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2024/06/23
07:59 UTC

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Super Basketball Terrific Game (beta)

Hey All, I'm creating what I think is a fun little Web game that is a little bit space base inspired and features basketball players from various eras. It's a basic dice rolling game of chance. There's plenty of improvements to come but if you'd like to give it a try and provide some feedback I'd really appreciate it. Play as often as you like and share with friends.

Link: https://www.ecolivingguide.com.au/ball.html

Mods have approved me sharing this post.

Cheers

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2024/06/23
06:59 UTC

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Daily Game Recommendations Thread (June 23, 2024)

Welcome to /r/boardgames's Daily Game Recommendations

This is a place where you can ask any and all questions relating to the board gaming world including but not limited to:

  • general or specific game recommendations
  • help identifying a game or game piece
  • advice regarding situation limited to you (e.g, questions about a specific FLGS)
  • rule clarifications
  • and other quick questions that might not warrant their own post

Asking for Recommendations

You're much more likely to get good and personalized recommendations if you take the time to format a well-written ask. We highly recommend using this template as a guide. Here is a version with additional explanations in case the template isn't enough.

Bold Your Games

Help people identify your game suggestions easily by making the names bold.

Additional Resources

  • See our series of Recommendation Roundups on a wide variety of topics people have already made game suggestions for.
  • If you are new here, be sure to check out our Community Guidelines
  • For recommendations that take accessibility concerns into account, check out MeepleLikeUs and their recommender.
2 Comments
2024/06/23
05:01 UTC

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Anyone able to tell me what games these belong to?

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2024/06/22
11:27 UTC

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Anyone have to How to Host a Murder Class of ‘54 Host guide?

Looking for pics of the Host guide for the Class of ‘54 How to Host a Murder game. Somehow ended up with the rest and didn’t realize it was missing from the box. If anyone could send me pics, that would be greatly appreciated. Thank you!

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2024/06/22
15:12 UTC

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Any clue where this token is from?

I can't seem to find a match!

2 Comments
2024/06/22
20:45 UTC

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Brass Birmingham: where to find players?

Hey there fellow board gamers,

I recently played "Brass: Birmingham" and absolutely loved it. Now I'm keen to play it online, but I'm not sure about the best way to go about this. I have a few questions I hope you can help me with:

  1. Where's the best place to look for online players for "Brass: Birmingham"?
  2. I know the game is available on both Steam and Tabletopia. Are there any other platforms I should consider?
  3. Does every player need to buy a digital version of the game or sign up for a monthly plan to play together? How does this work on different platforms?
  4. If you've played online, which platform would you recommend and why?

I'd really appreciate any insights or advice you can offer. Thanks in advance for your help!

Looking forward to hearing about your experiences!

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2024/06/23
04:34 UTC

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Good place to find people to play social deduction games with?

Hi all, I go to meetups and stuff for board games but I notice that for the average game meetup people do NOT like playing social deduction games like Secret Hitler Avalon etc.. This is pain because those are my absolute FAVORITE games, and in college we played it so much. I was surprised that new people I meet don't like social deduction games. Any idea on a good place to find people?

7 Comments
2024/06/23
04:02 UTC

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Clank Legacy sticker sheet H

Hello, can someone please share a photo of sticker sheet H for Clank Legacy. I think I messed something up and I don't have the sheet anymore. Thank you!

SPOILERS

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2024/06/23
03:43 UTC

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Exit: Cursed Labyrinth

Was anyone else slightly pissed after wasting 45 minutes on puzzles that require you to reference things not listed as a material for the game?

We definitely felt cheated on several puzzles and honestly lost any immersion or drive to finish.

It's an escape room game, right? So why would I need to backtrack out of the labyrinth to my house, pull out my birth certificate, then hold it to the sun and count the vowels in the watermark?

It wasn't listed as a material for the game, nor was it listed as an additional material (pen, pencil, paper, ruler, etc).

We'll finish it tomorrow, but we aren't looking forward to it.

Anyone else annoyed like I am?

6 Comments
2024/06/23
02:59 UTC

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To what game do these player pieces belong?

Based on the colors, I assume it’s a modern title.

