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  • Custom SpecialCustom Special Registered User regular
    Over the weekend I learned my friend owned Food Chain Magnate. We have scheduled a 3-4 player game for next Tuesday, which I'm really looking forward to.
    Is there anything I should look up before then to help ease the learning curve?

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  • OatsOats Registered User regular
    Mikey CTS wrote: »
    I'm waiting to open Pandemic Legacy when we actually get it to the table. I want that to be a real moment, I think.

    This is a good idea.

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  • Ken OKen O Registered User regular
    We're about to start Pandemic Legacy too. So I'd like to say how thankful I am to everyone here with how well you've kept Legacy details in spoilers. I sincerely appreciate it.

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  • Magic PinkMagic Pink Tur-Boner-Fed Registered User regular
    Over the weekend I learned my friend owned Food Chain Magnate. We have scheduled a 3-4 player game for next Tuesday, which I'm really looking forward to.
    Is there anything I should look up before then to help ease the learning curve?

    Just know it's very easy to screw yourself out of the game. If someone is going for one of the achievement cards, make sure you go after it the same turn otherwise they're gone 4EVS

  • CaptainPeacockCaptainPeacock Board Game Hoarder Top o' the LakeRegistered User regular
    Mikey CTS wrote: »
    Does Century Spice what have heavy weighted poker chips as a component? (y/n)

    If no, not better than Splendor.

    I recently made a purchase or two... Inis, Yokohama and finally Pandemic Legacy. I've cracked open the other two, I'm waiting to open Pandemic Legacy when we actually get it to the table. I want that to be a real moment, I think.

    It has metal coins. Metal.

    And bowls. Bowls, for goodness sake! Bowls you can touch.

    Cluck cluck, gibber gibber, my old man's a mushroom, etc.
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  • Jam WarriorJam Warrior Registered User regular
    7th Continent shipping notice!

    All the way from France so could be a while yet.

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  • CantidoCantido Registered User regular
    Mikey CTS wrote: »
    Does Century Spice what have heavy weighted poker chips as a component? (y/n)

    If no, not better than Splendor.

    I recently made a purchase or two... Inis, Yokohama and finally Pandemic Legacy. I've cracked open the other two, I'm waiting to open Pandemic Legacy when we actually get it to the table. I want that to be a real moment, I think.

    No but theres like a zillion candy colored cubes, lots of trading them around and no fighting over them.

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  • VyolynceVyolynce Registered User regular
    Ken O wrote: »
    We're about to start Pandemic Legacy too. So I'd like to say how thankful I am to everyone here with how well you've kept Legacy details in spoilers. I sincerely appreciate it.

    The surprises are what make the game fun! We like experiencing it along with you guys as much as we did running through it ourselves.

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  • ChiselphaneChiselphane Registered User regular
    edited August 2017
    7th Continent shipping notice!

    All the way from France so could be a while yet.

    Got mine too. 6 days from Texas to Missouri, I could drive there and back and have gotten it in one. Oh well.

    While poking around BGG, I stumbled across this nifty little wallet-slayer:

    http://www.boardgamepricenotifier.com

    Short version is it lets you link your BGG wishlist and emails you a daily summary of the current best prices of each.

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  • DirtmuncherDirtmuncher Registered User regular
    7th Continent shipping notice!

    All the way from France so could be a while yet.

    Yes I also had mine today. Guess who is going on vacation for a week tomorrow..

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  • mysticjuicermysticjuicer [he/him] I'm a muscle wizard and I cast P U N C HRegistered User regular
    Mikey CTS wrote: »
    Does Century Spice what have heavy weighted poker chips as a component? (y/n)

    If no, not better than Splendor.

    I recently made a purchase or two... Inis, Yokohama and finally Pandemic Legacy. I've cracked open the other two, I'm waiting to open Pandemic Legacy when we actually get it to the table. I want that to be a real moment, I think.

    It has metal coins. Metal.

    And bowls. Bowls, for goodness sake! Bowls you can touch.

    Touchable bowls = GOTY

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  • FryFry Registered User regular
    Now I find myself wondering what an untouchable bowl would look like.

  • Ah_PookAh_Pook Registered User regular
    Fry wrote: »
    Now I find myself wondering what an untouchable bowl would look like.

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  • Magic PinkMagic Pink Tur-Boner-Fed Registered User regular
    Fry wrote: »
    Now I find myself wondering what an untouchable bowl would look like.

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  • CaptainPeacockCaptainPeacock Board Game Hoarder Top o' the LakeRegistered User regular
    Magic Pink wrote: »
    Fry wrote: »
    Now I find myself wondering what an untouchable bowl would look like.

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    That's an awesome bowl for Get Bit

    Cluck cluck, gibber gibber, my old man's a mushroom, etc.
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  • Mikey CTSMikey CTS Registered User regular
    Mikey CTS wrote: »
    Does Century Spice what have heavy weighted poker chips as a component? (y/n)

    If no, not better than Splendor.

