PDA

View Full Version : The Buy A Boardgame Thunderdome


Falselogic
02-22-2012, 10:20 AM
Okay, so I've got all these boardgames on my wishlist and I can't decide which one to get! That is where you guys come in! I need you to help me decide what to get! I've got a list of 16 games:

Dixit (http://www.boardgamegeek.com/boardgame/39856/dixit)
Dominion Intrigue (http://www.boardgamegeek.com/boardgame/40834/dominion-intrigue)
7 Wonders (http://www.boardgamegeek.com/boardgame/68448/7-wonders)
Fiasco (http://www.amazon.com/Fiasco-RPG-Bully-Pulpit-Games/dp/B005TXXEWE/ref=sr_1_8?ie=UTF8&qid=1329934506&sr=8-8)
Imperial 2030 (http://www.boardgamegeek.com/boardgame/54138/imperial-2030)
Flash Duel (http://www.boardgamegeek.com/boardgame/107190/flash-duel-second-edition)
Mansions of Madness (http://www.boardgamegeek.com/boardgame/83330/mansions-of-madness)
Quarriors (http://www.boardgamegeek.com/boardgame/91536/quarriors)
Pandemic (http://boardgamegeek.com/boardgame/30549/pandemic)
Small World (http://boardgamegeek.com/boardgame/40692/small-world)
Citadels (http://boardgamegeek.com/boardgame/478/citadels)
Catan: Seafarers (http://boardgamegeek.com/boardgameexpansion/4103/catan-seafarers-5-6-player-extension)
Stone Age (http://boardgamegeek.com/boardgame/34635/stone-age)
Agricola
(http://boardgamegeek.com/boardgame/31260/agricola)Ghost Stories (http://boardgamegeek.com/boardgame/37046/ghost-stories)
Hive (http://boardgamegeek.com/boardgame/2655/hive)

If you happen to think these choices are awful and you can convince some other people that your choice deserves to be on the list then nominate it and get the votes and I'll expand the list or knock off the ones you think are terrible. I'll keep the nomination process open for a few days before the thunderdome starts. At the end of it I will have a new boardgame and you will have the satisfaction of wasting more of your time on the internet!

upupdowndown
02-22-2012, 10:22 AM
i've played Dixit a few times with Mr. LRLR and friends. It's really fun and a great way to test your Couple Connection if you play with a spouse. Plus the rules are simple, it doesn't take that long to play, and it promotes lateral thinking.

widdershins
02-22-2012, 10:30 AM
I second UUDD's appraisal of dixit wholeheartedly. As for the rest that I've played:

7 Wonders: Pretty fun and simple, and if memory serves, accommodates a large number of players. Game I played at thanksgiving was a blast.

Fiasco: Fiasco is awesome. Buy it. I've played three games so far, and each one has been more ridiculous than the last. Did I mention that I played a birdfucker in the last game I played? I played a birdfucker in the last game I played. (http://www.gamespite.net/talkingtime/showpost.php?p=1251901&postcount=414)

MoM: I've only watched a game of this played, but it was pretty great. It's pricey, and if you buy it, prepare to always be the DM, but consider this: the game I witnessed involved a dog being sent to relay a magical codeword to a crazy person who would attack any humans on sight. Need I say more?

Small World: Kind of like Risk without dice. Lots of fun, and comes with a nice token orginization system.

Ghost Stories: Pretty good, but I recommend playing with a full complement of 4 players if you can. Also, prepare for a bit of rules confusion, as the creator's first language ain't English, and I've seen him give contradictory answers to the same question a couple of times on BGG.

