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Old January 2nd, 2015, 04:49 AM
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DC Deck Builder Forever Evil Expansion: Ive still got mixed feelings about this deck builder but I do like this expansion more so than the original. Lots of ways to destroy cards. The randomness still brings me down but it could also be because I haven't picked up on the strategies and things just appear random.

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: My daughter is really into this one way more than me. Currently Im just not finding any strategies or tactics to the game. Most of my enjoyment is coming from watching my daughter play and the upgrading of my character. I love Flying Frog and Ameritrash games and FFP seems to do them right. But with SoB I can't seem to get into the theme during the actual game because of how much dice are being rolled. At first I thought this was just due to lack of understanding the rules. I fully understand whats going on mechanically its just drawing me away from it thematically. It also seems to only be one strategy of bottle neck the passage and hope you roll better dice than the monsters. Now maybe this will change with more than 2 players and I do understand theres a couple times you may not be able to get into position right away and have to risk an extra "Holding back the darkness roll" but I just feel there is a severe lack of choices during the game. Especially once a tile has already been scavenged. Is there anything in Swamps of Death that may help with this or is it just more of the same? Am I missing some kind of strategy? We'll keep working through these characters and maybe things will change as they get better and we see stronger monsters.

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Old January 2nd, 2015, 09:24 AM
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Old January 2nd, 2015, 10:50 AM
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Surprisingly did not play anything over New Year's eve or the following day, but I picked up Dominion: Dark Ages at the gift exchange with the in-laws. I'm looking forward to trying it in a few months--it looks like it offers some pretty interesting new dynamics. We will finish trying out all the new Cornucopia preset decks before we start trying Dark Ages though. It won't be long before I have a complete set of Dominion!

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Old January 2nd, 2015, 05:29 PM
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Old January 2nd, 2015, 08:08 PM
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Just got done with a small game day with @OverEngineered and @Legos of Bleakewoode . We played Robo Rally, Sheriff of Nottingham, Ghost Stories, Splendor, and Dominion. I won RR with an * due to early conveyor belt shenanigans. It was really close, so we'll call it a tie. OE won SoN with 140 something I think, LoB was close 2nd, and I was way behind with some horrible reads as Sheriff. Not shockingly, we were destroyed by Ghost Stories, but it is still one of my new favorites. My first game of Splendor did not go too well as OE took it rather easily. I am not sure what the fuss is about this game other than it probably makes a good family game and the components are nice. I am sure my daughter would like it. We closed with Dominion, which LoB and I hadn't played in a few years, but is as good as remember. Solid, but not flashy, deck builder. I eeked out victory by a Duchy over OE, 36-33-29. Fun spur of the moment game day. Sadly, slackers @Dad_Scaper and @akden weren't able to make it due to "family" commitments. I am a glass half empty guy, so it sounded like "I have no commitment to gaming" to me. Maybe next time.

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Old January 2nd, 2015, 08:27 PM
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Just got done with a small game day with @OverEngineered and @Legos of Bleakewoode . We played Robo Rally, Sheriff of Nottingham, Ghost Stories, Splendor, and Dominion. I won RR with an * due to early conveyor belt shenanigans. It was really close, so we'll call it a tie. OE won SoN with 140 something I think, LoB was close 2nd, and I was way behind with some horrible reads as Sheriff. Not shockingly, we were destroyed by Ghost Stories, but it is still one of my new favorites. My first game of Splendor did not go too well as OE took it rather easily. I am not sure what the fuss is about this game other than it probably makes a good family game and the components are nice. I am sure my daughter would like it. We closed with Dominion, which LoB and I hadn't played in a few years, but is as good as remember. Solid, but not flashy, deck builder. I eeked out victory by a Duchy over OE, 33-33-29. Fun spur of the moment game day. Sadly, slackers @Dad_Scaper and @akden weren't able to make it due to "family" commitments. I am a glass half empty guy, so it sounded like "I have no commitment to gaming" to me. Maybe next time.

