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Played an interesting collection of games this week:

Good week!


Just realized I forgot about my board game arena games.  The question is, do I count them when finished or just the fact that I played them?

#Yokohama with , tenelka413, & .  So far I'm doing ok but I think I'm hitting a mid game slow point that I always seem to get with this game.

#Russian Railroads with , .  I feel like I'm flailing around with a bad strategy.  I'm not out of the game yet but I'm not sure if I can get a good engine going. 

I do find it hard to get a focused strategy with the big gaps between turns.  I've started using the notes section so hopefully that helps a bit.


Played August in #Pandemic Legacy: Season 0 last night.  Our second failing month (Mar was our first).  Will have more details in my write up on the game's forum pages but as my one friend said last night "We failed to pay attention to disease cubes in a game of PANDEMIC...Well damn it" 

May be a while before we get back to Pandemic due to summer kid activities and travel plans, hoping we don't forget how to play in the mean time ;)

Played session 7 of #Clank! Legacy: Acquisitions Incorporated.  I'm still enjoying the experience but the group in general has cooled on it overall.  A couple members of the group feel like they have no shot at winning and its impacting their enjoyment of the game.  I'm honestly not sure if we'll finish the game at this point. 

Played a game of #Imhotep which was fine.  Its a quick little game for what it is and can see it being a nice lunch time game and gateway style of game.  Scores ended up pretty close (37,37,35, 32) which is always a nice thing for a game.

Ended with 4 rounds of #Coup in which each of the four of us won 1 game.  Not my favorite game in the bluffing,lying, hidden roles genre of games but its hard to get upset about a game where the rounds last 5 - 7 min like most of ours did.

Without giving away any spoilers, who will be winning Clank Legacy is hard to tell before all the games are over.  

I mean, if everyone is having a bad time then stop playing of course.  Having fun is the most important thing.  But maybe your group just needs a break before getting back in to it?

If Forbidden Island went down well with your 4-year-old, I'd recommend looking into #Zombie Kidz Evolution sometime in the future. It's a co-operative legacy type game. We played through the whole campaign in about 30 games across 2020. My youngest was about to turn 5 when we played the first game, and I think it's been one of the nicest family gaming experiences I've had.

My only regret is trying to get everyone to play #Zombie Teenz Evolution straight after. I think it is just as good (my wife says better) but they needed a change for a while first, and while everyone enjoyed the 3 or 4 games we have played of it so far they tend to ask for other games now.

Been playing Pandemic Legacy Season 0 and 7th Continent. Also got a second play of Lorenzo El Magnifico

How do you like Season 0? It's one legacy game I think I might be interested in (if I could find the right group to play it with).

To answer the questions:

1) I love it!

2) I own it!

3) I haven't played it in a while but with nearly 40 games I feel like I have got my money's worth.

4) Dislike?  The setup time can be long.

5) I don't know if there is one best strategy and I'm certainly no expert.  My suggestion is to use slow then fast actions back to back to get yourself more or less two turns in a row to wipe out enemies not allowing them to strike you back.  If you can go invisible then do a fast then slow action to get the same result, and if you can block a door, save your friends from some beat downs too.  

This is simply a wonderful game.  Both the game play is awesome and the legacy elements are excellent too.  There is so much in the box and it's always a joy to uncover more as you go along.  

The only drawback to the game is that it is a commitment.  I have played nearly 40 games and I could go for probably at least 20 more.  If not everyone in your group is in for it you will need another night for the Gloomhaven only group which might be too much.

The nice thing is that dropping in and out is easy and well handled by the game and you can play it solo (two handed) without any issues.  

If you aren't sure about the commitment or don't have the time or desire then #Gloomhaven: Jaws of the Lion is supposed to be a great alternative.

Great game and well worth checking out!

Had a gaming afternoon session on Saturday with my typical Monday night group.

Did Sept and Oct months in #Pandemic Legacy: Season 0.  I'll have a full write up over on the game's forum pages but let's just say that Sept was damn near unwinnable for us given the one objective and that Oct had one of those moments that we'll remember forever (One of our characters got burned due to some really terrible luck). 

Finished the day by playing some #The Quacks of Quedlinburg w/ the #The Quacks of Quedlinburg: The Herb Witches.  Busting 3 of the last 4 rounds makes for a very poor score, but it was a pretty good time.

Some good games this week!  I lost interest in pandemic after a #Pandemic Legacy: Season 1 run but I have heard good things about season 0.

