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Re: Board Games master thread
« Reply #20 on: January 28, 2021, 09:20:21 AM »
No. (What would you want expurgated? Evolution? References to reproduction? I could find out if they're in there in the first place.)
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Re: Board Games master thread
« Reply #21 on: January 28, 2021, 11:20:24 AM »
Here's a free pass-and-play version of the 2-player abstract game YINSH (no registration needed):
http://lanny.github.io/Yinch/
And here you can play against an AI (likewise) - https://david-peter.de/yinsh/

Instructions (I haven't watched this, but the rules are quite simple, so I doubt it's wrong;
anyway, both sites enforce the rules, so you won't be able to make illegal moves):
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Re: Board Games master thread
« Reply #22 on: January 28, 2021, 01:47:30 PM »
What would you want expurgated?
Gannets, Robins, and Nuthatches

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Re: Board Games master thread
« Reply #23 on: January 28, 2021, 05:21:55 PM »
And now we know which of us has probably seen less Monty Python.
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Re: Board Games master thread
« Reply #24 on: February 16, 2021, 04:54:35 PM »
Currently available for $0.00+shipping:
https://www.level99store.com/products/exceed-demo
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Re: Board Games master thread
« Reply #25 on: February 16, 2021, 08:52:16 PM »
Currently available for $0.00+shipping:
https://www.level99store.com/products/exceed-demo
And it ships from Lakewood NJ

As do all level 99 stuff

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Re: Board Games master thread
« Reply #26 on: February 17, 2021, 06:07:59 PM »
(How do you know that?)
This appears not to affect the shipping cost of that item for Lakewood residents.



That's from when
I backed their [Empyreal] Kickstarter
I didn't know until today that they used them for non-Kickstarter stuff as well.
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Re: Board Games master thread
« Reply #27 on: March 16, 2021, 12:33:24 PM »
https://www.ravensburger.us/products/games/family-games/the-quest-for-el-dorado-26754/index.html
Currently $20. Shipping is $3 to NJ (or, I assume, NY).

This is a deck-building game in which the players race to the end of the board. A deck-building game is one in which
each player has a personal deck of cards that they cycle through and can modify during the game. In this one, cards
must be spent to traverse various kinds of terrain on the map, but unspent cards are also how you pay for new cards.
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Re: Board Games master thread
« Reply #28 on: March 21, 2021, 12:34:34 PM »
Rock-paper-scissors variant (courtesy of Brendan Hansen of the Decision Space podcast):
You will need 3 tokens, representing rock, paper, and scissors, and a 2-space track for each token.
Place the tracks with one end toward each player and the tokens near them.
(You can also just have a dividing line and have the tokens off to one side at the start.)

Play rounds of rock-paper-scissors as normal. When a player wins a round, place the
token corresponding to the throw they used (R/P/S) on their side of its track. If it is
already on their side of its track, they have won the game.
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Re: Board Games master thread
« Reply #29 on: March 25, 2021, 06:58:35 PM »
Small card game for free - just pay 2 euros for shipping and wait 7-8 months:
https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/grammesedition/clash-of-deck-a-real-free-to-play-living-card-game
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Re: Board Games master thread
« Reply #30 on: April 05, 2021, 03:56:58 AM »
Played Slapsi Over YT. Solid game for kids, And even adults.

 Played as well The famous Ticket to Ride that @Dan has been raving about in every MS post.
  Not sure why the Europe version was recommended over the NY it any other version?
  Was a great game, but very different than Catan which I love.
   
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Re: Board Games master thread
« Reply #31 on: April 05, 2021, 08:40:22 AM »
Not sure why the Europe version was recommended over the NY it any other version?
Where was that recommendation?
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Re: Board Games master thread
« Reply #32 on: April 05, 2021, 09:55:46 AM »
Where was that recommendation?
I disagree with it
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Re: Board Games master thread
« Reply #33 on: April 05, 2021, 09:56:22 AM »
Got codenames. Definitely was worth the ~$20 kept the kids busy for a nice few hours. I was worried it would be too hard for the younger kids. It was slightly but they managed.

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Re: Board Games master thread
« Reply #34 on: April 05, 2021, 10:00:40 AM »
I disagree with it
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Was looking for such a recommendations source!
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Re: Board Games master thread
« Reply #35 on: April 05, 2021, 10:06:24 AM »
codenames is great

Also if anyone is looking for a game that works for little kids and is fun for adults too, try Ice Cool
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Re: Board Games master thread
« Reply #36 on: April 05, 2021, 01:04:33 PM »
Also if anyone is looking for a game that works for little kids and is fun for adults too, try Ice Cool

Ice Cool 2 is an improvement (something about better reward cards, IIRC - the essential gameplay is unchanged).

...Ticket to Ride...
 Not sure why the Europe version was recommended over [...] any other version?
Where was that recommendation?

Maybe it was just that the DDMS posts were for TtR Europe?
I can think of reasons to go with Europe over the original. (Possibly a better-balanced map as opposed to the
US map's west-heavy distribution of longer routes, stations preventing total blockage - though opinions may
vary as to whether that's good, full-size destination tickets, depots and warehouses in the expansion. By the
way, our preferred setup variant for Europe is leaving out the long tickets and instead dealing each player 6
normal tickets and having them keep at least 4. I don't know when the last time we played it was, though.)

(Oh, and Nordic Countries is better for 2-3 players, but it's only for 2-3 players.)
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Re: Board Games master thread
« Reply #37 on: April 07, 2021, 02:11:05 PM »
Has anyone here heard of the following Uno variant?

There is no scoring. Instead of a round ending when a hand is emptied, that player
draws 6 cards. The next time they empty their hand, they will draw 5 cards, etc., and
the game ends when a player empties their hand for the 7th time. That player wins.
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Re: Board Games master thread
« Reply #38 on: April 07, 2021, 02:12:19 PM »
Has anyone here heard of the following Uno variant?

There is no scoring. Instead of a round ending when a hand is emptied, that player
draws 6 cards. The next time they empty their hand, they will draw 5 cards, etc., and
the game ends when a player empties their hand for the 7th time. That player wins.
Yes, that is the Jewish version. That way you can play on shabbos too.
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Re: Board Games master thread
« Reply #39 on: April 07, 2021, 02:13:44 PM »
Yes, that is the Jewish version. That way you can play on shabbos too.
You mean that's not the original??
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