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I have no idea whether Portland's just famous shop Guardian Games will participate in International Tabletop Day and Free RPG Day festivities next month under their new ownership, but I am going there for Tabletop Day anyway for aFlames of War training game set in North Africa. I've played the game once and liked it despite being poor at keeping my tanks alive.

I'll never really get into a miniatures game, of course, due to the cost of entry. For FoW, for example, you need to buy tanks and infantry figures and study how the nation you bought is more effective to be good at the game. I could get into a naval game, though, if the rules are simple enough and counters can be substituted for ships. Victory at Sea; Age of Dreadnoughts is the top candidate.


You could call and ask?


You know, it's been around seemingly forever, but I don't have their phone number handy. Weird, right?

They do have a current calendar on their website that does not mention wither observance. And the store was sold recently so the owners could move on to new challenges. I don't know yet whether anything will change (and publicly, at least, the new owner seems to be taking a cautious approach).


The phone number is on their website, too.
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Got Ghost Stories to the table last night when some friends came over, and got absolutely trounced, on the easiest level. Still haven't unlocked the secrets to doing well in that game!
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Really hoping to get SOMETHING to the table over the long weekend. We should be able to, especially as it seems we are in for some rough weather a few times throughout the weekend. What we'll play will also largely depend on where we end up.

If the weather over the weekend looks like it's mostly good, we'll probably be up in the Adirondacks for a couple days. If that's the case, I'll throw a few smaller games in the bag for the evening or if it's raining - One Deck Dungeon or Forbidden Island would be perfect.

If the weekend looks like it's going to be a washout, we'll probably stay home, and I'll finally get to try out Axis & Allies: D-Day, which is already set up in the basement and patiently waiting to be played.

Good weekend for games!

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We are planning to visit some family over the weekend, and there's been talk of folks wanting to try Power Grid after a couple of us mentioned how competitive we were with it. Hopefully that comes to fruition. I might bring a cooperative game as well to balance things out.
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Really hoping to get SOMETHING to the table over the long weekend. We should be able to, especially as it seems we are in for some rough weather a few times throughout the weekend. What we'll play will also largely depend on where we end up.

If the weather over the weekend looks like it's mostly good, we'll probably be up in the Adirondacks for a couple days. If that's the case, I'll throw a few smaller games in the bag for the evening or if it's raining - One Deck Dungeon or Forbidden Island would be perfect.

If the weekend looks like it's going to be a washout, we'll probably stay home, and I'll finally get to try out Axis & Allies: D-Day, which is already set up in the basement and patiently waiting to be played.

Good weekend for games!

Well, it's supposed to rain here on Sat. evening (with thunderstorms), but you should be good otherwise.

I tried to get Crisis at Steamfall played for the first time the other day, but was just too brain burnt that I only got through punching it out and reading half the rules before I decided to just go lay down instead.

Hopefully I can play something Monday if not sooner. Need to pair that unplayed list back down.

I did have a good time at our local event last Sat. playing/teaching Potion Explosion, some Shadowrun 5E, and I learned a couple new games too: Megaland and Hobbe Manor from a local designer.
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Got Ghost Stories to the table last night when some friends came over, and got absolutely trounced, on the easiest level. Still haven't unlocked the secrets to doing well in that game!

Such a fun game to play with people(1) who "must know all things" because of how fun in a totally mean way it is to mount the curve. We had friends out last fall who just about missed their flight home because we all wanted to try just one more time.

1- me included
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Got Ghost Stories to the table last night when some friends came over, and got absolutely trounced, on the easiest level. Still haven't unlocked the secrets to doing well in that game!


We love Ghost Stories. Get beaten a lot as well.
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Hoping to play some relaxing games of Spirit of the Wilds tonight. It's been a slow past couple of months for face-to-face games.
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Got Ghost Stories to the table last night when some friends came over, and got absolutely trounced, on the easiest level. Still haven't unlocked the secrets to doing well in that game!


We love Ghost Stories. Get beaten a lot as well.


I've almost got 100 plays, and still loose far more often than I win. Here a few hints, for what they're worth:

* Try to position Buddahs at the corners of the village.
* Watch hauntings carefully! They are by far the easiest way to lose the game.
* Don't forget that Monks occupying the same square can make use of one another's colored tokens.
* The tea shop is almost never worth it.
* For yellow, the weakening mantra is generally better than bottomless pockets, until the very end of the game.
* Pavillion of the winds / Red's ability to move ghosts can be vital when combined with Buddahs.

