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Anyone played much 7th Continent?

 

Had a go yesterday and while I really liked it - it seemed really punishing.

We could not find the second cog anywhere (I think we missed something in rules on a "may" change card number and made it mandatory) and failed to get off 2nd Island and back to start.

Seemed odd that your personal "deck" has so many interesting cards you can't use until you level up.


Still really liked the idea and looking forward to trying again

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I really enjoyed/enjoy my time with 7th Continent.  There's definitely a moment when it clicks that this isn't just the choose-own-adventure game it looks like, but rather is a very tight card optimization game, where deck management about to avoid starving is the key.  Really good.

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On 01/10/2019 at 08:31, jonnyalpha said:

What's the Alice in Wonderland card game in those images from Tabletop?

 

Disney baddies face off to achieve evil goals in their specific realms., while screwing each other over wherever possible.

 

https://www.boardgamequest.com/villainous-review/

 

it’s beautifully designed and pretty addictive and a couple of expansions with new villains have been released too. Thinking of getting it for my niece this Christmas.

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So in my search for ever heavier board games that I'll struggle to learn and teach (since I'm now comfy explaining Arkwright to a group) I picked up a copy of John Company, Cole Wehrle's exploration of the running of the East India Company where up to 6 players have to co-operate just enough to keep the company running but try and skim enough profit to hopefully retire with a position of status (the only way you really score points). I'm already struggling with the rulebook a bit and the rules video I watched isn't the easiest to get my head round either. I'm gonna have to take over the kitchen table tonight and setup for a 4 player game with me in every position to get the feel for this one.

 I really should just go back to playing simpler games :)

 

Anyone else played this one and have any helpful tips for teaching it?

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11 hours ago, spork said:

Any recommendations for noob friendly board games that can be played with just 2 people? 

 

Ideally something that can be picked up quickly but is more interesting Monopoly etc.

 

 

 

Other games of varying difficulty but mainly are accessible:

 

Trambahn

https://boardgamegeek.com/boardgame/175293/trambahn

 

Agricola All Creatures Big And Small

https://boardgamegeek.com/boardgame/119890/agricola-all-creatures-big-and-small

 

Patchwork

https://boardgamegeek.com/boardgame/163412/patchwork/credits

 

7 Wonders Duel

https://boardgamegeek.com/boardgame/173346/7-wonders-duel

 

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On 02/11/2019 at 18:22, Mortis said:

I couldn’t resist a copy in hand at John Lewis today for £24 - was only nipping in  to say hi to a couple of fellow Asmodee demo team members as well. 

 

what?  Good board games in JL with demo folks?  Tell me more..

 

My amazon order was delayed - suspect it's scalpers trying to get more for it before Christmas.  I went to Zatu instead.  

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We've played quite a bit of Everdell since last Christmas, got the Pearlbrook expansion earlier this year and then got on the new kickstarter for the next two expansions and the wooden tree. It's a favourite of my partner, possibly because she always wins but also because it's very pretty, worker placement, engine and tableau building which ticks lots of our boxes.

 

We just got some little bowls made for it after seeing a guy selling 3d printed game trays on Facebook. I messaged him about printing us something specific for Everdell and he was great and made us the size and colour that we wanted. His main product is some nifty stacking trays for game components but he was so good in printing us a special request that I thought I'd post his details here. I've also posted a pic of the bowls set up on the board. One of his stacking trays is to the right with the coins in.

 

https://www.slithytovedesign.co.uk/

 

 

 

 

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I posted in the Newcastle meet thread but thought I should put this here as well:

 

So, many years ago I held a couple of boardgame/videogame meets at my house. A good number of people came, many games were played and fun was had. My boardgame collection has increased stupidly since then and I was wondering if there would be interest in another game day sometime in the early part of next year? I'm currently in a fairly big place with lots of room but that is likely to change in the springtime next year. 

 

Would anyone be interested in a day of boardgaming on a weekend early next year? Or possibly a weekend of gaming, depending on numbers and interest.

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If we try and pin down a few possible dates to see who could come. I'll pm a few others from the last meets to see if they'd be interested. I'm thinking a weekend around the end of Jan/beginning of Feb. What are the preferences for Saturday or Sunday? Any interest in a full weekend?

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Trying to get it printed is proving difficult. I either have to hand make the sets, or pay for a 500 pack print run. I got quoted $400AUD last week to print one complete set. 

 

It's frustrating because I think I have a few people interested in it. However, aside from the cost, I'm unsure about the legality of selling it. It's not my idea, I just created the card content, name and added extra bonus cards that do things like force people to change cards, miss a go etc. I'm pretty sure that's not different enough from CAH to allow me to sell it. 

 

It costs around $30AUD to get the sheets printed, and then they need to be cut. Because of so many cuts required, it's not economical to have the company cut them. Cutting them myself is ok but it takes a long time and after the first hundred I noticed the (brand new) cutter I was using started to cause the edges to fray. I've looked into using a business card company, buying blank cards and even considered a playing card printing machine (blimey those aren't cheap). Hopefully I'll get some good news from one of the printers I've enquired with, in the coming weeks. 

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