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Maybe they mean ways to work together for the break aways during the race, i.e. for all racers that managed to break away?
And as far as I know it’s up to the players to decide whether it’s okay to make arrangements.


Yes, I think I’d say that racers can’t coordinate privately but have to do it in public. Possibly one ought to say that you have to coordinate only before you’ve drawn your first card, because it doesn’t make sense that you can work together between teams better than you can in your own team.


Finally bought Arboretum! :smiley: :smiley:

And I chucked in a copy of The Mind as well.


My new copy of Fog of Love just arrived, and I have a copy of Junk Art arriving tomorrow as well. The pear patrol continue to punish my wallet.


Just bough War of the Ring (in the Xmas sales). Getting through the first setup and reading the rule book is like getting a new qualification, but am looking forward to playing it once I am certified, competent.


I bought Incan Gold in a rare cheap second-hand English game deal. Probably not my kind of game, really, but it should help bulk out my meagre collection of “games simple enough to play with family that aren’t boring”, which Celestia failed to qualify for (the card effects are too much to explain/remember).


I love Incan Gold! Well worth the money imo


Just had a very successful 2-player game with the 4-year old on my return from work, so I’d say I’ve already had a return on the 2000 Yen.


Ohh boy is that a category.
I think I’ve finally found one I can play with my dad: skull. Even that’s a bit hit or miss with the rules. It’s a challenging selection.


Ahhh, I sold my copy, forgetting that I could eventually (i.e. now!) play it with my daughter!
Thanks for reminding me of my stupidity!


This just arrived. I am geeking OUT right now! :grinning:


You are missing out on cries of “oh no!” when a mummy gets flipped over, and mummy zombie impressions, and your daughter “going home” because she’s “scared”, and counting up all her turquoise gems at the end and proudly declaring herself the winner because she has the most pieces of treasure.


So whole gaming goal of 2019 (buy less games) has started well, as I just ordered Piepmatz. Seems charming, was well reviewed and my GF will live it. It was that or Arboretum, but I decided will grab that later. I could be wrong but the scoring in Arboretum seems slightly more complex, and possibly mean at 2?

Also, to make sure I qualified for free shipping I decided to grab Gloomhaven as well! :thinking:

In truth, I’m grabbing that as a Christmas present. Yes, its a bit (read; extremely) early, but as the last time it was in stock locally was around April last year (give or take a month) I didn’t want to risk it not hitting stock again before the end of the year.

That giant box is going to sit safely in my girlfriends basement (its dry, and the box will be elevated), for 11 months, but it should be worth it. This also gives me time to work on storage solutions! :joy:


How do you know the intended recipient is not going to buy it in the next 11 months?


Because he’s my son, and he’s 10! :grin:


After some delivery shenanigans my copy of Cockroach Poker finally arrived. It seems weird to be excited to play a simple card game compared to what I’ve received recently but I can’t wait to bust this out at the next game night.


Ok, I’m still undecided on whether I like the original or new art better, but the production design of the Z-Man version was 100% better. Not regarding quality, but just the fact that it had a nice sized box where everything fit neatly:

Compared to the Renegade version where the box is inexplicably* too big:


It’s super noticeable comparing it to The Mind, which has more cards in the box:


And then the scorepad is just randomly sized and doesn’t fit anywhere:


:confused: :angry: :frowning_face:

*(Ok, it’s not inexplicable, it’s because people sleeve cards. But eurgh.)


I sleeved my Z-Man edition of Arboretum and it still fits nicely. :confused:

EDIT: Pics when I get home.


https://www.teepublic.co.uk/t-shirt/3661078-meeple-googly-eyes?store_id=180803 you and me are thinking the same thing + @RossM


That’s a shame, I’ve got an order of that on the way. I assumed it would have the same diddy footprint.
The deluxe looks like it holds the cards nicer and at least you get a nice object filling a space but I’m not a fan of the shiny cards in the deluxe edition, they feel a bit tacky to me.
The front cover is still very pretty though which is nice, if less impactful than the original. I do quite like the look of the trees on the cards though. Just a shame that I can’t add to my collection of satisfyingly small games.

How are the card backs in the new edition? It’s a shame to lose the originals…