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This weekend's games:

 

Dominion

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Snappy Dressers

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Qwirkle

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Spot It Jr

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Spot It Alphabet

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Ice Cool

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Flick em Up

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Kanagawa

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Myth

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2 hours ago, Cyradis said:

Friend came over and we tried his new game - Above and Below.

 

I really enjoy this game and am somewhat sad I haven't gotten it to the table recently.  Red Raven's follow up game, Near and Far, is pretty good too but I prefer Above and Below.  

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57 minutes ago, Unit04 said:

 

I really enjoy this game and am somewhat sad I haven't gotten it to the table recently.  Red Raven's follow up game, Near and Far, is pretty good too but I prefer Above and Below.  

That is promising. I have Above and Below stink in shrink. 

 

Any luck on playing it with a five year old that loves King of Tokyo and My Little Scythe, but struggles with Sushi Go and Mice & Mystics?

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4 hours ago, Chrome said:

Yay Myth!  But, stop taunting me with your LE book! ::P:

You are tempting me to start flipping through and posting pics of some of the gorgeous pages within...

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On 11/13/2018 at 3:38 PM, Talae said:

That is promising. I have Above and Below stink in shrink. 

 

Any luck on playing it with a five year old that loves King of Tokyo and My Little Scythe, but struggles with Sushi Go and Mice & Mystics?

 

I'm told I ACT like a 5 yr old....

 

It may be a bit too heavy on planning where to put your resources and boring things like that, but there certainly are adventures they can go on.  

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Wednesday night game night we played some Azul.  That game can beat you down pretty bad.  One person had lost 14 points on a turn because they had to take a bunch of tiles they couldn't use.  We also played Salem, which is a social deduction game where some people are witches.  I generally don't like social deduction games, but it was one of the better ones I've played. Everyone has a unique special power and being a witch can spread to non-witches, changing the balance of play midway through.  

 

Saturday I played some Terraforming Mars with the Venus Next and alternate map expansions, with my new (via Kickstarter, of course) Component Collectors by Dog Might Games.  I won that game pretty handily, but no one else seemed interested in Terraforming Mars, they were stuck on building their engines and doing other fun things.  

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On 10/5/2018 at 10:24 AM, Unit04 said:

Wednesday I finally played Azul (which I got in the mail the day before), a well produced abstract game where you have to try and line up tiles to score points.  A fun game but one I need to play more to get better at.  

 

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We also played Spot It, which is a game where a round card with several different items on it (like a 4 leaf clover, a car, a heart, etc...) is put in the middle and you have to place your card on top, trying to match one symbol.  It seemed like a simple kids game so I was nonplussed to start, but at the end of our second game (where we had to place on opponents stacks) I was so into the game I jumped out of my chair when I won.  It was far more exciting then I anticipated.  

 I played Azul and Century: Golem Edition at a friend's house. CGE has better nift than Century: Silk Road but is otherwise the same game. I also recently tried the new Terraforming Mars Expansion and finally won! It gave everyone a boost in power and I was most able to take advantage of mine. I ended the game with 50 TR before counting points.

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3 great-nieces and nephew are heading in tomorrow, so i broke the Lego game Robo-champ! The kids love to play it with me!

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Parents are in town for Thanksgiving, so we're playing a bunch of Carcassonne. Yesterday we played our first game with the Big Top expansion, and after a trip today to an FLGS for Small Business Saturday, today we tried the Count, King and Bandit expansion.

 

This game included the Inns and Cathedrals, Mayor, Barn, and Phantom expansions (we pretty well never play without those), as well as the push-your-luck Sheep expansion.

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I really love the circus expansion. It provides some crazy point opportunities and a super focused flavor. Using both the Shepherd and the Phantom alongside the circus might inflate things a bit (this was probably my highest-scoring game ever, I won with 361 points against three other players), but it wasn't un-fun. 

The Count expansion, with the giant Central City on the board, allows for some interesting point stealing or sharing possibilities. It's a really interesting expansion with some cool point-grab options for people who pay attention. Depending on how cutthroat your group is, you'll either want to always mention the Count triggers, or else force your opponents to notice them. Pretty interesting, but not nearly as easy to grasp as the circus, and much more thematically abstract.

 

I also finally own a copy of Sushi Go Party, so tomorrow we'll play that!

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We played Ice Cool again today. It is a really high energy game for the kids. Not sure, but we might need to shelve it for a bit. It is up there with how they respond to playing Bomberman on the Wii.

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Got Mechs vs Minions to the table for the seventh mission! We won with only two mechs, but it was really close!

 

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On Thanksgiving I played some Kingdomino with my nephews (One is a junior in high school and one is...11?).  It went over fairly well.  I wanted to play some King of Tokyo with them but turkey dinner took precedence, and afterwards the teenager took a nap and the younger one started up his video games.  Ah well.  

 

On Black Friday, I invited my friend over with his 10 yr old son and we played Thunderstone Quest.  It was probably JUST outside of the 10 yr olds comprehension, he understood most concepts but deckbuilding was new to him so that was a bit confusing.  Also he can't shuffle and plays Magic.  Is it odd that I learned to shuffle really young?  And that I played poker with my brothers?  ANYWAY, back on track, the 10 yr old won so that was good.  And we played it because he (and his dad) are big D&D fans and that was the game he chose.  

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Played Evolution, by North Star Games last night.   "Timed" (you play until the draw deck is exhausted) victory point game where  you "design" dinosaurs and have to help them survive changes in climate and predators (the other dinos...).  Was simple, and I expect once we get the rules down, a game with 4 people would run about 90 minutes.  Some of the wording is a little confusing and we had a few disagreements where of the 4 of us, we had 3 interpretations for a mechanic, but in the end, we sorted things out and had a good time.  We're going in search of a FAQ or errata before we dive in again, just to make sure we can address questions easier.  Not a "play whenever possible" type game, but worth pulling out for a change in the roster on a semi-regular basis.  

 

Also, picked up Splendor as the family board game from Santa this year.  

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13 hours ago, Unit04 said:

Also he can't shuffle and plays Magic.  Is it odd that I learned to shuffle really young?  And that I played poker with my brothers?  ANYWAY, back on track, the 10 yr old won so that was good.  And we played it because he (and his dad) are big D&D fans and that was the game he chose.  

My eight year old daughter shuffles her sleeved Pokemon deck and has for over a year. She can't shuffle an unsleeved deck though. 

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