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Old 17-02-2016, 22:30   #281
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Got 7 Wonders Duel as a belated Christmas present tonight Really looking forward to giving it a go. Looks thematically similar to 7 Wonders but with many tweaks to the gameplay.
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Got 7 Wonders Duel as a belated Christmas present tonight Really looking forward to giving it a go. Looks thematically similar to 7 Wonders but with many tweaks to the gameplay.

Interested to hear your thoughts, that's on my to buy list
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Old 24-02-2016, 22:47   #283
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I've had a lot of fun playing 7 Wonders: Duel lately! It captures the feel of 7 Wonders perfectly. I really can't recommend it enough!

We also played the tutorial of Star Wars Imperial Assault but that's going to take some time to figure out... So many rules!
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Old 25-02-2016, 07:36   #284
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Yep. 7WD is fantastic. Very close games and really well balanced. Nice and quick to play with very little downtime. Love it.
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Dobble - kids absolutely love it. Brilliant little game.
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Old 28-02-2016, 17:54   #286
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Cracking game. So frustrating
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We also played the tutorial of Star Wars Imperial Assault but that's going to take some time to figure out... So many rules!
I've found exactly this having played the tutorial last night. To think that it has left out a lot of rules to make it easier! Although having said that, it does give the impression of being well worth the effort in time.
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Old 07-03-2016, 13:38   #288
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I've found exactly this having played the tutorial last night. To think that it has left out a lot of rules to make it easier! Although having said that, it does give the impression of being well worth the effort in time.

Yeah! Now I've had time to think about it and read the extended rules I don't think I'll have much trouble.

The confusing thing about the tutorial is that they tell you to put out certain cards and tokens which aren't even used, and no instructions for how to use them.
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Yeah! Now I've had time to think about it and read the extended rules I don't think I'll have much trouble.

The confusing thing about the tutorial is that they tell you to put out certain cards and tokens which aren't even used, and no instructions for how to use them.
That was the situation that caused us the most problems, being a good rules based person I was convinced we had missed something important!! I can see it being very addictive in terms of expansions too.
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Old 29-07-2016, 17:09   #290
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We've not played many games over the summer but I've just got my 7 yr old playing Isle of Skye. It looks a bit like Carcassonne with the tile laying but the play is very different, with various goals at different stages and the auction mechanic. Lots going on for him (anyone really) to take account of but it is a superb game.
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Old 30-07-2016, 14:57   #291
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When it comes to family friendly games, we've been having quite a bit of fun with 2 games recently:

- Celestia: An easy to learn and cute push-your-luck game. Players take turn piloting a ship and, every turn, you have to decide whether to stay on to earn bigger rewards or jump off (to collect whatever is at the tile you're on) because you think the ship is about to crash. You learn it in no time. It plays quickly. Both my family and my regular group of boardgamers enjoy it.



- Via Nebula: A fun and quite light resource management game (by Martin Wallace), which has elements of settlers of Catan with a bit more strategy thrown in. You are guilds tasked with rebuilding a valley taken over by mist and monsters a long time ago. As the mists start to clear, you send explorers, exploit local resources and try and become the best builders in the valley. Each turn is made up of 2 actions for each players, meaning it's again a game that plays very quickly and is really easy to learn. It's also got a great looking board and meeples.



Both are recommended if you are looking for games to try out this summer.

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Thanks for the write ups
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I'm enjoying Dixit and Mysterium. But our game nights are never complete without at least a round of The Resistance: Avalon.
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Played Road to Infamy which I backed on KS and ONUW at the weekend - both went down well with the in laws
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Dobble, Jaipur, No Thanks! and Isle of Skye on holiday. All went down a treat
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Nice.

I've not posted here for a while but have played a lot recently.

Particularly enjoyed:

La Granja
Mombasa
Archipelago

Biblios is a nice little filler.
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Old 03-09-2016, 18:04   #298
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Played Black Fleet this afternoon with my eldest and father in law. It's a pirate game with the principle aim being to pick and up deliver goods, but with pirate ships marauding about plundering the goods and sinking merchants, and with neutral Navy ships taking down the Pirates. It's great fun, lots of things going with variable abilities and bonus cards, and a large element of take that, in a similar vein to Survive. The board and components are awesome, highly recommend it.
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Ooh, that looks really nice👍

Edit, shame it's massively pricey at the moment, presumably a shortage / oop
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I think it must be OOP. Cost about Ł35 iirc. There's a market for speculating board games
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