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ArkkAngel007

Avenger
Oct 25, 2017
1,582
That upgrade kit for Zombicide is a joke.
I don't have any real investment in the OG game since I picked it up on a sale last year and never got it to the table, but it definitely could be better. Glad they are at least making the character cards a stretch goal throw in.

What bothers me a bit more is that the game feels like a half step back from Invader. No Concentrating Fire mechanic is a big disappointment.
 

Wurst

Member
Oct 28, 2017
41
Only a mere week till Essen and still no official word on Pandemic Legacy season 3. There was a teaser image at SHUX but that was close to nothing.

I know board game announcements work differently than say video games. Any chance for such a major release to just appear in Essen?
 

Natiko

Member
Oct 25, 2017
3,478
Are any of the legacy/story telling type games not hampered by only playing with two people? I have a four person group that plays games together semi-frequently, but I don't think they'd be into playing the same game that often. My fiance would be more up to it though.
 

Binabik15

Member
Oct 28, 2017
1,240
Not making an (ex) pres Trump fatty/abomination is a huge miss on CMON's part. I know why they won't do it (though they did the covefe monster), but come ooon, blowing up an orange fatty 🤭
 
Oct 25, 2017
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IMO, I feel like 7th Continent is actually a bit better with less than 4. I know several people who really like it with 2.

Seriouspoulp have the pre-order for a basic version of the game (Just 4 characters and 4 curses) as well as the big expansion "What goes up, must come down. There are also two mini expansions with more curses.
 

Mr.Deadshot

Member
Oct 27, 2017
5,874
Are any of the legacy/story telling type games not hampered by only playing with two people? I have a four person group that plays games together semi-frequently, but I don't think they'd be into playing the same game that often. My fiance would be more up to it though.
Gloomhaven plays totally fine with two players. And there is one on Kickstarter that is made for 1-2 players but I forgot the name. Fantasy based bag building game. Arkham Horror Card Game seems fine with two players as well but I didn't play it myself. Always considering to get into it though.
 
Oct 28, 2017
290
Anyone use UPS my choice? When does it update, when label I created or after it’s scanned? FedEx Sent an email the second a label was created. mini mart doesn’t send tracking until like 2 days after they ship so hoping ups my choice will do it before then
When the label is printed it emails you and then it emails you a day before it is delivered and when the package is delivered. Typically it takes 24 hours before tracking information to populate after the label has been created.
 
Oct 25, 2017
1,891
When the label is printed it emails you and then it emails you a day before it is delivered and when the package is delivered. Typically it takes 24 hours before tracking information to populate after the label has been created.
I just got the notice from the shipping this morning. That works well.
Sadly it looks like miniature markets switch to UPS added a day to my delivery . It used to be overnight for the cheap rate now it’s 2 day. Not a huge deal except for Friday releases. FedEx would deliver Saturday
 

Antiquegamer

Member
Oct 27, 2017
228
Gloomhaven plays totally fine with two players. And there is one on Kickstarter that is made for 1-2 players but I forgot the name. Fantasy based bag building game. Arkham Horror Card Game seems fine with two players as well but I didn't play it myself. Always considering to get into it though.
Arkham Horror LCG is great at two though not quite a Legacy game. And Gloomhaven played fine at two and I did majority of it at two, though I do find 3-4 players game to be better as far as mechanic is concern. A lot of people on Discord always go on and on about Aeon's End so that would be good option but I personally didn't care for it and never try the Legacy version.
 

shiftplusone

Member
Oct 25, 2017
1,958
Are any of the legacy/story telling type games not hampered by only playing with two people? I have a four person group that plays games together semi-frequently, but I don't think they'd be into playing the same game that often. My fiance would be more up to it though.
my wife and I love pandemic legacy as a 2 player game. Plays quick and still can feel like you’re just getting by
 

Lyng

Writer at Joypad.dk
Verified
Oct 27, 2017
1,600
So I got a surprise package yesterday which turned out to be Tapestry. Apparently Jamie wanted me to review it. Due to family and health issues I have been on a hiatus from any games writing, but I will begin doing board game reviews again. Expect my Tapestry review to be done mid November.
 

BlueRose

Member
Oct 25, 2017
824
I don't have any real investment in the OG game since I picked it up on a sale last year and never got it to the table, but it definitely could be better. Glad they are at least making the character cards a stretch goal throw in.

What bothers me a bit more is that the game feels like a half step back from Invader. No Concentrating Fire mechanic is a big disappointment.
The quick set-up is a significant and welcome improvement. An official campaign is also something I’ve wanted from Zombicide for a long time. I previously owned Green Horde but sold it in anticipation of Invader’s arrival. I’m undecided on Moderncide but those changes are pushing me closer to pledging.
 

mclem

Member
Oct 25, 2017
6,870
Well, it appears I may have jumped off a cliff and volunteered to start a boardgame group at work for Wednesday lunchtimes (in part, that's a reason for my earlier query about funny icebreakers!)

