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Old 06-03-2015, 17:03   #141
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I haven't bothered at all. Seems a bit too and you'd need to playing a lot to make it worth while.
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Old 06-03-2015, 17:23   #142
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Worth it for love letter. Low number of cards, and it only takes one to get creased and players can pick up on that card sitting on top of the deck.

For other games, nah, don't bother.
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Old 06-03-2015, 17:48   #143
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Ok appreciate the feedback on that guys!
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Old 08-03-2015, 23:19   #144
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I've bought sleeves for One Night Ultimate Werewolf, and I'm going to do the same for all games where secrecy is important and there are a low number of cards - so games like Love Letter, Coup, Mascarade. Hopefully they can all be sleeved, some of them are custom sizes...
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Old 11-03-2015, 10:39   #145
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Have got to play a whole slew of games recently, so thought I'd summarise with a few one-liners. Has been great as I've finally had a chance to play some of the popular games that are often mentioned:

Lords Of Vegas - I wanted to like this a lot, but I felt a bit lost. The game really seemed to extol the virtues of capitalism as the rich kept getting richer and felt difficult for losing players to fight back in any way. I think the key thing would have been to understand the strategy more to stop players ever pulling away. Would play again.

Survive: Escape From Atlantis - Thought this was brilliant. Absolute carnage and backstabbery. If you like Forbidden Island but want a much more competitive game, definitely give this a go. The 30th Anniverssay Edition is a lovely set too. Have since bought

Hanabi - 4 of us played this. We took absolute ages as we agonised over many decisions. We tried to play it as fair as possible, but ocassional things slipped just by peoples' natural reactions. Were pleased with our 22/25 score, though I think this would have been lower if we were stricter! I liked it though

Sherrif Of Nottingham - Much simpler game than I expected. Was fun, but think I need a few more plays of it. Definitely a "fun" game, with laughs to be had.

Dominion - I liked this! It looks like there's enough different things in the boxset to mix it up each time, and I can see why it was so popular. Don't think I'd pick it up full price, but would be tempted if it was on offer.

7 Wonders - Eh. This was ok. Feels like the sort of game you really need to play a good few times to really get a feel for the mechanics + strategy. Think this is the first drafting game I've played, and working out the strategy on that seems key. The game went really quickly, so seemed like you needed to make every move count big to win.
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Old 12-03-2015, 11:44   #146
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Survive is brilliant isn't it. One of my favourites, you just can't have anyone too precious playing as it can get nasty and vindictive
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Old 12-03-2015, 11:51   #147
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At the very start of the game, I could have destroyed my girlfriend's boat, containing 3 of her players. She hadn't realised, and was first time playing, so I let her off. She ended up winning
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Old 15-03-2015, 11:12   #148
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Right, that's it. I need to buy it.

I just think it looks a bit crap next to the lovely moulded pieces of the 80s version.
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Old 15-03-2015, 23:52   #149
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I dunno, I think they both have their good points. The moulded pieces look a bit cheap + plasticy to me, though the shape of the island is quite cool.

The wooden blocks in the anniversary set are really nice, and the tiles are thick and chunky. It's a great set.
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Old 19-03-2015, 08:49   #150
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Deluxe Machi Koru coming at Christmas, includes expansions
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Old 19-03-2015, 08:56   #151
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Deluxe Machi Koru coming at Christmas, includes expansions

Are you a time traveller?
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Old 22-03-2015, 15:16   #152
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It's a tinned version, includes two expansions plus 'bonus items'.
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Old 23-03-2015, 11:34   #153
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Bet it'll be cheaper than buying them separately too - bit annoying for anyone who's already invested.
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Old 23-03-2015, 13:22   #154
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It's a tinned version, includes two expansions plus 'bonus items'.

Posted in the 'what are you playing' thread

I've been playing Hey that's my fish and Carcassonne (stripped back rules) with my 5 year old over the weekend. He loves both of them.

Camel Up next!
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I might finally get Machi Koru then!
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I've played a few new games over the last couple of days. Since falling in love with Dominion last year, I've been looking for another deck builder that would grab me the same. This lead me to picking up Thunderstone Advance a couple of months back, but I'm not in love with the theme (yes, I know, at least it has a theme!), and I just haven't connected with it, so being a bit of a comic geek I caved about bought the DC Deck Building Game in the week. I played a two player game with my son yesterday, and despite superheroes holding a lot more appeal to me than elves and dragons, I still found it quite a dry experience and I'm no rush for a second game. Do deck building games begin and end with Dominion for me?

I also picked up some more casual games from Waterstones yesterday:

Dobble, laughs all round particularly when playing the poisoned gift variant.

Timeline Music and Cinema. I've had half an eye on Timeline for a while and couldn't help pick it up when seeing it on front of me. We had a few games when we got back home and loved it so much that I promptly ordered the Diversity and Historical Events deck to mix in so we don't learn the cards so easily over time.

Lastly, I'd heard about a mythical non-**** Monopoly game, Monopoly Deal. Much to my surprise, it actually is pretty good, we didn't have a run-away winner as it seems the game can suddenly swing in someone else's favour, and it doesn't anywhere near overstay it's welcome like the original board game.

And then this morning Jungle Speed arrived from Amazon. Hysterical stuff and I've crushed my one daughter's fingers twice already!
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I've been playing Hey that's my fish
Is is really a pain to set-up? I love playing it on the iPad, but would prefer the tabletop version and almost bought it yesterday except I've read it is a bit of a nuisance to lay out.
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Been playing a lot of Sentinels of the Multiverse recently - it's almost like a deckbuilder, but not, inso much as your deck is fixed, but you are fighting a villain and the environment, which could help or hinder you.
Massive replayability too, as you can choose different heroes, villain or environment each time.

The characters all do play really differently too.
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Is is really a pain to set-up? I love playing it on the iPad, but would prefer the tabletop version and almost bought it yesterday except I've read it is a bit of a nuisance to lay out.

We play it on iPad.
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Is is really a pain to set-up? I love playing it on the iPad, but would prefer the tabletop version and almost bought it yesterday except I've read it is a bit of a nuisance to lay out.
People massively overstate how much of a pain this is. Unless you're completely OCD you can set it up in two minutes. It's much more fun playing the physical game and it's cheap to boot. It's also a great way to introduce kids to abstract strategy games.
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