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Post Post #1178  (isolation #0)  » Wed Jul 02, 2014 11:00 pm

What is the best version of Munchkin?

Never played it but I'm looking to buy it.

Edit: Question 2: I want to buy Shadow Hunters. Do I buy it on the main site for 40 bucks or from Amazon for 30? If I buy it from Amazon do I get the bonus 10 characters?

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Post Post #1413  (isolation #1)  » Sat Sep 06, 2014 8:46 pm

If I wanted a bunch of great deception games, what are some key ones to own?

I have shadow hunters, gonna get resistance, what else is good

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Post Post #1849  (isolation #2)  » Thu Dec 25, 2014 5:29 pm

Got Coup, Sheriff of Nottingham, and Betrayal at the House on the Hill.

I love Coup, it's the perfect balance of simple and tactical.

Haven't tried Sheriff yet.

Betrayal on first playthrough was kind of rough, as I'd only played it once and the people I was playing with hadn't played at all. But I think it's a game that gets better after you've played it a couple times. I was the traitor, and my banshee got wrecked in two rounds due to luck unfortunately.

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Post Post #1859  (isolation #3)  » Fri Dec 26, 2014 1:05 pm

In post 1851, hasdgfas wrote:I hated Coup when I played it. It felt like it was more complicated than it was trying to be.

I actually think it's incredibly elegant. It takes about a game to teach people, but afterwards it makes sense to them. Played that and Resistance with family, both went over very well.

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Post Post #1861  (isolation #4)  » Fri Dec 26, 2014 4:32 pm

I tell the truth too much unfortunately.

I feel like one can pretty easily claim to have a duke early on and get away with it.

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Post Post #1884  (isolation #5)  » Tue Dec 30, 2014 3:46 pm

Faraday is Coup expansion any good?

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Post Post #2155  (isolation #6)  » Thu Apr 09, 2015 3:19 am

So I recall seeing a kickstarter for a board game that used code words that were dropped in conversations to allow people to find their team mates

Does this ring a bell to anyone? I'm looking for more big group social games and the concept seems cool.

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Post Post #2160  (isolation #7)  » Thu Apr 09, 2015 7:03 pm

It was a mafia like game. People had roles and stuff.

Meh. I'll make my own version, it's all good.

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Post Post #2169  (isolation #8)  » Tue Apr 14, 2015 4:58 pm

In post 2155, BBmolla wrote:So I recall seeing a kickstarter for a board game that used code words that were dropped in conversations to allow people to find their team mates

Does this ring a bell to anyone? I'm looking for more big group social games and the concept seems cool.

Hey

This isn't exactly a Board Game but

I tested this out last night:

Choose two captains. Each captain writes a codeword on pieces of paper. Pieces of paper are distributed evenly amongst the rest of the players.

Players have 3 minutes to talk amongst themselves and try to figure out who is on their team by dropping hints referencing their codeword. Captains can walk around and talk as well.

Once time is up, everyone writes down who they believe is on their team (minus captains). Everyone closes their eyes and captain one says his codeword and anyone with that word raises their hand and that team is written down. Repeat for other team.

Captains choose a player from the opposite team. Whichever team has a more accurate list wins.

If odd amount of players, one player recieves a blank piece of paper. He wins if he ends up on one of the lists read at the end.

Ended up being really fun.

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Post Post #2171  (isolation #9)  » Tue Apr 14, 2015 5:04 pm

It's a lot like spyfall, but it's good because sometimes we have too many players for mafia and don't feel like playing 2rooms, so it's another nice game to play with a big group.

And the blank piece of paper does not stop the teams from winning, he's like a survivor, he wins regardless of which team wins. But I mean you could homebrew your own rules.

Edit: The words were "cup" and "yellow" and people started saying "you want some lemonade?" confusing the shit out of both teams ahahaha

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Post Post #2314  (isolation #10)  » Tue Nov 24, 2015 8:02 pm

Secret Hitler

Thoughts?

It looks like Resistance+ to me. Definitely of interest to me because I've been looking for more social deduction games.

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Post Post #2319  (isolation #11)  » Wed Nov 25, 2015 5:51 pm

In post 2315, Faraday wrote:Seems ok, though I'm more interested in Deception: Murder in Hong Kong atm on the social deduction side of things.

Is it buyable yet?

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Post Post #2337  (isolation #12)  » Mon May 02, 2016 3:23 am

It's honestly pretty fucking broken sadly

there are no good rules for even number of players in a room.

ex: 6 players in a room. 3 red, 3 blue. How do you dictate leadership fairly? The only rules I believe it offers is "first to vote gets it" but that ends up with games won/lost over who can say "I VOTE HIM" first.
Until I can find a way to fix that 2rooms is kind of dead to me.

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Post Post #2343  (isolation #13)  » Wed May 18, 2016 7:40 pm

^That sounds crazy fun

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Post Post #2348  (isolation #14)  » Thu May 26, 2016 6:31 am

Would there be interest in a Tabletop Simulator Night?

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Post Post #2355  (isolation #15)  » Fri May 27, 2016 12:38 am

I'd be down for a battle star group night.

I was doing okay up until I had to ask about Cylon mechanics

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Post Post #2362  (isolation #16)  » Sat Jun 04, 2016 4:45 pm

Sorry Axxle haven't been online in a couple of days.

My weekends are swamped at the minute, so I'm a no go. They should clear up here soon.

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Post Post #2364  (isolation #17)  » Mon Jun 27, 2016 7:06 pm

Hey guys can you recommend some strategy/war games? The only ones I have that could be considered that are Smallworld and Game of Thrones.

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Post Post #2374  (isolation #18)  » Tue Jun 28, 2016 2:58 am

In post 2369, xRECKONERx wrote:if you have GoT already you probably don't need Diplomacy tbh

I'll most likely be getting it anyways, sounds like a pretty basic game to have in my collection.

Also, are there like gaming bags? I'm carrying my games around in boxes and feel they deserve better.

I'll check out Memoir 44, I loved Smallworld and I know Ticket to Ride is good as well by the same people.

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Post Post #2375  (isolation #19)  » Tue Jun 28, 2016 2:59 am

I'll check out all suggestions, thanks guys.

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Post Post #2423  (isolation #20)  » Mon Oct 10, 2016 4:03 am

A lot of winning small world has to do with convincing the other players you are losing and are not a threat

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Post Post #2554  (isolation #21)  » Sat Jan 07, 2017 6:52 pm

that's generally a good sign that it's a good family game.

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Post Post #3220  (isolation #22)  » Wed Apr 11, 2018 6:47 pm

Any other party/social deduction games? Group enjoys Secret Hitler/2rooms+Boom/Mafia, but is looking for something new.

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Post Post #3228  (isolation #23)  » Thu Apr 12, 2018 6:02 pm

Thanks for suggestions folks, will check out those

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Post Post #3244  (isolation #24)  » Sun May 20, 2018 6:39 pm

If I was going to upgrade from GOT Board Game, is this the one to get? I heard there were a couple others that were like it and good as well.

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Post Post #3268  (isolation #25)  » Tue Jun 12, 2018 9:22 pm

I don't know if this is exactly relevant, but I played Jackbox Party Pack recently and I was blown away at how smart it is.

Why the hell have more board games not used the system that Jackbox does? Individuals play from their phones with the main screen to display everything.

I feel this shit is the future of board games. Maybe I'm over reacting?

(Someone should definitely create a mafia client that uses that technology... but I digress.)

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Post Post #3334  (isolation #26)  » 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 #3337  (isolation #27)  » 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 #3344  (isolation #28)  » 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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