at my FLGS) but have managed to fend that off for years. I think its a great little game with the base and expansion 1.

Civ:a New dawn is an interesting game. the big hook with the focus cards moving up the track is interesting. Overall I liked the game, but I think it might be a better game if it wasn't named Civ. I'm having a difficult time putting my finger on it, but maybe another play will solidify it for me.

Also played some more X-Wing. I purchased some more ships, first time in 2? years or so. Guns for Hire, Imperial Veterans, Inquisitor's TIE. Holy shit the Starviper with Viper MkII and Advanced Sensors is craaaazy shit. I love my aces, and while the Viper has a hard time getting its Pilot Skill high enough to truly be called an ace ship, just the options you have from that curved barrel roll is awesome.


I played Guri, Palob (Hwk-290) and Talonbane Cobra (khiraz fighter, the vaksai title is pretty awesome too, getting barrel roll+boost for 4 points is great) vs a swarm of TIEs. He took mostly named TIEs, so they actually out PS'd Guri for the most part. But with the adv sensors + curved barrel roll, I was able to pretty much just choose where she would land and cause massive bumping. Cobra is still alittle squishy for my taste, but when he was able to roll in and blast a couple ties with 5 dice and melt them in a turn.
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What BOARD GAME(s) have you been playing? 13 Feb 2018 22:24 #263536

Recent plays, all fun:

Legendary: Noir
DC Deck-Building: Birds of Prey
Nap 20: Espana Vol 1 (Bailen 20 scenario) - Vol 2 arriving soon thanks to Amazon credit
Nap 20: Hundred Days (Waterloo 20 scenario)
Elder Sign: Omens of the Deep
Nexus Ops
Gloomhaven (campaign slowed way down, but still playing occasionally)
Lost Cities
LoTR co-op board game (original Knizia)
Escape: Curse of the Temple
Pandemic Iberia
Codenames Duet

Coming up... Dungeon Degenerates scheduled for Feb 21st.
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What BOARD GAME(s) have you been playing? 13 Feb 2018 23:27 #263538



Got in some Earth Reborn tonight! First time in years. This was also my first attempt at SAGS. We spent forever building the map. By the time we were finally ready to start, we only had time for round 1. I'm not sure it will continue, because in that single round, my opponent thrashed me pretty hard. He had missions that were easy to achieve, and I most definitely don't. James Woo also fell victim to a Bazooka and a subsequent stabbing, and died.

Vasquez managed to destroy a door, so if round 2 happens, she will get to infiltrate the Salemite stronghold. Unfortunately, a zombie is waiting right next to the door.

My Mammoth Mark II destroyed 2 walls and is ready to start stomping through the base as well.
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What BOARD GAME(s) have you been playing? 14 Feb 2018 00:36 #263540

Played our first game of Star Trek: Ascendancy. I was on the Klingons and had a pretty smooth first few turns in terms of exploring and my first advancement was the one that lets you spend a Command to build a ship for free where you don't have any, so I had quite the resource edge. My two opponents, however, through a combination of Hazardous planetary systems and Crisis Exploratory cards (seriously, the first Exploratory card the Romulans drew was the Crystal Menace), ended up having to rebuild ships repeatedly lost to exploration. After the first few turns, both the Romulans and I had networks of 5 systems, while the Federation was stuck at three (i.e. Earth plus two others.) With my stability, I ended up initiating contact with both of the other players. The Romulans were thematically suspicious (it even says so on their player board!) and refused to trade with me. The Federation, more open to new neighbors (also thematic) and lagging behind in resources, decided to exchange 2s with me.

That, of course, was their first mistake, long-term, since the last thing you want to do is give the Klingons easy access to Production. Combine that with my 1 free ship in any system at the cost of a Command and I built a couple huge fleets. After having ascended a couple times and having boosted both weapons and shields (the latter allowing me to farm a couple easy nebulae for Research for a few turns), I turned said huge fleets in the direction of my erstwhile trading partner and smashed right through the Federation's "science" fleets and basically eliminated him from the game. Since I had Earth and both of his starbases, he would've had to build a starbase and then tried to build ships at the speed of 1/turn with his one remaining Production node. I would have just taken it and rubbed him out completely. The Romulans wouldn't have been able to catch up while I ascended with my 5 Culture nodes over the next couple turns, so we called it.

