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  • StragintStragint Do Not Gift Always DeclinesRegistered User regular
    I feel there's a few issues with Mysterium's rulebook, and a weird mechanic with the guessing of other players' guesses that could trip people up. Haven't played Deception but that feels simpler theoretically.

    Yea, the rulebook for mysterium isn't put together that well. My play group had to look up a YouTube video on how to play.

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  • BlazeFireBlazeFire Registered User regular
    I also found Mysterium's rulebook hard to parse the first time through.

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  • MrBodyMrBody Registered User regular
    I've found the perfect fit for my group that goes heavy on social deduction games which I usually can't stand!

    Dark Moon plays great as what it was designed to be: a stripped down, shorter BSG. Pretty much plays like BSG with the space component removed. For a crises, you roll dice instead of use cards. Everyone rolls dice secretly behind a screen. 4 of the sides have negative numbers. Lots more opportunities for lying and plausible deniability as people claim they don't have anything to contribute since they didn't roll positive numbers.

    It's got some insane $60+ prices on Amazon, but I snagged it from BGG market for $20 + shipping.

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  • jergarmarjergarmar inside your hollow manRegistered User regular
    Lending a few party games to some non-gamer friends who are spending the weekend at a cabin. 5-6 people. Currently lending: Time's Up Title Recall and Monikers, Codenames, Spyfall, and One Night Ultimate Werewold. Would Mysterium/Deception: murder in Hong Kong be reasonable with no experienced player to explain? Any other recommendations?

    I've recently been impressed with Bang! The Dice Game for this kind of thing. A short, low-rules, comparatively low-stress hidden role game. It might even be called deluxe filler, really, but I find myself pulling it out a lot, by request.

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  • DashuiDashui Registered User regular
    Speaking of deluxe fillers, anyone have experience with Grifters?

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  • BursarBursar Hee Noooo! Registered User regular
    Dashui wrote: »
    Speaking of deluxe fillers, anyone have experience with Grifters?

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  • JonBobJonBob Registered User regular
    By "deluxe filler" do you mean a little longer than a standard filler? Or fancier components or something?

    Speaking of fillers, the KS campaign for my game called Filler just launched. Y'know, if you're interested.

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  • mysticjuicermysticjuicer [he/him] I'm a muscle wizard and I cast P U N C HRegistered User regular
    But is there a Deluxe edition coming?

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  • TimFijiTimFiji Registered User regular
    7th Continent (USA OH) arrived today! woo!

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  • BlazeFireBlazeFire Registered User regular
    Canadian distributor had some problem sending emails to anyone with a hotmail account. So maybe mine is in the mail but maybe not. I don't know!

  • Ah_PookAh_Pook Registered User regular
    Speaking of Kickstarters, The Estates just launched today. It's a reprint of Neue Heimat, a long OOP super mean auction game which is supposed to be just great. If you like that kind of thing check it out. I'm definitely backing it.

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  • Custom SpecialCustom Special Registered User regular
    TimFiji wrote: »
    7th Continent (USA OH) arrived today! woo!

    Nice! I'm in WA, no shipping notification yet for me (hoping it'll be stealth delivered as a surprise).

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  • AuralynxAuralynx Darkness is a perspective Watching the ego workRegistered User regular
    TimFiji wrote: »
    7th Continent (USA OH) arrived today! woo!

    Cool story in spoilers for those who want to go in blind to even possibilities:
    I played some over the weekend and my buddy and I are now in some kind of alternate dimension. We are actively trying to earn the favor of some kind of snake ghost, but I think we were probably supposed to have finished doing that before we rang a spooky bell and got transported here.

    I have one bullet left in the shotgun I found early in our mission, having used the other on a very rude skeleton that didn't appreciate the burnt offering we tried to leave on a scary altar.

    The other option, altar-wise, was apparently to murder some sort of helper character we had no idea even existed.

    Space... what is the point of it? You have no idea.
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  • WearingglassesWearingglasses Of the friendly neighborhood variety Registered User regular
    Ah_Pook wrote: »
    Speaking of Kickstarters, The Estates just launched today. It's a reprint of Neue Heimat, a long OOP super mean auction game which is supposed to be just great. If you like that kind of thing check it out. I'm definitely backing it.

    Damn, that looks like a very mean game, so many ways to screw over the other players (being the auctioneer, prematurely ending / lengthening a row of houses, putting a mayor on the unfinished row for negative points).

