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What board games are you BUYING?
san il defanso wrote: I walked into a store here in Manila, and what should I find but a copy of Steam on the shelf, with its price slashed? Since it's unclear whether that game is coming back or not, I snatched it up.
I got it home and realized it was exactly the game I wanted these days. The right level of depth, without tons of rules, nicely produced but not opulent. It feels almost old fashioned to see a game that isn't stretch goals out the wazoo. Really looking forward to revisiting it, I've been hankering for a long time.
I also picked up a game called Pawikan Patrol. It's a Filipino design where the players rescue sea turtles from poachers. (Pawikan is Tagalog for sea turtle.) No idea if it's any good, but I am excited to get a game I can't get anywhere else.
Playing Steam with the auction is closer to AOS, and it makes things "tougher" but I really prefer the action selection turn order system. I think it brings it in line with the rest of the game and provides interesting decisions of its own.
Enjoy! Steam is an all-time fave of mine.
To be honest the form factor is appealing too. I sometimes long for the days when games cost $50 and didn't come in boxes the size of shipping pallets.
So I sighed, gingerly placed it back on the shelf, envious of the person who does buy it and would be able to enjoy it.
Zombicide fatigue has finally kicked in with my group after a few sessions of Green Horde. I thought Massive Darkness was going to be the successor, but it was mostly a disappointing mess. Sword & Sorcery has too much setup & moving parts to enjoy outside of solo or duo play.
I think D&DAS might be something they'll get into, though the 5-player limit is unfortunate (there’s almost always a 6th latecomer).
Also picked up Hellapagos, which sounds like something the group would play repeatedly, much like they’ve done with Resistance: Avalon sessions in the past.
Also grabbed the Fountain of Youth expansion for Lost Expedition, a game I really dig.
If I could find someone to sell me the Fox Clan for Rising Sun for a decent price, I'd be rolling.
Ah_Pook wrote: Local place is having a big tabletop day blowout. I picked up Ethnos, Pillars of the Earth, Battle of the Five Armies, and War of the Ring 2e for $10 each. Don't know when if I'll get the two LOTR games played, but that's too good a deal to not grab.
Holy crap. BoFA is OOP I think too.
I had been wanting the first two for a while. The last was an impulse buy. I was thinking it would go well with Divinity Derby as a "We are bored Gods" theme night.
Hollywood Blockbuster (obviously I needed another Knizia auction game)
Shards of Infinity (my wife loves Star Realms and Ascension, this seems like a no brainer)
Space Cadets Away Missions (been eyeing this one for a while, for $10 I couldn't resist)
Carcassonne The Castle (2p Knizia designed Carcassonne, seems like a no brainer for my wife once again)
Race For The Galaxy (super cheap impulse buy, been wanting to play this for a long time)
So now I'm officially out on buying new games for the foreseeable future, having absolutely buried myself under super cheap games over the last couple days.
Edit: forgot, a guy was selling all the world books and some posters for Dungeon Degenerates for $1 each so I bought those too
Looking at this thread, I guess I make a notable acquisition about once a month? That feels like too much.