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Forbidden Stars
Forbidden Stars

The shifting Warp Storms that surround the lost Herakon Cluster have finally abated, leaving ancient treasures and planets open to the rest of the galaxy. Now, the great factions of the galaxy mobilize their fleets and race to establish a foothold. The reward for successful domination is beyond calculation, and the price for conquering this sector will be paid in lives. Forbidden Stars challenges you and up to three other players to take command of a mighty fighting force: the Ultramarines chapter of Space Marines, the Eldar of Craftworld Iyanden, the Evil Sunz Ork clan, or the World Eaters Warband of the Chaos Space Marines. Each faction offers unique armies and play styles, but your goal remains the same - to claim the key objectives selected for your faction. These objective tokens are scattered throughout the Herakon Cluster, but your opponents are sure to defend your objectives against you. You'll need to build massive armies and command them in unending war to best your enemies and claim your objectives. The fight for the Herakon Cluster is brutal and bloody, and you will either stride triumphant over the bodies of your fallen foes, or they will do the same to you.

Dune
Dune

*The Default edition may be any edition of this game. Designers, publishers and game box may vary. Designer(s) Peter Olotka, Jack Kittredge, Bill Eberle Publisher(s) Avalon Hill Players 2-6, Best With 6 Play Time Long - 2-3 Hours Suggested Age 12+ Set thousands of years in the future, Dune the boardgame is based on the Frank Herbert novels about an arid planet at the heart of the human space empire's political machinations.

Wingspan
Wingspan

Wingspan is a competitive, medium-weight, card-driven, engine-building board game from Stonemaier Games. You are bird enthusiasts—researchers, bird watchers, ornithologists, and collectors—seeking to discover and attract the best birds to your aviary. Each bird extends a chain of powerful combinations in one of your habitats (actions). These habitats focus on several key aspects of growth: Gain food tokens via custom dice in a birdfeeder dice tower Lay eggs using egg miniatures in a variety of colors Draw from hundreds of unique bird cards and play them The winner is the player with the most points after 4 rounds. If you enjoy Terraforming Mars and Gizmos, we think this game will take flight at your table. The official announcement and pre-orders will be available on January 2, 2019.

Android: Netrunner
Android: Netrunner

Set in a cyberpunk future, Android: Netrunner is an asymmetrical Living Card Game that pits a megacorporation and its massive resources against the subversive talents of an individualistic runner. The Corp tries to score points by advancing agendas, and the Runner tries to score points by breaking through the Corp’s defenses to steal valuable data. The first player to seven points wins the game, but not likely without first suffering some brain damage or bad publicity.

Dominant Species
Dominant Species

2nd Edition, 3rd Printing 90,000 B.C. - A great Ice Age is fast approaching. Another titanic struggle for global supremacy has unwittingly commenced between the varying animal species. Dominant Species is a game for 2 to 6 players that abstractly recreates a tiny portion of ancient history: the ponderous encroachment of an Ice Age and what that entails for the living creatures trying to adapt to the slowly-changing Earth. Each player will assume the role of one of six major Animal groups-Mammal, Reptile, Bird, Amphibian, Arachnid or Insect. Each begins the game in a state of natural balance with regards to one another. But that won't last: It is indeed ''survival of the fittest.'' Through wily Action Pawn placement, players will strive to become Dominant on as many different Terrain tiles as possible in order to draw beneficial Dominance Cards. Players will also want to propagate their individual Species in order to earn Victory Points for his particular Animal. Players will be aided in these endeavors via Growth, Migration and Domination actions, among others. All of this eventually leads to the end game - the final ascent of the Ice Age - where the player with the most Victory Points will have his Animal crowned the Dominant Species. But somebody better become dominant quickly, because it's getting mighty cold....

Cthulhu Wars
Cthulhu Wars

The Old Ones Have Risen! Monsters Walk the Earth! Humanity is finished, but the struggle continues. Which Great Old One will rule the ruins of Earth? Now, you take charge in Cthulhu Wars, a fast-moving, competitive, tabletop strategy game of Lovecraftian horror in which 2 to 8 players face-off to determine the fate of the planet. In Cthulhu Wars, you can play as Great Cthulhu himself, or take charge of other monstrous factions seeking to dominate the world such as the slithering hordes of the Black Goat, Shub-Niggurath, the aquatic terrors of the Crawling Chaos, or the insane minions of the Yellow Sign. Recruit cultists, summon Shoggoths, cast spells, open interdimensional gates, and awaken your inner Great Old One in Cthulhu Wars!