  • jergarmarjergarmar inside your hollow manRegistered User regular
    JonBob wrote: »
    By "deluxe filler" do you mean a little longer than a standard filler? Or fancier components or something?

    Speaking of fillers, the KS campaign for my game called Filler just launched. Y'know, if you're interested.

    I feel awkward talking about "filler" suddenly.

    It's a mystery.

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  • Iron WeaselIron Weasel Dillon! You son of a bitch!Registered User regular
    Vyolynce wrote: »
    Advanced our Pandemic: Legacy S2 campaign on Saturday night. We lost May.
    We are finding it real hard to get the Supply Centers down. We often end up with one or two plague cubes on the board during initial infections, which really sets us on the back foot - and that only gets worse as the campaign proceeds and the grid grows. We still haven't recon'd Europe or Africa, but we did finally open up the Middle East - which introduced the Hollow Men. By the end of the game, they were responsible for several cities becoming Forsaken (we decided to spend some points re-upping London so we have the chance to explore from there next game.

    It's getting hard to figure out a solid strategy, and the HM are an added wrinkle we really didn't need.
    Are you searching cities? You should've found some help by now.

    But yeah dwindling supplies is a nuisance.
    We found a Herbalist and located a new Haven, ans got some free supplies, but that's about it. We just never seem to have the time to search (and the player deck is getting bloated so it's less likely we pull them).

    Removing plague cubes doesn't move the Doom Track back, so we don't put much stock in it.

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  • Kristmas KthulhuKristmas Kthulhu Registered User regular
    JonBob wrote: »
    By "deluxe filler" do you mean a little longer than a standard filler? Or fancier components or something?

    Speaking of fillers, the KS campaign for my game called Filler just launched. Y'know, if you're interested.

    That looks delightful! It is now $15 closer to its goal!

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  • DashuiDashui Registered User regular
    edited April 2018
    TimFiji wrote: »
    7th Continent (USA OH) arrived today! woo!

    Mine came today, too! Wee! I also ordered and received additional sleeves from Mayday, a few too many in fact, but I may keep them if I want to sleeve the entire game for when the second box comes (it should be able to fit everything with the additional inserts).

    Asmodee still hasn't gotten back to me about my fucked up Kemet cards. I think I should just call them tomorrow to speak to a live person. I want my darn fixed cards, dang nabbit!

    I picked up Coup on discount. I read it's a bad two-player game, but it's actually pretty good with some user-created variants. I can't wait to share it with more people.

    My FLGS had a single copy of Century: Golem Edition and I almost panicked bought it. But I already have the original version, so it's not worth it. But, but, but... hrgh... those pretty crystals...

    Edit: The official branded sleeves are all Maydays, and so many won't fit the cards without causing bending and damage. Ugh. The regular, non-branded ones fit fine, though. It seems like I got a bad batch with the Kickstarter. I will say, as frustrating as it's been sleeving some of these cards, I'd probably recommend it. The cards themselves feel pretty flimsy.

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  • BlazeFireBlazeFire Registered User regular
    Dashui wrote: »
    TimFiji wrote: »
    7th Continent (USA OH) arrived today! woo!

    Mine came today, too! Wee! I also ordered and received additional sleeves from Mayday, a few too many in fact, but I may keep them if I want to sleeve the entire game for when the second box comes (it should be able to fit everything with the additional inserts).

    Asmodee still hasn't gotten back to me about my fucked up Kemet cards. I think I should just call them tomorrow to speak to a live person. I want my darn fixed cards, dang nabbit!

    I picked up Coup on discount. I read it's a bad two-player game, but it's actually pretty good with some user-created variants. I can't wait to share it with more people.

    My FLGS had a single copy of Century: Golem Edition and I almost panicked bought it. But I already have the original version, so it's not worth it. But, but, but... hrgh... those pretty crystals...

    Edit: The official branded sleeves are all Maydays, and so many won't fit the cards without causing bending and damage. Ugh. The regular, non-branded ones fit fine, though. It seems like I got a bad batch with the Kickstarter. I will say, as frustrating as it's been sleeving some of these cards, I'd probably recommend it. The cards themselves feel pretty flimsy.

    I've seen some similar comments online about the sleeves that come with the game. Reports are Serious Poulp has been helpful in getting replacements sent.

