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#3980

The compatison terraforming mars and gizmos I thought aad vrry confusing


#3981

I haven’t played Gizmos but think it’s similar in that your building an engine?
The comparison to TfM is due to the cards being played for actions/combos in during gameplay imo.
In one of the written reviews, someone thought it would be a good next step for people enjoying Splendor/Century Spice Road and not wanting to commit to something as heavy as TfM.

@KIR: Yeah, I just hope my complete copy of Viticulture will actually shine once I get to play it… :wink:


#3982

I’m seeing a lot of comparisons between Underwater Cities and TM. Interested to see the long term Zeitgeist’s opinion. I’d really like a longer heavier engine building game, but something’s stopped me getting TM.


#3983

Having Flash Point caused me to sell Pandemic - I have limited space and basically there’s no occasion on which I’d want to play P rather than FP.

(Usual disclaimers, this may not be true for you, etc.)


#3984

In defence of Pandemic - I find it a more streamlined experience. And I can’t get anyone to play Flash Point with me… :smiley:


#3985

That might be a good idea, waiting for long-term opinions or a sale. I somehow prefer the theme in Terraforming Mars, but considering a friend already has it I might be keen to get UC for my collection if it’s similar fun to TfM.


#3986

Behold! I have built my Mobile Frame Zero mech battle-suit squad!

They are, L to R: Ginsu (Scout), Kevin (Fire Support), Sarge (Command & Control), and Dead-Eye (Sniper).

And the melee-equipped Bravo Squad of B.A. Baracus (Giant Mace), Harpoon (Rocket Javelin), Hatchetman (Enormous Axe), and Daishō (Double Swords):

As you all probably know, I’m not a miniature war game player, but a game system that has you build your troops out of LEGO? Or suitable off-brand alternative? Yeah. I can’t resist.

Hahaha!


#3987


Got a couple of wee deliveries the other day. Also been poring over the rulebooks for Gaslands, which looks like a fun miniature game about deathraces using kitbashed matchbox/hot wheels cars; as well as the new version of Necromunda after my friend got me the rulebook - time to dig out my old gangs from the wastes of the underhive (models box in the loft)


#3988

I just bought Spirit Island. I played a demo at PAX Unplugged and absolutely fell in love with it. Can’t wait to really sink my teeth into it.


#3989

Hey, hey! Cryptid just arrived!

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#3990

I’d be interested to hear your thoughts on the Celestia expansion when you play with it. I like Celestia a lot, but haven’t bought the expansion. Wasn’t sure it would add enough. but could easily be wrong.


#3991

Celestia was a Christmas present to my daughter, and luckily so far she’s loved it. Don’t know how long that’ll last when it’s usually just the 2 of us playing - and it’s not a game that shines at 2.
We’ve only played with the little help expansion once so far, and I think it could add a decent bit of life to the game - and I think it’ll really improve the game when there’s more players

Adding player powers gives you a more varied game at a stroke.
The little help cards are useful, but will be better in games over 2 players where they could be used selectively where it won’t benefit all players every time
The new power cards add a wee bit more take that to the game, but I think there’s still a nice balance where there’s a touch of it in the game but not too much where people are always being held back (or always able to mitigate everything on the flip side of that)

Overall I think it’s a nice expansion from the very limited play I’ve given it. It adds some nice extra touches without going overboard - the stuff added can still be included in a first play of the game without feeling like there’s too much to teach at an introduction.


#3992

I found the new edition of Condottiere for £20 earlier (as opposed to the usual price of nearer £30), so I grabbed that along with Eight Minute Empire.


#3993

I love Eight Minute Empire. Lovely wee game. Great filler/starter. The extra maps for it are almost certainly the next expansion I buy


#3994

Just picked up My Village and Dragonwood used from a local BGG auction… Not expecting anything spectacular from either. My wife, I think, will like Dragonwood and I’m such a big fan of Village, I thought I’d check out what the designers thought they could do differently


#3995

Thanks very much, that’s good to know. I’ll put on my to look out for list. Happy gaming!


#3996

Ooooh! OOoooh!

I backed the spaceship-version of that game (Intercept Orbit), and I was SO EXCITED to build little spaceships to battle with!

… and then my neiphlings came to visit and my partner gave them ALL MY LEGO (it wasn’t that much… 2 large box “mixed” sets… but STILL!).

Sigh.

If I hadn’t just dropped a grand on new WarMachine models I would absolutely just buy replacement LEGO, but it’s going to have to wait. I have other priorities for my money for the near future (book editing costs, a trip to Japan in September, etc…).


#3997

Would they accept your partner as a reverse trade for the Lego?

LEGGO OF MY LEGO!


#3998

Ooo. Im planning a trip to Japan in next uear. Psyched for your debrief.

Anyway, I bought Flamme Rouge and plan to buy the peloton expansion almost immediately. I’m a big cycling fan. I pretty much write off three consecutive sundays in March and April for the cobbled classics although I haven’t visited them yet. I’m very excited for this game.

Does anyone know if there are opportunities for cooperation between the 2 break away riders in the peloton expansion?


#3999

Not entirely sure what you’re asking – as they’re being chosen, or afterwards?

Everyone bids a card, highest card gets the first breakaway spot. Then you do it again for the second breakaway spot. Any cards that didn’t win a bid go back to their players, but the winning cards are out of the game, and those riders also get 2 exhaustion each.