What are you playing this weekend? (Feb 8)

Posted by Jim {Power Gamer} | 8-Feb-13 | 45 comments

We really enjoyed last week’s game of Battlestar Galactica: The Board Game and hope to get some more time with it this weekend. Also on the table will be some Star Wars: The Card Game and Star Wars: X-Wing Miniatures Game… we’re big Star Wars fans, and we’re anxiously waiting for the next set of X-Wing expansions!

What are you playing this weekend?

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Run, Fight or Die fan
Paladin
The Gold Heart
MERCS fan

Magic, magic, magic and… magic.

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I play blue
Football Fan
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@Kaleb – Wallace designed a specific 3-player game: After the Flood. I haven’t gotten a chance to play this yet but it looks very solid. Samurai is of course good with 3. There are a handful of games that play 4 or 5 as well but seem to be really good with 3. Founding Fathers jumps to mind. Trajan scales well. I’d have to think on it some more. We don’t frequently have 3 at the table. But I am pushing for our group to dedicate one Monday night in March to highlight 3-player games.

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Movie Lover

@coltsfan76 I’m always curious what are the best 3-player games (games that are actually ideal with 3 people vs. any other number – so not including Agricola or Puerto Rico which one may prefer with 3 but are still great with 4 or 5). Only a few come to mind: The Road to Canterbury, The Queen’s Necklace, and maybe Samurai, Torres, & Ra, but the latter are still good with 4, just a bit more chaotic.

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I play yellow
USA
Went to Gen Con 2012
Smash Up: Pirate Faction Fan

Couples’ Game Night (featured 2P games) at NWIBGA’s weekly get-together!
Played: STAR WARS (Card Game), MEMOIR ’44, BACKGAMMON, RESISTANCE (x3, 10P), and ULTIMATE WEREWOLF (x4, 10P). We had a blast!

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Sentinels of the Multiverse fan
Detective

Could use a couple followers if it’s NP. :-)
Next weekend I will be playing Pathfinder and Savage Worlds.

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Petroglyph
Freshman
I Love Playin' Games

Finally completed a full game of Battlestar Galactica (5-player), the Toasters easily taking the win. We subsequently played a second game with the Exodus expansion … a Toaster victory again, do they really need the push?

Finished a first game of Eclipse (4-player) using the new Rise of the Ancients expansion. The improved Alien ship designs (Alien Dreadnaughts over the GCDS and Alien Cruisers with variable and random upgrade designs) were a very welcome addition, and the alien homeworlds added a great risk/reward element to game. We used the Variable Play Direction variant which I thought added value to the second player to pass, and new Developments and Rare Technologies added weight to the economy aspect of the game … but not enough to prevent the threat of Plasma Missiles, yet surprisingly the non-PM alliance won over the PM-alliance. Thanks, monoliths.

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Sentinels of the Multiverse fan
Detective

Played Cthulhu Flux and Sentinels of the Multiverse.

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Knight-errant
Tomahawk

@granny it was for sure amazing. We are taking it over to our game night friends today for them to try it out. I showed my son the teaser trailer for Forbidden Desert and he got really excited. Thanks again!

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Saturday game day fell through but our annual 2-player Valentine Day Game night went well. I always bring some three player games for that awkward third wheel. Played Mystery Rummy: Al Capone, The Road to Canterbury and Queen’s Gambit.

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Brazil

We are rolling with Seasons, Ecplipse, and Tide of Iron. All three have been pretty darn good. Now I am just waiting for my copy of mice and mystics to arrive :)

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I play yellow
Arrowhead

GF got me Mice and Mystics for V-day, but we’re doing a road trip this weekend. Will definitely start playing on my game night though!

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@huck1eberry Excellent! Forbidden Island is one of my family’s favorites as well. We can’t wait for Forbidden Desert to come out (adds some new mechanics). So, that gives us all something to look forward to. Pandemic is also being updated with new art, components, and an expansion. If you love good cooperative games, this is going to be a great year.

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