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[Board Games] Dice, cubes, meeples, cards....MMmmm....

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Hey there! This thread is about board games. Let me tell you about them!

A different kind of board game is on the rise. Invading pop culture. Invading Target, Barnes and Noble, Toys R Us. Invading Penny Arcade itself.
There are brand-new games about dying in the desert:
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or 20-year old card games getting new life:
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or even family-friendly train games that stir something black in the soul:
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This thread exists to convey one simple message: board games have come a long way since Monopoly and Risk.

Perhaps you’re looking for something for your lunch hour.
Perhaps you’re looking for something to play when you’re just hanging out with friends.
Perhaps you’re looking for something like chess but more fun for newcomers.
Perhaps you’re looking for an all-day simulation of the asymmetrical struggles of Europe during the Protestant Reformation.

No problem, gotcha covered. So without further ado, let me attempt to give you a barely-sketched outline of what is possible in cardboard, wood and plastic.

Oh, and watch out for that pig-flooping.


GREAT GAMES FOR JUST ABOUT ANYONE (especially those new to games):

Ticket to Ride
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Quite possibly one of the best entry-level games. Draw cards into your hands, claim a route between two cities with your train cars by laying down same-color cards that match a route on the board. Simple, intuitive. Kids can grasp it, adults can play it more cut-throat and get into deeper strategies. Many versions have been made; they are pretty much all great, but check to see how many people can play. There’s also plenty of expansion maps, including a highly-rated Asia map for team play up to 6.

Trains
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Trains, while having a similar theme to Ticket to Ride, is almost entirely different! Trains is a deck builder. That's not to say it's like Magic: the Gathering, but instead you build your deck during the game! Furthermore, there's a board you'll be playing on, trying to connect routes and build stations and block your opponents from doing the same. However, beware Waste! You generate waste when you build things and it clogs up your hand, taking up the space of more useful cards.

Carcassonne
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Another older game, which has aged well because of its short length and wide appeal. Pick up a tile, add it to the tiles already placed so that you match the road, castle, or field. You may optionally “claim” a road, castle, or field with one of your followers or “meeples”, which gives you points. A great, quick game for pretty much all ages, but it is especially good for a younger crowd.

Lords of Waterdeep
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Newer game, but it has really made a splash. It’s a fairly light worker-placement euro that non-gamers (or minimal-gamers) really seem to enjoy. The “worker-placement” part is themed up as sending knights and wizards off to accomplish quests, and there’s even a bit of back-stabbery against the other players.

Forbidden Desert
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An amazing little cooperative game that starts with formula that made Forbidden Island and Pandemic so popular, and then develops and improves that formula into something magical. You must explore and excavate tiles to find pieces of an airship, while a sandstorm moves the tiles around and dumps sand everywhere. Everybody has their own special ability, and they work together in amazing ways. Get all the parts, find the launch pad, GET TO DA CHOPPA, and escape to safety. But you'll probably die of thirst first. Great components, too.

Okay, so I'm done with those gateway games! What's everyone really into nowadays?

Cantido's pick:
Clank!
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The only deckbuider I've owned and played since Penny Arcade's foray into the genre. Where the word "deckbuilder" sends some players running, Clank puts smiles on any player's face. It is a push your luck game, combining Ascension with Deep Sea Adventure. There is a double-sided board with two different dungeons that players traverse. Players build a deck to let them race to the deepest part of the dungeon to find the most valuable treasures while avoiding making too much noise to disturb the dragon who will attack players at random.

As the game goes by, players accidentally (or intentionally) give themselves or their opponents Clank! They put their colored cubes in a pile, and when the dragon attacks, those cubes go in a bag and are pulled out in increasing amounts. If a player's color is pulled, they took damage, and if their damage is maxed, they are out of the game. If they died underground they get zero points, if they die above ground, they at least get to count points at the end of the game.

Healing is scarce. Really scarce. You can't count on it. Your options are to increase the Clank of other players, reducing the probability of your cubes getting pulled, or just grabbing a lesser treasure and ending the game early. You might come across cards that reduce your clank, or really rare ones that give you healing.