    I recently made a purchase or two... Inis, Yokohama and finally Pandemic Legacy. I've cracked open the other two, I'm waiting to open Pandemic Legacy when we actually get it to the table. I want that to be a real moment, I think.

    It has metal coins. Metal.

    And bowls. Bowls, for goodness sake! Bowls you can touch.

    That's nice and all. But I'm personally of the opinion that poker chips are the finest component. I even replace money in games with the very nice poker chips I own whenever the rules allow, like Lords of Vegas.

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  • CantidoCantido Registered User regular
    Mikey CTS wrote: »
    Does Century Spice what have heavy weighted poker chips as a component? (y/n)

    If no, not better than Splendor.

    I recently made a purchase or two... Inis, Yokohama and finally Pandemic Legacy. I've cracked open the other two, I'm waiting to open Pandemic Legacy when we actually get it to the table. I want that to be a real moment, I think.

    It has metal coins. Metal.

    And bowls. Bowls, for goodness sake! Bowls you can touch.

    Touchable bowls = GOTY

    I will say that sleeving the cards makes the immaculate tray worthless.

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  • ArcSynArcSyn Registered User regular
    edited August 2017
    Every time this all comes up I feel the need to go buy nice poker chips and a bag of metal coins to make my games nicer.

    Then I balk at the prices and not do it.

    One day.

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  • ChiselphaneChiselphane Registered User regular
    Yeah I would do some moderately shameful things for some nice metal coins

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  • DarricDarric Santa MonicaRegistered User regular
    Damn. I completely missed the pledge manager for SUPERHOT and only just realized. I guess they didn't email/message, relying only on updates. Damn, y'all, if I stayed subscribed to EVERYTHING I Kickstarted, I'd never get anything done.

  • FairchildFairchild Rabbit used short words that were easy to understand, like "Hello Pooh, how about Lunch ?" Registered User regular
    Speaking of neat game accessories that cost way too much, I just put in an order with these guys for some Movement Trays: http://www.litko.net/

    All sorts of expensive goodness at that website.

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  • Magic PinkMagic Pink Tur-Boner-Fed Registered User regular
    Darric wrote: »
    Damn. I completely missed the pledge manager for SUPERHOT and only just realized. I guess they didn't email/message, relying only on updates. Damn, y'all, if I stayed subscribed to EVERYTHING I Kickstarted, I'd never get anything done.

    wait really?

    updates is the way 99% of them give out information. i've only been on one that used messaging

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  • DarricDarric Santa MonicaRegistered User regular
    edited August 2017
    I went into a panic after I noticed and checked on the other outstanding 15 games I've backed, and every single one had an email (usually from their pledge manager) or message (which goes to email and can't be disabled). :?

    SUPERHOT was the only one that used exclusively a Kickstarter Update to notify about the pledge manager.

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  • SageinaRageSageinaRage Registered User regular
    Over the weekend I learned my friend owned Food Chain Magnate. We have scheduled a 3-4 player game for next Tuesday, which I'm really looking forward to.
    Is there anything I should look up before then to help ease the learning curve?

    In terms of learning the rules:
    The one rule that we missed our first two games - you can't have a manager under a manager in your org chart. Only one level is allowed, directly beneath the CEO.

    In terms of learning strategy:
    Don't forget you can train someone the same turn you hire them.
    Always keep achievements in mind, especially in the early game. For me personally though, I would say don't rush for the advertising or food producing achievements (because people can easily piggyback off your advertising, and you may have to fire your fancy cooks)
    It may be a while before you actually start producing or selling food. Remember that selling happens before advertising creates demand in a turn.

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  • Magic PinkMagic Pink Tur-Boner-Fed Registered User regular
    Darric wrote: »
    I went into a panic after I noticed and checked on the other outstanding 15 games I've backed, and every single one had an email (usually from their pledge manager) or message (which goes to email and can't be disabled). :?

    SUPERHOT was the only one that used exclusively a Kickstarter Update to notify about the pledge manager.

    oh oh ok i see what you mean. yeah i usually get some kind of extra notification about the pledge manager.

  • DarricDarric Santa MonicaRegistered User regular
    edited August 2017
    Magic Pink wrote: »
    Darric wrote: »
    I went into a panic after I noticed and checked on the other outstanding 15 games I've backed, and every single one had an email (usually from their pledge manager) or message (which goes to email and can't be disabled). :?

    SUPERHOT was the only one that used exclusively a Kickstarter Update to notify about the pledge manager.

    oh oh ok i see what you mean. yeah i usually get some kind of extra notification about the pledge manager.

    I'm not gonna pretend this isn't entirely my own fault though. :D It's just been frustrating realizing people have been receiving theirs and mine isn't even en route. ><

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  • MaclayMaclay Registered User regular
    If it helps (I know it probably doesn't), I filled out the pledge manager info early on but mine still only got sent on its way a couple of days ago, so you could have been waiting this long anyway.

