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PostPosted: Sun Feb 04, 2018 19:21 
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So what other strategy games would you recommend? They should be able to work well with two players, as the other people in the house are less into that type of game. I think King of Tokyo is probably on the edge of not working as well with two. !


Colt Express works with two people and your son might enjoy 'programming' the characters and seeing how their interactions with other characters' moves affects his plans. The 3D board is pretty fun to build and look at too.


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PostPosted: Mon Feb 05, 2018 10:28 
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Youngest boy, 15, is going through some fairly heavy shit at the moment but in the last couple of weeks the drugs have taken better effect, and he's a bit more open to doing stuff.

His support worker, who comes twice a week, brought him Carcassonne to try and he absolutely loved it. Since then, I've bought Pandemic and King of Tokyo. We played King of Tokyo about 7 times in row today, and he loves Pandemic - he's almost playing it with himself by the time he's finished "advising" me what to do with my actions!

So what other strategy games would you recommend? They should be able to work well with two players, as the other people in the house are less into that type of game. I think King of Tokyo is probably on the edge of not working as well with two.

I was thinking of getting him into Warhammer but I'm not sure I can afford to fund that hobby full-time!


Agricola plays better with more players but scales pretty well for 2. Me and my wife love it.

Twilight Struggle for me is the best 2 player game. It's got a great theme, it's quite deep, and although it looks very complex, its rules are elegant and easy to learn. Only problem is that games last too long (box says 3h, but that's nonsense).


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Youngest boy, 15, is going through some fairly heavy shit at the moment but in the last couple of weeks the drugs have taken better effect, and he's a bit more open to doing stuff.

His support worker, who comes twice a week, brought him Carcassonne to try and he absolutely loved it. Since then, I've bought Pandemic and King of Tokyo. We played King of Tokyo about 7 times in row today, and he loves Pandemic - he's almost playing it with himself by the time he's finished "advising" me what to do with my actions!

So what other strategy games would you recommend? They should be able to work well with two players, as the other people in the house are less into that type of game. I think King of Tokyo is probably on the edge of not working as well with two.

I was thinking of getting him into Warhammer but I'm not sure I can afford to fund that hobby full-time!


Agricola plays better with more players but scales pretty well for 2. Me and my wife love it.

Twilight Struggle for me is the best 2 player game. It's got a great theme, it's quite deep, and although it looks very complex, its rules are elegant and easy to learn. Only problem is that games last too long (box says 3h, but that's nonsense).


3+ hours?! Sounds like a Twilight Struggle in every sense of the word.


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PostPosted: Mon Feb 05, 2018 19:00 
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Thanks for the suggestions! I've ordered Forbidden Desert, and I've just looked into Colt Express - that looks like it'd be right up his street. I'll also check out Twilight Struggle too because the longer he can focus on a task, the better.

He's not going back to school now until September so I want to keep his brain engaged and active, especially for longer periods. It'll all help his mood, too. He's been coming to me with one box or another every day wanting play something, which is a miracle compared to how he was even just a month ago.

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It sounds as if you’re making great strides together, Flis. I have no advice as far as the bosrdgamjbg is concerned, but I just wanted to give a nod and a little hug to an amazing mum xx

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It sounds as if you’re making great strides together, Flis. I have no advice as far as the bosrdgamjbg is concerned, but I just wanted to give a nod and a little hug to an amazing mum xx


Thanks, Meems :) There's not much that makes you feel like a worse mum than seeing your kids go through stuff and not being able to stop it, really feels like you've failed them. And then on their bad days, when you're the one trying to get him to go somewhere or speak to someone or take medication, you get the brunt of their upset. But it's rewarding seeing them get a little better all the time, I'll be so relieved when he's taking part in life properly again but boardgaming will do us for now!

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After one heck of a dry spell I returned to form at the Ticket to Ride table tonight, thrashing my friends in a perfectly sportsmanlike way on the deviously bitchy India map despite their many efforts to block me as I headed south-east from Peshawar to Calcutta.

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I bought Fog of Love to play on Valentine's day. Presents for myself FTW!

Lucky Mrs Grim...

It looks legit good: https://www.boardgamequest.com/fog-of-love-review/

I'll have to get me some of that aftershave, though.

