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PostPosted: Sun Dec 25, 2016 19:56 
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Bro got me 'Small World' so played it with Dad for the first time this afternoon. Although we got the rules slightly wrong, it worked really well with two so looking forward to more games over the next few days.


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 Post subject: Re: Boardgame Thread: Let's organise a beexordgame night.
PostPosted: Sun Dec 25, 2016 21:26 
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Grim..., Did she like it?

Yeah, we planned to have a quick go on Christmas Eve and ended up having two goes and she came first both times.

She liked her board game, too.

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Grim... wrote:
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Grim..., Did she like it?

Yeah, we planned to have a quick go on Christmas Eve and ended up having two goes and she came first both times.

She liked her board game, too.

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 Post subject: Re: Boardgame Thread: Let's organise a beexordgame night.
PostPosted: Sun Dec 25, 2016 23:51 
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Relative got us pandemic, sister in law says we have to play it tomorrow morning before we go home - looks surprisingly simple. First born read the back of the box and declared he didn't really see the point... He is not getting a choice. Anyway, night beex, you're all lovely

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We've played it three times over the last couple of days and really got into it. I think I much prefer co-operative games, the conversation seems much better.

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We played it this morning - the kids,me and their granddad - they loved it! It's great for Sam it being non-competitive, as he's a bloody sore loser

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Xmas haul!


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Ohhu!! Lmk on Arkham. Revolution is excellent.

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I'd like to play Arkham. Takes a long time though, right?

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I played junior monopoly with two women and a four year old yesterday. I destroyed them in 20 minutes. Some people just don't play monopoly properly


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I'd like to play Arkham. Takes a long time though, right?

No idea! I will let you know.


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When we play it, it usually lasts 2.5 - 4 hours.

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Blimey, looking forward to hearing about that then.

Our Christmas gaming so far:


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 Post subject: Re: Boardgame Thread: Let's organise a beexordgame night.
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Me and my wife bought Twilight Struggle to gift each other for christmas. It's brilliant and I can't stop thinking about it. It's my new favourite boardgame, brazilian-ish translation not withstanding

I also got Munchkin on the christmas haul, which is quite fun with a big group and works better as a social experience.

Jasmine, I see those Forbidden Island tin boxes in stores all the time and they look pretty great. Is the game worth it?


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Me and my wife bought Twilight Struggle to gift each other for christmas. It's brilliant and I can't stop thinking about it. It's my new favourite boardgame, brazilian-ish translation not withstanding

I also got Munchkin on the christmas haul, which is quite fun with a big group and works better as a social experience.

Jasmine, I see those Forbidden Island tin boxes in stores all the time and they look pretty great. Is the game worth it?


Well I really like them, but probably because they are cooperative and get some good discussion going. If you're going to choose one of the two Forbidden Island is slightly more simple to start with. My favourite from that stack has to be Pandemic though. I've loved it since Kern first taught me how to play it at the cottage.

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 Post subject: Re: Boardgame Thread: Let's organise a beexordgame night.
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I got myself Colditz for Christmas, first game was a bit of a mess learning all the rules and took about 4 hours! second was much more fun and I can see the more we play the more fun will be had with misdirection and maximum-poker-face. Immersive and fun game but requires a pretty big time commitment, definitely worth getting into character and shouting German words at the other players when you're a guard.


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I got myself Colditz for Christmas, first game was a bit of a mess learning all the rules and took about 4 hours! second was much more fun and I can see the more we play the more fun will be had with misdirection and maximum-poker-face. Immersive and fun game but requires a pretty big time commitment, definitely worth getting into character and shouting German words at the other players when you're a guard.

Is that the same as the Escape From Colditz classic game?

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krazywookie wrote:
I got myself Colditz for Christmas, first game was a bit of a mess learning all the rules and took about 4 hours! second was much more fun and I can see the more we play the more fun will be had with misdirection and maximum-poker-face. Immersive and fun game but requires a pretty big time commitment, definitely worth getting into character and shouting German words at the other players when you're a guard.