16 Comments
2024/06/23
02:41 UTC

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Newly acquired gaming table.

So I've spent a lot of time here telling people to just get a drop-leaf table instead of buying one of the things actually billed as a "gaming table" because they make more sense from a pragmatic perspective. Today I drank my own Kool Aid because I'm now in a place where I may well host games, and in a small two bedroom apartment to boot. A photo of my "new" purchase is attached.

This is a double drop-leaf table that is a pleasant 46x28 inches when folded, with legroom access on each of the 28 sides. It tucks up against the wall and serves as a buffet-sized table when not needed for bigger purposes.

Fully expanded it's 46x76, which seats 8 comfortably and could host a game of Case Blue with little trouble.

$36 from Habitat for Humanity.

It has some damage, but its biggest sin is dirt and grime, which will just require a bit of Murphy's to clear. I've already cleaned a part of the center section (front left corner) with just a couple of baby wipes to experiment, and the color is coming up nicely. You can see it in the photo. The bigger damage patch is actually mostly something on the surface, which is clearing as well. And there's scuff paint on it towards the back that clears with a fingernail.

But it's the grime that makes it look dark. That grime got the price under $40 once the Saturday discount was applied. I need to clean in more detail, buff off the paint and touch up the scratches with matching stain and a bit of wax. But this table plus the three blue velvet padded chairs (in a similar shade of wood as the table's true color) came in at $60 total. I have four other chairs that can be pressed into service on game night, but I'll be sitting in the velvet chair with the fancy arms because it's MY house! I get the throne!

I know y'all like to blow big bucks on a "gaming" table and for those of you that have the space and the money more power to you. But for folks out there in small places with limited budgets this is a very real option available to you. These tables are out there from 75 years ago when things were tighter, and they're made of real wood and tough as nails. A couple of bucks for a tablecloth, touch-up or some refinishing can put your small living room in play for game night with six or even eight people. At the end of the night it folds back into its corner and gives you your room back for other uses. This CAN be done, and you'll have a big pile of money left over for other cool things!

$36

5 Comments
2024/06/23
01:30 UTC

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Nokosu Dice, any chance for a reprint?

Been looking for Nokosu dice for a while, and all I can find are $120 copies on Ebay. I heard the designer brought a few hundred copies to Essen last year which gives me a little bit of hope that it might eventually get a reprint.

Anyone know where I can get a copy that’s not outrageously priced (Canada)? Or if there is any news/chance of a reprint?

(I’m aware you can kind of build your own copy, but I’d like the real thing if possible)

4 Comments
2024/06/23
01:21 UTC

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Wyrmspan - Opening Moves and Strategy Tips

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2024/06/23
00:10 UTC

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Haunted mansion

Does anyone know of a game that was basically a haunted mansion, and had a skull that glowed in the dark that fell from the attic or something like that. I don't even know if this is the right place to ask it lol

5 Comments
2024/06/22
23:21 UTC

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What Games Did You Get From Origins 2024?

For those that went, what games did you buy or what's on your list to buy from there?

13 Comments
2024/06/22
23:11 UTC

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Scotland Yard in different cities?

Hi all,

As me, my friends and my family love to play an occasional game of Scotland Yard, I was wondering if there are any editions available where the board would represent a different city. I couldn't find anything online so far, thanks!

1 Comment
2024/06/22
22:56 UTC

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Betrayal Legacy - Helm usage in Chapter 3?

In Betrayal Legacy, in chapter 3 we're told to add our crests to the helm at the beginning of play - does that mean adding the stickers, or the tokens? We've taken a picture of our tokens on there so we can add the stickers next session if we need to!

4 Comments
2024/06/22
22:55 UTC

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Trying to identify a boat based card game

Hello, trying to identify a card game on behalf of a friend. Prepare for a vague description...

The game is played with cards of different colours and numbers, which (mostly?) have boats on them. There are not equal numbers of each type of card. Each round you play a card and hope the other players have a higher number than the one you've played. There is also a kraken card, but no memory of what this does.

Sounds similar to sh*thead to me, but Ive had no luck searching on Google and bgg. Any ideas?

