It’d be a guess but my feeling is second chance is more tense and random.
Well we just finished up a round this morning (with no special house considerations for a 2-player count) and had a great time as usual. I can’t say immediately that the map itself really changes the flavour of “stock” 2P Wildlands, but you’ll definitely feel more exposed. The portals are smartly placed and the tower is always ripe for a sniper. Unfortunately my partner forgot about the two space rule with heavy ranged and planted Tak on the perch, which really hurt her. She had pressure on me throughout and there was no chance I was going to win on gems alone, so I needed to make a desperate play. Let me tell you how amazing a Lunk rampage feels when you can pull it off. In the end I gambled with an interrupt to draw two cards while my partner was mostly depleted, caught a little luck and moved in for a gem and the 5th point. I’m guessing there was an 80%+ chance she had me on her next turn.
I think with a little more experience the setup will get pretty juicy on the tower map. There are some really awkward spots to place gems and the portals make for fabulous ambush opportunities in the early rounds, especially with AOE. Flight and rally are amazing abilities here, too. I worry about the viability of the Pit Fighters on this map, but they could persevere if allowed to stay mobile and aggressive.
We haven’t tried the Crystal Canyons side yet. I’m not as excited about this one but the layout does look like it’ll make for quite the tactical conundrum, positioning- and maneuvering-wise. It’s a beautiful map but very busy.
I just received Cockroach Poker for my birthday
I’ve bought some roll and writes from Germany - got Silver and Gold, Brikks, Dizzle, and Knaster
Quality game that! We get a ton of laughs anytime that hits the table, usually at my inability to bluff, but still, fun times. Happy Birthday too.
I don’t know if a pre-order counts as “Last game you bought,” but I just pre-ordered Slide Quest because @bortmonkey brought it up in this thread, I’d never heard of it, but it seemed like everything I want in a good opener or wind-down that could also last a whole game-night.
I think it looks like fun for 1-4 people who are waiting for everyone to get to the table, it’s a dex game with content and co-op, and it has so many cool bits!
Same. I pre-ordered the Inis and Bärenpark expansions last night. There was a store I’d never heard of listing them as “in stock”, but I didn’t trust it to not be just unlabelled pre-orders
Awaiting mine a little anxiously in the UK - with it in the shops it feels a bit weird it ain’t here yet.
Yeah, I e-mailed the place that I ordered mine from when I started seeing it show up in stores and, surprise surprise, I got an e-mail back that my “preorder had arrived!” haha…
I recently purchased and got to play a couple of games of Quacks.
It’s really (really) good but I need to find some way to protect the tokens otherwise my irrational nerd rage will flip out over the scuff n crinkles of [completely legitimate] wear and tear!
I use coin capsules for mine. It also makes rummaging around in the bag that much more satisfying
There’s a deluxe set coming out soon too
I am very late to the Gloomhaven party but it arrived last week and I am trying to find time to absorb the rules. Can’t wait to play it. Recently got my fiancee into gaming too, so we plan to play together
Ooh what size coin capsules? I’ll look on Amazon.
We’ll be even later. It’s currently hidden in the basement for my son’s Christmas gift! Lol.
That’s awesome that your fiancee is into it. I love playing games with my girl, and she’s usually up to try anything.i think GH would scare her though, lol.
It still may scare her off, but she has picked up D&D quite well and has been loving strategy games, so I am hoping this will feel like a cross between the two for her
So far she loves Quacks and Railroad Ink the most which are pretty far removed but seems happy to try anything. Oh and Monikers, I have not laughed so hard in a long time.
Hey, if she’s willing to try, that’s a great start! Especially if she enjoys D&D.
I really need to get Monikers!
My girl started with Century Golem and Quests of Valeria (still loves both, especially Quests). Now she’s willing to play slightly heavier stuff, specifically Raiders of the North Sea and Viticulture EE.
I’ve had Arkham Horror LCG since Boxing Day, and that’s the next “heavy” game I want to introduce. She’s interested, so I’m hoping it goes well! Though it might be awhile now that the nice weather is here, and we’re outside more, lol.
Pax Pamir 2 arrived, and it’s quite the treat. Nice period art style, cloth board, chunky resin pieces, not a centimetre of wasted space in the box…
In about 5 years time, when the twins are a bit bigger, perhaps I’ll find time to play it!
21mm. They just fit.
Excellent, thank you!
Will order some