Is that the same as the Escape From Colditz classic game?

Yes exactly


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krazywookie wrote:
I got myself Colditz for Christmas, first game was a bit of a mess learning all the rules and took about 4 hours! second was much more fun and I can see the more we play the more fun will be had with misdirection and maximum-poker-face. Immersive and fun game but requires a pretty big time commitment, definitely worth getting into character and shouting German words at the other players when you're a guard.

Is that the same as the Escape From Colditz classic game?

Yes exactly

That is supposed to be good. Glad you had a good time, and the getting into character bit sounds a blast!

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 Post subject: Re: Boardgame Thread: Let's organise a beexordgame night.
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Mr Russell wrote:
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Mr Russell wrote:
krazywookie wrote:
I got myself Colditz for Christmas, first game was a bit of a mess learning all the rules and took about 4 hours! second was much more fun and I can see the more we play the more fun will be had with misdirection and maximum-poker-face. Immersive and fun game but requires a pretty big time commitment, definitely worth getting into character and shouting German words at the other players when you're a guard.

Is that the same as the Escape From Colditz classic game?

Yes exactly

That is supposed to be good. Glad you had a good time, and the getting into character bit sounds a blast!

It was almost as much fun just unboxing it, everything in oldy looking cardboard and there's some other bits and bobs in the box
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 Post subject: Re: Boardgame Thread: Let's organise a beexordgame night.
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Manhattan Project: place workers, build research and enrichment facilities, spy on others, bomb their facilities, develop the biggest nuclear bombs.
I got this as a birthday present last year, but due to a poorly written rule book (the 1950s newspaper format was a neat idea, but not very helpful for getting a grasp of the rule sets) and a summer of Pandemic Legacy related mental gymnastics, only got round to watching a couple of videos explaining the game this week. I then realised that it really was as simple as either place workers or recall them, so took it to my group last night. Some had been wanting to play it for a while.

We got a couple of rules wrong, but that didn't really harm the gameplay other than reduce the circulation of workers. You get the bits for your weapons by placing workers on squares that generate engineers or scientists, give you cash, mine for yellowcake, or purchase buildings. You can also place someone on the espionage space, allowing you to sneak your workers into other people's buildings, or launch conventional bombing raids to destroy them (the rule book explains that any workers heard the sirens and were safe in the air raid shelters). Once your piece is in a space, nobody else can use it until you retrieve your workers. Of course, that opens up the board for others.

The mechanics worked well, and we had a lot of fun bombing the crap out of each other, cursing people for occupying the espionage space, and developing both uranium based and plutonium weapons. The 1950s artwork added to the atmosphere.

Now we've ironed out the ruleset, it's definitely one we're going to play again.


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 Post subject: Re: Boardgame Thread: Let's organise a beexordgame night.
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SMASH HAMMER MAn did well at Netrunner club, last night. INTERNET GUARD also did. MrsA is away on Saturday, and there is a store championship in Huddersfield...

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Exciting times


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 Post subject: Re: Boardgame Thread: Let's organise a beexordgame night.
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Was that taken 3 years ago?

Anyway, I played some more Hero Quest last night. Two of my fiends became champions and earned 500 gold pieces for their troubles.

There's a lot of ambiguity in the equipment cards but never the less, we're carrying on. At this rate we'll have completed the included quests by 2020.


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What ambiguity?

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If I recall correctly there's a short sword that allows the player to roll 2 die in combat. It doesn't say EXTRA die though like other cards do.

What's the point of this? Everyone can already roll two die in combat. Shouldn't it say extra die?


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No. Very few things allow you to roll anything extra (just the shield and the helmet, iirc).

It can attack diagonally, though.

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It doesn't say it does. If it did, I would see the use but as it stands, I cant see the point of this sword.


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Oh yeah. Dunno, then.

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The plot thickens! https://boardgamegeek.com/thread/835846 ... hort-sword says the short sword can attack diagonally in the German version of the game.


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