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This is the Arcadian spot for board game discussion.
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Today I got in a game of Caylus, it took probably an hour and a half to two hours to teach one of the guys, the other guy was getting frustrated. He kept saying wow ohhh when I would explain things for the third time... He's a total AP guy so I maybe shouldn't have been teaching him a new AP prone game...

Anyway it was clear the other two guys were going for gold, so I went ahead and pushed the game to end with the free Provost mover selection, plus I went first the last round so I selected the option that lets me build a Prestige building. I had a huge last turn with an a double Royal favor building, two last turn castle builds, and a bunch more points, but the other guy won out buying vp and for all the gold he had collected. Oh well. It was fun.
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I'm not a fan of Caylus. It's not a terrible game, just not an exciting one. But then, I tend to trash over Euros and Card games over either one naturally...

I've been playing Legend of the Five Rings, Star Trek Deck Building Game: The Next Generation and Alien Frontiers lately and enjoying them immensely.
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I heart the heavy Euros. I like games I can think about and reward the players that are invested and involved and play well.
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Sounds like a pretty good game of Caylus.

I tend to think I prefer Magna Carta to full blown Caylus... but then I tend to prefer thematic games more than euros these days.

I played a couple of games of Shadow Hunters at our game group on Tuesday... a fun Hidden_Role/Hidden_Teams game that is very popular in several of the game groups I play with.
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I have never played Caylus Magna Carta.

I might enjoy theme in board games sometimes, I mean I like the idea of playing as the bioterrorist in Pandemic on the brink, but for the most part I don't think about theme.
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I suffered through an never ending game of Chutes and Ladders. Didn't it used to be called Snakes and Ladders? lol.

I'm also in the middle of a game on vassal called Julius Caesar.
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Aaargh! The world's worst game! Its mere mention makes my imagination quiver in pain!
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Hida Mann wrote:
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in Pandemic on the brink


Aaargh! The world's worst game! Its mere mention makes my imagination quiver in pain!


Really, everything I have read says On The Brink greatly enhances Pandemic. You are the first person I have read to criticize it.
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I got introduced to Dixit this weekend. An interesting game, that.

A lot of its artwork causes raised eyebrows, however. Even the first syllable of the game's name gives pause.
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I LOVE Dixit! Brilliant game, eyebrows up or down.
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I played 2 games of SET yesterday, while waiting for all players to arrive.

Then I introduced 4 new people to RoboRally. Was a great game with only 1 board and 5 players, so much mayhem! We played a basic scenario to start with and after that we played the same board with the flags on other places and every player only 30 seconds to figure out which cards to play (as opposed to the standard: "last player has 30 secs more than the rest".
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My wife and I tried ZombieTown for the first time yesterday. There's some expanded rules for 2 players, which were enjoyable. Very much an ameritrash game, though.
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_Kael_ wrote:
I played 2 games of SET yesterday, while waiting for all players to arrive.

Then I introduced 4 new people to RoboRally. Was a great game with only 1 board and 5 players, so much mayhem! We played a basic scenario to start with and after that we played the same board with the flags on other places and every player only 30 seconds to figure out which cards to play (as opposed to the standard: "last player has 30 secs more than the rest".
Great fun!

I am really looking forward to playing some RoboRally in the near future... I am currently waiting for some hand-printed boards to arrive from BGGer Aenea


of which there are a few I designed myself!
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Roborally is another awesome game. This thread is cool!
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Grimwold wrote:
_Kael_ wrote:
I played 2 games of SET yesterday, while waiting for all players to arrive.

Then I introduced 4 new people to RoboRally. Was a great game with only 1 board and 5 players, so much mayhem! We played a basic scenario to start with and after that we played the same board with the flags on other places and every player only 30 seconds to figure out which cards to play (as opposed to the standard: "last player has 30 secs more than the rest".
Great fun!

I am really looking forward to playing some RoboRally in the near future... I am currently waiting for some hand-printed boards to arrive from BGGer Aenea


of which there are a few I designed myself!



As has been mentioned multiple times, Aenea is the queen of PNP :)
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Board-Games?

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We talk about all kinds of board games, you can rate games and manage your collection, earn geekgold and microbadges, all kinds of fun stuff.


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A few days ago, I played some Netrunner with a friend, and started a learning game of War of the Ring (First Edition), which is one of my favorite games. Awesome fun times!
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Grimwold wrote:
_Kael_ wrote:
I played 2 games of SET yesterday, while waiting for all players to arrive.

Then I introduced 4 new people to RoboRally. Was a great game with only 1 board and 5 players, so much mayhem! We played a basic scenario to start with and after that we played the same board with the flags on other places and every player only 30 seconds to figure out which cards to play (as opposed to the standard: "last player has 30 secs more than the rest".
Great fun!

I am really looking forward to playing some RoboRally in the near future... I am currently waiting for some hand-printed boards to arrive from BGGer Aenea


of which there are a few I designed myself!
WANT!

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Me playing my most recent buy:



Star Trek Expeditions my first Star Trek board game.
Good enough and having solo play options is a plus.

Admit it, you knew I would find a way to bring Star Trek into this thread...
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Abreu wrote:
Me playing my most recent buy:



Star Trek Expeditions my first Star Trek board game.
Good enough and having solo play options is a plus.

Admit it, you knew I would find a way to bring Star Trek into this thread... ;)


Wow, in this photo, you really remind me of a friend of mine.


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Brichs wrote:
Abreu wrote:
Me playing my most recent buy:



Star Trek Expeditions my first Star Trek board game.
Good enough and having solo play options is a plus.

Admit it, you knew I would find a way to bring Star Trek into this thread...


Wow, in this photo, you really remind me of a friend of mine.


/derail


surprise

Thats an Africa Corps Panzer...
Cool, where was that taken?

Stupidly I trimmed my beard yesterday...
Stupidly because its cold and I trimmed rather small, instead of keeping it big.

/continued derail
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Abreu wrote:
Brichs wrote:
Abreu wrote:
Me playing my most recent buy:



Star Trek Expeditions my first Star Trek board game.
Good enough and having solo play options is a plus.

Admit it, you knew I would find a way to bring Star Trek into this thread... ;)


Wow, in this photo, you really remind me of a friend of mine.


/derail


:surprise:

Thats an Africa Corps Panzer...
Cool, where was that taken?

Stupidly I trimmed my beard yesterday...
Stupidly because its cold and I trimmed rather small, instead of keeping it big.

/continued derail



I have no idea, sorry. It's his facebook profile pic :)
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