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Stephen Zipprich

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About to begin my solo adventure through the first scenario (Castaways) of Robinson Crusoe: Adventures on the Cursed Island.

Thanks to +PJ Bentley​ for letting me borrow the game. 
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Best solo game ever! How did you fare? Read my other Crusoe comment yesterday if any tips required. 
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Taylor Hensley

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We have a short discussion/review on Sentinels of the Multiverse. Enjoy!
Joshua and Taylor leave work and talk about the Sentinels of the Multiverse card game. Contact us:WebsiteFacebookburneverythinggaming@gmail.comSupport us:PatreonMusic: Bensound.com...
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Rex Kross

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Wow, I just don't know where to start with it all.... I can barely remember what I ordered :)  Going to combine it all with everything from Season 1 & 2 and Toxic City Mall to make an EPIC zombie battle :)
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This is the first kickstarter i've backed and I only did because its Zombicide and I love it. My only criticism so far is that it was fairly loosely packed. Nothing appears damaged/bent so far which is good but there was the potential. For example, some of the extra player dashmat things were just loose on top of everything in the box.
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Traded in our heros and goblins tonight for some Tie Fighters and X-Wings! 
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There is just something awesome about dog fighting with X-Wings and TIE Fighters. I have most of the other ships, but those are still two of my favorites.
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Joachim Erdtman

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Battlestar Galactica is a wonderful tense and exciting game. Full of politicking, plotting, and backstabbing.

I had accumulated all three expansions, but felt overwhelmed by all the various modules and options available. We've also had a rather small game group in the last few years, so it hadn't seen play since it was new.

Luckily, a fellow Swede has created a combined rulebook with everything in one place, making it possible for me to once again enjoy this tremendous game now that I have a larger group of gaming friends to play it.
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+Jonas Fransson​, +Daniel Malmqvist​, +Bill Österlund​, Johan, and I played en epic game of Battlestar Galactica Thursday night. The game ended right at midnight, and we normally don't push that late, but I'm very grateful that everyone stayed till the end, as it was one heck of a fun game.

Bill and I were both Cylons right from the start. As Bill played a Support character, and never repaired any Viper Mark VIIs, or damaged locations, people started accusing him of being a Cylon, but both of us kept deflecting as good little Cylons should. I timed my coming out party beautifully, handing out Mutiny cards to all human players, and landing both the military leaders in the brig. When Bill followed up by murdering Jonas' character it was pretty much over.

It was close though. The humans jumped a distance of six, and had just shaken off all the Cylons, but sadly lost three population in doing so, leaving them with just one to spare.

Fantastic fun, and I can hardly wait to play it again. I'm actually looking forward to being a human for once, as I've been a Cylon in both of my first two plays.
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I think this is my favourite game I don't own! 
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Miniature Market is having a "March Madness" sale. I'm not going to say what they are selling, because I don't want to irritate people when they go out of stock ;-)
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Philip Marivoet

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Sunday Boardgame Night

3 players

Started with Imperial Settlers

Card driven empire building game / resource management game. Good mechanics, nice components. Each faction has its own peculiarities and you probably need a couple of plays to learn how to use them efficiently. 

Then played Sherrif of Nothignham.

We didn't know what to expect from this one but we liked it. We do need to play it again with 5 players though as this should result in even more bluffing, mayhem and witty repartee.
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Zachary Drennan

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My wife sent this to me today. Made me happy. My daughter loves to "play" Escape.
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Rob Cramer

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Lately I've been thinking about how to win. No, not strategy or tactics, but how to be a good sport when winning.

A big pet peeve of mine (not very rational, but it does bug me for some reason) is when I teach a game that I love to someone and they end up winning. That part I don't care about, but I do care when they say "I had no idea what I was doing". It hurts and I think two things: 1. I taught them the game, so I must be a terrible teacher 2. I was trying to win and I didn't, so I must be an idiot. I realize that is thinking way too deep into the situation, but it is almost as bad as hearing "I could care less" for me.

