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    Had the craziest turn in Just One last night. Guesser chose "bellybutton" as his word, and there were 5 people giving clues. Four of us wrote the clue "umbilical" and wiped each other out, leaving one clue ("lint") for the guesser. Good luck friend! (He did not get it.)

    Also played a couple games of Not Alone, which made me happy. And I got introduced to Trial by Trolley, a recently Kickstarted game featuring C&H art, which is hilarious and fun.

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    Wow. This guy's tutorials make me wish I had a garage, an infinite supply of time, and more board games. And money.

    https://www.pixelartmeeple.com/category/tutorials/

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    I didn't know BGG had a store, but they do! And they sell interesting bits and tokens, like these Terraforming Mars dual-layer boards and these Power Grid tokens. Neat!

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    Tom Vasel just reviewed a game called 1942, and he mentioned the publisher (Looping Games) has a whole series of year-based games that have the same form factor but are nothing alike. I was intrigued so I looked them up:


    I hope their next one is either 0 - Jesus or 2016 - Rise of Trump.

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    Funhaus hauled out the early-90s board game Omega Virus, and played it on video. This moment made me laugh. The 90s were a weird time for board games.

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    I recently (finally) got to play my copy of Jaws, a "one vs. many" co-opetitive (?) game with multiple acts and a "hidden movement" element similar to Whitechapel/Whitehall/Dracula.

    In the first act, the Jaws player stalks swimmers around the island, while the rest of the players control Brody, Quint, and Hooper and spend their time trying to save swimmers and track the shark. In the second and final act, actual combat occurs while Jaws tries to munch the Orca and its crew, while the crew is simultaneously trying to shoot the hell out of an angry shark.

    We had a great time, it was a lot of fun and I can't wait to play it again. The components are nice and colorful, pleasant to look at. The mechanics are easy to understand, every player has a unique power or two. It's not a hugely complex game, just a fun one.

    There's also a game called Die Hard: The Nakatomi Heist which seems awfully similar. Licensed property, multiple acts, asymmetric one vs. many gameplay... but the reviews on this one aren't very good. Dice Tower didn't care for it, while Jaws got a Seal of Approval.

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    Just noticed this in the description of a Dice Tower video:

    Tom Vasel talks about twenty games that changed his life. This is his fiftieth video in the series, talking about Catan!

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    Guys I bought "Root" and the expansion to Root called "Riverfolk" and I doubt I'm ever going to get to play it please help me


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    Hey, I've played this! It's fun if you're, uh, drunk or whatever. But yeah, definitely a kids' game.

    If you've got kids and you're trying to get them into board games, I recommend FIREBALL ISLAND holy shit that's more expensive than I expected.


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