Clank! In! Space! board game
Clank! In! Space! board game

Clank! In! Space!

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The evil Lord Eradikus has all but conquered the galaxy, and is now on a victory lap across the sector in his flagship, Eradikus Prime. He may rule with an iron grip, but his most prized artifacts are about to slip through his cyborg claws. You and your fellow thieves have challenged each other to sneak aboard his ship, hack your way into its command module, and steal from him. Along the way, you'll recruit allies and snatch up extra loot. But one false step and-Clank! Careless noise draws the attention of Lord Eradikus. Hacking into his command module and stealing his artifacts increases his rage. You'd better hope your friends are louder than you are if you want to make it to an escape pod and get out alive...

Contains:
* 7 Game Board Pieces
* 43 Reserve Cards: 15 FAZR, 15 Boldly Go, 12 Memory Core, 1 GOB-L1N
* 4 Starting Decks (10 cards each)
* 100 Adventure Deck Cards
* 6 Artifacts
* 11 Major Secrets
* 28 Minor Secrets
* 120 Clank Cubes (30 of each player color)
* 1 Boss Marker
* 24 Boss Cubes
* 4 Bounty Hunter Cubes
* 8 Market Items: 2 Master Key, 2 TelePass, 2 Med Kit, 2 Contraband
* 1 Market Board
* 1 Blockade Token
* 4 Command Code Tokens
* 5 Power Crystals
* 8 Data Cubes (2 of each player color)
* 4 Unique Player Pawns
* 1 Boss Bag


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  • Never played Clank before, much better than expected. Deck building really need to be paired with a board to make it more exciting, too bad at it's core it's still a vomit your hand kind of deck building which I don't terribly enjoy
  • Certainly much more challenging than basic Clank!; and the modular board is a very nice (albeit ugly and confusing) addition. Clank! In! Space! is a very, very good game; but its predecessor is light-years ahead of it overall. One major flaw with Clank! In! Space! is the end-game: after the first player escapes, the game can potentially continue for a very long time compared with the panic-to-escape that ensues in basic Clank when this happens. A minor flaw concerns movement: it is just so hard to move any distance in this version!
  • I think this is a good good game, it doesn't knock my socks off but it does always keep me engaged. Better with more players and ones who don't just run in and out as fast as they can. Just misses my top 10
  • Solo (With App)
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I played #Clank! In! Space! with our exchange student (I think that's only game number 5 in two years-definately doesn't get played often enough) and he won handily- 100+ while I passed out just shy of getting 2 health.  Ouch!

Finally got #King of Tokyo to the table with my son, exchange student, and my wife.  My son defeated our exchange student (the most competitive of all of us) by round 3; my wife then defeated my son on her next turn, and then defeated me. All in less then 15 minutes!

Also played #The Quacks of Quedlinburg.  My wife won, our exchange student came in a close second, and I came in a distant third- even 12 rat tails wasn't enough to help me overcome 3 or 4 exploding pots!

Overall, the most games played in a week since a birthday get-a-way with my sisters a year ago. 

Nothing currently on my "shelf of shame."  #Clank! In! Space! did spend the longest time on it though.  It sat unplayed for over 6 months.  It could be considered a "modern classic" maybe?

Damn, that's an awesome collection, a good size too. It seems like you're into different stuff to me though, which is always fun and interesting to see. I'll definitely have to have a look into some of these games.

I only actually have a few games: I dove in really deep initially and bought #Twilight Imperium 4th Edition and then proceeded to buy #The Quacks of Quedlinburg, #War of the Ring: Second Edition, and persuaded my friend to buy #Clank! In! Space!

I don't know how much I can recommend these based on our taste to be honest, because with big war games you'll already know if you like them before you buy them. #The Quacks of Quedlinburg and #Clank! In! Space! I can certainly recommend though.

I've held off on buying more games for the time being and starting playing my wishlist items over Tabletop Simulator, and also waiting for Christmas to roll around. I'm not sure why but I've tended to avoid the more classic games like #Carcassonne and #Ticket To Ride, but I really should give them a go. I guess they just don't massively appeal to me. I have also heard that other people new to the hobby do usually like heavier games before they mellow out into lighter ones, so maybe I'm in that boat.

Damn, that's an awesome collection, a good size too. It seems like you're into different stuff to me though, which is always fun and interesting to see. I'll definitely have to have a look into some of these games.