I basically ran out of ships, even though I had resources to build more, so I might end up getting the ships expansion packs at some point. Oh, I also kind of proved the value of bidding for turn order, since my opponents basically didn't bother and the Romulans ended up going third for almost the entire game. My blitzkrieg that wiped out the Federation was greatly enhanced by being able to move in and wreck things before he could build more ships.
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What BOARD GAME(s) have you been playing? 14 Feb 2018 08:48 #263545

Bidding for turn order, when everyone is doing it and it’s working the way it’s supposed to, can be pretty interesting in that game. I’d actually say it’s best to go last if you’re planning an attack, best to go first if you think you will be attacked. It’s situational to some extent, and in combination with the one go around the table in previous turn order bidding, its a very important aspect of the game.
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What BOARD GAME(s) have you been playing? 14 Feb 2018 12:33 #263577

Yeah, I think the Romulans didn't get in on the bidding because of two things: 1. They were already at a resource disadvantage, so I'm pretty sure he was saving for other costs and didn't think it was worth getting into a bidding war because 2. The best access to the Romulan sector of the galaxy was through a pulsar that no one really wanted to risk. He made the smart choice to leave one ship there to prevent the Klingons from warping into the much more valuable (and safe) system just beyond it. In essence, the pulsar was kind of a neutral zone (More theme!) I never bid more than a single Production for going first. The random draw ended up Feds 2, Romulans 3 with the exception of a single turn.

I felt like going first was a tactical advantage simply because there aren't interspliced turns in this game. You do everything before anyone else does. My being able to go first meant I could max out my fleets and then move in before he could build more ships to defend with. Oh, it also meant I could spend two actions to farm those nebulae again, dropping the last two Research on cloaking technology, so that my two massive fleets all had First Strike. I basically disintegrated Starfleet in two steps. I also had Standing Invasion Orders, which meant I could take any systems I won without spending a Command. Granted, this was the first time playing, so people will be a bit more wary next time. Alistair, playing the Romulans, had played a lot more wargames with me than Derek, playing the Feds, had so he knew how, uh, forward I tend to be (Dark Eldar, FTW!), especially when playing a naturally aggressive faction.

I actually considered taking a Warp 2 civilization by hegemony at one point, but didn't feel like spending the Culture and was finally like: "Nah! I'm the Klingons!" I lost one ship and overwhelmed them, so I kept both nodes. I'd thought about hegemony after seeing the Feds exercise that ability a couple times to take fully noded Warp 3 societies. But he only did that after failing the roll a few times on both of them, which really hindered his ascendancy. Otherwise, he would have likely been in a lot more threatening position to end the game.
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What BOARD GAME(s) have you been playing? 14 Feb 2018 14:43 #263597

Sure you're doing that auction right, Jack?

It's only once around the table in turn order so there isn't really a bidding war. 3rd player would know the exact cost of going first or second next round.
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What BOARD GAME(s) have you been playing? 14 Feb 2018 17:20 #263619

We did it right. We only asked once if people wanted to get in. What I meant by "bidding war" was him getting involved at all. He didn't bother to beat any bid that I made.
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What BOARD GAME(s) have you been playing? 14 Feb 2018 18:37 #263623

I figured that’s what you meant. I played a game last week where nobody wanted to get in on a bid until the last couple rounds. It happens.

Last player might have the advantage over first in most situations except for defense or claiming planets already out on the board or if you’re looking to take a starbase. Seeing how much opponents are willing to commit to building ship, where they’re going, and a potential element of surprise WITHOUT immediate retaliation AND the possible opportunity to go first the following round (since you’ll be bidding last and won’t be outbid)? It’s huge.

Christ, I want to play this right now.
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What BOARD GAME(s) have you been playing? 15 Feb 2018 00:55 #263637

Blood Bowl, not surprisingly. I'm a member of a league here in Melbourne that meets up every 3 weeks to play, and despite owning an embarrassing amount of other "hobby" games, this is pretty much the only one that I can reliably get played.