The Dungeon Row deck changes up the flow of the game every time. I've seen games with absolutely new healing and a very aggressive dragon where only one player escaped, I've sen slow games with plenty of healing where every player scored high, and everything in between. I've also seen players boldly (or recklessly) build their decks with high Clank and high Card Draw, allowing them to rampage through the dungeon and end the game early. Either way, the finale of the game leaves players clutching their pearls, biting their nails and possibly screaming. Don't let player elimination scare you off either. If all players are playing optimally, everyone should be lasting an equal amount of time in the game.

My only complaint is that some cards in the Dungeon Row are utter garbage and nobody wants them, such as the Lucky Coin.

Mikey CTS's Picks!
Chinatown

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You have to make peace to wage war. Chinatown is a game of negotiation and trading, as you claim board spaces, draw building tiles, and start putting those businesses on the board over the course of six years (rounds). The larger the business you can build, the more money it'll earn you every year. However, you'll never get the board placement or tiles you'll need to build those businesses up on your own. This is where negotiation and trading come in to play - you'll have to wheel and deal with your other players to complete that Dumpling Shop you desperately want. And during negotiations in Chinatown, there is one simple rule: ANY. THING. GOES. Want to trade tiles for spaces? Be my guest. You want to make some deal or future trade agreements, go right ahead. You want to offer your buddy a soda for that spot you need on the board? Maybe they'll go for it. Just remember, any agreements made regarding future commitments are not binding. Happy negotiations!

Broom Service

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A criminally under-appreciated gem, it's Kiki's Delivery Service the Boardgame. Well, not quite, but pretty close. In Broom Service, using your witches and their assistance, you create potions and send your witches off to distant lands to make deliveries. During each round, players will select six of their ten cards to play during that round. Each card represents a witch-y helper, like gnomes, druids, or witches, who each have specific jobs. Whenever another player selects to play a card, every player must play the same card in clockwise order if they have it. The catch is, each card has either a coward or brave option. If you are cowardly, you may claim your reward immediately. If you select brave, your rewards will be much greater but you must wait till the end of the round to claim them. If another player after you also claims to be brave, you will receive no rewards at all. Last player to select brave picks the next card to play. It's a game of risk and reward, of gosling for position, and jockeying for the the order of actions. The player who takes the wisest risks and can best predict their opponents' plays will win.

Athenor's Game Picks:
Mint Works

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What started as a Board Game Geek contest has quickly become my favorite pick up and play game. A worker placement game, you use resources on a limited set of actions to purchase plans for buildings, then build them in order to score points. The game is incredibly fast, playing in about 10-15 minutes, and it all fits into a mint tin!

Keep your eye out for this one once the designer gets his distribution issues resolved.


Lotus

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A serene-looking game that actually gets very cutthoat! You are guardians of a garden, cultivating flowers. Completing flowers gets you points equal to how many petals it has, and also allows the controlling player to either gain a special ability or 5 points! You control a flower by having the most of your symbol on it, augmented by your bug avatars. But only 1 of each type of flower can be out on the board at once. So do you go for the score or go for the control?

Star Wars: Destiny

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THIS IS A COLLECTABLE CARD GAME. BUY IN AT YOUR OWN RISK.

That said? The game is incredibly fun. Using a very fast-paced back and forth playstyle, where you get a moment of breathing to react to any given action...

You enter the game with a set of characters that get their own dice and resources. Your deck is then used to add upgrades, support, or play events. It's a simple game on the surface, but getting to play it is where it shines. Unfortunately, its popularity is making it very hard to find at the moment. Still, grab a starter and see if it is worth playing for you.


Powerpupp's Game Picks:
Blood rage!
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This is a heavy game with drafting, fighting, and card synergy. You play for three Ages of the end of the world. Don't worry about dying - heroes are resummoned to their clan longboats out of Valhalla at the beginning of each age. Each age begins with drafting six cards from packs of 8, which get you monsters or combat bonuses or points or quests. Quests and successful pillaging of the surviving provinces of the world let you advance your clan stats to give you more actions per age, more points per fight, or a higher max army size. It's a combat-heavy game but combat is neither an unalloyed good thing nor an unalloyed expenditure of resources. Losing fights can help with quests and points and trigger clan upgrades, so you're not constantly maneuvering to threaten without actually fighting like in TI, but it's not a straight up war game, often the best strategies involve your own heroes dying or standing off in a corner not fighting.