  • CaptainPeacockCaptainPeacock Board Game Hoarder Top o' the LakeRegistered User regular
    My daughter bought me Clans of Caledonia for my anniversary. Wanted to get me Stone Age but there weren't any copies in stock. Loves!

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  • DarricDarric Santa MonicaRegistered User regular
    Dashui wrote: »
    TimFiji wrote: »
    7th Continent (USA OH) arrived today! woo!

    Edit: The official branded sleeves are all Maydays, and so many won't fit the cards without causing bending and damage. Ugh. The regular, non-branded ones fit fine, though. It seems like I got a bad batch with the Kickstarter. I will say, as frustrating as it's been sleeving some of these cards, I'd probably recommend it. The cards themselves feel pretty flimsy.

    Mayday are just really bad at making sleeves. Seriously.

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  • Custom SpecialCustom Special Registered User regular
    Hey, just got my 7th Continent tracking number! No updates on it yet, though.
    We're going on a family vacation in early June and I'm really hoping I can get a few people interested enough to play a bit each day.

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  • LykouraghLykouragh Registered User regular
    There's theoretically never going to be a way for me to obtain 7th continent if I haven't already so I should completely ignore whether it's good or not, right?

  • DashuiDashui Registered User regular
    edited April 2018
    Lykouragh wrote: »
    There's theoretically never going to be a way for me to obtain 7th continent if I haven't already so I should completely ignore whether it's good or not, right?

    Someone correct me if I'm wrong, but Serious Poulp may be selling some left over copies on their store? It could be worth keeping an eye on their website.

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  • JustTeeJustTee Registered User regular
    Got 7th Continent yesterday (NY), only had one email before hand. Can't wait to bust it open!

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  • HydroSqueegeeHydroSqueegee ULTRACAT!!!™®© Registered User regular
    Lykouragh wrote: »
    There's theoretically never going to be a way for me to obtain 7th continent if I haven't already so I should completely ignore whether it's good or not, right?

    Check eBay. My copy may go up on there.

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  • Ah_PookAh_Pook Registered User regular
    Lykouragh wrote: »
    There's theoretically never going to be a way for me to obtain 7th continent if I haven't already so I should completely ignore whether it's good or not, right?

    Ignore it unless they do another Kickstarter. In that case, continue to ignore it.

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  • DissociaterDissociater Registered User regular
    I found out about 7th Continent way too late. I'm hoping they reprint it at some point.

  • DashuiDashui Registered User regular
    edited April 2018
    Nice, my two small Valeria: Card Kingdoms expansions came today. I'm looking forward to playing that game with the event cards. I'm a big fan of Valeria. It's fluff, but enjoyable fluff. Everyone gets something every turn, whether you're the active player or not. And its modular nature means each game can feel a little different.

    Asmodee finally got back to me. I'll be receiving replacement Kemet battle cards soon. Thank goodness. That's probably the game on my shelf I want to play the most right now.

    I also backed Grifters: Nexus. I got a chance to play the original box and fell in love immediately. Crypt looks like a really interesting small-box game on Kickstarter, too. Zombicide: Invader went live the other day, as well, and naturally it's full of exclusive items. Blah. The other two projects don't have any of that garbage. It does look fun, $150 fun? Maybe not.

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  • Mojo_JojoMojo_Jojo But do you really believe him? Registered User regular
    edited April 2018
    Well we played two more games of base pandemic before launching into January. We were one infection card away from victory. So of course it was a card that ended the game.

    So sore. So bitter. Such a heavily marked board already

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  • FryFry Registered User regular
    Picked up a copy of Captain Sonar at the LGS today. On Saturday I am attending a gathering where I'm sure I'll want to have the option for an 8 player game so I don't have to suffer through another session where we only play Codenames/7 Wonders.

    Any helpful tips for teaching Captain Sonar? I managed to peel off one film from each of the clear sheets; there are still some small pits though, and it kinda looks like there might be another film, but heck if I can find them.

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  • schussschuss Registered User regular
    It's funny people mention pax and board games/crowds. My group decided to skip it and just rent a house for 3 days to get away and play board games. Way cheaper and got way more rounds of games in.

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  • MrBodyMrBody Registered User regular
    schuss wrote: »
    It's funny people mention pax and board games/crowds. My group decided to skip it and just rent a house for 3 days to get away and play board games. Way cheaper and got way more rounds of games in.