The folks in my league are by and large all great sports and fun to play against, and win or lose I always have a good time. My most recent match though, was an absolute nail biter. I won, which certainly helped, but even so... wow.

It was such an amazing match that I figured it deserved a proper write-up. I've posted this on our league's web site in what I thought was a public forum, but unfortunately it requires a login to view the damn thing. So if you'll all humour me, I humbly re-post it here for your reading pleasure. Apologies for the wall of text and the occasional bit of jargon, but hopefully you Bloodless-Bowlers (as you are known to us) will get the gist. ;)

(N.B. I'm Birdman, coach of the Pheasant Pluckers and my opposing coach is Slackbladder. Nuffle is the official God of Blood Bowl, all praise be to Him. He is the One and the Six, the Skull and the Pow, and nothing worthwhile that you attempt is exempt from His Holy Capriciousness.)
MBBL Season 17 Round 2

Pheasant Pluckers (Humans) v Ratae Sabretooths (Orcs)

To absolutely no-one’s surprise, Slackbladder spent his 100k inducement money on hiring Ugroth for the Sabretooths, and who was I to argue that there was a better choice? Plus, he had a very cool mini all painted up, and for me that trumps bean counting any day of the week! Also, as per the new rules, we both drew three Special Play cards and kept two.

The Pheasant Pluckers had the benefit of a bigger fan base, and also managed to win the toss and elected to receive. With the help of the additional fans, they benefited from Brilliant Coaching, and went into the first half with 4 re-rolls. Turn 1 set the tone of our bashing play for the whole game, resulting in a single knock-down and a heap of pushes. The Ogre Medium Dave was also a bit slow to warm up, getting Bone Headed twice at the start of the game! The Sabretooth's return play set the tone for their game as well, resulting in multiple knock-downs, and a KO to boot, but no casualties. I swear, both teams had their pillow-gloves on for the whole damn game. Mind you, while the Sabretooths were failing to cause any lasting harm, they were certainly winning the numbers game, with a slow but steady trickle of KO’d Pluckers leaving the pitch throughout the first drive (and indeed, the whole game). With our numbers down and a full complement of Orcs choking the mid-field, the stalling cage grind option was off the table, so we were forced to resort to Elf tactics. Rookie Catcher Timothy the Timid took the hand-off, and sprinted for dear life past a mouth-breathing Black Orc into the sparsely-populated back field of the Sabretooths. It was a brave and noble gesture, but just a wee bit stupid, as he was still in range for a sprinting Blitzer to catch up with him and lay him out. Luckily, his flimsy armour held, and he was ready to recover. With the majority of the slow-plodding Sabres distracted with the mid-field pillow fight, the only other available support was a disgruntled line-orc who’d been relegated to sweeper duties in the back field (we suspect he didn’t fully grasp the meaning of the term in a sporting context). Alas, there was no-one in range he could wallop, so he contented himself with jogging up and growling at the ball. Things were looking a bit dire, but luckily Medium Dave had been left with no play-mates in the mid field, so after an agonising moment of temporary indecision (Bone Head, Loner re-roll, good to go!) was free to Blitz the hapless sweeper away, leaving only a single tackle zone on the ball. In addition, Tim had an ace up his sleeve, and put in some Fancy Footwork (-2 Movement, but +1 to all Dodges for the turn). He got up and danced around the infuriated Blitzer with ball back in hand, and having spent all his stamina on not tripping over, stopped just short of the end zone. The Blitzer attempted another Blitz, but this time failed to connect. But it wasn’t over! Tim was so busy sneering at the inferior Orc that he failed to notice a Tripping Hazard (one opponent at start of turn goes prone), and fell flat on his racist arse. Deservedly chagrined (and using the last of the team’s re-rolls), he nonetheless managed to shake off the fall, dodge out, pick up the ball one final time, and run in the touchdown.

