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Board Games: The Thread (Come say hi!)

Posted: Fri Nov 15, 2013 7:09 pm
by Erik_Twice
According to my Arkham Horror review, there are more board gamers in this forum than I originally thought! And I love board games so let's talk about them! What are you playing lately?

I'm a huge Android: Netrunner fan, I think it's one of the best games ever made by a wide, wide margin so I play it as often as I can. There's a tournament this Sunday and I think I'm going to play my best decks to try to win one of those playmats. Chances are I'll be tempted to play something strange so who knows what I'll take in the end.

I like big, nasty board games so perhaps it isn't a surprise that I just bought 1825 Unit 2. It's far simpler than the average 18XX title but it's really fun. Companies rise and crash all the time and you really feel like the driving force between the Railwaymania of the 1850s, playing the stock market and rushing so your companies get at the center of the board when you need them to.

What about you? What are you looking into? :)

Re: Board Games: The Revenge of Meeple Man

Posted: Fri Nov 15, 2013 11:04 pm
by Ack
Lately my girlfriend has expressed an interest in picking up Twilight Struggle, since it's something she and I can play together. Any thoughts on that?

And as for my favorite board game...

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Re: Board Games: The Revenge of Meeple Man

Posted: Sat Nov 16, 2013 6:20 am
by Erik_Twice
I still haven't played Dune and you have no idea how much I want to play that game. I simply can't get six players to play it, though I'm told it works fine with five so I could try to build myself a copy someday because I manage to play The Republic of Rome often with just five players.

I have never played Twilight Struggle and I just had a Twitter conversation about how little I know about it. I'm told it takes three to four hours but isn't overly complex (6-8 pages of rules), it's apparently much easier than other "card-driven wargames" and isn't really a "card-driven wargame" in practise but that's all I know.

Copies surface around here at extremely low prices (10-20€) so I might get one if I can get my dad to play with me.

Re: Board Games: The Revenge of Meeple Man

Posted: Sat Nov 16, 2013 12:26 pm
by Ack
Go ahead and build and play Dune, Norris. The spice must flow! I got lucky in grad school when a friend's husband rescued a complete copy that he saw in a dumpster (seriously. I cringe when I think about it). We played Dune quite a few times, and I loved it. I even managed to win with the Bene Gesserit bullshit prediction, and they became my favorite faction very quickly, though each group has its strengths and weaknesses. I cannot recommend Avalon Hill's Dune enough.

Re: Board Games: The Thread (Come say hi!)

Posted: Sat Nov 16, 2013 3:19 pm
by Erik_Twice
The problem I have right now is that I don't really have a game group anymore. I used to game with some highschool friends but we drifted apart and now regular board gaming isn't as regular as it used to be.

Right now I only have one guy I can reliably game with, two with a bit of effort so it's not like the good ol' times when I played Steam: Rails to Riches three times a day. Playing Dune seems unlikely under those circumstances.

It sucks when this happens. I bought stuff to play Vampire and prepared a campaign and now everything is collecting dust. :/

Re: Board Games: The Thread (Come say hi!)

Posted: Sat Nov 16, 2013 5:43 pm
by marurun
This is what happens when folks get older. Gaming starts to suck. I have a gaming group I see about once a month, but we tend to have to stick to the more casual stuff to appeal to everyone.

Re: Board Games: The Thread (Come say hi!)

Posted: Sat Nov 16, 2013 6:02 pm
by Erik_Twice
marurun wrote:This is what happens when folks get older. Gaming starts to suck. I have a gaming group I see about once a month, but we tend to have to stick to the more casual stuff to appeal to everyone.

I'm still 23, in fact being far younger than the average boardgamer is the reason why I haven't joined any board game club :lol:

Re: Board Games: The Thread (Come say hi!)

Posted: Sat Nov 16, 2013 6:34 pm
by Jmustang1968
Talisman may be my favorite. Been playing since I was a kid.

Re: Board Games: The Thread (Come say hi!)

Posted: Sat Nov 16, 2013 7:50 pm
by Hobie-wan
Jmustang1968 wrote:Talisman may be my favorite. Been playing since I was a kid.


Which we need to play again soon once we're both done being sick.

Re: Board Games: The Thread (Come say hi!)

Posted: Sat Nov 16, 2013 8:53 pm
by chupon
My family loves playing board games on vacation. As soon as I get m kids to sleep a new game comes out. I remember the first time I pulled the Catan games out we started playing at 8pm. Five hours later we had to quite. We were seven games in. Back to back.

Some recent fun games ive been lucky enough to play.

Robo Rally
Shadows over Camelot
Puerto Rico

I've been sitting on a sealed Arkum Horror for 5 fucking years! From what I understand I need someone to teach me how to play and need four to five other people. I heard the oversized instruction book is 45+ pages.

Someday?