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Popped down a pre-order on Bargain Quest. They said they put in for some pre-sell copies so it might be here Friday.

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So today I did two things;

  • Played my first game of Terraforming Mars with my girlfriend, who was totally into it. Took just over 2 hours and I finally understand what people mean by engine building games. It's so satisfying - she did a better job with it as well, and won out in the end.
  • Found an even better board game shop in town, they have almost my whole want list - so I picked up Viticulture: Essential Edition and I'm super pumped to play that as well.

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4 minutes ago, apsham said:

 

  • Found an even better board game shop in town, they have almost my whole want list - so I picked up Viticulture: Essential Edition and I'm super pumped to play that as well.

Beeeeeeeeeeeee careful. I have a gameshop on my way home from work that's essentially a boardgame warehouse with every game known to man. It takes everything in my power not to stop in there a couple times a week to pick something up. :lol:

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9 hours ago, Meacon said:

Beeeeeeeeeeeee careful. I have a gameshop on my way home from work that's essentially a boardgame warehouse with every game known to man. It takes everything in my power not to stop in there a couple times a week to pick something up. :lol:

:( 

Oh I... already want to go back down tonight.

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Bargain Quest has arrived! It even includes an extra game store themed storefront as an early launch bonus, amazing!

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So that was a really fun game. I ended up winning because I essentially took the customers with the most money, jacked up prices and literally stole from them while my girlfriend got really attached to the Young Hero and spent her time trying to outfit her and have her survive.

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I thought you guys might like to see my little games box. I take it camping, when I go visit my partner, when we do long train rides, basically anywhere we might have some time to kill.

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It fits in an old tin, the modern equivalent is the altoids tin. The price on the label is 25 1/2 p so the tin is older than me.

It's 10 X 6 X 2 cm.

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It holds eight dice, the twelve tiles needed to play LESS, a mini card deck, Pass The Pigs, the board to play Coinage, as well as enough coins to use as tokens. It also holds instructions for Pigs, Coinage, and cheat sheets for the dice games Yahtzee and Decathlon.

So yeah, as well as the above, you can play any card or dice game, Cribbage, Idiot, Colonnade, Buck Dice, etc. And the back of the tin is a magnetic white board for keeping score.

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And it all packs away into a pocket sized tin

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My recent haul of board games includes;

  • Barenpark
  • Dark Souls: TCG
  • Hive Pocket
  • One Deck Dungeon: Forest of Shadows
  • Terraforming Mars: Prelude & Map expansions
  • Trogdor
  • Viticulture Essential Edition

And the two big ones I want to talk about;

Wingspan

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Look at those birds! Look at how well created and put together it is! This game is actually stupidly fun and all of the bird cards are unique which is super cool too. I've yet to win but I've had fun every time we've played. Plus it came with a dice tower shaped like a bird feeder with wooden dice, so that's really neat.

Dominion

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The fact that this card game has been out for over a decade now and I haven't been playing it sucks. We've played it every night since I picked it up, picked up one expansion to it and have a few more planned or on the way. It seems slow at first and then by the time that you're chaining like 7-8 actions in a row and doing a bunch of crazy stuff, it really starts to take off. And there are so many cards that make for so much variety. It's awesome.

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I love Dominion so much!

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13 minutes ago, Ruki said:

I love Dominion so much!

We picked up Intrigue as a first expansion, and the local shops all have Seaside constantly in stock so I got a shop to order in Prosperity. That's all the first expansions and the ones that don't add too much complexity so I'll probably be good with them for a bit. But yeah, I love the heck out of it! I was looking for a deck builder and I didn't realize that it was the game that coined the term.

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Dominion is one of those games that I've looked at but never got round to picking up, though since I can see unopened boxes of King of Tokyo, Kingdomino, Mangaka and Carcassonne next to me right now due to other things in the rotation I probably won't get round to it for a while. With our Blood Bowl season about to start (I've cobbled together a team after a couple of hundred quids worth of minis were stolen...) and talk of a Necromunda campaign kicking off which will push it down a bit too!

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On 27/08/2019 at 16:26, lanky316 said:

Dominion is one of those games that I've looked at but never got round to picking up, though since I can see unopened boxes of King of Tokyo, Kingdomino, Mangaka and Carcassonne next to me right now due to other things in the rotation I probably won't get round to it for a while. With our Blood Bowl season about to start (I've cobbled together a team after a couple of hundred quids worth of minis were stolen...) and talk of a Necromunda campaign kicking off which will push it down a bit too!

