What are you playing this weekend? (Mar 6)

Posted by Jim {Power Gamer} | 6-Mar-15 | 34 comments

This weekend we’re going to play some more Dead Man’s Draw since I recently taught it to my wife and friends and they really enjoyed it.

I have a few “hope I play” games:
Lords of Xidit by Asmodee
Imperial Settlers by Portal Games
Krosmaster: Arena by Japanime Games
Dice Masters by WizKids

What are you playing this weekend?

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Greater Than Games fan
Sentinels of the Multiverse fan

Our gaming group brought Heroscape out from the darkness where it once slept. We have a table Set up in our shop at work (yeah, we are playing it at work) and have been playing every lunch hour. So not really playing it over the weekends but it’s pretty exciting to be playing this every lunch hour!!

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USA
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Petroglyph
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@Paladin I think you are correct on the play count. When we played with 4 players, we beat the game, but it trounced us at 6. The most likely reason for this is the cards are run through much more quickly with more players (even with different card totals) due to more cards getting burned due to more penalties, etc. It is MUCH more likely that someone doesn’t get a villager defended as well. You could lose in the first round on a 6-7 player game. IMO This game is balanced towards a larger group…which is good/bad. It’s good, because there is always room for another game that can support up to seven, but bad, because it probably shouldn’t suggest using less than 5 or 6. The number of cards should be less for fewer players. (BTW If you accidentally included bosses in your first game…this actually makes it easier. The game gets harder with less cards. I’d play with the card count before you give up on it. It is a clever mechanism.)

@HaiKulture Yep, not sure what they were thinking…but this game is worth checking out. We had a great time with it. Super Motherload taps into the giddy kid playing Atari and NES every day after school.

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Guardian Angel
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I didn’t get a chance to play anything this weekend, but I was able to get shelving set up and now all of my games have a home and not just sitting around on the floor. Felt really good to have this happen this weekend.

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Canada
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Plaid Hat Games fan
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@Paladin Congrats on a Sentinels Secondary! Most impressive! I hope it still netted you some sort of neato prize. What is a tournament like? Is it just randomly assigned skirmishes with a few house rules? Sorry I never got a chance to hobble by and wave – it was an extremely tight Saturday thanks to the best laid trains of ice and men. 🙁

@Granny I have to agree with you on the front art of Super Motherload. I’m not not one to ignore a game based on packaging, but I completely wrote the game off when seeing it at my FLGS because of it. Now that I know there is a decent game inside and not an 80’s remanent that belonged in a baggie I’ll give it a peek. I guess they were going for the side of an arcade console with that front cover, but not knowing the intent, it was kind of a fail.

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Grand Master Grader
Movie Lover
Book Lover
I play blue

After two plays on Friday evening, I concluded that Forbidden Desert is tough. We lost both games, and one of them was lost in the fourth or fifth turn. Maintaining players’ water supply is most challenging.

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Canada
I play yellow
Stone of the Sun

Got in two nights of gaming including a few we’d not tried before: Witness and Guillotine. Guillotine is a nice simple card game, definitely would be one you could take camping or what-have-you, didn’t take long to learn out of the box. Witness is a hilarious game of trying to solve a mystery through playing “broken telephone”. Requires exactly 4 players but it’s worth it!

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Canada
El Dorado
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We beat the 5 chapters of Legends of Andor. This game is ust amazing and we will dfinitely play it again sometime

Also we played 4 others family favorite games
Colt Express
The Hare and the Tortoise (this game should be add on this site)
Mysterium
Survive : escape from Atlantis

Fun gaming weekend

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Champion
Mask of Agamemnon
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@Granny – You found Samurai Spirit brutal? We played last Thursday, first on “Easy” mode but accidentally including bosses, but then once more immediately on “Hard” mode because we had such a cake walk on our “Advanced Easy” try.

We squashed the game both times and I’m only willing to give it one more try before it’s off my play list, because a co-op that is won so easily bores the life out of me.

How many players did you have? We only played with three, so maybe adding in the full compliment of players and adversaries toughens the game up a bit.

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Critic - Level 3
Junior

Due to some sleep abbrevation from our 1 year old recently not a lot of gamers games this weekend, but during her nap yesterday me and our 4 year old got a few games of Toc Toc Woodman, Finders Keepers, Ghost Tower and Loopin Louie in.

