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Board Games Thread
« on: April 22, 2019, 07:50:42 PM »
How in the world is this not already a topic?  I KNOW lots of you are board-gamers as well.

Anyway, my local group is in search of something that meets a somewhat specific list of criteria for a new game:
*3-4 hour playtime
*~5-7 players
*Satisfying to the big tactical/strategic gamers in our group
*Doesn't have too many small/cryptic/subtle icons, figures or text for the somewhat vision impaired in our group

Of course, I'm also happy to have this thread be a place for general board-game discussion/reviews as well.



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Re: Board Games Thread
« Reply #1 on: April 22, 2019, 08:08:40 PM »
I've always wanted to play Kingdom Death, but at 400 fucking dollars, that's not happening.
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Re: Board Games Thread
« Reply #2 on: April 22, 2019, 08:26:26 PM »
5-minute dungeon is fun.


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Re: Board Games Thread
« Reply #3 on: April 23, 2019, 04:14:45 AM »
5-minute dungeon is fun.
Bought it, on a whim. Didn't realize how much fun it'd be.

I, uh, am kinda -that- guy who shows up to a party with a box of boardgames and two packs of playing cards.

My collection is still pretty weak sauce but:
- Betrayal at House on the Hill
- King of Tokyo
- Coup
- 5-Minute Dungeon
- Munchkin
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Re: Board Games Thread
« Reply #4 on: April 23, 2019, 08:38:52 AM »
5 to 7 players is a hard niche.  My top 3 are:

Betrayal at House on the Hill (even though I've played this way too much) - a map exploration game that turns into a competitive scenario game
Between Two Cities - a cooperative/competitive city-building game
7 Wonders - an economic game

Betrayal does have several small tiles and icons, but I'm not sure what "small" means in this context.
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Re: Board Games Thread
« Reply #5 on: April 23, 2019, 12:31:56 PM »
3rd on the Betrayal train, and also a suggestion since you're in a group setting:

Check out "Season" and "Legacy" games.

Pandemic has a board game variant where you have a plot line, things happen, and based on your actions and luck/etc, cities may become infested/overrun, you may lose powered playable characters, or gain some. It gives more of a reason to play the same game, again, because the rules change. So far I believe there are two full seasons of Pandemic, allowing for between 24 and 48 sessions.

Legacy Betrayal at House on the Hill lets you explore WHY the house has become haunted. Your actions as players shape why its become such a haunted hot spot.
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Re: Board Games Thread
« Reply #6 on: April 23, 2019, 01:09:42 PM »
Ticket to Ride is a great family friendly game that's fun for pretty much everyone. I always recommend that one.