updated 4 months ago | posted 20 months ago
I've really enjoyed the shared board and alternate play of Root a lot recently and would love to know what other games have mechanics like this that are good.
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BenjaminK 20 months ago
Cthulhu Wars is a great one, as all factions are incredibly different. Petersen Games' Hyperspace will also be a similarly great asymmetrical game (once it delivers).
Theegravedigger 20 months ago
Probably the most balanced asymetric game I've played. Though the big issue on this one is the price.
Yup, super expensive. Fortunately, someone in our game group went all-in, so until he or I move away, looks like we're set haha I'm also looking forward to him getting in Hyperspace. Looks great.
Which factions/maps do you have access to?
He said he has it all, or will once that last grand onslaught shows up. We've only played with the basic map and basic factions so those who hadn't played wouldn't be too overwhelmed. But he has a big tote/tub that is strictly for Cthulhu Wars. I think the rest of his stuff is slated to arrive...soonish. I'm looking forward to that day haha
That is a year or so away, if I recall correctly.
One major thing that I had made was a cheat sheet for the Sleeper player's Ancient Sorcery power.
Ah. That sounds about right. It's a fun game and I love how Sandy makes all the factions so different, so good, and so balanced. I feel like a lot of the factions could use a cheat sheet haha
Well, there is the Cthulhu Wars Wikia, which does have a strategy section for most of the factions.
And I think I have some notes on them somewhere also.
That...is a lot of strategy content haha Definitely going to be diving into this before the next time we play!
While it's limited to 2 vs. 2, Sabotage by Tim Fowers is a solid asymmetric hidden movement game. Having two players on each time makes teaching it much easier than any of the all vs many games, where an uncaught mistake can really snowball.
nealkfrank 20 months ago
GAIA PROJECT, by far my favorite. Asymmetry in abilities but not in how the game is played for most part.
JamesReid860 Supporter19 months ago
This one is up there on my wishlist. Gotta get it someday
JamesReid860 Supporter20 months ago
Cry Havoc! Go get it! So good
Skyw3rd 20 months ago
I think Vast: The Crystal Caverns would be the obvious choice. It's asymmetric as all get out. No common goals at all.
slapsgiving14 Supporter20 months ago
How are the Vast games? I love Root and I'm really excited about Oath. I know Vast is supposed to be vastly (pun intended) different from Root.
It's very different, there's no common goal. Everyone has their own. I find Vast to be more complicated, but still fun. Not as fun as Root though.
What’s the player interaction like?
You're usually going directly against one of the other players. Knight vs. Dragon, Dragon escaping the Cave, Goblins vs Knight, Cave vs. Everyone. I've not played with the Thief, so I'm not as familiar. I'd say high interaction.
Have you played it Solo? I wonder how that is?
I have not. I'm not sure how that would go.
Ahh oh no now I know I'm going to really get into wanting this game.
I've heard Vast is a great asymmetrical game, so +1 to this, despite my never having played it :)
theDL Premium User20 months ago
I haven't played it yet but I'm REALLY excited to get my copy of the Dune reprint. It helps a lot that I'm a huge fan of the source material, but the fact that it's considered a classic even after 40 years is a factor as well. I've watched a couple playthroughs of it and I think it looks great.
I have heard awesome things about Dune, I just finished the first book a couple months ago and love the world. The game seems to be VERY conflict heavy.
Oh man, I'm glad you enjoyed Dune! It might be my favorite book. If you really enjoyed it I encourage you to keep going. I've read 4 of the 6 original novels so far and they're all fantastic, but all very different from each other. Be warned though, it gets weird, lol.
yes I'm super excited about Dune!
Another one I haven't played but want to play is Star Wars: Rebellion
Marshwiggle92 Supporter20 months ago
War of the Ring (Second Edition) fills the same niche.
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