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Discount Dive: Come On, CMON – Blue Moon City Board Game Review

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20 Jul 2022 12:11 #334379 by WadeMonnig
Little did I know that CMON's version of Blue Moon...

Welcome to another edition of Discount Dive where I review games that are “on the cut” or deeply discounted. In the case of Blue Moon City, I found a copy on the shelf of my local game store for $20.00. Thinking about Discount Dive’s non-existent guidelines, I picked it up. Hell, it's a Reiner Knizia game, can't really go wrong with the good Doctor, right? (See my upcoming Discount Dive into Glenn's Gallery to find out exactly what can go wrong when picking up a random Knizia title).

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21 Jul 2022 07:26 #334380 by WadeMonnig
Are there any games you avoid playing or
got rid of because of physical components?

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21 Jul 2022 10:39 #334382 by Jackwraith
Not to my knowledge. Don't know that I've run into as poor a situation as you found here. Blue Moon City was never that great a game to begin with (had it, traded ir) and certainly nowhere near its namesake: the brilliant two-player card game. But I've never run into a situation where the components actually made it difficult to play, except perhaps with a couple of FFGs tiny cards as I've gotten older and the vision has faded.

I did experience a converse situation, where I stopped playing games like 40K, not only to escape the money pit, but also because I was burned out on painting and yet couldn't stand playing with unpainted models.
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21 Jul 2022 17:59 #334388 by Ah_Pook
I've got this version, I think it's fine. I mean it's not the best re colors but it's certainly playable imo. Also it was $10 and available, rather than $100+ when this game was oop for years :laugh:

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22 Jul 2022 11:09 #334400 by WadeMonnig

Ah_Pook wrote: I've got this version, I think it's fine. I mean it's not the best re colors but it's certainly playable imo. Also it was $10 and available, rather than $100+ when this game was oop for years :laugh:

I'm glad it worked out for you. I literally got rid of it because I had to play it with full overhead lightning to discern the colors and other players still had issues. Granted, We are all at the wearing glasses stage of our lives.

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22 Jul 2022 14:44 #334406 by drewcula
I got rid of the first edition of Summoner Wars because the components were FUGLY. I have a long history of this criticism on F:AT...

I also got rid of Tiny Epic Kingdoms (1st ed? I KS'd it) for the same reason. The illustrations were alarmingly bad.
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22 Jul 2022 17:07 - 22 Jul 2022 17:08 #334414 by jpat
I did a little writeup here some time back about FFG's Arkham Horror: Final Hour, which is practically visually unreadable. Another that comes to mind, that I still have (have Final Hour still too) is Marvel Legendary, whose card text is so small and the opacity of the background so problematic that I find the cards barely readable. Tannhauser, which probably few remember, had major readability issues with the paths characters were supposed to travel, enough so that they printed map aids.

Anyone recall how this compares to the FFG edition of Blue Moon City? I remember liking it and thinking it was pretty decent looking (at least for the time). Blue Moon in general has great art--that's part of the appeal--so why deemphasize that?
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24 Jul 2022 17:06 #334447 by UniversalHead
I've got the original edition and it's quite attractive. Good little game, though I haven't played it for yonks.
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25 Jul 2022 07:57 #334465 by stormseeker75
Ah, Tannhauser. Where's Sag to relive Bambi with the shotgun from the WBC?

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25 Jul 2022 10:49 #334480 by Vysetron
I like original BMC and was excited for this when it was announced. Not joking when I say that in most lighting conditions it's rendered unplayable. The fuck, CMON.
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