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Offline GamesPoet

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What Board Games Are you Playing in 2020?
« on: January 03, 2020, 09:23:25 PM »
As the title says ... What Board Games Are you Playing in 2020?

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Started off the year with a game of Sea Kings on New Year's Day.
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Offline Warlord

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Re: What Board Games Are you Playing in 2020?
« Reply #1 on: January 03, 2020, 10:38:17 PM »
My son got Guess Who for Christmas. We cracked it open yesterday and played a few rounds. He also got a super mario themed Uno deck of cards which we have also played.
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Re: What Board Games Are you Playing in 2020?
« Reply #2 on: January 04, 2020, 01:32:34 AM »
We got a game called Tsuro for our cousins and its really fun. Fully recommend.

We also got Ticket To Ride: North America for our on collection and Jenga! Jenga is awesome, and the entire clan has been getting really into it.

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Re: What Board Games Are you Playing in 2020?
« Reply #3 on: January 04, 2020, 12:09:13 PM »
Tsuro is so awesome and simple. Love it!

We also played Lords of Waterdeep yesterday.

And I and my youngest had a bout in Wings of War.
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Re: What Board Games Are you Playing in 2020?
« Reply #4 on: January 05, 2020, 01:23:05 PM »
Got in 3 more games of Sea Kings yesterday.  This time each game had 5 or 6 players, and this made for a game that seems to require a bit more focus on what strategy a player is going to take.

This game can be played with out the optional rules, but the optional rules have a good number of items that help increase the ability to lessen the luck sometimes involved with the cards one gets in their hands and the roll of the dice.
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Re: What Board Games Are you Playing in 2020?
« Reply #5 on: January 06, 2020, 06:32:38 AM »

We played our first family game of Dungeon for the year.




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Re: What Board Games Are you Playing in 2020?
« Reply #6 on: January 15, 2020, 11:19:16 AM »
My wife has the goal to play all of our games this year.  So far we've played 10 of 131.

The highlight so far is I've introduced chess to my oldest.
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Offline GamesPoet

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Re: What Board Games Are you Playing in 2020?
« Reply #7 on: January 15, 2020, 11:31:08 AM »
That is a cool goal!  Go for it, and keep us posted on how it is going. :icon_biggrin: :::cheers:::
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Re: What Board Games Are you Playing in 2020?
« Reply #8 on: January 16, 2020, 03:00:29 PM »
Anyone played "Terraforming Mars" by chance? The concept is intriguing and the board set up looks a bit like settlers of catan.

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Re: What Board Games Are you Playing in 2020?
« Reply #9 on: January 16, 2020, 03:52:10 PM »
I haven't, but it looks like something I might enjoy.  Have you played it?
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Re: What Board Games Are you Playing in 2020?
« Reply #10 on: January 16, 2020, 04:07:20 PM »
No, but I have heard of it I want to say 2 or 3 years ago, and was reminded of it when I saw this 25sec short by ProZD
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_LhxG51dFew

I like the idea of it and it sounds interesting. At a glance it looks like its been getting 4/5 stars. Wasn't sure if anyone here has played it and had any input.

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In the 2400s, mankind begins to terraform the planet Mars. Giant corporations, sponsored by the World Government on Earth, initiate huge projects to raise the temperature, the oxygen level, and the ocean coverage until the environment is habitable. In Terraforming Mars, you play one of those corporations and work together in the terraforming process, but compete for getting victory points that are awarded not only for your contribution to the terraforming, but also for advancing human infrastructure throughout the solar system, and doing other commendable things.
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Re: What Board Games Are you Playing in 2020?
« Reply #11 on: January 17, 2020, 02:11:19 PM »
Terraforming Mars was the game we played the most in 2019.  Absolutely love it.  It's probably currently in my top 5 favorite games.  We've got all of the expansions except for Venus Next.  I would highly recommend.
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Re: What Board Games Are you Playing in 2020?
« Reply #12 on: January 17, 2020, 03:05:04 PM »
Uh oh, with that kind of review from Wiss, going to need to get it.

And maybe when Feanor moves into the area, we can play it :icon_exclaim:
"Not all who wander are lost ... " Tolkien

"The beauty of curiosity and creativity is so much more useful than the passion of fear." me

"... my old suggestion is forget it, take two aspirins and go paint" steveb