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  • spamdangled 23 Feb 2013 16:30:21 27,426 posts
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    RedSparrows wrote:
    Played board games a lot at the weekend - Pandemic and Ticket to Ride, Europe. Both were so much fun. I had forgotten how good a really well designed game can be, which is odd, as I love good design in computer games...

    Anyway, can anyone recommend co-op/competitive games that are quite complex, but not so complex as to alienate casual players...? (very vague, I know). We have those and then the usual gubbins like Monopoly, Scrabble etc.
    Arkham Horror! Can't recommend it highly enough.

    It looks intimidating, but it's really fairly simple when you get into it. There's just an awful lot of cards and counters involved that make it look a lot more complex than it really is.

    Edited by darkmorgado at 16:53:58 23-02-2013

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  • McGeeza 23 Feb 2013 17:26:18 953 posts
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    @repairmanjack

    It's really good and delivers on gameplay and theme very well IMO.

    It's a bit like Wings of War/Glory, but the movement templates and dials are a bit less clumsy than the manouvre cards.

    I've already pre-ordered the wave 2 bundle from the guru - the Falcon & Slave 1 look the tits.

    It is going to hurt the wallet though as it is one of those games where you won't be able to resist new releases. A-wing and TIE interceptor too next week. I'm guessing TIE bomber and B-wing for wave 3. They'll have to start getting into extended universe stuff after that though, although i'm hoping they don't restrict it to space and we see AT-ATs vs Snowspeeders at some point.
  • andytheadequate 23 Feb 2013 18:12:54 8,322 posts
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    Dday dice is an excellent co op game that isn't too hard to learn.

    I had a 6 1/2 hour game of diplomacy last night with 7 of us. Utterly amazing game, even if I ended up being ganged up on. Shame that you usually run out if time before the victory condition is met though.
  • cubbymoore 23 Feb 2013 19:06:12 36,503 posts
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    Where the hell do you people find these other players to play with?
  • AccidentProne 23 Feb 2013 21:32:07 1,173 posts
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    Well, for me it was a mate got me into them, so already had a fairly regular group I could join. Since then I've found another boardgamer at work and a couple of others that are keen to try a few games out.
    Also joined London on Board, but not turned up at any meets yet (I don't live in London, but go there for work occasionally).
    If you've got a decent game shop locally, check in there. There's bound to be a group nearby, and from my experiences so far, boardgamers are a friendly bunch.
    Alternatively, just pick up a few decent gateway games and get your mates hooked.
  • Rusty_M 23 Feb 2013 21:47:45 4,864 posts
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    Suggested to my girlfriend that I should get Risk Legacy and we decided to play with her sister and her sisters boyfriend. We were all unsure we'd even enjoy playing it and now everyone's clamouring to arrange the next time to play.

    At first I wondered if we would ever play the fifteen games. We played eight in a month.

    The world is going mad. Me? I'm doing fine.
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  • Deleted user 23 February 2013 21:49:39
    ^yup
  • Deleted user 23 February 2013 21:49:48
    so more-ish
  • spamdangled 23 Feb 2013 22:24:39 27,426 posts
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    cubbymoore wrote:
    Where the hell do you people find these other players to play with?
    I got my group together using boardgamegeek.com

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  • RichieTenenbaum 23 Feb 2013 22:35:04 2,226 posts
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    I played a rubbish game last night called Shakespeare : a Bard Game. It was testiment to the joys of board games that we all had a great time anyway, getting into roles, acting out distress. Became really really fun in the end.
  • andytheadequate 23 Feb 2013 23:25:06 8,322 posts
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    I was lucky, found out that a work friend was into them so I now tag along with his group. Before that I only played the occasional game with my dad and his friends, although I have had a little bit of success getting my friends into them recently
  • RedSparrows 25 Feb 2013 00:39:01 23,882 posts
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    Thanks for the tips. Shall get one and try it out.
  • faux-C 25 Feb 2013 11:50:04 9,531 posts
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    Anyone got any tips for 3 player games?
  • spamdangled 28 Feb 2013 06:05:08 27,426 posts
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    faux_carnation wrote:
    Anyone got any tips for 3 player games?
    Battlestar Galactica
    Red November
    Arkham Horror
    Chaos In The Old World
    Android (Warning: Possibly the most complex rules you will ever come across in a board game - manual alone is 50 pages long)
    Ankh Morpork (for something a bit lighter)
    Fluxx (for something you can play in 5-10 minutes)
    Eclipse

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  • spamdangled 28 Feb 2013 06:10:05 27,426 posts
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    Played Call of Cthulhu: The Card game last night.