If you want to play Dominion.... https://dominion.games/

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Yeah I found that the other day too! It's super neat, and you can get access to the expansions for a small monthly fee. I love it.

I now physically own the Intrigue, Seaside and Prosperity expansions.

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Would anyone be up for a One Night Ultimate Werewolf game sometime? I found a site where you can set a game up, but I haven't really fiddled with it yet. 

EDIT: Nevermind. It appears to just be intended for playing with other people in the room. 

I really want to play some Resistance or Werewolf or something..

DOUBLE EDIT: Oh hey! http://www.theresistanceplus.com/

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On 22/09/2019 at 11:56, Rey Cloudy said:

Would anyone be up for a One Night Ultimate Werewolf game sometime? I found a site where you can set a game up, but I haven't really fiddled with it yet. 

EDIT: Nevermind. It appears to just be intended for playing with other people in the room. 

I really want to play some Resistance or Werewolf or something..

DOUBLE EDIT: Oh hey! http://www.theresistanceplus.com/

I want to play One Night Ultimate Werewolf since watching the Achievement Hunter people play it.

 

And Resistance is fun! If you want to play it, grab the free MINDNIGHT on steam. Basically the same game.

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On 22/09/2019 at 13:56, Rey Cloudy said:

Would anyone be up for a One Night Ultimate Werewolf game sometime? I found a site where you can set a game up, but I haven't really fiddled with it yet. 

EDIT: Nevermind. It appears to just be intended for playing with other people in the room. 

I really want to play some Resistance or Werewolf or something..

DOUBLE EDIT: Oh hey! http://www.theresistanceplus.com/

I would definitely be down for this. 

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Same. Someone set up a game and let me know when we’re playing. I also have Mindnight on steam if we want to do that.

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On 22/09/2019 at 11:56, Rey Cloudy said:

Would anyone be up for a One Night Ultimate Werewolf game sometime? I found a site where you can set a game up, but I haven't really fiddled with it yet. 

EDIT: Nevermind. It appears to just be intended for playing with other people in the room. 

I really want to play some Resistance or Werewolf or something..

DOUBLE EDIT: Oh hey! http://www.theresistanceplus.com/

 

On 24/09/2019 at 13:39, Ms. Canadian Destroyer said:

I would definitely be down for this. 

 

On 24/09/2019 at 14:04, Meacon said:

Same. Someone set up a game and let me know when we’re playing. I also have Mindnight on steam if we want to do that.

 

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Story essentially goes that there's a valley where forest animals have lived for years but now it's time for them to spread out and make new cities and towns, so you get a hand of cards and slowly gather resources to play the cards either from your hand or the 8 that are in the 'meadow' or the middle section of the board there. Your town ends up looking like the section below the board as it can only have 15 cards in it, and after the end of three seasons you score and see who wins.

From the first game, it's really strategic and fun - but what puts it over the other stuff we've been playing recently is yeah, the board. Different aspects have different places on it... you put workers that you get in the coming seasons at the top of the tree, events you can claim in the middle, the draw pile goes inside the tree... it's really thematic which totally makes a game for me.

Plus those little blueberry resources look and feel dangerously close to the real thing to the point where I almost tried to eat one last night even though I knew it was just rubber. :shifty:

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So I know I mention a lot of card based games in here, but since they aren't really LCGs and are more boxed things like deck builders... I think I'll keep posts of that nature in here.

Speaking of deck builders, while Dominion is my absolute go-to I heard some good things about Ascension and put it to the side when I found out about all the expansions and... being a completionist and having a hard time finding anything but the base game around me, I kind of just let things be. I find the app for it the other day and was kind of blown away by the cost of the expansions on that... you get the base game for free and then the expansions after that were under 3 dollars.

Then last night I found out it's on Steam, and currently on sale. For $8.63 CAD I was able to pick up the game and EVERY expansion except for the latest one and that one is ALSO on sale for $4.34. Factor in that the base game alone in my local shop was $44 and good lord that's a deal. It has pretty great local play, online functionality and plays great. It's for sure something to look into.

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Jimi would play Risk on acid, and I never — and me personally — ever beat him at all. He was unbelievable at it. He was a military man, you know, he’s a paratrooper, and I don’t know whether you know that about Jimi, but no one ever beat him at Risk.

 

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