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zarkolomej 7 days ago
This week my playgroup went with a little light hearted games for a change. #Codenames, #Secret Hitler and #King of Tokyo had their turns and were tons of fun.
nealkfrank 7 days ago
Got some new games in this weekend!
Skurvy5 Supporter8 days ago
I played a ton of Kerbal Space Program. I'm so addicted to it right now.
theDL 8 days ago
BenjaminK 8 days ago
Played #Rurik: Dawn of Kiev with four players for game night. "Knife fight in a phone booth" is how one person described it, and it's quite accurate. At least one of them plans on backing it on Kickstarter when the reprint launches at the end of August.
Then we played #Nova Luna, which I already made a post about. Good game. Highly enjoyable.
I tried out #The Alpha with my kids, ages 5 and 3. As expected, my three-year-old struggled to focus ("I'm done with this game. Have yyou won yet?"). Still, he won by putting his wolves on random animals. My five-year-old caught on quickly and did really well. Because of the simple gameplay and lack of text on the tiles, I thought he might be able to play it despite being so young. He liked it a lot, and I wouldn't hesitate having him play with us when we do play it.
Also played a solo and cooperative game of #Call to Adventure: The Stormlight Archive with my wife. Solo is crazy hard, and I have yet to win. We did win cooperatively, however. Looking forward to playing it compeetitively to see how that goes.
sdirrane Supporter5 days ago
Knife Fight in a Phone Booth sounds like my kind of game!
Rurik sounds really good. I'm jealous.
BenjaminK 7 days ago
Come visit. You need to play it. :)
gionaufal 41 hours ago
I played #Takenoko with my wife and 2 friend that were not really familiar to board games. They loved it, and one of them won both plays! Slowly I'm building our playgroup.
successfulgeek 2 days ago
I taught #Lockup: A Roll Player Tale to my gaming group yesterday. Everyone had a lot of fun!
ferkno77 4 days ago
We played some:
minamino New User4 days ago
I played monopoly and carrum this week. I also listened to rap songs to get myself busy and motivated during this corona pandemic time.
Got in a game of #Scythe (hoping to roll into a #Scythe: The Rise of Fenris campaign soon) and a game of #Raiders of the North Sea. Went 2 - 0 (which doesn't always happen).
indigopotter Supporter6 days ago
I played #Throne and the Grail in an implementation I made on PlayingCards.io (This screenshot is from the game where I won by getting all 3 grails.) On Sunday a bunch of friends had an online game day and played #American Bookshop Card Game #Texas Showdown #Voodoo Prince Nakanuki Paradise #Maskmen #Fool!
hexwolfman 6 days ago
I played #Firefly: Shiny Dice by myself this week. This was/is a pretty busy week as it's the last week of my summer semester. The gambler in me ALWAYS risks it to get the gorram biscuit.
trentellingsen Supporter7 days ago
I got to play #Fort with @philryuh yesterday and had an absolute blast! I'm really looking forward to making some videos to cover my thoughts on it. We'll be posting a playthrough as well!
Oooohhh!!!!! Very exciting! I cannot wait to see some of that content!
Humusatu 8 days ago
Played a couple games of the co-op survival game #Don't Let It Die, got beat down one game and then proceeded to beat the game down for the second game : )
R0land1199 Supporter8 days ago
Some big games and some small games this week:
Woww! Jealous of your plays!
I think I've been getting more plays with my group with Covid by being solely online. It's not as nice as being in person and some games are sitting on my shelf all jealous but we're doing pretty good considering. One thing is that we are fairly geographically disperse in our city so it's easier to get together for just a couple of hours if you aren't spending 45 minutes to an hour just getting to game night.
Courageous Bob 7 days ago
Makes a lot of sense! How often would you get together when there wasn't a pandemic on?
Also, have you noted any games that actually are improved by played online?
R0land1199 Supporter7 days ago
We would get together typically Thursday evening and every second Saturday.
Now we get together Thursday and Saturday every week without fail. And of course people are more willing to play an extra game at the end if there is no long trip home.
For your second question...it's a tricky one because we are mostly playing games we haven't played before which means I can't do a compariison.
I think there are pluses and minuses between games and even platforms. Some are more scripted which makes scoring easier but if you don't already know the game it can sometimes just whip through the process so fast that it's hard to understand what is happening.
Of course I miss the physical components a lot. That tactile feedback is part of the fun!
I think Race for the Galaxy on board game arena was improved. The physical components are just cards and the online version lays things out really well and handles the game really well.
In most other cases I can think of there are pluses and minuses. I definitely would prefer to be playing in person but the online options are pretty good.
Courageous Bob 6 days ago
That's some good regular gaming!
Yeah, I have had similar thoughts about the online stuff, while it has been really nice to get to try out a bunch of new games on Table Top Simulator, I do miss physcially rolling dice or flicking through a hand of cards! That said, not having to set-up or pack away anything is a big time saver (although games take longer so maybe it all balances out)
R0land1199 Supporter6 days ago
I agree. The actual playing of the game can really depend on the implementation as well as the game. A good script in a game with lots of fiddly setup and between round activities can make it faster or at least more enjoyable.
Now that we are mostly used to the interfaces the play isn't too much longer although some games can have weird gotchas and TTS scripting can be a bit weird in some cases. (The Alchemists was an odd one although we figured it out.)
It doesn't replace physically playing the game but it's definitely a decent replacement.
Courageous Bob 8 days ago
I got in half a game of #878: Vikings - Invasions of England (still sat on our table waiting to be finished) which is everythign I have hoped it would be and we are having a blast: although I am getting squashed.
Also played a game of #War of the Ring (Second Edition) on TTS, it was surprisingly easy to play (and saved ages on set -up time). Took about 4 hours, but was so much fun and came down to the last play of the game! I had conquered 11 points of city but Frodo managed to drop the ring into mount doom just after and so unfortunately the forces of darkness couldn't prevail.
R0land1199 Supporter5 days ago
We actually had the canonical ending where frodo made it to the end of the track just as he succumbed to the corruption. Fun game!
Awesome report! How DO they fit 878 Vikings into one box?
One of life's great mysteries! And that's JUST the Vikings, there are a heap of Saxons too!
Skurvy5 Supporter7 days ago
Well, obviously the Saxons are in a sack. That's easy.
Haha, perfect, also that is a hilarious film!
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