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Spain
Book Lover
Miniature Painter

We continued our Pathfinder: RotR campaing, three secenarios of chapter 2. Each play we go though the group gets even more excited about the potential of the game, and we are quite hesitate to reach the higher chapters and jump to S&S cause hearing it is even better is impresive.

Also we have another two plays of Dead of Winter that were quite hard, which only made that our impresion of the game improves.

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USA
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Petroglyph
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I played several great games today:

Hyberborea – A Euro-Hybrid that is best with 3…maybe 4 people. It is not a good idea to play with 5 or 6 IMO. The cover/theme is a little misleading, as this is really a resource management game (not an exploration/battle game). There is an area control element, but you use resources, to move, “fight,” get more cards and cubes, etc. Battles are really a matter of resource allocation…as there is no dice rolling in the game. The only luck in the game is in the main mechanism of pulling cubes out of your bag and using the various colored cubes to do the actions they allow. Luck is mitigated by the fact you have a ton of actions to choose from. This is not a game for people who want some Ameritrash in their games… it’s non-existent. However, if you like a game with a lot of choices…this game is loaded with options. I had fun with it! I look forward to my deluxe copy of Orleans (same bag-building mechanism).

Game of 49 – An auction game where you try and “connect 4” on the board. It looks atrocious, but is a ton of fun. I highly recommend it as a game you can play with anyone in your family or greater circle of friends.

Samurai Spirit – Bauza provides us with another clever little cooperative game. It was brutal even on “easy”. We thought the game was easy at first…then it destroyed us. The use of card play is unique in cooperative game I believe…deviating from the normal Leacock style.

Super Motherload – Don’t let the bad cover art fool you. This game is FANTASTIC! What a delightful surprise of a game. The art on the inside is great (not sure why they changed it up for the cover), and the game play is a blast (easy, but fun). The game is like Dig-Dug in board game form. You use the deck-building mechanism to drill down, getting minerals to buy new cards, and continue drilling until all the artifacts are found. The theme is spot on, and everyone at the table wanted to play it again. This is a sign of a great game. A new gateway IMO.

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Unicorn Clan - Legend of the Five Rings

Heaterday I played 4 games of Heroscape at a semi-local tournament. We hung around afterwards for a few board games, and I played Splendor and Among the Stars. A nice day of gaming.

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USA
Norway
Finland
I play black

Yes, Gamer Bling is late to the game, but he is really enjoying passing time with Tichu.

Also played Machi Koro :/ , Coloretto 🙂 , Scoville (very nice components), and Pathfinder ACG.

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Champion
Mask of Agamemnon
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Ended up in the Sentinel Tactics tournament at PAX East. Made it to the final, flubbed an entire game 1 with Baron Blade and then made a critical mistake in game 3 with Ambuscade that cost us first place. Had an amazing time, though! Second place still feels pretty great.

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Tide of Iron fan

I’m going to be playing Tide of Iron this afternoon. I will also play a game with my wife later today.

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6
Canada
I'm a Real Person
Treasure Map
Video Game Fan

Pandemic and DungeonQuest… possibly some Quarantine.

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Guardian Angel
Baron / Baroness
USA
Miniature Painter

I don’t know yet, but I’m off to a weekend edition of Baltimore Brews & Boardgames tomorrow (Sunday, 3/8). I’ll take Impulse by Asmadi (not Asmodee) Games and see if I can get a game going.

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I play blue
Spread the Word

We played some 7 wonders last night, and everyone wants to play more, so that’s on tap for today. I also have some store credit at my local game shop that’s burning in my pocket, so I’m off to get a new game today! Any suggestions???

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Knight-errant
Tinkerer
Novice Reviewer

Well, I know I’ll be acting as referee/moderator in a character creation session for the D&D 5E game that my group is starting. This is my first time in the role of GM for any game, so I am equal parts excited and nervous.

Beyond the session zero stuff, I am uncertain as to what other games (if any) will make it to the table this weekend. It might be more of a reading rules weekend than a playing games one.

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Intermediate Reviewer

Just got back from playing Snake Oil, Sheriff of Nottingham and Qwirkle. Pizza, drinks and board games. It was a good night out.

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