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What tabletop games do you play?

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  1. Ilgoth

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    Hey!

    Thought I would ask if I am only one playing tabletop games. At my group, we got Descent: Journey In The Dark (2nd ed.) going on, and it seems Blood Bowl will revive as well.

    What games you play outside PC?
     
  2. Nikolai II

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    Hmm.. last year the big ones have been:


    Twilight Struggle (2 players)

    Battle Line (2 players)

    Lords of Waterdeep

    Euphoria (Building a better tomorrow)

    Scythe

    Ticket to Ride

    Roborally

    Leaping Lemmings

    Primordial Soup

    Spank the Monkey



    Also played in recent memory and would be easy to pick up again:


    Deadwood

    The Doom that Came to Atlantic City

    Carcassone

    Smallworld

    Settlers

    Puerto Rico

    Thurn and Taxis

    Zooloretto

    Tikal

    Blackbeard (whether the original or the remake)
     
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    Star Wars Armada and Imperial Assault just got the Conan pledge fulfilled - have not had the time to open it yet.
     
  4. mamutas

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    I have to many to list. We play board games at work at lunch - every day a new game. There are people in the group who owns dozens of games, I got a few dozen myself too.

    Recent plays:

    * Shadow Hunters
    * Potion Explosion
    * Formula E
    * err, some Vegas style dice and card games, actually pretty fun, need to recall the name
    * Dominion
    * Masquerade
    * some card game about castles

    And then those are mine from kick starter:
    * Blood Rage
    * 7 sins: the others
    * and waiting on Evolution: Climate to arrive next week

    And
    * Zombicide
    * Agricola
    * Axis and Allies
    * King Of Tokyo
    * Le Havre
    * Rampage

    and more
     
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    Wow, good bunch of games!

    I actually forgot to add Axis and Allies myself, we have tried that couple of times too. Also Smallworld, but others didnt enjoy it too much.

    @Nikolai II is Scythe any good?
     
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    Apart from BB I do play Xwing very occasionally. I specialize in a 40 point tournament that runs every couple of months near me as I can't be bothered to keep up with all the new ships.
     
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    I started a boardgame group with some mates from work recently. So far the main 2 things we have been playing are:

    Sentinels of the multiverse (with a fair few of the expansions for huge replayability)
    Betrayal at house on a hill (Also has great replay value)

    Haven't been doing it for long so need to invest in some more games, I know a lot of them thanks to "table top" youtube series, just got to decide on what ones to get.
     
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    I used to 'DM' a lot of Pen & Paper games (D&D, Eon, Vampire: The Masquerade, etc.) but it has been a while now since I did anything like that. Most of my recent board-gaming has just been Taboo, Ticket to Ride, and occasionally Monopoly played together with family at social gatherings and holiday events - and it usually ends up with at least one or two players getting way to drunk to actually be able to finish the game. Heh.

    When I was a kid though, my favorite boardgame was probably "Mutant Chronicles: Siege of the Citadel" which I think still holds up really well today. Apparently the game is being brought back to life on Kickstarter currently as a "second edition" with all new miniatures and maps, plus two new expansions. I've been considering it but the estimated completion and shipping date is still an entire year away. It's very similar to HeroQuest in the way that the game works, but with a futuristic spin on it. I believe that the rules originally said you were meant to rotate which player was controlling the bad guys - The Dark Legion - for each mission, but when I played it with my friends I usually just played them every round and let the others be the heroes.

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    Can you post a link? I can't find it on Kickstarter...
     
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    Absolutely - Here you go! Click Me!
     
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    We only had time to start a game and play a couple of turns, but as far as we got it was good. Stonemeyer mostly makes solid games which seem complex but turn out to be pretty straightforward to learn, while still giving a lot of options for the endgame.
     
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    Ive been thinking of getting it. :)

    I have a huge itch for Mordheim, but it seems very very costly and needs lot of attention.
     
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    I don't really play any TT games besides Blood Bowl but I have been playing a lot of the PC version of Twilight Struggle. I'm not very good, and play against some very good players, but it seems to be a great game.
     
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    I only tried one game against the AI. It was disgustingly good too. :eek:
     
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    I have just startet playing Conan, must say that at first glance it seems like a fast action packed game with lots of hard desisions to make. It is easy to get started with and you actually feel like a Hyborian hero when beheading 3 picts with one strike:D
     
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    Just like Cyanide's Blood Bowl the AI seems very good while you are trying to learn the game and rules and everything else. The more you play, especially against other humans, the more you realize the AI isn't very good but its silly plays pay off occasionally.

    If you, or anyone else, is interested in a game give me a shout here or send a challenge in game (sbr32 there too). The default settings are a +2 Influence advantage for the US and a 45 day match. I would recommend that new players play as the US, it is harder but you learn the game better that way. The USSR needs to drive the game early on and an inexperienced player may not know how to do that very well.

    Not that I am very good. I have finished 6 games and won 1. I DEFCON suicided myself in 3 others. :oops:
     
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    Ok, maybe it just got lucky and I should try again. To me it looked like an insanely cunning play. But I've only played against a fellow human. I've played US against him and won every time, except last time when I played USSR and won a Europe victory during the early war period after which we haven't found the time to play anymore.
     
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    I play Bloodbowl a couple of times a year when I travel to tournaments.

    At home I have an 8 year old so we play:

    King of Tokyo
    Ticket to Ride
    Small Worlds

    Im talking to the wife about parting with £65 for the new Bloodbowl but that seems steep for 2 incomplete teams and needing to drop £15 on deathzone...
     
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    I saw no reason to get the new set, how young do you think you can be to play King of Tokyo?
     
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    My 6 y/o loves this game.
    But he also plays Twilogjy Imperium and Agricola and such so he is probably not a very good indicator.
    But it is bright and fun and new edition supposedly have easier cars rules too