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Re: Board Game Banter
« Reply #10 on: January 05, 2018, 03:55:19 PM »
We've played a homemade version of Balderdash. I'm surprisingly good at tricking people with my made up definitions. I think people trust me too much. :)

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Re: Board Game Banter
« Reply #11 on: January 05, 2018, 04:12:43 PM »
I got burnt out on that game because it used to be the game my mom wanted to play all the time. I've heard boardgamers still consider it one of the better party games, I just haven't ever felt the need to return to it in a long time.

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Re: Board Game Banter
« Reply #12 on: January 05, 2018, 04:54:07 PM »
They just announced a Hellboy boardgame. It's a co-op where you go around to locations recovering artifacts and stopping evildoers(combat?) Obviously, we haven't heard many details yet, but maybe this could be a lighter, more streamlined Eldrich Horror?And if this has Mignola art...Oh man, that would just be too much.

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Re: Board Game Banter
« Reply #13 on: January 05, 2018, 08:19:35 PM »
We've played a homemade version of Balderdash. I'm surprisingly good at tricking people with my made up definitions. I think people trust me too much. :)

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Re: Board Game Banter
« Reply #14 on: January 10, 2018, 10:12:02 PM »
The answer is simple. Do no play cooperative games. Buy competitive games and impose your dominance as you crush your rivals' hopes and dreams.

I wish I knew enough gamers to get more into boardgames. Getting trashed every other day is nice and all, but there are other indoor things people can do together.

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Re: Board Game Banter
« Reply #15 on: January 10, 2018, 11:17:16 PM »
Board game cafes are rather big in Europe. The one I have in the states has beer on tap.

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Re: Board Game Banter
« Reply #16 on: January 11, 2018, 04:22:08 AM »
Board game cafes are rather big in Europe. The one I have in the states has beer on tap.

I don't know that they're a bigger thing here than in North America, some of the biggest board game cafés in the world (Snake & Lattes in Toronto for example) are in North America. It's still a somewhat nascent thing here too for the most part.

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Re: Board Game Banter
« Reply #17 on: January 14, 2018, 09:55:41 AM »
Played a 2-player game of Terraforming Mars this afternoon: it works surprisingly well with 2 players. It's not even less tense really, because those attack cards are much more worthwile, and drafting to block someone is much more relevant. Really love this game, and I got to win this time (pretty comfortably too). The thematic element is so strong, which is what really elevates those big eurogames (Agricola being the classic example) for me, even though I still like the themeless point salads like Trajan and Concordia too.