Darric's Game Picks:
A Feast for Odin

I like Agricola a lot. I like how tense it is. I haven't played Caverna, but if I had to pick a game that's much nicer than Agricola, and still gives me what I want from it, it'd be A Feast for Odin. It's ... kind of incredible. You're vikings, doing everything vikings do. Everything. Building houses, growing food, hunting food, eating food, building boats, going whaling, going to market, trading goods, pillaging, discovering new lands, emigrating - these are all mechanically represented in a game with the biggest worker placement action board you've ever seen. And while that might seem like design creep in the worse possible sense, everything is in service of this brilliant simple (but brain burning) tile laying (ala Patchwork) mechanic where you're trying to cover as much space as possible with high quality goods. I love it.


TimFiji's picks:
Captain Sonar
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Scythe
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Shadowfire's pick:
Red Dragon Inn
Adventurers have downtime too, and after their latest dungeon dive, they retire to the Red Dragon Inn to brag about their travels, flex their muscles, gamble, and drink.

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Each character is a little different, with some like Fiona whittling away at others' fortitude and keeping from getting drunk, or Gerki being a great gambler. The wizard Zot and his familiar Pooki add a bit of unpredictability to the mix since Pooki's mood can change. The characters have their own decks, and you use those to be the last adventurer standing, because everyone else is too drunk, too injured, or broke! There are five volumes of Red Dragon Inn available, all with different characters, plus individual packs with new characters, and each one can interact with the other. New characters have included Pooki as a separate character, the summoner Zariah, and the best character of all time: Wizgille, the Gnome Artificer.

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I adore this game. Everyone should own at least two editions of it.


Fairchild's pick:
Sentinels of the Multiverse
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Mansions of Madness: 2nd Edition
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Zombie Hero's pick:
Mysterium
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Castles of Mad King Ludwig
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Jonbob's pick:
Fantastic new games keep coming out! For example, check out Potion Explosion.
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This is a short game of collecting ingredients to brew potions, which give you points as well as special abilities you can use if you drink them. That's fun by itself, but the magic comes in the way you collect those ingredients.

There's this nifty cardboard dispenser you pour a bunch of marbles into, and they fill the columns with a satisfying clacking sound. Then, when you take an ingredient, new marbles will roll down into place, and if you cause like colors to collide, you get those too. Causing these chain reactions is the heart of the game, and it's extremely clever and fun.


I love little, simple games that are easy to teach. That's why it's so notable that I love Vast, which is the opposite of these things.

Vast is a game of asymmetry, which is handily summarized in the following simple diagram:
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In Vast, each player takes on a role with its own rules, its own goals, and its own mechanisms. Turn structure for one player bears no resemblance to the turn structure for the next. The Knight is playing a typical RPG, exploring a cave, completing sidequests, gaining experience, and trying to slay the dragon. The Goblins, on the other hand, are controlling a bunch of moving parts, swarming and darting through the darkness and trying to chip away at the Knight. The Cave player is trying to misdirect and slow down other players long enough to collapse in, killing everyone. And so on! It's a marvel that it works at all.


But new games aren't everything! Classics return to the table every week. For example, I'm enamored of Edel, Stein & Reich, an older game of bluffing and brinksmanship.
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This is a simultaneous action selection game. I love games like this, because everyone is always involved! Players try to collect majorities in four different colors of gems by deciding what action to take: claim gems, claim cash, claim a special action card, and so forth. If nobody else chose what you did, then great! You get to take that action. If three or more chose it, nobody gets to do it. But if two people chose it, they have to negotiate over which one gets to do it, and how the other one gets compensated. Simple, clean, cutthroat, and fun.


The old OP has a ton of recommendations too!

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  • TimFijiTimFiji Registered User regular
    Changing my picks to Sekigahara, Gloomhaven, and Mechs vs. Minions!

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  • mere_immortalmere_immortal So tasty!Registered User regular
    Played the first mission of a First Martians campaign tonight. We played a standalone mission last week and took a while to iron out the rules, but that game reaaaally needs a revised rulebook or mission specific FAQs. When it works though it's really enjoyable, relatively simple options but lots of discussion about the best way to optimise every turn.

    Has anyone played Saltlands? A friend is selling it unplayed and I love the art, but not heard from anyone who has actually played it.