The Sabretooths had a full four(?) turns left in the half to answer, and with no KO recoveries, the Pluckers were forced to drain the dregs from their bench to make up the numbers. With pin-point accuracy, Peter the Personable sent the kick high and far, way into the backfield. And then, Nuffle did part the clouds and with the ball held momentarily aloft in the air by a halo of Insane Good Luck, spake thusly: “Well, Get On With It, Then!” Needing no further encouragement, a couple of Pluckers recovered from their initial shock and Blitzed their way into the back field, with the remainder (including Medium Dave) repositioning to choke up the sideline grinding play that had been set up. Nuffle then saw fit to release the ball, dropping it deep into the back field as originally intended. Snarling in frustration at having been unfairly tagged, Thrower Jaco Andyerfacerazored directed his freakishly agile mate Lote To-Kill-Ye (a.k.a. “Da Ballerina”) to get the ball instead. Lote picked up the ball with no issue, but having spent his movement in ball retrieval and with no reasonable targets for a chuck, was forced to stay back field. The Blitzer who had tagged Jaco got a clip around the ears for his trouble, but he hit the dirt smiling, job done. Medium Dave also copped a Stun, but hit the dirt with a rather curious gap-toothed smile as well…

The Blitz had certainly made it much less convenient for the Sabretooths to run in the score, but it was still well within the realms of the possible. However, the Pluckers pressed their advantage, choking up the mid field cage as best they could. The initial forced setback of the ball carrier’s position, slow recovery from the Sabres, coupled with a well-timed Dogged Defence from Medium Dave (prone players still count as having Tackle Zones) at a crucial point was enough to stall the scrum of Sabres just long enough. A lone Orc Blitzer who snuck into the back field was the only viable target. However, a suicide one-die blitz on Lote saw the ball dislodged, and although they couldn’t score, the offensive Pluckers ran the ball far enough out of reach for a Touchdown to be off the cards. Luckily, the Sabretooths still had their pillow-gloves on, so the obligatory frenzy of retaliation did no lasting harm. End of the half, and by the grace of Nuffle it was 1-0 in the Pluckers favour, but the Sabres were utterly uninjured and receiving in the second half…

RUM-BRRM-BRRM-BRRM! Out came Ugroth and his chainsaw for the second half, eager to cut a wide swath of destruction while his hiring team did important things like stopping the Ref from getting to him for as long as possible, and unimportant things like pick up the ball and stuff. The Pluckers had a bit more luck with KO recoveries this time around, but were crucially missing their only Guard, Daniel the Dashing. Regardless, it didn’t take a tactical genius to realise that bashing simply wasn’t the answer against these Orcs.

Another deep kick from Peter (damn, but Kick is such a useful skill!), more Brilliant Coaching from the Pluckers’ staff (phew!) and the half was underway. Nuffle was continuing to smile upon the Pluckers that game, as the initial onslaught on the Line of Scrimmage resulted in no serious injuries, and the obligatory chainsaw foul from Ugroth was (a) committed on Ignatius the Ignoble (a.k.a. “Meat Shield #2”); (b) only a Stun; and (c) noticed immediately by the Ref. Thanks for playing, Ugroth!

The Pluckers did not keep their numbers advantage for too long though, as the steady trickle of KOs kept on keeping on. In a curious repeat of the latter part of the first half, the Sabres ended up running another cage grind down the sidelines, this time with markedly more progress. Around turn 3 or 4, they managed to pierce the pesky screen put up by the Pluckers, and Da Ballerina was through and in the clear, with his only serious threat being Medium Dave, who was duly assigned a Black Orc by Coach Slackbladder for distraction purposes (having learned his lesson in the first half). With no better option presenting itself, star Catcher Neville the Nervous disengaged himself from deep in the back field, and resignedly slunk in next to an orc Blitzer to cancel a crucial assist, which along with the assist from Dave, gave cramped lineman Philip the Phlegmatic enough breathing room to attempt a one-die block on Dave’s rather ugly plaything. Push was all we were praying for, and Push it was. Dave was freed up, and having gotten all the stupidity out of his system in the first half, thundered down the pitch to give Lote a big ol' Ogre cuddle. Down he went on the sideline, Stunned but not off, and the ball directly in front of Medium Dave. He was momentarily tempted to go in for the pick-up, but stopped just short when he heard his coach’s screaming. With only Black Orcs and a Troll in the immediate vicinity, and all other conscious not-crap ball-handlers either too far away or distracted with pesky taggers, the Sabres elected to focus on covering the ball, thumping and tagging the remaining Pluckers, and taking down their nemesis. Medium Dave only copped a Push, which was lucky enough, but it put him right on top of the ball, and next to the screaming, rabid fans on the sidelines. Neville was similarly lucky and stayed upright, but ended up as the meat in a Black Orc sandwich. Oh yeah, and the ball? Worked its way out between Dave’s legs, and bounced off up the sidelines away from the end zone, with only a single Black Orc to cover it.