What are your thoughts on how to win? What are good ways and bad ways to win? Good ways and bad ways to handle a win?
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I've found that with my group when I'm teaching a game, if I win then we play that game maybe two or three times more before we switch to something else. If others win, the game gets much more table time regardless of who wins later games. I always try to win, but if I do lose I'm happy that I'll get many more plays than I would have otherwise. 
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Otter MacAilein

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Game night last night was geared toward my little one. We played two games each of King of New York and Indigo. She kicked our butts at one game of Indigo, but lost the others. 
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That is Indigo. And it is indeed a bit similar to the web game entanglement. But much better, since it isn't only one player. 
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Ruel Gaviola

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In anticipation of a visit from my niece and nephew, I bought two new games. Played a solo game of Castle Panic late last night and I'm looking forward to playing Tsuro with them. 
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I have Dead Panic. While I think it could be a great game, I think the learning curve is very steep compared to Castle Panic. I think we've played it 3 times and still question whether we're playing it right or not.
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Ruel Gaviola

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First few games of Tsuro and my wife loves it. Of course she did, after beating me three straight times. Looking forward to playing the game with the rest of the family. 
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Nick Carter

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Newly arrived: Pocket Dungeon Quest. I've been waiting on this supposed-roguelike board game. I've been let down by one other supposed-roguelike board game (Baldrick's Tomb) before, let's hope this is way more awesomer.
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Well, it's a bit hand-wavey, but I could see this as becoming a lot of fun given a decent set of house rules.

Lots of random (go figure in a roguelike!) but lots of minor variety among the spells and items (less so among the enemies, but again let's look at it as a foundation to build on rather than a finished game...)

Because of this setup and teardown are very quick. It came with a simple/nice enough medium sized drawstring bag which is great for randomizing without requiring simultaneous avoidance of gaze with assurance that tiles are right side up, which is always a conundrum when shuffling tiles... the "heart containers" and hero tiles are the only ones not to get shuffled. There were 3 unmarked tiles in the punchboard which could easily have made for additional player-authored tiles, but unfortunately these tiles don't have the "pdq" logo backing them, so they wont exactly be surprises in a dungeon were you to customize them.

I do wish the printed rulebook was a bit better, but it's certainly not the worst I've read. The online rules wiki is a bit better/clearer: http://pocketdungeonquest.wikia.com/wiki/PocketDungeonQuest_Wiki

Even so, the official rules are fairly thin and make plain the author's intent for gamers to make the game their own.

I'd love to see if there's a collection is decent, more solid rules for the game, but as I say it's definitely good fodder for house ruling and could make for really fun hack and slash filler.

3 out of 5 for potential fun, 4 out of 5 for the simple but charming art. Really do like the logo and all the hero art in particular. Feels like those 70s-80s Mr Men/Little Miss books to me, and I loved them as a kid.

Stay away if you have 0 enthusiasm for DIY, but if knocking together a set of dungeon crawl rules on top of a simple/fun but fairly vapid base set of rules sounds fun, have a go.
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OMG I just woke up from night shift and found this at my door!!!!! #zombicide #coolminiornot
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Zombicide Season 3 and Angry Neighbours expansion :)
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Can't decide if I should get Cosmic Encounter for next weekend game night. Its 31% off on amazon ($45.80) but is that the best deal? Are there expansion packs I should get? 
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I agree, my friend bought it as it was so popular but we just don't get it. I hate the way its random who you get to attack
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As depressing as Dead of Winter is to play, it's still not as demoralizing as the weather outside right now. #DeadofWinter #boardgames #review  
When every other winter day in the Maritimes looks like this: Most normal people would want to play a board game that looks like this: Or this: Or maybe this: But, noooooo, I gotta be all thematically-appropriate n'...
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Aquasphere has also dropped to under $40 today along with Mad King Ludwig.
 
Aquasphere from Stefan Feld has dropped a bit. Now 35% instead of 33%  and under $40
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Chris Magoun

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An official expansion would be nice, but we will have to make do...
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Michael Biel

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Was the "game table for sale" post deleted by the poster or removed by the Mods?
Just curious, as I offered to buy it and then the post was deleted.
A simple, "No thanks" would have sufficed.
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Yes, I checked. Tried to circle him.
And that's why I asked if he has posted since...maybe asking where I went if it was an accident.
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Hello, if anyone is interested in the Mid-West (More specifically, Indianapolis Area) I am looking to part with the game table I built last year. I am moving to a smaller place and this table won't be able to come with me. Don't want much for it, I actually just want to cover costs to build. $100 and I'd be happy. Comes with cushioned bar stools as well.

Edit: It's approximately 7.5ft long, and 4.5 feet wide.

Thanks!
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Thank you +Brett Hollifield​! 
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