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PostPosted: Mon Apr 20, 2020 10:06 
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PostPosted: Mon Apr 20, 2020 10:18 
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https://print-and-play.asmodee.fun/ print and play games Dixit, dobble and some others


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PostPosted: Tue May 19, 2020 11:41 
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Has anyone played Detective: A Modern Crime boardgame? It’s fantastic. You play as detectives solving a case with a very involved story told through the medium of cards with decision points that take you to new cards or info, an online database where you can look up evidence or case files you encounter, and by creating mind maps to link all of the evidence you find.

I played the first case ages ago and really enjoyed it but it takes a few hours to complete a case and we wanted to play the second one with the same group so it never ended up happening again. In lockdown I thought it might be a game that could work on zoom so bought an expansion; LA Crimes. It’s set in the 80s. We’ve been playing with three households over zoom with only my house having the game and it’s working fantastically well. Finishing case three tonight then we have one free case left before the next expansion comes out in June. If you’re looking for a game to play with friends remotely, I really recommend it and happy to share few tips on how to make it work super easily over zoom.


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PostPosted: Fri May 22, 2020 11:51 
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New boardgame arrived today! I preordered it a while ago and have been seeing increasing levels of praise for it so excited for it to finally arrive. Apparently they’ve released rules and material to make it work over zoom when only one house a game copy so might give that a look if any of my friends have the appetite for it.

The game is Forgotten Waters and it’s another Crossroads game from Plaid Hat, using that same Crossroads mechanic that they introduced in Dead of Winter but this time in a pirate theme and using a map book similar to the type found in Stuffed Fables or Near and Far.

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 Post subject: Re: Boardgame Thread: Let's organise a beexordgame night.
PostPosted: Mon Jun 29, 2020 10:30 
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Sherlock Holmes Consulting Detective completed over the weekend, we did cases 9 and 10. Immediately ordered the 2 expansions, so another 20 cases to do!

It's a really nice game, and perfect for 2 people. Lots of headscratching and you can very much "play it how you want", it's more of a detctive roleplaying/mystery rather than a boardgame as such.

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 Post subject: Re: Boardgame Thread: Let's organise a beexordgame night.
PostPosted: Mon Jun 29, 2020 10:45 
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Sherlock Holmes Consulting Detective completed over the weekend, we did cases 9 and 10. Immediately ordered the 2 expansions, so another 20 cases to do!

It's a really nice game, and perfect for 2 people. Lots of headscratching and you can very much "play it how you want", it's more of a detctive roleplaying/mystery rather than a boardgame as such.

Two thumbs up!

We've played about three cases from this but we haven't played it now for ages.

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 Post subject: Re: Boardgame Thread: Let's organise a beexordgame night.
PostPosted: Sat Jul 11, 2020 23:22 
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Two cases into the first expansion for Sherlock Holmes, the first four cases deal with Jack the ripper, which is clever and interesting due to the subject matter and how it weaves real history into the game.
Unfortunately, it makes for a poor game though. Whereas the normal cases have a solution and a couple of "sidequests" (for want of a better term) that you have to answer questions on at the end to score points, the jack the ripper cases have the same questions at the end, but with no case to solve as such. We can be 2 hours and 15 leads in and still have no idea if we are done or not, as there is no way of even guessing what the questions will be!

It goes back to normal from case 5 onward, with fictional murders or thefts or whatever to solve, so hopefully those are back to the quality level of the main game.
We'll most likely finish off the jack the ripper cases first though, as we are halfway through them and the subject matter is interesting at least, but it's a bit of a disappointment after how good the main game was. I can see what they were trying to do, but it just doesn't work very well.


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SUSD review Go. Quinns' enthusiasm for the subject and his description of the agonies he's faced trying to understand it make it compelling viewing. I'm almost tempted to look into online/Switch tutorial systems as it's always been (along with Bridge) a game I've wanted to learn but as with all hobbies it's a question of how much time I'm prepared to sink into it.


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https://www.board-game.co.uk/product/pa ... ason-zero/

New Pandemic Legacy is out next month, and reviews seem to be very good.
It's £70 though...


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https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/se ... e-the-hero

Personally I thought The 7th Continent was crap, but it's impossible to buy the kickstarter edition anymore and it's worth a fair amount on ebay. So if you wanted to try 7th Citadel out, I expect you'd get your money back if you didn't like it. Other people rave about the game.


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Past me backed a few games on Kickstarter a while back. They are now starting to arrive and most likely will remain on my floor in their shrink-wrap for a good few months at least. Future me will, I'm sure, appreciate Past me's enthusiasm for the platform.


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Pandemic Legacy season zero has just dropped down to £60 on Zatu games today.


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So Joans bought me Forbidden Sky for Christmas. We've just had our first run though (it's pretty tricky) and he pulled his first character card and sat there giggling.


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Forbidden sky is pretty good, build a rocket launch pad, then get an electrical current to it to get a pretty pleasing whoosh noise and flashing red lights when you make it.


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Digital boardgame "board". Looks rather natty.


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I thought that, but then I assumed they meant ‘unique for a tablet’ which is what it *definitely* isn’t.

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PostPosted: Tue May 25, 2021 23:12 
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How good does this Kickstarter look! Trying to convince myself I don’t need to drop £200 on a game to play with my kids when they won’t be old enough for another few years at least :nerd:

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PostPosted: Tue May 25, 2021 23:28 
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Amazing! But tough. Also almost impossible to back the lower level - the fear of what you'd miss out on!


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Amazing! But tough. Also almost impossible to back the lower level - the fear of what you'd miss out on!

Exactly. If you back at the lowest level you miss out on that second pack, and if you’re backing for the second pack it would be nice to jump to the next level and get the other game that ships two weeks after the Kickstarter ends. All of this ignores the fact that I have no time to play them and no one to play them with. Why am I like this! Must resist!


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Back in July I watched an SU&SD review of Dream Crush, a fantasy dating game. Not a genre I'm familiar with, but the way it was described meant it quickly became something that sounds like the kind of thing I like.

After ages spent hunting, I've finally obtained a copy. The idea is that you and your friends go on dates with three lovely people, discovering more about them as the game progresses. At the end of each round, you have to guess who your friends have the biggest crush on. Guess correctly, and you get points.

Anything that creates some minor roleplay and some discoveries about people I thought I knew well is always going to be a hit, and I'm looking forward to trying this out.

And yes, we're totally playing this at Cottage.


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If you like the roleplaying aspect of board games, make sure to sit down with me and play Sherriff of Nottingham!

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Love that game. Not played it for ages!


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Has anyone played WINGSPAN?

Some friends of mine are big fans of it, and was wondering if anyone else had it or had played it? It's about birds.

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Has anyone played WINGSPAN?

Some friends of mine are big fans of it, and was wondering if anyone else had it or had played it? It's about birds.


Don't own it but I've played it a couple of times at the board game group. It's really, really beautifully made, and the mechanisms allow for some fantastic egg-laying engines.


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Oh @theVision : https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/cm ... or-eternia

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That's nice looking... $110 is a little more than I'd be willing to spend though, especially when the only time I'd probably play it is at the Cottage.


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Oh, also you can't get it in Europe, which is perhaps a bigger problem.

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