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Samuel Hinz
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So your collection is limited to just 5 games. what are your favourite game that didn't make the list and why. (you like these games better than the 5 on the list)

I love 1830, but it's a long game (6-7 hours) that that would rarely see play.
Space Empires 4x, because it's a wargame that i can't get people to want to play despite its awesome tech tree and hidden movement.
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I also Love Dominant species but it's very alienating to people. it's also long... and AWESOME. but yeah wouldn't make the cut if just 5.
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David Luchetti

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Gamenight! Whoop whoop!

Played Brew Crafters the Travel Card Game, part of a game of Hanabi, Stockpile and Qwinto

I won Brew Crafters handily by brewing just 4 porters, though they were worth 6 points each with my bonuses.

Worst game of Hanabi ever. We all ended up with too many 4s and 5s early in the game and got really stuck. We stopped playing in order to do something more interesting.

First time playing Stockpile! I'm very happy I got to play it before the expansion arrives from the Kickstarter project. Super fun game! Easy to understand/teach but you get to make interesting decisions throughout the game! I won by $14,000 with $134,000.

Ended the eve with Qwinto. Great filler. I lost badly though. 
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How is Brew Crafter's TCG?
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John Dodd

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A few years back, two good friends got me this, and through one thing or another (as often happens with games) I never got around to playing it, but it was always there waiting for me. This week, on the fortnightly visit to those friends, I took it with me and John and I worked through it.

For those not familiar, Death Angel is Space Hulk plotted out using cards rather than boards and miniatures, the question for us was whether or not a two dimensional structure showing pictures would have the same feel on it as the aforementioned boards and miniatures.

As it turns out, no...

It was better...

More on the blog...
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Phil Hatfield

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If you could have a board game made that had exactly what you wanted, what kind of board game would it be?
What would the subject matter be?

And why does that particular style of board game intrigue you so much?
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+Mitchell Thompson oooo, that does look pretty cool.
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George Smith

Board Games  - 
 
Here's our new rulesheet for 3D Pawn, anything we could do to improve the clarity or aesthetic?
For a chance to win a free copy of the game, like us on facebook: https://m.facebook.com/3DPawn/
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This is very neat and I'd love to explore its solvability.
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Clint Shulenski

Card Games  - 
 
I'm a big fan of Warhammer Quest: The Adventure Card Game. It looks like, for now, FFG is using their print-on-demand option for character expansions, which is cool and two are available now. I just hope the game has enough steam that eventually we see another campaign box.

If you're not familiar with WQ:tACG, it is a card based version of Hero Quest set squarely in the Warhammer Fantasy universe.

It is coop, playing 1-4. I primarily play solo. It is brutal; however, win or lose a scenario, your character(s) [when you play solo, you control 2] "level up" and you continue on with the next scenario. The base game comes with four character options, a five scenario campaign (each scenario is progressively more difficult) and a random delve mode that generates a different location for each play.

https://www.fantasyflightgames.com/en/products/warhammer-quest-the-adventure-card-game/products/witch-hunter-expansion-pack/
“The test is simple: if he does not burn, he is a witch. If he does burn, then he was an innocent.” –Matthias Krieger Witch Hunters will travel far and wide to hunt down and destroy the forces of evil. Their pursuit is utterly relentless, and they will do ...
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Yeah shipping is ridiculous. 
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Two Damn Board

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Pandemic fever is running wild but we took a bit of time to step outside of the well-trodden Pandemic and Pandemic Legacy love to take a good look at Pandemic: Contagion.
If you take a read, let me know what you think!
Thanks!
http://www.twodamnboard.com/2016/06/its-germs-turn.html
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+Two Damn Board I've been there myself before. I taught a game incorrectly at a game store for several months before I found out that I've been playing it wrong all that time. :)
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Marty Walser (Raging Owlbear)

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My preliminary review of Tyrants of the Underdark from Origins 2016.
#boardgames   #dnd   #origins2016  
At Oigins last week, I got the opportunity to try out a few games that are debuting this summer/fall. One of them was Tyrants of the Underdark, a deck-building board game scheduled for release on July 12 at $75 (Amazon curren...
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The game had a fair amount of cardboard components aside from the main board, as well as a lot of plastic pieces... So from a price standpoint, it didn't seen too far out. I think it is roughly inline with its production costs. As far as I know, they have announced no expansions, but the game style lends itself to fairly easy expansion (at least in terms of additional cards. I don't see the board itself expanding).
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Leonardo Villela

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Patchwork, what a great little game! 😃 
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It reminds tetris! 😃 hehehehe
It's an abstract game. 
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Ben Gerber
owner

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What game are you most excited for next and why is it Scythe?
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+Gene Parish Oh, Churchill is great. I just have a hard time getting it to the table.