Quacks is always a fun time.

Yeah Season 0 is awesome.  I love the theme and the mechanics tie in very well.  This group has done all of the Pandemic Legacy games and I would think that this is probably my favorite of the 3. 

Oldest didn't have baseball on Monday so my Monday group got a chance to do our 2nd game of Aug in #Pandemic Legacy: Season 0.  Full write up hidden with spoilers on the game's forum page, but we did manage to complete both of our remaining objectives.

Finished up our night with 4 hands of #The Crew: The Quest for Planet Nine where we won 2 of the 4 hands. 

Last night I got a 3 player game of #The Estates, this was my 3rd game of it and all 3 plays have been very different.  I screwed up the last turn and cost myself a chance at the win. 

Played #Barenpark afterwards since I've 3D printed a ton of stuff for this game over the past couple of weeks and I wanted to see how it all looked on the table.  I printed bear statues, tile holders, and other insert items.  Made game set up super easy and everything fits very nicely in the box.  I love the way the bear statues looked on the board.  Much much nicer than the cardboard piece.  I played pretty crappy so came in a very distant 3rd place.

I LOVE me some Clank! 

I ended up getting in to #Clank! In! Space! as that's the one I first tried but generally speaking the game play is the same.

My gaming group finished #Clank! Legacy: Acquisitions Incorporated which I have to say is probably the best legacy game I have played short of #Gloomhaven.  (And if you consider it versus any 10 game stretch of Gloomhaven is better.)

So my comments to the questions:

  • Do you like it?  Yes. Love it!
  • Own it? I own Clank in space and all the expansions so far.
  • Do you play it all the time?  Yes, I throw in a solo game often and play it with my group every once in a while.  (We play a LOT of new games so anything that has been played 3 or 4 times at this point is a beloved game for us.)
  • Best strategies?
    • I don't consider myself an expert by any means but a strategy that I find works well for me is to spend the first couple of turns buying basic cards.  You need that movement and purchase power in your deck. 
    • Sure, that really cool card that will be awesome later is cool but you are giving up some basic horsepower your engine needs to do well in the game.
    • It really pays to pay attention to your opponents.  What options do they have?  Are they really hurt and are likely to grab something quick and run?  Have they been collecting a certain type of card and you might be able to buy one that is useful to  you but would have been REALLY useful to them?
  • Anything related to it?
    • If you are playing solo it's definitely worth it to play with the Renegade app.  It refreshes the card row and adds objectives in a light campaign structure that has simiilar humour to the game itself.  It just adds a nice bit of something to the solo format.  The only drawback is that it doesn't support expansions for #Clank! In! Space!.  I'm not sure about regular Clank.

Love this game and I could talk about it all day!

Finally got my July game of #Pandemic Legacy: Season 0 in!  Writeup to come. 

Also introduced #Mice and Mystics to my 4th grade class.  (One of the boys had requested an RPG game earlier.)  It happened to be all boys that day and they absolutely loved it.  I didn't go too much into the weeds on the rules, basically let them pick a character and told them they are moving and attacking.  I didn't even give them any special powers until the 3rd tile.  And I wasn't 100% clear on the rules for the water part so I kind of flubbed them but I think I did it pretty well haha.  We only got through about 3 maps in the time we had, but they all wanted to play more. 

He also asked what other RPG games there were out there.  I said I had others but they were way more complicated.  I think I only have like #Gloomhaven, #Gloomhaven: Jaws of the Lion, #Star Wars Imperial Assault, and like... maybe #Arcadia Quest?  I don't have a ton of others and I think with the possible exception of #Arcadia Quest none of these are going down in a 4th grade classroom in less than 30 min haha.  Is there anything else out there that is on the similar level of difficulty as Mice and Mystics? 

Based on my limited research lol, I think Arcadia Quest is your best bet.

I think I'm finally going to take the plunge on Pandemic Legacy. Just gotta find a couple to play it with us but it shouldn't be a problem.

If you were closer than all the way across the county, I'd say I'm in to trying Pandemic legacy with you!  😁

Oh, you said couple-my wife most likely would not commit to that.  The closest she's come to a legacy game is #Harry Potter: Hogwarts Battle trying to win all through game/year 7.

I love her videos.  A few moments that really resonated with me...

1. The cheeto hands, I was dying watching her reach for the card

2. Destroying components, I am not a legacy gamer and it tore my heart open