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What did you play this week?

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3MBG 6 days ago | 3 points[-]

Marshwiggle92 Supporter6 days ago | 1 point[-]

#Dawn of the Zeds 3rd Edition, will you be comparing it to other "states of siege" type games? 

3MBG 6 days ago | 1 point[-]

I'll reference them, but i dont have much experience with them asides from reading the rulebooks and looking at them online. 

Marshwiggle92 Supporter6 days ago | 1 point[-]

Gotcha 

3MBG 6 days ago | 1 point[-]

Playing #Lords of Hellas tonight

Marshwiggle92 Supporter6 days ago | 1 point[-]

I've seen it several times right at or below $60 and I've been tempted to pick it up. But I haven't so far. 

3MBG 6 days ago | 1 point[-]

Its not the most elegant of games, but it has really neat ideas in it and emergent powers which i love. Caters to different play styles too, which is nice

Marshwiggle92 Supporter6 days ago | 1 point[-]

I really like the conceit of the game as well. 

knicholas28 6 days ago | 2 points[-]

I finally started #The 7th Continent and am having a blast in solo mode!

R0land1199 Supporter6 days ago | 1 point[-]

What are your first impressions of the game?

knicholas28 6 days ago | 2 points[-]

I only have a few hours in so far. I started exploring everything and died right away, haha! So I shifted my strategy and now I'm trying to focus on survival. It can be tough. Harder than I thought but not frustratingly so. I think to get a lot out of the game you have to be the kind of person who enjoys the journey, as much as (or more than) the destination. I love the atmospheric music from the app, too. I can get swept away in the theme. Have you tried playing it?

R0land1199 Supporter6 days ago | 1 point[-]

No I haven't played it yet.  It peaks my interest now and then mind you.  It's a bit pricey and I'm not sure if I'd enjoy it enough to pick it up.  

nealkfrank 6 days ago | 1 point[-]

Would you say this is fairly approachable?

I am looking for a coop/story driven game to play with my wife!

knicholas28 6 days ago | 1 point[-]

Definitely. I was feeling a little paralyzed / intimidated by the rulebook so I just dove in and stumbled through a few turns. Eventually it all clicked. I liked the old choose-your-own-adventure books and point-and-click video games (Maniac Mansion style) so this really satisfies that itch.

nealkfrank 6 days ago | 1 point[-]

That sounds like a good time! 

knicholas28 6 days ago | 1 point[-]

Have you played it yet? Any interest?

nealkfrank 6 days ago | 1 point[-]

I have not played it! I do have interest though, I am going to watch a couple videos on it so I can learn a little more!

knicholas28 6 days ago | 1 point[-]

Watch It Played did a good overview and helped me understand the mechanics better. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=roqzI03WDGI

Let us know how you like it if/when you give it a try!

nealkfrank 5 days ago | 1 point[-]

I am planning on watching that and there is a GameNight playthrough as well!

horseloverfat 6 days ago | 2 points[-]

just started #Gloomhaven with my two eldest sons.
#Sprawlopolis arrives today with all expansions.

I also just got the new #Cartographers: Ambush Card Promo Pack to #Cartographers: A Roll Player Tale. which has been my go-to game for the quarantine. I've played it 30+ times in as many days.

R0land1199 Supporter6 days ago | 1 point[-]

Gloomhaven is amazing!  I am sure you'll enjoy that.

I've only played Cartographer's once on Tabletopia but it looks like a lot of fun.  Glad to hear it holds up over many plays.

nealkfrank 6 days ago | 1 point[-]

Yes!! Sprawlopolis is so good!! I have not come close to winning ever but I have fun when I play!

BenjaminK 7 days ago | 2 points[-]

Two games of #Tsuro of the Seas with my wife and four-year-old (he did great!) and #Monopoly Junior as well. 

R0land1199 Supporter6 days ago | 1 point[-]

Tsuro is a great family game!  I've also found the younger ones do quite well and the dragon luck factor helps even things out overall.

