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PostPosted: Tue Aug 14, 2018 23:24 
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A Binding of Isaac card game is coming. I know a lot of people here liked the video game quite a lot, so: https://the-four-souls.backerkit.com/

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PostPosted: Thu Aug 23, 2018 7:43 
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This is a brilliant idea: enter a board game and it produces a custom playlist to add atmosphere. Quite a large selection of games on there already.


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PostPosted: Fri Aug 24, 2018 19:40 
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 Post subject: Re: Boardgame Thread: Let's organise a beexordgame night.
PostPosted: Fri Sep 21, 2018 8:49 
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I really like 'Great Western Trail'. It's well-designed, turns come round quickly, and there's plenty of ways to win so the final denouement as the points are added can be as tense as a good Eurovision.

Played it last night but made a complete pig's ear of my early turns, tried several strategies but never had enough resources or commitment to make any pay off, and came fourth with a score over half that of third place. Gah. Will lick my wounds and ready myself for a rematch.

One of my group was talking about using the Flamme Rouge app for a twelve-stage cycling tour, where exhaustion cards are carried over as we work through the courses. I like the idea, but not sure if we'd tire of it given it lacks the other variables that make legacy games so much fun.


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 Post subject: Re: Boardgame Thread: Let's organise a beexordgame night.
PostPosted: Fri Oct 19, 2018 8:29 
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I'm putting an order in at work for board games for the office, what should I buy? We need games that arent crazy complex and don't take forever to play. We already have flamme rouge and dead of winter.

I'm thinking ticket to ride (obviously), munchkin, fluxx.

What would you buy if it wasn't your money you were spending.


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Not played that. Bring it to the next cottage.

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Ta folks, that'll do me :)


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Do you need high player counts? Because Formula D fits that quite well.

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Do you need high player counts? Because Formula D fits that quite well.


Good shout on Formula D, that looks perfect, especially as i'm building a motor insurance product, so i'll put it down as research...


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Formula D is wonderfully chaotic and really fun with lots of people.

Speaking of Flamme Rouge, we started a 7-game 'tour' last night. My Roleour came an acceptable third with a minute penalty, but due to a spate of really bad hands my sprinter limped across line three minutes after everyone else. Going to be tricky to catch up over the remaining stages, as the app tells you how many tiredness cards to carry over in your deck. We haven't quite worked out how the app scores stuff yet but should be fun.


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Formula D is wonderfully chaotic and really fun with lots of people.

You have to make the gearchange noises, though. If you forget other players get to add or subtract 1 from your die roll.

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Ah, bugger - knew there was something I'd forgotten to play at the cottage.

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Formula D is wonderfully chaotic and really fun with lots of people.

You have to make the gearchange noises, though. If you forget other players get to add or subtract 1 from your die roll.

And if they call an "open wheel race car" a "sports car" you get to stab them in the retina with a pencil.


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PostPosted: Fri Oct 19, 2018 12:56 
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Formula D is wonderfully chaotic and really fun with lots of people.

You have to make the gearchange noises, though. If you forget other players get to add or subtract 1 from your die roll.

And if they call an "open wheel race car" a "sports car" you get to stab them in the retina with a pencil.

Though doing this to wind up car nerds is recommended.

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PostPosted: Wed Oct 24, 2018 20:55 
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Why hadn't I heard of this session report of a beginner trying out an overly-complicated war game before? It's about 21,000 words about realising an obsession, but well worth surreptitiously sending to the office printer to read at your leisure.

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“Troy,” I said, “the reason I want so much to play this game is because nobody wants me to play this game. There is virtually no person you could present this to without getting a stunned, pitying look in return, and that ticks me off. It ticks me off because what so freaks people out is the time involved in this endeavor, time. Everything in adult life is designed to steal it away from us, and my God, look how we go along with the scheme so willingly.

"‘I have no time for such things anymore,’ we say, and then we spend our afternoons making our lawns pretty and shopping for junky Ikea furniture and ferrying kids to soccer games and gawking at cable TV, and above all, working at jobs we never really wanted. ‘Sure,’ we say, ‘when I was young and didn’t have all these responsibilities, I could spend hours doing this kind of thing. But that was then, and this is now.’

“Well, Troy,” I went on, “I want to be the guy who suddenly, at age 42, does spend hours doing this kind of thing, if only to feel what it’s like to take back a little piece of the soul I’ve sold to the company I slave for, to the obligatory evenings with people I’m not sure I even like, to daily errands, the lines at the DMV, to tax forms, to tedious family visits. This game is a slap in the face to all thinking creatures who live in such dire fear of the sands sifting through the hourglass. Playing a monster war game on this scale is ridiculous, a waste of energy, a waste of time, and so I want to do it. Let spite rule the day, Troy. Let’s learn and play A World at War!”


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Rhino hero super battle is ace.


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I love the look of the Rhino games, they seem to have much drunken gaming potential.

I backed my first Kickstarter yesterday...it is this:

https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/16 ... qUuSk3VblA

I first played it at the UKGE last year and really enjoyed it, it's a 'full contact' dice game, which boils down to chucking dice at each other in a rather groovy arena (there are other complexities and powers but it's the dice chucking at the heart of the game which is the most fun). I'm really hoping the lads behind it hit their goal as they were brilliant.

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You may enjoy Luchador, which involves throw dice into a wrestling ring. Knock an opponent's die out, and it's gone :)

https://boardgamegeek.com/boardgame/143 ... tling-dice

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PostPosted: Fri Nov 30, 2018 23:02 
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The lovely people at Shut up & Sit Down have published a list of fun party games to play with non-gamey people. With the exception of 'Flick 'em up', I've actually played all of them and can't really disagree with their choices other than the bad memories surrounding 'Codenames' and the fact that when we tried 'Shifty Eyed Spies' we spent the whole time laughing at each other and not knowing what the hell was going on.
There's an accompanying video covering the same games too. It also features Matt Lees in a skintight reindeer costume so I'll probably feel guilty thinking about that later this evening.


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PostPosted: Fri Nov 30, 2018 23:05 
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As they mention 'Flamme Rouge', last night my group restarted our short cycle campaign on this as the app crashed and lost all our records (as I had a run of bad deals I was on a three minute penalty and far too many carried-over exhaustion cards, so wasn't complaining about the reset). Eight of the cyclists were in a line, with the remaining three one square ahead. A friend played a nine and leapfrogged everyone to land perfectly into that gap, to great applause.

Games are great when they create moments like that.


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