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I'm surprised no-one has mentioned this project!
-No real gameplay video
-No reviews/previews
-Renders of figures only
-Selling based on box art and characters rather than gameplay
-No idea how much or when shipping will be
-Minimal information about what the game is about and how it works, age range etc. (took a bit of scrolling to work it out)

Seems a shame, but could be just another IP money grab - looks like they're making a fair amount, but I'll wait for retail and reviews for this one!
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+Joseph Le May Yeah, that "play dirty" thing has always rubbed me the wrong way, too.
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Thanks Drew. My name is KC-Chuck and hello everybody from the Heart of America! Now that football is over my focus is back on my World Champion Royals! We were hoping that the Royal Magic would go across the parking lot at the Harry S Truman Sports Complex but just like what happened at the end of the 2014 to the Royals and to my adopted SA Spurs in '13, just coming up short of winning it all and then coming back to win World Champions, we hope here in KC our Chiefs come back this upcoming Season with the goal and drive to take nothing less than the Vince Lombardi Trophy away from our hated rival, the Denver Donkeys. That will be so sweet to dethrone them! Thanks to everyone for accepting this long time, season ticket holding Chiefs fan! I was 8 when the Chiefs won Super Bowl IV! Let's Go Royals, Spurs & Chiefs in '16! Peace!

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Tried to give some hints but he's not really taking them, what do we think over here. You can see our conversations over on the original post
 
I just launched Roll Again on Kickstarter! Finally, a different kind of game where players roll dice at hazards and targets while trying to outscore their opponent. Includes Football and Bowling game boards and rules. $1 PnP option! https://goo.gl/mR6eSf
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Yeah, interesting the complete stylistic change of that preview graphic
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Had a very gamey holiday so far and lots more to play. The highlight being [Redacted] with Mercenaries expansion
The mercenaries expansion makes an already good game great! It's a series of 5 (6 with the garden part expansion) missions that have two outcomes, the kicker being that for each mission you may or may not have the same ally, really changes the game up and we've found it much more open and fun.

Also got a couple of new games, Eldritch Horror and Ticket to Ride, UK map both are brilliant games, Eldritch horror is a really good game, I think it needs a good group as it can suffer from alpha player issues, but there is more to do than Pandemic, it also has some great mechanics that we really enjoyed like multiple condition cards and flipable actions, really nice and looking forward to playing again.
UK TTR is brilliant too, I love the fact that you must buy technologies before you begin.

Also played;
Trickerion
Escape Zombie city, with expansion
Legend Of Drzzit
Descent 2e
Bomb Squad
Pandemic Legacy
Articulate for kids
Carcassonne star wars
Star wars Risk: black edition
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I'm gonna be running a one off session of Descent 2nd ed tomorrow night and wondering on some recommendations for a two encounter session.

I've played a lot of Imperial Assault and a few single sessions of Descent with my kids but not played a lot so I'll be learning as I go along. I have all the expansions and a bunch of the hero and villain packs. What kind of thing would you recommend, any specific missions or quests that would suit a newish group?
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Just recieved this, found the standard version on Tesco's site and picked it up with £16 worth of loyalty points, as you can see I got the black version not half bad I think!! 
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I don't have the standard, but I did see a comparison online somewhere. As I recall the standard version uses tokens for the deathstar, Falcon, and executor. The black version has pretty hefty minis. The dice are upgraded and maybe the card stock. The fighter minis are the same. Mostly I think it's the look and the very excellent box (one of the best game boxes / storage solutions I've seen)
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I have a friend I met at my sons swimming lessons, he's just started talking to me about playing games (not sure how I missed that up to now). Mainly fairly simple co-ops like forbidden dessert and pandemic but he surprised me by saying he owned Twilight struggle but has never played it or even tried! I recommended escape curse of the temple and since we play the zombie version nice often we agreed on a swap so I can learn the game for him! Pretty happy with that deal although I love escape and its def only a temp thing, but being able to borrow a game is pretty sweet, especially one I've wanted but never taken the plunge in because I was unsure!

Anyway enough rambling, what should I recommend to them next? he's getting ticket to ride for Christmas so I think he's already heading the right way! 
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I'm gonna say Colt Express or Bomb Squad.  Both are really fun and introduce a new mechanic (programmed actions).
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Just got into Arcadia Quest recently and I'm really glad I did what a game, I even late backed inferno.
However the one thing that lets it down is the tracking sheets, the boxes aren't big enough and it's awkward to keep track of your items. So I spent the other day making a spreadsheet mock up for and popped in on BGG. It's not finished and not got everything in there yet but it works as a proof on concept. One thing I would like to do is transfer this to an app of some kind.
Any feedback would be greatly appreciated along with any other feature requests
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We're about to finish our Pandemic Legacy campaign and want some recommendations on what to do next.
Well we're just at the end of July and are averaging between 2 and 3 games a week so it will only be a month or so. 

