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What did you play this week?

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R0land1199 5 months ago | 4 points[-]

Pretty quiet week for me.  We managed 2 games of Gloomhaven this week.  Still pretty much my favourite game.

philryuh 5 months ago | 3 points[-]

Trent and I have been meaning to open his up soon haha. Seems a bit daunting to me though because I haven't had any experience with campaigns

R0land1199 5 months ago | 3 points[-]

It's got a lot going on but really just dive in and do your best.  If you get a thing wrong here or there it's not a big deal.

philryuh 5 months ago | 3 points[-]

Around how long do you think it would take to setup, learn the rules, play one campaign if you have players who are new to this type of game?

R0land1199 5 months ago | 3 points[-]

I'm not a great judge of this type of thing but I can take a guesstimate.

It helps if you have something to sort all of the monster standees and various little bits and counters.  (I use plano boxes like many others.)  And a file folder or something similar to contain the modular board pieces.

It takes a couple of hours just to unpunch everything and sort everything so do that way ahead of time.

Learning the rules depends.  You can probably get enough to do your first mission in 30 minutes.  There are a lot of little things that can trigger depending on certain states in the game but you don't need to memorize those. 

Certain things like monster focus can take quite a while to get all the edge cases clear in your head but don't let that stop you.  You'll get it eventually and can look it up on the fly if it's a key situation.

Your first mission might take a couple of hours or less.  I honestly can't remember that far back.  I think we had to try the first one twice so I don't know if the 2 hours takes that in to account.

I assume you meant play a mission vs play a campaign.  Playing a campaign can take a long time.  I only play once a month or so these days.  We're about a year and a half in and I think we're 1/3 of the way through.

Woodyx 5 months ago | 4 points[-]

Actually had a good weekend since my brother was in town.  We played

Skulls-  great game to get started.  Most of my family played before the lesser games left to let us bring bigger games to the table.

Clanki inSpace!  - my most recent purchase after I played the original recently.  Really enjoyed the play.

Century spice road - my brother hadn't played it and it's another new aquisition since I last saw him.  Lot of fun

Railroad Inc - brothers game.  I don't normally like to draw, but something about the puzzle was fun

Aeons end -. Never played this before and i want to try it some more.  We played two games

Azul -. My brother still hadn't played this so we had to get it to the table.  

A fun weekend overall.  It's nice to have a family member who plays more regularly than me, but we see each other only a couple times a year so we have to spend some of it getting each other caught up on games.

My only having regrets are not getting space base to the table with him.  I also am struggling to get my gloomhaven group together with all the summer activities.

philryuh 5 months ago | 2 points[-]

Sounds fun, my brother and I both got into board games only after getting married so we haven't yet had the chance to play together (especially since we're apart by like 2,000 miles now). It would've definitely given us some alternatives besides always playing smash (melee) for game time (not that I disliked it one bit haha).

1nf1n1ty 5 months ago | 4 points[-]

We started our new D&D campaign this week and played Friday and Saturday night. This is going to cut in to my board gaming time for sure. D&D is also why I really don't play dungeon crawls like Gloomhaven any more.

R0land1199 5 months ago | 3 points[-]

I do both!  (Well currently Blades in the Dark going towards Starfinder but we've D&Ded quite a bit too.) Gloomhaven is definitely no D&D replacement.  :)  

1nf1n1ty 5 months ago | 2 points[-]

We just started the latest Waterdeep saga. So we will be in for 20 levels of play. :)

TFCarrot 5 months ago | 3 points[-]

I just played Eclipse for my first time this week; I was told its the board game that Stellaris was based off of. Great way to spend an afternoon - I won by only a couple points.

philryuh 5 months ago | 3 points[-]

Do you think it'll get to the table pretty often? Welcome to the forum by the way! (there aren't a ton of people active yet so new names are easy to catch haha)

TFCarrot 5 months ago | 3 points[-]

Thanks! Not too many active YET but I'm sure it'll grow! I really had fun with the game but you'd definitely have to be in the mood for it. Takes a good amount of time and brainpower, but very enjoyable nonetheless. If I owned it I'd bring it out every couple game nights for sure.

philryuh 5 months ago | 3 points[-]

Very little going on the past weeks because my wife and I were scrambling around to find a new apartment after giving our 30 day notice haha. I did order Azul and Viticulture EE recently. Got super excited when my wife showed big interest in Viticulture because we've never played games that have a bit more weight to them.