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This forum is specifically for discussing non-Mafia games (board, card, video, we're not picky). Playing such games should happen in the Mish Mash forum, of course.
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Post Post #3325  (ISO)  » Wed Sep 19, 2018 9:17 pm

Got Root like 30% off.
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Post Post #3326  (ISO)  » Wed Sep 19, 2018 10:11 pm

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Post Post #3327  (ISO)  » Thu Nov 22, 2018 9:34 am

Huge Black Friday sale on Miniature Market btw
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Post Post #3328  (ISO)  » Mon Nov 26, 2018 5:55 pm

Boardlandia has 15% off and free shipping over $60

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Post Post #3329  (ISO)  » Tue Nov 27, 2018 2:05 pm

Betrayal Legacy is real good
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Post Post #3330  (ISO)  » Thu Nov 29, 2018 2:14 pm

How good? Because I do love some Betrayal.
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Post Post #3331  (ISO)  » Thu Nov 29, 2018 2:21 pm

Oh damn, I was just reading some reviews. I'm pretty sure I have to get Betrayal Legacy now. I didn't read a single bad review. I just need to find a group to play through it with.
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Post Post #3332  (ISO)  » Sat Jan 12, 2019 1:54 am

After years of owning it I finally played Castles of Burgundy with a group. It pretty much meets all the descriptions. Loose kind of white-bread theme but full of interesting choices and decisions.
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Post Post #3333  (ISO)  » Wed Mar 20, 2019 1:22 pm

So Carnival Zombie 2nd Ed has just been announced on Kickstarter
https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/62 ... nd-edition

Anyone ever played 1st Ed? I know it's kind of rare. But I watched a playthrough on GameNight and it looks like loads of fun, though a bit long to play

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Post Post #3334  (ISO)  » Thu Mar 28, 2019 4:49 pm

Any thoughts on Blood on the Clocktower? Seems like the nights would be disgustingly long, no?

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Post Post #3335  (ISO)  » Thu Mar 28, 2019 4:55 pm

Social deduction =(

Means it's bad. =(
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Post Post #3336  (ISO)  » Thu Mar 28, 2019 7:07 pm

panzer has bad opinions but that game is disgustingly overpriced
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Post Post #3337  (ISO)  » Thu Mar 28, 2019 8:10 pm

In post 3335, Panzerjager wrote:Social deduction =(

Means it's bad. =(

Social Deduction literally just means it’s some sort of mafia clone

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Post Post #3338  (ISO)  » Thu Mar 28, 2019 8:49 pm

cant be any worse than irl mafia in terms of night length, no?
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Post Post #3339  (ISO)  » Fri Mar 29, 2019 12:48 am

In post 3337, BBmolla wrote:
In post 3335, Panzerjager wrote:Social deduction =(

Means it's bad. =(

Social Deduction literally just means it’s some sort of mafia clone


And mafia sucks.
Idk, there's like...1 good social deduction game. Murder in Hong Kong
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Post Post #3340  (ISO)  » Fri Mar 29, 2019 12:32 pm

Shut up and sit down just did their review of it

It's interesting in that the storyteller has some leeway to actually affect the game and that players still get to talk+play after they die

But I can't justify grabbing it for the mayybe once or twice a year I'll both have enough people around to play it and those people will actually want to play something like that, esp. when I've already got two rooms and a boom

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Post Post #3341  (ISO)  » Fri Mar 29, 2019 1:54 pm

but two rooms and a boom sucks

i would be buying it probably if it weren't so expensive. if it was at the 40-50 dollar price point id back it. $100 (with shipping) is way too much. Maybe I'll wait for retail
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Post Post #3342  (ISO)  » Fri Mar 29, 2019 1:57 pm

In post 3341, xRECKONERx wrote:but two rooms and a boom sucks


sorry reck, this opinion is objectively bad
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Post Post #3343  (ISO)  » Fri Mar 29, 2019 2:08 pm

it's really not

I've played probably... 30 games of 2R1B.

The game is just bad. The sharing mechanics are half-assed and they don't work as well as they should on paper.
The special roles are way too hit or miss.
Far too often people just go "uhh fuck it ok I'll share" and by that point it's too late.
Or you can shit starting randomization of rooms and one team just locks the win from the start.
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Post Post #3344  (ISO)  » Fri Mar 29, 2019 6:03 pm

Do you play with full reveals only?

I have multiple people in my group who actually request that game

Normally I do three games of it and move on:
1. Bomber/Engineer + President/Doctor
2. Add Sniper/Target/Decoy + Shy Guys or some other team roles
3. Bullshit game with Hot Potato and Leprechaun and whatever else

I always do full reveals though

The biggest balance issue comes when numbers prevent leaders to be changed and one team controls both rooms

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Post Post #3345  (ISO)  » Fri Mar 29, 2019 9:16 pm

Has anyone else played the This War of Mine board game? It's a fascinating attempt to directly map the video game of the same name to a board game. Not all of it works, but I really enjoy the game.
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Post Post #3346  (ISO)  » Sat Mar 30, 2019 5:53 am

I have not, but I've heard very good things about it.
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Post Post #3347  (ISO)  » Sat Mar 30, 2019 6:48 am

Tomorrow I'm going to do an escape room where the theme is board games, anyone want to give me pointers? Like what even is a board game in this world?
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Post Post #3348  (ISO)  » Sat Mar 30, 2019 7:16 am

Escape room with a board game theme sounds very weird. I'm not actually sure what to tell you to expect. Typically the themes are more concrete - like mafia, willy wonka, super heroes, houdini, etc.

I feel like expect chess? But Idk man.
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Post Post #3349  (ISO)  » Sat Mar 30, 2019 10:27 am

There is a picture of a chess piece. My first choice was the virus room, but the groupon that saved like 60 bucks only applied to the "game room". It's also the easiest one.
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