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Re: Board Games master thread
« Reply #100 on: April 16, 2024, 08:47:24 AM »
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Re: Board Games master thread
« Reply #101 on: May 13, 2024, 04:01:26 PM »
I watched this thread's views after my last post here, and they increased more than I had expected. So, readers,
when you're checking out a new post here, what is it you think you might find that would be of interest to you?
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Re: Board Games master thread
« Reply #102 on: May 13, 2024, 07:00:43 PM »
I personally am not that interested in board games. I just check it out of curiosity.

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Re: Board Games master thread
« Reply #103 on: May 14, 2024, 03:43:41 AM »
I used to play board games regularly. I check to see if anything here that I can play with my kids that my wife would approve of (which is just about non-existent).
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Re: Board Games master thread
« Reply #104 on: May 14, 2024, 09:32:17 AM »
I used to play board games regularly. I check to see if anything here that I can play with my kids that my wife would approve of (which is just about non-existent).
Try Rummycub. It's quick, strategic, and fun.
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« Reply #105 on: May 14, 2024, 11:01:43 AM »
Try Rummycub. It's quick, strategic, and fun.
Thanks. We do.
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Re: Board Games master thread
« Reply #106 on: May 14, 2024, 01:20:57 PM »
What sort of thing might you be looking for and what does your wife require it not to have?
(You seem to imply a disparity between your own standards of acceptability and hers...?)

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Re: Board Games master thread
« Reply #107 on: May 15, 2024, 03:22:41 AM »
What sort of thing might you be looking for and what does your wife require it not to have?
(You seem to imply a disparity between your own standards of acceptability and hers...?)
Sure there is. I grew up in a house where it was fine to play whatever provided tznius and language were not a problem. In contrast, if my wife feels that it is goyish, she doesn't like it. Even if she tolerates it, I try not to (deliberately) mess with her feelings.
What's left? Stratego without faces, chess/checkers, Rummycub, Uno, Perpetual Commotion, Bananagrams ... you get the idea, not much. Plus the Jewish brand games (knockoff or no).
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Re: Board Games master thread
« Reply #108 on: May 15, 2024, 10:56:22 PM »
"Stratego without faces" - Do you mean to say that anything with a drawing
of a non-Jewish person is goyish in her eyes? That seems a little extreme.

But while that eliminates a lot of games, in the modern day, there are far
more than a lot of games around; there's actually a flood of games.

Someone wants to use this computer now, but I should be back tomorrow.
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Re: Board Games master thread
« Reply #109 on: May 16, 2024, 04:32:01 AM »
"Stratego without faces" - Do you mean to say that anything with a drawing
of a non-Jewish person is goyish in her eyes? That seems a little extreme.
You can't argue with feelings. This isn't something I care strongly enough about to push.
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Re: Board Games master thread
« Reply #110 on: May 16, 2024, 07:50:15 PM »
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Re: Board Games master thread
« Reply #111 on: May 17, 2024, 10:30:20 AM »
Dorfromantik: The Board Game is on sale at MiniatureMarket for $24 (I don't know what it is normally). (Shipping is $7 or free at $99+.)
(The title translates as something like "idealised village.")

It's a tile-laying game played as a series of games in which you can unlock new elements by meeting goals
(e.g. "Score X points from such-and-such") and by earning general progress along a chart, which depends
on your score in each game. Those new elements typically enable higher scoring, and so on and so forth.

A few things to note:
1. It is not Shabbos/Y"T-friendly. You don't write as part of playing the game, but
scoring is typically done using a sheet and progress is tracked by marking spaces.

2. It is not played against the other players but as a single team (or by yourself). Additionally, there is no winning
or losing - you just try to score as many points as possible (some players consider a game successful if their score
is higher than in their last game, although the rulebook makes no such suggestion). This model is more typical of
video games, such as Tetris, than board games; this is in fact based on one, hence the "The Board Game" in the title.

Image (from the end of my 4th play - the little icons mark tiles that are placed
with "task" tiles on them, removed as you complete the tasks during the game):


They also have the The Great Mill mini-expansion for $4, which comes with a plastic windmill. I don't know if an extra
way to score points throws off the campaign's balance (or rather pacing, since balance isn't really a consideration here).
Anyway, what you see there is a decent indication of what game elements are like (no plastic miniatures like that, though).

They also have Pandemic: Hot Zone - Europe for $2. This is a shorter
version of Pandemic. Some people are decidedly unimpressed by it.
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Re: Board Games master thread
« Reply #112 on: May 17, 2024, 11:34:15 AM »
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