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Old 07-09-2014, 21:38   #1
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I finally got my hands on the newly released second edition of Cash 'n' Guns last week after lusting after the out of print original for some time. It hit the table which great success on Saturday evening, with my son especially getting a little too into it! We tried to play it a few months back using playing cards, poker chips, and our fingers for guns, but it didn't seem that great. However it is much more fun with the proper game and the included foam guns to press into your rivals temples. I'd highly recommend it if you have a large enough group, it's for four to eight players.
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Takenoko mostly. It's a lovely, dynamic game, with meaningful decisions to be made and a fair sprinkling of luck.
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Old 09-09-2014, 01:55   #3
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Both of the above games are on my to buy list.
Currently playing Jaipur, great card game to play with the wife over a few drinks.
King of Tokyo, my 7 year old daughter loves this and is a nice easy one for her to learn, alongside Forbidden Island.
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Takenoko mostly. It's a lovely, dynamic game, with meaningful decisions to be made and a fair sprinkling of luck.
I've recently purchased Takenoko and love this game. It can be so simple to play yet it can become really tactical.

I've also recently purchased Colt Express which is such a fun and quick game. Great for a party but if played seriously, needs a lot of concentration.
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I'm new to the hobby and have recently started a light Board game night every so often with a small family group.
We've played trivia games and balderdash, Cranium etc and while we had fun were sort of bored of those.

As none of us are serious gamer's, I looked at some Party games that I think will be fun and will also be different to what we have normally played.

I've picked up Spyfall, One night ultimate Werewolf, Deception Murder in Hong Kong, The resistance and Cash and Guns. I think that out of those we should find something we like. I've watched play through's so I can pick up on trying to keep the flow of the games working.

I will be playing next weekend so I will update how that goes.
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I'm new to the hobby and have recently started a light Board game night every so often with a small family group.
We've played trivia games and balderdash, Cranium etc and while we had fun were sort of bored of those.

As none of us are serious gamer's, I looked at some Party games that I think will be fun and will also be different to what we have normally played.

I've picked up Spyfall, One night ultimate Werewolf, Deception Murder in Hong Kong, The resistance and Cash and Guns. I think that out of those we should find something we like. I've watched play through's so I can pick up on trying to keep the flow of the games working.

I will be playing next weekend so I will update how that goes.
Those are all great games - sure you'll enjoy them. They do share mechanics amongst them (mostly hidden role stuff) so playing all on the same day might feel a little 'samey', but they are all great fun


@michelle I wasn't a fan of Colt Express... so wanted to enjoy it, i bought the playmat, planned pimping it, but it just fell flat. I seem to be in the minority here tho so hope you enjoy!
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Those are all great games - sure you'll enjoy them. They do share mechanics amongst them (mostly hidden role stuff) so playing all on the same day might feel a little 'samey', but they are all great fun
I agree about the hidden role stuff and I might have gone a bit overboard with that mechanic, but as you say they do look really fun and at least they are fairly short if a particular one doesn't work.

I've also just bought Mysterium which was mainly to play with my immediate family as I wasn't sure it would work so well with the group.
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The general what you've been playing discussion thread

Just played a few games of Super Rhino! with my 5 year old. It's a tower building card game, in the haba yellow box series. Great fun with the kids but should also make a good drinking game

We've also got Animal on Animal and Monza from Haba, which are both also great for the little ones.
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Game of Thrones, Carcassone, Settlers of Catan... they're the ones we play the most round here...
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Most recent games played are Carcassone, Ticket to Ride, RISK Legacy & Game of Thrones.

Next games to buy are Ticket to Ride Europe, Ticket to Ride India, Ticket to Ride Africa (looks like a theme developing there) & Settlers of Catan.
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Corporate America, For Sale and Mansions of Madness
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For Sale was one the small games I took on holiday with me last month. Love it.
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Tell me about For Sale... Not heard of it?

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Tell me about For Sale... Not heard of it?
For Sale is a light, filler game that was recommended to me a few times on here. It's a very simple card game that plays out in two distinct parts where first of all everyone bids to buy various properties, and then sell them all for as much money as possible. It's a greater opener for a games night.

http://www.boardgamegeek.com/boardgame/172/sale
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Monthly games meeting with friends last Sunday, quite a few things got played,

Agricola
Cards Against Humanity (best drinking game ever)
Pickomino
Saboteur
Bang! The Dice Game
Love Letter
Pandemic

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Played many rounds of Coup last night, and realised how much I do enjoy it. It can be a bugger to win and sometimes seems to rely a bit on luck (or rather, events that are too hard to plan for), but I do enjoy playing it.

Also been enjoying Infiltration still.
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One Night Ultimate Werewolf
Sticheln
Coup
Love Letter
Time's Up - Total Recall
Say Anything
Liar's Dice

All played on a recent narrowboat holiday. They all went down pretty well, especially Time's Up.
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Ooh, i like filler games, sometimes not in the mood for a 3 hr marathon!!



From reading the link, it sounds a bit like the "trading" phase of Monopoly, would that be a good comparison?

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The first phase is an auction, where you make your bids based on the face value of the properties, and the relative values of those on offer in each round. So if in a 3 player game there are properties worth 25, 5 and 1, you'll bid more for the 25 then you would if the other properties were worth say 23 and 20.

Same goes for the second phase. There's no point selling your highest value asset if all the available cheques are a similar value, be it high or low. The big guns should come out when there is a big split in the values available. And there comes the real fun, when I know that you have the most valuable property and I expect you to play it, but you don't and you get a big relative cheque for peanuts, and still have the high value property in your hand

It's beautifully simple and only needs a hand or two of each phase to teach it. Takes c20 minutes to play. Top game
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Thanks for the detailed explanation! I think ill check it out 😊

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