It only set us back $1.88 at our Goodwill!...
by sahmreviews | updated 4 months ago
Use your powers of communication and Deduction to convey and decipher codes in Decrypto game from IE…
I’m writing this down here and now so you all can bother me in the future if I renege: I will never
by MarcTTG | updated 33 days ago
CutGlass 3 months ago |
I like this idea too! Here's mine:
#The Legend of Korra: Pro-Bending Arena
I got the base game for my son about 18 months ago, and was a bit disappointed at the difference between that and the Kickstarter version. I found a good deal on eBay for one still in shrink (about £40 instead of the £60+ it usually seems to sell for when second hand), so I picked it up a few weeks ago.
The only problem is that when I tried to teach him how to play the game last summer I screwed up a couple of rules and it dragged on forever, so we keep saying we're planning to try it again but never getting round to it. I'm trying to decide whether to open the Deluxe version to try again, or keep it and try the base one a few more times so I can sell the Deluxe one on if need be.
Removed/thinking about removing
I have quite a few games bought for my kids that I think my youngest is starting to more on from now. So I am planning on putting these into my trade/sell pile:
#Magic Maze Kids
#Ticket to Ride: First Journey - Europe
I also have a couple of games I picked up because they were cheap that I have never managed to get to the table, so I'm planning to pass on:
#The Lord of the Rings
There are a couple that I have had for a long time, but which I don't really see getting played any more:
#Penny Arcade, the Game - Gamers vs Evil
Finally, I'm re-evaluating a couple of others after realising just how rare it is for me to play 2-player games with my older son, now that the younger one is joining in more:
#Star Wars: Empire vs. Rebellion
Games on my radar
#Stop the Train!
My older son loves social deduction games (we got him #The Menace Among Us for Christmas) and these both sound like they would work pretty well, even at only 4 players.
#Burgle Bros 2: The Casino Capers
#The Search for Planet X
I'm not sure if these count, as I've actually got both on preorder from a long time ago (though I could technically cancel either). I am very much looking forward to trying both of them though, solo and/or multiplayer.
I only learned about this one yesterday, and it intrigues me. I'm waiting to see reviews before jumping on it, but I think it might be another one that's nice to play with my whole family.
I'm not sure if this should count, since I backed it before Christmas but had to pay some additional costs last month. Anyway, I'm going to add one more category here.
I backed this one on Kickstarter, and I'm not yet sure it wasn't a mistake. There are limited reviews. What I did read sounded appealing, and I'm hopeful, but by the time shipping and VAT was added in last month I have spent more than I think I really should have, and don't really know how it's going to turn out.
Unlike many board game players I've rarely backed physical games (a lot of RPG pdf files, though...) and of the two currently sitting on my shelf I'm a little disappointed in one, #STEM: Epic Heroes (great artwork and I love the idea behind it, but the game is a bit dull), and the other, #Mint Condition Comics I've read the rules a couple of times but always seem to find something else to play. So I'm not sure I've got a great track record in judging these things.
R0land1199 Premium User4 months ago |
Got a good variety of plays in this week!
Edit: Looks like the missing review was due to user error!
cbrady748 Premium User6 months ago |
Nice article. I think my favorite hidden role game is#Secret Hitler with#Werewords Deluxe Edition coming in a close second.
The only non social deduction games I'm aware of with anything that can kind of be described as hidden roles is#Cosmic Frog or#Cosmic Encounter. You have a special ability in both that you keep hidden until you need it. Not sure if this exactly counts though
R0land1199 Premium User32 days ago |
Another relatively quiet week but with the good weather outside I was doing a lot of yard work which is also super enjoyable!
boardgamegumbo Partner45 days ago |
Last week was a great week of gaming! Got in some new hotness and old classics, too.
#Red Rising - I've now played at 3p & 4p counts, and I think this game is going to shine with higher player counts. Hoping to get a 5p soon. Red Rising definitely rewards multiple plays, as getting to know the cards and the flow of the game is key.
#Star Wars: Dark Side Rising - this is a euro only version of the popular "Rising" series ( #Thanos Rising: Avengers Infinity War etc.) A looming Darth Vader tries to stop you from stopping the emperor from building the Death Star. Wow, this was a lot tougher than I thought. Vader dispatched us pretty easily. AMA if you have questions!
#Bristol 1350 - my first play of this charming (?) little competitive game about avoiding The Bubonic Plague. I loved the production (Facade Games knocks their deluxe editions out the park -- the entire Book series is great at that) and loved the push your luck / social deduction twists. I'd definitely play it again.
Got in two games of #Beyond the Sun on BGA. Didn't win either but came very very close. Hit me up on BGA if you want to get in a game, I love this game!
Board Game Halv Partner2 months ago |
Hahaha, I fall into this category from time to time.
"oh, I guess you can't afford Battlestar Galactica. I mean that is the best social deduction game."
nwrex 3 months ago |
I actually had a very impressive (for me at least) gaming week this past week.
I started last week off with #Paladins of the West Kingdom solo against the AI. I was trying to improve on my loss to the AI from the day before (AI-60; Me-13). I did much better and actually won 44-39.
The next night I played a quick solo game of #Cartographers: A Roll Player Tale, scoring 28.
Thursday game night with two neighbors and our exchange student included #King of Tokyo. Our first game was all-out attacks and ended fairly quickly. I don't think anyone bought more than one card, but near the end a really interesting card was turned over. That completely changed our approach in game two. It was all about rolling energy to buy cards, get health for when we were attacked by the one in Tokyo, and get victory points. Cards were purchased or discarded at every turn, creating some very interesting combinations. It was the cards that brought an unexpected victory to the player we thought was one turn away from being the third monster defeated.
We also played #Pandemic, and mixed in the roles from #Pandemic: On the Brink. We made some good progress and were about to cure the fourth disease on my turn when the player just before me turned over two infection cards that caused multiple outbreaks and we lost the game. This was the closest I've ever been to winning this game!
Sunday, some friends came over for dinner and brought #Uno Flip! We played three games. Interesting take on the Uno theme.
After they left, I was still itching for more gaming so I pulled out #Wingspan and played against the automa for my first time. It took a little time for me to figure the automa out, but once I did it was really easy. I lost, 77-58, giving further support to @cbrady748's deduction that I'm a terrible solo player.
mohamad 5 months ago |
R0land1199 Premium User5 months ago |
Played lots of games with the family this week and a couple with my group and solo:
All in all a good week with more gaming to come!
1. What's your interest level on Glory to Rome? Would you ever spend $250 for your "grail game"?
I am quite interested as I like multi-use card games and I keep hearing about this game that is supposed to be so great. I'd like to see it for myself.
Honestly though, I would never spend $250 on a grail game. Gloomhaven/Frosthaven is my limit for the most part.
2. Which game did you enjoy playing the most this year and why?
#Clank! Legacy: Acquisitions Incorporated is definitely my favourite game played this year.
3. Which game surprised you the most this year and why?
#The Crew: The Quest for Planet Nine. I played a ton of trick taking games when I was younger and I thought I was done with them but this game blew me away! I could play this one for hours before getting bored. Requiring lots of deduction, getting to know the other players, and figuring out when to give that one critical hint is just a blast!
4. As we end 2020, what are your current Top 5 games and why?
Current top 5 (as of this minute because it can change a lot):
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