Ticket to Ride, Settlers of Catan, Onitama... The Board Game Thread

Discussion in 'The Mainboard' started by Gin Buckets, Oct 8, 2015.

  1. Troy Barnes

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    Not sure. He has the technology, certainly, but I don't know if he can work it out because of kids being home
     
  2. AHebrewToo

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    Some neighborhood kids are going to play a zoom D&D game my neighbor will run for them. My daughter (10) was invited. My son (5) got very upset he was excluded, so I talked the DM into letting us co-play a character in the game.

    We sat down to roll up his character last night and this is what he came up with (I asked questions, but these were all his ideas).

    He does karate, so he wanted to be a human monk. Basic but OK. I dig it. He wanted the name of a famous martial artist. After some brainstorming, we settled on Zabka (of Billy Zabka/Jonny Lawrence fame).

    He was from a small town and his older brother (Billy) was a criminal. One day Zabka saw Billy's friend (also a criminal) Phro-e (his name this time) murder someone. Zabka had to go into witness protection (we watched Sister Act Sunday night) and was sent to a monastery.

    There he met his master, Quadrupa, a silver dragonborn specializing in acrobatics that drinks a lot of wine and likes to play pranks (he and his sister have been planning for April Fools).

    He left the monastery after the local crime boss, Gyob (we still need to flesh him out some), burnt his family's house down to kill Billy, who had tried to leave the gang.

    Not the MOST compelling backstory, but I was proud of him. He could use some help with names.
     
  3. ShuPoor

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    I play with full grown adults who put less thought into it than this
     
  4. TheSkeeter

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    Really a missed opportunity to name the best character of the GOAT ninja movie: Tum Tum.
     
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  5. ShuPoor

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    In my last campaign, which was like the third one with the same people, one of my players turned in the backstory "Hara was once a famous champion of the Waterdeep gladiator pits, but now she is a stonemason in this small town. She drinks a lot." Every other player turned in multi page word documents.
     
  6. TheSkeeter

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    Which reminds me, I’m working on typing out my backstory RonBurgundy
     
  7. Andy Reocho

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    Gloomhaven creators announced a kickstarter for Frosthaven, expansion to original. Think they made 3mil on day 1
     
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  8. Doug

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    I really enjoyed playing Gloomhaven, played about 25 or so scenarios but the setup and takedown of the game is such a pain it's hard to get it to the table. Then the character progression is kind of slow, so like we have to play quite a few scenarios before I feel my character is getting really better, and at that point, I've invested 10+ hours into it, over the course of a month or so. I'm really looking forward to the digital version to help with a lot of this, and while I've backed Frosthaven for $1, I doubt I go all in. It's hard for my group to play, we all have jobs, kids, other hobbies - it's hard to play through.
     
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  9. Gin Buckets

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    I have Twilight Struggle sitting on my shelf still in the wrapping. :(
     
  10. Duck Smoker

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    If you've ever wanted to participate in very sloppily played Seven Wonders, my daughter's insistence on two players using all 7 boards has yielded those results consistently. It does take my mind off work (Hospital IT) for a really long time.
     
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  11. Gin Buckets

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    It's been a month of quarantine, and I still haven't played a game yet. Some new games I just learned about:

    Yukon Airways


    Also, long list pod/live video on the "10 most influential games of the decade"
     
  12. Cooler

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    Thinking of getting Chronicles of Crime to play with the wife. Anyone have thoughts on it or other options to play? My wife doesn't play board games really so trying to get her into it.
     
  13. Doug

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    I have it, I enjoy it, keep a note pad by and take notes. It's a lot of fun at 2 players, can play with more but then a couple won't feel as engaged - you use a cell phone for most of it. My wife was so/so on it - it's hard to play with kids running around as you do have to sort of get into the story and not get distracted.
     
  14. Cooler

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    Are the VR glasses necessary? I saw good and bad reviews about the VR glasses.
     
  15. Doug

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    No, you just hold up the phone and look around the room for clues
     
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  16. BayouMafia

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    Anyone play Sagrada? Was chatting with a coworker on skype and she recommended it. Looking for a new one for the wife and I to play as all of this wild sex has gotten tiring

    https://floodgategames.com/Sagrada/
     
  17. Odin

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    sometimes i think im a pretty smart fellow, then i try to make a custom magic item on dndbeyond
     
  18. VASooner

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    Bought this.

     
  19. ShuPoor

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    Was going through this exact pain this morning
     
  20. Odin

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    a few weeks ago i spent two hours trying to figure out how to make armor that removes the cap on dex impact on ac. i still dont know how i got that working.

    now i'm just trying to add fucking 1d8 fire damage and actually have it show up through beyond20. this one makes me feel extra stupid.
     
