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  1. 2 hours ago, Stanley said:

    Yeah Moving Out, my daughter keeps asking to get that, think I’ll buy an extra controller tbh as there are quite a few multiplayer games aren’t there?

     

    Moving Out is great fun, and has the ability to totally customise the difficulty level. Perfect for playing with someone young and\or less experienced with games.

  2. I was really surprised that there wasn't any footage of the build after February last year. All the other builds this series had at least some stuff shot during the gaps between lockdowns, and even had Kevin doing a Zoom call with one couple.

     

    Given that the last footage before that was her throwing a massive strop, about Kevin's comments, I reckon she got the hump and wouldn't let them back until it was done and dusted.

     

    I really wasn't that keen on the end result, even if I'm not as much of a purist as Kevin. I know there was a lot of rotten stuff that needed replacing, but they went into with ludicrous expections and far too little money. Why even buy a place like that, if you're just going to make it look like a generic new build inside? They started off with him doing all the interior pointing and then just gave up and plastered over everything. With the foundations being as bad as they are, that's going to be a maze of cracks before the end of the year.

  3. On 22/10/2020 at 14:35, moosegrinder said:

    That publisher one will probably cost as much in shipping :/

     

    No, I bought my copy from them and it was $12 shipping. Not cheap, but not horrendous as they've got a UK fulfilment centre. The worst part was that they just sat on the order for a week, before sending it out; it came quickly after that though.

  4. On 17/07/2020 at 17:21, wev said:

    I'm gonna lower the tone a bit, and I fully expect to get begged, but the supporting actress with her hair combed forward is pretty hot

     

    Don't get on the wrong side of The Bullet:

     

  5. 16 hours ago, frumious said:

    Love it!  What's that you're playing?

     

    VivaJava: The Coffee Game: The Dice Game. An over-complicated title for a fairly simple, fun game. Locally anyway: it was a bit more complex than I thought it would be over Zoom, hence the need for a second camera. Before that, we played SteamRollers, which worked very well.

     

    Most roll and write games play well remotely. Our friends don't have a printer, so we've laminated some scoring sheets and posted them to them.

  6. Our weekly Zoom gaming session with friends moved to a two-camera setup last night:

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    The phone captured a wide of the main playing area and cards that tracked what each player was doing, while the ipad had a close up view of ability cards and dice rolls. Worked really well! 

    In recent sessions I've already added an LED panel to the basic lamp so, by the end of all this, I'm expecting to be using a full TV Outside Broadcast truck. :D

  7. Generally, I'd say that a roll and write would be perfect for you, but I guess it depends if he has any motor control impairment? They're good too as, generally, all information you need is visible at all times, so there's not much need to keep a lot of things in memory. Some of them can be very good solo too.

     

    They can be a bit hard to come by right now, as everyone's playing them over Zoom. Some good entry level ones are: Noch Mal!, Kokoro and Qwixx. Getting more advanced, you have Welcome to..., Corinth and Castles of Burgundy the dice game.

     

    If you can get hold of some dice and a printer, Corinth is available as a print and play version right now, here.

     

    Back to normal board games, Patchwork is very good, and I'd put in another vote for Carcassonne (ignore the farm rules, at least at the start - those can get pretty confusing).

     

    Definitely not Ghost Stories though, it's much more complex than it looks.

  8. 13 hours ago, frumious said:

    Sherlock Holmes Consulting Detective - very word-based, could work well with most stuff being read out at my end.  Thinking about sending over pics of the newspaper and map so that the far end don't have to spend the entire time listening to us talk.

     

    The publisher have made some of the materials available for download, to help with remote play. Go here:

    https://www.spacecowboys.fr/sherlock-holmes-consultingdetective

    Hit 'More' under the edition you have and then scroll down to 'Material for Remote Play'.

     

    There have been a lot of other games and expansions released as Print and Play, which are being collected here:

    https://www.boardgamegeek.com/geeklist/271049/publisher-covid-19-response-offers-free-stay-home/page/1

     

    The best one for me has been the full game of Corinth. If you've got some spare dice, it's a great game, and really easy to play remotely.

    https://drive.google.com/drive/folders/1juhTYboh6Qoh3ENwl07tYrY_lu1gKG5g

     

    Most roll and write games work well remotely - we had a session with some friends at the weekend. They don't have a printer, so I laminated some scoring sheets for various games and posted them to them. :D

    Check Boardgamegeek and you'll probably find printable files for scoring sheets.

  9. On 26/01/2020 at 19:19, Goose said:

    In the Humble Bundle, I got Think of the Children. It looks very much like a mobile game upgraded for the PC (though I could be wrong). You play a parent tasked with looking after six kids while also doing other tasks, such as tending to a BBQ, setting a table. It's pure chaos and had us laughing (and shouting) last night. Be warned though, the difficulty curve is high almost instantly. 

     

    I've got a free code for Think of the Children, if anyone wants it. More available here:

    DM me for codes.

  10. 6 hours ago, Freeman said:

    Pretty sure the Xbox Game Pas Ultimate deal ended

     

    It looks like it's still running, if anyone hasn't taken advantage of it yet:

    https://www.microsoft.com/en-gb/p/xbox-game-pass/CFQ7TTC0KHS0/0007?activetab=pivot:overviewtab

     

    The other day, MS were even advertising the fact you could load up on Live or Game Pass months before converting, calling it a 'life hack'. So they must be getting a ton of new subs out of it.

  11. 1 hour ago, Zio said:

    This last weekend we went a little nuts and bought Pandemic (haven't actually opened it yet but I know it's supposed to be good)

     

    Pandemic is absolutely brilliant - a modern classic for a good reason. And it's a great co-op game, so your GF may really like it because of that. My wife and I don't do loads of competitive stuff, so we've played a lot of co-ops in our time. Can't play base Pandemic any more though: she plays about ten games a day of the ipad version and so doesn't like the way I play the board version: too slow and don't make the right decisions. :D

     

    If you find you like it, have a look at Pandemic Legacy, which is Pandemic with a story campaign. Stick with the base one for a while though.

  12. 33 minutes ago, Billy Brown said:

    I realise this is a stupid question but can anybody confirm that the EU Xbox Live codes in the link above will work with a UK account?

     

    Yes, that one works fine - it's the one I bought when I did the Game Pass deal.

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