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    The Kickstarter Group Thread

    Nah I have an issue with 90% of miniature based games in that they are appearance + amount of plastic over mechanics and innovation. My test is if you removed the minis and made them counters would the game still be interesting and the answer is mostly always no. Strangely anything based on a video game IP falls into this category.
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    What are you playing?

    Will let you know how LFW plays with 6 as our group are planning on a game at that count this week.
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    What are you playing?

    Visited the Glasgow games festival today and got to play Treasure Island it’s a hidden movement game of sorts where one player is long john silver who hides the treasure at the start and the others are searching the map for it. You write on the main board with dry wipe markers moving and searching using the various tools (range circles, rulers, compass markers). As long john you have to reveal certain info every few turns - you have to tell the truth unless you use one of your 2 bluff tokens - you can lie if you choose but these are hidden and players have to use limited powers to reveal them. I made it all the way to the second last round before they uncovered my treasure - a slip up on my part because of the info I revealed to one player. It’s certainly one I might pick up as the group I played with all loved it.
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    Recommended Family Games

    Camel Up is always a good laugh and the new edition looks lovely
  5. Last post of these honest I’m just so pleased by how they’ve turned out for a first attempt. Thanks to @DukeOfEarlsfield I hope I’ve done the game I bought from you justice - now I need to actually play it.
  6. Yay was dry this morning so I got the primer on and have spent the afternoon working on the monsters. Now just the hero mice to get working on (a couple have been started in the background)
  7. So I picked up mice and mystics from here a little while back, partly to play with the little one and partly to get some mini painting practice in. Started on roaches and rats yesterday - quite pleased with the results for a complete novice. Was hoping to get the rest under coated today but the rain has put a stop to that
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    Red Dead Redemption 2

    Nope - I find myself getting absorbed in the world and before I know it hours have passed. It’s better than the original in every way and I’m only on chapter 3.
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    Red Dead Redemption 2

    I had the same issue - I wondered if you need the squirrel as well at the same time and I can’t see any of the little critters anywhere.
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    Bargain buys for everyone.

    Well my £10 box arrived and I got a cooy of Mission Red Planet - light little area control game - looks fun and seems to be well rated on BGG. Happy with that especially as it plays up to 6 and we often struggle for games that play quickly with little downtime in the group at that count.
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    Bargain buys for everyone.

    I just can’t wait to see what everyone gets on the BGT&C group so I can be jealous of the ones that get a treat
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    What are you playing?

    Couple of new arrivals have made it to the table this week. Robin Hood and the merry men - my newest Kickstarter arrival. It’s a semi co-op that mixes worker placement, push your luck dice rolling, hand management, a pandemic like constant increasing threat and a scythe style scoring mechanism for the end game (if you get that far). I think it’ll take a few plays to get to grips with everything there is to do and the board feels very busy - maybe a bit too busy but the 5 player game we had was enjoyed by all despite the game kicking our arses at just over halfway - next tine we’ll teach Prince John a lesson. Also been playing Wildlands - now I have to admit to not being the biggest fan of games with a pile of minis, even less so if it’s a purely combat based game but this skirmish combat game is designed by Martin Wallace and I’m a sucker for most of his stuff so I couldn’t refuse a bargain priced copy. I’ve only played a few 2 player games so far but I can see this having legs. It’s easy to teach with multi use cards, hand management, a simple set of rules and a nice clean board design but there’s a decent amount of strategy and depth in there - it’s going to take a few games at a higher player count (which should be chaos in a good way) to get a proper feel for it but I can see this being an ideal 60 minute game for my group with loads of replay value - especially with 2 expansions and a map pack announced that can be played as a normal faction or added in as a rule breaker.
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    RetroArch + Frontend help.

    There are a bunch of .bat files in the advanced folder - if you run them you can change the filters from that and if you want back to basics just run the defaults.bat If you get any joy setting up other systems please let me know as I’d love to merge the 2.5 gold and the 2 packed together as the gold has the likes of Dragons Lair and Space ace as well.
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    RetroArch + Frontend help.

    Coinops basically decompressed to a drive, you run the exe and it’s done. Easiest retro front end I’ve used.
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    Netflix - Releases & Recommendations

    You’re thinking of Malificent - different thing
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