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  • RyanDS 26 Dec 2012 09:50:46 9,352 posts
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    darkmorgado wrote:
    If I get Arkham Horror and 2 expanaions, what expansions should Get first? Heard good stuff about dunwich.

    Also: what other 1p friendly boardngames are there?
    Get one big box and one small one.  Two big boxes at once I find far too annoying.

    Good one player games are normally anything cooperative. So pandemic, forbidden island, lord of the rings card game are Al ones I enjoy.

    Edited by RyanDS at 09:52:13 26-12-2012
  • stephenb 26 Dec 2012 20:15:05 2,738 posts
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    Anyone played Risk legacy in this thread and is it as good as everyone seems to say? Quite fancy picking it up as three of my mates would be available for the fifteen games.

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  • brokenkey 26 Dec 2012 20:17:57 7,028 posts
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    Santa brought us Forbidden Island, Carcassonne:The Castle and Diavolo. All very good.

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  • spamdangled 26 Dec 2012 20:57:21 27,355 posts
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    stephenb wrote:
    Anyone played Risk legacy in this thread and is it as good as everyone seems to say? Quite fancy picking it up as three of my mates would be available for the fifteen games.
    I'm also wondering this, I find myself really wanting it after the Gillen article.

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  • RichieTenenbaum 26 Dec 2012 21:05:56 2,207 posts
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    Santa brought me Pandemic. Played a few games. Really enjoyed it. Completely difference experience to most games.

    Also got Thurn and Taxis. Good, but I think the person I was playing with enjoyed it less. Thought it was a little dry.

    Been playing a lot of 221B Baker St recently. It's an old game. Bit roll and move but enjoyable in a strange role playing way.
  • spamdangled 26 Dec 2012 21:08:14 27,355 posts
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    I had Baker Street when I was a kid, brilliant game. I always wanted more cases for it though.

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  • spamdangled 26 Dec 2012 22:14:06 27,355 posts
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    What's the Netrunner card game like that? Might pick that up alongside Arkham Horror tomorrow.

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  • spamdangled 27 Dec 2012 05:56:49 27,355 posts
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    Tonight I have been thinking of how to combine my love of cookery with my love of card games.

    So far I have come up with this:

    [u]Cuisine! - a competitive card game based on cookery that is also a cookbook[/u]



    Base game contents:


    100 recipe goal cards

    60 Ingredient - herb and spice cards (4x 15 card replica decks)

    60 Ingredient - vegetable cards (4x 15 card replica decks)

    60 Ingredient - meat cards (4x 15 card replica decks)

    60 Ingredient - condiment cards (4x 15 card replica decks)

    60 Ingredient - grain cards (4x 15 card replica decks)

    40 Equipment cards (4x 10 card replica decks)

    60 Interference - Ability Cards (4x 15 card replica decks)

    40 Interference - Counter cards (4x 10 card replica decks)

    20 Rule cards

    A game board/mat to place decks on and provide clear fields for played cards, discard piles, draw piles and decks to be placed on.


    Rules


    Game prep and starting state

    At the beginning of the game, all card decks utilising replica decks are combined depending on the amount of players (2 players means you combine 2 decks of interference - ability cards, 3 players you mean you combine 3 for example).
    Interference - Ability and Interference - Ability decks are then combined, and all the decks are shuffled before being placed in their spaces on the play board.
    Each player draws 3 recipe cards and chooses which one to put into play. They then place that card in their Goal field. The remaining 2 cards are then placed in their discard pile.

    Players then draw a hand of 7 cards amongst the various play decks. They can draw cards in any combination of numbers as long as they include cards from 3 different decks (5 herbs and spices, 1 meat and 1 veg is fine. Six vegetables and one equipment card is not).

    Turn order progresses clockwise, starting from the player that has the highest point score on their chosen Recipe card.

    Play structure


    Turn phases


    Start phase: At the start of a player's turn, if they have a Rule card in their hand they can discard two cards from their hand and instantly play the first card on top of the rule deck, or discard three and choose to draw a rule card and decide to implement it or not). Rule cards can introduce new game mechanics and win conditions such as limiting or expanding the draw phases of a player's turn, making a recipe card's points total a victory condition, banning certain cuisine or ingredients from play, among others.

    Draw phase: Players then draw a card (or cards, according to rules in play). They can then play one card before ending their turn.

