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5 Things You Need To Know About Too Many Bones

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5 Things You Need To Know About Too Many Bones

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Too Many Bones is a game full of great ideas!

In this video, Board Game Inquisition reviews what we feel are the five most important aspects of the board game Too Many Bones published by Chip Theory Games and designed by Josh and Adam Carlson. We discuss the topic of the game, the mechanics it uses, what the game is like on the table, how it looks and feels and of course it's pros and cons.

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Antoinette Mason (She/Her)
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Antoinette Mason is board game reviewer who loves dry euro games and long walks on the beach. She lives in Cork, Ireland where she produces Board Game Inquisition as a way to tell people about fantastic board games and help them curate their perfect collection. You can find all her work on her website. If you enjoy her videos, please consider subscribing to her YouTube channel.


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ubarose replied the topic: #319685 25 Feb 2021 13:45
There has been a lot of buzz about Too Many Bones, but it is so expensive. I'll have to wait until we can attend cons and game days again to get a chance to play. No doubt someone I know will have it.
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Gary Sax replied the topic: #319686 25 Feb 2021 13:47
I've said it elsewhere, but this has such good reviews so there must be something good here. So Very Wrong about Games RAVES about this thing, which is unusual for both of them.

If I'm honest, I really really hate the art on the Gearlocks, creepy little goblins, and that does affect how I feel about paying so much money for a game like this.
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Jackwraith replied the topic: #319690 25 Feb 2021 14:07
This was a great, detailed breakdown of the game. Thanks.

I've also been warded off by the cost of this one. No one I know of around here owns it. I'm also a little deterred by the component overload, but that's part of the experience, so maybe it's just not a game for me.
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ChristopherMD replied the topic: #319692 25 Feb 2021 14:15
This is the game that got me to stop backing big Kickstarters. I have everything but the desire to actually play it. It sits in that overpriced chest under my bed so I don't have to look at it in shame.
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Gary Sax replied the topic: #319693 25 Feb 2021 14:16
Toad under the bed.
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ubarose replied the topic: #319710 25 Feb 2021 15:11

Jackwraith wrote: This was a great, detailed breakdown of the game. Thanks.

I adore Antoinette. She does an excellent job of breaking down games so you can judge for yourself what you may and may not like about it, but at the same time, she doesn't hold back on her own opinions. She is also the mistress of damning with faint praise. She cracks me up at least once in every video. She managed it several times in this one. Whether or not you feel the same way depends on how amusing you find descriptions like "mature screaming of opulence."
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RobertB replied the topic: #319768 26 Feb 2021 00:56
I played it once a couple of years ago. Components were really nice, but the game left me cold. That combat arena isn't doing anything that a plain old hex grid wouldn't have done better. And the stacks of chips aren't doing anything that the Mage Knight combat dial hasn't already done better. But the tech tree is pretty cool, and who doesn't love a game with a million custom dice?
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Gregarius replied the topic: #319797 26 Feb 2021 13:18
I checked this out at the last Con I went to (2019) and she's not kidding about the rulebook. It's a mess. Definitely not the kind of thing you can skim through and jump in and play (even if the game itself might work that way). If I try again next time, I guess I'll have to sit through some tutorial videos first.