|@kentmonkey Here a link that I sent my gaming group about Cosmic Encounter after I'd warmed them up with some Pandemic: LINK|
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So, when I said I wouldn't buy the Galaxy Trucker Anniversary Edition, well... yeah...|
Played two games now and it's hilarious! You feel a real attachment to each ship you create so watching another person despair as their ship gets torn asunder is a pleasure. It's a rare game when I don't mind my plan failing miserably too. Surprisingly quick to play too which is welcome.
I really don't like Galaxy Trucker. It's only half a game. You build a ship which is fun, then boring, mathsy things happen to it. |
'Oh noes. I got hit in quadrant 7-11!'
Rinse and repeat.
|Over on the Tammany Hall thread we're starting a new game and have one space going for a 5 player game. In case anyone is interested.|
How long does a game last? I'm away on holiday next week (Essen!), so would most likely hold you all up waiting for my turn. Would probably be interested in a game at some point though.|
Is anyone else going to Spiel next week? Any recommendations for games I should check out whilst there? Got a pretty big list already, but have no doubt overlooked some awesome games.
LeoliansBro wrote:It's online. I think everyone has only played one game (that we just finished) so you shouldn't be at too much of a disadvantage
RichieTenenbaum wrote:Oh come on, let's not be a fun sponge. Granted, it's not the most tactically strenuous game you're going to play, but it's definitely a good laugh.
These arrived last night \o/|
The Cuba Libre rulebook is scaring me.
Let us know how it plays. I had Andean Abyss on the table for four nights learning it; I want to break it out again, but I know it'll mean re-learning it from scratch. Great game and - apparently - simpler than the rule book suggests. Clash of Cultures is a great civilisation game, too.|
Managed to get 1960: the Making of the President to the table again last weekend; I'm so bad at this, I may as we'll be over in the US helping them out right now. Still haven't beaten Nixon; but that's more my inability to count than imbalance, I think.
Been a while since I've posted some reports from recently bought and gifted games so I'll share some thoughts.|
Arkham Horror Start with the one most have played. Only managed to get the one game in of this so far. Played with three of us and it's great fun, if a bit long. Not one for if you have work early the next day! With a little effort you can make it a bit RPG-lite and string your encounters into a personal journey for your character and I found this made the game better. Book keeping issues though, it's easy to forget you have a helpful item when you need it. Itching for another game.
Incidentally this was the game to persuade me to upgrade my gaming table. I managed to do so on the cheap by grabbing some baseboard from Wickes for a fiver. Didn't even need cutting down to size.
Memoir '44 Components! Lovely, lovely components. The game comes with 19 different battle setups and honestly setting the map up is half the fun. The game itself is a balanced mix of strategy and luck and it plays really quickly.
Risk Legacy We're 4 battles in to the campaign and have just opened out first two envelopes. Tough one this, if the game is open and fair Risk is a fine game, last time however my mate took all but one region in North America but was then boxed in for the whole game and had a miserable 45 minutes. The new additions from the envelopes should keep it fresh though. Excited for Seafall Legacy.
Tales of the Arabian Nights I was so excited to finally get to play this after the SUSD review and I wasn't disappointed. Played with three which I'd say is the perfect number as it keeps everyone involved. It's another time sink but that never feels an issue and it's the only game I've played with my missus where she's insisted on another game the following night. A definite winner.
|Anyone going to the Shut Up and Sit Down Quinns thing tomorrow in Notts?|
@Waffleaber You could have bought a piece of baseboard the size of Gibraltar and you'd still only barely fit Arkham on it.|
Btw, what's the deal with playing >2 players with just the base game of Memoir? How does it work and does it work well? I was toying with picking it up recently but got the FFG version of Nexus Ops instead.
Had my first real (as in non-solo) game of Pathfinder the Card Game last night. Or, rather - first three games, as me and four mates lost the first two ones - one due to a slight misreading of rules on my part and once to pure bad luck (and us not reading our card properly...).|
Anyway - it was great fun, and I can easily see it getting some serious table-time in the future. The mechanics are pretty simple but with plenty of depth, and it seems really well balanced as well. Love the persistent characters and deck-building aspects of it as well - really satisfies the metagame-itch inbetween games.
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Can anyone recommend a cheap (like, on amazon) game that works great with two players?|
Played Spank the Monkey the other day and it was really fun. It's a card game that takes place on a junkyard and there's an annoying monkey that you want to give a beating. It climbs a mountain of trash and it's up to the players to build their own towers of trash to reach it. The artwork has a bit of a Worms-vibe. Unfortunately I can't find it cheap anywhere, it's like €20, for a card game!
here's some artwork:
Mascarade is fun even with two players. I've heard good things about Citadels too, but not played it.|
Others that spring to mind are Netrunner and Pathfinder, but I have no experience with them.
|Citadels, love letter (better with more though). People rave about Netrunner, but I too haven't played it,|
I lurk. If I've spoken to you, I'm either impassioned, or drunk.
|Hive is a good 2 players only game. Get Hive Pocket, it's the same but smaller.|
Hive is good yep. |
Not played mascarade with 2, can't even imagine how that works! I see it as a party game myself.
Citadels is good with 2, surprisingly good in fact.
Two games that I've been meaning to get that are 2 player are Lost Cities and Battle Line. Both are well renowned 2 player games that you should definitely have a look at to see if they might interest you.
Also still under £20 on amazon, like all those just mentioned, is Castles of Burgundy. This is a great 2 player game. Lots of forward planning, picking what is the best thing to do now. Really satisfying game.
|In 2-player Mascarade you each have to cards and there are two hidden in the centre. Works really well.|
I think that Citadels works better than Mascarade at 2P.|
Netrunner is really, really good but can end up being costly.
I'd also recommend Condotierre which plays great from 2-6.
|How playable is Netrunner with just the base set? I'm intrigued by it, but pretty sure the person I have in mind to play it with won't buy any add-ons.|
|Quinns on Shut Up And Sit Down said on their last podcast that he thinks it pointless just getting the base game. Might be worth checking out Rhado 's video on the game on bgg, as you see the whole game being played and his thoughts afterwards.|
Yeah, I heard what Quinns said, but he didn't really elaborate.|
(Also cubby, play your move please )
|Whoops. I did play it, didn't notice it hadn't gone through!|
|I played lords of water deep with the expansion the other night.. The new resource corruption really adds an extra dimension to the game. I lost because I misread an intrigue card but fun and laughter was had by all. Can't wait to play it again.|
|I thought Quinns was saying that if all you were going to get was the base set then there are better games to spend your money on, not that it was pointless.|
I lurk. If I've spoken to you, I'm either impassioned, or drunk.