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Old 08-03-2018, 11:13 AM   #1381
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The other thing about board games is the size of the used market. It seems like copies of games just get moved around a lot... and you don't really have to own anything if you go to the meetups. I know a girl who owns maybe two games and plays all the time.
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Old 08-08-2018, 11:52 AM   #1382
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This is the nerdiest interview ever and it's glorious
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This is the nerdiest interview ever and it's glorious
Awesome. Blackrazor? Stormbringer? They weren't just pissing around pretending to be nerds - that was all legit.
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Old 08-08-2018, 02:13 PM   #1384
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I knew Tiamat, Bahamut, Elric of Melinibone, Gygax.
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Old 08-08-2018, 02:22 PM   #1385
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We saw a lot of announcements over the course of GEN CON and have curated a few of the ones we’re most excited about here for you.

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Old 08-08-2018, 02:27 PM   #1386
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The best new board games from Gen Con 2018


https://www.polygon.com/2018/8/7/176...s-gen-con-2018


https://www.boardgamequest.com/gen-con-2018-recap/


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The Buzz from Gen Con 2018 1 Scarabya 2 Blue Lagoon 3 Kingdomino: Age of Giants 4 Mini DiverCity 5 Everdell 6 Before There Were Stars... 7 Detective: A Modern Crime Board Game 8 The Mind 9 Root 10 Tower of Madness
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Old 08-10-2018, 10:40 AM   #1387
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Old 08-12-2018, 12:59 PM   #1388
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I've been playing Scrabble quite a bit lately. We even bring out a Super Scrabble board every now and then. More tiles and squares with some 4x spots too.
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Old 08-16-2018, 10:24 AM   #1389
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Woo-hoo, looks like we'll be getting Dune licensed boardgames. And by Gale Force Nine, who publish great games (Spartacus, Firefly, Sons of Anarchy, Star Trek Ascendancy).

https://icv2.com/articles/news/view/...medium=twitter
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Old 10-23-2018, 10:53 AM   #1390
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Finally got around to picking up Star Wars: Rebellion this weekend, I had a coupon to use at my LGS so figured it was good timing as it is a hefty price tag.

Had a lot of fun playing it on my first playthrough, obviously made a bunch of mistakes with the rules, but overall it is a very thematic Star Wars experience. Highly recommend.

We played the 2 v 2 mode, which you can either play according to their rules and make it feel like a truly individual game, or just forego the official rules and basically play it like two minds making the decisions, and there are A LOT of decisions to make as you go.
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Old 10-24-2018, 08:37 AM   #1391
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Do you guys mostly sit at coffee tables, dining room tables, or an actual gaming table to play board games?



I'm always uncomfortable AF playing games unless I can be on the couch (like Apples to Apples type of deal).
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Old 10-24-2018, 10:53 AM   #1392
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Gaming table here. It was a crazy ride to actually get one here as we went through a ton of issues but so glad we stuck with it. Chairs make a big difference, which is why we went for a cloth chair over wood. I just donít find wood chairs comfortable for long periods.

When we go to other peopleís houses itís always at the dining room table. Coffee table height just seems too low for games imo as I would be hunched over all the time. My posture is bad enough I donít need to help it get worse.

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When I'm at home I use my gaming table.



That being said, I play most of my games at bars, game cafes or places like Sentry box, where it's just a fold out table and some normal chairs.
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I always just play at a normal dining room table. I have a friend who loves to play at his coffee table, but I never find it to be ideal.
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I have a 6 x 3 boardroom table in my gaming room. Use padded folding chairs - last person to show up gets the wonky one that sometimes collapses.
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I just play on my dining room table.
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Old 11-05-2018, 10:12 AM   #1397
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Saw this at Sentry Box - looks good:





Subatomic: An Atom Building Game is a deck-building game in which players compete to build a number of available elements, which score them points.

Each player starts with the same small deck of cards that consist of proton, neutron, and electron cards. They use these cards to build upon their current atom (by playing these cards face-up as subatomic particles) in an attempt to construct one of the available element cards. Alternatively, players may use their hand of cards to purchase more powerful cards for later use (by playing them in combinations of face-down cards as energy and face-up cards as subatomic particles). Subatomic introduces a unique variation on deck-building with a highly accurate chemistry theme, with the ultimate goal of building elements to score points, but allowing many varying types of strategies.


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Old 12-08-2018, 04:07 PM   #1398
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While I would love to expand into deeper more involved games, my current group of gaming people aren't quite into as much as me. Why I am saying this is I would love to learn/play TI4 but I can't find anybody in my small town that would play it. Anybody down in Calgary play the odd game of this? Should I maybe try and attend a convention to get my fix in?
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Old 12-13-2018, 03:50 PM   #1399
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While not my favorite, I have picked up a few versions of Timeline which have been quick, fun, and informative party games.
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Some games being played in the house recently:
This War of Mine
Gloomhaven
Codenames
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