Boardgames - What have you played recently?

2nd Game of Dinosaur World, results the same as last night (Ben first, Jenny second, me last) except this time I was - like - REALLY last (only scored 7 points after deductions for all the visitor deaths. Ben scored 57, Jenny scored 53.) I blame them for having nice, safe dinosaur parks. Have they not watched Jurassic Park?
 

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Since April 2nd:

  • Paris
  • Foundations of Rome
  • Space Base (lots)
  • Lost Ruins of Arnak
  • Um Krone und Kragen
  • Legendary Encounters: Alien
  • The City (lots!)
  • Favour of the Pharoah
  • Streets
  • Britannia
  • Cloudspire (4-5 solo scenarios)
  • At the Gates of Loyang
  • Carnival Zombie v2.0
  • Return to Dark Tower (4-5 games so far)
  • burncycle
  • San Marco
  • Airships
  • Carcassonne: Die Burg
  • El Caballero
  • Villagers + Shifting Seasons
  • + others I have probably forgotten
Currently looking at another Britannia game soon, plus I would like to try Pericles, Paths of Glory, Wilderness War, Crown of Roses (all GMT games)
 
Britannia really needs 4 players. We are playing this Saturday so I'll time it and see how long it takes.
We've played it about a dozen times. It took a good four games to get it down to the 5 hours playing time suggested. Maybe I game with players who suffer from analysis paralysis, but I would suggest if it's your first time the four of you are playing that you give yourselves a good six hour slot.
 
We've played it about a dozen times. It took a good four games to get it down to the 5 hours playing time suggested. Maybe I game with players who suffer from analysis paralysis, but I would suggest if it's your first time the four of you are playing that you give yourselves a good six hour slot.
I've played it quite a lot since 1986! A few weeks ago I did a solo run through and it took me 2.5 hours. I wasn't really tracking scoring though. This time will be longer as a couple of players have not played it before.

I remember playing a game a long time ago, and one of the players had only played Risk. When the Romans approached the north, all the Picts ran out of the mountains to fight the Romans - with predictable results. It's the only game I've ever seen where the board was practically empty when the Romans left...
 

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We've played it about a dozen times. It took a good four games to get it down to the 5 hours playing time suggested. Maybe I game with players who suffer from analysis paralysis, but I would suggest if it's your first time the four of you are playing that you give yourselves a good six hour slot.
Wouldn’t mind trying it myself. We should set up another Boardgames meet.
 
Talisman has been in the news lately as s role playing game.

Would you consider that a viable new avenue for the Talisman IP? II have been tempted to get the RPG, lots of sakes going on.
I took a look at the RPG when it was announced and was unpersuaded. Didn't quite see the point, and the production wasn't sufficiently great in itself to make me get it.
 
Britannia really needs 4 players. We are playing this Saturday so I'll time it and see how long it takes.
Ok we had 4 players (+1 who turned up a bit later so took over from me with some help). Only one had played before other than me. Started at 12:30 and we finished about 5:45 so 5:15 hours including rules.

Romans got off to a tricky start and only made it about halfway up England. As a result the Picts were very strong and the Scotii never got a foothold in Scotland. It also meant that the Brigantes and Welsh did well. The Romano-British and the Belgae held on right up to the last, with the R-B being eliminated on turn 16. Saxons did well having enough red votes to be Bretwalda all 3 times. There was never a King as no one faction was able to get enough areas to hold. Harold was killed in a battle against William (near Gloucester) but it was a close thing. Svein Estrithson didn't last long, and the game ended with an impasse between William and Harald Hardrada.

Final scores:

Yellow: Romans 56 + Romano-British 12 + Scots 4 + Norwegians 32 + Dubliners 13 = 117
Green: Caledonians 46 + Danes 50 + Jutes 12 + Welsh 100 = 208
Red: Brigantes 52 + Irish 16 + Norsemen 34 + Saxons 112 = 214
Blue: Belgae 26 + Picts 79 + Angles 64 + Normans 36 = 205
 
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