With our options severely and expertly limited, the Pluckers had no choice but to go Full Elf. First off, Connor the Congenial (Meat Shield #3), who had just recovered from a previous Stun near the LOS, had been ignored as a threat. But he had enough movement in him for a GFI two-dice blitz against the Orc who was tagging baby-faced recruit Cedric the Celebrated at the edge of the Sabres’ midfield. Pow, down goes the tagger, and Cedric is now unfettered. Seeing this, Medium Dave enthusiastically contributed to the cause with a two-dicer against the one Black Orc on the ball, and plunks him down where he stands (gotta love Block on a Big Guy!) Not ideal, as it still left him perilously close to the fans, but coach Birdman is long past caring at this point. Grumbling something about “not my job”, Neville then kicks in with more fancy footwork (not the card this time, just lucky rolls), dodging out of his Black Orc sandwich, down to the now uncovered ball, picks it up, rushes up-field and snaps off an initially wobbly but eventually accurate short pass to Cedric. All Cedric had to do was catch. Yeah, nice try Cedric. Nuffle, having strung the Pluckers along this far, finally came to collect.

Or did he? As first order of business, the now justifiably exasperated Slackbladder sent one of his Black Orcs up to put Blitzer Cedric out of his misery. Skull/Both Down, rerolled into the exact same result. Guess who hasn’t got Block? Utterly stunned at the heaven-sent turnover (and a bit miffed to be cheated of the completion), Neville runs in, picks up the ball again, and shoves it pointedly up Cedric’s jersey. Needing no further hint, the rookie Blitzer belted off down into the back field, a paradise of Orc-free serenity. He was sufficiently out of range to stall for long enough to ensure that the Goblin-free Sabretooths had no chance to answer back, and then waltzed in the second touchdown of the game. Prior to that, Dave avoided a potential crowd surf with a lucky one-die Block on Jaco (but still no injury), and in fact the only casualty of the match was caused by a frustrated and vengeful one-die block from Gorge-On Murphy going pear-shaped, causing their only Mighty Blow Blitzer to miss the next game. The target of his vengeance, Connor, was as surprised as anybody. Deflated, the Sabretooths could only manage more LOS pillow-fighting for their final turn of the match, and the Pluckers walked away unable to believe their good fortune.
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What BOARD GAME(s) have you been playing? 16 Feb 2018 10:05 #263727

5-player Rising Sun. I was the Koi Clan which can spend money as ronin and I abused that ability all the way to a win. Between god worship and cards, I would end up with 10-18 gold per War Phase and would just roll over anyone who tried to come at me. In the last season, I managed to score 3 regions, which gave me seven region tokens and the 30 point bonus, as well as 9 points for the tokens themselves. Our scores ended up being 51-47-47-46-31.

The Fox Clan guy figured out early that he would pop up all over the map and then Seppuku everyone. With the help of also taking Imperial Poets and having some other card that granted a bonus for being killed, he was getting 3 VP per guy. And because he always lost, he was constantly getting reparations so he always had money to do it. He was one of the 47 point people. He never won a single region.

I liked this game more than Cthulhu Wars, but just add it to the pile of DoaM games that I've played recently that don't do enough different for me to get excited about them.

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You have to try to remember how much money your opponent(s) have

You tell/show each other how much money/ronin you have at the start of every battle.
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