Recent Board Gaming


#502

I’m surprised you still even had them. I too have been able to get rid of most of my old unwanted and unused stuff. Still got a pile of board games that is going to go soon if @Coldguy or someone else doesn’t take them first.

I have been cleaning house for reals, and it is great. Life is better with less stuff.


#503

Yup, and they’re releasing a Kill Team box. I thought about holding onto a handful of Marines to play, but I figure if I ever really want to get into it, I can just buy a Kill Team later.

But like I said, I own Mobile Frame Zero, and it’s exactly the level of streamlined skirmish game I’m after, so that’ll be my focus. Also, since I can buy knockoff LEGO on AliExpress, it can be had for mad cheap.


#504

Can I field LEGO Voltron in MF0? I think I will ask Josh.


#505

I’ve always been more interested in painting 40k than actually playing it, especially the new Primaris models.

Kill Team seems like the choice for me as well, as I don’t really want to play an army-sized game for hours and hours. Give me a small squad/skirmish based game with some rpg progression and I’m sold.

Plus, because my interest is more towards the painting side of things, if I suddenly get the urge to paint up some Orks, I can just buy a five-man squad, paint them up, and then could use them for Kill Team. Same with any other faction. It seems like GW is finally starting to get the message and turn things around customer-service wise.


#506

I am still down to cleaning those games out need to plan for when the best day for me to drive up is. Or when we meet at a mutual exchange location like a convention.


#507

I legit 100% considered fielding the lions as 5 individual frames. Should be legit.


#508

#509

Whatever, we can still try.


#510

We finished (and won) the first full campaign of the Akrham Horror LCG! It was a very good time.


#511

I finally got around to playing the Arkham Horror LCG over the weekend with some friends. We only played the introductory scenario, but I loved it!

We also played Azul for the first time, which was simple, but fun, and this CCG that I had never heard of before called Lightseekers, which looks like a game for kids, but is surprisingly fun and deeper than expected. They also have an amazing online/app implementation where you can scan in any card you buy and use it to play on your phone.


#512

Azul is nicely cut-throat and I am not yet excellent at it.

However, I do worry that I can break it down to a relatively simple modulus math problem and start to predict the winner…


#513

Azul’s end-game bonuses for rows, columns, and 5-of-a-kind are appropriately weighted as to deter people from always taking the most obvious move. There are enough instances where someone will voluntarily accept some negative points in order to set up such long-term scoring. There’s also the pressure to complete rows in the short term as to not lock up your board.

It’s all-together just enough to prevent Azul from being a simple math problem. It very much helps if you can read the rest of the table and figure out whether they’re playing a long game or just trying to rack up the short term scores.


#514

Anyone have any play experience with Yellow & Yangtze yet? SVWAG said it’s a lighter / more tactical / intro-y version of T&E, but I wonder if I’d be able to use that to rope more people into not being so intimidated by T&E.


#515

We’ve played it once.

It’s not more tactical or easier in my opinion, and I suspect people who think this are missing the clear heuristic depth.