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PostPosted: Sun Jun 04, 2017 21:05 
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He he, once you get it, the rules of Arkham are pretty straight forward...but at the beginning it's somewhat overwhelming (and that's just the set up).

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Flamme Rouge. Played this for the first time on Thursday night and fell in love with it. I don't know who else has tried to simulate a bike race as a board game (as a child, I vaguely remember a roll-and-move travel round the country game called 'Bike About') but this seems to nail it.

Each player has two cyclists, a sprinter and a non-sprinter, and each cyclist has a set of move cards. You shuffle each deck, choose one, and draw four. You then choose how far that cyclist will move, and place the remaining cards face up underneath his pile (for reshuffling once you've got through the deck). You then do the same for the other cyclist. Everyone then reveals their moves for that turn, and in race order the cyclists move up the track. The move cards are removed from the game. Then comes the splitstream simulation. If there's a gap of a square between a cyclist and another one, they move up to be behind them (as does every cyclist behind this one). So the pack will always try to catch up.The cyclist at the front and any cyclist who is lagging behind gets dealt a tiredness card that goes into his deck and can be played as a move two card.

Because cards, once played, are out of the game, you've got to pace yourself and work out when to play your limited number of fast cards, when to stay with the pack, and when to risk sprinting ahead. It's a simple mechanism but very tactical and you could find yourself lacking that final energy burst as the finis approaches.

The only downer I came across is that distinguishing between your sprinter and the other one is a little tricky. The former is standing up on his bike but it's not as obvious as you might think. Nothing that a quick dollop of paint couldn't solve.

I really loved this, and not just because I won.


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I need this.

And the teammate be a domestique or a roleur.

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I need this.
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Currently marked as in-stock at Meeples. I think they have reasonable UK delivery charges.


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a roleur.


That's the one.


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It's such a simple set of mechanics but creates such a tense atmosphere. I love it. We didn't try the hills but that adds even more tactics to it as going up every card is a two and going down a five.


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Kern wrote:
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Currently marked as in-stock at Meeples. I think they have reasonable UK delivery charges.


Ta.

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Ooh, they have Luchador! in their cafe.

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[edit] Holy shit it's in stock at Amazon YOINK!

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Huzzah, Alien Legendary Encounters was (briefly) in stock at Amazon and I managed to bag a copy.

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Noice, I love that game.

I've got the Firefly version, too.

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Excellent, I watched a review of Firefly and they were gushing in their praise.

In unrelated catering news, it seems that Sheffield is getting its own board game cafe

https://www.facebook.com/treehousesheffield/

Which will be round the corner from Sheffield's cat cafe.

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