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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
:D
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?
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Re: Board Games master thread
« Reply #45 on: April 07, 2021, 08:28:07 PM »
Did anyone ever see this variation of UNO?

UNO Non-Partisan ($9.80)

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Re: Board Games master thread
« Reply #47 on: April 21, 2021, 11:15:20 AM »
Symple (An abstract strategy game for 2 players)

Notes:
Adjacency in this game is orthogonal (not diagonal).
Term definition: "Chain" - A number of pieces of the same color which are adjacent to each other.

Each player has a set of pieces to use, one set black and one white.
The game is played on a square board which starts empty.
The game ends when the board is full. Each player's score is the number of their pieces on
the board minus X points for each chain of their color. The player with the higher score wins.
Before starting the game, the players must agree on a value for X.
Suggestions: 9 x 9 board: X = 4 / 13 x 13 board: X = 6 / 19 x 19 board: X = 10
(Note that on a board with an odd number of squares, an even X value prevents ties.)

White goes first.
On their turn, a player must take one of the following two actions:
"Plant" - Place one of their pieces on an empty space not adjacent to any of
their own pieces (in other words, they create a new chain for themselves).

"Grow" - Add one piece to each of their own chains, if possible (that is, for each chain,
place a piece on an empty space adjacent to at least one piece in that chain).
Note: If growing chain A causes it to join with chain B, chain B does not grow (so if it is
desired that chain B grow, simply grow chain B before growing chain A and joining them).

Exception to the Grow-or-Plant rule:
As long as neither player has Grown yet, Black may first Grow and then Plant in a single turn.

(Note that a grid-board can be used as if it were a size larger than
it actually is by playing on its intersections rather than its squares.)

If you like this sort of thing, you might enjoy this article:
https://www.abstractgames.org/symple.html
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Re: Board Games master thread
« Reply #48 on: April 29, 2021, 01:13:36 PM »
5 hours left on the trains Kickstarter (2 posts up).

(And about 30 minutes left on this - https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/level99games/empyreal-far-corners,
which has an option for 360 trains (45 x 8 types) for $39.)
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Re: Board Games master thread
« Reply #49 on: May 03, 2021, 05:54:46 AM »
"A general thing in trading games is to try to trade as much as possible, and it doesn't
matter if your individual trade is a "loss" for you if overall you come out ahead.
Example, in a four player game if you trade 2:1 with everyone else, you have gained
3 of items you need, while others have only gained 2 things that they need."
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Re: Board Games master thread
« Reply #50 on: May 03, 2021, 06:45:54 AM »
The Brooklyn Public Library has games available for borrowing at the Central and
Crown Heights branches: https://www.bklynlibrary.org/board-game-library
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Re: Board Games master thread
« Reply #51 on: June 01, 2021, 10:33:01 AM »
("Scattergories Categories" is currently on sale on Amazon.)
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Re: Board Games master thread
« Reply #52 on: June 14, 2021, 08:03:15 AM »
The price of board games may rise in the near future, what with the price increases
of lumber (and therefore paper and cardboard?) and commercial shipping from China.
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Re: Board Games master thread
« Reply #53 on: June 15, 2021, 04:42:52 PM »
I've saved the ruleset and might look at it one of these days. I'd probably have a better
experience with Regicide, another standard-deck game which I'm in the same position with.

I've learned Regicide. Check it out, if only to be surprised at what you can do with a 54-card deck:
badgersfrommars.com/assets/RegicideRulesA4.pdf

Watchable version (rules for solo play are in the video's description):


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Re: Board Games master thread
« Reply #54 on: July 07, 2021, 10:30:01 PM »
Feelings don't care about your facts

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Re: Board Games master thread
« Reply #55 on: July 13, 2021, 09:22:49 AM »

alt-text: Listen, you need to get over your reluctance to permanently alter a game. Now roll 2d6 to determine how many ounces of soda to spill into the box.
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Re: Board Games master thread
« Reply #56 on: July 13, 2021, 01:13:20 PM »
Context:
"Legacy games" are games whose rules and components change over time based on the outcomes of played games and/or choices
made by the players. This can include physical changes to the game such as marking or stickering cards or boards, destroying
cards, and opening sealed packages for new components. Legacy games are therefore campaigns that can only be played once
(though some remain playable in their post-campaign state). The genre was created by Rob Daviau with RISK Legacy in 2011.
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Re: Board Games master thread
« Reply #57 on: August 03, 2021, 04:27:45 PM »
This website sells "accessibility kits" that make various board games playable by blind people:
https://64ozgames.com/
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Re: Board Games master thread
« Reply #58 on: November 24, 2021, 07:50:12 AM »
Quote from: DDMS
Poetry for Neanderthals: $9.99

It's like Taboo, but instead of individual word-sets, all words longer than one syllable are forbidden.
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Re: Board Games master thread
« Reply #59 on: November 24, 2021, 08:54:34 PM »
Really good price on this here (I don't know about shipping).
Cooperative real-time dexterity game, might work best with the free timer app. Each side of the board can
be raised or lowered and there's a slide-y dude that you need to get from point A to point B without falling
into holes or knocking down dynamite, perhaps pushing some bad guys into holes along the way, etc.
https://www.zulily.com/p/slide-quest-board-game-5675-97025265.html?pos=97025265&bid=162&ref=brand

The price isn't major on this one, but it's unique. You each start with a piece of paper which you have to
tear a piece off of in each round, and your piece must be able to cover the items on that round's cards
or you'll have to tear off another piece to try again. Last person not knocked out by total failure wins.
https://www.zulily.com/p/rip-off-board-game-5675-97025269.html?pos=97025269&bid=162&ref=brand
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