    Ingredient and equipment cards are placed in the Recipe field.

    Alternatively, they can play an Interference - Ability card. This can give players advantages over each other by forcing rival players to discard cards, swap hands or discard/change their in-play or in-hand ingredient, equipment or goal cards.

    After they have drawn and played cards according to the rules in play, their turn then ends and passes to the next player.

    On another player's turn

    If a player plays an Interference - Ability card, players may be able to counter its effects if they have an Interference - Counter card in their possession. In order to play a counter card, follow the activation conditions listed in the card text. This can be anything from discarding a card from your hand to having a minimum amount of Permanents in play.




    The game is designed to be expansion friendly to both additional game mechanics and new ingredient, equipment, goal and interference cards. Expansions would be themed around different types of cuisine (i.e Mamma Mia would be based around Italian cuisine, Hot Cuisine would be based around spicy food, etc). Major expansions could include additional decks such as Method cards that can be paired with equipment (such as grinding pepper, or using an oven to grill, bake or roast) which can change the play mechanics.

    It is also ddesigned to be variant-friendly - for example, tokens could be used to denote ingredient measurements and multiple base games can then be combined, recipes cards have categories which can be used for 3 course meal (players must make a starter, main and dessert to win), recipe variants (i.e, seafood recipes only) or Cuisine variants (Italian only). In addition, a point system could be used for a variant, granting each recipe a point score on successful completion followed by a player returning all their hand, played and discarded cards to the relevant decks and shuffling them before resetting themselves to start of game status. Or, of course, people could do best of three, first to five, or first to a total over successive games (or even to deduct points for unused played ingredients in a recipe or hand at the end of the game). Every recipe card has an optional point value on the card to allow for gameplay flexibility.

    All recipe cards would be based on genuine recipes and methods which can be applied to real-life cooking outside of the game. This can be used in possible digital translations, where every game won adds the recipe you completed to an in-app cookbook
    It borrows some elements from Fluxx such as evolving rules.

    I sort of want to think of a way to use the discard pile in a game mechanic before starting work on a prototype set, but not sure how. Any ideas?

    All constructive feedback is greatly appreciated.

    Edited by darkmorgado at 08:00:40 27-12-2012

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  • X201 27 Dec 2012 07:30:35 15,363 posts
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    Is it wrong that I bought Kill Doctor Lucky as a present for someone, and kept it for myself?
  • spamdangled 27 Dec 2012 08:03:39 27,355 posts
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    X201 wrote:
    Is it wrong that I bought Kill Doctor Lucky as a present for someone, and kept it for myself?
    Based on my searching and quick reading a few reviews? No.

    Fuck the relative/friend/partner it was bought for. It looks amazing and you will probably appreciate it a lot more than they ever will.

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  • LeoliansBro 27 Dec 2012 11:05:00 44,160 posts
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    So, lots of gaming over the Christmas hols. In no particular order:

    Catan 5/6 player expansion. Really different to the 4 player in a number of ways. Firstly, an extra resource tile means availability is averaged out, and so it's now very unlikely that a single resource will be scarce, and very difficult to corner the market accordingly. That said, with more people comes the possibility that one player can be crushed by the weight of opposition, and so individually players are a lot more vulnerable to being locked out of the game. Very good though, feels like a more mature realising of the island, a Heath Ledger to the 4 player version's Jack Nicholson.

    Warhammer Invasion. Nifty little Living Card Game based around defending your capital (aren't they all). Very good flavour, plays out in half an hour average, totally finje as a game out of the box without needing to spend £trillions on booster packs, and all in all a happy little palate cleanser of a game.

    Lords of Waterdeep. Lovely, malicious, conniving resource allocation game. Still suffers from the 'everyone playing their own solo game in parallel' problem you get with these sorts of games and Intrigue cards (the only real interaction) are overexpensive with less than four players and it is quite a basic ruleset, but it builds well, caters for multiple strategies and is done in an hour, no problem.

    Space Hulk. Still as brilliant as the original, still hard as NAILS for the Space Marines. There's a reason this is so expensive on ebay, it's the XCOM to Space Hulk's UFO, and the models are GORGEOUS.

    LB, you really are a massive geek.

  • repairmanjack 27 Dec 2012 11:23:03 6,042 posts
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    The San Juan app just sold me the boxed version! Brilliant game.

