Times Up! is always a blast with my group. We like to extend it a little more with the forth round normally, this time either we use only one hand to show the word, or with one pose (no moving allowed) last night we played with the second.
It is always fun.
Gisteren Earth gespeeld voor de 1ste maal. En dit komt los mijn top 10 binnen #topspel #boardgames ook te vinden op #boardgamearena
My Father’s House has many… dooms? An amazing experience that proved to be one of the genuine highlights of last year’s releases. Given the app integration, I’m still hoping to see a solo mode retro-fitted at some point. #boardgames
Played a solo game of #Tapestry vs the Automa. on 2023-06-07, winning score: 176. My score was much less. #bgstats #tapestry #boardgames #soloboardgames #stonemaniergames
#boardgames night tonight saw another long round of Argent: The Consortium, this time at 4 instead of 3. It's very much an L99 every-idea-ever-in-the-box game. I won by doing my usual mix of chasing supporters and influence first, and then using marks to figure out which direction I should hedge for colors.
It feels increasingly like the hidden voters mechanic isn't really adding anything; for the sake of competition, it'd be better just to have them all face-up. low-7's / 10
#Brettspiele-Abend zu Dritt: Messina 1347; 210 min; Erstspiel für die beiden anderen; verloren mit 64:70:90.
Eigentlich dachte ich, dass es ganz gut für mich lief, aber gereicht hat es trotzdem nicht und ich kann noch nicht mal sagen, wo und wie, was mich wurmt. Irgendwie komme ich nicht klar mit diesem Spiel, obwohl ich es eigentlich mag.
Der Absacker Jump Drive war eine richtige Katastrophe (17:36:50), also nicht so toll. Der Abend hingegen schon - am Tisch ist einfach toll.
We just managed to finish our game of Creature Comforts before the weather became weird. #BoardGames
New board games I played this week:
7 Wonders Architect - Build your wonder and try to get the most points. Taking resources from the different decks was interesting, but led to many stalemates when unwanted cards came up.
Deadwood 1876 - Try to have the most gold and win the final showdown. A little too random and chaotic for my tastes. Stealing from each other blindly felt very aimless.
Tabletop Scotland 2023: Event booking opens on Saturday! 10 more exhibitors announced! - https://mailchi.mp/36d0d52bda87/event-booking-opens-on-saturday
#TTS2023 #TTRPGs #RPGs #DnD5e #Pathfinder #RPGLifeUK #BoardGames #FamilyGames #TabletopFamily #TabletopGames #FamilyGameNight
Time to play Where Am I?: Alice in a mad tea party from @gotta2_games #whereami #boardgame #boardgames https://instagr.am/p/CtM22c3LHgJ/
It's really great that Plaid Hat Games lets you play the very awesome game Summoner Wars online for free.
Story Time Chess turns chess into a silly make believe world your kids will love! Check out Ly-Ann's review of Story Time Chess.
To #boardgame publishers / developers etc.
Include a document revision number / issue / revision/ date or whatever in the released documentation for your #boardgames so that folks can tell which version they are reading.
This has been another flippin obvious Ted talk by a frustrated gamer.
If you want an example of how to do that consistently and thoroughly then look no further than the Wing Leader #boardgame by #GMTGames
Every book, playaid, and aircraft data card has a revision number.
Oh yes, now I remember why I rarely buy Folded Space inserts. I love them but this is a faff 😂
Played Concordia on the Corsica map yesterday, it's great! A lot tighter than the Imperium map, so it promotes more player interaction.
#concordia #boardgame #boardgames #EuroGames #eurogame
Stranger Things Upside Down
Was kann das neue Spiel von CMON im Stranger Things Universum?
Von und mit @fizzblizz und @mad_jump
#brettspiele #brettspielsüchtig #brettspielliebe #boardgames #boardgamegeek
#boardgamegeeks #boardgamecollection #bgg #bggcommunity #spielemachenglücklich #brettspielabend #boardgamesnightandday #boardgamer
Despite the slight dearth of events, and the prescriptive order the legendary battles take place in, I’ve never felt fleeced by picking up Argonauts. #boardgames
Hmmm… looks like @firstname.lastname@example.org got lost in their server purge so guess I’m here now.
