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Old January 13 2014, 11:44 AM   #136
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A friend just bought Blasphemy but we haven't played it yet. The winner is the first one to get crucified.
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Old January 13 2014, 11:00 PM   #137
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The Resistance is SO much fun but you need at least 5 people, and as long as your group are willing to lie to each other and try to psych each other out it's a blast.
Bought it as soon as i saw it on Wil Wheaton's Tabletop. We played it on new years eve amongst a group of close friends and it was such a success.. who knew lying to your friends and misleading them could be so much fun?

In the same vein i totally recommend the Battlestar Galactica game.. it is so well designed and fun. A bit complicated at first but once you finish the first few rounds and the first game you get the rules and can concentrate on gameplay. Another game where you will have a traitor (or several) amongst the group and trying to root them out and drive them into the open is nailbiting and that's on top of fighting off Cylon attacks and trying to keep your ressources up as much as you can (we barely won our first game by making the last jump to Kobol, we wouldn't have survived another round).
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Old January 13 2014, 11:17 PM   #138
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Muchkin is okay, although it's gotten a bit repetitive for me. How many are in your group? Here's a review I wrote.

We basically just got started, so it's hard to say what the average size of our group is going to be. Last time, we started out with 5, then one of them left early, but I'm guessing it's going to typically be between 4-5 players.

We played StarFluxx, Bang!, and Cards Against Humanity. I found Starfluxx a bit too complicated and confusing, and I've heard that Munchkin is similar in how it plays. Would that be an accurate assessment?

I'm now really considering King of Tokyo. That looks like a lot of fun. I've also considered The Resistance, although that one seems to be a little pricy. Coup is in the same universe, and adds bluffing. Actually, I'm thinking of getting that along with King of Tokyo.
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Old January 14 2014, 12:02 AM   #139
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Resistance is somewhere between 15-20$ and, at least to me, that's not expensive for such an awesome and easy to learn game.

King of Tokyo is a riot and another very popular game in my group of gamers, be sure to get also the Power Up! expansion as it introduces a good layer of new strategies and makes the monsters unique which just adds to the fun.
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Old January 14 2014, 02:06 AM   #140
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Resistance is somewhere between 15-20$ and, at least to me, that's not expensive for such an awesome and easy to learn game.

It all comes down to availability. Coup is showing up as less expensive than The Resistance on Amazon.ca, and if I search for it on Amazon.com, it's even more expensive apparently. Anyway, looks like I'm going with those two. Thanks for the recommendations!
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Old January 14 2014, 04:50 AM   #141
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Let us know how it goes!

Hubby picked up "Stone Age" last week. It is a worker placement game that is fun with 2 players and great with 4! It is actually giving "Lords of Waterdeep" a run for its money as my current favourite game.
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Old January 14 2014, 10:02 AM   #142
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The Resistance is SO much fun but you need at least 5 people, and as long as your group are willing to lie to each other and try to psych each other out it's a blast.
Bought it as soon as i saw it on Wil Wheaton's Tabletop. We played it on new years eve amongst a group of close friends and it was such a success.. who knew lying to your friends and misleading them could be so much fun?

In the same vein i totally recommend the Battlestar Galactica game.. it is so well designed and fun. A bit complicated at first but once you finish the first few rounds and the first game you get the rules and can concentrate on gameplay. Another game where you will have a traitor (or several) amongst the group and trying to root them out and drive them into the open is nailbiting and that's on top of fighting off Cylon attacks and trying to keep your ressources up as much as you can (we barely won our first game by making the last jump to Kobol, we wouldn't have survived another round).
I've only played that once and I didn't have the best experience due to a couple of factors -

1. Two of the guys had played it before while me and my friend were new to it. The guy who owned the game was a bit of an alpha-gamer and if me or my friend wanted to look up something in the rules he actually wouldn't give us the rules, so he had to stop the game and look through the rules himself so he could explain it to us.

2. This dragged the game out a bit, and we had time constraints already so we didn't actually get to play the game to completion so of course we didn't get the full experience.

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Muchkin is okay, although it's gotten a bit repetitive for me. How many are in your group? Here's a review I wrote.

We basically just got started, so it's hard to say what the average size of our group is going to be. Last time, we started out with 5, then one of them left early, but I'm guessing it's going to typically be between 4-5 players.

We played StarFluxx, Bang!, and Cards Against Humanity. I found Starfluxx a bit too complicated and confusing, and I've heard that Munchkin is similar in how it plays. Would that be an accurate assessment?

I'm now really considering King of Tokyo. That looks like a lot of fun. I've also considered The Resistance, although that one seems to be a little pricy. Coup is in the same universe, and adds bluffing. Actually, I'm thinking of getting that along with King of Tokyo.
Yeah, I think Fluxx is more chaotic than Munchkin but they're both games where things can change quickly. I don't really like Fluxx.

By the way, if you're looking to get into heavier board games then Resistance won't seem pricey at all.

If you're into comics then look into Legendary. It's probably a bit pricier than you're looking for at the moment but it's so much fun and you get so much play out of it.
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Old January 14 2014, 12:35 PM   #143
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The Resistance is SO much fun but you need at least 5 people, and as long as your group are willing to lie to each other and try to psych each other out it's a blast.
Bought it as soon as i saw it on Wil Wheaton's Tabletop. We played it on new years eve amongst a group of close friends and it was such a success.. who knew lying to your friends and misleading them could be so much fun?

