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KALofKRYPTON

Since I've not been able to play video games particularly effectively recently, I've been doing a little more tabletop gaming.

It's been a hobby for as long as video gaming has and I've played and enjoyed a fair amount of tabletop games over the years.

While I've managed to steer mostly clear of the expense of going full Warhammer, I did enjoy playing a lot of Epic as a kid (not much of a 40k fan, but I think it's closer to Epic these days in operation), as well as swathes of other Games Workshop and other tabletop and board games.

My favourite (series at this point) tabletop game is by far Talisman. The last Fourth Edition (which is the basis for the digital versions by Nomad) by Fantasy Flight games is an absolute wonder of a game.

I've recently gotten in to deck building via the DC Comics Deck Building Game by Cryptozoic. I enjoy that as much for the collecting as the playing, but I do find it a preferable and more versatile engine than the Legendary games.

How about you? Anyone blowing thousands a year on forgeworld?

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"Fate: Protects fools, little children, and ships named Enterprise." - Cmdr William T. Riker

JoeBlogs

I play the occasional board game with a friend of mine who's a real fanatic. I guess my favourite would be Battlestar Galactica, because of the deception and suspense involved. Cosmic Encounter can be good fun too. Oh, and Sherrif of Nottingham is a fun card game. Again it involves deception. I'm such an honest chap in real life, so I wonder why I like lying in games so much...

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KALofKRYPTON

@JoeBlogs Never tried BSG. Cosmic Encounter is a great game though.

I almost grabbed Sherrif of Nottingham, but it's quite similar to the One Night Warewolf stuff. Does look good though.

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LieutenantFatman

My favourites at the moment are Xwing and Infinity. Although they've just rebooted the rules for Xwing and getting them isn't free.. so yeah..

Also really good is Mutants and Death Ray Guns where you can use whatever scifi miniatures you have, really easy to play, and good fun for creating an enjoyable narrative to a short campaign.

I have an army for 40k but not had a chance to use it yet.

LieutenantFatman

KALofKRYPTON

@LieutenantFatman I enjoyed X-Wing well enough. A few mates got very in to it, but I just didn't want the expense.
That's interesting about the new rule set. I'm guessing FF are still reeling from GW clawing their licences back in house.

I really like (and own a fair amount of) Golem Arcana. A very clever skirmish tabletop by Harebrained Schemes that uses a bluetooth stylus and an app to manage the game system. It works really well and Ive managed to have a few really satisfying games out of it. Sadly HBS abandoned the game and doesn't receive updates to the app, game, map tiles, or rather good lore any more.

PSN: KALofKRYPTON (so you can see how often I don't play anything!)

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"Fate: Protects fools, little children, and ships named Enterprise." - Cmdr William T. Riker

Kidfried

@LieutenantFatman I got Nottingham for my birthday this year. Only played it twice yet, but it's a fun game for sure. @KALofKRYPTON Don't see how it's anything like Werewolves, though!

I love non-digital games a lot. I don't have a lot of those games myself, but I have friends with huge collections, so I tend to play a lot.

Kidfried

ApostateMage

Subbuteo. I loved that as a nipper.

ApostateMage

KALofKRYPTON

@Kidfried As in, couple of cards interaction is largely bluffing... Probably wouldn't play it and ONW during the same games night. We either have a big game of something or a few quicker ones (depending who's hosting and where and who's bringing what).

A few of my friends are still really digging Zombicide but I just can't get in to it. Played several times now and it really does nothing for me. It's one of those things like Bloodbowl; I should like it, on paper it really is right up my street - in practice I just find it deathly boring

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"Fate: Protects fools, little children, and ships named Enterprise." - Cmdr William T. Riker

KALofKRYPTON

@ApostateMage Valid. Only ever played it once during a junior school end of year 'bring your own toys' day.

PSN: KALofKRYPTON (so you can see how often I don't play anything!)

Twitter: @KALofKRYPTON (at your own risk, I don't care if you're offended)

"Fate: Protects fools, little children, and ships named Enterprise." - Cmdr William T. Riker

Tasuki

Dungeon and Dragons easily. Been playing since Junior High so almost 30 years now back when it was 2nd Edition. Played a bit of 3rd and 3.5 and took a break from it mainly due to the people played with just not having the time for it. Now I got back into it with 5th edition and started playing it with my son. We got a weekly group now and play every Sunday as well as once a month we meet up with another group at a local comic store.

RetiredPush Square Moderator and all around retro gamer.

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LieutenantFatman

If we're talking about board games and you are a group of 4 who fancies an epic co-op campaign, it doesn't get much better than Pandemic Legacy.

LieutenantFatman

KALofKRYPTON

@Tasuki That is very cool! I never got in to D&D. Dabbled with Vampire as it meant a trip to our much loved local goth pub with a room to ourselves, But it didn't really draw me in to much.

@LieutenantFatman I would love that. I always fancied the Risk version, but getting a consistent group of the same players would be pretty difficult.

PSN: KALofKRYPTON (so you can see how often I don't play anything!)

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"Fate: Protects fools, little children, and ships named Enterprise." - Cmdr William T. Riker

Shellcore

I'm a Scythe fan myself. Started gaming with Catan and this is a great step up strategy wise. Min Maxing can make the most effective path the most trodden, but the randomness of the starting team board handouts and the actions of others make every game slightly different.

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KALofKRYPTON

@Shellcore I have coveted Scythe quite a bit. Always loses out to another Deck Building set though.

Good to see positive words about it though.

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"Fate: Protects fools, little children, and ships named Enterprise." - Cmdr William T. Riker

Kidfried

@Shellcore Scythe is greaaaaat. I can play that game all day.

@LieutenantFatman I'd love to have a group of people to play Legacy with, but most friends I know either:

  • already played it
  • aren't into board games of any type

Kidfried

LieutenantFatman

@Kidfried
Ah well, there is always PL season 2 to consider! I'm always suspicious of people who aren't into board games of any type.

LieutenantFatman

Ralizah

Tanto Cuore (It's basically Dominion with more engaging mechanics and cute anime maids. The expansions all elegantly layer in new systems that enhance the base game without overcomplicating it (except for the Western-developed expansion, Oktoberfest, which adds a terrible beer mechanic that I refuse to play with).)

Barbarossa (Another Dominion-like with cute anime girls, except this time they're scantily clad Nazis. You and the other player are competing to see who can conquer the most Russian cities. It's fun, and I used to play it at cons every year with my friends, but I haven't really taken it out in public since people started freaking out about the alt-right.)

Star Realms (A more aggressive deck-builder where you and someone else are amassing spaceship armadas to destroy one-another. Games are simple, fast, and satisfying.)

Betrayal at House on the Hill (You and a group of people explore a Resident Evil-esque haunted mansion, the layout of which is randomly generated each time you play, becoming stronger and your stats until someone is revealed as the villain and your group has to try to stop them from fulfilling their evil goal by completing a variety of goals, depending upon the randomly selected scenario.)

Last Night on Earth (Basically a classic Romero-esque zombie apocalypse. One or two players control the zombies, as up to four people control the various heroes who are, depending on the scenario, either trying to accomplish some sort of goal (blow up a location; keep zombies out of a place) or are just trying to survive for a set number of turns.)

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Playing depressing games alone in my cold, dark room <3

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Kidfried

@LieutenantFatman Well, one person I know who isn't into board games of any kind happens to be the person who I've shared the last six years of my life with!

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