Rising Sun
Rising Sun

Lead your clan to honor and victory! Warring clans struggle for control of provinces in Feudal Japan; however, a conflict is not only won on the battlefield. Diplomacy and alliances will play a large part in winning the war. In Rising Sun, from the acclaimed team that brought fans Blood Rage, players enter a fantastical version of Feudal Japan and control different Clans with unique abilities. They will engage in combat, make offerings to the Gods, and form and break treaties. After three hard fought years have passed, only the player who earned the most victory points will win. Components: * Main Board (Map of Japan) * 7 God Tiles 30 Coins * 5 Clan Screens * 10 Colored Clan Tokens * 5 Clan Alliance Tokens * 30 Bushi (Samurai) Figures (6 Per Clan) * 15 Shinto (Monk) Figures (3 Per Clan) * 5 Daimyo (Warlord) Figures (1 Per Clan) * 8 Monster Figures 20 Strongholds Tokens (4 Per Clan) * 10 Ships Tokens (2 Per Clan) * 9 Political Mandate Cards * 24 War Tokens * 8 Numbered War Tokens * 5 Two-Sided Reference Tiles * Rulebook

Tigris & Euphrates
Tigris & Euphrates

Tigris & Euphrates is an award-winning tile placement game of rival dynasties designed by Reiner Knizia and set in ancient Mesopotamia at the time of the first cities. Two to four players take on the roles of rulers building civilizations, competing for land, and striving to strike a balance between commerce, agriculture, housing, and religion. Advance your civilization, grow your dynasty, and accumulate victory points by strategically placing tiles, leaders, and even monuments on the board. As civilizations grow, wars may erupt over the region's limited land and resources, or another ruler may incite rebellion among your people, forcing you to fight for your territory. The ruler who has the greatest amount of victory points in the weakest aspect of their civilization wins!

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/r/boardgames Daily Discussion and Game Recommendations (March 20, 2019)

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Vegas Dice Game (also called Las Vegas) is really fun. Its been a hit with everyone I've played with. Light and easy to teach but just enough meat there to feel satisfying

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/r/boardgames Daily Discussion and Game Recommendations (March 20, 2019)

4 minutes ago

Totally Arkham Horror! Hella meaty, and extra hard with less players.

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/r/boardgames Daily Discussion and Game Recommendations (March 20, 2019)

5 minutes ago

I would start with Nusfjord or Viticulture. They'll stay with you for longer and they're no harder to learn/play.

Stone Age is dated and you'll tire of it and Lords of Watetderp is a DnD themed recipe fulfillment game that requires the expansion to be good.

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/r/boardgames Daily Discussion and Game Recommendations (March 20, 2019)

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I would start with Nusfjord or Viticulture. They'll stay with you for longer and they're no harder to learn/play.

Stone Age is dated and you'll tire of it and Lords of Watetderp is a DnD themed recipe fulfillment game that requires the expansion to be good.

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/r/boardgames Daily Discussion and Game Recommendations (March 20, 2019)

11 minutes ago

Mage Knight is plenty meaty and complex, and it plays 1-4 players. I've only played it solo and at two players, but I've heard it's still fun at three players.

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One-Player Wednesday - (March 20, 2019)

18 minutes ago

May be you can help me. For Arkham Horror;

Do you really need the whole 6 15$ packs AND the campaign box to play the full-length campaign ?

Meaning that a "full-length" campaign is 130-140$ ?

Feels like at this point I might just go in and buy Too Many Bones instead. It feels super bad to spend 130$+ for a single campaign, that seems to be rounded up to 6-8 scenarios. I get the replayability, but damn, it feels less bad to buy the 777$USD Expansion of Death of Kingdom Death than this.

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One-Player Wednesday - (March 20, 2019)

18 minutes ago

May be you can help me. For Arkham Horror;

Do you really need the whole 6 15$ packs AND the campaign box to play the full-length campaign ?

Meaning that a "full-length" campaign is 130-140$ ?

Feels like at this point I might just go in and buy Too Many Bones instead. It feels super bad to spend 130$+ for a single campaign, that seems to be rounded up to 6-8 scenarios. I get the replayability, but damn, it feels less bad to buy the 777$USD Expansion of Death of Kingdom Death than this.

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What is a game whose popularity or awards won made no sense to you once you played them?

22 minutes ago

There are plenty of clever decisions in Cosmic Encounter and I've indeed seen many people talk about the mechanics of the game in a positive manner.

  1. Choosing who you attack at random is not a decision, but it produces a richer game than choosing who to attack since that would allow you to avoid certain matchups, attack the leader and so on. Judging who to attack and who is actually winning is a fake decision in the vast majority of games, which makes me glad it's not included in Cosmic Encounter.
  2. Other people's invasion's have much to do with you. For starters, they can either give you points or cards which is how you win the game. There's a clear incentive to take sides and determine the balance of the table, seeing who gets what cards or who is allowed to get points. Thinking there's nothing in for you when people are getting points and cards at stake will only result in defeat.
  3. This is a common misconception that does not pan out in practice. The vast majority of attack cards are in the 6 to 12 attack range, with 6 and 8 being the most common numbers and odd numbers having only one card. This means that the majority of battles are decided by a few points, enough that the presence of an ally can turn the battle around.
  4. Per above, who to support comes from a multitude of factors. You want to have a path to victory, where you can either win alone or push with a joined win and plan accordingly. You don't want, for example, to support an aggressive power that won't be interested in your assistance and you don't want to feed cards into the hands of players who won't support your goals.

While Cosmic is mostly about fun, the truth is that there's far more cleverness and skill involved than it seems at first glance.

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