In the same vein i totally recommend the Battlestar Galactica game.. it is so well designed and fun. A bit complicated at first but once you finish the first few rounds and the first game you get the rules and can concentrate on gameplay. Another game where you will have a traitor (or several) amongst the group and trying to root them out and drive them into the open is nailbiting and that's on top of fighting off Cylon attacks and trying to keep your ressources up as much as you can (we barely won our first game by making the last jump to Kobol, we wouldn't have survived another round).
I've only played that once and I didn't have the best experience due to a couple of factors -

1. Two of the guys had played it before while me and my friend were new to it. The guy who owned the game was a bit of an alpha-gamer and if me or my friend wanted to look up something in the rules he actually wouldn't give us the rules, so he had to stop the game and look through the rules himself so he could explain it to us.

2. This dragged the game out a bit, and we had time constraints already so we didn't actually get to play the game to completion so of course we didn't get the full experience.
Yeah, unfortunately people like this exist. My game were with my best friends and we all played for the first time. The owner of the game just bought and had read the manual the day before so he could explain the rules.. when we stumbled we would just look them up and played on.

I have a guy in my gaming group who is a very sore loser, mainly because he believes he's a better gamer than anyone so when his plan doesn't work out he gets mad and blames everyone else but him.

Case in point "Ticket to Ride" (another awesome game, very recommended). He had built this huge line that was incomplete but would have won him the game if he had completed it. It's been a while but one of the conditions when the game ends is when one of the players runs out of stuff to put on the map which happened when his girlfriend didn't have any trains so the game ended and we went on counting the score (he didn't win obviously).

He went all hyper childish accusing her of hiding her markers so he couldn't see and gauge when the game would end etcblabla.. i was so close to putting him in his place and leaving gaming night because if there's one thing i can't stand it's a bad loser. I play for the fun of it, being with friends, talking smack and just having a good time.. if i win it's awesome but if i don't no big deal (might grumble if i lose due to bad luck or almost win but that passes quickly).

There are games where one of the core mechanics is to fuck up other people's plans such as Smash Up which i will never play with him.
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Old January 14 2014, 12:50 PM   #144
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Yeah, I'm the same as you. I try to win but the main reason I game is to hang out with my friends. If I lose then oh well, there's always another game.

I only play regularly with a couple of good mates and one of them is a pretty bad loser. He used to be the type where if he got to a point where he thought he couldn't win (note I said thought) he'd ruin the game for everyone, like in Catan he'd just offer stupid trades. We actually banned him from Catan for a long time after that, but he's better now.

He's still pretty bad at handling losing though, I think it's because he tries to put a lot of effort into thinking about a strategy so when it doesn't come off it's like a lot of energy has been wasted. I generally don't like to put too much thought into things because I want to relax when I play games and I hate games that feel like work!
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Old January 14 2014, 01:01 PM   #145
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Which is why i stay away from huge games like Twillight Imperium or Axis & Allies because they tend to get so complicated with many moving parts and take ages to play out (they're still good games though).

I really love smaller games nowadays that can be played in 2-3 hours max or card based games like Smash Up that are comparatively cheap but offer great fun.

Once in a while you might want to set aside a day to play a big game but usually it's better to play 2-3 different games for variety.
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Old January 14 2014, 01:14 PM   #146
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Yeah, sometimes it's tempting to play a game two or three times in a row because it's already set up. We split buying board games so I've ended up with mostly card games in my collection. I think Robinson Crusoe will be my next purchase, I've heard many good things about it.
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Old January 15 2014, 06:43 AM   #147
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Yeah, I think Fluxx is more chaotic than Munchkin but they're both games where things can change quickly. I don't really like Fluxx.

By the way, if you're looking to get into heavier board games then Resistance won't seem pricey at all.

If you're into comics then look into Legendary. It's probably a bit pricier than you're looking for at the moment but it's so much fun and you get so much play out of it.

Thanks. One of the friends I play with in the group mentioned the similarities, but I still wanted to check. Been trying to be careful in not choosing any overlaps in the games we may be playing since we tend to try to fit as many games as we can into our session. It would suck having too many games that are similar.

Fortunately, our group is pretty laid back, and playing something like Cards Against Humanity gives us a pretty good gauge of where we stand in terms of personality, and I don't think we're going to run into any game-ruining people.

And wow, Alpha, that seems real petty of him. His girlfriend must have been humiliated. Let me guess. They were no longer together after that?
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Old January 15 2014, 09:15 AM   #148
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And wow, Alpha, that seems real petty of him. His girlfriend must have been humiliated. Let me guess. They were no longer together after that?
They've recently married and no one who has seen them together in such moments understands it, especially her (she's smart, has a very good job and decent looking).

But that's another topic.
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Old January 15 2014, 10:52 PM   #149
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I so love Amazon! I ordered via Amazon.ca Monday night and had a package waiting for me today. This with free shipping via post. They've been advertising Prime a lot lately as it's a new feature, but I don't really see the point of it with it already so quick. What are they going to do? Beam it to my doorstep?
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Old January 16 2014, 10:56 AM   #150
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Yeah they're usually ahead of their shipping estimates.

What did you order?
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