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13 Aug 2019 16:13 #300709 by Vysetron
I've got a copy of Horrified waiting for me at home. I'm a horror and Prospero Hall mark, so this was going to get got eventually.

I worry it's a bit too Pandemic-y for my tastes, but the theme will definitely help the medicine go down if so. We'll see.
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13 Aug 2019 16:20 #300710 by Josh Look
Horrified is my favorite Prospero Hall game that I’ve played yet. That includes Jaws, Villainous, Jurassic Park, and Monster Crunch. Aside from Monster Crunch, it’s the lightest of those. And I hate Pandemic. So make of that what you will.
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13 Aug 2019 16:50 - 13 Aug 2019 16:50 #300713 by charlest
Yeah, I don't think it feels like Pandemic because you don't have that central puzzle of the same areas being peppered and needing to solve that puzzle. It's still kind of whack-a-mole in that you need to run around and hit different locations of priority (to pick up items), which is kind of the inverse I guess.

I like Horrified for sure, especially the contained mechanisms to defeat each monster, but I definitely felt it getting samey already after a couple of plays. That's of course the big challenge with a cooperative game.
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13 Aug 2019 21:12 #300722 by Michael Barnes
The really clever thing about Horrific is.............

It’s a pick up and deliver game.

Like, 100 percent. You ferry passengers around, take things to places where there is demand, set up possible routes, take advantage of shortcuts or effiency-enhancing abilities, etc.

It’s closer to Merchant of Venus than Pandemic. At first I was like “this is a super streamlined Arkham Horror”. But nope, it’s a train game. I wouldn’t be surprised if an easy draft of this game was a train game, or if the designers were thinking specifically of using PU&D mechanisms.

I love it...it’s good, simple fun and it is really challenging with three monsters. The last game we played was hysterical, we lost because somehow Frankenstein’s Monster just had it in for me. There was like two turns where that bastard was quite literally waiting outside of the hospital to clobber me as soon as I got out.

The little mini-objectives for the monsters are awesome.
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13 Aug 2019 22:34 - 15 Aug 2019 13:23 #300724 by Sagrilarus

the_jake_1973 wrote: I picked up a nice copy of the GW version of Warrior Knights.


Nice pickup. Were you looking, or just stumble across it?
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15 Aug 2019 09:46 #300794 by the_jake_1973

Sagrilarus wrote:

the_jake_1973 wrote: I picked up a nice copy of the GW version of Warrior Knights.


Nice pickup. We're you looking, or just stumble across it?


It popped up in a Facebook CONSIM Marketplace post. I half remembered, maybe from here, that people liked the GW version.

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15 Aug 2019 09:53 #300795 by the_jake_1973

Space Ghost wrote: Blood Royale is awesome -- nothing today even comes close to what it does.


I am determined to get it played this winter. It is just amazing at that dynasty creation aspect to create a vivid tapestry of a family's history. It is a tough sell at the time investment, but so worth it. I'd rather spend 6 hours with BR than TI4 for certain.

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