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  • speedofthepuma 30 May 2013 15:05:48 13,299 posts
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    Played Citadels, Small Worlds, Dominion, and Forbidden Island with Ben now, all fantastic. I'd like my next purchase to be really glitzy with lots of fantastic pieces to blow his socks off. Any idea (remembering he's 7 - but very bright..)?

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  • Nemesis 30 May 2013 15:38:29 18,648 posts
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    Space Hulk (if you can get it).

    Great video....Have a little watch....

    http://vimeo.com/6537636

    Edited by Nemesis at 15:40:03 30-05-2013
  • LeoliansBro 30 May 2013 15:39:34 44,230 posts
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    Oh God Space Hulk is good. Bastard hard if you're a marine though.

    LB, you really are a massive geek.

  • Nemesis 30 May 2013 15:40:51 18,648 posts
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    That's the vid that started my obsession with tracking it down. So watch at your peril!
  • LeoliansBro 30 May 2013 15:43:39 44,230 posts
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    My brother has it. One of the most claustrophobic, intense, unforgiving and downright nasty games I've played, I'm amazed it manages to retain so much of the 40k flavour with such a simple ruleset.

    Edited by LeoliansBro at 15:43:53 30-05-2013

    LB, you really are a massive geek.

  • sanctusmortis 30 May 2013 16:28:22 9,631 posts
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    I love that it made a million Tyranid players, who all get mercilessly slaughtered by Marines with impunity.
  • Waffleaber 30 May 2013 16:29:00 412 posts
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    My local The Works got some stock in. Just picked up Felinia and had a look through the rules on my lunch. Looks good with some interesting mechanics. It's got not much at all to do with cats despite the name and box art.

    That, together with Mage Wars, Agricola: All Creatures Great and Small and Ticket to Ride: Nordic Countries picked up from UK Games Expo should sate the new games beast for a while.
  • Tomo 30 May 2013 16:37:11 13,910 posts
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    Had another game of Blood Bowl last night. And I won 3-0 as humans this time! \o/

    So good.
  • ZuluHero 30 May 2013 17:09:07 4,159 posts
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    there was nothing really good in my works - Space alien checkers or House of Anubis??

    Boo!

    edit: http://boardgamegeek.com/boardgamefamily/12812/house-of-anubis

    House of Anubis - fans: 0

    Edited by ZuluHero at 17:11:17 30-05-2013
  • AccidentProne 30 May 2013 17:18:46 1,163 posts
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    If you keep checking the threads on BGG, folks are regularly updating what's in stock in their local shops. Seems some took longer to get stock than others.
  • AccidentProne 30 May 2013 17:22:42 1,163 posts
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    Oh and if you do find a copy of Giants, it's got some great components. Not played it yet though, but from a quick scan if the rules it sounds like fun.
  • phAge 30 May 2013 17:58:25 24,371 posts
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    Nemesis wrote:
    I must say with this thread I really have to stop myself spending money. The group is not a 'rules heavy' group, so I'm wondering whether Talisman would be a good choice. It really divides opinion from what I've read.
    Talisman is pretty damn rules light though. I read the rules in half an hour, and haven't looked up anything more than a handful of times since. Girlfriend is not a boardgamer at all, but she got it pretty much straight away.

    (And is picking up the Reaper expansion - her idea! - tomorrow).
  • Nemesis 30 May 2013 18:33:43 18,648 posts
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    I love the look of Relic, however not everyone is up on the 40K lore. It'll be a bit lost on them.....as we found out playing BSG one night...two of the group COMPLETELY confused.

    I shouldn't spend any more money as Tsuro is still on its way. 3 weeks from the USA. Crikey.
  • Nemesis 30 May 2013 18:34:08 18,648 posts
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    No, Talisman, NO.
  • speedofthepuma 30 May 2013 21:44:39 13,299 posts
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    Thanks for the space hulk suggestion, I'll keep an eye out, although it seems unlikely to wash up in our local games shop..

    I lurk. If I've spoken to you, I'm either impassioned, or drunk.

  • phAge 30 May 2013 21:57:17 24,371 posts
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    I bought the new edition soon as it got in stores. Even painted up all the termies.

    I wonder what it's like to actually play?

    #nogeekymates

    Edited by phAge at 21:57:36 30-05-2013
  • repairmanjack 31 May 2013 13:20:00 6,043 posts
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    Warhammer Quest on the iPad is sugared crack. I must be four or five hours in. Initial loot drops were for dlc characters, which pissed me off, but I'm over the hump of needing new gear and refusing to pay for it, and it really is sublime.

    Might be one of the best board game adaptations to date.