BenjaminK 5 days ago | 2 points[-]

Yes, the luck is the great equalizer indeed haha

Courageous Bob 6 days ago | 1 point[-]

How does that compare to regular Tsuro?

BenjaminK 6 days ago | 1 point[-]

Tsuro of the Seas includes monsters that spawn on the board and can eat your ship. So while you're moving your boat around, you also have to be wary of the monsters. It also adds more of a luck eleement, as the monsters' movement depends on dice rolls. The regular Tsuro is just following the path you build as you go; no monsters or anything else to worry about.

Courageous Bob 5 days ago | 1 point[-]

Do you prefer the more luck related aspect? Although Tsuro is pretty luck related based on what you draw I guess anyway. And sea monsters are fun!

BenjaminK 5 days ago | 1 point[-]

I do prefer the "of the Seas" version because I find the monsters add a lot more fun to the game. Or, perhaps "uncertainty" would be a better word. At any rate, I enjoy the chaos they add :) 

theDL 7 days ago | 2 points[-]

  • #Targi on Board Game Arena with @WineScar. Neat game! Fairly simple rules, but a lot of tough decisions.
  • #Sapiens on Board Game Arena with @WineScar and @nealkfrank. To me this game was just alright. Personally, for a domino laying game, I'd rather play #Kingdomino.
  • #Everdell - got to show this game to a friend and he enjoyed it! I'm sure he'll be up for another game some time.
  • #Century: Golem Edition with the same friend. He was already a fan of this one.
  • #Viticulture: Essential Edition - I finally tried the solo game for this. It was pretty easy to manage! I lost though... Got some tough orders early in the game and took too long to really get my engine going.

nealkfrank 7 days ago | 1 point[-]

I agree with you on Sapiens. It was fine but nothing that blew me away. 

Marshwiggle92 Supporter7 days ago | 2 points[-]

After @Skurvy5 posted about gaming malaise I decided to take a week off of gaming, so I did, and now I feel ready to go again.... 

R0land1199 Supporter6 days ago | 1 point[-]

Good call!

CaptainPossum Supporter7 days ago | 2 points[-]

played four games of #The Estates

Really like this one. 

nealkfrank 7 days ago | 1 point[-]

Nice!! What player count? How mad did people get?

CaptainPossum Supporter7 days ago | 1 point[-]

3 players each time. My kids did not appreciate me winning 3 of the 4 games haha

nealkfrank 7 days ago | 1 point[-]

Haha that is valid. Did you play it where each game was a separate score and winner or did you play where your scores are cumulative?

CaptainPossum Supporter7 days ago | 1 point[-]

Separate because the plays were spread across a couple days. 

nealkfrank 7 days ago | 1 point[-]

Goooot it. I recently bought this game but have not been able to play since the pandemic stuff, so I am pumped for it!

CaptainPossum Supporter7 days ago | 1 point[-]

I really want to try it with four players and with adults. 

nealkfrank 7 days ago | 1 point[-]

Haha yes, that is my ideal situation!

sdirrane Supporter13 hours ago | 1 point[-]

I got in a game of Root with my daughter today.  She is starting to be able to play the Marquise with less and less help.

1nf1n1ty Supporter2 days ago | 1 point[-]

My son and I played the old school Warhammer Quest last night. We got crushed. It all started fine with a bunch of hallways and no 1's rolled on the power die (which creates an event). Then a snotling swarm targeted the wizard and killed him. With no healing we trudged towards the objective room, where my son (yeah, I'll blame him) rolled the worst possible scenario for monsters. 3 minitaurs (One almost killed us early) and then a '6' for archers.  We died without killing a beast.

It was an interesting reminder of what 80's games were like. For those who haven't played it, I'd put this game in a very similar position to Shadows of Brimstone as a dungeon crawler. Very swingy and super deadly. It has a campaign mode, but we are going to shelve this one for now and bring out our newly purchased Gloomhaven for a go. 