    (Now about to unwrap Race for the Galaxy and Puerto Rico... Hmm. Might be time to calm down with the cardboard.)
  • spamdangled 27 Dec 2012 11:34:26 27,355 posts
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    Grabbed Net Runner and Level 7 from the local board game store.

    Level 7 looks particularly awesome.

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  • L_Franko Moderator 27 Dec 2012 11:44:15 9,694 posts
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    LeoliansBro wrote:

    Warhammer Invasion. Nifty little Living Card Game based around defending your capital (aren't they all). Very good flavour, plays out in half an hour average, totally finje as a game out of the box without needing to spend £trillions on booster packs, and all in all a happy little palate cleanser of a game.


    I bought this last year and after getting it in the post, unpacking everything and learning how to play it I realised that there is no one to give me a game. My flatmate used to be into board games and GW but now he seems to have lost interest all together.
    I think he is still secretly interested in it (mostly because he swipes my Horus Heresy and Ultramarines books from me when ever I get new ones in) but doesn't want to let his girlfriend see his geek side so fights the urge.
  • Rusty_M 27 Dec 2012 12:24:14 4,676 posts
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    darkmorgado wrote:
    stephenb wrote:
    Anyone played Risk legacy in this thread and is it as good as everyone seems to say? Quite fancy picking it up as three of my mates would be available for the fifteen games.
    I'm also wondering this, I find myself really wanting it after the Gillen article.
    I'm in the same boat. I wonder if all 15 games need to be played by the same 3-5 people.

    It's a bit pricey too.

    The world is going mad. Me? I'm doing fine.

  • EMarkM 27 Dec 2012 12:27:01 3,173 posts
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    @L_Franko I have a foolproof solution for you.

    Choose an evening when he's not around, and invite her over for a game of Twister.

    Can't fail, I assure you!
  • repairmanjack 27 Dec 2012 12:28:44 6,042 posts
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    darkmorgado wrote:
    Grabbed Net Runner and Level 7 from the local board game store.

    Level 7 looks particularly awesome.
    Level 7 got mauled on BGG, but I really like it. The rules are an obtuse bastard though. Netrunner is fantastic; so nuanced.

    Twilight Struggle appears to be stranded with Royal Mail, but I have a shiny new Eclipse to keep me company.

    My pal is jonesing for more Lords of Waterdeep, too.
  • spamdangled 27 Dec 2012 12:31:36 27,355 posts
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    If I had a reliable, solid group of boardgame friends I would have bought Twilight Imperium and many others a long time ago.

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  • andytheadequate 27 Dec 2012 12:36:51 8,166 posts
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    LeoliansBro wrote:
    So, lots of gaming over the Christmas hols. In no particular order:

    Catan 5/6 player expansion. Really different to the 4 player in a number of ways. Firstly, an extra resource tile means availability is averaged out, and so it's now very unlikely that a single resource will be scarce, and very difficult to corner the market accordingly. That said, with more people comes the possibility that one player can be crushed by the weight of opposition, and so individually players are a lot more vulnerable to being locked out of the game. Very good though, feels like a more mature realising of the island, a Heath Ledger to the 4 player version's Jack Nicholson.

    Although Catan 6 player is still good, I found it to be too slow. The wait between your turns can last an awful long time, especially if you have nothing you want to/can trade.

    Playing Ticket to Ride or Carcasonne, for example, is a much quicker experience.
  • repairmanjack 27 Dec 2012 12:39:30 6,042 posts
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    Anyone tried "Through the Ages"? It looks like a spreadsheet but I've heard it's amazing (with the right people). Any fans?
  • spamdangled 27 Dec 2012 12:52:10 27,355 posts
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    repairmanjack wrote:
    darkmorgado wrote:
    Grabbed Net Runner and Level 7 from the local board game store.

    Level 7 looks particularly awesome.
    Level 7 got mauled on BGG, but I really like it. The rules are an obtuse bastard though. Netrunner is fantastic; so nuanced.

    Twilight Struggle appears to be stranded with Royal Mail, but I have a shiny new Eclipse to keep me company.

    My pal is jonesing for more Lords of Waterdeep, too.
    Cheers for the advance warning on Level 7! Is the BGG response generally indicative of what most people think, or a minority? I often find some of the stuff they love to be horrible and vice versa, frequently enough to approach their views with caution.