Still into #queer #trans #lgbt and #rainbow issues. Still into #rollerderby #boardgames #videogames and the #outdoors . Still knowledgeable about #mentalhealth #psychology #psychiatry and #transhealthcare
Follow me if you like that stuff. I’ll likely follow back.
#VividMemories was a rather nice new appearance at #BoardGames night. One of my friend’s #UKGamesExpo acquisitions.
You draft the fragments and try to arrange them to match patterns on the memory tiles and make paths across the board. It’s a very thinky puzzle. My accidental strategy of not managing to score very much until the last round paid off.
Really nice artwork! The theme of childhood memories makes for some lovely images.
I had the chance to play #TwilightImperium again on Saturday. I was playing as The Nekro Virus, a robotic faction that can't research technologies, instead copying them when you destroy an enemy ship in combat. I'm fairly conflict-averse in games like this, which should run against this faction's strengths, but knowing that fighting me makes me stronger worked as a deterrent, too. Unfortunately, while I did get 10 points, I wasn't the first one to 10. Fun game, though! #BoardGame #BoardGames
Lowlands by designers Claudia and Ralf Partenheimer and published by Z-Man Games (and others).
Use your farmers to tend your ever growing flock of sheep, expanding your farm by constructing fences and pastures and other buildings.
However, your land is under constant threat of flooding from the rising tides, so everyone also needs to work together to build a dike. You get rewards for contributing, and penalties if the dike breaks and you haven’t contributed enough.
Finally home and unpacked after the magical, life-changing experience that was SizeCon! I met so many wonderful people and had a truly unforgettable time. This one debuted at the con: 5-Star Crash Test Rating!
Don't worry: the bus is empty! :P
#giantess #gts #macro #MacroArt #StrongWoman #art #GiantWoman #macrophilia #macrophile #painting #scifiart #cityscape #city #gtsdestruction #muscularwoman #tabletop #boardgames #illustration #gouache #giant #illustrations #artist #tabletop #boardgames
Ran out of cards, but it gave me a good kicking. Very slow first play through so I might give it another go lunchtime tomorrow.
#NameThatGane #boardgames using GDP to fight off an alien invasion!
One of the highlights of #UKGamesExpo was being taught Undaunted by @Simpike.
If you played Up Front or Advanced Squad Leader in the 80s then Undaunted might seem weak, but I really enjoyed it. If you have played Memoir '44 then it's not so different but a little more complex and deeper.
My only reservation is that Scenario 2 was a fixed, solvable puzzle. It's a minor reservation as there are tons of scenarios and campaigns so there is plenty of replay value.
Has anyone gotten Mastodon's verification system to work with BGG profiles? BGG seems to strip out link code unless there is some non-standard (BGG) syntax that I'm missing.
@Octavian may know for sure if still around.
We're delighted to welcome The Fantasy Wood Works to their first Tabletop Scotland.
Find out more about them and our other exhibitors here: https://buff.ly/36iiNCK
Tickets are on sale NOW!
#TTS2023 #BoardGames #TTRPGs #FamilyGames #DnD #DnD5e #RPGLifeUK #Pathfinder #Stowii
Today Three Sisters came in and I was so happy! Until I switched over the box and saw it was a Spanish version. There was no way to know. It wasn’t specified on the website and cause the game is just called Three Sisters I didn’t see it on the box either. Now there’s the hassle of sending it back. #BoardGames
On top of my previous post and article on D-Day and Operation Overlord in popular culture, here is my selection of three top wargames on the topic:
With yet another D-Day Anniversary and start of Operation Overlord I am sharing my article which goes through interesting materials like books, wargames, videogames, movies or even music connected to this event. Hope you will get some interesting inspirations here!
#Dday #wargames #boardgames #tab opgames
And, finally, I found Ambush! The classic solitaire game. I liked it, but I always found this a bit of a faff to play. Having to use the slider and paragraphs was a pain.
I do like that the TSS version uses little miniatures.
I always thought that they should do a reprint of this with an app for the lookups.
#tabletopsimulator #boardgame #boardgames #ambush #solitaire #solo #wargame
Then I found Cobra. I think this was a cousin of PGG.
#tabletopsimulator #boardgames #wargames #panzergruppeguderian
What do you do if you're part of the aristocracy and it looks you're on the way out? Find out in our review of Viscounts of the West Kingdom, from Garphill Games!