I only actually have a few games: I dove in really deep initially and bought #Twilight Imperium 4th Edition and then proceeded to buy #The Quacks of Quedlinburg, #War of the Ring: Second Edition, and persuaded my friend to buy #Clank! In! Space!

I don't know how much I can recommend these based on our taste to be honest, because with big war games you'll already know if you like them before you buy them. #The Quacks of Quedlinburg and #Clank! In! Space! I can certainly recommend though.

I've held off on buying more games for the time being and starting playing my wishlist items over Tabletop Simulator, and also waiting for Christmas to roll around. I'm not sure why but I've tended to avoid the more classic games like #Carcassonne and #Ticket To Ride, but I really should give them a go. I guess they just don't massively appeal to me. I have also heard that other people new to the hobby do usually like heavier games before they mellow out into lighter ones, so maybe I'm in that boat.

Here the rundown from last week for my family:

#Santorini got the most plays, over 10 amongst all of us, largley because it is new to us and simple to learn and quick to play. It also confirmed what I suspected: my wife is significantly better at this game than I am. 

#Viscounts of the West Kingdom got 3 plays.

#Viticulture: Essential Edition with #Tuscany: Essential Edition 

#Rhino Hero: Super Battle

#Architects of the West Kingdom

#Photosynthesis

#Ticket to Ride: London

#Ticket To Ride: Map Collection Volume 2 - India

And #Clank! In! Space!

All saw the table one this week.

My 10 yo might be the real gamer of my brood. Her favorite game is #Clank! In! Space! She seems to like the deck building and card acquisition stuff. It surprised me how much she liked Viscounts. All I had to do was give her a tip to focus on one thing and she took over from there and played a respectable game. She scored 78, if I  remember correctly, working mainly on manuscripts. I beat her putting people in the castle but that was only because I got 1 more flipped sent than she did. If we would have tied on flipped debts she would have won.

 

To clarify, I'm not saying the strategies aren't different, only that they feel the same regardless of which one you choose to pursue.  Except for maybe trying to rush The debt and deed pile to end the game quickly, which I have not tried yet. The fun in this game will be more on the tactical level of how can maximize individual turns and manage the debt and deed decks, and make your own deck.

I'm actually really new to the hobby so I haven't managed to play a lot of games. The only one's I've managed to play so far are #Clank! A Deck-Building Adventure , #Clank! In! Space! and #The Quacks of Quedlinburg

If Quacks counts - it's bag building so pretty much the same thing.

Hi again,

1. After some consideration I've come up with some good games that i would get if i were to start all over again (I have a dream):

#Star Realms (portable and fun, lots of expansions)

#Santorini (a much better than chess)

#Sushi Go Party! (Easy to pickup and good fun)

#Terraforming Mars (so good, the game that got me started)

#Burgle Bros. (I'm always game for a good co-op game) (Hopefully I'll get my kickstarter copy  #Burgle Bros 2: The Casino Capers)

#Forbidden Desert (what can i say, I really like co-op)

#Love Letter or#Infinity Gauntlet: A Love Letter Game (a Pint and love letter at the pub)

#Clank! In! Space! (Deck-building fun)

#The Taverns of Tiefenthal (was considering#The Quacks of Quedlinburg but i enjoy this even more )

#The 7th Continent (mystery and survival at its best) (Looking forward to#The 7th Citadel)

#Imhotep (simple, complex, fun and frustrating at the same time)

#Tiny Epic Galaxies,#Tiny Epic Zombies, #Tiny Epic Mechs,#Tiny Epic Quest, #Tiny Epic Defenders (Second Edition),#Tiny Epic Tactics,#Tiny Epic Kingdoms,#Tiny Epic Pirates, #Tiny Epic Dinosaurs #Tiny Epic Western (so small and with surprisingly much content and depth) (they are so small that my wife wouldn't even think that may gaming collection/addiction would be a problem)

Well folks that's the games i would get for my $200 (they were all on super mega sale of the century of course otherwise I wouldn't be able to get em all 😂).

2. And as for that hard to get game: #Shadows Over Camelot (co-op, hidden identity)

 

One of my favorit Mechanics.  I will acknowledge right away that I am not a fan of #Dominion: Second Edition.  I've played twice and it's kinda of just blah for me.  I prefer my deck builders to have a board and something else going on rather than a "pure" deckbulder.  Maybe had I started with Dominion instead of #Clank! A Deck-Building Adventure my opinion might be different.

