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I bought 'Bärenpark' at the weekend because bears are cool. The positive review on 'Shutup/Sitdown' probably helped too. The rule book is in German. Just downloaded an English set but quite tempted to try to read the original first.

The box came with a set of dividers to help organise things but couldn't understand the diagram so everything just went into bags instead.

Looking forward to giving this one a go.


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Has anyone played 'Istanbul'? Someone recommended it to me the other day. It seems to ring a bell but I dunno.

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Has anyone played 'Istanbul'? Someone recommended it to me the other day. It seems to ring a bell but I dunno.


Yes, on a few occasions. I quite like the 'drop your minions across the city' mechanism, and there are various ways to get victory points so if one area is not looking promising you can focus on something else. I usually never seem to get the right rolls in the gambling den.


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My board game collection has stabilised at approx. 100 games. I'm trying now to either trade or sell games to make room for new ones. Some of my most recent new ones include one I think MaliA would be interested in, Flamme Rouge. It's a cycling racing game for up to four players. Each player controls two riders, one sprinter and one roller and each rider has a slightly different deck of cars. Each card has a number which represents the movement possible that turn. On your turn, you select which rider you want to activate first and then draw cards from that riders deck. You choose which card to play and play it face down, the put the remaining cards from your hand face up underneath the draw deck. You then do the same for the second rider.
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Once everyone has selected, you all reveal your cards at the same time and starting from the lead rider, each rider moves their programmed amount. After movement is finished, starting at the back, any bunch of riders with only one space between them and the next pack automatically move up to meet them as part of the slipstream action. Then any riders left at the front of a pack take an exhaustion card, which has a movement value of two and clogs up/slows down your deck.
There's a couple of extra rules for ascent/descent but that's about it and there are various map layouts to try.

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I really enjoy it, it's fairly light but with interesting decisions and some strategy required. Almost no downtime, high levels of player engagement and an exciting finish. Plus there's an expansion due soon which introduces another couple of game elements (cobbles!) plus ups the player count. I'd recommend it, great game. Think it's about £30 on Zatu games.


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Another game that may be relevant to interests; Formula D. I've been aware of this game for ages, and it was the subject of a particularly enjoyable Tabletop episode with Grace Helbig and Hanna Hart. I worried it would be too much of a light game for me to enjoy it though.

Luckily, a friend was able to lend me it to let me try before I buy. I really enjoyed it. It's more than roll and move, you also have to figure out if you should shift up or down a gear which determines the size of dice you roll. This is important, including looking two or three turns ahead to decide the best tactic. Corners mix it up by making you stop a certain number of times in each one and you also have wear points that you can be penalised if you brake too hard or shift down more than one gear at a time.

Very accessible, my mother in law played it with us and had a great time. Components are great, the wee gearbox is really neat and fun. Big game board and cute wee cars. Overall, very happy with this game and I've now bought my own copy. I won't plan a game day around it like I would with Eclipse, DoW or MoM but it's great for pulling out over drinks and having a laugh, with lots of excitement and tension at the end.

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My board game collection has stabilised at approx. 100 games. I'm trying now to either trade or sell games to make room for new ones. Some of my most recent new ones include one I think MaliA would be interested in, Flamme Rouge. It's a cycling racing game for up to four players. Each player controls two riders, one sprinter and one roller and each rider has a slightly different deck of cars. Each card has a number which represents the movement possible that turn. On your turn, you select which rider you want to activate first and then draw cards from that riders deck. You choose which card to play and play it face down, the put the remaining cards from your hand face up underneath the draw deck. You then do the same for the second rider.
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Once everyone has selected, you all reveal your cards at the same time and starting from the lead rider, each rider moves their programmed amount. After movement is finished, starting at the back, any bunch of riders with only one space between them and the next pack automatically move up to meet them as part of the slipstream action. Then any riders left at the front of a pack take an exhaustion card, which has a movement value of two and clogs up/slows down your deck.
There's a couple of extra rules for ascent/descent but that's about it and there are various map layouts to try.

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I really enjoy it, it's fairly light but with interesting decisions and some strategy required. Almost no downtime, high levels of player engagement and an exciting finish. Plus there's an expansion due soon which introduces another couple of game elements (cobbles!) plus ups the player count. I'd recommend it, great game. Think it's about £30 on Zatu games.


