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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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PostPosted: Mon Jun 12, 2017 10:54 
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I need this.

And the teammate be a domestique or a roleur.

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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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I need this.
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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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PostPosted: Mon Jun 12, 2017 14:55 
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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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Had MrsA's maye come over wth her plus one tonight and we played Power Grid. Power Grid is amazing. Stupendously brilliant. Then, we played Ticket to Ride India, which was also good. I will resent the children returning.

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Game 2 of Power Grid. Some thoughts: This is stereotypically German. It is a game driven by efficiencies. And those are driven by superb resource mechanic where, for example, there are only 40 coal in the game and it replenishes 3 a turn, and players are using 9. As coal gets scarcer, the price increases, so should you switch your power stations and run on oil instead at capital cost? It's tight, quick and super fun. You buy power stations that can supply X cities using resources, then expand your influence in cities (at a cost) and purchase resources (you can stockpile a turns worth to drive prices up for others). You can also manipulate the turn order, but not powering stuff, to gain a slight advantage in buying things first.

Put simply, it's brilliant.


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Please bring it to Cottage.


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PostPosted: Fri Jul 14, 2017 16:02 
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Yo,
I've made some rules for a miniatures based game for at the Cottage.


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I highly recommend these guys for your bits.

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I highly recommend these guys for your bits.

Does that link take you back to the vasectomy thread?

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Cheers grim - I'll need a few tokens and that saves printing and sticking :)

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Another humble RPG bundle - this time for Doctor Who :

https://www.humblebundle.com/books/doctor-who-rpg-books

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Star Wars Rebellion has shot into my top five, and might be my number one game after my first two plays this weekend.

Played most of our second game yesterday. I tried to build a stronger rebel force early in the game and expanded quicker. Unfortunately, I was playing against my wife and despite it being her first game she managed to:
•capture Chewbacca
•turn Chewbacca to the dark side.
•Capture Luke
•Torture Luke to find out the location of the rebel base (narrowed down to three systems)
•release Luke and capture Wedge
•attempt to freeze wedge in Carbonite, which he managed to resist against heavily stacked odds
•discover the rebel base by round five

I'd managed to make it look like the rebel base was on one of the other systems so if it wasn't for the empire tying off loose ends I wouldn't have been discovered, but luckily she only landed one AT-ST because she thought it was a nothing planet. I took them out, and had started the turn by playing the card that lets you relocate the rebel base so I just had to try and wait it out and luckily she'd committed most of her forces toward the other system. I decided to try and get a minor victory out of the round and launched an attack on a star destroyer, but she retreated before I could destroy it. Then, she retaliated by coming to me with the Death Star! I survived the first space battle, played the Death Star plans and succeeded in the final turn of the round. As the Death Star explosion was lighting up the sky in one system, the rebels were relocating to another system. I ended up winning one turn before the Death Star under construction came online. Which was a lucky escape, because she was constructing it in the new rebel system with the intention of blowing up Tattooine which would have won her the game.

LOVE this game!

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I've heard nothing but good things about it, but the price!

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£80 is a bargain for that.

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Absolutely worth every penny. I was excited for it but then the shut up and sit down review was muted with some criticisms and I held off. Was given it as a leaving gift from my team at work and it's blown me away. It's tense, fun, epic, thematic and just all round awesome!


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Picked up 'Mysterium' in a sale just now (£25 marked down from £40). I played it a while ago but thought it'd be worth playing again and seeing it how works with different combinations of friends. It's basically 'Dixit' meets 'Cluedo'.


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PostPosted: Tue Aug 08, 2017 13:25 
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Kern wrote:
Picked up 'Mysterium' in a sale just now (£25 marked down from £40). I played it a while ago but thought it'd be worth playing again and seeing it how works with different combinations of friends. It's basically 'Dixit' meets 'Cluedo'.


I am happy curio was killed.

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MaliA wrote:
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Picked up 'Mysterium' in a sale just now (£25 marked down from £40). I played it a while ago but thought it'd be worth playing again and seeing it how works with different combinations of friends. It's basically 'Dixit' meets 'Cluedo'.


I am happy curio was killed.


:DD

I think a second game would have worked better, with a greater understanding of the rules. Like those guessing counters aren't reuseable!

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Kern wrote:
Picked up 'Mysterium' in a sale just now (£25 marked down from £40). I played it a while ago but thought it'd be worth playing again and seeing it how works with different combinations of friends. It's basically 'Dixit' meets 'Cluedo'.


I am happy curio was killed.


:DD

I think a second game would have worked better, with a greater understanding of the rules. Like those guessing counters aren't reuseable!


Bring it again!

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Kern wrote:
Picked up 'Mysterium' in a sale just now (£25 marked down from £40). I played it a while ago but thought it'd be worth playing again and seeing it how works with different combinations of friends. It's basically 'Dixit' meets 'Cluedo'.


This is good. Bring to cottage

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