What are you playing this weekend? (Nov 6)

Posted by Account Deletion {Family Gamer} | 6-Nov-15 | 31 comments

We’re ready to put away the horror-themed games for a while and planning to play a few of our recent favorites: Clockwork Wars and Blood Rage.

What are you playing this weekend?

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Guardian Angel
Baron / Baroness
USA
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I played Castle Panic, Chrononauts, and Guns’n’Ca$h.

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Knight-errant
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@CaptMench Thanks for the advice. She certainly does not want me pointing out things during play and she has started to see in other games when I start to take the foot off the gas. I may try walking through my turn outloud which I do somewhat already.

Many games like this there are important chains of “production” for lack of a better turn and unwritten phases the games go through. Being older, helps you do the figgerin’ and having played more games allows it to come more naturally. Part of it is, we just need to keep playing all sorts of games. She’ll develop it with suggestions like yours. We’ll keep at it.

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I'm a Gamin' Fiend!
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Sophomore

Playing Catan Explorers & Pirates Expansion. First time we are making through all 5 scenarios that teach the expansion rules and having a good time.

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@Tyjenks… Only for what it is worth to you and your daughter. My 10yo is in the same boat. I have no problems losing a game to him because I helped him (not your point, I know). If I see that he is having problems making decisions I often walk through them with him, explaining what I might do if he does this or if he does that and how this might be the best move now but maybe not for two moves from now when I get in position and schwack him. I’ll also go through my strategy out loud, but not in a way where he thinks I’m doing it on purpose etc. We played Star Realms and Duke like this for many games until he finally started beating me on his own.

Last night he, his older brother and I played thru Shakespeare with minimal help even though that really is a complicated game… We all tied in victory points, but I had more money!

At her age she might catch on sooner. Nothing wrong with a game or two helping them beat yourself.

Again, not trying to pry… Just what I see in my own kids. -m

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Slow weekend: Roll through the Galaxy; Blind Hen; Tricked Out Hero. Played each one a couple of times and my wife creamed everyone every game.

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I play blue

I played Pandemic, Dungeon, and Pandemic; The Cure.

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Knight-errant
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More Imperial Settlers with my 14 year old daughter. She continues to be frustrated as I have beaten her all three times we have played and it has not been very close. I am stuck between wanting to help, and I do give her some suggestions once the game is over, and just letting her learn. It is a difficult balance because she may just stop wanting to play, but she definitely would prefer to beat me based on her own skills. I still love the game and the many choices it provides.

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El Dorado

Had a good variety on Saturday: Spirit Island, Between Two Cities, Mysterium, Alhambra, Dead of Winter, Sentinels of the Multiverse, and one or two others that I’m not remembering right now. It was a busy day.

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Canada
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My gaming group and I finally had a chance to start our Pandemic Legacy campaign. It seems like it’s going to be a great experience. I also got to play Last Will, Roll Through the Ages, Defenders of the Realm, Istanbul and Thunderstone Advance. All in all, a great gaming weekend for me!

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Junior

This is what I played this weekend:

Absolutely nothing, not even LotR:LCG. Next weekend however, shall have lots of gaming as there is a 4 day local con comming up.

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El Dorado
Guardian Angel

@cody.raak: The Werewolves of Miller’s Hollow is great for a ton of people. Any reason why the group didn’t split into 2 groups of 5 players?

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Canada
El Dorado
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Learned Flick Em up + 1 game
Champions of Midgard
Francis Drake 2 players and 3 players
Death Angels solo
Steampunk Rally

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Rosetta Stone

Finally had a crack at Pandemic Legacy. Things seem fine…so far…

@cody.raak If you’re still looking to go down the Apples to Apple route, I’ve heard good things about Funemployed. Otherwise, Ca$h ‘n Guns is our go to for larger groups.

Looking forward to a potential 10 player massacre with Flick ’em Up!

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Rounded out the weekend with some more Cauldron, a game of Terra Mystica and a family match of Dixit.

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Gave My First Grade

Played Cards Against Humanity with some friends last night, but that did not satisfy my husband’s itch for some strategy. May be playing Mice and Mystics with our kiddos today (8 & 6), though would love some suggestions for other games.

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Norway
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Bought Ticket to Ride: Europe to my son. My mother came this weekend so we played a good long 3-player game. Everyone was enjoying it.

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I'm a Real Person
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I play yellow
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@cody.raak telestrations is good for 12 people and is a ton of fun. Mascarade is good for a lot of people although it gets pretty crazy and chaotic.

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Saturday night and got in some Red Dragon Inn, Ticket to Ride and Diamonds.
Sunday afternoon gaming: The Cure, Patchwork, Smash-up, Catacombs, and Eight Minute Kingdoms Legend.

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We had a large group over last night, 10 of us, but most of our games max out at 6-7 players. We played a “Newlywed”-style game, called “Spouse-ology,” and then we did teams for Sushi Go.

Any suggestions for large group/party games that aren’t Apples to Apples?

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Wrath of Ashardalon
D&D Attack Wing

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