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  • DarricDarric Santa MonicaRegistered User regular
    I would like to add Magic Maze and Guards of Atlantis to my list of "I can't wait to play more of these games oh my gosh they are good games"

  • DarricDarric Santa MonicaRegistered User regular
    edited August 8
    I'm still completely undecided on Founders of Gloomhaven. Did anyone play it on PnP or TTS yet? Or otherwise have any solid impressions?

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  • CantidoCantido Registered User regular
    As continued from last thread:
    The Spice Must Flow



    I think your only option at the moment is to buy it directly off their site and resist the urge to buy the playmat (or not). It flew of the shelves last month.

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  • Ah_PookAh_Pook Registered User regular
    They're releasing the Golem fantasy version of Century Spice Road as a limited edition thing at Gencon and through their webstore also. Same game, fantasy art, different colored cubes (gems I think in that version). Kinda neat, though maybe not forward compatible with the two other Century games forthcoming.

    So how could I ever refuse
    I feel like I win when I lose
  • CaptainPeacockCaptainPeacock Registered User regular
    Get the playmat.

    Cluck cluck, gibber gibber, my old man's a mushroom, etc.
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  • Ah_PookAh_Pook Registered User regular
    It's nice but doubling the cost of the game to get it ehhhhhhh

    So how could I ever refuse
    I feel like I win when I lose
  • ArcSynArcSyn Registered User regular
    Century spice road looks good, but I just spent $30 on expansions for games I have a hard enough time getting to the table. Maybe once it's back in more available supply.

    Played my second game of Agricola tonight. Scored 23 points to my wife's 8. I feel I at least have a passing knowledge of how to play the game now, even though I still feel like I have no clue how to play the game. Came up to the point where you can get another family member and I was completely unprepared after just trying to survive, and then seemed like I never had the actions to gather resources to build a room to even attempt another family member. Next time I'll have to plan out focusing on building a room as soon as possible. I feel like I need to watch a game of seasoned players to see how it should be played.

    I enjoy it anyway, but I'm not sure my wife does yet. Or ever will. Need to force it on the rest of my friends and family.

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  • Ah_PookAh_Pook Registered User regular
    Are you playing with cards or the family game?

    So how could I ever refuse
    I feel like I win when I lose
  • DarkPrimusDarkPrimus Registered User regular
    When is that damn Agricola update coming out where folks who have the old copy of the game can get the updated cards?

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  • ArcSynArcSyn Registered User regular
    Ah_Pook wrote: »
    Are you playing with cards or the family game?

    We played with "E" cards this time.

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  • FuselageFuselage Bantha Three ValhallaRegistered User regular
    edited August 8
    I played Hanabi again the other night while waiting for the rest of our Zombicide players to show. It had been some months, but the magic is still there!

    Edit: May as well include photos of me destroying that game and making people resent me.

    Teams were random, heroes were random. 3v3 Capture the Flag scenario. All rules were the same and there was no PvP. Teams had to make it to the opposite side, grab the objective, and make it back.

    Lessons learned? I split the equipment and zombie decks up for ease of use, as well as pre-laying the zombie cards for that hell-building. I won't do that again. It wound up screwing one team moreso than the other but their odds would've been better with one deck than their own that didn't have good weapons in it.

    Also I just threw tiles down and it wasn't long before teams were complaining about lack of symmetry/fair setup. Next time I'll buy one of the extra tile packs and it'll be perfectly symmetrical.

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  • Ah_PookAh_Pook Registered User regular
    DarkPrimus wrote: »
    When is that damn Agricola update coming out where folks who have the old copy of the game can get the updated cards?

    I would guess after they release the giant new version of Agricola with thousands of cards in it that they've been talking about forever then they will release a card update pack for the old version.

    So how could I ever refuse
    I feel like I win when I lose
  • MrBodyMrBody Registered User regular
    Finally picked up Ladies & Gentlemen and got to bust it out on game night. 2 guys playing a couple, me playing the wife and a girl playing the husband.

    A great time was had by all. Some initial rule confusion quickly gave way to getting into the parts. Me nagging that we needed to keep up with the Joneses because her husband just bought her a top of the line designer dress. Didn't I already have a designer dress? Yes, but THAT designer brand didn't go with the fabulous new gloves and parasol I just bought with his money! GAWD aren't husbands just the most clueless things when it comes to fashion?

