Duke Blocks Foreign Aid editionPrevious thread: >>88955055New 3x3 report : https://pastebin.com/75g3uxXVThe pastebin: https://pastebin.com/h8Tz2ze8>TQWhat is your current go to game?Share a favorite moment of schadenfreude that happenned at your tableHows your poker face?
>>88986968First for TI4 sucks
What are interesting colonisation/civilization games, with good trade mechanics between players? I played TI, Catan and Terra Mystica. Really liked TM, but it lack interaction between players
>>88987368There's no resource trading but Homeworlds is arguably the best board game take on 4x
>>88987368Eclipse Second Edition
>>88987368>What are interesting colonisation/civilization games, with good trade mechanics between players?Take a look at Mare Nostrum. Multiple win conditions, and the first player each turn can manipulate the trade market to their advantage potentially.>>88987464>Eclipse Second EditionLOL no! I like Eclipse, and 4x games in general. Eclipse does not have good trade mechanics. And while the rules for allies are improved in 2nd edition, they are still nothing to brag about.
Just picked up the Carcassonne Big Box at a thrift store for $5. Never played it before. What am I in for? What expansions are the best?
>>88987368Most 4X’s focus on the combat aspect of the game above all else: TI4, Eclipse, Clash of Cultures, SE4X, etc…If you want a good trading game then your best option will always be Sidereal Confluence
>>88987368Sid Meier's Civilization: The Board GameThe game can be hard and pricey to get, but it is a really good 4 players, 4X with multiple paths to victory.
>>88987673Eclipse is perfect because civilization building games should be massive and massive games suffer when you introduce trading. What's the point of having a tight economy where you walk a tightrope of interrelated systems when all of it can canceled by one player misjudging the value of their trade and catapulting another player to victory? At least if you fuck up your resource management or area control, you're the one falling behind. Fuck up trade and everyone else except 1 player is falling behind. Massive trade systems should stay in trade focused games like Chinatown and civilization building games should stick to very limited trading, like in Eclipse.
>>88987964>massive games suffer when you introduce tradingOnly if the game is designed badly (like Eclipse). In a well designed game, trading is good no matter how big the game is. See also: Sidereal Confluence.>>88987673People have started memeing that Eclipse is the solution to all gaming problems, when in reality it's an ok mashup of euro economy and ameritrash combat
>Vidya IP>Campaign Based>Plastic Minis>CMONonly thing left is missing the Kikstarter
>>88988210Do people really want all those things in a game?Why are 40 year olds with too much money like this
>>88988229This is the most obvious shill post ever.
>>88988250I wish you could read, anon.How am I shilling anything?
>>88988388I wish you could understand context. You responded to bait shillposting.
>>88988007I just explained in the fucking post (which you obviously didn't understand) that if the main focus of the game is trading then it's fine to have a big trading system. Sidereal Confluence is not a civilization building game, it's a trading game at heart and there it works. Otherwise, it easily breaks what would otherwise be a tight game.
>>88987818>never played>asking for expansionsbro...
>>88988442He got the big box.Which comes with expansions.But you already knew that and were just being cheeky right.
>>88988502yes i'm definitely not fucking retarded.
Can we spare a moment to talk about cribbage?
>>88988404>Sidereal Confluence is not a civilization building gameWrong. You start small and expand over the course of the game, there is even combat (even if it's simplified into a ship bidding minigame). You control and build a civilisation. It's a civ building game. Even if trading and diplomacy are the core, aggressive plays can still happen.If your tight economy breaks under the strain of one person giving resource A to other person and getting resource B back, then it's not a tight economy at all, it's a flimsy house of cards.
>>88988636cribbage? more like garbagelmao got em.
>>88988636What is there to say? It's a linear roll-to-move that uses cards instead of dice. Literally a less sophisticated design than chutes & ladders.
>>88988661>>88988672You shut your whore mouths when men are talking about cribbage!
>>88988812Good luck at your candyland tournament this weekend anon.
>>88988812me second from the left
>>88986968What board or card game gets you unreasonably angry?Not for bullshit luck factors like dice, but you just get out played and it triggers the angry ape cortex.
>>88989149Citadels makes me want to make Stalin look like an egalitarian pussy
>>88989149I don't get outright angry but I'm never having fun if for some godforsaken reason Munchkin comes upAny type of charades or cards against humanity clone game normalfags love absolutely pisses me the hell off every time
>>88989149Masquerade and splendor. Mask makes no sense as i enjoy coup, resistance, sherriff, cockie pokes. But put it in front of me and i seethe and rage
>>88989062These guys got trad wives who enjoy cribbage, what’s your excuse?
>>88989183>Not for bullshit luck factors
>>88989149one of my friends wrecks me brutally at mindbug and i always end up getting tilted losing game after game
>>88986968>What is your current go to game?Doubt I have one, I vary it quite a lot>Share a favorite moment of schadenfreude that happenned at your tableMy first game of Herb Witches was extremely delightful for reasons I am sure anyone who has played it can relate to>Hows your poker face?My guess would be that it's unconventional, but not that great if someone tried to decipher it.
>>88989149MTG. Something about it just really infuriates me. When somebody counters or tosses out one of my cards I just pop off.
>>88987060do people still actually watch these guys? They are like the justin roiland of board game reviewers.
>What is your current go to game?Been playing through LotR Journeys in Middle Earth. Either that or Shadows of Brimstone FoFo
>>88989981I only watch them and buy whatever they give their blessing to ironically.
>>88987060This dude has the deepest voice out of all of them.
Is Age of Steam still great?I'm not that into bidding and I dont find euros to be that interestning, but I love 18xx and Indonesia.
