The Board Game Thread


  • Pitcrew

    @WTFE

    Yes.

    Letters from Whitechapel and Spyfall are a close second and third place.



  • @reimesu

    Betrayal is the only answer. There is also an expansion for it now.

    ETA: Fury of Dracula is really good too.


  • Pitcrew

    @Bobotron

    I prefer Letters from Whitechapel to Fury of Dracula. It's too easy to track down Dracula's whereabouts in Fury and the few times my group has played, he hasn't been that scary in a fight either.



  • @Ominous
    Must be our game setup then, we have had a majority Dracula wins when we've played.


  • Pitcrew

    @Bobotron

    We could easily be playing it wrong too. Then again, Jack the Ripper rarely wins in our Letters from Whitechapel games, so maybe our group is really good at deduction and chasing down people.



  • FYI, It's Extra Life Table Top appreciation weekend. The official weekend for all of Extra Life (where you can still play board games too) is on November 4th. But if you like watching Table Top gaming, there is probably some going on, on Twitch for charity and stuff!



  • Winning at Letters is really difficult for Jack if the sleuths are paying any attention, there's very little room for fuckups.


  • Pitcrew

    @Cupcake said in The Board Game Thread:

    It's really hard to narrow down a singular favorite. Generally I prefer co-op games (love love love Pandemic) and I used to just utterly hate screw-your-buddy games, but in more recent years I've realized it's not the games, it's the people. The people I learned to play Munchkin with were dicks. My boardgame group in more recent years is a much more fun, mature bunch.

    I have a certain fondness for Dixit because I love games that require "thinking outside the box". I mentioned co-ops and Pandemic is my go-to for that. Takaido has some of the most beautiful art.

    Having recently played Bears vs. Babies, I can attest to it being hella fun.

    The fact that I am undefeated in my group at Cards Against Humanity has nothing to do with anything, as I have since retired. Too much of a good/awful thing.

    I LOVE Dixit. The first time I played it was on New Years Eve at a friend's party and I was too champagne addled to understand the rules. The second time I learned it doesn't matter if you understand the rules!



  • @Gingerlily said in The Board Game Thread:

    I LOVE Dixit. The first time I played it was on New Years Eve at a friend's party and I was too champagne addled to understand the rules. The second time I learned it doesn't matter if you understand the rules!

    Jesus! I'm supposed to hate you, but you're making it really fucking difficult.

    Dixit! is one of the best all-rounder games I've played.


  • Pitcrew

    @WTFE said in The Board Game Thread:

    @Gingerlily said in The Board Game Thread:

    I LOVE Dixit. The first time I played it was on New Years Eve at a friend's party and I was too champagne addled to understand the rules. The second time I learned it doesn't matter if you understand the rules!

    Jesus! I'm supposed to hate you, but you're making it really fucking difficult.

    You are? Don't let people boss you around. Also yay for Dixit. Another thing that is fun about it is you can play it with whoever. My 8 year old plays with us. She's no more or less likely to win than anyone else so she digs it.


  • Pitcrew

    Just played Bring Your Own Book tonight, it was REALLY fun. Think "Cards Against Humanity", but where you've got 60 seconds to find the answer in a book. (Everyone picks out a book. Any book. One of our players tonight used a cookbook.) When you win two cards, you pass the books to the left, so everyone gets a new book.

    LOTS of fun.


  • Coder

    Wow, I didn't know there was one of these. Almost a year since a reply? Like a virus, you can't completely kill it.

    Continuing @EmmahSue and my spoiler-free Pandemic Legacy (Season One) story.

    --

    AUGUST.

    Things have really started to fall apart. Northern United States is still in a panic over the July 4th Riots (even though they weren't technically on the 4th, but close enough for government work) and the hell born of Africa's fertile disease vectors has given us a lot more to think about.

    John Doe (@EmmahSue) was shaken when the truth was revealed. No, I shouldn't say the truth, but a truth. Truths have been coming as fast as they can, hard truths—anti-vaxers protesting in the streets and denying their role in all this—as well as good truths—we have a handle on this and the CDC has given us leeway like never before.

    We will see if we still have a job with them at the end of this.

    --

    Other board games that are awesome:


  • Tutorialist

    @thenomain

    • Unearthed
    • Kingdom Builder
    • Kingdomino
    • Patchwork
    • Betrayal at the House on the Hill
    • Stellar
    • Big Book of Madness
    • Photosynthesis (?? the cute tree game)
    • Tokaido
    • The Sinking Island Co Op
    • The Sinking Island PvP
    • Hmmmmm, what else does cobalt like...

    I dunno, but I wanna play Sushi Go!


  • Pitcrew

    I have been playing boatloads of Gloomhaven via Tabletop Simulator with friends, and it is awesome. So fun!


  • Coder

    @rinel

    Are you using the board that sets up the scenarios for you automatically? Because that one is A-MAZING.

    @EmmahSue , @Cobaltasaurus , EmmaDad and I will be embarking on our first trial combat this Tuesday. (Note: EmmaDad has played Gloomhaven before. He's interested and we'll benefit from someone who knows the rules.)