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Author Topic: Betrayal at Baldur's Gate - any good?  (Read 619 times)

Brad

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Betrayal at Baldur's Gate - any good?
« on: August 20, 2019, 05:15:32 PM »
Just saw this game on sale; anyone played it? Is it any fun?

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« Reply #1 on: August 28, 2019, 11:52:52 AM »
Well, the dearth of replies leads me to believe I shall not be buying this!

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« Reply #2 on: August 28, 2019, 11:02:46 PM »
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Well, the dearth of replies leads me to believe I shall not be buying this!


Sorry. I own it but haven't played it yet. I have played and can recommend Betrayal at the House on the Hill as a fun, asymmetrical board game that is appropriate for players newer to the hobby. As you may guess it especially shines as a Halloween game. The base game comes with I believe 50 different scenarios.

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« Reply #3 on: August 29, 2019, 10:45:41 AM »
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Well, the dearth of replies leads me to believe I shall not be buying this!


I've never played the original or the D&D reskin, but out of 2000 reviews on BGG, it rates 7.2 out of 10.  The big sell I think would be the very high replayability factor.
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« Reply #4 on: August 29, 2019, 09:57:09 PM »
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I've never played the original or the D&D reskin, but out of 2000 reviews on BGG, it rates 7.2 out of 10.  The big sell I think would be the very high replayability factor.


The only caveat to that is once you play against a boss you know how to beat them, at least in BatHotH, so while there are a ton of possible scenarios the replayability of each is fairly low. Again I'm not sure if Baldur's Gate is the same.

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« Reply #5 on: August 30, 2019, 08:36:49 PM »
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I've never played the original or the D&D reskin, but out of 2000 reviews on BGG, it rates 7.2 out of 10.  The big sell I think would be the very high replayability factor.

Keep in mind that BGGs ratings are skewed as strong votes positive or negative get dummy votes to "balance it out." The more + or - a vote the more -s or +s are added.

That is when they arent doctoring the ratings or aglomerating ratings for 2-3-4-5 different editions as if they were one thing.

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« Reply #6 on: August 30, 2019, 08:39:49 PM »
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Well, the dearth of replies leads me to believe I shall not be buying this!

I only just now saw this thread.

I have it and one of my players played it with a local group and loved it.

Have a glance at reviews over on BGG for a better idea if how it plays similar and different from Betrayal at House on the Hill.

This is a game that plays best with players on board to both work together, and potentially against eachother.