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What game did you play last?

Discussion in 'Tabletop Games, Wargaming and Scale Modelling.' started by GTanny, Jul 27, 2015.

  1. Flibster

    Caporegime

    Joined: Oct 18, 2002

    Posts: 31,052

    Bad Amazon Prime Day!

    In the post I now have...

    Ticket to Ride UK and Pennsylvania Expansion
    Skyjo
    Labyrinth
    Fallout

    And there's more to come tomorrow.
     
  2. Flibster

    Caporegime

    Joined: Oct 18, 2002

    Posts: 31,052

    First time for me at a different games group today. Played Pandemic Fall of Rome for the first time and ended the night with Rent A Hero, with a game of Azul inbetween.

    Not sure we played Pandemic Fall Of Rome correctly, but we defeated the barbarian hoards. Was good fun. Playing with someone who had only played it a couple of times and someone who'd never played it made it a little shaky at first, but we got through it. :D

    Rent a Hero is a very quick card game, we got 2 rounds done in about 30 minutes, that included learning the rules. It'd be a good one to play with youngish kids, or oldish grandparents.
     
  3. Bickaxe

    Sgarrista

    Joined: Nov 8, 2013

    Posts: 7,797

    Location: Fareham

    Played Pandemic Fall of Rome a few times myself and I like it. The instructions could be a little clearer on placing barbarians but we haven't lost yet. Some games came very close but like normal Pandemic, it depends on each players role.
     
  4. JeditOjanen

    Mobster

    Joined: Feb 7, 2011

    Posts: 4,188

    5-player game of Concordia on Wednesday. I built wide and grabbed every Saturnus card I could, plus five Mercurius at maximum value, and won by a clear 20 points. It was the first time I ever saw someone build all six colonists; combining Mars with Saturnus and/or Jupiter could be interesting, as Mars has the same maximum value as Saturnus.
     
  5. Rudge

    Associate

    Joined: Oct 31, 2012

    Posts: 54

    Location: Redditch

    Not having played board or table top games for years, on a trip to Brighton we ended up in a board game cafe. Thoroughly enjoyed Dobble (a spot the item card game) and Exploding Kittens (apparently like Uno). Since bought Harry potter Dobble, Exploding kittens and Professor Evil and The Citadel of Time, looks an interesting Coop game. Looking forward to getting chance to play all them.
     
  6. Flibster

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    Posts: 31,052

    It's the first Pandemic game I've played, so I've no idea how the other ones play. The number of different things that you can do on a turn threw us at the beginning, but had some good fun with it. I liked the theme though. Worked well. The placing of barbarians isn't easy to follow, but I think we got it. I like that the cards saying where the barbarians have to go show the route they follow.

    Was my first time at this club, and it's much different to my other one that I normally go to. I wasn't the youngest by 15 years for a start. :D 30-35 people were there, good cross section of games too. Because we had 3 1/2 hours or so means that some of the longer games can be played, which I can't do at my normal club.
     
  7. JeditOjanen

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    I've played Professor Evil. It's not enough game for me, but it's a good shout for an entry-level gamer and makes up for you buying Exploding Kittens.

    Got three plays in yesterday: one round of Cthulhu Wars, which I lost by 2 points; a game of Quacks of Quedlinburg that I ran away with despite having appalling luck; and a bit of freeform Concept to wind down.
     
  8. AndyCr15

    Sgarrista

    Joined: Apr 28, 2011

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    Location: London, UK

    I played three games on Saturday, Tiny Epic Galaxies, which is always fun, then two new ones to me. Endeavor, seemed okay, could do with a second play through once you know what's going on and Nine Worlds, which is a little evil as you can't really improve your score without attacking others. Quite enjoyed it though. Won two and came second in the other, out of 5 of us, so that's always nice too :)
     
  9. Flibster

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    Finally got around to playing a game of Ticket to Ride Europe. First time playing any Ticket to Ride game.

    It's larger than we were expecting. The board itself only just fit on our coffee table. Good job the gaming top I'm making for it is about 30 - 40cm larger in width and length.
    Ended up watching a quick how to play on youtube to get the rules down. Wasn't terribly complicated. Was easier to follow for the first time than the instruction book.

    Enjoyed it. Lost badly, but enjoyed it. :D Will have to try it with more than 2 people, I think it'll be a bit more vicious.
     
  10. JeditOjanen

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    Played Barenpark with both modules of the expansion. They definitely add some interesting decisions; if you're careless with what you discard to get your Grizzly Habitats or try too hard to chase monorails you can actually find it impossible to complete your park. This never happened to us in the base game, but all four of us fell foul of it this time.
     
  11. No1newts

    Capodecina

    Joined: May 24, 2009

    Posts: 19,387

    Location: North East

    Took a shed load of boars games away on our family holiday with kids (5 and 8) and blitzed them all.

    Played Catan (twice) Fireball Island (too many times to count) Cat Chaos (a lot) Uno, Rhino Hero, Mmm (both a lot) Labrynth, City of Zombies, Ticket to Ride First Journey, Jenga and a few runs with the Story Dice as they love making up stories. Also played the new Warcry game from GW a few times with my son.

    Been a brilliant time in the evenings and I love how into games they are, they have iPads but as soon as the games come out iPads are forgotten and they dive straight in. Got another load on my want to buy list and as they get older we can hit more complex games. I can't believe how much my son already loves and plays Catan, though he's obsessed with trying to win through using development cards :p

    My wife told me we would never play them all, proved her wrong and she's got stuck in as well :p
     
  12. JeditOjanen

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    At the weekend I played Azul: Stained Glass of Sintra (better than Azul, I'm still not a fan), 21 Mutinies (still very silly) and Copenhagen (decent, but I own Barenpark).
     
  13. Flibster

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    Joined: Oct 18, 2002

    Posts: 31,052

    Was off to one of the local games clubs tonight. Taught Queendomino and Splendor. Learnt Ilios.

    Queendomino is a more involved version of Kingdomino, a lot of fun. The ability to get the dragon piece to burn buildings can really screw over other players. ;)
    Splendor has become one of our regular games to take around. The original box is enormous, so with some judicious planning, we've got Splendor and Five Crowns in a single small 2"x3"x4" box.
    Ilios has some of the worst instructions ever. Took us about 20 minutes of reading, re-reading, re-re-reading to get a handle on it. Still not entirely sure we were playing it correctly, but it was ok, an interesting puzzle game.
     
  14. PixieLandGirl

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    Joined: Jul 13, 2009

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    Location: Cambridgeshire

    Played Ragusa last night. Was fun, would definitely want to play again as I failed to get some resources early on and that impacted me later. May consider adding it to my collection at some point.

    My Hunan Punishment KS arrived yesterday. Packaging was awful but thankfully the game seems to be intact.

    I think my Empires of the North should arrive today :D