Lightning Lord

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  1. June, you say? That could work out quite nicely, indeed... Glad to hear Terraforming Mars is actually a good one. It looked great in the review, but that's not always how a game really is. I will check try to check out the the smaller ones you mentioned. I found Fuse on boardgamegeek just now and it looks promising.
  2. That's one I am looking at picking up. Lords of Waterdeep, Champions of Midgard, and Terraforming Mars are on my shortlist. Oh, and Tiny Epic Galaxies. Anyone have much experience with any of these? Also - does anyone have some recommendations for small and/or quick games? My group has some options like Flip City and Harbor, I'd like something small/portable, but with some depth.
  3. I grew up a grunge kid. Pearl Jam and Soundgarden were the top of them for me. Hunger Strike been playing pretty much on repeat for last couple days. I am sad that you're gone, but I'm happy that your pain is done. Your watch is over. Rest well.
  4. Wow - you won your first go at it? I think it took us two or three chances to really get the hang of that game. Utilizing the special abilities of each character as often as possible seems to be the key - even the seemingly weaker ones need to be maximally applied.
  5. Aaaaaand I miss with both guesses. Hangover... Takenoko is the panda game, where you're a gardener and need to grow bamboo to make the royal pandas happy. The other is Lanterns: The Harvest Festival. Both are quite fun, though I didn't purchase either after giving them a trial.
  6. Is that the colored lantern-matching one? Or the panda one?
  7. What's Valeria? Also... Tiny Epic does it compare to TIny Epic Galaxies?
  8. Kinda the same for me. I knew I liked Islay style scotch and Lagavulin was one of the options I saw in a duty free. I remembered it from the show and went for it, similar to you. No reason (IMO) to be ashamed of that - any way that drink gets to someone is all well and good...unless it's mixed.
  9. I went there on my visit last year and gamed for a few hours. It's a great place to chat about games, try some new ones, and just unwind. And they have Surly on tap
  10. Ah, my friend's got an Ardbeg on his shelf, so I stayed away from that one. I ended up going for Talisker Dark Storm. My next trip, I will try to find some of your suggestions. I like the idea of branching out and none of my IRL friends have more knowledge of this than me...and I am novice at best. I had no idea on the comparison I just go by what I see often in Duty Free and what is comparably priced there. I had an okay Glenfiddich that was about the same price as Laph...10 yo, I want to say?
  11. Yah... It's the second bottle of the year. I am half-tempted to just get a third this week, but part of me thinks I should branch out? On the other hand... I did share the previous bottle with half a dozen other people. Heathens didn't even appreciate the sweet burny nectar.
  12. Little bit, yes....we aren't the creative types.
  13. Ooh. forgot about Small World. I just bought the app for my phone, after months of playing with friends. Good one I played Betrayal at House on the Hill once. I loved it, even though we played it incorrectly and I got smoked as the baddie. hahaha
  14. OMG. Finally. So. Pandemic is great. I've not played Legacy, but the original and/or an expansion make a great game. But, all people need to be invested in finding victory, otherwise it'll be a loss and the less-invested will not ever want to play again. In terms of team games, I've enjoyed Pandemic and Forbidden Desert (not Forbidden Island). I love team games, as even a loss just makes the participants want another go to beat the.... game? computer? AI? For pvp//pvpvp//etc games...Dominion is an excellent deck-builder game. The base game comes with many variations, so you don't really get tired of it as you can swap out cards as you see fit. You mentioned Ticket to Ride, so I'll quick-drop Catan, Carcassone. Try out Machi Koro for another kind of deck builder. If you're into long-time games, try out Agricola or Castles of Burgundy. They take forever, but SOOOOO fun. Coup is fun as a party game, but not very great for small (less than 4) players. It can be quick paced, though the expansion slows it down a bit and makes it more tactical. Sushi Go is another quick game that's fun even with novice gamers.
  15. *Sigh* Yeah... nothing quite like 100+ losses per season to make one really try to focus on the small victories. Four games over .500 is reason to bust out the champagne and caviar.