Board Games

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

  1. PoxBot

    PoxBot The King of Potatoes

    Played Flick 'em Up, Timebomb, Lords of Waterdeep, Timeline Challenge and Pandemic: Reign of Cthulu yesterday. Less than 30 to go on my to-do list.
     
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  2. PoxBot

    PoxBot The King of Potatoes

    360–480 minutes play time? I don't have anyone willing to try a game that long atm. My "long game" group already has Gloomhaven and Twilight Imperium IV on queue.
     
  3. Fentum

    Fentum I need me some PIE!

    Try 8-12 hours for a proper game of Advanced Civ. it’s the daddy.
     
  4. PoxBot

    PoxBot The King of Potatoes

    Well, that range was what was up on on BGG. Is 8-12 the 18 player version?
     
  5. Fentum

    Fentum I need me some PIE!

    8-12 for six players. It’s a full weekend game. Drinking, chatting, playing
     
  6. soulmilk

    soulmilk I need me some PIE!

    Played some Board Games with my little sister and her boyfriend earlier this week.
    We first played Karmaka. It was the first time for all of us to play it. (Including me)
    Both my little sister and her boyfriend said they had tons of fun with it.
    My little sister won, but it was a close game. (She lucked out by basically only drawing blue cards during her last life.)
    I love the karma aspect of the game, where if you do something bad against another played, it might (and likely will) come back and bite you in a different life.
    I highly recommend this game.

    Then we played Skip-Bo again.
    Not the biggest fan of this game myself and neither is my little sister's boyfriend, however my little sister adore it.
    My little sister luck combo'ed off and easily won, like every other time we have played it.
    The game is 95% luck and 5% skill. I don't recommend it unless you are playing with young and/or older family.

    Then we played Settlers of Catan.
    It's been gathering dust ever since I bought it around half a year ago, this would be my first time playing it.
    My little sister had long said she disliked this game from watching others play it.
    When my little sister's boyfriend learned I have never played it, he guilt trip convinced my little sister to play it.
    To everyone's surprise, my little sister loved it!
    Everyone was going with their own different strategies, my little sister's boyfriend got in a big early lead, so we stopped trading with him, making it hard for him to get the last 2 points he needed.
    Then my little sister suddenly started getting points after points and ended up winning.
    There are so many choices, different strategies, negotiations, good kind of luck that there were never dull moments.
    I highly recommend this great game, though I don't think you need me to tell you that.

    I also learned that my little sister might secretly be a mastermind at board games, as she won every single one we played.
     
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  7. PurpleTop

    PurpleTop I need me some PIE!

    You guys need to play Ascension
     
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  8. soulmilk

    soulmilk I need me some PIE!

    Played it on the app maybe a slightly itsy bitsy tiny minuscule bit WAY TOO MUCH!
     
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  9. Sokolov

    Sokolov The One True Cactuar Octopi

    I play Ascension! Let's get connected :D
     
  10. Alakhami

    Alakhami I need me some PIE!

    Played a Lovecraftian board game for the first time. Didn't expect it to be so much fun! We spent all night trying to prevent Azathoth from destroying us. I think it was called Arkham: Call of Ctulhu (a friend brought it.) What other games would guys suggest to play to get into all this stuff? cause this is definitely something that I would enjoy for some time.
     
  11. Fentum

    Fentum I need me some PIE!

    Arkham Horror
    Eldritch Horror
    Mansions of Madness 2
    Call of Cthulu
     
  12. Alakhami

    Alakhami I need me some PIE!

    It doesn't necessarily have to be Lovecraftian, just with the same RPG feeling.
     
  13. PoxBot

    PoxBot The King of Potatoes

    Was the aspect you liked the campaign/cooperative decision making thing or was it the struggle against the game itself? If you could be more specific about what you liked, it would be easier to suggest games to satisfy your desired experience.
     
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  14. Fentum

    Fentum I need me some PIE!

    Runebound 2
    Shadows of malice
    Dungeon degenerates
    Gloomhaven
    Descent 2
    Galaxy defenders
     
  15. Alakhami

    Alakhami I need me some PIE!

    it was more the whole way it was arranged. cooperative elements were definitely fun but I liked mostly how you could build your character and acculumate different stuff like equips, spells etc. and the way that you used stats too. basically, as long I can pick from a wide array of characters and build him up over the game, it should be cool for me.
     
  16. Fentum

    Fentum I need me some PIE!

    Try any of the games I listed.

    Particularly Runebound for a grand scale adventure and Gloomhaven for a tactical fight in a dungeon.

    Shadows of Malice is also a grand adventure but hard to find.

    Dungeon Degenerates also good but with a marmite aesthetic.
     
  17. MaruXV

    MaruXV Corgi Lord of FW

    betrayal at the house on the hill is a good one Gutsa, for the lovecraftian feeling.
     
  18. Sokolov

    Sokolov The One True Cactuar Octopi

    I really dislike the parts it comes with. Or at least the version I have. You basically have to use an app instead because the markers don't stay and get knocked off super easily.

    Game itself is fun though :)
     
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  19. darklord48

    darklord48 Forum Royalty

    My main issue with Betrayal at House on the Hill is that all my room cards warped. It's hard to keep the pieces on the rooms when each card is an arch.
     
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  20. Sokolov

    Sokolov The One True Cactuar Octopi

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    Ended with 23 constructs :D

    (Also, add me, people!)
     
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