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Physical games - JohnnyDavids13 - 04-22-2016 10:15 AM

I am looking for suggestions for a new card/board game to pick up, anybody have any really good suggestions? Anything for 2-8 players will be great :)

RE: Physical games - Palamedes - 04-24-2016 01:49 AM

Hm, I'm a big fan of cooperative (or semi-cooperative) games so I'd suggest Pandemic, Forbidden Island/Desert, Battlestar, Dead of Winter, Betrayal at House on the Hill, Touch of Evil, Arkham/Eldritch Horror, Study in Emerald, Mansions of Madness, Descent, probably a few others but at the top of my head that's it. You might also notice the slight horror trend, I think there's something about that genre that just meshes well with that sort of game. Most of these can be pretty complex to learn at first, though are fairly easy once you've got the rules down. I can go on and on about just any of these but I'll just drop the list and not bore everyone terribly.

If you're looking for a really cool spin on a more common game I'd recommend Risk Legacy - it fixes almost all of the problems inherent with traditional Risk (like taking forever and being a huge frustrating snoozefest once you're obviously winning or losing), and also makes every game inherently - and irrevocably - different. Legacy games in general I find pretty fun but this is probably the one game where it really made a difference.

RE: Physical games - JohnnyDavids13 - 04-24-2016 12:35 PM

Wow that is a lot! Thanks for all the suggestions :D

RE: Physical games - Chocolate Pi - 04-20-2017 11:08 AM

I hear WitchHunt is pretty good:

RE: Physical games - Routten - 01-08-2018 01:07 AM

Some great suggestions, Palamedes. I've played about half of those. Pandemic and Dead of Winter are probably my favorite ones from that list. Which one is your favorite?

RE: Physical games - Palamedes - 01-08-2018 09:46 AM

Oh what a question, I'm afraid I'll have to almost completely flake out and say it depends on my mood. Like I said, I typically enjoy more complex games but sometimes you don't want to spend two hours playing a single game.

Recently though I've gotten hooked on Betrayal at Baldur's Gate, a fantasy spinoff of regular betrayal that I think improved the typical experience. Kill Doctor Lucky is pretty great too, and pretty fast paced. Kingdom Death Monster is great and incredible/horrifying looking, but buying a physical copy of that is tantamount to deciding you want to sleep outside for the month or two.

Of the ones I already said, Dead of Winter's maybe my top complex game and Touch of Evil has an ultra cheesy soundtrack which I am 100% about.