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Well, Andy, it looks like you beat me so badly at Stone Age that you brought the Yucata servers down.


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Well, Andy, it looks like you beat me so badly at Stone Age that you brought the Yucata servers down.



I saw that. lol..
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Played a game of Homesteaders with the wife today. It was her first time playing. I thought she was doing really well with her buildings and she had way more points than I did at the end.

Until we counted up debt chits. She lost nearly all her points she had gained after taking debt into account.

It was a bit more fiddly than she liked (with all the resources and so many options for trading and selling them) which is my biggest problem with the game too.
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I always had a soft spot for that game, but I really didn't like it with only 2p, so I ended up getting rid of it.
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I've never seen a copy of Homesteaders but I wish I had played it at some point. I recall it came out around the time of Carson City which I have played, but don't really like due to dice hate me.
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More Crokinole with dad tonight. So much fun. Nothing is going to stop this from being my most played game for the month.
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My most played game is going to easily be Escape: The Curse of the Temple, which the kids love.
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My most played game is going to easily be Escape: The Curse of the Temple, which the kids love.

This is on my wishlist.
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tickmanfan wrote:
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My most played game is going to easily be Escape: The Curse of the Temple, which the kids love.

This is on my wishlist.


It was briefly on mine as well, until I saw the prices for copies!

Was looking for a game like this since my daughter seems to like these sort of adventure games. She had a lot of fun playing Forbidden Island, although Escape does look like it would be a bit on the heavy side.

If price wasn't an issue, Fireball Island: The Curse of Vul-Kar would be ours!
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IceFire1424 wrote:
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My most played game is going to easily be Escape: The Curse of the Temple, which the kids love.

This is on my wishlist.


It was briefly on mine as well, until I saw the prices for copies!

Was looking for a game like this since my daughter seems to like these sort of adventure games. She had a lot of fun playing Forbidden Island, although Escape does look like it would be a bit on the heavy side.
My 6 year old plays both Escape and Forbidden Island..
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Played a game of Homesteaders with the wife today. It was her first time playing. I thought she was doing really well with her buildings and she had way more points than I did at the end.

Until we counted up debt chits. She lost nearly all her points she had gained after taking debt into account.

It was a bit more fiddly than she liked (with all the resources and so many options for trading and selling them) which is my biggest problem with the game too.

I agree that the game is fiddly, but being able to use action chips to flip stuff into other stuff is also the main thing I find endearing about it. It doesn't get to the table very often here, though.

I played a first game of Brew Crafters tonight. I can see the comparisons to Agricola -- one of the other players commented that they find it less depressing because you take relatively forgiving amounts of debt rather than begging when you can't pay your maintenance at the end of the year. The worker-placement parts definitely have a bit of an Agricola feel, but the point scoring is more of a Caylus affair.

I'm not going to run out and buy a copy based on the one play, but it's something I'd be happy to play again.
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Brew Crafters felt all right, but I'd just rather be playing Agricola, and the theme doesn't grab me as a non-drinker. It should have as a company-running type thing though, and it didn't.
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Brew Crafters felt all right, but I'd just rather be playing Agricola, and the theme doesn't grab me as a non-drinker. It should have as a company-running type thing though, and it didn't.

I agree that I'd rather be playing Agricola, though I expect Brew Crafters is faster. It doesn't surprise me that it doesn't tickle your company-running fancy, though ... given the prerequisites for the second and third shifts, you can't go really long on personnel and try to win through a bunch of debt (I am told that you can win through a bunch of debt, but the explicit "I'd like to invest more capital" choice isn't there).

I do wonder to what extent it's possible to win with a "small" build ... maybe next time I should pick a 5-point beer and just aim to brew one or occasionally two of them every season, rather than the double-production/mash-tun stuff I was doing this game (I came in a close second).
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I feel like I've spent a good part of the morning trying to convince myself that I really shouldn't get back into tabletop gaming, despite my increasing desire to do so every time I see a photo or description of Fallout: Wasteland Warfare. The reality is there are only a few board games that I do play, but the ones I get into...I really get into. This is the sort of game that would fall under that category.

I've held off on jumping into Warhammer 40K or Age of Sigmar, justifying that as I really wouldn't have anyone else to play with, the cost associated with me doing so, and the lack of time required to purchase, paint and prepare my army.

Unfortunately (or not), Wasteland Warfare addresses nearly ALL those concerns as it can be played solo, there are minimal figures to paint, it takes up less room, and less time to play.

