The Actual Table


#802

Well, you know, ideally that would be the case…


#803

Haven’t played Specter Ops, but I’ll check it out. Though I did just think of another–Museum Caper Clue, which I love.


#804

I did my review of the Clank in Space expansion, Apocalypse. A really great expansion, I think!

Not in the purview of this site, but if you go check out the review, I also did a review of a wonderful book on the Vietnam War yesterday as well.


#805

Hey, we do have a books thread!


#806

Ack! I forgot about that one.

But I self-promote so much already, I wasn’t sure if that would be appropriate. :slight_smile:


#807

#808

We have these built in bookshelves that I’ve been storing my games on for years. They are wood, painted white. I just realized that they are leaving marks on Every. Single. One. Of. My. Games. I’m having a panic attack at the moment…


#809

Like cutthroat card games?

Give Arboretum a try. Check out my review, with ninjas! (Ok, not many ninjas, but a couple).


#810

Anybody played “Detective, a modern crime board game” ?

I havent played it, but got a mail today that you can play a special demo case (available for 14 days from today)
They did this as a promotion, euhm I mean to celebrate 25 different awards and nominations.

Have watched a review, it seems like a fun game. 8,2 at BGG for whats it worth.
So let’s see if we can play it in these two weeks.

For those interested:
https://portalgames.pl/en/play-detective-for-free/


#811

I picked it up from Ignacy at Gen Con but can’t find anyone to play it with me. It’s only been nearly 10 months…

From what I can tell, it’s pretty cool. The writing is…not great, but tolerable. I was a little put off by the time aspect…feels very gamey as opposed to the rest of the game which is more akin to Sherlock Holmes Consulting Detective. With games like this I like to slow down and take my time to ponder the options, whereas Detective forces every move to fit into a time schedule which you’re penalized for not sticking to.

Someday I’ll actually play it…


#812

I finally got to play Wingspan tonight. I loved it. Probably more importantly, my wife loved it and said more than once, “we need to get this.”

Strategically, it is a solid game, though it doesn’t have the depth of a game like Terraforming Mars. What it does, though, it does well and very cleanly. Production is amazing and the theme is one that I personally enjoy a lot. I also have to give the designer a ton of credit for managing to match the species with abilities/habitats/size/food/etc. and still make it solid game.

I actually won our first game significantly by 30 points or so, but then our second game ended with a score of 81/80/80, which is driving two of us crazy.


#813

I am here, in this post, simply to give a tip of the hat to Magic: The Gathering. I was just recently introduced to Saga cards via the Magic Arena app; I think they look cool, they have cool flavor, and the way the work is cool. It sometimes amazes me that a game as old as Magic and with as many cards and mechanics as Magic can introduce new mechanics that work. Sure, not every mechanic or every set is a winner, but the game design is just so solid.


#814

Posted my “new to me games - May” early because the end of the month is on the weekend and I know I won’t be playing anything new again until at least Sunday.

Only three games, but they’re old!


#815

Any thoughts on Mare Nostrum?


#816

I’ve never played it, but it looks cool.


#817


On holiday, got some gaming in, and we did the 4 cases of the Jack the Ripper campaign on 4 successive nights. It’s been one of my best ever gaming experiences, not because the game is flawless (far from it), but because it’s a system we know well, and it’s dropped us in the deep end versus a serious challenge. It taxed our minds, our co-operative skills, and our patience perhaps a little too much, but it was utterly worth it. By the last case we were splashing around in a pool of possibilities, drowning in names, times, places, and events. Absolutely infuriating at times, including some truly jaw-dropping final scoring questions that come out of nowhere, but regardless.


#818

Played the free “Suburbia” case with 2 friends. It was a fun enough experience so we decided to buy the game.

Only took us longer then expected. So we hadnt any time left to play Wingspan again, which was a pitty.


#819

Mare Nostrum is a good mix of euro-y resource management and DoaM. It’s a good game.


#820

I really want to take Zeppelin Raider for a spin, but I am right in the middle of moving across the country, so it’ll have to wait a few days…


#821

I love The Estates, I am terrible at The Estates. One of the biggest defeats I’ve ever suffered was against a new player, last week. Demoralizing.

In other news, I fucking destroyed him at TFM twice, so I’m only slightly depressed.