>>88990071no, it suddenly became really bad around September four years ago
I finally cut down my game collection to the games I really like and, most importantly, I know i'm gonna play with my group. Now I'm left with 9 games not includng pre-orders and expansions.
>>88990110What are the 9?
>>88990127Nisei NetrunnerWotrSW;RebellionSidereal ConfluenceBulletPax:RenCosmic FrogCloudspireJohn Company 2nd.
>>88990110>Now i'm left with * gamesPost them (notice how i didn't reveal your spoilered number so it doesn't ruin your post)
>>88990148I noticed it and I really appreciate that anon.Too bad not everyone is as thoughtful as you...
>>88990146that looks like a pretty good collection
>>88990146These are pretty solid picks and I am a bit jelly if you get to play them regularly
>>88988007>People have started memeing that Eclipse is the solution to all gaming problems, when in reality it's an ok mashup of euro economy and ameritrash combatNo shit! It would be entertaining *IF* it were obvious for the newbies. But dick-heads gotta dick around... Eclipse effectively has ZERO trading beyond 'exchanging an ambassador' and getting 1 (ONE- Woohoo!) extra resource cube per turn to go along with the 'allies' rules. Even when allied with someone, you can't trade resources for technologies between allies, or control of systems, etc.
>>88988655It seems you're missing something major when even the designer called the game Sidereal Confluence: Trading and Negotiation in the Elysian Quadrant and not Sidereal Confluence: Civilization Building in the Elysian Quadrant.
>>88990146very respectable anonwhat's your favorite cloudspire faction
>this is the future of board gameshow do you feel
>>88990697Will only back if it comes with minis
>>88990697Might be cool, I've played a couple FF books but once I discovered Lone Wolf I never looked back
>>88990697Like I am in a dystopia of generic corporate phrases
>>88990697>the feel of a roleplaying gameI don't get it. Just play a fucking roleplaying game instead.
>>88991367>IN A WORLD>ONE DESIGNER HAD A VISION >TO TAKE THE HOBBY BY THE BALLS>AND DRAG IT INTO A NEW FUTURE >THIS SUMMER>THE GAME BEGINS
>>88987818there are a few different big boxes with different expansions, which one did you have? it's a comfy game but I have nostalgia googles
>>88986968>What is your current go to game?Ark nova or Castles of burgundy
>>88990697>futureIsnt it just a steve jackson thing? Anyway I liked the sorcery series and house of hell.
>>88990697The future of board games is adaptive Knizia-AI generated decision spaces with computronium nanobot minis that mutate as needed.
>>88992060Speaking of, that tiny knizia in the OP got me thinking:how would he design a diplomacy/negotiation based game like junta or game of thrones?
It's that time again /bgg/.What's my wife's newest reason to be mad at me?
>>88992274She found the dragon dildos and the receipt to see how much they cost.
>>88992274Forgot the image, goddammit.Taking guesses now.
>>88992306>no bad dragon logomaybe some kinky cosplay outfit?
>>88992306too many bones undertow and you've already bought the $150 50 pound storage box
>>88992314>>88992315>>88992318>>88992467All fine guesses.Unfortunately all I got was this stupid board game.
>>88992560fair. don't know it but it seems like something chicks could play
>>88990071>IndonesiaReprint fucking when you dutch pieces of shit?
>>88990146Man i really wanted to like John Company but it felt more like an rpg than a game in which skill would determine the winner. What's your thoughts on it anon?
>playing 5p Hansa while two bros are in the salon duking it out in Battlecon >playing bullet laterIs a good night for games
Thoughts on susd?
>>88992689>so clearly I made you feel somethingMy kokoro went doki doki.
>>88992832I've stopped thinking since they're doing it for methank you susd
>>88993234Fuck, you caught me.
>>88990471Not him.Grieg. Tunnel time, faggot!
>>88993630It's consistent across generals and there's no fucking way a general as slow as /bgg/ has a dedicated jannie. maybe they rolled out ai jannies already...
>>88992633>Joco is rpgNo, it's just Azul with more pictures of English people. I don't know why I keep hearing this terrible opinion, negotiation =\= role playing.
>>88993105>>88993132>>88993145>>88993326I think it is important to reel in these influencers when the hobby is so small, especially when these guys are actively trying to take these companies for a ride for free cash.If we don't have legitimate critics in the space that are respectable, then why even bother listening to anyone ramble about board games?
>>88992764>into Ra and Bullet, after people left, joined for another pair of bullet fights, trying and failing as Mariel.For having cancelled the previous two weeks, felt like I made up for lost time.What are anons hoping to play this weekend?
>>88994109I think the longer they delete the shit the more people will talk about it.I'd get it if it really veered the thread into a different direction but it is on topic and I don't get why the janny keeps deleting everything unless he's Quickalope himself
>>88990471i'm basic bitch and i like brewmens quite a lot actually.Just place a tower, spam architects, ???, win.
>>88992633> JC is rpgwut?It's reailly is just rather simple negotiation game with a lot of dice rolling.i say it's simple but after 4 games i i still find mistakes i made or discover new things and possiibilites for deal making tho.
>>88992284>I don't recognize that game. Is it new?Yeah.>Can we afford that?Yeah, we are fine. >Ok then. >*Gobbles my nuts*I pity men with controlling wives.
>>88994389How often does your wife (male) ask that you gobble her feminine nuts?
>>88994416She is very small and I am very large, so PIV is quasi-destructive to her plumbing so I get a lot of oral to compensate.
>>88994048Tiddies are back on the menu boys.