    In the end, we had the better outfit, but a servant that they had bought just barely edged them ahead in bonus points. Accusations flew as I yelled at my husband that maybe we could get servants too if he wasn't such a philandering LOUT with the last maid! Future games we'll be using the optional gossip cards to spread nasty rumors ("Can you believe she doesn't EVEN have earrings yet?").

    One thing though was the rulebook/reference layout are clumsy. We had some early stumbling with rules which shouldn't happen with a game this simple. Constant "where do they explain that again?" book flipping.

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  • DarkPrimusDarkPrimus Registered User regular
    Ah_Pook wrote: »
    DarkPrimus wrote: »
    When is that damn Agricola update coming out where folks who have the old copy of the game can get the updated cards?

    I would guess after they release the giant new version of Agricola with thousands of cards in it that they've been talking about forever then they will release a card update pack for the old version.

    I saw "Agricola: Family Edition" at a game store the other day, sitting next to a 5-6 player expansion for it.

    I'm pretty sure I shuddered involuntarily. People might think that the Family version of the game is easier to learn because you don't have all these cards to keep track of... and while it might be slightly easier to learn, it's also far more brutal, as you have no special stuff to use to try and mitigate the fact that somebody else took all the spaces you needed to not starve this season.

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  • ChiselphaneChiselphane Registered User regular
    Agricola with cards is a no go here and it's maddeningly frustrating for me, because I really like Agricola but can't ever play it the way I'd like. My gf and son just refuse, something about adding the cards makes them immediately shut down and give up. I will grant I am absolutely terrible at teaching games but I mean, the cards are not that big of a deal and they've played game with more complexity without this issue.

  • Ah_PookAh_Pook Registered User regular
    DarkPrimus wrote: »
    Ah_Pook wrote: »
    DarkPrimus wrote: »
    When is that damn Agricola update coming out where folks who have the old copy of the game can get the updated cards?

    I would guess after they release the giant new version of Agricola with thousands of cards in it that they've been talking about forever then they will release a card update pack for the old version.

    I saw "Agricola: Family Edition" at a game store the other day, sitting next to a 5-6 player expansion for it.

    I'm pretty sure I shuddered involuntarily. People might think that the Family version of the game is easier to learn because you don't have all these cards to keep track of... and while it might be slightly easier to learn, it's also far more brutal, as you have no special stuff to use to try and mitigate the fact that somebody else took all the spaces you needed to not starve this season.

    The boxed family version is not just regular Agricola without cards, it's significantly simplified. No vegetables, no stone, no player board, fixed actions each round instead of randomized, no negative points, etc etc.

    So how could I ever refuse
    I feel like I win when I lose
  • antheremantherem Registered User regular
    edited August 8
    This is presumably their annual pre-Gen Con surprise



    Fantasy Flight Games is an elemental force which sucks money directly from the wallets of any who gaze upon it

    e: It's a boardgame

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  • Magic PinkMagic Pink Tur-Boner-Fed Registered User regular
    edited August 8
    antherem wrote: »

    Fantasy Flight Games used to be an elemental force which sucks money directly from the wallets of any who gaze upon it

    fixed that

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  • ArcSynArcSyn Registered User regular
    Oh my goodness, I just found a rule I've been missing so far and wow that changes a lot.

    We never added more supplies to the board if those actions weren't taken. ie. If no one took the reed action, we didn't put a second reed on that space. This changes everything.

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  • DarkPrimusDarkPrimus Registered User regular
    ArcSyn wrote: »
    Oh my goodness, I just found a rule I've been missing so far and wow that changes a lot.

    We never added more supplies to the board if those actions weren't taken. ie. If no one took the reed action, we didn't put a second reed on that space. This changes everything.

    This phrase gets thrown around a lot, but that's a superb example of legitimate usage.

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  • AthenorAthenor Who needs lions when you have a battlecruiser? Registered User regular
    So the possibilities of Fallout are endless.

    FFG has already made a Doom board game quasi like Descent/Imperial Assault. So thy could do that, especially if they incorporate X-com / Mansions of Madness elements.

    A card game is possible, though I don't think it would capture the flair.

    An RPG maybe, using either Genesys modified or the Oracle system?

    Lots of possibilities.

