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  1. @Matt Defis I think they are supposed to be multiplatform, now I come to think of it, aren't they? Resetera seem to think so anyway.
  2. I'd love a PS4 code, if there are any spare. Also, if anyone's feeling super-generous, one for my friend, who's not on the forum.
  3. I'd love a code too, if anyone has a spare - the pre-order prices appear to have gone back up again.
  4. Doesn't seem to be stand-alone: https://boardgamegeek.com/thread/2107975/dumb-question-expansion-or-separate-game
  5. The expansion is two new maps, a couple of challenges, and various American trucks, including some that (heresy!) can't go off-road! The new maps feel very different, as they're more built up and have extensive road systems, so you don't have that feeling of being in the middle of nowhere that you get in the base maps. Also, due to the roads, I did a lot more distance, at speed, than I did in the usual maps. Overall, I think it's worth it for a fiver, but there's plenty in the main game to be getting on with.
  6. No, I love the game, but you don't want to make it slower.
  7. Hmm..no, I can't see what the issue is. I took that truck out, got it onto the road and floored it, and it went all the way up to 9th gear, no problem. You're definitely in Automatic? So it says "Gear 1/9" in the bottom right of the screen? You can't have the parking brake on by accident, as I tried that and it just ground to a halt. Are you in easy or hardcore mode?
  8. Which vehicle are you in? Edit: Oh, hang on aren't you in a set vehicle in the challenges? I'll have a look.
  9. The new 7th Guest game is rated 2.3 at the moment: https://boardgamegeek.com/boardgame/225208/7th-guest-board-game
  10. Oh cool, I didn't know there was a RLLMUK connection. I backed it the other day, after my wife saw it somewhere. The illustrations are great, and I love that she's changed the suits, to Lasers, Mice, Boxes and Nip.
  11. Yeah, they could easily have changed the last couple of minutes. Very odd.
  12. What an odd situation. Make what was obviously supposed to be the final ever episode of the show, then have to write a way out of that, then axe it after a short season. Why even bother?
  13. I'm old enough that I remember the original era of arcade games, when they were everywhere: the local newsagent had a Missile Command machine, the café had Battlezone. Other than that, my only real exposure to arcade games was when the fair would visit, once a year. That had the full size Star Wars machine, which I'd always make a beeline for, even years after it first came out. Our local shop was RAM Electronics, who also made hardware for the Spectrum (joystick interfaces?) and we used to spend most Saturdays in there. They must have got sick of us, as we played more games than we bought. They had a Ghosts 'n Goblins machine in the corner, but I never got more than about 30s into that game. Then, when I was older, we used to cycle to Aldershot, where there was a proper arcade, which had stuff like APB, Toobin' and various sit-in motion-base rides, like Buggy Boy.
  14. Can I ask where you found a copy? Seems like it's out of stock everywhere.
  15. There's a doc about the making of it on tonight: BBC4, 7.30pm. I'm assuming it's a longer version of the clip above. https://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b0brzngq
  16. Watched the first episode and thought it was okay. But the fact that I've never got around to watching any more probably speaks volumes.
  17. Yes, the components are lovely, including a load of clear dice that are really pretty. It's quite a simple game, but good fun. Would work better with more than two players, I think. I seem to recall there was introductory scenario, and I didn't realise there were detailed instructions on the back of the cards, so keep that in mind. @jonnyalpha Is that the board game of VivaJava, or the dice game? I've played the dice game and it's well worth having a go of. I think the board game is supposed to be pretty good too. It's 3 players minimum though, so we've never got it.
  18. I know! It's ludicrous for a tenner. When I first opened the box, I could only see the expansion, and I was pretty happy with that, as I'd been thinking of getting the game anyway.
  19. I got The Captain is Dead, and one of the expansions for it. That's awesome, as I've actually had that on my BGG wishlist for ages. Definitely 'treat' for me.
  20. Yep, I'm up for it too. We could always see if anyone wants to swap for anything we might not like? But really, it's just an amusing idea.
  21. That would be great, thanks. Seriously, I've no idea how you managed to do it. Another amazing mix.
  22. I've never played the original, so I can't compare the two. I found this thread on BBG, where people give two different answers as to which is best. https://boardgamegeek.com/thread/2064328/original-or-dice-version It's a very puzzle-like roll and write, in that the decisions you make have a lot of knock-on effects. There's almost no player interaction though, in case that's important. But there's also no down time, as one person rolls the dice and everyone uses them at the same time. It comes with four different map layouts, so we tend to play at least a couple of games at a time, switching maps between games. I laminated the maps, which is good as, even though they supply a load, we'd have gone through a lot of them by now. Rahdo did a run-through of it, if you'd like to see it played:
  23. Yes, that one's supposed to be good. Looked like it might feel a bit too similar to Kokoro for us though. And they way they've released the variants bugged me.
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