Bring this to cottage, please.

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Thanks for these SDG. 'Formula D' is great with loads of players and cars crashing into each other all the time.


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Formula D looks almost as good as Formula One. ;)

Cycling one looks good too. Just bring them to the cottage.


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Not technically a board game, but Jem and I played Quiplash over the weekend, and it was a lot of fun. Would be ideal for Cottage funtimes.

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Bring that to the cottage.

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Bärenpark. Bears are awesome. I've seen them roam free in Yellowstone, saw one maul Leonardo di Caprio at the cinema, and watched countless animal documentaries just to see our ursine friends. I'm such a bear fan I once felt extremely distressed seeing a chained up dancing bear in Moscow's Gorky Park. So, would I go to bear park to watch bears in captivity? Probably, if they were well cared for.

'Bärenpark' is a simple tile-placing game where players build their own internationally renowned ursine pleasuredomes. Tangrams seem to be the big fashion in game design at the moment, and the parts you need for the park are all different sizes and shapes for you to place on your board.The mechanics are quite simple: take a piece from your hand, place it on the board, then do whatever the icons you've covered up tell you. These are either about taking pieces for various parts of the supply or taking another board to connect to your park (up to four). Complete one of your board tiles, and get a bear statue for more points. And that's it.

It was light, but very enjoyable with enough tactics and 'take what I need, or take what the other player wants' decisions to keep people interested. I also liked how the rules contained an explanation of why they included koalas in the game ("everyone likes koalas") despite them not being bears, just to appease the pedants. Most likely, I'll host a bear night at Cottage.

We then finished the evening with a round of 'Sheriff of Nottingham', but I played abysmally and lost badly. Once I got the app working, scoring was quicker however.


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Bärenpark. Bears are awesome. I've seen them roam free in Yellowstone, saw one maul Leonardo di Caprio at the cinema, and watched countless animal documentaries just to see our ursine friends. I'm such a bear fan I once felt extremely distressed seeing a chained up dancing bear in Moscow's Gorky Park. So, would I go to bear park to watch bears in captivity? Probably, if they were well cared for.

'Bärenpark' is a simple tile-placing game where players build their own internationally renowned ursine pleasuredomes. Tangrams seem to be the big fashion in game design at the moment, and the parts you need for the park are all different sizes and shapes for you to place on your board.The mechanics are quite simple: take a piece from your hand, place it on the board, then do whatever the icons you've covered up tell you. These are either about taking pieces for various parts of the supply or taking another board to connect to your park (up to four). Complete one of your board tiles, and get a bear statue for more points. And that's it.

It was light, but very enjoyable with enough tactics and 'take what I need, or take what the other player wants' decisions to keep people interested. I also liked how the rules contained an explanation of why they included koalas in the game ("everyone likes koalas") despite them not being bears, just to appease the pedants. Most likely, I'll host a bear night at Cottage.

This is totally going on my Christmas wish list! I would like to play at the cottage please Kern. :)

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There's an animal park near the Grand Canyon called Bearizona. That is all.

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Fun article on 'The Campaign for North Africa' . A game we are most certainly not playing at Cottage.


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There's an animal park near the Grand Canyon called Bearizona. That is all.


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Fun article on 'The Campaign for North Africa' . A game we are most certainly not playing at Cottage.


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“Every military division has a sheet of paper, and on it you’ve got a box for every battalion. It’ll tell you how many guns you have, but more interestingly, it’ll also list the fuel and water. Every game turn, three percent of the fuel evaporates, unless you’re the British before a certain date, because they used 50-gallon drums instead of jerry cans. So instead, seven percent of their fuel evaporates,” explains Phillips. “Every fucking turn you go around and make a pencil note of how much fuel you have. The pasta rule is funny, but this is what the game is about.


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So, I have been slack and done eff all with the Battlefield Beex Company thing, until two days ago, when feverish preparations restarted. Terrain and stuff. There is an outside chance I might have a workable game for the Cottage.

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I played some more Heroquest last night with 3 friends. It was great as usual.

I've thought of something this morning though and haven't checked the rule book. Would anyone know if the characters are allowed to backtrack on squares in the same move? For example, roll 12... walk forward 6 spaces and then walk back 6 on exactly the same spaces.


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