Board Games

Discussion in 'Off-Topic' started by PoxBot, Mar 13, 2018.

  1. PoxBot

    PoxBot Devotee of the Blood Owl

    Been playing more and more board games since late 2017. Joined a couple local groups until I found a cool one that gathers every Thursday and has some weekend marathons every now and then. Don't know why I never tried something like this before. I had tried stuff like Lords of Waterdeep, Descent, Dominion and Settlers of Catan before but it's been a fresh experience with anywhere from 1-5 new games every week.

    What has been your experience with board games so far?

    PD @Dagda I even tried this Werewolf game which I heard was inspired on that Mafia thing you forum inactives played all the time.
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  2. Markoth

    Markoth Lord Inquisitor

    Settlers is my game. Pretty much every family gathering on both my side of the family as well as with the in-laws eventually culminates in some sort of "Hey lets try to beat Markoth at Settlers". They have all gotten rather good but I still hold about an 80% w/l against them.
  3. darklord48

    darklord48 Forum Royalty

    I have Lords of Waterdeep and Betrayal at House on the Hill. My favorite though is Kingdom Death: Monster. I don't own it, but I've been playing it with friends.
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    MEATMAN Forum Royalty

    is there a way to play any decent board games online somewhere?
  5. Sokolov

    Sokolov The One True Cactuar Desert Owl Games

  6. Sokolov

    Sokolov The One True Cactuar Desert Owl Games

    In general, I'd recommend:
    • Suburbia
    • Tokaido
    • Race for the Galaxy
    I also love Innovation but that's a tough one to recommend because it's such a mess sometimes and you really need someone who has lots of experiences to walk you through what's happening.
  7. Dagda

    Dagda Forum Royalty

    you can use r20 for any tabletop but not necessarily board'd games. a couple years ago now we had a r20 DnD group that had a r20 mordheim group offshoot
  8. darklord48

    darklord48 Forum Royalty

    Tabletop Simulator has a lot of games on it as well. Since I can't meet in person with some of my friends as we've moved across country, we play games on it occasionally.
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  9. PoxBot

    PoxBot Devotee of the Blood Owl

    You try any of the expansions or new versions yet? Seems both our boxes are old enough that the game was still called Settlers of Catan whereas the newer versions are just Catan.
  10. PoxBot

    PoxBot Devotee of the Blood Owl

    I'll take recommendations like these.

    That's what I have now and the list has been growing every month.
  11. Markoth

    Markoth Lord Inquisitor

    We typically play just the base game or with the 5-6 person expac. My family has the seafarers and the knights expac. The Seafarers one is really good. The knights are kinda complicated. Never tried any of the others.
  12. Sokolov

    Sokolov The One True Cactuar Desert Owl Games

    I really enjoy Thru the Ages, but it takes so damn long in real life. Playing it on boardgamearena is way better.
  13. Sokolov

    Sokolov The One True Cactuar Desert Owl Games

    The thing I like about boardgamearena is that it auto does all the tedious stuff like set up, math, etc. Does tabletop simulator have functionality like that yet?
  14. PoxBot

    PoxBot Devotee of the Blood Owl

    The old one or A New Story?
  15. Sokolov

    Sokolov The One True Cactuar Desert Owl Games

  16. PoxBot

    PoxBot Devotee of the Blood Owl

  17. Geressen

    Geressen Forum Royalty

    I played rebels for a change
    many bothans died

    started out with 6 small ships, a flotila and 3 squadrons.
    ...only the flotila and squadrons made it through to the end.
    I blame my admiral dying when a critical hit made his ship lose all it's shields while inside the firing arc of the victory class star destroyer.
    Last edited: Mar 14, 2018
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  18. darklord48

    darklord48 Forum Royalty

    If you look you can find scripted versions of some games Kingdom Death has a scripted version that makes it easier to play than the real thing.
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  19. Fentum

    Fentum I need me some PIE!

    @PoxBot I am mostly an old school gamer. A few picks from me would be...

    GLOOMHAVEN... very elegant dungeon crawl
    MAGE WARS... it's the closest thing to Pox Nora in a boardgame.
    ADVANCED CIVILISATION... old school 1980s original civ builder. Fantastic group game that takes 12+ hours
  20. soulmilk

    soulmilk I need me some PIE!

    Kingdom Death: Monster is Amazing! Been playing it on Tabletop Simulator and hoping to obtain it in real life.

    I am pretty new to board games myself. Just bought a bunch less than a month ago to play with family for easter. (Catan, Splendor, Hanabi, Mykerinos and Casa Grande.)

    I am a huge fan of Miniature Board Games. I have backed on kickstarter Rum & Bones: Second Tide, Dark Souls, Massive Darkness, Mythic Battles: Pantheon, Epic, Star Realms, Hero Realms, Karmaka and I am waiting for A Song of Fire and Ice, The Edge: Dawnfall, Shadows of Brimstone: Forbidden Fortress and Sorcerer to be delivered.
    I may have a spending problem when it comes to kickstarter. I will likely not be able to resist to back the new Batman board game.

    I have also made a postcard board game that should be coming out on kickstarter later this year.

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