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Non-Wargames on your table right now
« on: June 20, 2017, 09:58:07 AM »
Let's shift the discussion of wheat-trading sheep-shippers and other meeple-related gaming over here, and re-focus the other thread on sabres, bayonets, cannons, and cavalry.
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Re: Non-Wargames on your table right now
« Reply #1 on: June 20, 2017, 10:01:16 AM »
Dang, now I have to find out what Munchkin really is so I can post in here.  :P
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Re: Non-Wargames on your table right now
« Reply #2 on: June 20, 2017, 10:03:23 AM »
Munchkin is the awesome.

Not only did I once have my wife in a game of Munchkin, but we were playing at a football game tailgate, and laughing so hard that the rednecks on either side of us came over to see what was going on, ended up watching for a few, and one of them even jumped in the second game.
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Re: Non-Wargames on your table right now
« Reply #3 on: June 20, 2017, 07:43:26 PM »
Looking at my table, I have to ask: where does the game Household Budget Commander fit in? It has logistics and resource allocation, deception and heroic sacrifices, and even an occasional Holiday Stalemate.
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Re: Non-Wargames on your table right now
« Reply #4 on: June 20, 2017, 07:51:19 PM »
Did you try offering the IRS some sheep or iron?

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« Reply #5 on: June 20, 2017, 08:01:51 PM »
I thought I'd try wheat first.
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« Reply #6 on: June 21, 2017, 11:02:01 PM »
Tried out Yokohama at the FLGS tonight.  Some of the ugliest game components I've seen since Eclipse but the game itself was interesting.  Simple mechanics but playing effectively is tough and it can be quite the brain burner.  I screwed up and over-committed with my buildings early on and got myself in a hole that took a long time to dig out of.  The winning player almost lapped me on the score track by the end of it. 


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Re: Non-Wargames on your table right now
« Reply #7 on: June 22, 2017, 04:43:16 PM »
Picked up Antike II in the math trade that just finished last week. Going to read the rules tonight and hopefully get it on the table this weekend. I've been curious about it for a while, but just not enough to buy it new.

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Re: Non-Wargames on your table right now
« Reply #8 on: July 07, 2017, 09:12:44 PM »
Picked up and played code word with my folks. Fun game and very easy to pick up.

Also picked up ticket to ride and will be playing with the two older kids tomorrow.
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« Reply #9 on: July 07, 2017, 09:16:26 PM »
Which Ticket to Ride?
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Re: Non-Wargames on your table right now
« Reply #10 on: July 07, 2017, 09:16:52 PM »
I'm going to get either City of Iron or Islebound on the table this weekend...
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Re: Non-Wargames on your table right now
« Reply #11 on: July 07, 2017, 09:49:46 PM »
Set up to play - Pathfinder Adventure Card Game is out.
On the table to show my wife tomorrow upon her return: Munchkin Apocalypse and Star Realms that I either won or was given at LibertyCon.

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« Reply #12 on: July 08, 2017, 05:49:15 AM »
Which Ticket to Ride?

Original (the US)
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Re: Non-Wargames on your table right now
« Reply #13 on: Today at 09:23:48 AM »
Raiders of the North Sea is about to hit the table today.  I gotta start getting games back on the table (made easier, at least in part, by mailing out the stacks of games I have here to the people I promised to send them to a while ago)
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« Reply #14 on: Today at 09:48:11 AM »
My group tried out Hellas, one of the two new expansion maps for Terraforming Mars.  The expansion doesn't add or change any rules.  It just adds two new maps which also include different end game scoring bonuses that players can bid on during play.  I was a bit surprised at just how much these new scoring bonuses affect strategy.  I didn't adapt to the new bonuses as quickly as the others and I ended up paying for it.  I came in last by a considerable margin.