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  • Magic PinkMagic Pink Tur-Boner-Fed Registered User regular
    i'm guessing card game since that's all they want to churn out these days

  • BlazeFireBlazeFire Registered User regular
    ArcSyn wrote: »
    Oh my goodness, I just found a rule I've been missing so far and wow that changes a lot.

    We never added more supplies to the board if those actions weren't taken. ie. If no one took the reed action, we didn't put a second reed on that space. This changes everything.

    It took us a few playthroughs to realize this mistake as well. It really does drastically change the game. Note that not all spaces have resources added. Typically its only ones with a red arrow on the picture (ie the "take 2 food from the fishing pond" action doesn't increase turn over turn, but the sheep/cattle/boar/stone/etc do)

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  • Jam WarriorJam Warrior Registered User regular
    Interesting. A Fallout minis game isn't far off either.

    http://www.modiphius.com/fallout.html

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  • Ah_PookAh_Pook Registered User regular
    ArcSyn wrote: »
    Oh my goodness, I just found a rule I've been missing so far and wow that changes a lot.

    We never added more supplies to the board if those actions weren't taken. ie. If no one took the reed action, we didn't put a second reed on that space. This changes everything.

    This is a big rule yea. That 8 point score makes a little more sense now.

    So how could I ever refuse
    I feel like I win when I lose
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  • AthenorAthenor Who needs lions when you have a battlecruiser? Registered User regular
    edited August 8
    Magic Pink wrote: »
    i'm guessing card game since that's all they want to churn out these days

    Five since 2014, one being discontinued, isn't that high. That's roughly one a year, plus Destiny.

    Jam Warrior didn't FFG work with that same company regarding some other minis game that they'll publish? I remember that coming up regarding a kickstarter or something.

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  • Magic PinkMagic Pink Tur-Boner-Fed Registered User regular
    Athenor wrote: »
    Magic Pink wrote: »
    i'm guessing card game since that's all they want to churn out these days

    Five since 2014, one being discontinued, isn't that high. That's roughly one a year, plus Destiny.

    Jam Warrior didn't FFG work with that same company regarding some other minis game that they'll publish? I remember that coming up regarding a kickstarter or something.

    compared to how many others they publish it is. plus that's just basing it on new product lines which is avoiding the point, you have to look at all the expansions and what not they keep making for them. Everything else has a quarter of the attention their boring ass card games do

  • HedgethornHedgethorn Associate Professor of Historical Hobby Horses In the Lions' DenRegistered User regular
    ArcSyn wrote: »
    Oh my goodness, I just found a rule I've been missing so far and wow that changes a lot.

    We never added more supplies to the board if those actions weren't taken. ie. If no one took the reed action, we didn't put a second reed on that space. This changes everything.

    Note you only do this to the spaces with an Arrow on them; the Arrow means accumulate.

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  • FuselageFuselage Bantha Three ValhallaRegistered User regular
    Athenor wrote: »
    So the possibilities of Fallout are endless.

    FFG has already made a Doom board game quasi like Descent/Imperial Assault. So thy could do that, especially if they incorporate X-com / Mansions of Madness elements.

    A card game is possible, though I don't think it would capture the flair.

    An RPG maybe, using either Genesys modified or the Oracle system?

    Lots of possibilities.

    Final Pam.

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  • Ken OKen O Registered User regular
    Athenor wrote: »
    So the possibilities of Fallout are endless.

    An RPG maybe, using either Genesys modified or the Oracle system?

    I could see them doing a Fallout RPG using the Genesys system.

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  • AthenorAthenor Who needs lions when you have a battlecruiser? Registered User regular
    Magic Pink wrote: »
    Athenor wrote: »
    Magic Pink wrote: »
    i'm guessing card game since that's all they want to churn out these days

    Five since 2014, one being discontinued, isn't that high. That's roughly one a year, plus Destiny.

    Jam Warrior didn't FFG work with that same company regarding some other minis game that they'll publish? I remember that coming up regarding a kickstarter or something.

    compared to how many others they publish it is. plus that's just basing it on new product lines which is avoiding the point, you have to look at all the expansions and what not they keep making for them. Everything else has a quarter of the attention their boring ass card games do

    I'm going to just disagree on this. Especially as we now have our info.

    http://www.gameinformer.com/b/features/archive/2017/08/08/fantasy-flight-announces-fallout-board-game.aspx?utm_content=buffer78004&utm_medium=social&utm_source=facebook.com&utm_campaign=buffer

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  • antheremantherem Registered User regular
    edited August 8
    e: so very beat'd
    Is that a ghoul PC miniature? heh

    The scenario thing is a little concerning from a replayability standpoint. The event deck makes me think somebody's been playing Gloomhaven.