I've got a 4x4 Kallax, and a 2x2 Kallax, and they're all full of games. Tonight's job is organising it all so all the new purchases can hopefully fit.
At the same time I'm thinking of cataloguing their location in BGG so I can make the most efficient use of the space, but i'm not 100% sure on the ease of access to that data. What do other people use?
In Cafe Martinho Da Arcada, in Lisbon, there are two tables where customers cannot sit. They are permanently reserved for two of Portugal’s most famous writers: Fernando Pessoa and Jose Saramango. Just putting it out there that all are welcome at my table, if they fancy a game of Lisboa. #boardgames
When Diplomacy is too simple and straightforward:
You like #boardgames? This is #Nemesis, an #sf game where the players awaken from hypersleep to find their ship taken over by alien creatures. They have to escape and complete their individual missions without dying (but most do anyway lol).
What’s your fave boardgame?
#dnd #5e #p2e #ttrpg #map #DungeonsAndDragons
#scifi #sciencefiction #Alien #boardgame
UKGE Haul 3/3. As expected, Matt bought the most! Things from @bombyx_edition @molinarius_games @wonderfulworldboardgames @taiwanbgdesign @gotta2_games @buttonshy @cobblepathgames @leithillustration @japanimegames @origame.co @officialbicyclecardsuk @blueorangegames @imagigaming
#ukgamesexpo #ukgamesexpo2023 #ukge #ukge2023 #boardgames https://instagr.am/p/CtH8grENa2j/
UKGE Haul 2/3 - Karen got a few fun things from @honeybadgergames @cityofgameshq @achroma_game @buttonshy @travellingmanuk, and a tee from @shirts_and_merch which is being delivered! @ukgamesexpo
#ukgamesexpo #ukgamesexpo2023 #ukge #ukge2023 #boardgames https://instagr.am/p/CtH4n01rr5A/
Just got in a quick round of Wayfarers of the South Tigris online. I got crushed 98 to 61 but it was a first game and, well, I feel like I might have done better in a physical space. The narrowness of the viewport, compounded by having to sit on the "short edge" of the table, made it harder to appreciate the breadth of my options quickly.
Still, not bad. Mostly a bunch of tableau management and typical Euro racing and blocking. 7.1/10
My haul from #UKGamesExpo. I was pretty restrained. On a whim I bought two games from the Ragnar Brothers after a good chat with them. I am a big fan of A Brief History of the World and they sold me both games for £25, so I couldn't resist. Both look really interesting.
War of the Ring: The Card Game
We got a good demo at the Ares stand at the #UKGamesExpo.
Interesting 2v2 strategies. Lovely art. I'm clearly an Ian Brody fanboy as he designed both this and QMG:1914.
Cooperative Carcassonne-on-sea. Not my kind of game, but perfectly pleasant and a lot more thought-provoking than I was expecting.
My least favourite game of #UKGamesExpo
Supposed to be an entry-level 18xx, but it still took over 3 hours with 3 players and I got murdered by regular 18xx players. I also knew I had lost at the 90 minute mark.
18xx is also supposed to feel historic with real-world maps. This is totally abstract.
I have played two attempts at making 18xx more accessible, this and 1829 Mainline, and they both failed completely.
Quartermaster General: 1914
My favourite game of #ukgamesexpo. We got a full demo with an oversized set. Simple for a wargame, fast-playing, plenty of strategy, enough history. Lots of interaction. Brilliant.
#NameThatGame #boardgames cube in space!
• I'm a Frontend Developer by day and Non-Fiction Writer by night;
• About 10 years developing in the field of #boardgames, #roleplaying games. I know a lot about #warhammer40k, #shadowrun, #malifaux;
• having an interesting emotional experience, experiencing #derealization and #hyperthymesia as a consequence of #dissociativeidentitydisorder;
• made #obsidian a center for organizing the thoughts of two people in one body;
#pkm #CSS #Philosophy
Justin travels back to his childhood in his review of the upcoming reprint of Crossbows & Catapults, from Restoration Games.