As it stands, I'm liking Too Many Bones as my top RPG choice right now. We'll see how Gloomhaven stacks up.

Here is a shot of the final layout and objective room.


LeeLee 3 days ago | 1 point[-]

lpdustin 5 days ago | 1 point[-]

Played Nemesis on TTS, man what a blast. Also the mod worked pretty flawlessly. Only thing I thought may have been messing up is the invader bag, I would put the blank token in, shuffle, and do a test, and pulled the blank token out again like 5 times in a row. Either I am extremely lucky, or it wasn't shuffling properly. After that little test I started shuffling it like ten times every time.

lanista 5 days ago | 1 point[-]

#Black Orchestra finally arrived and did a couple of plays at 2. The first one ended quickly with a win since we got a plot early on. But the second game was epic ! Got to see many of the event cards and the rising tension as the war goes on is felt. So thematic. Truly awesome. We lost that last game though.

jonask 5 days ago | 1 point[-]

Played Tzolk'in: The Mayan Calendar with 3 friends online via boardgamearena.com.  The web app is excellent and does the bookkeeping and rules implementation.  Graphics is not top-notch but servicable.

trentellingsen Supporter5 days ago | 1 point[-]

I got to play #Exit: The Mysterious Museum and #Exit: The Forgotten Island. These escape room style games were recommended by some friends and they are fantastic! I was honestly surprised by how much I liked them. I'm excited for the third one we have but I'm feeling the need to buy another soon! They're so inexpensive though so it certainly is easy to get a couple.

CatTastic23 6 days ago | 1 point[-]

Played quantum and the crew.

nealkfrank 6 days ago | 1 point[-]

both excellent! How many players for these? I would love the Crew but it may be a future purchase since I really only play 2-players during this pandemic!

nealkfrank 7 days ago | 1 point[-]

  • #Pandemic: Reign of Cthulhu - played this with the wife and she loves it for some reason! I am not wild about it because you can lose in a heart beat and there is nothing you can do...
  • #Karuba - What is a weekend now without playing this lol. 

LeeLee 3 days ago | 1 point[-]

Gotta luv sum Cthulhu......I havent played this one yet( I own it)

nealkfrank 3 days ago | 1 point[-]

Not gonna lie, it can be frustrating but it is a fun experience!

R0land1199 Supporter7 days ago | 1 point[-]

This week:

  • #Zona: The Secret of Chernobyl, physical solo:  just got the game and had to give it a shot!  I managed to pull off a win with my last possible action! So that was exciting. Currently painting the miniatures so I have the atmosphere on full when I can eventually play with my group.
  • #Keyflower, tabletopia 4 players:  I haven’t played this one a lot but I have enjoyed the times I’ve played and this time was no exception.   
  • #Viscounts of the West Kingdom (x2) tabletopia, 3 players:  first time playing this game. I love the series and this one might be my favourite one!  We enjoyed it quite a bit so we played it twice.  Everyone tried a different path and we all had fun and had similar scores in our second games. 

Good week!

CaptainPossum Supporter7 days ago | 2 points[-]

#Keyflower is also available on Board game arena for free. 

R0land1199 Supporter6 days ago | 1 point[-]

Good to know. I have looked at board game arena and it has a couple of games I am interested in that tabletopia doesn’t so Iam sure the group will check it out at some point. 

nealkfrank 7 days ago | 2 points[-]

Nice! Keyflower is my current game on the brain. Glad you got to play it. 

R0land1199 Supporter6 days ago | 1 point[-]

It’s only my second time since I acquired it in a trade for #Love Letter: Premium. I think I came out ahead there gamewise. (Love letter 2019 version is the better version of love letter in my opinion.)

nealkfrank 6 days ago | 2 points[-]

I totally agree, you for sure scored!