>>88992832I've heard rumours that Quinn's is currently trying to cross the US/Canadian border because he "wants to say sorry" to everyone. What he's sorry for, he won't say.
>>88995052>tfw cute girl (female) to play bullet<3 with
I have a massive gripe with trading mechanics.The utmost obvious flaw with free or close to free trade is that you are essentially saying "Screw the other game systems, do whatever".It creates a metagame where you can even in some games just promise a repayment for tangible resources.I'm not talking about lighter party games here where rules can be less strict and it's about making a good atmosphere. There is no way to know or predict some things happening and you need to take account for soft social rules (i.e. politeness) instead of purely written rules, which is required for all the other systems in the game.It is akin to having house rules explained when they occur (Oh, he gave her a better deal because last game they played it was the other way around. Oops, should've known that I guess?).Of course in most games everyone plays cooperatively as a competition, but at any time someone might throw the game, completely within the rules, for whatever reason.One step better are systems that enforce a choice in the tradee from the trader.>I'll give you 1 gold for 2 stonesThe tradee can say yes or no. No bargaining. The trade action(s) has to be limited for this to work.Whilst still exploitable it's at least less so.A working system I think is fine is the "trade without consent" (which I guess skirts the line of the definition of trade).>I'll give you 1 gold for 2 stonesThe tradee has to comply.So what is the reason for having these kinds of mechanics explicit in the game? What am I missing that adds value worth these inherent flaws? And lastly, feel free to recommend a game that relies on free trading and is better because of it.Image not related.
>sagrada>netrunner>unmatched>siegestorm>GoT 2nd ed LCG>tiny epic galaxies>tiny epic pirates>titan race>lost expedition>not alone>dungeoneer>adrenaline>dungeon raiders>wh invasion LCG>wh 40k conquest LCGi might want to swap the wh games and dungeon raiders, any reccomendations?
>>88996382how are wh and got LCG's?better/worse than netrunner?
>>88996465Ofc they are worse than NR.Nothing is better than NR.
>>88996512yeah, my bad for formulating the question in the wrong way.it should be:how are wh and got LCG's?are they F U N?
>>88987818Inns and Cathedrals, Traders and Builders, the River if you're playing with 4+ players. Everything else is cute but ultimately just fluff.
>>88996285>the eurofag cannot comprehend human interaction without explicit mechanics from the manual
>>88996733He also has super weird hang ups about agency.
>tinder>put board games as interest>few women that have it as well are generic "I love to travel" ones
>>88986968>What is your current go to game?Sagrada. We start our every meeting with this gem and at 4 players last 3 or 4 rounds are really competitive.>Share a favorite moment of schadenfreude that happenned at your tableI never consider a win as my personal victory it's rather a defeat of my opponents.>Hows your poker face?Bretty gud.Whare ere your plans for the weekend frens? Ima gon play some Dominant Species and Hansa Teutonica since I've bought it recently due you your recommendation.I'm the guy with a clear opinion on women participating in board gaming, and due to my recent ban on SFW boards I'm not gonna say anything about some issues and sexes.Have a fun weekend friends!
I'm out of the loop and the only new games I play are garbage FOTM multiplayer solitaires because a hype-suspectible friend keeps buying them.Any good, recentish (2020+ or so) eurogames with solid interaction out there or did the genre die in a freak engine building accident?
>>88996756That post >>88996285 is not even me you goober. But yeah, games should be designed well and that means players should feel like they have agency and the game is not happening despite them. The reason output randomness and roll to move are not considered good board game design is because they take away player agency. You'd know that if you knew anything about good board game design. Just play more games and you'll realize that someday.
>>88997241>thats not even me
>>88994429large as in obese, right?
>>88997237From memory, not much. Mini Express is a minimalistic train game, and The Wolves is an area control game with some funky action selection and hansa teutonica-style upgradeable actions. I've not had the chance to play either, but I'm waiting for Mini Express to arrive.Babylonia misses out by a year since it's from 2019.
>>88996285This may be a shocker but the experience and even quality of games are supposed to change drastically depending on what kind of person you play it with. Even something "shitty" like Cosmic encounter can be incredibly fun with the right playgroup since the game is so interaction heavy.
Anyone else backing the new dungeon saga. They redesigned the rules from the last edition and there is so much plastic for the price. Not just minis, but terrain items too.
>>88998335Maybe I'm jaded but I feel much more strongly about games that show off more of the really cool gameplay mechanics and interactive systems of the game than I am ones that brag about the physical components like it's a flimsy lego set
>>88994024>Why even bother listening to anyone ramble about board gamesYou're so close to seeing the light here, Anon
Anyone here playing RPGs?What is your system of choice?
Finally got Argent to the table and it was pretty good. Might have been the first game set up, but Grey and Purple mages felt weaker then the others.
>>88998313Shoveling shit can be fun in good company but it's the good company that provides the fun, not the shoveling shit. If a game brings nothing positive to my interactions with friends then I'd rather just drink pints and make merry instead of wasting time on a poorly made board game.
>>88996285Bohnanza creates situations wear trading and even gifting can be beneficial for both parties.
>>88998486No RPGs are just co-op games where the rules don't matter.
>>88999030Silly anon there are thousands of rpg rulesets, of course they matter.What you meant to say is that they may cover a subset of all the possible interactions
Why do you think "cult of the new" is such a thing with this hobby? Is it because of the youtubers? In rpgs, ccgs, minis games new games have a hard time generating any interest at all.
Junta las Cartas is a good game btw. So, taking inspiration in OPs pic, I need to ask: What do you think are the games that best exploit the "corruption" theme? Stuff like Sheriff of Nothingham, Junta Las Cartas or Presidente (fun peruvian card game about presidential elections) come to mind, but I don't know much about more of these. Plus points if the corruption is well blended with the mechanics and not just pasted over the game.
