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#41 Judgetrev

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Posted 07 September 2016 - 08:56 PM

I have had some good times playing Yahtzee. Now that I like playing these "complicated" games it is handy to have a game like Elder Sign to introduce people to this co-operative style of game. It is like a gateway drug. I have seen some pretty amazing improbable rolls at the table... Snatching victory from the jaws of defeat! High fives and hell yeahs!


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#42 tammywilding

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Posted 07 September 2016 - 09:30 PM

Oh I see now...you are talking about the Online game? Yes ?

The online game is...well, different. I can see issues and likes and dislikes therein. I am talking about the Physical hardcopy board game.

The Physical game to be played on a 'gathering' table with 1 or 2 friends rolling REAL dice....now THAT can't be beat! Good ole' fashioned ditch the cell phone and start gaming and drinking face to face with people and forming relationships and good times for realz like they did in the 'olden' days.

 

Yeah, I may have had a dumb moment, when I downloaded it. I thought it was some, more cthulhuesque sort of haunted house game, not a silly dice game. I used to quite like Crown and Anchor years ago.


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Posted 07 September 2016 - 09:40 PM

Youtubing it prior to purchase, yes, recommended.

 

I still think the actual hardcopy board game is just awesome. Very thematic. I rarely see posting where someone dislikes it.

 

I think if you had someone show you that actual game and play it a few times, you'd grow to appreciate it. I'm a little distanced at the moment or else I'd motor on over and break it out for you...


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Posted 07 September 2016 - 09:45 PM

Youtubing it prior to purchase, yes, recommended.

 

I still think the actual hardcopy board game is just awesome. Very thematic. I rarely see posting where someone dislikes it.

 

I think if you had someone show you that actual game and play it a few times, you'd grow to appreciate it. I'm a little distanced at the moment or else I'd motor on over and break it out for you...

 

You might change my mind about dice games!


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Posted 13 September 2016 - 03:15 PM

I'd highly recommend Elder Sign and all four of its expansions. https://www.fantasyf...roducts-section

As already mentioned it plays  out a bit like Mythos Yahtzee and gets new players into the idea very quickly.

 

The simple pleasure and addictiveness of Cthulhu Wars can not be over stated. https://petersengame...m/cthulhu-wars/

Pricey though, Ebay and Amazon usually have it for less.

 

I'd also recommend Cthulhu Gloom, its lots of fun if people get into the story telling aspect. http://www.atlas-gam...bles/AG1330.php


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Posted 06 October 2016 - 04:24 PM

Arkham Express with some corrections to mechanics can be a rather interesting choice.



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Posted 07 October 2016 - 03:20 PM

Arkham Express? Something new? Didn't hear of it.
Pandemic Reign of Cthulhu is a very nice game, with easy to learn mechanic, cool minis and nice rate of replayability.

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Posted 07 October 2016 - 03:31 PM

Arkham Express? Something new? Didn't hear of it.

 

I believe it is a print and play version of Arkham Horror. See the BGG entry here: https://boardgamegee...arkham-express 


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Posted 08 October 2016 - 03:52 AM

I've checked it and it looks interesting. Thank You xthawx.

Still recommending Pandemic: Reign of Cthulhu.

For me the setup time and play time of Arkham Horror is so long, that it is easier for me to play a CoC session instead. 


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Posted 08 October 2016 - 06:45 AM

Yeah, Arkham Express is a compact and simple p'n'play version of Arkham. I tried it several times and liked its mechanics.



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Posted 13 October 2016 - 02:26 PM

I have only played Pandemic: Reign of Cthulhu once, but I loved it. I found it to be surprisingly different from Pandemic, which I also enjoy. In many ways, it actually gave me the play experience I always wanted from Arkham Horror, but was actually fun.  :-D