Plus, you know...Fallout.
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I feel like I've spent a good part of the morning trying to convince myself that I really shouldn't get back into tabletop gaming, despite my increasing desire to do so every time I see a photo or description of Fallout: Wasteland Warfare. The reality is there are only a few board games that I do play, but the ones I get into...I really get into. This is the sort of game that would fall under that category.

I've held off on jumping into Warhammer 40K or Age of Sigmar, justifying that as I really wouldn't have anyone else to play with, the cost associated with me doing so, and the lack of time required to purchase, paint and prepare my army.

Unfortunately (or not), Wasteland Warfare addresses nearly ALL those concerns as it can be played solo, there are minimal figures to paint, it takes up less room, and less time to play.

Plus, you know...Fallout.


Since the box calls it a "starter set," I'd say that's a road you don't want to go down.

I still have about $150 in minis for the X-Wing game, and I've only played one (unfinished) game in the years that I've had them. And now there's a second edition, so if I did find someone else who played now, that would be a likely hurdle.

Self-contained games are different, but I feel like I could cut down on my board game collection as well.
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Since the box calls it a "starter set," I'd say that's a road you don't want to go down.


Yeaaaaaaaaa, I'm aware of the implications of the "Starter Set". I played Warhammer Fantasy for a bit back in high school, and know how much of a money sink a tabletop game can be. I have an old Empire army in a box somewhere as proof.

While Fallout has expansions of course, they're considerably more limited than many of the other tabletop games I've come across. This is more of a "squad based" tabletop game, where a player typically only fields a handful of units as opposed to an entire army. That in itself is a benefit, and some of the expansions that are available...I really have no interest in.

That said though, I'm still aware what I would be getting into. It would be an investment for sure. But I don't think it would be nearly to the extent as if I was getting into something like 40K, for example.

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I still have about $150 in minis for the X-Wing game, and I've only played one (unfinished) game in the years that I've had them. And now there's a second edition, so if I did find someone else who played now, that would be a likely hurdle.


Ironically, that game has been on both my Amazon and BGG wishlist for years now. I love Star Wars, the game looks fun...but I know I also don't have anyone to play with, and I do see that game getting very expensive very quickly.

I'm a very causal player, so anything that I either can't play by myself, or with my regular 4 year old gaming partner is out of the question at the moment.
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Since the box calls it a "starter set," I'd say that's a road you don't want to go down.

I still have about $150 in minis for the X-Wing game, and I've only played one (unfinished) game in the years that I've had them. And now there's a second edition, so if I did find someone else who played now, that would be a likely hurdle.

Self-contained games are different, but I feel like I could cut down on my board game collection as well.




Of course, I was guilty of this with both Descent 1st Edition and Arkham Horror, to name a couple...
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Yeah, I think my very expensive college Magic: The Gathering habit was enough to break me of any interest in collectible games where you have to keep buying more stuff.

I do still play the online CCGs where it's all free and I can support them by making the occasional purchase if I want (and tossed a good bit towards SolForge over the years), but only the ones where you can keep getting more cards just by playing. If it's cards only from paying, like Valve's new Artifact game, then I stay far away.
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I bought the X-Wing Core set too. Never got around to playing it. Didn't buy any expansions though
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I got a copy in from Dice Hospital, looking forward to play that.

I did play 3 games of Mr. Jack earlier this week with my wife and we have our first rpg night of this year planned for Tuesday!
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I felt like tile laying games recently, so I learned Cacao yesterday, which I enjoyed. I also pulled out Carcassonne with Inns and Cathedrals expansion and that was fun too.

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I got a copy in from Dice Hospital, looking forward to play that.

Looks interesting! Let us know what you think of it.
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I felt like tile laying games recently, so I learned Cacao yesterday, which I enjoyed. I also pulled out Carcassonne with Inns and Cathedrals expansion and that was fun too.

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I got a copy in from Dice Hospital, looking forward to play that.

Looks interesting! Let us know what you think of it.

I played Carcassonne with Inns and Cathedrals with a work colleague this week.. we play at lunch occasionally.

Also played 3 games of Escape with my youngest today.
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...we play at lunch occasionally.

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tickmanfan wrote:
I felt like tile laying games recently, so I learned Cacao yesterday, which I enjoyed. I also pulled out Carcassonne with Inns and Cathedrals expansion and that was fun too.

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I got a copy in from Dice Hospital, looking forward to play that.

Looks interesting! Let us know what you think of it.
+1

Thought about buying it at Spiel last year, but it was already sold out.
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Think I will buy Navegador as a birthday present for myself. Was yesterday. I believe I got close to 8 liters of alcohol, ranging from beer to whiskey, but not the game I asked for.

Played it twice so far and really like it, so think I should add it to my collection.
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