    After Netrunner, it's possibly the best card game I have ever played. Already ordered two of the expansions for it.

    Edited by darkmorgado at 06:15:29 28-02-2013

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  • MightyMetalMonkey 28 Feb 2013 12:10:26 600 posts
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    International Tabletop Day.

    Just saying.

    http://tabletopday.com/
  • RyanDS 28 Feb 2013 12:43:34 9,732 posts
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    Picked up Citadels a few days back and it is rather a super game.
  • spamdangled 28 Feb 2013 12:48:53 27,426 posts
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    Anyone played Clash of Cultures before? We're playing it on Sunday. It looks an awful lot like Civilization - with a research tree, developing land tiles, building up cities and armies, etc.

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  • cubbymoore 28 Feb 2013 14:35:58 36,503 posts
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    Had a lovely first game of Carcassonne with my mum and gf last night. Still don't think we fully worked out the scoring system at the end but still, fun was had.
  • TheMightyRose 28 Feb 2013 14:46:29 174 posts
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    I have finally gotten round to cleaning up my house and found Ghost Castle hidden away in one of my cupboards the other night. I loved playing this when I was a kid.

    There was a tear in my eye when I threw it out but The Mighty Rose has kept the rather cool glow in the dark skull, the model black staircase and also some of the backdrops as I can maybe use them in my lbp levels in future.
  • fillip 2 Mar 2013 12:01:42 897 posts
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    Anyone after the latest data pack for NetRunner, Cyber Exodus?

    I seem to have accidentally ordered 6 copies instead of 1. Only discovered this when they arrived today. They're supposed to be in short supply in the UK at the moment as well. PM me if interested.
  • spamdangled 2 Mar 2013 12:04:40 27,426 posts
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    Oooh I am! How much?

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  • fillip 2 Mar 2013 12:26:08 897 posts
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    I'm just trying to get back what I paid, so £9.99 plus post and packaging.

    Edited by fillip at 12:27:03 02-03-2013
  • spamdangled 2 Mar 2013 12:53:45 27,426 posts
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    Cool. Send me your details so I can tranfer the cash.

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  • repairmanjack 2 Mar 2013 16:24:36 6,071 posts
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    Star Wars miniatures arrived. Or, as my fiancee describes them: "More shit for the shelves."

    I may have to out-source for an opponent on this one.
  • repairmanjack 2 Mar 2013 16:26:19 6,071 posts
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    darkmorgado wrote:
    Anyone played Clash of Cultures before? We're playing it on Sunday. It looks an awful lot like Civilization - with a research tree, developing land tiles, building up cities and armies, etc.
    Only played one game of Clash, so far, as a two-player. Seemed reasonably straightforward and we both really enjoyed it. Lovely components but I need another couple of goes with differing strategies before I can give it a Geek rating. That said, two thumbs up so far.
  • spamdangled 2 Mar 2013 17:14:45 27,426 posts
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    repairmanjack wrote:
    darkmorgado wrote:
    Anyone played Clash of Cultures before? We're playing it on Sunday. It looks an awful lot like Civilization - with a research tree, developing land tiles, building up cities and armies, etc.
    Only played one game of Clash, so far, as a two-player. Seemed reasonably straightforward and we both really enjoyed it. Lovely components but I need another couple of goes with differing strategies before I can give it a Geek rating. That said, two thumbs up so far.
    Good to know, cheers!

    The first expansion I ordered for the coc card game arrived yesterday. Some decent cards, but very Misktatonic University heavy. Got another 3 ons the way, then next week I will probably grab the Secrets of Arkham and Silver Twilight ones for an extea faction and mechanics.

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  • phAge 3 Mar 2013 00:51:49 24,412 posts
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    Just played a couple of games of Munchkin (vanilla ed.) with my brother and our better halves. Very good fun indeed - think I might pick up a copy on Monday.
  • daft 3 Mar 2013 14:18:52 554 posts
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    Zombicide Season 2 is up on Kickstarter and already funded: http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/coolminiornot/zombicide-season-2

    I love Zombicide, have another session planned for Friday, so really looking forward to that. :)
  • Lotos8ter 3 Mar 2013 16:28:50 2,364 posts
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    @daft - no wish to derail, but their goal was $25000 and with a month to go they've already got over half a million dollars. Strikes me as a publicity stunt tbh.

    Fiat Lux

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