What are you playing this weekend? (May 5)

Posted by Jim {Power Gamer} | 5-May-17 | 13 comments

We’re just one (maybe two) games away from finishing up our epic saga in Pandemic Legacy: Season 1! We’ll also be finishing up our review of Draconis Invasion.

What are you playing this weekend?

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Mask of Agamemnon
Paladin
The Gold Heart
Cooperative Game Explorer

Nothing… ¬¬

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Tasty Minstrel Games Fan
AEG fan
Mage Wars fan

Thanks @Stargazer1. I have been enjoying EH for quite a while now and was wondering if it would be worth it to give AH a chance. Sounds like it will be worth it despite the nasty rumors. (I love the rich theme enough to handle a slow set up/ reading a thick rule book. Glad to hear of another gamer who enjoys both!

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Grand Master Grader
Movie Lover
Book Lover
I play blue

This weekend I played card games including Archaelogoy, Coloretto, and Biblios.

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USA
I play blue
El Dorado
Paladin

@Chereaux: Ahhhh, the age old question Arkham Horror or Eldritch Horror? I have a host of Eldritch Horror plays under my belt, several including a few expansions. I prefer Arkham Horror over Eldritch Horror. However, I do like some things in EH. I like how each Big Baddie has a tailored Mythos deck. I also like the fact that the clues are much more tailored to the theme. Unfortunately the ‘kill all’ Mythos cards can be real frustrating. You’ll be playing along for about 2 hours when suddenly a Mythos card which deals massive stamina or sanity damage is drawn, killing all investigators. Oh well, game over. I also don’t like how items are acquired in EH. It’s relatively easy to obtain items for little effort.

EH was sold as a streamlined AH which plays quicker. It doesn’t meet that expectation. EH is streamlined to a degree but game length is the same. It’s funny because even though it’s only a bit more streamlined, I feel as though play loses quite a lot. EH just feels much more mechanical to me. I love the detail in AH, the theme really shines through. The expansions for AH add much more to the game in flavor, new mechanics and more stuff in general. I’ve always felt as though the AH rules got a undeserving bad rap. I almost didn’t purchase AH because of the rules rumors (for you Mythos fans, see what I did there!), but glad I did. Arkham Horror is still one of my favorites after all these years and just a fun game, win or lose.

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Tasty Minstrel Games Fan
AEG fan
Mage Wars fan

@Stargazer1 do you play Eldritch Horror as well? If so, which do you prefer and why?

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Australia

Played Lotus, Harbour and Starving Artists. First time playing Lotus and Starving Artists, both of which were great games.

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USA
I play blue
El Dorado
Paladin

Played an epic game of Arkham Horror w/4 expansions on Friday. GOO just managed to beat us in a marathon knock ’em out, bitter fight. This current game set-up has been kicking our butts.

Fire & Axe, Dungeon Lords, & Kingsport Festival on Saturday.

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Novice Reviewer
I Own a Game!
Explorer - Level 3

Vast: The Crystal Caverns

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Finland
Advanced Reviewer
Strategist

Roll for the Galaxy, 7 Wonders, Cards against Humanity and Game of Thrones trivia game

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Canada
I'm a Real Person
Treasure Map

Only got a couple of plays of Carcassonne in.

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Sentinels of the Multiverse fan
Soccer Fan
Football Fan
Movie Lover

Legend of Drizzt

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Sentinels of the Multiverse fan
Greater Than Games fan
El Dorado

Not strictly gaming, but DASH9 was this weekend. It’s an all-day puzzle hunt done on the same day in about a dozen cities around the world and it was super fun. For anyone who likes puzzles, check out playdash.org.

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I Am What I Am
Comic Book Fan
Basketball Fan
Pet Lover

Played Zombicide: Black Plague tonight. Looks like that’ll be it for the weekend *cry*

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