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Old 09-01-2019, 09:37   #421
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Your list is very similar to mine. As a kid I played Hero Quest, Space Crusade and some GW stuff then fell out of the hobby for a while

Wife got me the Game of Thrones board game back in 2012 I think and it's been downhill from there.

Carcassonne was an early addition, Camel Up, Escape from Atlantis were probably the first few

I actually just bought an old copy of Lost Valley of the Dinosaurs for nostalgia

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Going to break out Mission: Red Planet tonight, looking forward to it :geek:
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Our games list has grown quite a bit, we now have (and regularly play):

7 Wonders Duel
Azul
Batman Fluxx
Beasts of Balance
Camel Up & Camel Up: Supercup
Carcassonne
Cat Lady
Colt Express & Colt Express: The Time Travel Car
Exploding Kittens & Exploding Kittens: Imploding Kittens
Forbidden Desert
Forbidden Island
Hey, That's My Fish!
Hive
King of Tokyo (2011) & King of Tokyo: Power Up!
Kingdomino
Labyrinth
Love Letter: Batman
Munchkin Legends
Patchwork
Rhino Hero
Robo Rally
Skull
Smash Up
Survive: Escape from Atlantis!
Takenoko)
Ticket to Ride: Europe
Ticket to Ride: New York
UNO
Unstable Unicorns & Unstable Unicorns: NSFW Pack

Most of the time it's just me and the Mrs, but our 6 year old and 15 year old regularly join in.
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I actually just bought an old copy of Lost Valley of the Dinosaurs for nostalgia
How did Lost Vally play? I remember always wanting to move the Pterodactyl to pick up and move the players' pieces.
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The general what you've been playing discussion thread

Wingspan, Decrypto and Just One.

All equally, but differently, awesome.

Edit: just seen that Wingspan got a write up in the NYTimes

https://www.nytimes.com/2019/03/11/s...-hargrave.html

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Old 04-06-2019, 16:45   #426
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How did Lost Vally play? I remember always wanting to move the Pterodactyl to pick up and move the players' pieces.
We're renovating at the moment so it hasn't hit the table.
I will let you know when it does!!

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Old 24-06-2019, 13:23   #427
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We've recently got Concordia, Railroad Ink and Tiny Towns.

All totally different to eachother but equally great games.

I've limited myself to only buying 2nd-hand now, and only paying 2/3 the online cost new. It's becoming addictive, but we are playing all of them as regular as we can.

I am looking for the following games at the prices below (inc delivery) if anyone is wishing to sell:

Azul: Stained Glass of Sintra - £19
Century: Spice Road - £17
Clank! - £28
Cobra Paw - £9
Concordia: Aegyptus / Creta - £13
Concordia: Britannia & Germania - £11
Flash Point: Fire Rescue - £19
Formula D - £19
Jurassic Park: Danger! - £16
Nagaraja - £22
Pandemic - £19
Patchwork Doodle - £8
The Quacks of Quedlinburg - £20
Sagrada - £20
Sushi Roll! - £25
Splendor - £14
Ticket to Ride Map Collection: Volume 5 – United Kingdom & Pennsylvania - £16
Wingspan - £35
Villainous - £19

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Old 16-08-2019, 19:28   #428
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Playing a lot of Gizmos at the moment. Great little engine building card buying game.

Just got absolutely destroyed by my 7 year old, which was quite disappointing
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Just started the Waterdeep: Dragon Heist D&D module. I'm really enjoying it and adventuring through the streets of the City of Splenours makes a change from traipsing around the wilderness, or some old ruins.

I'm playing the cookie cutter Life Domain Dwarf Cleric and so far I'm enjoying the role. Being able to throw out buff, debuffs and heals while not being so squishy that I'm perfectly ok wading into the fray with my warhammer is very satisfying.

I'm playing via the Fantasy Grounds VTT software and using Discord for voice and so far it's been a blast.
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I've been playing Azul, Wingspan and Tiny towns.

I've really enjoyed all three, but I do need to play Wingspan a bit more so that my family can used to building a better engine.
In our first play unfortunate cards came out and because they are new to the engine building design they were unsure of what cards they would really need to go for.