#BoardGames #DextterityGames #ClassicCardboard #CastleDestruction #80sGame #Reprint
Just played my first Button Shy game: At the Helm by Ted Heidersdorf. Wow. There's a lot of fun, tension and story in just 18 cards. Love the slider mechanic on the challenge cards for tracking progress. #boardgames
The haul from the #UKGE weekend. Not what I expected to come home with (mostly), but unreasonably excited to be getting into Star Trek Ascendancy at last.
And it was all well within the weekend’s budget. That’ll do. #BoardGames
Hi! I'm a Dutch guy fresh in my thirties. I love #language and #linguistics. I studied #Latin and #AncientGreek. I play #piano, and have made some attempts to learn how to sing. I enjoy playing #BoardGames, and I also play in three #DungeonsAndDragons groups.
I was diagnosed #autistic around ten years old. Over the last few years, I've discovered some of the many ways autistic people connect through the internet, and I'm looking forward to doing more of that here.
The city of Kosk is in need of a new Castellan. Come test your leadership skills, and get in good with the guilds, in our review of Castellans of Valeria, from Daily Magic Games.
Welcome to my selection of Solitaire Wargames Series - hopefully you will find an inspiration here for you solo plays! Enjoy!
Today we played Nippon, Darwin’s Journey, and Innovation. 16 games in 9 days! It’s been a great vacation. #boardgames
Bonus weekend #NameThatGame #boardgames
Dr. Mary Flanagan, Cole Wehrle, and Jason Perez did a cultural analysis & critique of #SpiritIsland on Shelf Stories! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MO_wKdr0RoM
I'm honored for the attention, and found their discussion insightful, interesting, and useful.
(Despite the title of the video, it's not all about Spirit Island: there's a bunch of great discussion and information about colonialism in #BoardGames and #BoardGameDesign more broadly!)
Also available as a podcast ep: https://soundcloud.com/onestopcoopshop/387-spirit-island-cultural-analysis
For all you boardgamers out there.
Just discovered a cracking pattern matching game called 3D Block Match.
I got it on a kids toy site:
I don't see it anywhere else.
If you like games that are easy to learn (literally takes 10 seconds) but are real brain burners, this is up there with the best. And it's endlessly replayable.
The artwork also looks very similar to Azul.
Just arrived 2040 An American Insurgency #boardgame published by #compassgames
It’s a 2-player CDG with rebels v. the federals in the future USA. The two scenarios have the rebels as the rural mid-west & south or as the coastal urban populace. Red cards are rebels, blue for federals. Familiarity with CDGs or Twilight Struggle #boardgames would make the players feel comfortable.
It’s interesting the designer has taken a generic rebels v government political position. That’s probably wise.
Just spent some of my #Eurovision winning bet money on another board game, Meadow. https://boardgamegeek.com/boardgame/314491/meadow #BoardGames #Gaming #TabletopGaming #CardGames #Wildlife #Nature #Countryside #Art #Watercolour
Made a diceless #Undaunted #boardgame ruleset which fucks. Does anyone want to playtest?
#boardgaming #boardgames #strategy #strategygames #turnbased
Paths of Glory continues to be one of my favorite wargames on a strategic level. This time the game was played using the "CDG Solo System" - I had so much fun! Enjoy my report!
Well sure, we could play #SpiritIsland using TTS or whatever, but have you considered... spreadsheets?
Two of the best board games… what more to ask? 😃
… some people to play them with, maybe 🤔
Hello! My name is Tjark, I'm a #Physics student from #hamburg , Germany, currently doing my masters focusing on theoretical condensed matter physics, #CondMat. My upcoming masters thesis will focus on #superconductivity.
My programming language of choice is #python, and I always try to expand my knowledge of the language and the ecosystem. I’m a big fan of #OpenSource software, especially in the scientific domain. I’m also very interested in testing in the context of scientific software.
I like #boardgames, reading (currently: Gideon the Ninth) and I love to spend time at small concerts and festivals in my area.
I will forever maintain that it's not a D&D to polyamorous kink pipeline.
It's a polyamorous kink to D&D pipeline.
#DnD #ttrpg #gaming #kink #submissive #queer #bdsm #boardgames
Finally got a #kickstarter that I bought in 2020! Still excited to play #CampaignTrail even though it took a long time.