I bought this for Russell’s birthday (the board game, not the aftershave), and its really heavy (physically, not, er, emotionally... well, it might be! I wouldn’t know as he’s spent the day being sick once every hour).

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Really looking forward to playing it once this house is no longer plague house


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Haha! I gave him his gifts before posting here!!

But yrahX, I am totes rubbish at buying gifts. I’m kind of banking on you being less ribbishbat buying gifts Grom... so that I can piggy back of F.C. your success.

Also, I’m posting at 3:10am, go me! (I’m so, so ill).

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They’re shaky as anything, so that’s true enough.

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 Post subject: Re: Boardgame Thread: Let's organise a beexordgame night.
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My nephew is having her 8th birthday soon. Since she likes Cluedo and Monopoly, I'm thinking about gifting her a boardgame that's actually fun and doesn't make our life miserable every time we play monopoly to make her happy.

Any recommendations?


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King of Tokyo is perfect for younguns. It's like Yahtzee, but with giant monsters. It's really colourful and the rules are dead simple (even more so if you ditch the card system and spend the power cubes on other things, like an extra reroll or another die).

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If she really likes Cluedo, then try Super Cluedo:
https://www.amazon.co.uk/Super-Cluedo-C ... B001AI9BQA
You chase around the board looking for clues under garden ornaments and things, and they let you eliminate statements on a wipe-clean pad. Eventually you get to reveal little corners that are colour and number coded on the murderer, weapon and location cards and try to deduce which cards are hidden in the envelopes as a result.

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Thanks for the recommendations.

How is the language dependency on King of Tokyo? Although i've seen the game many times on stores i'm not so sure it has been translated. The theme might also not be the most enticing for her, but i hope that at 8 years old she's over princesses and unicorns. Or maybe not.


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If you don't use the cards, the language hardly matters at all.

What matters is saying the monster names like a boxing announcer would.

"Mmmmmmmmmm-ECHA DRAGON!"

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If you don't use the cards, the language hardly matters at all.

What matters is saying the monster names like a boxing announcer would.

"Mmmmmmmmmm-ECHA DRAGON!"


They could rebrand it as a wrestling game. Just mix that with alcohol and everyone wearing appropriate clothing and it could be the best boardgame around.


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Luchdor! has you covered.

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

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That's just...... :luv: :luv: :luv: :luv: :luv:


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RuySan wrote:
My nephew is having her 8th birthday soon. Since she likes Cluedo and Monopoly, I'm thinking about gifting her a boardgame that's actually fun and doesn't make our life miserable every time we play monopoly to make her happy.

Any recommendations?

I really like Takeneko. It’s easy to understand, is not language dependant, has a cute panda and all other good stuff

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My nephew is having her 8th birthday soon. Since she likes Cluedo and Monopoly, I'm thinking about gifting her a boardgame that's actually fun and doesn't make our life miserable every time we play monopoly to make her happy.

Any recommendations?

I really like Takeneko. It’s easy to understand, is not language dependant, has a cute panda and all other good stuff


Googles.....

:o :o :o :o My nephew can wait. I want this for me


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It’s a great game. Perfectly works for both adults and kids. A bit of strategy, but not so much that kids will struggle, and the board and pieces are really cute. Easy enough to learn that it’s easy enough to have a quick run over of the rules and get a game going with visitors.

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By the way, this isn’t important at all, but in English ‘nephew’ specifically refers to the male children of your sibling, whereas I *think* you’re talking about a girl, which would instead be your niece. Not at all important but a strange quirk of language :)

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Mimi, we should play Takenoko tonight :D

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Mimi wrote:
By the way, this isn’t important at all, but in English ‘nephew’ specifically refers to the male children of your sibling, whereas I *think* you’re talking about a girl, which would instead be your niece. Not at all important but a strange quirk of language :)


Yes, thanks! :DD I knew something was off about that sentence.


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I really like Takeneko. It’s easy to understand, is not language dependant, has a cute panda and all other good stuff

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Rhino Hero is ace. You build a Tower of Cards
Knock it over and you lose. Use all your cards up, you win. Some cards mean next player has to place RHINO HERO on them. Which might make it wobble.


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