So... now to curate a list of accessible titles to have readily to hand with a decent range of complexity and player counts, but generally aiming for no more than 1hr playtime. How does this look, in rough order of player count because I've no idea how many will actually participate:

Friday
One-deck Dungeon
Jaipur
Cockroach Poker
No Thanks!
For Sale
Skull
Incan Gold
Codenames


(These are notably fairly compact titles for storage and portability reasons; I'd also volunteer to bring in bulkier titles from home on request)

I've also had Just One, Mysterium and Azul just arrive today; while Mysterium and Azul physically larger titles, it might not be a bad idea to keep them in the office at least for now.

(I'll also volunteer to bring in bulkier titles from home on request, much of the above are small and easily portable, which helps!)


Any notable gaps there that I perhaps ought to address? I've still got a ton of stuff at home I could bring in. Certainly I probably should have one or more of Catan, Ticket To Ride, Carcasonne or Pandemic here, but they're a little bit buried in my collection!
 

Rover

Member
Oct 25, 2017
2,211
So I got a surprise package yesterday which turned out to be Tapestry. Apparently Jamie wanted me to review it. Due to family and health issues I have been on a hiatus from any games writing, but I will begin doing board game reviews again. Expect my Tapestry review to be done mid November.
Hope you're doing better, I'll read that review
 

xeris

The Fallen
Oct 27, 2017
25
Any notable gaps there that I perhaps ought to address? I've still got a ton of stuff at home I could bring in. Certainly I probably should have one or more of Catan, Ticket To Ride, Carcasonne or Pandemic here, but they're a little bit buried in my collection!
For portability you might want to consider Ticket to Ride: New York depending on number of players. I could also see High Society working well. Welcome To .... can in theory go up to 100 players or more so that's another one you could try for larger numbers.
 

fenners

Member
Oct 27, 2017
571
Anyone played Tokyo Metro? It's a game I've been interested in, and got a trade offer for it, but I'm still hestitant about how often I'd actually get it to the table..
 

mclem

Member
Oct 25, 2017
6,870
Minor legal question, which I *assume* is fine but I thought I probably ought to make sure:

I'm not sure if it's strictly implicitly legal to redistribute rules documents as found (freely available) on a publisher's website. Is there anything concrete on the subject? I was thinking about putting rules references on our intranet, but I may just reference them via links, that should be fine.
 

JSR_Cube

Member
Oct 27, 2017
317
Mclem, I would look at Fake Artist Goes to New York and some other Oink games for portability and fun.

Also, we played Court of the Dead Mourner's Call last night. It was our first game, but if you like Blood Rage and Chaos in the Old World, check this one out. It plays similarly but doesn't have direct combat with other players. There's Inis like card drafting and some blind bidding as well. Our group really liked it. Nobody was familiar with the IP but the art and components are top notch. The other thing to look out for is that the KS version is 2-5 players whereas the retail one is only 2-4. If you're interested, you may want to try and grab a KS version while you can. It just got to backers last week.
 
Oct 25, 2017
1,891
Mclem, I would look at Fake Artist Goes to New York and some other Oink games for portability and fun.

Also, we played Court of the Dead Mourner's Call last night. It was our first game, but if you like Blood Rage and Chaos in the Old World, check this one out. It plays similarly but doesn't have direct combat with other players. There's Inis like card drafting and some blind bidding as well. Our group really liked it. Nobody was familiar with the IP but the art and components are top notch. The other thing to look out for is that the KS version is 2-5 players whereas the retail one is only 2-4. If you're interested, you may want to try and grab a KS version while you can. It just got to backers last week.
this looks really cool
How long did a game take?
 

JSR_Cube

Member
Oct 27, 2017
317
this looks really cool
How long did a game take?
The box says 90 min plus. We played a five player with teaching in a bit over two hours. It is one of those games where you draw the vp out of a set pool of tokens and when they are gone the endgame is triggered. The number of vp in the pool decreases with fewer players. I think it will clock in at 90 minutes for a four player game and closer to two hours at five player.
 

fenners

Member
Oct 27, 2017
571
Back this instead of zombicide gais


need to hit that 100k
You really are down the 18xx rabbit hole, aren't you? :) No criticism, it's a great place to be, there's no games quite like them. :)

I genuinely hadn't seen this KS, it's very tempting. I love everything about this:

1861 and 1867 are perfect as weeknight games as they can usually be played by 3 - 6 experienced players in 3 hours. The games are staples at 18xx gaming conventions often as a palate cleanser after playing a longer title.