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20 hours ago, frumious said:

I've pre-ordered Welcome To...*, I think that may be my first non-Kickstarter board pre-order!  Something excited me about the whole Roll (Flip) and Write concept, not got anything like that in my extensive collection.  I might get Ganz Schön Clever (disappointing attempt to pronounce that on the SUSD review) too, I think actual dice might enhance the experience, and I love the Germans.

 

 

 

* I can't believe it's actually called that, it sounds bizarre when you say it, and the box says "Welcome to your perfect home", which is a much better name.

 

Yep, I've taken the bait on this one too, particularly because it scales infinitely (when you have free colour photocopying at work) which will make it perfect for my games club at school (I run it, I'm not a schoolkid!).

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On 17/08/2018 at 22:20, Tourist said:

So a few weeks (months?) I saw a really interesting looking game called Fumie no tame ni at a nearby yodobashi camera. But I was with my wife so obviously couldn't buy it. I figured I'd go back on the sly and pick it up. When I looked it up it seems it's by the guy who did love letters.

 

When I got back from my last business trip I went to a different yodobashi but they didn't have it. Today I tried the original yodobashi and they also didn't have it.

 

:(

 

Ordered this after drinking a bottle of wine at the weekend and it arrived today (thankfully via regular mail to my letterbox so my wife didn't discover it, yippee!).

 

Reading through the rules it seems really interesting: based on Kimi no na wa (your name) it's a cooperative card game where you go back in time to try to prevent the death of Fumie.

 

There's an interview in English here with some info:

http://fleshtoplush.blogspot.com/2018/06/seiji-kanai-and-yosuke-shiokawa-talk.html?m=1

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I've preordered Welcome to... as well, along with SteamRollers. We're on a bit of a Roll and Write kick at the moment, and are playing a lot of the dice versions of VivaJava and Castles of Burgundy, as well as Kokoro and Octodice. And there's a Print and Play called Welcome to DinoWorld, which is pretty good as-is, but is going to have an upgraded version going to Kickstarter soon.

 

On 13/09/2018 at 11:30, keptbybees said:

Has anyone played Dale of Merchants before? I’ve been looking for a light-ish drafting game to try with my girlfriend and this looks like it might hit the spot from the reviews I’ve seen but always good to get further feedback from people who have played it.

 

Yes, it's a nice, light deckbuilder, with some cool ideas and differentiation between the species, that makes each game feel different. Having said that, we don't tend to play it that often, and I'm not really sure why. I think it came out at the point when we'd been playing a lot of Legendary and so were maybe burned out on deck builders? There's certainly nothing I can think of that I didn't like, just maybe nothing really new. So, if it's the only game you've got in that style, you should enjoy it.

 

Are you thinking backing the Kickstarter for the new version?

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On 13/09/2018 at 18:20, Tourist said:

(I have translated the rules for Fumie no tame ni in case anybody wants to see them - PM me if so!)

 

I tried playing this at the weekend. I managed to persuade my wife that she should play it with me because our daughter wanted to play it. We lasted until the first turn at which point my wife decided it was all too complicated and she wanted to watch TV instead so I went and played Magic with my daughter instead. She didn't really understand how to play but got SUPER excited every time she drew a swamp, which almost made up for the disappointment of not playing Fumie no tame ni...

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After the recent SU&SD review of the upcoming Welcome To... I’ve had an urge to try out a roll and write game for the first time, and so I’ve got a copy of Qwixx arriving today. Although relatively simple, and possibly overly random, I’m really looking forward to trying it out later. Am I heading down a bit of a rabbit hole I wonder?

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On 22/09/2018 at 13:09, Padster said:

Anyone on here heading to Tabletop Gaming Live next weekend? I won't be, but I'm curious for future reference whether it comes close to the UKGE in terms of scale or quality.

 

Just came back - went one day. i didnt go to any talks so cannot compare - but its smaller (about 1/3 the size) but there is a lot more space with less people and can move. A big room for open gaming (closes the same time as the show unfortunately). Was just a smaller event - which is nice in some ways as easy to move/see stuff.

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4 hours ago, Stejay said:

After the recent SU&SD review of the upcoming Welcome To... I’ve had an urge to try out a roll and write game for the first time, and so I’ve got a copy of Qwixx arriving today. Although relatively simple, and possibly overly random, I’m really looking forward to trying it out later. Am I heading down a bit of a rabbit hole I wonder?

 

There's a lot of really good roll and writes out at the moment. We've been playing The Castles of Burgundy, Kokoro (which is card, rather than dice-based) and Octodice; as well as the ipad versions of Qwixx, Ganz Schon Clever and Noch mal. And we've ordered Welcome to... and Steamrollers.

 

We may have a problem. :)

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2 minutes ago, Mortis said:

Also worth a look out for Railroad Ink (both varients) which also look like they could be interesting R&W games.

 

Yes, that one's supposed to be good. Looked like it might feel a bit too similar to Kokoro for us though. And they way they've released the variants bugged me.

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1 hour ago, Lochenvar said:

 

There's a lot of really good roll and writes out at the moment. We've been playing The Castles of Burgundy, Kokoro (which is card, rather than dice-based) and Octodice; as well as the ipad versions of Qwixx, Ganz Schon Clever and Noch mal. And we've ordered Welcome to... and Steamrollers.

 

We may have a problem. :)

 

Castles of Burgundy is decent then? Is it some way comparable to the full board game? I asked for the board game for Christmas about three years ago, and still haven’t gotten around to playing it. I really wanted it, but then it seemed just too much of a faff with all the bland and too similar looking pieces, but if there is a decent roll and write variant, I’m in.

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15 minutes ago, Stejay said:

 

Castles of Burgundy is decent then? Is it some way comparable to the full board game? I asked for the board game for Christmas about three years ago, and still haven’t gotten around to playing it. I really wanted it, but then it seemed just too much of a faff with all the bland and too similar looking pieces, but if there is a decent roll and write variant, I’m in.

 

I've never played the original, so I can't compare the two. I found this thread on BBG, where people give two different answers as to which is best. :D

https://boardgamegeek.com/thread/2064328/original-or-dice-version

 

It's a very puzzle-like roll and write, in that the decisions you make have a lot of knock-on effects. There's almost no player interaction though, in case that's important. But there's also no down time, as one person rolls the dice and everyone uses them at the same time.

 

It comes with four different map layouts, so we tend to play at least a couple of games at a time, switching maps between games. I laminated the maps, which is good as, even though they supply a load, we'd have gone through a lot of them by now. :)

 

Rahdo did a run-through of it, if you'd like to see it played:

 

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Just had our first couple of games of Qwixx and we quite enjoyed it. It isn’t something I’d play more of a couple of games of, but I do like the roll and write mechanics. I think that coupled with a decent theme like Castles of Burgundy as @Lochenvar suggested, I could really get behind this style of game.

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  • 2 weeks later...

Reading the rules for Pandemic Legacy for the weekend.

 

All this talk of tearing up cards, or putting stickers/writing on the board...it's giving me stress. That's not how you treat board games!

 

Maybe this wasn't for me...

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