My favorite deckbuilders

  1. The entire Clank Family.  I've listed previously that I own #Clank! A Deck-Building Adventure and two of its expansions.  I've played #Clank! In! Space! and that's a really great game as well.  One of my gaming groups had just started #Clank! Legacy: Acquisitions Incorporated before Covid and we haven't gotten back to that yet.  Maybe in November. 
  2. The Legendary family: I own #Legendary: A Marvel Deck Building Game but have heard really great things about #Legendary Encounters: An Alien Deck Building Game as it really depends on what theme you like more.  I did pick the #Legendary Marvel Deckbuilding Game: World War Hulk Expansion and enjoy playing with that as well, how can you not like playing with  more Hulks!!
  3. #The Quest for El Dorado is a really nice small deckbulider/race game.  My plays of that have been really fun and the feeling of looking at the board and figuring out what your deck needs to get through to the end is an enjoyable challange.
  4. #Aeon's End is really really good and currently on my wish list, though I'd probably put #Aeon's End: Legacy higher on the list. 
  5. #Thunderstone Quest is an different type of dungeon crawl than Clank! but still enjoyable.  So many expansions available with this one.  This and Aeon's End are very similar to Dominion so if are looking to branch out these are good options.
  6. #The Taverns of Tiefenthal is another fun deck builder that I've enjoyed my plays of
  7. The Centry Spice Road family.  Not my favorite game from the ones listed here but is a very enjoyable deck builder especially when you can get a nice little engine going. 
  8. #Great Western Trail has a minor deck building aspect that greatly influences how successful each of your trips to Kansas City is.  The number of times i've cursed when drawing new cows into my hand
  9. #Orléans is a bag builder vs a deck builder but gives you so many of the same feelings and angst that its worth including here.  Really enjoy.
  10. #Star Realms / #Hero Realms - only played on the app but its easy and each game gives you interesting choices on how to build your deck

Wish list includes:

  1. Aeon's End,
  2. Great Western Trail
  3. Orlean's

If looking for an exhaustive list of deck bulders here is a good link: list-deck-building-games

Got a fair amount of gaming in this week:

  • #Clank! A Deck-Building Adventure (x2) TTS, Multiplayer with various expansions: Warming up for our final 2 Clank legacy games on the weekend.  The more versions of this game I play the more I like it.  (I personally own #Clank! In! Space!.)
  • #Cartographers: A Roll Player Tale Solo Physical: Such a fun easy game to pull out and play a quick round when I'm in the mood for some non-digital solo entertainment.
  • #Clank! Legacy: Acquisitions Incorporated (x2) Physical multiplayer: FINALLY!  Got together outside with my group socially distanced.  Played games 9 and 10 of the campaign.  I super enjoyed playing this game although 2 games in a day is a bit much sometimes.  I'd be tempted to buy my own copy and play it again if I thought the group would be up for it. :)  If you like Clank at all and can get a group to commit to it I can't recommend it highly enough.
  • #Take 5 + Take a Number (x2 Physical): Had some friends over outside and I got them to play a couple of games of Take 5.  This game is a bit of fun once you get to know the other players and have played a few rounds.  We only played twice but I think I might be able to get it to the table again.
  • #Just One (x2 physical): Couple of games with same friends as well.  I think this one is their favourite.  It's a fun game for non-gamers with "ah hah!" moments and "groan" moments which are always fun.

Good week!

Great article!  I wanted to start off with that  

However, I wouldn’t call it picking a side because it’s not an either or choice really. 

There are games where the app is required like #Mansions of Madness: Second Edition or #Alchemists.  ( I guess you can play them app-less but they are meant to use the app.), there are games that are supplemented by apps like #Clank! A Deck-Building Adventure and #Clank! In! Space!, and there are a bunch of great little app helpers like Scythe kick, the various #Gloomhaven apps, scoring apps etc.  

The radio plays for #Mechs vs. Minions aren’t exactly apps but they add to the game without being necessary to play it.

And of course there are digital implementation of games and some video games that might as well be board games. 

There is a huge continuance to look at and each case can be different. 

For me I like the innovative ways board games us apps.  I wouldn’t want every game to have an app but a game well integrated with a well done app can be a lot of fun and something a bit different from everything else.  The app helpers can make solo gaming a lot easier or make your evening run more smoothly.  But they aren’t all great or necessary so really it has to be considered on a case by case basis!