@Oak I cannot find the exact one I was looking for on BGG. I thought it was Squad something-or-other; basically take command of a group of troops and play out a card scenario in WWII.
Closest I can find is a similar space version http://boardgamegeek.com/boardgame/66781/space-infantry
Hold on Frontline might be what I was thinking of http://boardgamegeek.com/boardgame/3...rontline-d-day
Or 54 pages of them on BGG :) http://boardgamegeek.com/boardgamefa...olitaire-games
I'll echo Vex, not for magic realm as the level of dying is silly and so I stick with it on pc (just threw away my printed off instructions actually in my last clear out), but in trying other non-solo games solo.
I'm not a big fan of solo, as it normally feels like a puzzle which is not my thing.
I play WOW: the boardgame solo and really like it -so much so that I probably wont play it with a group. Then again Runebound does not work for me solo.
I'm thinking of getting Arkham Horror for solo play as well, but hope to try it out first somewhere.
After dusting off half the RPS-forum, I was suprised this thread was the only thread I found that's about boardgames (without trying to meet up with others). So, since I found it, I might as well use it :)
Is anyone of you here familiar with Merchants & Marauders? I've recently read a review of this game on Shut Up & Sit Down, and watched some youtube video's, but... Is the game really as fun to play as I think it is?? And what is the average playtime? (for example we manage to drag games of Catan on for hours sometimes, despite the box saying it's 90 minutes of play). And fianally, what is the target audience? Can I play it with my folks or does this game need a certain level of "geek" (read: play with a carefully chosen group of friends)?
I also own the, in my opinion, great game Small World for a few months now. And I've noticed there are a lot of expansions available. Are they worth it? Or do they imbalance the game?
I'm a fan of Talisman. Hard to get a group together but always fun when you do. I'm looking at some of the expansions soon.
I'd recommend the Gears of War board game as it's actually rather good and can be a challenge. The cards as life system works well and when you're staring down at two or three boomers and you've only two cards in your hand things can get scary. Set up of the board can take some time, but what games like this don't? Can be played solo too.
Munchkin is heaps of fun and hatred ( in a good way!)
Here's a list of boardgames/Card games I have in possession.
Munchkin Core, Booty and Chtulhu
Magic The Gathering
Penny Arcade - Paint The Line
Penny Arcade The Game Gamers vs Evil
Yes, My Overlord!
Epic Spell Wars of the Battle Wizards: Duel at Mt. Skullzfyre
Colonists of Catan
Dungeons & Dragons Fantasy roleplaying game ( red box )
Dungeons & Dragons The legend of Drizzt
Will write up some experiences when I'm less beat.
Just bought Dixit, based on Shut up & sit down (with ex-RPS Quinns). Absolute lovely game that really gets you inside other peoples head... Turns out I'm pretty good at doing that :). As opposed to Small world,which we played next. I bloody hate the skellingtons in that game.
I also bought Merchants & Marauders (curse you, SU&SD!). But I only unpacked all stuff so far, and gave the manual a quick look. Looks mighty fine, but also a tad bit complex. Best practice a game on my own before even trying to explain the rules to other people, or I might scare them away :)
Shadowrifts isn't too bad, especially if you like entirely co-op games. The set-up time is a little ridiculous, but nowhere near as bad as Arkham Horror.
I've been getting back into boardgaming and picked up some solo/co-op friendly games over the last few months.
Thunderstone is a great solo game with a nice balance of deckbuilding, luck and judgment. I'm looking forward to picking up some expansions to open it out a little. The manual that comes with Thunderstone is pretty awful though, and I had to check out a couple of videos on BGG to make sure I was playing it correctly.
Pandemic and Ghost Storiesboth work well solo too. I control two players for Pandemic and all four monks for Ghost Stories. They're both great games with a nice tough difficulty level, and they're definately games that I'd recommend to anyone.
I haven't been able to get on with Elder Sign at all. It just doesn't seem to be a well designed game. I'm happy with dice-heavy games, but this seems to be one where momentum counts too much. Start with some good rolls and build up some equipment and you'll probably steamroll it. Some bad initial rolls and it's a struggle. The instructions are truly awful as well.
Dungeonquest is good fun, especially if you're the sort of player who gets into the theme of thing and imagines yourself in the character's boots. You have to take it in the right spirit (that it's horribly unfair). The only problem with it is that there are so many components and it takes so bloody long to unpack and pack up again. Especially considering that you can be dead within five minutes. Oh, and the combat system is a bit meh. The solo combat rules take away the individualism of the characters and makes it a bit bland.
I got Twilight Struggle and Earth Reborn earlier this year, and just picked up Netrunner, along with Agricola and Dominion for when we're more than two. I recently received a certain controversial card game that was briefly on Kickstarter, which I got mostly because I like offensive oddities. The game itself doesn't seem that great. I also Kickstarted Democracy: Majority Rules. Hopefully it doesn't suck.
Just saw Kingdom Builder discounted to 30€. Too bad it was in German :(
Hmmmmm abstract euro game. Doesn't sound that great now :/
I do enjoy boardgames, but I enjoy them because my friends also enjoy them. I find boardgames not really as fun to play with strangers at some place.
Anybody know any good board gaming websites/blogs/portals I can add to my feed? Carboard Children and Shut Up & Sit Down have got me back into board gaming, and I'd like to find a great site/community to get my fix - Rab once a week isn't enough :) . Is there a site that does for board games what RPS has done for PC gaming?
Hmmm. Seems like this is the only board games thread that's not buried, so I'll ask here -- Anyone know if any company, etc ever put out something like HeroQuest? I played it when I was a kid, and really enjoyed it. Wonder if anything out there is similar now.
I've been looking for a good LCG to get into recently, never played one before but there's something appealing about them. Would like to get one that works well with 2 players but can also be expanded to work with more.