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So I heard you want to flick stuff? A comparison of Crokinole and Carrom Like| 7 comments | [+]
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Review1st Impression, 2 Players, 3rd Edition Catacombs [Catacombs 3rd Edition]Like| 19 comments | [+]
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We have been playing #Pandemic Legacy: Season 2.  So far we have played 11 total games, 3 prolog games, and then 8 games to get us to July.  We lost 4 in a row from March to April and then turned things around in May and June.  So far really enjoying it.  It is quite different than Season 1.  Which at this point I would say I liked a bit more.  Season 2 does introduce some new mechanics but through the first six months the game itself has not chnaged all that much and I was hoping for a bit more variety.  I'm sure that will prob happen in thelast six months.

We also played #Adventure Games: The Dungeon.  This was well written and voice narrated through the app.  This is a relatively simple adventure (if it were a video game it would be a point and click) but with some decent branching outcomes.  We did miss a few key things towards the end of the adventure, which I won't go into as they are all spoilers, but it would have been nice if they had desinged it a bit differently so that you wouldn't miss big parts of the adventure because you chose to do A before B, C and D.  Overall though we enjoyed it.  The nice part is nothing is destoryed so you could easily hand it off to someone else to play unlike say the EXIT series of games which for the most part are one and done.

We played a couple games of #Scooby-Doo!: Betrayal at Mystery Mansion Which i would descibe as Betrayal light.  The theme is great.  All the haunts are named after episodes of the TV show or movies.  The game seems to suffer a bit from the same things #Betrayal at House on the Hill and its DnD counterpart #Betrayal at Baldur's Gate did and that is the Haunts are not written in a clear manor so that everyone knows what to do.  In one case we played a Haunt where one of the main mechanics of the haunt was completely left out of the book.  I had to check the forums to figure it out.  And after looking around the forums realized that there are quite a few more issues as well.  These are in my opionion unforgiveable errors.  Someone should have absolutely caught those kinds of simeple errors on the very first play test.  Beyond that though the game is fun and if you are interested in a Betrayal game but are new to the concept or gaming in general this would be a great game to start off with, and then if you like it you can work your way through the other two and eventually #Betrayal Legacy, one of my favortie Legacy games to date.


Yesterday we played a couple games of #Sonora.  A flick and write game.  Love both aspects of the game.  The flicking is fun and you can mess with the other players if you want to.  There are 4 sections you flick in to and those correspond to the 4 sections you can write your points in to.  Each section has bonuses that allow you to chain scoring from one section to another and on and on and sometimes just one disk can chain many times.  The final game yesterday my son and I tied at 266 and he ended up winning the tie breaker as he had one more discovery bonus than I did.  Really enjoy this game and would highly reccomend to anyone who enjoys roll and writes or flicking games.



I read the #Watergate rulebook (a very kind gift from my partner for Christmas). It was in my opinion very well written: it helps that the game is elegantly designed, but it is written clearly and in the order things happen in the game (which makes flicking back to look something up nice and easy). My only complaint might be that the graphic design is a little 'much', a lot of colours going on and in a more complex game or more poorly written rulebook it might throw you, but it is fine. Much of the tail end of the rulebook is taken up with info on each card of the game. This is mostly to give you the historical context for the person/event but also has rules errata mixed in, which we really enjoyed reading about.

Great list, most of them I haven't played but have seen vidoes.  I definitely agree with #Scythe being much more fun with others that solo.  As for my current list:

#Robinson Crusoe: Adventures on the Cursed Island , #Paladins of the West Kingdom , #Architects of the West Kingdom , #Viscounts of the West Kingdom , #Spirit Island , #Clans of Caledonia , #Rococo: Deluxe Edition , #Maracaibo , #Teotihuacan: City of Gods , #Trismegistus: The Ultimate Formula , #Dinosaur Island , #Wingspan , #Viticulture: Essential Edition are all in the running.  

I think I'd rank them:

1. #Paladins of the West Kingdom still remains one of my favorite games and a great solo experience

2. #Wingspan is easy to play and a fun solo challenge though I lose on the more challenging levels most often

3. #Gloomhaven I forgot to add this above but remains a great solo game and highly engaging.

4. #Trismegistus: The Ultimate Formula has a good solo mimicing the game with players fairly well.  I'm been pondering getting this to the table again soon.

5. #Clans of Caledonia has a challenging solo and great gameplay and I think I should have put it at #2 or 3 but messed up a little.

6. #Robinson Crusoe: Adventures on the Cursed Island is just a great game and loads of fun to play despite my dying on the island 90% of the time.

7. #Viscounts of the West Kingdom - is a great game and it might get ahead of Paladins at some point but I will have to see as I get more solo plays under my belt.

8. #Rococo: Deluxe Edition has a good and challenging solo experience I look forward to playing again.

9. #Teotihuacan: City of Gods gets a slight edge here and I think it's solo is a little better than others.  

10. #Maracaibo has a good solo mode that was challenging but can also include the campaign.  


As for games I think might sneak in next year's list

#Obsession , #Gloomhaven: Jaws of the Lion , #The Gallerist , #Raiders of Scythia , and possibly #Crokinole if I find myself flicking discs alone. 

Thanks for the review! At first I thought this was going to be about#Guillotine as I'm pretty sure "heads will roll" is a tag line listed on the box. I don't think we need anymore flicking games with#Flick Em Up! and now#Sonora in our collection

This is an interesting question that I'll admit I thought way too long about. The only thing I thought of was a flicking game with #Wingspan, but I guess #Angry Birds: Knock On Wood Game does exist LOL. I thought it would be fun to ask Sarah what she would combine, and pretty much all of her answers were Wingspan with something else to more or less make every game Wingspan themed lol. Summed up by the following: 

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I am thinking I might pull out catacombs and try some flicking based ones. I am trying to work out the best way to film them as I don't have any fancy equipment

Exciting times! I will have to bust out catacombs for some trick flicking goodness!

As an intro to the genre? I'd say #ICECOOL or #Flick Em Up! if you're wanting something easy and quick to get into with your friends. If you're wanting dexterity games that have to do with balance, #Men At Work is a good one too.

I think my preference would be... #Flick Em Up!

I've actually been on the lookout for a flicking game too, and I'll likely go with #Flip Ships for the family.

I had interest in Catacombs also because I like the idea of a disc flicking game, especially one that plays out like a dungeon crawl.  I explained it to my wife and her response was, "You flick discs? Like with your finger? That sounds really stupid."  Sooooo, I let that one die.  There's a short list of  wishlist games that have died the same death.