This War Of Mine: The Board Game board game
This War Of Mine: The Board Game board game

This War Of Mine: The Board Game

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Players enter This War of Mine: The Board Game as a group of civilians trapped in a besieged and conflict-ridden city, enduring many hardships that often test the essence of humanity. To survive, players often need to make tough moral choices, which have consequences until the rest of the game. During the scavenging runs the characters face dangers of a bomb-shelled city, make friends or mercilessly rob other survivors. The choices are never easy, but the very survival is at stake. In This War of Mine: The Board Game there are no points or competition, just those who make it until the ceasefire. Players send their characters to do various tasks, from crafting new furniture to exploring the city. However, the game is not only about character management. The story and the players' choices are key to the gameplay, as their outcome can define the rest of the experience. Each playthrough will be personal and unique because every choice will bear consequences and will reflect back at players when they least expect it.

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  • Not just a well-designed system, but one of the most unique gaming experiences I've had. Fantastic content.
  • WOW just WOW. Must have!
  • Love the concept, but fiddly and punishing.
  • A game I love to play but I need to be in a happy place as it is definitely mood destroying. Harrowing!
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Nice to have you! #Wingspan is my favorite too! Do you have the expansion or any plans to get the new one?

As far as video games go, have you tried any board games with video game IPs? Like #XCOM: The Board Game or #This War Of Mine: The Board Game? I haven't myself but those two I'd be the most interested in I think

I own and have played #This War Of Mine: The Board Game a couple of times and its super tough.  I have found its even harder on solo since sometimes the best idea's come from the group.  Please play with all of the event cards and don't remove the sensitive subject cards for your playthrough.  Those are always the ones that make the games the most memorable. 

I picked up #Apollo XIII for $5 and gave that a play. It started out kind of boring for the first 20 minutes, but oh boy did it pick up. Once you start taking critical damage the time limit of 30 seconds really hinders you. We ended up killing the crew in the second to last phase, unfortunately, but it was an intense game and quite a thrill.

Also played #Mint Delivery. It was fun enough. We do a lot of backpacking so we were testing this one out since our collection of ultralight board games is pretty small ( #Mint Works, pnp version of #Sprawlopolis, and Pocket Landship). It was fun, not quite as good a game as Mint Works, but still enjoyable and we are bringing it on our trip this week.

Planning on playing #Mountaineers, #This War Of Mine: The Board Game, or #Vindication this week which are all on my shelf of shame at the moment.

I haven't played any video game based board games but I will say they have been interested in a few based on my experience with the video game. A few I've had my eye on include#This War Of Mine: The Board Game,#XCOM: The Board Game, and#Cities: Skylines - The Board Game. I think ultimately I'd just rather play the video game in all cases.

Definitely #This War Of Mine: The Board Game, which was recommended personally by the designer of my favorite game (#X-ODUS: Rise of the Corruption). Ended up snagging it two days after he suggested it.

I've only played Gloomhaven from your list.  My top 5 would be:

1. #Gloomhaven - for all the reasons you mentioned.  I think i did my 50+ scenarios in like 2 months.  I was a little obsessed.

2. #This War Of Mine: The Board Game - So hard with gut wrenching decisions but so good. 

3. #Dinosaur Island - Similar to TWoM I would play more often if setup wasn't such a pain.

4. #Roll Through the Ages: The Bronze Age - When in the mood for a quick solo play. 

5. #Legendary: A Marvel Deck Building Game - I have a couple of expansions as well which help to extend the replayability of this deckbuilder.

Honorable Mentions: #Paladins of the West Kingdom , #Wingspan, #The Manhattan Project: Energy Empire, #Terraforming Mars, #The Isle of Cats, #Aeon's End, #Sagrada

I don't think I've played any board games based on video games, but there are a few I've heard of:

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