>>88999564oh you want some john company or an infamous traffic
My friend bought This War of Mine and we're playing it. It has been two hours now. I want to blow my brains out.
>>88999823why havent you thrown the game yet?
>>88999827I'm trying with all my might.
>>88996840likely becuase they have to travel outside their home in order to hit conventions and such becuase their local scene is shit.
>>88996733I can comprehend them, I just don't think they add value in the whole.>>88996756If I play a game I would like to know what is possible and/or likely to occur. Especially board games that are extreme abstractions as social puzzles. When it comes from a game created top-down any mechanic included should serve a purpose, and hopefully well.>>88998313Yes, and I'm critiquing the way to bring forth such variation. I think it's lazy and functions poorly.>>88998936Interesting. Thank you for the recommendation.
>>88999483>Why do you think "cult of the new" is such a thing with this hobby?Hope. People hoping that the next 'IT' game while provide even more entertainment and enjoyment over the course of many game plays. And I can see why they hold out hope. Over the last 2 decades games have seen some pretty impressive growth when it comes to quality of rules mechanics, improved graphics, improved component quality, and even vastly improved component storage in the game boxes themselves. Sure, there are always throw-backs (i.e. giant boxes that are mostly 'air storage') and a never ending stream of sub-par 'new games' that hope to cash in on the board gaming trend. But the stream of 'Meh-tier' games has been around for many decades so that's nothing new.
>>88998486I've been running a game of "Mutant: Year Zero" for a couple of years now and my group has been having a lot of fun with it.
>>88998486Have not touched one since 2008.Unless Everyone is John counts.Then we can rewind to 2015
>>89000190I've been looking at MY:0 myself, what are your favorite parts of the system?I thought the mutations may be a little bit too gonzo
>>88999853Holy shit nigga hit the gym if tossing out a board game is too much for you.
>>88990697More game books? I'm downRecently played DQ, had funBizarre case where the main plot sucked but the side quests were actually charmingThough they got a bit lazy with basic conditionals for world changes, bar kept talking about a Troll I took care of at the start of the game>>88990958I never got around to FF, that bad?
>>88999483>In rpgs, ccgs, minis games new games have a hard time generating any interest at all.That's because they operate on sunk cost.
>>88999823That just means you're immersed in the theme.
is final girl a massive cash grab?
>>89000245>I never got around to FF, that bad?They're not too bad but there's a lot of bullshit instant deaths, they are too similar to CYOA books in that way. Lone Wolf is more like an RPG where if you die it's because you lost a battle or failed a check. From what I remember anyway, I admit it's been years.
>>89000450Seems like it. You can't do anything with just the base game, right? That alone makes the whole venture seem scummy. Any other game would include at least a couple characters in the base game
>>89000683Yes, you need to buy a story for $20. If you want other characters/villains/stories you can buy a series (aka season or 5 stories + some bonuses) for $180. Two series exist or already $360 without including the fomo extra not included in the boxes.
>>88993742I don't know if you noticed but the conversations stop disappearing after euro hours are over. So they're eurotrannies and there's absolutely no intelligence behind them.
Did you try pic related? It is at least enjoyable? Found it on a huge discount on local store but I don't want to put money on bad games if I can avoid it.
>>88998586Nice. I still haven't gotten around to playing my copy. How many players did you have? And any learning or advice for first play?
got some new bling on the wayfuck a cardboard token
Sirs, where can I get bootleg/pirated print and play games?
>>89003288Not today, Asmodee
>>88997554>The Wolves >hansa teutonica-style upgradeable actionsI am glad I am not the only one who played that game and saw the similarities to Hansa.
>>88996733>without explicit mechanics from the manualWell, all MY games can be played just by reading the manual.
>>88996840You were today years old when you discovered that you too, are a basic bitch.
>>89003456That and the Eklund/Werhle cage match win posts of the year.And we ain't even halfway through '23
>>89003468Could be worse
>>89000674Ah okay, yeah DQ was good about avoiding that pitfall - guess I'll go and dig into more LW then
I can't tell if my gaming slut will love or hate SI, I've only played it a handful of timesIs this version really that unplayable with the pieces/map size? I wouldn't mind going for the base game but for some odd reason every 2p orientated game over the 30$ price range has been a miss for us, despite playing heavier 3p4p titles
>>88998335>lots of minis>tanares/middara 2.0 levels of slopNo thanks. I'm looking for a dung crawl myself, Im considering dungeon universalis and/or league of dungeoneers. The first is more geared towards having a dark player (DM) so I'm leaning more towards dungeoneers.Any other generic fantasy dung crawlers suggestions? Pref mini less and oldscholl. GH doesn't counts, it's more of a puzzle
>>890030353 players. I just read the phases section aloud, explaining each card when I got to main action that used them. Only worry with icons when they come up. I'd suggest skipping over immediate actions as they aren't in the recommended set up aside from Infirmary. I found the timing on when you get stuff confusing for a lot player, so keep it simple.
>>89003782When even the shills are shitting on a game you know it's bad.
