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I've been looking at Boss Monster as an option for a while, how does it actually play?

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2 minutes ago, JeReindeer said:

I've been looking at Boss Monster as an option for a while, how does it actually play?

I have had it and the 5 player expansion a few months but only really played it twice. Takes a bit of time to explain but once you get going it's good, lots of trying to screw over other players.

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Can see what you mean about explaining and picking up but I think once we picked up the basics and once we got into the rhythm of counting up the treasures to see where the heroes were raiding it all started to move quite quickly. Granted I suspect mistakes were made at points and I doubt we were making the "best" moves but it seemed to go quite nicely. I don't know how much it'll pop into rotation around other stuff (especially as we've started refining our own fantasy football tabletop game evolving from the "Futbowel" rules) but I think it'll work well for a quick blast around other things. We'll see if anyone suggests a game of Boss Monster any time soon after our initial forays to see how much we'll play going forward but think that people enjoyed the couple of games we played.

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Played a few rounds of 7 Wonders this evening with some friends. Really good fun, definitely recommend it.

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can someone come round and teach me to play Xidit. Every time I look at the instructions and the six million pieces I get overwhelmed. 

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So it might be a silly question, but for the parents who still play board games... how do you do it? We've got a kid (1 and a half) and is it just a matter of waiting for him to get older?

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Put them to bed and play. That's what I did.... once.

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7 hours ago, michgcs said:

So it might be a silly question, but for the parents who still play board games... how do you do it? We've got a kid (1 and a half) and is it just a matter of waiting for him to get older?

Either play when they're in bed or wait until they get older.

We play games like Betrayal, Game of Thrones, Munchkin, Catan, and several others when the girls are in bed. When they're awake, we play Clue, Monopoly Jr., Uno, quicker/simpler things like that. But my girls are four and eight. So it's a mixture of both for you. A one and a half, there's not much they can really play. In another year or two, you should be able to play at least some things board game wise with them. 

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If your kids are old enough (like 7+), you can always play simpler board games (Survive, Love Letter) OR play more complicated board games on teams. Years ago, we would play Catan with my brother and sister-in-law and my niece and nephew would pick to play with one of the adults. 

 

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15 hours ago, michgcs said:

So it might be a silly question, but for the parents who still play board games... how do you do it? We've got a kid (1 and a half) and is it just a matter of waiting for him to get older?

When they are a bit older, then try Labyrinth. There are rules for kids and rules for adults.

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Won two games of Catan back to back today 😎

Being the person that places their two settlements back to back is definitely my favourite starting position

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17 hours ago, michgcs said:

So it might be a silly question, but for the parents who still play board games... how do you do it? We've got a kid (1 and a half) and is it just a matter of waiting for him to get older?

We don't very often to be honest. I play online games on yucata.de quite a lot, but for me and the wife together, especially as she works evenings on Monday/Tuesday and I have band practice Friday and cricket on Sunday during the summer and cricket nets Wednesdays in March and odd trips to London for EVE or whatever and the mrs has the odd night out too.....weeeeeell, it's tough. We play one or two a month maybe.

My eldest is 6 now and for a few years I've played games with her, usually when she's staying up while her little sister is being put to bed. I've tried her on plenty with some surprising results.

On 11/02/2019 at 23:39, K said:

can someone come round and teach me to play Xidit. Every time I look at the instructions and the six million pieces I get overwhelmed. 

If it's still very similar to Himalaya then I reckon I could teach it, yes.

You might need to come here though!

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Thanks for the replies, guys. The consensus is pretty much "wait until he gets older," and yeah I guess we don't really have a choice. Right now he's in a more destructive phase so I worry for the game boards and the cards and boxes that stand in his way should we even try to have a game night with him still awake.

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going to sweden next week and my partner and I have been invited to a board game night.

I'd like to get a new game that my partner and I could play as two people during the week, but can also be played by, like 4-6 people as well.

I thought about  getting regular codenames and including it with codenames duet, but maybe taking a game that relies on knowing a bunch of different synonyms might not be great considering most people would have English as their second language (although to be fair they all speak english better than i do)

any suggestions? bonus points if it will fit in hand luggage.

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I went with Sushi Party Go, not that anyone cares 😒

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1 hour ago, JeReindeer said:

Any good?

haven't played through yet. Hopefully tomorrow. Looks like good fun from the instructions.

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Sushi Party Go is good. Codenames is a killer as well.

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On 16/02/2019 at 18:51, K said:

I went with Sushi Party Go, not that anyone cares 😒

I was actually going to suggest that as I had just played it, but I thought the non-party version of that was only good for 5 people.

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I went to Warhammer World yesterday and played in a Warhammer Champions ccg Tournament.

I’d never played the game before and went 3-2 and missed out the top 8 on strength of schedule.

My thoughts on the game are, it’s really simple. However with the mechanics there are a few absolutely broken cards. The top 8 were all 2 different decks, I was the highest place player not playing one of those decks.

The build for the 2 decks revolve around 2 cards in each which should just be banned. I told the designers that yesterday. They talked about how in the next set of cards it will be rectified with counter cards but all that does is create power creep.

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They'd rather make you spend money to buy cards to rectify the overpowered cards than to ban cards, even though that would be far more sensible. It's all about the money, ESPECIALLY with Games Workshop.

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That's why they always had issues with the specialist games in the past like Blood Bowl, less excuses to get people to spend more money and less opportunity for power creep with the next army book. Generally make good games but some of the business practices have soured them. That and eradicating the Warhammer world completely :( 

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Just found Sushi Go (original) in a charity shop for 99p. Brilliant. Gave it to my sister. 

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