    Terra Mystica has arrived. Birthday be damned, I'm drooling on it already.
  • McGeeza 4 Jun 2013 01:10:19 935 posts
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    Joined a board game club after searching on BGG and had the first session tonight. Nice bunch of lads and managed to win both games (Union Pacific and Ra), which i was assured was beginner's luck.

    My advice to those who don't have anyone to play with - have a search for local clubs and go for it. You probably won't get murdered.
  • AccidentProne 4 Jun 2013 09:52:37 1,163 posts
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    I found a local club via meetup, had our first meeting last week. Seemed like a nice bunch too, although I already knew one of the guys there. We're small though, only enough of us to get one or two games going at a time. Makes a bit of a change after a London on Board meetup...
  • repairmanjack 4 Jun 2013 11:38:05 6,043 posts
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    I played last year's darling of Essen, Terra Mystica, last night. It's brilliantly designed, the box weighs a tonne, and it looks gorgeous. For a heavyweight game it's surprisingly simple to grasp and a two-player game fairly zips past.

    It's not the best thing I've played recently, that award goes to Le Havre - which is quite simply mindblowing. I don't think I've ever wanted to soak my skull in a bucket of iced water after playing a game before - and I couldn't stop thinking about it. Can't recommend it highly enough. If you can find a bloody copy.
  • LeoliansBro 4 Jun 2013 11:56:53 44,230 posts
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    Le Havre looks to fall into the standard Euro trap of being several solo games that just happen to share a board. Is that fair, or is there significant interaction between the players?

    LB, you really are a massive geek.

  • Load_2.0 4 Jun 2013 12:00:44 19,276 posts
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    I am not really up on all the hardcore stuff, but if anyone ever fancies a night of Buccaneer or Scotland Yard at the pub I would get involved.

    Provided it was a Mon/Tues night and several miles from my house!
  • repairmanjack 4 Jun 2013 12:17:41 6,043 posts
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    LeoliansBro wrote:
    Le Havre looks to fall into the standard Euro trap of being several solo games that just happen to share a board. Is that fair, or is there significant interaction between the players?
    You're building your own engine, and it's a cash grab when you boil it down; there's worker placement which allows for blocking (which isn't especially combative). Where things get interesting is in having to use other people's buildings and services, paying each other rather than the bank.

    It's not *quite* multiplayer solitaire, but if you don't like Euros then run a hundred miles. Celebrating it for what it is, not what it isn't, and it's a phenomenal game. There's so much replayability, so many different routes to success, that it'll take numerous games before you get a grasp on the majority of the ways of playing.

    It's a pain in the arse to set up, but that's my only negative.
  • LeoliansBro 4 Jun 2013 12:22:58 44,230 posts
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    Oh I do like Euros, but they can go too far down the isolation route. Catan-level is just about my sweet spot.

    Giants looks fab as well.

    LB, you really are a massive geek.

  • LeoliansBro 4 Jun 2013 12:33:46 44,230 posts
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    Also just snagged a copy of Vampire Empire as I fancy a card game for train journeys etc. Was thinking Dixit but two player is better. I hear good things about it though - anyone tried it?

    LB, you really are a massive geek.

  • tincanrocket 4 Jun 2013 12:43:03 3,000 posts
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    The Spartacus expansion is out in the wild - hopefully my copy is arriving today \o/
  • sanctusmortis 4 Jun 2013 14:05:06 9,631 posts
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    King of Tokyo arrived today after being dispatched yesterday. Already won 3 games against my kids. MEKA DRAGON IS KING!
  • Alastair 4 Jun 2013 14:09:16 15,746 posts
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    Have recently played Libertalia - a pirate themed game. Involves bidding with different characters in your crew in order to get booty. Each player has the same crew so there are elements of bluff and gamble. There is definitley interaction as you are able to 'attack' other players or pass cursed items to them.

    Also played Divinaire - part memory, part gamble. You have to predict how many of each suit of cards are present in the deck. It has potential but we've only played it once.


    I prefer Libertalia out of the two.
  • repairmanjack 4 Jun 2013 14:12:22 6,043 posts
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    tincanrocket wrote:
    The Spartacus expansion is out in the wild - hopefully my copy is arriving today \o/
    Ooh! Let us know what you think of it, when you get a sec. The base board game is brilliant.
  • AccidentProne 4 Jun 2013 14:15:40 1,163 posts
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    Got Libertalia after reading Rob Florence raving about it a while back. Only managed a couple of games so far though, but I'm hoping to persuade folks to play it at our next meetup.

    Only tried Divinaie the once, bur couldn't really get my head around it, though being rather drunken, that's probably no surprise. Would like another crack at it in a less inebriated state, certainly seemed different.
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