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 Post subject: Re: Board/Card Games
PostPosted: Sat March 25, 2017 4:42 am 
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 Post subject: Re: Board/Card Games
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I'm more of a Rummy 500 kind of guy.


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 Post subject: Re: Board/Card Games
PostPosted: Mon March 27, 2017 12:03 pm 
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Been playing a lot of Carcassonne lately.


Started playing this w friends. I'm convinced whoever draws the best cards has about a 90% chance of winning. Maybe I'm wrong. Idk. We have added quite a few of the expansions; we bought the big box.

Is this usually the case? 90% luck and about 10% strategy? Hope not.

Of course it all comes down to drawing the right tiles, but it also helps to place them well.


It has a fair amount of strategy too. Fun, easy game to play that doesn't take too long.

A few buddies and I have been playing Munchkins lately.

The base game is probably 90% luck of the tiles, IMO the only real strategy comes from farming at that level. Playing head to head against my wife I won too many games farming so we have a house rule that prohibits it (or at least prohibits ME from farming :gomez: ). A few of the expansions bring in some decent strategy. The Tower or the Wheel of Forutune ones are good.

It's also a good game to play casually while drinking since it's not terribly complicated and doesn't kill the conversation.


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 Post subject: Re: Board/Card Games
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There's a lot of luck in the tiles, but there's strategy in knowing the tiles and trying to keep track of what may be available. But yeah, if you take the farmers out a lot of the strategy goes out the windows. Building and managing your field is how you win the game. Unless it's a game that comes down to one giant city, in which case that's how you win the game.


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I fucking hate playing with the Abbot (a special meeple that can only be used on the churches but you can score and take it back even if its incomplete).


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 Post subject: Re: Board/Card Games
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I'm more of a Rummy 500 kind of guy.

gin rummy is the adult version.

sorry....

no, I mean the game :P

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 Post subject: Re: Board/Card Games
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So my wife and I got a chess clock app, so we can play timed games. It's a whole new dimension of chess! Where before my chess matches had always been long, languid affairs, having a fixed amount of time to get through a match makes everything move faster, feel more urgent, and we actually get some laughs out of what has always been a very stoic game. Of course I'd seen people play with timers before, but didn't understand how it worked until now: We have our matches currently set for seven minutes, which means we each get a seven minute allotment of time to make as many moves as we want/need -- the time carries over from one move to the next. So if you run out of time while your opponent still has some left, you lose.


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Pandemic is on sale for $20. Does RM like this game?


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tragabigzanda wrote:
Pandemic is on sale for $20. Does RM like this game?


It can fun. I like cooperative games. Some of the characters you could randomly draw are a bit OP, but the cooperation is the real winner.


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Monkey_Driven wrote:
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Pandemic is on sale for $20. Does RM like this game?


It can fun. I like cooperative games. Some of the characters you could randomly draw are a bit OP, but the cooperation is the real winner.

:thumbsup: thanks, I just bought it on Amazon. The coop aspect is the big draw -- hoping I can lead Mrs. Trag further down the gaming path beyond Catan (which she enjoys).


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 Post subject: Re: Board/Card Games
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We've been playing a lot of Mysterium lately. Like a mix of Cluedo and Dixit.


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We've been playing a lot of Mysterium lately. Like a mix of Cluedo and Dixit.


This is like when you have to look up the words in the definition of another word.


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 Post subject: Re: Board/Card Games
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We've been playing a lot of Mysterium lately. Like a mix of Cluedo and Dixit.


This is like when you have to look up the words in the definition of another word.

"A horrible crime has been committed on the grounds of Warwick Manor and it's up to the psychic investigators to get to the bottom of it. In Mysterium, one player takes on the role of the ghost and over the course of a week, tries to lead the investigators to their culprit. Each night the team will be met with visions, but what is the ghost trying to tell you? Can the psychics determine the weapon, location and killer or will a violent criminal pull off the perfect murder?"


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ABNorman wrote:
Monkey_Driven wrote:
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We've been playing a lot of Mysterium lately. Like a mix of Cluedo and Dixit.


This is like when you have to look up the words in the definition of another word.

"A horrible crime has been committed on the grounds of Warwick Manor and it's up to the psychic investigators to get to the bottom of it. In Mysterium, one player takes on the role of the ghost and over the course of a week, tries to lead the investigators to their culprit. Each night the team will be met with visions, but what is the ghost trying to tell you? Can the psychics determine the weapon, location and killer or will a violent criminal pull off the perfect murder?"


Is it cooperative?


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Monkey_Driven wrote:
ABNorman wrote:
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We've been playing a lot of Mysterium lately. Like a mix of Cluedo and Dixit.


This is like when you have to look up the words in the definition of another word.

"A horrible crime has been committed on the grounds of Warwick Manor and it's up to the psychic investigators to get to the bottom of it. In Mysterium, one player takes on the role of the ghost and over the course of a week, tries to lead the investigators to their culprit. Each night the team will be met with visions, but what is the ghost trying to tell you? Can the psychics determine the weapon, location and killer or will a violent criminal pull off the perfect murder?"


Is it cooperative?

Yeah, one player is the ghost, and they have to try guide the other players toward the correct solution. It's essentially a social deduction game - the "visions" (pictures) that the ghost gives players can apply to multiple solutions so it's also a bit about understanding how players think.

I think there's a Tabletop episode of it on YouTube.


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 Post subject: Re: Board/Card Games
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You guys ever play Codenames? The word version is pretty dope.


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cutuphalfdead wrote:
You guys ever play Codenames? The word version is pretty dope.

Codenames is good fun - I had no idea there was a picture version until now.


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 Post subject: Re: Board/Card Games
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ABNorman wrote:
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You guys ever play Codenames? The word version is pretty dope.

Codenames is good fun - I had no idea there was a picture version until now.

I bought it was a gift by accident and ended up buying the word version to give instead. So I have the picture version lying around, just haven't played it yet.


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I love Codenames.


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