The game took a little longer than intended and that was only because it was our first game.I am sure with more plays it will get even better.

To help my family into new games, I try to limit my play so that they can enjoy the experience. The funny thing is when I then try to play more strategic after a few plays I still cant win.
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I’ve not played Tiny Towns but the other 2 are genuinely great games.
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Tiny Towns is great.
We've been mainly playing Quacks of Quedlinburg, Clank, Jaipur and Ticket to Ride United Kingdom.
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I had my first session with the new D&D module Baldur's Gate: Descent Into Avernus last night. Baldur's Gate is deliciously seedy and the fact martial law is in effect just added to the feel of tension as we made our way through the city. I'm running a Wild Elf Monk - all shaved head and tattoos.

My Dragon Heist campaign has been eventful. At one point we had a total party kill as our Sorcerer rolled a 1 on the wild magic surge table and promptly fire balled the whole party. My Cleric was done for along with the rest of the party so I have now created a Half Elf Bard - Spruce Springstream - and he is now assisting the Harpers in trying to recover the missing gold. Dragon Heist is probably my favourite campaign I've been involved with so far.
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We played Undaunted: Normandy for first time tonight. Great deck building, dicey WW2 game, with simple rules and lots of scenarios. Highly recommended
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For Christmas I got a couple similar themed games which play differently.

I always go for Party style games for the Boxing day Board game night. So we enjoyed Paranormal Detectives. Its somewhat similar to Mysterium but with a murder scenario.

The person playing the Ghost which was me, has to answer questions to a murder mystery only he isint able to talk. The Ghost can only answer the questions by various Interaction card’s, whether it’s pantomiming, mouthing a single word, or arranging pieces of rope in a shape or symbol.

The mysteries have various difficulties and play out similar to something like the Dark stories game.

My Group really enjoyed it and I also had fun playing the Clue giver.

The other game I got was Awkward Guests, another murder mystery style game which was originally released in Spanish and has now been given an English translation and released on Kickstarter.

If you think of the of Cluedo game which I enjoyed as a kid, but a step up from it with much more going on.The crime solving process felt more like being a real detective. There are 243 evidence cards in the box, and each game uses 70 of them to make a unique case.

We played the easy initial setup game and all really enjoyed it. There is an accompanying App which doesn't spoil the answers if you get your guess wrong. This allows you you to carry on playing but gives you a penalty for being incorrect.

I think it will get a retail release so its definitely worth looking out for, if you like this style of game.
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The general what you've been playing discussion thread

Lots of goodies for Christmas:

Quacks of Quedlinberg (+ expansion)
Zombie Kidz Evolution
Ganz Schon Clever
Tiny Towns
Cockroach Poker

Most played were Azul and Quacks, both brilliant.

I’ve been playing Terraforming Mars a lot on iPad so have taken the plunge and ordered the game. Now in the market for player boards

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Looks of goodies for Christmas:

Quacks of Quedlinberg (+ expansion)
Zombie Kidz Evolution
Ganz Schon Clever
Tiny Towns
Cockroach Poker

Most played were Azul and Quacks, both brilliant.

I’ve been playing Terraforming Mars a lot on iPad so have taken the plunge and ordered the game. Now in the market for player boards
We play Azul regularly and Quacks looks like it might be up our street.Does it play well with just 2 players?
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We play Azul regularly and Quacks looks like it might be up our street.Does it play well with just 2 players?
Quacks plays well at all player counts. As virtually all the game is simultaneous play, it's a nice one for larger (with the expansion up to 5) groups or a couple of players.

Some of the spells are a bit more combative (more xyz tokens than other players) but most are focused on your own player mat.

I like that most of the interaction is a "Oh b***** hell" followed by laughter from other players.

With four versions of each spell, and two player mat sides it's a really configurable game, so loads of variety. Highly recommended.

I also picked up Taverns of Tiefenthal at Christmas (also by Warsch) and this is also excellent.
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I got Quacks recently but not had chance to play it yet. Will it work with non gamers? Parents down this weekend tempted to try

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