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Crazybirdman Supporter35 days ago
had the best type of gaming this weekend: unexpected! Family stopped by and we played some games
and I wached the kids play:
Courageous Bob 33 days ago
Nice! I've not come across #The Agents before, what about it works and what do you think the optimum number of players would be?
Crazybirdman Supporter33 days ago
I think three players is the way to go. Any more than that and it's hard to affect the people not sitting next to you. I love the kind of push and pull, and deciding if you want to give yourself points, but give your opponent an ability, or vice versa. It kind of feels like a good game that could be great, but I've only played once.
theDL 35 days ago
Tiny Towns is so great! And I agree about the expansions - they don't interest me at all.
How is Pentago? I saw it at a thrift store once and declined to pick it up because I knew nothing about it and the box was bigger than I wanted to go for a blind purchase, haha.
Crazybirdman Supporter34 days ago
Pentago is just a more difficult/complicated 5 in a row game. We moved the kids to it as soon a possible after Connect 4. The box is also much bigger than it need to be.
cbrady748 34 days ago
Lot's of great games here! I also don't own #For Sale despite having played it quite a bit. Wasn't aware there was a kickstarter, is it for an updated version?
Yeah, there's an expansion that add a 3rd round. And a car version that includes the expansion. And the part that interest me the most: Metal coins
Marshwiggle92 Supporter34 days ago
According to what I understand, there is a two part two kickstarter running.
The #For Sale part of the kickstarter is for the first expansion for #For Sale. I think that it is great that a game over 20 years old is getting its first expansion. According to BGG this is the largest amount of time elapsed between the initial printing of a game and the printing of the its first expansion.
The second part of the kickstarter is a straight reskin of #For Sale. It is called #For Sale Autorama. I believe that everything is maybe the same except for the art.
It's happening now? Do you happen to have a link to it? I couldn't find anything when I looked quick last night.
Awesome, thanks! $29 doesn't seem that bad!
No it doesn't.
nealkfrank 35 days ago
Pains me to say it...I got zero board games in this week...
R0land1199 Supporter35 days ago
It happens! Nothing wrong with having a break and taking care of real life or enjoying another hobby for a while.
Ya life definitely took over, busier season with work and family and other obligations (all good things!).
What is it you do for work?
nealkfrank 33 days ago
I work as an Admissions Counselor and Recruiter, October and November is when a lot of high schoolers are applying for schools and learning about college so it is game time for me!
Yikes..what are you doing on this forum? ;P
I would just guess that he is here coping.
nealkfrank 34 days ago
A little piece of me died this week lol.
WadeB1977 35 days ago
We were camping in our RV in at Crystal Springs in AR with my brother and his family. There we played:
#In the Year of the Dragon which I think I may have played once before as it seemed familiar. This is an action and resource management game with events occuring at the end of each round you can plan for. Good and bad consequences impact your player area depending on your ability to plan accordingly. Lots of player interaction required to game plan well with turn order being a significant factor.
#The Crew: The Quest for Planet Nine was brought by my brother who haden't had the chance to play it and neither had I. We played through the first 5-6 missions learning the game as we went. I wasn't sure how I would like this game but after playing through a few scenarios I am excited to play this one again and love the complexity involved for a fairly simply designed game.
#Viticulture: Essential Edition was our final game. Becky bailed on us so we played three players which I don;t think I have played before at that player count. I lost by two but love this game and look forward to playing again (I hve it set up for solo at my house now).
Love The Crew and need to give Viticulture a try one of these days
In the Year of the Dragon is a game I keep seeing around but have never tried. I'm intrigued by it.
I felt the same way about the Crew. Initially skeptical but after a few plays really enjoyed it. I even picked up a copy for myself. It might be a game my wife will try.
Viticulture is a great game. I own it and Tuscany (both essential editions) and I never see them leaving my collection.
The crew is definitely one I think my family would enjoy, we all love card games and these feels like a good step up from them.
Ah man, it's been too long since we played Viticulture. Maybe that's what I'll suggest next time my wife and I play a game.
Slow week, then a big weekend!
I've heard a few reviewers say #Oceans can have a little bit of a runaway leader problem when you play with newer or inexperienced players. Do you find that to be the case usually or was this a one off for you?
theDL 34 days ago
Well we didn't actually have any new players this time, but I'd say it's probably true. The strategies aren't obvious, in my opinion. I actually like that, because it means there's just more game to discover, but yeah that does mean that first timers won't necessarily be on even footing. I know that there were ways my opponents could have made it harder for me, but they were more focused on their own engines.
My bad, I interpreted your saying you hoped you didn't turn them off to the game as if they were new. I could see being far too invested in trying to do whatever you're trying to accomplish that you don't pay any attention to your opponents though. I really wanna try this out lol