Board games!

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On 8/9/2017 at 1:42 AM, DaveSumm said:

Yea I stumbled across that, but didn't realise it was the guy that did Scythe until recently. I guess I'll have to jump on the preorder pretty swiftly as it's not on kickstarter. Just the artwork and 'village building Legacy game' had me interested.

I picked up Great Western Trail recently and I'm so glad I did. It's a great game, plays differently every time and really rewards multiple plays. There seems to be so many equally viable strategies, and each one is dependent on the board randomness so you have to react quickly and be willing to change things up. Also picked up Patchwork (I've discovered a local board game store I didn't know I had) and if you like tessalating tiles and Tetris style block filling, you can't go wrong. It's a simple 20 minute 2 player game, which is a handy thing to have sometimes.

Great Western Trail is a fantastic game.  

There's been a lot of those games like Patchwork lately.  I've really enjoyed Bärenpark, and it plays up to four, and I got in several games of Feast for Odin last month that uses that same mechanism as one small part of the game.

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On 7/9/2017 at 6:54 AM, Inigima said:

I think after discussing with a few people I am not going to pick up Betrayal at House on the Hill. I dig the concept but multiple friends plus SU&SD seem to feel there isn't actually much game there.

I own and enjoy Betrayal at House on the Hill.  I would encourage you to play it if you have a shot, the randomness of the betrayer and the sudden shift of alliances is where the real game is at.  It becomes interesting watching the social dynamic shift as suddenly everyone is trying to figure out what the betrayer is doing and the betrayer has this hidden agenda and knows that the others can beat him, but not sure how.

The game scenarios really milk that aspect and the friends I played with found it to be a ton of fun.

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I've always wished that someone would fully develop the board game ochmir from 'Golden Witchbreed' by Mary Gentle. 

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