    The big advantage of PAX was the giant library of games they had available for checking out. Tons of copies of tons of games. Pretty much all of the hot new stuff (4 copies of Twilight Imperium 4th edition, half a dozen copies of Blood Rage!) plus all the older hard to get stuff.

    Though if you're not into trying new games and already own stuff you have friends who will already play, yeah no real point going to PAX for them.

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  • MrBodyMrBody Registered User regular
    arrrrrggggg. Continuing on the "how was Scythe the recipient of SU&SD's most negative review they've ever done?" line (with Eldritch Horror being the 2nd most negative), I just watched their review where they recommended Seafall, the universally panned game that I haven't seen one single person not dislike, as a boardgame to be celebrated for its contribution to the hobby. Seafall is the only game I've ever seen Tom, Sam, and Zee all passionately rail on.

    It goes beyond personal taste to questioning if they even know what they're talking about. They recommend just playing Rex over Scythe. Wha?? That's like saying don't play Terraforming Mars when you could just play Cosmic Encounter.

    It's a shame because no other reviewer even comes close to SU&SD's direction, production values, sense of flow, and humor. Just their final opinions are so...terrible. It's like inverse Dice Tower where I want to watch the overview and skip the final opinion.

    I actually wish they would just hire themselves out as directors, videographers, and script doctors to reviewers without bizarro vision.

  • ArcticLancerArcticLancer Best served chilled. Registered User regular
    edited April 2018
    Oh yeah, they did do that, didn't they? Heh.
    That said, thinking about it, despite not revering Seafall (it's pretty clunky), I did probably enjoy the time I spent with it more than the time I've spent with Scythe. Seafall did have some great ideas in the box. It's just that the foundation of the game wasn't one of them. I feel like all Scythe has going for it is the art direction and production value. <_<

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  • Jam WarriorJam Warrior Registered User regular
    edited April 2018
    That's not what I remember? I can't watch the review as I'm at work but reading people in the comments saying it made them cancel their pre-order sounds like my memory that they pointed out plenty of problems with it is correct. Like doesn't Quinns say he say how he didn't finish the campaign because nobody was having enough fun to justify continuing?

    I also don't remember their Scythe review being particularly negative.

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  • 38thDoe38thDoe lets never be stupid again wait lets always be stupid foreverRegistered User regular
    I got the impression that SU&SD didn't like Seafall from the review.
    "We played halfway through it, and then had no desire to finish it" or something like that in the end of the video.

    Also I think the Arkham Horror review was the most negative one I've seen them do. They really didn't like that one. Which now that I've not played it in over a year, yeah I'm not sure what to do with the huge thing.



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  • MrBodyMrBody Registered User regular
    I forgot to mention another great part about Dark Moon, the "BSG express" hidden traitor dice game: it finally solves the problem of how to balance out even number player games.

    BSG always stumbled with that. It tried sympathizers. It tried Cylon Leaders. It tried Mutineers. None of them really worked.

    Dark Moon's solution is so simple you wonder why no one thought of it before. All it does is give the uninfected (humans) a more difficult crises deck to deal with and balance out that there's one more non-traitor over an odd numbered game (where the humans get an easier crises deck).

    No more dumb neutered half measure roles.

  • Jam WarriorJam Warrior Registered User regular
    edited April 2018
    MrBody wrote: »
    They recommend just playing Rex over Scythe.

    I just went back to watch this and they really didn't! In a section where Paul is talking about the various elements that make up Scythe he says if you want a game that concentrates on politics and deals with other players in a territory control setting you might want to try Rex first. They don't say Rex is better than Scythe. They say Rex concentrates on this particular aspect of Scythe to a greater depth so IF that's the main thing you're looking for then Scythe isn't the best option.

    SU&SD's 'problem' is they try and give nuanced personal opinions taking into account the wider game field and varying things people want from a game, when some people just want objective scores and ranking.

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  • InquisitorInquisitor Registered User regular
    If I remember correctly their take on Scythe was it is a game that embodies the “more stuff!!!” philosophy of Kickstarter and as a result does many things but does not particularly do any of those things well. Which is a perfectly reasonable opinion and similar to how I felt the one time I played Scythe.

    So they recommend games that focus on less things but execute on those things better. And personally if I’m ever in the mood for a group game about politics and area control I am going to bust out Dune before I bust out Scythe every time.

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