>>89004399Good game, bad product.Know the difference it can save your group
Game Day Report>Illiiteratti Co-op word game, but the alpha gaming wasn't too bad and theme was decent. Had some great objectives but I wouldn't play again. >OrichalcumDecent light weight 4x~ish low VP race game. Probably the best if the games I played. It's well designed, but all the components are fuck all huge like it's made for blind people. Would play again>Bad CompanyI'm a sucker for the roll a dice get stuff genre like Machi Koro, Catan, etc. Bad Company is a clever take on that genre but the dice distribution is randomized starting off which I think causes since balance issues. Still good overall, but I'm not sure if it has staying power. >Welcome to the moonBasic bitch flip and write. It's Welcome To with alittle bit of take that. I liked it better than welcome to, but not my thing otherwise. >Hadrians WallWasn't expecting the group to go for another Flip and Write, but I hadn't played this one yet, and I heard it was "different". It's not. It's just heavier. It's redeeming virtue is that it gives you a ton of chaining resources, so I can see why people would like it, but I felt like I was taking a school exam and my head hurts now.
>>89004834>>Orichalcum> Decent light weight 4x~ish low VP race game. Probably the best if the games I played.My group definitely enjoyed it. I'm looking forward to getting it to the table again.> It's well designed, but all the components are fuck all huge like it's made for blind people. Mofo! That's ageist! I resemble that remark. Where are my cargo shorts?> Would play again.Yeah, it's got some nice options that let a player come from behind for a surprise win.
I just had to comment that I think it's hilarious that SU&SD's tranny apparently isn't allowed to do video reviews anymore, and couldn't show his face at all so that it'd stop tanking their view counts.And people are commenting that it's his best video yet aaaaaaahh I almost feel bad about this
>>89003468I'm sorry, I don't speak retard
>>88986968gimme some domain-level politics games? Area control, some level of battles, preferably hex-based
>>89000450it’s targeting a very specific demographic of morons
>>88999823So how did it go? Did you survive that war of yours? Is it better than the videogame TWoM?
>>89005572>you were today years oldThis is a faggot retard reddit meme. I used it so my 40+ year old arse sounds "cool" and "hip" for the zoomers. No cap.>you discovered that you too, are a basic bitch.Only women play board games now, as evidenced by all these travelling women who also love TI4. Which is a middling, casual "game".Basically I was saying he wasn't as unique as he thought he was. Which is a bitter pill we'll all have to swallow one day.
>>88998486This one is unironically really fun and easy.
>>89006419I hope you’re reading David Irving ironically
So realistically when is Nature's Incarnate going to be in stores.
>>89003782Spirit Island is a legit 11/10 game, treat Horizons only as an expansion for die hard players. Go full version of none at all.
>>89005418>SU&SD's tranny apparently isn't allowed to do video reviews anymore, and couldn't show his face at all so that it'd stop tanking their view counts.I mean, the people have spoken. But the people are wrong and bigotted. To combat this, I'll put forward legislation to ensure every household has a resident tranny to combat hate.#VoteAnon2024
>>89000221Isn't it just one of the implementations of the Year Zero engine? Look it up and pick your flavour. If you like one feature in particular, its easy to import it into another one.
>>89003519Needs Lacerda on it too
there's too many amazing board games
>>89005418The true cause of this situation is that this dude is just unimaginably ugly. I'm sure that if he would look just as some of those hi end Thai lady boys, the view count wouldn't be that different.
My group still enjoys Werewolf occasionally, though Coup has become a good alternative. We recently had a big group and decided to bust out Werewolf again, but found we were all a little too familiar with the game and how we play it. Is there another game I can introduce to scrath that social deduction itch? I have The Resistance and wanted to give that a go. Our next night should be 8 people and we're playing that and Captain Sonar.
>>89006866the british tranny situation seems grim as a wholeshe isn't bad at writing about games though
>>89006871you won't want to hear this because of the price but Blood on the Clocktower will be the only social deduction game you ever need
>>89006943Based china is selling copies for $10 but too bad I cant read chinese. Well I can, but not at a narrative level.
>Game collection large and varied enough to last the rest of my life>Zero interest in following what's "hot">The best games of each genre were probably published 10-20 years ago anywayAnyone else finally gotten out of the consoomer's hamster wheel? I'm lucky to have friends who are interested in playing the classics, but when I go to the local meetup there's always some new euro monstrosity everyone is gushing over.
>>89005645just play videogames like Dominions 5 at that point. cause the only board game that i know of where you have a whole domain to yourself, fight for territory control, and do it on a hex grid, is TI4. and also Europa Universalis if you're fine with replacing a hex grid for a more complicated everything. but both those games are huge and long and you'll be better off playing videogames where at least the setup and homework(counting resources and so on) are done by the computer.
Are there any flaws in the first edition of Tigris & Euphrates? I can get a copy in pretty good condition for 15 euros.
>>89007135I'd go for it
>>89007000>Dominions 5Thanks, will check that!>>88998486B/X
>>89006991There are a lot of OOP classics to consoom, anon. Just a different wheel. My local meetup is full of people who bring their latest $240 campaign game.
>>89006989Might be worth PNPing the differences
>>88998486Monster of the Week and Freeform Universal 2 for one shots. Worlds/Stars Without Number is also good for longer campaigns but not laid out well for referencing. Plenty of third party stuff for that though.
If i would buy sushi go! should i go directly to sushi party?
>>89006943you can get exactly the same experience with a 5 bucks print and play project
>>89008020Yes, party is just more content.
>>89006355Thanks. I'm getting old
>chutes and ladders>you go up. You go down>its the original barrage
now that the dust has settled, how do /we/ feel about cascadia?
>>89008463I dont think about it at all
>>89008287/bgg/ is becoming more retarded by the day.
>>89008463It's calico for people that want to play a game with their brain turned off. Entertaining but not very interesting.
