Board/Card Games - The obligatory "analogue" gaming thread

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Re: Board/Card Games - The obligatory "analogue" gaming thread

Post by Flabyo » November 3rd, 2016, 8:44 am

There are some fantastic App versions of board games now.

A particular favourite is 'Lords of Waterdeep'. I love that board game, and the App version is pretty damned amazing.

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Post by KissMammal » November 3rd, 2016, 5:29 pm

Heard a lot of good things about that one - I should check it out.

In terms of apps, I mainly play Lost Cities and Carcassonne which are great, and I also cannot speak highly enough of Star Realms, both the card game and digital version. I never played Magic: The Gathering as a kid, but I gather that SR is a very boiled-down, portable and self-contained version of it. The basic digital version is free, with a modest fee ($5) unlocking online and campaign modes. The best thing is that once you have bought the digital version, it and all IAPs are available on every platform, Android, Mac, PC, Steam, iOS etc etc. The card game is also very cheap. I'm amazed at how much game they can pack into a simple deck of cards these days... Brilliantly designed and balanced game.

The Exploding Kittens app is also fantastic. It's a very light, casual game but the online pvp and audio/visual aspect is extraordinarily well done, and it works over bluetooth, meaning you can play a vs game anywhere.

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Post by MajorGamer » November 7th, 2016, 5:01 am

You know how you often see pictures of people's video game collections in a wall of shelves? One of my friends has that of board games and we have a board games night every few weeks. We usually play whatever new ones he has picked up but there are a few staples we come back to. They are Settlers of Catan (we randomize all ports/tiles/numbers so things get crazy), Love Letter, and Mystery Express.

The last meetup we played Pandemic Legacy which puts a nice twist on the original. It was also a proud moment of all of us seeing our first turn 1 outbreak in Atlanta. Laughter and panic quickly followed. If you enjoy the original, this spices things up very quickly.

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Post by Bakers_12 » September 1st, 2017, 9:47 am

Just picked up the Dark Souls board game. The mintures look amazing , particularly the boss and mini boss ones .http://steamforged.com/dark-souls

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Re: Board/Card Games - The obligatory "analogue" gaming thread

Post by brutaldeluxe09 » September 13th, 2017, 8:47 pm

Bakers_12 wrote:
September 1st, 2017, 9:47 am
Just picked up the Dark Souls board game. The mintures look amazing , particularly the boss and mini boss ones .http://steamforged.com/dark-souls
You'll have to post a review for us once you've played.

The last board game I picked up was Tokaido, we really enjoyed it. would recommend.

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Post by duskvstweak » January 8th, 2019, 4:33 pm

So, after a conversation with KSub, I realized it had been a long time since I looked up what was going on with the Legends of the Five Rings license, post-Fantasy Flight. I remember when they announced the purchase, I had been hopeful for a board game or something besides the standard card/RPG games. Well, it must have been longer than I thought since I check the status of it all (I need to get back into board gaming, in general) and I totally missed Battle for Rokugan!
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Has anyone played this? It appears to be similar to the Game of Thrones board game, focusing on territory gain and fragile alliances, though it's shorter than that title. I'm definitely getting it soon, as my wife and I have recently made friends with another board game loving couple.

Also, I don't know how I missed this!
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Four players are humans, trying to get off the island. The fifth player is the dinosaurs, stopping the humans. I'll be getting this game VERY soon.

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Post by Simonsloth » January 8th, 2019, 5:35 pm

Wow that Jurassic Park game sounds really good.

I haven’t posted in here before so I’ll chime in on my favourite games. Aside from the obvious Settlers of Catan and Ticket to ride which I’m sure most people have played I’ve been getting into escape room games recently.

Obviously not a patch on the real thing but cool nonetheless. I’ve tried 2 of the Exit branded games and now playing Unlock which has a companion app which makes everything a bit more fancy. I would heartily recommend them for anyone who is a fan of escape rooms or games.

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Post by Flabyo » January 8th, 2019, 7:04 pm

Every time I see that Battle for Rokugan game in Orc’s Nest I almost buy it, then remember that none of my board gaming friends like complex strategy games so it’d probably never get played.

The card game relaunched with the fixed expansion design that Fantasy Flight prefer to random booster packs.

There’s also a fully fledged table top RPG as well now, tempted to grab the rulebook just to have a read, it’s a setting I’ve always enjoyed the nuances of.

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Re: Board/Card Games - The obligatory "analogue" gaming thread

Post by duskvstweak » January 8th, 2019, 8:00 pm

Flabyo wrote:
January 8th, 2019, 7:04 pm
Every time I see that Battle for Rokugan game in Orc’s Nest I almost buy it, then remember that none of my board gaming friends like complex strategy games so it’d probably never get played.

The card game relaunched with the fixed expansion design that Fantasy Flight prefer to random booster packs.

There’s also a fully fledged table top RPG as well now, tempted to grab the rulebook just to have a read, it’s a setting I’ve always enjoyed the nuances of.
In regards to the board game, I've seen some reviews that say it's not as complex as the Game of Thrones box, but I'm sure your mileage may vary.

I saw the RPG book too! That's fairly recent but I got a copy for my uncle for Christmas, I'm probably going to get a copy myself. It did get me to take the 2nd edition rulebook I have off my shelf. I'd love to compare them.

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