That's all I've got off the top of my head. I really need to finish my Century for this game. Some day...
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Hoping to play some relaxing games of Spirit of the Wild tonight. It's been a slow past couple of months for face-to-face games.
Is that the one where Link explores a large map looking for shrines and his weapons break every 30 seconds?
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Got to play Cacao (with Chocolatl) and Spirits of the Wild with mom tonight. It was good to get some games in.
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Me, my wife, and my two oldest boys all played Talisman 4th edition the other night. Main board only, with adventure cards and characters from all expansions included. My boys (age 8 and 10) LOVED it and say it is their new favorite game. My 8 year old ended up winning the game, having headed straight for the Crown as soon as he had 8 or 9 strength and a talisman. They liked it so much that they went ahead and set up the game and played it by themselves the next day, this time adding a board expansion. Talisman is one of my favorite games, so it's fun to see them enjoy it so much.
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Me, my wife, and my two oldest boys all played Talisman 4th edition the other night. Main board only, with adventure cards and characters from all expansions included. My boys (age 8 and 10) LOVED it and say it is their new favorite game. My 8 year old ended up winning the game, having headed straight for the Crown as soon as he had 8 or 9 strength and a talisman. They liked it so much that they went ahead and set up the game and played it by themselves the next day, this time adding a board expansion. Talisman is one of my favorite games, so it's fun to see them enjoy it so much.


I love Talisman. You're raising those kids right!
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Played a game of Dixit last night. Not a game I enjoy, but a lot of other people do including wife and daughter.
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Since just a few pages back we were talking about the Axis and Allies game, I thought it worth pointing out that Coolstuff is selling the Axis & Allies Anniversary Edition for half price. Not a bad deal for a great version of the game if anyone is looking.
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Since just a few pages back we were talking about the Axis and Allies game, I thought it worth pointing out that Coolstuff is selling the Axis & Allies Anniversary Edition for half price. Not a bad deal for a great version of the game if anyone is looking.
That's a good price ($50ish). I also noticed that the A&A 1941 edition is on sale at Walmart and Target is on sale right now for $15, if you want a very light version of Axis and Allies (it doesn't feel as well balanced or tightly designed as the normal editions, but it has a lot less units and spaces so it plays a lot faster).
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Yeaaaaa, so I never got around to actually playing any board games this weekend. I finished setting up D-Day, but never actually played it.

...OH! That's not exactly true! I played Stratego with my daughter yesterday! I almost forgot! I'm not a (total) disappointment to boardgamegeek!
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On the topic of Stratego:

It's been indescribably fun watching her learn how to play games, and experiment with different strategies while playing.

For example, during out Stratego game yesterday, she set up bombs on the flanks of her front row, only leaving the central "path" opened up for her to advance. In addition, she loaded up her "center" with her stronger pieces, unknowingly (or knowingly, I'm not really sure) "funneling" all my pieces into a "kill zone" in the center of the board. It was brilliant.

She also laughed like a maniac when my scouts went ker-blooey attacking the bombs in the front row.

I love that kid.
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Over the past month an old(ish) friend of mine and I discovered we both really appreciated Hanafuda/Koi-Koi and have basically been playing it constantly since then. It's not objectively a good game (lots relies on randomness, though you can mitigate that a little depending on strategy as well as what rules you use), but the art and evocativeness of the game really makes it stand apart from any other card-based game.

Essentially, there are 12 seasons (each marked by a specific plant type), each of which contains four cards of a variety of plain, ribbon, animal or bright cards (not equally distributed, all suits have 2 plains and two other cards), and play is essentially matching them until you get one of a variety of sets.

There's not much to it, but by being far less abstract about what you are getting it evokes more excitement than raw numbers (in my opinion anyway).

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On the topic of Stratego:

It's been indescribably fun watching her learn how to play games, and experiment with different strategies while playing.

For example, during out Stratego game yesterday, she set up bombs on the flanks of her front row, only leaving the central "path" opened up for her to advance. In addition, she loaded up her "center" with her stronger pieces, unknowingly (or knowingly, I'm not really sure) "funneling" all my pieces into a "kill zone" in the center of the board. It was brilliant.

She also laughed like a maniac when my scouts went ker-blooey attacking the bombs in the front row.

I love that kid.
If you like Stratego you should check out Lord of the Rings: The Confrontation, which uses the same basic idea, and is a brilliant little 2p game. I love it so much.
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Played a game of Dixit last night. Not a game I enjoy, but a lot of other people do including wife and daughter.
I've moved to using a scoring variant for this:
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- Everyone else gets 2 for a correct guess + 1 for everyone who voted for their card.
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