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TOPIC: What board games are you BUYING?

What board games are you BUYING? 29 May 2015 16:41 #203134

Just bought a copy of Arcadia Quest which is a pretty simple dungeon crawl with Chibi-style characters and a built-in campaign system that at first blush actually looks a lot cleverer than TOEE. The game has very simple rules, but because in addition to the monsters, your opponents are also your enemies, manages to provide enough interesting tactical decisions to keep you engaged. The PVP aspect of the game adds just the right amount of zip to the gameplay.

There's probably nine hours of play in the campaign or about one hour per scenario. But you only use about half of them in one campaign so that, the dice, and a variety of characters guarantees pretty good replay value. There's also an expansion that's already out for it. The game is pure eye candy. Bright colours, thick alabaster tiles with good artwork and extraordinarily well-produced minis. Gameplay is simple, but fun.

Aside from the simple gameplay, the other potential draw back is the Chibi-style. If you're looking for serious, this ain't it. But it is a dungeon crawl that is so easy to teach and that you can play with just about anybody, with enough backstabbing, tactical gameplay to keep the gamer in you interested. For me, so far, so good. I hope it holds up.

All those minis don't come cheap though. I paid 100 bucks Canadian for it so won't be buying anything else for awhile.
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What board games are you BUYING? 03 Jun 2015 10:31 #203319

woo! Starcraft and broodwar, bought the guy about 70$ worth of games for it. i've been sad ever since i traded it away. cancelled my forbidden stars pre-order, so a net-zero.
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What board games are you BUYING? 03 Jun 2015 18:06 #203354

I picked up the new edition of Lords of Scotland. I'm a big fan of the game and have name-dropped it a few times at this site because I feel it's unheralded / underrated. The new production is much nicer than the older one and can be picked up for under $20. I recommend it if you like card games. It vaguely reminds me of Condottiere for those who are fans of that one.

Also, I've been lucky at thrift stores recently (Thurn and Taxis, 7 Wonders, Carcassonne, which I grabbed for about $5 each). I've already traded two of them away, though (Thurn & Taxis for Duck Dealer and 7 Wonders for Buffy the Vampire Slayer). I also traded away Freedom: The Underground Railroad for Hyperborea. I like Freedom but it's not one that generates much interest so I usually played it solo, and I decided that I prefer Pandemic for that style of co-op game.
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What board games are you BUYING? 03 Jun 2015 21:19 #203358

bfkiller wrote:
7 Wonders for Buffy the Vampire Slayer

In the running for best trade ever.
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What board games are you BUYING? 04 Jun 2015 09:07 #203371

I jumped into that Miniature Market St. Soldier Day sale and grabbed:

Eight Minute Empires: Lost Lands
A Fistful of Dinero (anyone here know anything about this?)
3012 (may not be good, but it was worth trying out at $18)
Uranopolis Neuroshima Hex army

day after, Nations: the Dice Game dropped so I had them add that in.

Arrives Saturday.
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What board games are you BUYING? 04 Jun 2015 11:25 #203380

Just ordered Theseus- Dark Orbit. I have been interested in this for some time and Stoic's recent comments gave me the incentive to make the purchase. Sounds like it plays 2-3 well and unfortunately that is the current size of my gaming group. I went ahead and picked up the $5 card pack at BGG. Think I will wait a while before getting Bots.
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What board games are you BUYING? 04 Jun 2015 12:28 #203382

Theseus is great, you won't regret it. I've not played with more than 2 but it's apparently over-chaotic.

I got the Bots expansion but haven't had the chance to play yet.
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