>>89008287>Flip a card>It determines what to doMore like the original Cosmic Encounter
you WILL fall to the hype and buy earth and you WILL like it until it falls out of flavour
>>89008629Anon, you need to stop obsessing over the game, it's not healthy to constantly check the gulag ranking of a mediocre game just to get angry
>>89003083I love this game! maybe its the image quality but i prefer the originals though^^
>>89003473WHAT WAS THE EKLUND CAGE MATCH`?
>>89006991how many do you own? i have 100 soon and feel i need about 4 times more
>>89008629is it just a Terraforming Mars clone?
>>89008629I've not bought Wingspan, Terraforming Mars, Arnak, Dune: Imperium or Ark Nova, why would I start now?>>89006991I don't know, kind of, but not really. I mostly play older games, but I still enjoy checking out what's new and seeing if there's anything of interest, I enjoy having a revolving door of a collection that gradually improves ||I just need to actually get around to sell the games I'm no longer interested in||
>>89008849An unfunny post from a few threads ago.
>>89008629I'd rather have people raving over mediocre games like wingspan and earth than retards gushing over the newest KS monstrosity filled with minis.
>>89008849I'd very much pay to see an Eklund vs Wehrle (design) steel cage match>Let's spin the objective wheel, shall we? Are you ready, Phil? Cole?>*'Theme' wheel stops at Space* both contestants somberly nod>*Second wheel stops at 'no simulationist trash'*, leaving Eklund sweating heavily>*Third wheel stops at 'Actually a good game' which sees a visibly rattled Wehrle arguing and shouting with the judge>Meanwhile, Vince McMahon slips Eklund a Chair>WAIT A SECOND WHERE DID PHIL GET THAT CHAIR>OH HE'S GOING TO TOWN HERE WE GO>Suprisingly, Eklund deliberately misses Wehrle and just slightly grazes the second wheel, making it turn to "No faggot art that carries the game">Wehrle taps out>Eklund starts a longwinded speech, mostly thanking the Cato Institute, leading to a murmur in the audience about who the fuck John Galt is>Just then the roof of the location blows off and a whole special forces team with the Spartan Lambda on their everything drops in>It's Mark motherfucking Herman>They shoot every single person there and leave without elaborating>Later, So very wrong about games comment on the incident with "I haven't completely understood it, but I'm certain it was another work of genius by Herman"
I didnt realize there was such a thing as boardgame hipsters but here we are
>>89009111Absolutely blessed post
>>89009059>I'd rather have people raving over solid shit than retards gushing over diarrhea >>89008629Please tell me you are not doing for free.
>>89009225The gates must be kept. If /diy/ calls, /bgg/ will answer.
>>89009225Define boardgame hipsters
>>89009378nobody is stopping you from writing writing up the Great British Boardgame Design Show.>it's... underbaked
>>89009363Hating everything thats popular (but its a nice contrast to the boardgamegeek forums, geez what happened to that place..)
>>89009396My cringe detector is stopping me.
>>89009400I'd rather have people sperging here than the smugness of most bgg posters I can smell their post that's how stereotypical they are
>>89006419> MyFarogNawww. It's got more than a few 'FATAL' flaws.
>>89009415>>89009400When Im bored I go to that site and read negative reviews of hyped games. It ALWAYS starts a 5+ page flamewar and often the original reviewer has to delete the original reviewGuess people dont like being told their kickstarter monstrosity is shitty
>>89009400There are people itt that like TI, Eclipse, Root, WoTR, Agricola, Spirit Island, Brass, Twilight Struggle etc. What the fuck you are you smoking?
I find picrel dull and predictable but the consensus is that its one of the greatest 2 player games. What am I missing
>>89009533you don't like engine builders?
>>89009533Nothing. It was one of the better lightweight 2p tableau builders for a couple of years and has since been supplanted by better things, but it's very accessible/easy to recommend to large volumes of quasi-gamers. Suffers from Catan syndrome.
>>89009565We play a lot of engine builders, maybe it's because it is too light? I am not sure. We played in 2018 then again recently and my view did not change much
>>89009617What you suggest for engine builders then?
>>88990354You are arquing semantic. What kind of Civilization doesn't trade or negotiate with other people beyond basic tribes? At most tou are arguing that YOU don't care about games thay focus on that.
>>89005418>Hambeast reviewing hamletAt least they are on brand.
Is fungi good?Someone is offering me for a cheap deal, the cards seem to be too dark for no reason.
>>89009533It's just right for the normie fodder category, it's quick and involves just enough strategy and radomness that the better player is more likely to win overall, yet single games are somewhat swingy.That said, the pantheon expansion does turn it into a much better game. Only tried it on BGA and have no desire to buy it, but it does improve the game significantly with few additional rules.
>>89009648>What kind of civilization doesn't have hidden traitors? Hidden traitor games are civilization builders tooThat's how stupid you sound. And semantics are literally the meaning of the sentence so yes, I'm arguing semantics cause they decide what's being said, you tard. Civilization building has a common meaning that pure trading and negotiating games fail to match.
>>89009533>What am I missingNothing.
Does anyone know how Ginkgopolis plays with different player counts? Does it have the same feel with 2 players and 5 players? And what's the sweet spot? I'm thinking of grabbing it, but I want to understand where it fits in my collection.How
>>89010164Ive only played with 2 and 3, both are fun^^
Who do you play board games with? I've never had a large gaming group or any friends who like to playthe only ones I play with are my gf or my brother
>>89010184Hmm, how do you think it would be for 5? It's a common player count for my group
who do you play games with? Ive never had friends into games or a large gaming groupThe only ones I play with ar
>>88987368Advanced civ/mega civ/eastern empires/western empires
>>89009431Wait, is that was killed virt?>captcha RPG OW
>>89010210Very chaotic for sure. The gaming is rather unpredictable as it is already, but might be fun :) Its one of my favorites desu, very unique
>>89008557Nigga did you just confuse candyland with chutes and ladders?After seeing another anon mix up cosmic frog and cosmic encounter, I'm starting to think I cant trust anything you guys say
>>89010216>who do you play games with?Some other nerds in the vicinity that I latched myself onto.>>89010254>I'm starting to think I cant trust anything you guys sayNor should you.
