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Old January 16 2014, 09:48 PM   #151
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King of Tokyo and Coup. Looking forward to both of them!
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Old January 17 2014, 10:31 AM   #152
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Cool, King of Tokyo is a blast! I'm seriously considering ordering Robinson Crusoe: Adventures on a Cursed Island.
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Old January 19 2014, 07:32 PM   #153
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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!
I'm super competitive in games like your friend. I enjoy putting a lot of thought and energy into my turns. I love it when a complex strategy comes together and I win. But you know what's even more fun than winning? Losing.

If you win there's nothing to learn from the game. However, if you lose, you were clearly outplayed and outsmarted. Your strategy came up short. Now you're able to analyze the game, figure out your mistakes, and do better next time. Losing is awesome. If you're competitive than you want to be good and you want to keep getting better. The only way to improve is to lose to a better player. Competitive people should want to play against people who will beat them.
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Old January 19 2014, 11:21 PM   #154
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That's a great attitude to have, Kelthaz! More people need to think like that
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Old January 20 2014, 04:37 PM   #155
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That's a great attitude to have, Kelthaz! More people need to think like that
Yes, I know. I'm the best at great attitudes.
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Old January 20 2014, 04:49 PM   #156
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Wooho, board gamers on Trekbbs. This is my day

I actually started the hobby through Munchkin (which I now find repetitive and the jokes quickly ran out), and then jumped into the deep with Battlestar Galactica (which is probably the best thematic game ever).

These days I have a 6 bookshelves full of board games, (about 50-60 games) and I'm about to become a published game designer this year!

If you have a little patience to learn something more than 2 sentences long, there is probably a game for every taste. From coop to competitive, from low interaction to active fighting, it's all there.

As for the attitude, I'm probably the same as Kelthaz. I'm very eager (and evil) to win, but if I lose, I mainly try and focus on what went wrong - and lay the blame at my own feet.

Ooo let's talk more games! Have you tried any Star Trek board games you liked?
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Old January 20 2014, 05:30 PM   #157
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Welcome to the thread! I feel the same way about Muchkin.

I have Star Trek Deck Building: The Original Series and TNG: The Next Phase version of the same game. I've only played TOS so far though. The rulebook is pretty bad and it leaves a lot of ambiguity but after about four plays I have the hang of it now and I really enjoy it. Obviously as a Trekkie the theme stands out for me and my aim is to try and get Kirk, Spock and Bones into my hand at the same time but it's a pretty good take on the deck-building genre. One thing I particularly like is that the starting cards can actually be used for useful things rather than having basic abilities that are only useful at the beginning of the game.

I have Star Trek: Expeditions as well which is okay but it's not great. I haven't played it that often to be honest, it's not one that really grabbed me.

Star Trek Scene It is obviously a Scene It game so you know what you're getting with that. It's cool but I don't get to play it that often because I don't know anyone who likes Trek as much as me so they just know I'm always going to win.

I'm looking to save up to get Star Trek: Fleet Captains because that's been described as "Star Trek in a box" by Tom Vasel, and it looks damn cool.
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Old January 21 2014, 12:52 AM   #158
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Speaking of Trek board games, I had one that was rare enough that I never heard anyone talk of it anywhere. It was Star Trek: Game of the Galaxies. I don't think I had ever played it much, as we're not much of a board game family, and I never had many people I could play with as a result. But from what I remember, it had pretty unique gameplay.

Here's a link:

http://boardgamegeek.com/boardgame/5...f-the-galaxies
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Old January 23 2014, 04:42 AM   #159
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We actually got in a couple of games of Blasphemy. It was pretty fun. I made it as far as the scourging the first time and only as far as being spit on the second time around. Finding John the Baptist in a good mood can take a while however.
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Old February 7 2014, 05:43 PM   #160
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I have Robinson Crusoe now, I've only played it twice but I really like it already. It's hard to grasp the rules but I think I'm just about there, and I can't wait to play it again!

I also bought Tales of the Arabian Nights, which has been reprinted recently, although I haven't had a chance to play that yet.
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Old February 7 2014, 06:13 PM   #161
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The latest episode of the DLC podcast has Tom Vasel from The Dice Tower as a guest - great boardgame talk!
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Old February 24 2014, 11:31 PM   #162
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I bought Pandemic a few weeks ago and have played a few games with various people. I like it a lot. I'm not used to playing a cooperative board game, though. It feels weird working together with the people you're playing with.

Small World is next on my shopping list. I've heard some good things about that one and it looks very involved. I picked up the box at the store and it was pretty heavy compared to other games.

I'm trying to start a weekly game night on the weekend. I would do it during the week, but I work evenings when everybody else I know is off work. I bought a cheap 48" round folding table to start things off with. If the game night takes off, I hope to upgrade to a nice wooden table.
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Old February 25 2014, 02:33 AM   #163
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I picked up Munchkin: Pathfinder tonight. Looking forward to checking out the additions.
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Old March 11 2014, 12:47 AM   #164
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I'm waiting on Ship Pack One for Eclipse and the most recent Cosmic Encounter expansion, Cosmic Storm.
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Old March 12 2014, 04:40 PM   #165
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Cosmic Encounter seems like a fun game but I don't have enough people to play with regularly.

My friend finally remembered to order my delayed birthday present - the Fantastic Four expansion to Legendary, and the new Spider-Man expansion is out in America today so I'll be getting that as soon as it appears on our shores.
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