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Author Topic: Boardgames - What Did You Buy and/or What are You Playing?  (Read 9384 times)

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« on: August 22, 2017, 01:47:33 AM »
Surprised there isn't already a thread for this. I reckon some will view the massive recent popularity of board games as some kind of negative and even evil drain on RPGs.

I think they actually are part of the small revival in D&D and RPGs that we are currently experiencing.

And because I don't care for endless semantic debates we're going to include card games here as well.

The wife and I have been playing Thunder and Lightning recently. It is a nicely designed two player card game that is easy to grasp but has some strategic depth so I suspect it will stand up well to repeated games. And the assets are damn pretty and good quality. Plus I dig the Norse theme.

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« Reply #1 on: August 22, 2017, 04:16:52 AM »
About my favorite is Tigris and Euphrates.  Its a cool 3 or 4 player tile laying game.  Its well designed.  You can win with or without starting direct conflict.

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« Reply #2 on: August 22, 2017, 04:25:44 AM »
I've heard good things about that game. Never been able to get into any tile laying games. Can't get into the theme of growing wheat. But I'm sure there are some good ones out there. Any with a more unusual theme than growing potatoes or what-have-you?
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« Reply #3 on: August 22, 2017, 05:56:34 AM »
This one isn't growing wheat.  Its growing a civilization.  There are also coups and invasions.  

I also really have been liking Evolution.  Its an engine building card laying game.

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« Reply #4 on: August 22, 2017, 06:27:50 AM »
Cool, Reiner Knizia usually makes awesome games.

Is Evolution actually about evolution or is it a different game to this one?

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« Reply #5 on: August 22, 2017, 01:47:07 PM »
Its the one you linked.

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« Reply #6 on: August 25, 2017, 04:11:11 PM »
"The Lion Guard: Protect the Pride Lands" is popular at my house.

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My daughter goes for the "Hatchimals: The Eggventure Game."

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And my son likes "Star Wars Clue."

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« Reply #7 on: August 25, 2017, 04:16:34 PM »
As for me, I'm trying to get someone willing to play "Louis XIV."

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Or "The Castles of Burgundy."

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« Reply #8 on: August 25, 2017, 07:11:42 PM »
Castles of burgundy is a big one in our circle.

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« Reply #9 on: August 25, 2017, 07:26:39 PM »
I'm a bit of a sucker for Renaissance France-set games.

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« Reply #10 on: August 25, 2017, 10:41:58 PM »
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Its the one you linked.

Looks fun. Like the art.

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« Reply #11 on: August 25, 2017, 10:43:10 PM »
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As for me, I'm trying to get someone willing to play "Louis XIV."

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Or "The Castles of Burgundy."

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Which do you prefer? I also dig France as a setting.

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« Reply #12 on: August 27, 2017, 11:42:34 PM »
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Which do you prefer? I also dig France as a setting.

l can't answer as I haven't been able to play Louis XIV  yet.

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« Reply #13 on: August 28, 2017, 08:14:12 AM »
Carcassonne?  

I also quite like Caverna.  Its Agricola rebuilt as Dwarf Fortress.

Also 7 wonders.  Its a great game.  You get a hand of 7 cards play one and pass the others.  You do that through 3 ages alternating directions of passing.  It can play 3-7 players and is great with any number.  There are 7 different types of cards, which means several different paths to victory.  Best of all since everyone plays at the same time its a nice quick game with any number of players.  

The theam is the ancient world for those that are intetested in theme.  Its a great game and very well designed.  Anyone that wants to design games should try it, just to see what they have done.

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« Reply #14 on: August 28, 2017, 08:45:07 PM »
I got the Arkham Horror Card Game a few months ago.
It's nice in that it supports single player as well as Multiplayer.
Basically a story based card game.   Good fun. :)