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elmirfudd 4 months ago
Bought #Gloomhaven after loving Jaws and I haven't played anything else all week except a game of #Watergate. Has been my favorite week of board games since I've picked up the hobby. Could not believe how much I actually enjoy playing the game, although it definitely helps living with 3 other people then rotate in and out while playing.
cbrady748 Premium User3 months ago
Did you finish JOTL then??
elmirfudd 3 months ago
....Yes.....In a month.....
R0land1199 Premium User4 months ago
Lots of games played in the last week due to new games for Christmas and having the family around and willing to play a few:
Action packed week! I think Marvel Champions is the biggest hit for me so far this year. :)
nealkfrank 4 months ago
I had an old friend come out from Virginia so we got some lighter games played and it was a great time!
theDL Premium User4 months ago
The simplicity of base Star Realms is so great!
I have a couple other decks and they all seem to be just as simple, but add some new spice to the life of the game and I am here for it!
I'm not familiar with Karuba and have only seen Wavelength but the other two are definitely fun. :)
Karuba is seriously so so fun. It is very addicting. Can be played in like 30 minutes and it feels like strategic Bingo lol.
Wavelength to me is the Codenames killer. So much more fun!
cbrady748 Premium User4 months ago
Karuba is incredibly addicting...it even says so on the box lol
Lol yes it does, but it is very accurate!
frecklefacebcb 4 months ago
Got in a ton of gaming this week! Could have been more, but I'm very happy with the games we got out!
#Captain Sonar - Got in two full plays of this in real time with 8 players. I definitely think it would play fine with 6 players as well. I really enjoyed it, I can definitely see how this depends a lot on who you play with, but our group of family was fun.
#Deception: Murder in Hong Kong - Played this with 8 players twice and then with 6 players twice and it was great all four times! Family had a lot of fun with this one.
#Love Letter (2019 Edition) - Fun! Played with 6 players and it did start to drag out a bit when almost everyone had won 2 rounds and you needed to win 3 to win the game. So overstayed it's welcome, especially since it was late and thought it would be faster (took maybe an hour or more?), but the gameplay is very simple and very fun.
#Boss Monster - Fun, fairly quick game. Not my copy, but played with 3 people for my first time ever and it is a fun, almost filler type game.
#The Reckoners - I really enjoyed this! First play through. This is a brother-in-laws copy. He got the full deluxe version during the last Kickstarter for the expansion. Played with 4 and we really enjoyed it. The simultaneous dice rolling combined with simultaneous resolution was perfect for me. I have discovered recently that I LOVE spending money IN games. Buying items from the shop was fun and super helpful. None of the items were week and we really had fun considering who should use them.
#Gloomhaven - this was played on Vassal with two brothers-in-law that I have been playing through this with. One of my most enjoyable plays as the Music Note.
Hoping to get solo plays of #A Feast for Odin and #Viscounts of the West Kingdom this week.
TK2187 4 months ago
The Reckoners! I loved that book series and the game looked sooo cool with a really high production value but at its price point I couldn't justify getting it not being 100% sure it would be a hit with my group. Good to hear you thought it was good though.
I think the 2019 version is the best version of Love Letter for sure. We often just play until we have had enough and then anyone tied for most tokens wins.
Boss Monster is more fun than II expected it to be when I first play it. I don't know if I would eagerly ask to play it but I won't say no to a game!
Gloomhaven is awesome for sure. Captain Sonar and Deception are both games I would like to play. Glad to see you enjoyed them.
kcvib 3 months ago
Oh man, I forgot I actually played #Captain Sonar before! That was super fun. I don't remember the name of my role, but I was supposed to listen to the other team's movements and record them. It was especially funny because at one point they were bickering about where to go haha. They confused and bamboozled me in the end though :P
Got in a week's worth of gaming in one day! Played one game on New Year's Eve with my family, but nothing else until yesterday when I had a couple friends over, and we played all afternoon into the evening.
Wow! Tons of gaming and all really good games.
The only one I am not familiar with is Dale of Merchants. What is that one like?
So it's a deck-building game that also involves "deck deconstruction", if that's a term I can use. Anthropomorphized animals are all trying to be the best merchant in the land, or something like that. You win by building your 8th stall, which you do by pulling cards out of your deck that are all from the same "animalfolk" deck. If you own all of the games in the series like I do, you have 27 total decks, from which you can mix and match to get the type of game you want, as they vary in terms of complexity, interaction, randomness, and nastiness. You only use players+1 decks in each game, so the number of combinations you have is huge.
@3MBG has a nice video about it here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dLGM2vb0ozM
Thanks! I'll give that a watch later.
Also just finished a game of #Nippon on boardgamearena with @nealkfrank and @docker37 (docker won). Interesting game! I'm not sure yet if I had fun (hard to tell playing a game online), but I was definitely engaged in each turn. Lots of tough decisions, and there are clearly many legitimate paths to victory. Though, to be honest, for the first third of the game, I was kind of just clicking on stuff without really knowing what I was doing, haha.
I enjoyed the game even though I SUCKED at it lol. I agree that at first it was alot of just clicking around but the game is engaging and I understand it more after finishing up. Still am not sure on a good strategy but it was fun mechanically.
Yeah, I mentioned to docker that I think next time I'd try to maximize my actions a bit more by taking advantage of the ability to do the action multiple times if you have the resources to do it. I rarely was able to do that in our game.
Definitely! If there are options to do multiple of the same thing you try everything to do that!
docker37 4 months ago
Nippon is an interesting game. You really need to focus on the area control aspect of the regions though. There is a ton of points to be had/lost there and that is one of the things I noticed this game as the only one to focus on getting influence in the regions.
I didn't really start to enjoy Nippon until my 2nd game after I had a better understanding on what was going on.
Yeah I saw your message about that. I started doing it a bit more in the 2nd half of the game, but I didn't really know how it worked for the first few rounds, haha. I definitely would focus more there in future plays. I also think I would try to bunch up my actions a bit moreb most actions allow you to do something multiple times if you have the resources for it, and I was rarely able to take advantage of that, so I think maximizing turns that way would help too.