  • MNC DoverMNC Dover Game Designer/Stay-at-home Dad Seattle, WARegistered User regular
    Star Realms just passed 1 million dollars on their KS with hours left to go. That unlocked all the stretch goals. Damn!

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  • KetarKetar Come on upstairs we're having a partyRegistered User regular
    Well alright, alright, alright. 7th Continent tracking shows it due to arrive next Thursday, but it's in Chicago as of today so should actually arrive either tomorrow or Monday. This War of Mine is due to arrive by Tuesday. I'm having a game night with friends on Saturday where I plan to try Century Spice Road and Tigris & Euphrates for the first time, along with re-visiting Ethnos and some old favorites. And next Wednesday I make the drive to Indy with a friend for Gen Con.

    Should be a pretty damn good week+ of gaming.

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  • InquisitorInquisitor Registered User regular
    Going to be going on a retreat with my new job this upcoming week, it's an overnighter and I know we are essentially free past 7pm so I thought I'd bring some games in case folks want to play.

    Thinking Hive and Love Letter for sure, wondering if there are any other camping style games you folks recommend.

  • WearingglassesWearingglasses Of the friendly neighborhood variety Registered User regular
    The usual party game suspects:

    - Mascarade
    - Codenames (team building!)
    - Cash and Guns (box a bit too big)

  • VyolynceVyolynce Registered User regular
    Vyolynce wrote: »
    We somehow managed to get our Fear game rolling, though, and snatched our first Terror victory from the jaws of a seemingly-inevitable blight defeat (literally one remaining on the card) when Nightmares found the big lightning major power that let it generate a whopping 10 fear (3 from the card, and the card's damage would have destroyed a town and a city so that generated 7 more via Nightmares' ability).

    Upon further review, we actually lost this one. We misplayed the Blight Card and wound up adding an extra 3 blight to the pool that we shouldn't have had. Our first loss!

  • ArcSynArcSyn Registered User regular
    The usual party game suspects:

    - Mascarade
    - Codenames (team building!)
    - Cash and Guns (box a bit too big)

    Cash and guns can be downsized considerably if you do finger guns instead of the foam ones, but it's not quite as fun feeling.

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  • PowerpuppiesPowerpuppies Registered User regular
    Inquisitor wrote: »
    Going to be going on a retreat with my new job this upcoming week, it's an overnighter and I know we are essentially free past 7pm so I thought I'd bring some games in case folks want to play.

    Thinking Hive and Love Letter for sure, wondering if there are any other camping style games you folks recommend.

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  • Magic PinkMagic Pink Tur-Boner-Fed Registered User regular
    Fate of the Elder Gods showed up yesterday. It's so pretty, they actually ink washed the minis.

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  • AldoAldo Hippo Hooray Registered User regular
    edited August 2017
    Second game I have ever backed, but I love me some Flashpoint, so this new expac is right up my alley ++link to kickstarter removed, apologies++

    I was disappointed in the game of Flashpoint they ran on Tabletop, because they set the difficulty way too high for a group of novices who didnt even go for an optimal team or strategy. Even before they started I could tell they didnt have a chance to come out on top.

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  • ArcSynArcSyn Registered User regular
    edited August 2017
    Aldo wrote: »
    Second game I have ever backed, but I love me some Flashpoint, so this new expac is right up my alley

    I was disappointed in the game of Flashpoint they ran on Tabletop, because they set the difficulty way too high for a group of novices who didnt even go for an optimal team or strategy. Even before they started I could tell they didnt have a chance to come out on top.

    Thanks for the heads up! Flash Point is one of the first designer games I purchased and has a special place in my heart. I haven't been able to back every Kickstarter, but I've been able to collect all but one expansion (Dangerous Waters) so far.

    And yeah, when they mentioned the difficulty they were playing at I knew they were trying to lose. I hated that they played the game in such a way that would likely turn people away from it as being too difficult when it really scales nicely for kids and adults and people who've played the game over and over.

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  • InquisitorInquisitor Registered User regular
    @Aldo as a heads up it's against the rules to link to active kickstarters

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  • Mojo_JojoMojo_Jojo Like a bad lobster in a dark cellar Registered User regular
    Aldo wrote: »
    Second game I have ever backed, but I love me some Flashpoint, so this new expac is right up my alley

    I was disappointed in the game of Flashpoint they ran on Tabletop, because they set the difficulty way too high for a group of novices who didnt even go for an optimal team or strategy. Even before they started I could tell they didnt have a chance to come out on top.

    Be warned that indie cards and games are famous for not being able to match card sizes or colours between prints (or even believing it's possible) so expansion materials can't be blended invisibly with base copies that weren't produced during the same print run. I'm not super familiar with the game so maybe it doesn't matter but it caused a bit of drama with the coup and the resistance expansions.

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  • Mojo_JojoMojo_Jojo Like a bad lobster in a dark cellar Registered User regular
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    Rumours of TI4 are stirring up.

    Hot. I shouldn't buy it. I probably will.

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