>>89008068it would take a lot of printing to get everything that comes in a retail copy, $5 seems a bit low but yes definitely PnP it>>89008829i love it too have you tried any of the expansion?aesthetically i'm pretty meh on the chips but that's how i feel about the whole game. just hate fishing around for those tiny ginkgo leaves>>89010164i don't love it at 2 but the natural topology variant you can find on BGG improves that experience to my taste. it can also modify the 3 or 5 player setup easilyany count 3-5 shines imo. the map will expand naturally with more players placing tiles so i don't think it has quite the ramp up to chaos with more players that say a Pax Pamir doesbut i also like PP with a full player count so take my opinion with a rock of salt
>>89010345I like the leaves, especially as I have a Gingko tree. Havent tried the expansion but didnt read very good things about it on [sp]boardgamegeek[/sp]
>>89010306>Nor should you.B-but they gave me s-s-so many fun game suggestions...
>>89006932That's a dude my nibro, he has a scrotum and testicles in it. >>89006991I feel you dog, the kikestarter awaken memes area we are living in right now is grim.>>89010202No one here plays boardgames.
Has any of your boxes ever suffered from oxidation?One bg of mine has yellow dots scattered around, and I'm not sure whether it is mold or paper oxidation. Scratching them does nothing.
>>89009533Probably nothing, the game just isn't for you. Me personal I like it.
>>89010228I'm very certain that Virt died multiple times of self-inflicted stupidity.
>>89010408i hope you are also free from the mental illness of buying metal coins to replace cardboard ones. anything i have to handle so frequently and exchange in value irritates me if it's chitsy cardboardthere's meh parts of the expansion but i really enjoy the wrinkles that the green spaces module provides and the 21-25 buildingsone part you can try with no extra components is when drafting each turn pick a card to play and one to keep before passing the other two cards rather than passing whatever you don't play
>>89010440Yellow dots that are deeper than surface level sounds like mold.
>>89010484Aren't dots from oxidation the same? I thought that mold should actually be tangible.Either way, what could I do to prevent it from spreading? The situation actually looks stable - they first appears more than a month ago and nothing has changed since then. I did left the box in the sun for a while back then.
>>89010254I honestly did yeahTo my small defense, I've never played either, they are more US gaming relics that occupy very similar memory spaces for me. Still retarded to confuse them
>>88995459Knowing white liberals of Quinns type, probably slavery.
>>89009621I would say race for the galaxy, terraforming mars, even though I am getting tired of TM after hundreds of plays The wife didn't like Everdell and I didn't like wingspan muchI've heard about gizmos but never played it
>>89010575how are your games stored? can you change the ventilation of the room?
>>89010575Oxidation spots are usually brown, not yellow. But with colored box art it's harder to tell. Mold spots can be treated with diluted bleach and water. But you risk water damage and ink running. You can try a small test area before trying this solution. Ocidation, what others may call foxing, can be treated with akaline solutions or storing akaline paper on top of the object you are trying to preserve. Oxidation is caused by an acidic chemical reaction, so a balanced ph stops the process. Your best bet is probably to reduce humidity. If it's mold, it won't spread without water. If it's foxing, a lower humidity slows the effect. If it really is foxing however, since most cardboard materials are bad with acidic compounds, some foxing may be unavoidable. Storing in airtight boxes can help, but all things age in time.
>>89006991>The best games of each genre were probably published 10-20 years ago anywayBy all means, please name every genre and the best games of these genres
>>89008530Agree. I'd desribe it as Calico but where stress decreases as you get closer to the end. >>89008879It felt a bit more fun than Wingspan, but still a multiplayer solitaire game. I've only played Earth once, but I think the similarity to Terraforming Mars is the size of the deck being so big that you can't go into the game with any specific strategy in mind.
>>89010830Yeah this sounds like foxing. Google it and see if that's what your spots look like. It isn't really bad or "contagious" the way mold is, it's just ugly
>>89009621>>89010792I forgot seasons too if you consider it engine buildingI really like seasons
Next week I get paid and can buy more games.Dominion, a Dominion expansion and Marvel Legendary are the ones I'm looking at, I'm finally taking the deckbuilding pill.
>>89011148Off to a bad start
>>89011161I like Dominion, I've been addicted to the steam version the past couple weeks. Getting Legendary to have a solo game to turn to if my friends hate Dominion
Is dominion really the best option for deck builders?
So I recently got Ra and Hansa Teutonica in the mail and both of the boxes have damage on the bottom left hand corner.Should I contact the publishers to see if they can ship me a new box or what? It's quite the eyesore on two of my favorite games.
>>89011232No, it was the first one so there’s still people championing it despite its numerous flaws.
>>89011247>>89011232interested as well. Ive only tried Star Realms, its fun but gets old quick
>>89011232Yes, people will put others ahead or other reasons like weeb theme or added mechanisms but for pure deckbuilding, it's very well designed and the most strategic of them all.
>>89010806Storing them in a kallax, I open them from time to time. The area is definitely not dry, humidity is usually between 50 and 63%.>>89010830As long as it's not contagious and/or could ruin the games I don't really care - and as far as I know foxing is not, right?
>>89011300>Star Realms, its fun but gets old quickDid you played with expansions?