So far I have the following ideas to fill the void;
Imperial Assault Campaign - I've just about finished the first one, but could be fun to start a second in the mean time with someone else playing Imperial
Descent 2e - Again another one I've started a few times, but I have all the games and not actually played through a full campaign, so again one I could get into!
7th Continent - this one seems to fit our current group the most, but it's not out until the end of the year so is on the list but not right now!
Gloomhaven - Similar to a mixture of the above, again not going to be out for a while but another for the future.
Risk Legacy - Not a big fan of risk itself and not really a massive fan of this
Formula D season - I have 4 tracks so we can do some kind of season with this if needs be but not sure if it'll stand the test of time

Do you have any other suggestions - would like to have something that's multi-session and will last a while, don't mind competitive or co-op really.
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+Drew I haven't played Shadow Over Camelot, but our plays resulted in around a 60-70% loss rate, which I personally find as acceptable. It's a difficult game to win, but not impossible, and it's extremely fun all the same, and that much more of a great feeling when you do win. I actually had not watched that show until after I bought the game. I bought the game because the mechanics were so good and interested and different from what I was used to, and a friend wanted me to get into BSG (which I resisted because I thought it sounded too 'scifi nerdy' for my tastes), and it turns out I loved it -- one of my favorite shows out there. My wife generally dislikes scifi, and even she was hooked after the 3rd or fourth episode. I was hooked after the first.

But the show is not necessary at all. We liked our first playthrough, but becoming fans of the show just made the game that much more enjoyable, relating to the characters you choose or want to play as more, the actions you can take, etc.

It is a long game, can run a bare minimum of 2.5 hrs to up to 6 hrs, depending on the degree of analysis paralysis in your group, table-tock, accusations, discussions, metagaming, etc.
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Played a few rounds of bomb squad with my neighbours, been some time but we know each other so well we can communicate the right information with each other well and managed to pull off three wins out of 3 :). The card holders make the game a little easier and keep the cards nice too!

Prior to this we played another round of [redacted] - this is becoming one of the most played games at the moment, think it's seen about 10 plays now in a little over a month! Much more cut throat now we understand the game and the missions!
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Ah, I didn't realise there was already an iPhone app.  Haha.  

It is a good game.  A perfect blend of Hanabi and RoboRally, imo.
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Ok need some help - been looking at adventure card games that I can play solo or in a small group and need some advice on what to get;

I'm a big LOTR fan and love the lore behind it, I also love Warhammer, played a bunch when I was younger and spent a couple of years in the MMORPG - the other two look great but no idea which is the best. I enjoyed Space Hulk, Death Angel but it was a bit of one or two game before I got bored
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Path Finder is my favorite. Have played LOTR and WH:Q and if you want to invest more time into deckbuilding as the game then play LOTR. If hard puzzler style is more your style then try WH:Q. For me the deck as life and clever dynamic build as you go in Pathfinder is more appealing. It is much easier (with less players) than the other 2 and is a great relaxing game with moments of terror (as it has permadeath, which is rare but a fantastic bit of adrenaline inducing gameplay). It can get a little samey but if you like the core mechanics youll not have a problem with the similarities between missions as subtle twists appear to make decisions more tricky. Character progression is satisfying and quite extensive but choose more challenging Chars like Serena (I think thats her name) as it makes the game much more interesting. Its not without it flaws but as a long term RPG style game its my fav. LOTR is much more CCG like in that deckbuilding is half the game. WH:Q like spacehulk can be brutal and a little unrewarding sometimes. I would go with the base set and expansions the ships add nothing really apart from unnceccssary complexity in Shackles. If they could just make the missions more dynamic and rule changing in a new set or an advanced set to progress from the first it would be amazing. Get a whole set secondhand should be quite reasonable. 
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I'm still not sure on a bunch of things with this one, $6 for a signature, $5 for a fan made printing guide, confusing add ons and a slightly higher than normal goal, add to that some weird increases of multiple thousands recently. I've not checked the pledges but I wouldn't be surprised if some phantom cash in there.

I'm a backer but I'm really not sure about this one right now!
What do you all think?

https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/509519175/perditions-mouth/description
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Either way I'm out now, too much fluff and not enough content, will get it at retail perhaps!
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