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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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Re: Board Games master thread
« Reply #40 on: April 07, 2021, 02:17:00 PM »
You mean that's not the original??
I didn't know that either until I bought a new one and tried reading the directions :o
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Re: Board Games master thread
« Reply #41 on: April 07, 2021, 02:48:46 PM »
I didn't know that either until I bought a new one and tried reading the directions :o
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to be fair, there a lot of games that come with extra rules and scoresheets and things that I usually skip. Codenames Duet for example.
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Re: Board Games master thread
« Reply #42 on: April 07, 2021, 02:53:23 PM »
I didn't know that either until I bought a new one and tried reading the directions :o
and turns out we were playing Jewno the whole time :)
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Re: Board Games master thread
« Reply #43 on: April 07, 2021, 03:44:01 PM »
and turns out we were playing Jewno the whole time :)
I find it fascinating that Jews in so many different communities play the same variation!

ETA: It was probably just invented on the Lower East Side and spread from there.
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Re: Board Games master thread
« Reply #44 on: April 07, 2021, 04:24:13 PM »
...extra rules and scoresheets and things that I usually skip. Codenames Duet...

I assume you mean the campaign stuff?