>>89011320no just base game
Any Uwe Rosenberg fans? I absolutely hate Agricola for some reason but pic related is so much fun, despite all its flaws.Been thinking about picking up Hallertau or Nusfjord, as well as Caverna Cave vs Cave. What would you say is his best game?
>>89011300Star Realms you have the same pool of cards each game right? That's where Dominion adds a lot of replayability, the cards you're able to draft change every game.
>>89011402yeah but its so mathy and the theme is just ugggh. sorry im a brainlet
>>89011380>What would you say is his best game?
>>89011451I looked this up and it just looks like a junky piece of shit with random dice rolling.
>>89011232For deckbuilders in general? No, building a deck to keep building a deck is the worst kind of deckbuilding.For "pure" deckbuilding? Sure, it's one of the better ones in the worst genre of deckbuilding due to the sheer amount of expansions that were made for it. But again, pure deckbuilding is the worst deckbuilding. No exceptions.
>>89011380I, too, would like some takes on hallertau, Njusfjord and Reykhold. Aka Rosenberg's Tier 2 games.I'd say Agricola > Feast > Le Havre >>>> Caverna
>>89011238You could give those copies to your friends if you want them to have a copy always available to playI did that with my first copy of Carcassonne when the scoreboard started to warpBut come on, you get into Hansa Teutonica for literally anything but looks, it's gotta be one of the ugliest actually good games out there
>>89011779>it's gotta be one of the ugliest actually good games out thereno it's one of the better looking ones
>>89011998It's BEIGE. And ugly gray-brown beige at that. It's FUNCTIONAL, but not all pretty. Couldn't the map have at least been a green for some damn color? Earlier editions were. I fail to see what about Hansa is at a visual level of something actually attractive like Sakura arms, Ticket to ride, Eclipse, Twilight Imperium, or any of the Kyle Ferrin illustrated games.
>>89012056Show that map to GMTwats and they cream their panties over the aesthetics. It's all about your point of reference
talking about ugly games what the fuck is wrong with rio grande just update the looks of your games and print money how hard can it be
>>89012056You don't need to shut your ugly whore mouth but we would prefer it if you did.
>>89011779>You could give those copies to your friends if you want them to have a copy always available to playAnd buy another copy for myself while praying that the boxes don't arrive in the same condition?Nah, I'm just gonna contact the publishers and see if I can get replacement boxes. I'm more concerned with Ra as the damage is more extensive there.
>>89011402>you have the same pool of cards each game right?Not really. The trade row is random, and you almost never make it through it all before someone can score a kill. Sure, the potential cards are the same, but if you like how a certain faction plays then about a quarter of the time you won't see enough of them in the row because most of their cards were shuffled closer to the bottom of the deck, which means you're forced to play with what you're given AND what you're given changes every turn.Though 1e core deck is kinda wack with the balance, so if you wanna try the game get Frontiers or that third one i forget.
Baseball Highlights is the best deck builder because you actually play a dueling card game with your deck
>>89009533its garbage, but the average BGG player is too retarded to notice.
>>89011380Waiting for the reprint/Danes.
>>88987414Lol the Looney labs game?
>>88989149Bohnanza. Without fail players just collude to make sure one player is guaranteed to lose
>>89013649Doesn't that game stall out forever if both players are paying attention?
>>88989149Tzolk'in. It's been 10 years and I still suck ass at it.
>>89008778>another anon shitposts about earth>he thinks its merent free tree its at 292 and it is only going to gain more momentum from here
>yeah in this game you gather soil and spread fertilizer.
>>89013908the amount of time and money people spend doing that for real dwarfs the board game industry by quite a few orders of magnitude, so presumably someone finds it interesting.
>>89013947I remember one anon bitching ages ago that no farming theme game actually had you FARM. Like from seed to harvest, with all the challenges, logistics, and threats.The more I think of it, the more he was right.
Speaking of Farming, is pic related good? The girl in the cover madness me want to buy it.
>>89011238Damn, that really sucks bro. Same thing happened to me recently and I’m still mad about it.
>>89007135That's a good price considering it's out of print. >>89008879It's more like Wingspan with TM: Ares Expedition action selection. Regular TM has card drafting which makes it a better game.
>>89013908There is nothing wrong with the farming theme, unless you're poisoned by pop culture I guess
>>89013974>The more I think of it, the more he was right.I feel the same, we need a Phil Eklund-like farming simulator using actual farming terminology and technology in the same way High Frontier does so with rocket science.
>>89014410sad to say, the CIA agricultural warfare sim guys probably just have more interesting things to do with their time than design board games
>>89010202I have a group of mostly current and former coworkers. I had them over for my birthday last year and we played basic games. I managed to keep them together and now, over a year later, we still meet to play regularly with much deeper games. It's mostly women, surprisingly, usually I'm the only guy there. I also play with my cousin and his fiancée from time to time, but they're not very exciting.
>>89014423As I walk through the shelving where I gather my games>>89014423I take a look at my stack and realize it's very plain>>89014423But that's just perfect for an euro like me>>89014423You know, I shun interactive things like pvp>>89014423
>>89013771If you are actually paying attention you'll take innitiative and will make decisive moves that ensure no stalling happens.The bank is limited by the game rules, but your move potential is limited only by your creativity (and opening formation)
>>89011238The answer is: "Yes, contact the publisher." Simply explain to them that both boxes were damaged in shipping apparently and send the picture(s) with your email. It only takes a few moments of effort. Customer service tends to be a strong point for many game publishers.
>>89014436Damn straight! It takes a lot of time and effort to run the 'Weather Machine' division... Wait. You didn't see or hear a thing.