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Sep 30 2014
1

You're misrepresenting Catan badly when you say "the only random element to the game is the cards". There are in fact several. Development cards are random, distribution of land hexes is (usually, but depends on the group) random, and production is random (and just for an added kick in the balls of randomness, the Read more

Sep 30 2014
1

You're (mostly) right that people won't make deals unless it benefits them, although people can and do make deals that are irrational in Monopoly (just as in real life). You're wrong that "there's no strategy in that at all". The strategy is in finding deals that benefit you more than them. Whether that means taking Read more

Aug 11 2014
2

If you lose the dice, you can buy more. Or get their phone dice app and leave the plastic in the box.

Aug 11 2014
2

Yes...just like the X-Wing miniatures game the sides correspond to specific results in game. A hit/critical hit/evade/focus/etc etc etc. Green are defensive dice. Red are offensive dice. The number of dice rolled are decided by stats included on the specific vessel cards. It cuts down on the necessary math and Read more

Aug 11 2014
6

They have a very solid reputation for delivering balanced and fun gameplay. I've started an X-Wing Fleet and am having a great time with the game and really looking forward to the YT-2400 coming out soon (Dash Rendar's ship).

Fantasy Flight is a big name in the board game/tabletop game community. Those of us playing Read more

Jul 18 2014
6

My friends and I have a board-game group that plays on Saturdays, and we generally have a blast every time. I've got board-game stories out the wazoo. Read more

Jul 18 2014
12

Battlestar Galactica has to have some of the best and worst moments in board gaming for me. This game is essentially about survival, with the kicker that there is a traitor among you (think Mafia). I'll only share the best (the worst was a boring slog with people who couldn't make decisions): Read more

Feb 26 2014
1

Man, I love me some Star Wars, but I wish I could see whatever films those posters would be accurately representing.

Feb 26 2014
1

It got the go ahead from Warner Bros according to their page, some things can be an homage to things you know, or parody without being ripoffs. Read more

Feb 20 2014
8

Bullshit.

I have several Expedit items, and I bought them because I really liked their simple, clean design, but I didn't want to have to pay hundreds upon hundreds of dollars to get it.

Feb 20 2014
1

Actually, a lot of people are buying them for their looks: simple, clean lines, square cubbies. The extra width on the outer edges make them look a little higher end. I can't understand why you'd think their aesthetic is not a huge part of the appeal.

Feb 20 2014
14

You have never actually bought anything from Ikea have you? I have had the same set of Expedit shelves for 13 years that has survived 3 moves. I have a living room set that made it to a second home despite being literally thrown into the back of a UHAUL (by an idiot friend of mine who thinks as highly of Ikea stuff as Read more

Feb 13 2014
2

The poster may be rare, but the image is identical to my VHS copy. It is indeed very nice.