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  • LykouraghLykouragh Registered User regular
    Magic Pink wrote: »
    Athenor wrote: »
    Magic Pink wrote: »
    i'm guessing card game since that's all they want to churn out these days

    Five since 2014, one being discontinued, isn't that high. That's roughly one a year, plus Destiny.

    Jam Warrior didn't FFG work with that same company regarding some other minis game that they'll publish? I remember that coming up regarding a kickstarter or something.

    compared to how many others they publish it is. plus that's just basing it on new product lines which is avoiding the point, you have to look at all the expansions and what not they keep making for them. Everything else has a quarter of the attention their boring ass card games do

    Armada, X-wing, Runewars minis, Imperial Assault, their RPGs all get plenty of attention. They're still publishing setpiece boardgames at roughly the same rate too, and several of the last ones have been great.

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  • LykouraghLykouragh Registered User regular
    Lykouragh wrote: »
    Magic Pink wrote: »
    Athenor wrote: »
    Magic Pink wrote: »
    i'm guessing card game since that's all they want to churn out these days

    Five since 2014, one being discontinued, isn't that high. That's roughly one a year, plus Destiny.

    Jam Warrior didn't FFG work with that same company regarding some other minis game that they'll publish? I remember that coming up regarding a kickstarter or something.

    compared to how many others they publish it is. plus that's just basing it on new product lines which is avoiding the point, you have to look at all the expansions and what not they keep making for them. Everything else has a quarter of the attention their boring ass card games do

    Armada, X-wing, Runewars minis, Imperial Assault, their RPGs all get plenty of attention. They're still publishing setpiece boardgames at roughly the same rate too, and several of the last ones have been great.

    Edit: just to rub it in looks like this is a setpiece boardgame

    http://www.gameinformer.com/b/features/archive/2017/08/08/fantasy-flight-announces-fallout-board-game.aspx?utm_content=buffer7f36c&utm_medium=social&utm_source=twitter.com&utm_campaign=buffer

  • AuralynxAuralynx Super-Classy Crow On Silk!Registered User regular
    antherem wrote: »
    e: so very beat'd
    Is that a ghoul PC miniature? heh

    The scenario thing is a little concerning from a replayability standpoint. The event deck makes me think somebody's been playing Gloomhaven.

    More probably Robinson Crusoe, from the sound of it?

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  • SokpuppetSokpuppet You only yoyo once Registered User regular
    edited August 8
    New personal best turn in Card Thief at lunch;
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    aaaaand I blew the run.

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  • admanbadmanb the bored genie Seattle, WARegistered User regular
    Lykouragh wrote: »
    Lykouragh wrote: »
    Magic Pink wrote: »
    Athenor wrote: »
    Magic Pink wrote: »
    i'm guessing card game since that's all they want to churn out these days

    Five since 2014, one being discontinued, isn't that high. That's roughly one a year, plus Destiny.

    Jam Warrior didn't FFG work with that same company regarding some other minis game that they'll publish? I remember that coming up regarding a kickstarter or something.

    compared to how many others they publish it is. plus that's just basing it on new product lines which is avoiding the point, you have to look at all the expansions and what not they keep making for them. Everything else has a quarter of the attention their boring ass card games do

    Armada, X-wing, Runewars minis, Imperial Assault, their RPGs all get plenty of attention. They're still publishing setpiece boardgames at roughly the same rate too, and several of the last ones have been great.

    Edit: just to rub it in looks like this is a setpiece boardgame

    http://www.gameinformer.com/b/features/archive/2017/08/08/fantasy-flight-announces-fallout-board-game.aspx?utm_content=buffer7f36c&utm_medium=social&utm_source=twitter.com&utm_campaign=buffer

    I found the Fantasy Flight brand:
    Battles and other conflicts are resolved through a clever custom dice mechanic

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  • DarkPrimusDarkPrimus Registered User regular
    I'll take custom dice over "mini deck of cards to resolve combat" any day.

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