4 Comments
2024/06/22
21:15 UTC

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Looking a pipe/tube boardgame from the 90s probable

It’s like a tube, a map can be rolled out from it, ha a little plastic globe on top that you can press and small dices inside rolls. On the bottom i think there was a pen. Many thanks in advance.

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2024/06/22
20:54 UTC

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Root, Clank or Heat Pedal to the Metal?

A relative of mine is giving away their boardgames and I can chose one of these three game for free.

Which one would you chose and why?

Also, which one would work better for 2 players?

Edit: For those asking, it's simple Clank, not Catacombs.

35 Comments
2024/06/22
20:53 UTC

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Nemesis rules - fire damage

If I’m playing solo with one character .. if fire damage is each turn, would I take a light wound every 2 actions I play (since a turn is two actions..?)

4 Comments
2024/06/22
20:51 UTC

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ESCAPE OF THE DEAD minigame

Como primeiro post estou disponibilizando esse jogo solo, para quem já jogou Zumbicide vai achar bem parecido.

Esse jogo é gringo, mas eu traduzi para nosso português. Estou disponibilizando a versão original e a traduzida. Bom jogo!!!

Clique no link para baixar: https://drive.google.com/drive/folders/1JuPGycDdBQgdD52ufVGttKwg3ipvUo3E

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2024/06/22
20:45 UTC

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20 Strong Question: Monarch Boss Card

Hey everyone, I could not find anything about this card online, so i wanted to ask you guys how you play the "Monarch" boss card from the Solar Sentinels deck. I have the German version and translated it says: The damage of all other enemies is 1. Here only 3 damage may be applied per round.

AND

exhaust: Dice are not exhausted here.

So I have two questions:

  1. Is the damage per round meant to be a limit to the damage all enemies may deal to me or does it limit the damage per round which I can deal to the boss?

  2. Which dice are not exhausted? Any die used in the confrontation or only dice which are applied to the boss card?

Please help. I already defeated this boss twice, because I had basically all dice available and would be able to do like 15 damage while having 6 health. However, it feels like I am not winning correctly, because I am not sure whether I played the boss card right.

3 Comments
2024/06/22
20:34 UTC

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Star Fluxx or Star Trek Fluxx?

I love Star Fluxx.

As a Star Trek fan would I like Star Trek Fluxx better? Or does the variety of Sci-Fi in Star Fluxx make it better?

9 Comments
2024/06/22
19:05 UTC

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Is Myth a terrible game?

I heard horror stories about rulebook. Has it been revised into better version or still as awful as at the beginning?

And what do you think of gameplay? How does it compare to other crawlers like Descent, Gloomhaven, Sword&Sorcery?

12 Comments
2024/06/22
18:46 UTC

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Wingspan Asia - to return it or not?

Hi everyone, Me and my fiance have recently started playing some light boardgames during our evenings. I'm talking about stuff like Exploding kittens, splendor duel, sea salt and paper, etc... Very very basic stuff. The other day I was browsing Amazon and I fell in love with Wingspan Asia, purely on a surface level. I knew nothing about the game, and when we tried to play it last night we found ourselves a little lost. Seems kinda too complicated for us, or at least we're not grasping the rules yet. Now my question is, did I skip too far ahead? Is the game too advanced for us? Should I just return it and get something that's more suited to us, and if so, what? Thanks in advance guys

17 Comments
2024/06/22
18:01 UTC

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Vintage 1986 Supremacy game!

I just paid $30 for pure un-adulturatred nostalgia. I wandered into a game store while on vacation and they had a copy of Supremacy on their used game shelf.

It didn't have a price, and the guy at the counter, clearly the owner, himmed and hawed and eventually said $30. Box was ragged, but it had all the pieces, rules and the expansion resource deck.

Oh man... I got off light. I would have paid twice as much for the "Risk with Nuclear weapons" game from my youth. okay. maybe not. But $30 seemed like a fair price (and a quick after the fact look at ebay confirms this)

I hadn't thought about that game in a while but as soon as I saw, it, I knew I had to have it. I remember people complaining about the market dynamics, where it was all boom and bust, but honestly, that given the last 40 years, that seems like the most realistic thing about it,. LOL

5 Comments
2024/06/22
16:13 UTC

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