But yeah, Scythe. It's great. I wish I had added the extended board option now. I knew I would regret not getting it.
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My game Whelps to Wyrms has been funded on kickstarter and we are tearing through some awesome stretch goals! Hopefully we can hit the 35k CAD amount because dragon minis designed by Chad Hoverter sound amazing.
A dragon-themed tile exploration game that bites back! Grow your dragon, learn unique skills, and hoard the most gold to be victorious!
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Ah cool :)
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Vintage Game Room

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Playing a 3m classic "High Bid" at BAM. Intense one tonight. Great game :)
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Books A Million
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David Elkin

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Two General Games makes good wargames. They are under the radar. Check them out if you like grognard stuff. They will send a free game if you want. http://www.twogeneralsgames.com/index.php/our-games
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Neil Robinson
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I actually won a game of Automobiles. It was a funny game, where we both ended up with lots and lots of wear. I suspect both cars would have failed an MOT test.

The drop in interaction with 2 is quite noticeable, that takes some of the pleasure out of the game. Perhaps missing out on drafting opportunities was the cause of all that wear.
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+Chris Carpenter I can't compare them for you. Formula D looks like fun, but I have never played it.

+David Luchetti​ that's a tricky one. I've wanted a race game for a while. Thunder Alley was my preference, but reality said that it wouldn't go down well with the family. I've played Automobiles 5 times now and still want to play more. This was the first game where I felt I got the right balance between gear and action cubes, where I had a buying strategy and pretty much stuck to it. That's where it has the Dominion deck building DNA, just buying actions because they sound fun doesn't win the race.

You can try it online: http://www.yucata.de/en/GameInfo/Automobiles it looks like a decent implementation. 
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James Bricknell

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Finally managed to play our first game of exoplanets. It was really good fun!

The mechanics are fairly simple to grasp but allow for a lot of complexity. 2 player game is a little short IMO and it would be great to have a 6 player booster.

Overall good kickstarter purchase!
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Just ordered the $15 expansion and the stretch goal gives a 5 player option.
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Karra Karra

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Unboxing: Chaos in the Old World :)
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+Kris Matthews nurgle was pretty naff in the base version of the game but with the introduction of the new cards in the horned rat expansion, nurgle becomes awesome:)

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Jiří Malý

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Have you ever played Settlers? If not, you have to try. Really great game.

I play with my 8 years old son (he is pretty skilled player) and he had no problem to understand the rules. In combination with the fact that the game is great fun even for skilled adult player, it is one of the best I have.
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+Jared Rietdyk But I bet it gets returned in a lot of search results, which is basically free marketing.
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Clint Shulenski

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Here is my pile of shame. Games owned but unplayed. Dead of Winter I have played, but not my copy. Mine is still cellophane wrapped. Bohnanza may get played tonight. Overall, not bad. I thought I had a larger pile.

Hegemonic I would love to get to the table.
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Too often we gamers suffer from a case of too many games too little time 
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Kevin Roof

Board Game Blogs/Vlogs  - 
 
This is why I tend to sleeve everything.
Non-tabletop players won't understand what's funny about this strip; Tabletop players don't see this subject as laughing matter. So lose-lose, basically. W
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I hear people say all the time that the cards wear out. I cant say Ive played my games enough to experience that. 100+ plays of Dominion and the cards still look good. They shuffle way better tool.
I could understand for a hard to find or super expensive game, but for a normal $30-50 games if I play it enough to wear out the cards, I got my money worth.
Worst case is somebody spills something on the cards. Its happened, it sucks, but Ill take that over the annoyance of dealing with sleeved cards.
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Ironmark Games

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How do you get all your expansions into a single box? What do you do when the insert that came with a game is terrible? Is there an easier way to bring all of those games with you when going to a game night? Game Designer Brandon Cronk gives out his crafty advice in a two part post.

Let us know how you organize all those pieces - do you get crafty and make your own or do you buy them from The Broken Token and similar retailers?

#geekery #organization #boardgames #thebrokentoken
How do you get all your expansions into a single box? What do you do when the insert that came with a game is terrible?
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