Twenty blank D6 just arrived :)
On my blog: Random observations from a #boardgames and tabletop RPG convention over Memorial Day weekend in Los Angeles.
You do realise that there is only one company that is allowed to make the game Monopoly.
I haven’t yet played Prospero Hall’s Rear Window #boardgame , but they won me over the second I saw the cover of the instruction manual. They have become my favorite game design studio, impeccable art direction and game mechanics that are better than licensed #boardgames have any business being.
Kanagawa is another beautiful game that we hardly ever play. It's fine with two, but the drafting mechanism would undoubtedly be most fun with four. It's very luck-based, mitigated somewhat by being allowed to know the backs, and thus categories, of the lesson cards that will be coming out.
@peterdrake thinks the wooden brush pieces look like caramel apples.
Another round of Dominant Species: Marine at #boardgames night, this time placing 3/4 while the leader rode the same vent scoring engine I used last game. RNG conspired to kick the shit out of one particular player, who's kind of getting turned off by it. I learned afterward that there's a minor rule we've been playing wrong but I don't think it would have mattered.
Also, learned Skymines, technically new game 31/100 but also it's mostly a reskin of Mombasa (2015) without the colonalism. 7.2/10
Heading to the very first Melbourne Board Game Market today. It's an idea that's been kicking around my brain for years and so I'm a little nervous about how well it goes.
If you're looking to discover great local board games or find some preloved games, come on down to Collingwood Town Hall from 10am today (until 4pm)
Dear nerdy board gaming friends:
I'd love to play my card game, Peeve Wars, with a friend across the country while live streaming.
Is there a way to somehow do that?
For example, I thought of having my husband make two identically ordered decks, and then I could mail the other player one, and we could use our duplicate decks to play together (with some "promise not to look" activity), but then I realized you usually have to shuffle the discard pile and my scheme fell apart!
Was mich angesichts des krassen Gender-Gaps bei den "Spiel des Jahres"-Nominationen interessieren würde: Ist dieser Gap bei Rollenspiel-Autor*innen auch so groß?
Hab selber zu wenig Einblick (bzw eine ziemlich queere Bubble), daher frag ich, freue mich über eure Eindrücke.
Been mulling over an idea for a while but trapped myself into building a browser based version thinking I could rapidly prototype and got stuck in the mud rewriting the game engine over and over to try different game rules.
The Dominion expansions will continue until morale improves. #boardgames
Anybody know of any #gaming (video or #tabletop) focused Mastodon instances or relays where I might find some more like-minded people to follow?
I played the Bloodborne card/board game for the first time last weekend. It's good, with a lot more emergent complexity that you'd expect.
And most importantly it captures the feeling of playing Bloodborne really well, that tension of maybe losing all your accumulated points if you die but maaaaybe you can still manage to beat the next monster before the other players do and secure that sweet loot.
It's a nice mix of cooperation and competition. You clear a dungeon of monsters together but ultimately you need to get the edge on your fellow Hunters to win. And you can absolutely lie to them.
Jaipur could perhaps be thought of as a stepping stone to Splendor. It's quick to set up and an entire game will take less than 30 minutes. The swap-to-make-sets game play is super simple. But probably too simple? My dad could handle it, but there are plenty of other two-players that @peterdrake and I would choose before this one. If the cards weren't so beautiful, and the box so small, I don't know if it would have survived our occasional cullings.
I’ve solved Andy Hopwood’s board game Mijnlieff: with perfect play, it’s a win for the second player. See https://iamkate.com/games/mijnlieff/ for more details, or https://github.com/KateRoseMorley/mijnlieff-solver for the code.
Got my first 3D printer with an automated color system, so I started adapting my Dynamod Dungeon Tiles models to take advantage of it. These doors are not painted but printed in place with three different filament colors!
#3dprinted #boardgames #dnd #dungeonsanddragons #dungeontiles
@Sheril Right - and there's a nice article about Magie, by game designer David Parlett, in the Board Game Studies journal: Parlett, David. "Lizzie Magie: America’s First Lady of Games" Board Game Studies Journal, vol.13, no.1, 2019, pp.99-109. https://doi.org/10.2478/bgs-2019-0005
#GameStudies #BoardGames #BoardGameStudies #BGSJ #BGS #TabletopGames #HistoryOfGames