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General Discussions / So... Board Games?
« on: August 09, 2013, 09:09:22 PM »
Hey everyone,

So there's a book thread, movie thread, anime thread, etc. and I wanted to start one for a pastime I greatly enjoy--boardgaming. What are some of your favorites and why? What new game have you tried recently that you really enjoyed or disliked? I'm not heavy into tabletop gaming but I would be interested to hear about that too.

One game I really like is Mage Knight. There are just so many tactical decisions one can make in a turn and I really like the level up system they implemented. Players can be co-op, semi-co-op, or competitive, and explore a random map to uncover enemies and locations to get stronger in order to defeat boss castles hosting many enemies. Games can run up to 8 hours or so but it always feels like a full adventure.

Ghost Stories is my favorite game, hands down. It's a co-op game that's brutally hard with a very strong Asian ghost theme. Players are monks trying to save a village from invading ghosts, and they have to survive waves of enemies in order to get to a final boss. Everyone has a special power of their own and have to work together and strategise to survive and defeat Wu Feng. Villagers aid the monks in their endeavor by providing perks. The game carries a constant sense of urgency, and wins and losses are usually nail-bitingly close.

Ginkgopolis is a newer game I enjoy has a bunch of elements that are uncommonly seen together. Players use cards to place territories, thus building a city outwards and upwards while managing their resources and displacing other players. In the process, they gain area control that grants points at the end of the game, and by playing the right cards, give themselves bonuses that either aid them during the game or provide points at the end. Oh, and your hand of cards rotates every turn. It's fairly straightforward once you get the hang of it, and it's a beautiful game with well made components.

Thoughts, comments, random ramblings... go! I'm always on the lookout for more games to learn and play.

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