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Andre

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I think this one, as it is, is my favourite in the series. Followed closely by Spice Road. Eastern Wonders feels a little bit more “full” mechanically, but it plays at a different pace.
Gave it a run through with the Spice Road market on the weekend. Tied for points. Have only played Eastern Wonders twice now and Spice Road the once, several months ago, so don’t have a favourite of the two as yet.
 

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Played Lost Ruins of Arnak with a couple of friends on Board Game Arena the other night. Thankfully I'd watched some how to play vids in advance. Surprisingly I won, even though my friends had played it a couple of times already.

Not sure I'd buy it for myself but I enjoyed it.
 

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2x run throughs of Dune: Imperium Solo with Paul Atreides. Came 3rd in first game and knocked both AI's off in the second on easy mode. A great game really enjoyable.

Will try to get in some Marvel Champs this week!
 

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Pandemic Legacy Season 0 nearing its end. We completed 2 of 3 objectives at our first crack at November (so considered adequate).

We trusted Sabik, the on the run CIA agent, when given a choice prior to first November game. So far appears the right choice.
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Also a couple of games of Sprawlopolis. Pocket card game wife got via Kickstarter. Also Get the McGuffin and Time Stories.

Then last night Mansions of Madness. First crack for us at a difficulty 5 of 5 scenario. Failed, but close. Will give it another crack soon.
 

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On the weekend we tried out Cosmic Frog, one of two games wife got me for my birthday a couple of weeks ago (disregarding the Kickstarters already ordered myself 😜). Weird theme of giant frogs swallowing parts of planets, with victory off most of different kinds of lands and most in a row on your board of swallowed lands. Was good. will play again, though not one that’s going to break into my top 10 games.

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It makes you think some game designers are on LSD when they come up with their themes!


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Andre

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It makes you think some game designers are on LSD when they come up with their themes!


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Yes, but can see that with so many games put out the last 5-10 years it must be harder to get one to stand out as not just another worker placement/card collection/dice rolling/horror etc like so many before.
 

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Went through a few games OTW.

Machi Koro, Star Fighters (my son's home brew game), and Barenpark with the kids on Saturday night.

Then The Crew and Regicide on Sunday.

Regicide as a card game is a bit clunky. There is obviously a path to optimal play but... I dunno. Didn't grab us.

The Crew, however, is addictive. It is a great game. We played some, then had a barbecue, then played a few more hands. I think we played about 15 scenarious out of the 50.
 

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The Crew is great, perfect gateway game - I mean, it is just a trick taking game, however, cleverly packaged and themed.


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I know I’m late to the party, but my wife got Wingspan for our anniversary on Saturday and we’re already up to 9 games 😂😂
As someone who has only really played gateway games… this is a tight little engine builder. I feel like I’m about to sink some serious cash into the expansions and upgrades!!
 

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Halloween Party last night, where most there are board gamers. Ones played, that had before - Organ Attack, Horrified and 2 goes at Stop the Train.

Latter first time with 5 players. As expected after our earlier 4 player game it was easier to hide being the Saboteur. First time I was Saboteur, but explaining the rules, so all through for the two new players was able to go ‘If you’re the Saboteur you might want to do …’. Things I was doing. Second time wife was Saboteur and had figured out she was, but she sped up the train past where we could have the emergency meeting to throw her off. Train crashed. So far 3 wins for the Saboteur, we’ll probably start the train slower next time to try and give a bit more of a chance to the rest.

New game we played, that someone else brought, was Psycho Killer. Card based game where 5 psycho killers in deck. When one is drawn everyone with a weapon/weapons suffers the damage from them. Various cards to mitigate etc. player with the least damage once all 5 killers are out (unless everyone but one has died) is the winner 3 of 5 made it to the end (including me), but wasn’t the least damaged. Pretty meh really, certainly not going to get for our collection.
 

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Our gaming catch up Saturday. We played Similo and Cosmic Frog. Main event though was second crack at November in Pandemic Season 0. We’d completed two of the three objectives first time to be considered adequate.

Our remaining objective was to get to the Manufacturing facility in the safe house. We managed to accomplish it despite having 3 incidents off one card, by bad luck of where existing incidents were (it went Europe Europe Europe, really!?!).

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I see you only get the one crack at December, so that’ll be ‘interesting’ to finish up the next time.
 

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First run of Zombicide Season 2, that we picked up a few weeks ago. Wife, youngest son and I running two survivors each.

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Yea, exit behind the closed door that’s piling up zombies. Had that many again by time opened door. It was open, let many come out to us and all of us taking turns blasting or melee attacking. A few wounds from runners with their double activations, but made it without anyone having to become a Zombivor. Onto the first non-tutorial mission of the campaign next.
 
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Had a big weekend of gaming (and buying 😬)

- Viticulture w/ Tuscany expansion.
- Brew
- Nidavellir
- Marvel United
- Air Land and Sea
- Juicy Fruits
- Dice Command
- Fire Tower

Bought:
All Star Draft
Shadow Kingdoms of Valeria
Kingdom Rush
 

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