Funny stuff there G-O. Are DS and Akden related and had the same family commitment?

I just got Splendor from Miniature Market as it was on sale for $20. I've played it a dozen times with other people's game, so now I can have it to try it with my daughters. Many in my group really enjoy it for some reason. It's simple, fast, the components are great and it's just something to it that we like.

I've learned to scan the available cards with those required by the nobles, as well as those types of bonuses on the card that can help me get some valuable level three cards. It's fun to either buy a card out from under an opponent that wants it, or reserve a card that an opponent is saving for. Some "nice" words are directed at each other at times.

It's kind of like Love Letter in that there's just something about it that hits the spot for a light game experience.

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Old January 2nd, 2015, 08:28 PM
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Re: What Board Game Are You Currently Playing?

Fun time. As always, too many games, not enough time. Next time, hopefully we can get Space Hulk or Xia on the table.

Ghost Stories was very fun even though it totally kicked our butts. Glad I finally got a chance to try it. Sheriff of Nottingham was also new to me. Nice little bluffing game that plays well and provides some good laughs.

BTW, typo in the Dominion score. You won with 36. Good way to enda fulfilling afternoon of games.
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Just got done with a small game day with @OverEngineered and @Legos of Bleakewoode . We played Robo Rally, Sheriff of Nottingham, Ghost Stories, Splendor, and Dominion. I won RR with an * due to early conveyor belt shenanigans. It was really close, so we'll call it a tie. OE won SoN with 140 something I think, LoB was close 2nd, and I was way behind with some horrible reads as Sheriff. Not shockingly, we were destroyed by Ghost Stories, but it is still one of my new favorites. My first game of Splendor did not go too well as OE took it rather easily. I am not sure what the fuss is about this game other than it probably makes a good family game and the components are nice. I am sure my daughter would like it. We closed with Dominion, which LoB and I hadn't played in a few years, but is as good as remember. Solid, but not flashy, deck builder. I eeked out victory by a Duchy over OE, 33-33-29. Fun spur of the moment game day. Sadly, slackers @Dad_Scaper and @akden weren't able to make it due to "family" commitments. I am a glass half empty guy, so it sounded like "I have no commitment to gaming" to me. Maybe next time.

Funny stuff there G-O. Are DS and Akden related and had the same family commitment?

I just got Splendor from Miniature Market as it was on sale for $20. I've played it a dozen times with other people's game, so now I can have it to try it with my daughters. Many in my group really enjoy it for some reason. It's simple, fast, the components are great and it's just something to it that we like.

I've learned to scan the available cards with those required by the nobles, as well as those types of bonuses on the card that can help me get some valuable level three cards. It's fun to either buy a card out from under an opponent that wants it, or reserve a card that an opponent is saving for. Some "nice" words are directed at each other at times.

It's kind of like Love Letter in that there's just something about it that hits the spot for a light game experience.
No, they aren't related and I am pretty sure one will be offended at suggesting such a an abomination. I will let you guess which one.

I think the thing about Splendor that I liked the most were the poker chip style gems. They were nice to hold. I will probably get it and give it a few more chances, mainly because like I said, I think my daughter, and hopefully wife, will like it. Besides, I don't like to make rash judgments on just one play, especially with a questionable teacher. (I am on a roll)
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It won't be long before I have a complete set of Dominion!
And then the new expansion will be released.
My buddy mentioned that. I think it's exciting. I don't think I will complete my collection before it arrives, but we'll see. I'm curious if Vaccarino is involved in this one, and what the overall theme of it will be.

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No, they aren't related and I am pretty sure one will be offended at suggesting such a an abomination. I will let you guess which one.
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Played several games of Summoner Wars tonight. Haven't pulled it out in a looong time. At one point we actually had 3 games going at once.

My kids are now huge fans.
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Akden and I are not related. Surely he is the one who takes offense, because I do not. And because he finds the question offensive I will have to fight him.

Cav, for whatever reason KidScaper never got hooked on SW. Maybe because of the similarity to Scape, which he prefers.

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