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Barnes on Games- Thunderbirds and RESISTOR_ in Review

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19 Nov 2015 18:56 #215460 by Michael Barnes

 "Is this supposed to be like Team America?"

 

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19 Nov 2015 21:04 #215461 by ChristopherMD
I had no idea they weren't reprinting the CoC expansion. Did the base game not sell well?

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19 Nov 2015 21:47 #215462 by OldHippy

Mad Dog wrote: I had no idea they weren't reprinting the CoC expansion. Did the base game not sell well?


Yeah, that makes me want to run out and buy both of them right now, despite the stupidity involved in that idea.

I can't believe they made a Thunderbirds game... what an odd property to turn into a game. It does sound cool though and I always dug the aesthetic on that show.

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19 Nov 2015 23:20 #215466 by Not Sure
Get the CoC expansion if you like the game. It's already starting to sell for stupid money.

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20 Nov 2015 00:14 #215468 by Gary Sax
^yep, if you see it, grab it up you may not find it again. Depending on how you like your civ games, it has essential fixes. Many people didn't like the no-unit differentiation (I liked the single army type) and TONS of people were begging for unique civs to railroad you from the beginning (I'm meh on it). They're both implemented pretty well, ESPECIALLY the unique civs.

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20 Nov 2015 00:15 #215469 by Gary Sax
Incidentally, don't sleep on spending the 5 bucks on BGG store to get the Aztec civ promo. It's a solid complete civ w/leader cards and mini civ board. Not half-assed at all.
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20 Nov 2015 10:07 #215489 by Josh Look
If Thunderbirds is definitely a Matt Leacock game, then that's a deal breaker for me. Pandemic is best enjoyed in the fireplace, keeping your family warm.
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20 Nov 2015 10:18 #215490 by iguanaDitty
Level 99 is doing some of the most *cool* stuff out there. And they're not afraid of complexity, although of course that can be a double edged sword.

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20 Nov 2015 10:41 #215495 by ThirstyMan

Not Sure wrote: Get the CoC expansion .....


Barney, get on this mate

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20 Nov 2015 12:57 #215502 by Legomancer
Seconding RESISTOR_. It's a neat little game.

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20 Nov 2015 15:05 - 20 Nov 2015 15:09 #215515 by Deleted
RESISTOR_ sounds like it uses the mechanic from a game I just played (an Essen release) called Dark Matter.
boardgamegeek.com/boardgame/182101/dark-matter

Basically, it's a race for VP, taking over planets, but it's got that "you can't see the back of the cards" thing going, plus the cards are split lengthwise with each side doing something different. Essentially, each card is really 4 cards, of which you can only see two. Neat game. Very different.

Lego: If you get a chance to see Mr. Gray, ask him about this.
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20 Nov 2015 16:03 #215519 by Almalik
Damn. Crumbled and grabbed a copy of the CoC expansion while still could at retail prices.

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21 Nov 2015 00:03 #215525 by Gary Sax
Worst case you sell it for a huge profit. But I think if you like the game you'll keep it.

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21 Nov 2015 10:41 #215545 by Josh Look
I've said it before, but it really does bear repeating:

Everyone gushing about Level 99 games really owes it to themselves to check out Pixel Tactics. It's a really stellar design, extremely replayable, and will only run you $10 or so on Amazon:

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01 Dec 2015 00:37 #216229 by CranBerries
"Man, Steam is so much better when you aren't playing with a table of Mentats."

I have played it twice, with mentats, bought a copy, sat on it unplayed for five years, then traded it for Blue Moon Legends. Maybe I'll grab the iPad version and hope they add multiplayer one day.

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