  21. Gin Buckets

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    That one is pretty obscure. How'd you discover it?
     
  22. RonBurgundy

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    My kids think exploding kittens is the best game in the world right now
     
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  23. Odin

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    Dark Tides of Bilgewater is something i never knew i wanted but yes i want it
     
  24. VASooner

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    I've done a few Kickstarters so I get rando emails about new ones. Saw this, thought it looked interesting, and pulled the trigger.

    I know, coolstorybro.
     
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  25. Gin Buckets

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    Finally got around to playing Twilight Struggle last Friday. Only finished 1 round, but I think I got the hang of it enough to finish a game. What a game. It's a long game, but feels like you'd need multiple play-throughs before you could possibly have a cohesive strategy.
     
  26. Doug

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    They have an app version, and a steam version that I've tried to get into, have done the tutorial a time or two it's a very intimidating game, but one I want to learn.

    I've been playing quite a bit of digital games while everything was shut down - Blood Rage, Stock Pile, Viticulture just came out, Small World, Scythe, Spirit Island - a lot of fun games that are pretty good playing the solo digital version.
     
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  27. Gin Buckets

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    Had no idea all this games were digital. Will be downloading asap. Thanks for the heads up. Blood Rage remains my fav game.

    I started to play Gwent and Hearthstone during quarantine actually.
     
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  28. Cornelius Suttree

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    a close friend of mine created a board game. It's called Broken Crown

    check it out and consider supporting their fundraising efforts. The two dudes developing it are legitimately world class artists and super creative so my money is on it being very cool

    my friend taught anatomy drawing in Florence for like a decade, I doubt many board games will be able to match their designs

    https://www.patreon.com/BrokenCrown
     
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  29. Cornelius Suttree

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    Root is really cool. It's like Risk meets the Redwall world from those children's books. More nuanced than any game I've played before. Would recommend for people who have a small group you consistently play with because fuck teaching new people to play ha

    Gonna take a while to really learn the ropes
     
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  30. fsuNizz

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    This is out today, on iTunes..

     
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  31. Gin Buckets

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    Still have no clue how to play after watching 4 minutes of this video, but the game itself made me :loldog:



    Edit: So yeah, there are no rules... Yet.
     
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  32. Doug

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    Root was released on Steam this week - right now it's only the base game but they did a great job on it.
     
  33. Pharm

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    Any good co-op game for me and my wife. Was thinking legacy pandemic as would also be good for when a nother couple wants to play or what not. Getting tired go mindlessing watch tv shows.
     
  34. Doug

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    pandemic legacy season 1 is great and plays fine (maybe a little easier) at 2 players. Play a few games of pandemic before legacy so you’re not lost.

    Forbidden Desert, Forbidden Island are good co-op games.

    spirit island is fun but it’s a bit heavier

    chronicals of crime is another good one, little different than a normal board game but it’s fun
     
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  35. fsuNizz

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    you're such a Dad
     
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  36. Doug

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    nerd dad, with dad jokes
     
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  37. fsuNizz

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    Karuba is probably one of my favorite games. it's Ages 8+ but a great group game
     
  38. AIOLICOCK

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    Pathfinder
     
  39. Doug

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    Because of covid I’ve been playing a lot more digital board games- Root was released a few weeks ago, wingspan last week, a game of thrones next month. There’s a pretty impressive digital library on Steam.
    Gloomhaven just had a pretty big update and while the campaign isn’t on there yet they do have a guild master mode which is close to a campaign and has the starting classes plus 2 more, Ive been having fun with that. Once the full version is out it’s going to be pretty amazing.
     
  40. AIOLICOCK

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    My buddy has Root, and it looks amazing.
     
  41. Pharm

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    My wife lives ww2 and crime stuff she isn't a huge sci fi person so trying to find one that isn't too much sci fi but is fun for two people
     
  42. Doug

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    check our chronicals of crime. Sherlock Holmes consulting detective (Sherlock is a lot harder and a lot more reading but they’re pretty hard crimes to solve).

    Another easier but fun one is Horrified.


    Boardgame geek is a great resource for finding games. They have every game ever made by mechanic, player count, difficulty, time etc
     
  43. Doug

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    Root is one of my favorite games, can’t wait until they add the expansions to the digital game.
     
  44. Gin Buckets

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    Pretty good list, and a quick, 7 minute video. I've only heard of #1 prior to watching.

     
  45. Doug

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    A Game of Thrones digital came out today on Steam - played one game against the AI on my lunch break and it's well done. A couple of small bugs, but it's fun. Hoping to be able to get some friends to play this game online, this is one game that I think could be better online with a discord chat open than in person - would really allow for some secret scheming with other players that is just really hard to accomplish with everyone sitting around the same table.