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  • LeoliansBro 27 Dec 2012 13:10:25 44,160 posts
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    andytheadequate wrote:
    LeoliansBro wrote:
    So, lots of gaming over the Christmas hols. In no particular order:

    Catan 5/6 player expansion. Really different to the 4 player in a number of ways. Firstly, an extra resource tile means availability is averaged out, and so it's now very unlikely that a single resource will be scarce, and very difficult to corner the market accordingly. That said, with more people comes the possibility that one player can be crushed by the weight of opposition, and so individually players are a lot more vulnerable to being locked out of the game. Very good though, feels like a more mature realising of the island, a Heath Ledger to the 4 player version's Jack Nicholson.

    Although Catan 6 player is still good, I found it to be too slow. The wait between your turns can last an awful long time, especially if you have nothing you want to/can trade.

    Playing Ticket to Ride or Carcasonne, for example, is a much quicker experience.
    Don't forget the addtional rule for 5/6 player where you get a chance to build every turn. Can speed things up considerably.

    4 player is the daddy, but it's nice to have the bigger game when you have extra people, and it gives it a bit more of a dramatic sweep.

    LB, you really are a massive geek.

  • spamdangled 27 Dec 2012 14:20:22 27,355 posts
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    No idea how well known it is so I may have been living under a rock for this one, but I discovered CritsHappen.com last night which is a great place for game reviews, with every view having a video overview as well.

    If the presentation and layout/style of Boardgamegeeks puts you off or you want a good second site I would heartily recommend it.

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  • Deleted user 27 December 2012 23:01:52
    risk legacy is incredible; and I'm only 6/7 games in. well worth the price
  • spamdangled 27 Dec 2012 23:04:04 27,355 posts
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    bah I want it!

    Is it actually pretty much unplayable after the 15 game campaign though? No resetting for subsequent uses to introduce people to it? The gillen piece gave the impression it is without being definitive about it.

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  • Bremenacht 27 Dec 2012 23:33:43 18,190 posts
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    It's a good (local) MP game. No idea what the answers to your questions are though.
  • Deleted user 27 December 2012 23:41:41
    Right, think I need some advice.

    I'm hoping in the new year to start getting out more. Work is absolutely crushing me but I need to find time to unwind and socialise. I was thinking maybe of joining a local board games club, but also considered the possibility of MtG or Warhammer stuff.

    It's basically just something to do to get me out of the house and the sleep/work/home/study/whinge on EG cycle.
  • spamdangled 27 Dec 2012 23:45:41 27,355 posts
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    This is why digital adaptations are so good.

    Also my eternal bugbear with Fantasy Flight for not jumping all over it, despite understanding their reasons. I'd love a digital version of Twilight Imperium, Arkham Horror, etc etc. I have Eldar Sign but it's just not the same as having a full on boardgame experience and is too limited to compare.

    Edited by darkmorgado at 00:39:17 28-12-2012

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  • Deleted user 27 December 2012 23:52:16
    I just really can't get on with digital stuff. I like the tactility of cards/miniatures/boards and actually being able to chat with opponents.
  • spamdangled 28 Dec 2012 00:19:03 27,355 posts
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    I sort of had that, and I do love the whole boardgame "experience", but when you just want a DAMN GAME without having to start faffing with sending people schedules and shit or waiting for the next meet up, or when you don't have an easily available circle of similarly minded mates, they're a great substitute. Or, have RPG mates who seem unshakeably devoted to High Fantasy games. Fuck DnD off for once! Try Cthulhu! Or Dark Heresy! PLEASE!

    It's one of the reasons why I now lean more towards board games with solo play like Arkham Horror, and what tipped me into grabbing Level 7 today after failing in my hope of grabbing it.

    If someone can crack a pnp RPG that also does this without compromising via the fighting fantasy route I would be eternally grateful.

    In the absence of actually being able to play the fuckers irl with any degree of consistency or regularity I found designing your own a nice little timewaster in the wee hours when you can't sleep (see my Cuisine! post from last night further up).

    Had my semi-regular nosey on the FF site earlier and Grimm is one of those example of a pnp rpg I would love to be able to give a whirl with mates (it's free too, which is always nice) but am already resigned to having about a 0.1% chance of ever actually being able to do so unless FF finally overcome their phobia of digital apps of their games.

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