Mogri
02-22-2012, 10:36 AM
Dixit (http://www.boardgamegeek.com/boardgame/39856/dixit) - Heard it's good, haven't played it.
Dominion Intrigue (http://www.boardgamegeek.com/boardgame/40834/dominion-intrigue) - I don't recommend this one. It's not one of the better sets.
7 Wonders (http://www.boardgamegeek.com/boardgame/68448/7-wonders) - This is a really excellent game that plays well with any number of players from two to seven.
Fiasco (http://www.amazon.com/Fiasco-RPG-Bully-Pulpit-Games/dp/B005TXXEWE/ref=sr_1_8?ie=UTF8&qid=1329934506&sr=8-8), Imperial 2030 (http://www.boardgamegeek.com/boardgame/54138/imperial-2030), Flash Duel (http://www.boardgamegeek.com/boardgame/107190/flash-duel-second-edition), Mansions of Madness (http://www.boardgamegeek.com/boardgame/83330/mansions-of-madness) - I haven't played these games.
Quarriors (http://www.boardgamegeek.com/boardgame/91536/quarriors) - A nice, fun dice game that plays quickly. Check out the publisher's variant rules if you do get this game (short version: you get two buys per turn and you have to cull monsters that score instead of culling whatever you want).
Pandemic (http://boardgamegeek.com/boardgame/30549/pandemic) - Pandemic is great fun. I highly recommend the expansion, which significantly improves the game.
Small World (http://boardgamegeek.com/boardgame/40692/small-world) - A great wargame that doesn't take all day.
Citadels (http://boardgamegeek.com/boardgame/478/citadels) - My wife really enjoys Citadels. I just think it's okay, but it takes a good range of players.
Catan: Seafarers (http://boardgamegeek.com/boardgameexpansion/4103/catan-seafarers-5-6-player-extension) - A bulky set that doesn't add much to the game. Get C&K instead.
Stone Age (http://boardgamegeek.com/boardgame/34635/stone-age) - Has kind of an "Agricola Lite" feel to it. The leather cup included with the game stinks to high heaven. I heard a lot of people talk about the smell of the cup before I got the game, but I was still unprepared for how bad it smelled. It's still a good game.
Agricola (http://boardgamegeek.com/boardgame/31260/agricola) - If you don't own this already, there's not much I can say that will change that. It's a fairly heavy game, but it's also an excellent game.
Ghost Stories (http://boardgamegeek.com/boardgame/37046/ghost-stories) - Heard it's good, haven't played it.
Hive (http://boardgamegeek.com/boardgame/2655/hive) - This is a well-designed game, but like chess, you need to play it against someone of a similar skill level and you probably won't be breaking it out to play every night.

Of your list, I would most highly recommend 7 Wonders, Pandemic (plus On the Brink), and Agricola.

pence
02-22-2012, 11:32 AM
You are up against a small but vocal cabal of TT Fiasco fans, Falselogic. I nominate Fiasco if you have a group of excitable friends who enjoy creating stories about self-destructive people.

It's also completely different from the other games on your list!

Falselogic
02-22-2012, 11:39 AM
You are up against a small but vocal cabal of TT Fiasco fans, Falselogic. I nominate Fiasco if you have a group of excitable friends who enjoy creating stories about self-destructive people.

It's also completely different from the other games on your list!

It is! But I wanted to make things interesting! I can't wait to start the voting and brackets and such.

MCBanjoMike
02-22-2012, 11:58 AM
I've only played a few of these, but here are my opinions on the ones that I have tried:

BEST
Pandemic - Really fun co-operative game that isn't too long to explain and which doesn't take too long to play (often less than an hour).
Agricola - Dense Eurogame that takes forever to explain and a longish time to play (2-3 hours), but which is really well made and interesting. I need to play this one some more.

GOOD
Citadels - Good city building game, but takes a bit longer than it feels like it should.
Small World - It's like Risk, if Risk didn't make me want to kill myself! Lots of variety through the mix-and-match faction creation system, not too long to play.
7 Wonders - Straightforward and fun, not too long to play and accomodates up to 7 players, which is handy sometimes. The biggest problem I have is that you don't interact with the other players very much, you mostly just work on building up your empire in isolation.

AVOID
Seafarers of Catan - I love Settlers, but this expansion doesn't do anything except make the game take longer, in my opinion. Sea exploration is a huge resource drain, and you never know if you'll get anything worthwhile for your efforts. Pass on this and pick up the superb Cities and Knights expansion, instead.

Stiv
02-22-2012, 02:33 PM
In order to get a good recommendation you're going to have to say how many players you intend to regularly have. Some of these games are terrible with <5, some of them are impossible with >2.

Falselogic
02-22-2012, 02:35 PM
In order to get a good recommendation you're going to have to say how many players you intend to regularly have. Some of these games are terrible with <5, some of them are impossible with >2.

I have 3 or 4 gaming groups and sometimes we have 2 or 3 people playing and sometimes we have 16 people playing different games. I'm just building my library

Sarcasmorator
02-22-2012, 03:07 PM
I can vouce for Dixit, Mansions of Madness, Pandemic, Small World and Hive. Ghost Stories is very difficult, and somewhat similar to Arkham Horror. That's the impression I got from my one play, anyhow.

I agree on the above assessment of Catan: Seafarers; it makes the game bigger, not better. Stone Age I liked a lot at first, but it has faded over time; too much is tied up in the raw total of dice pips you roll. I'd recommend Glenn Drover's Empires (aka Age of Empires III: The Age of Discovery) instead. More strategy and less luck.

I'd suggest you check out Runewars and Earth Reborn as well.

Rai
02-22-2012, 05:00 PM
I've never not had a good time with Mansions of Madness, even playing as the keeper. There's always something for everyone to do, and the sense of exploration is fantastic. It's probably my favorite Fantasy Flight game.

My experiences with Pandemic haven't been great, honestly. There is very much a right way to play the game, and I tend to like an element of luck. I wonder if I still have my copy lying around somewhere, actually.

Karzac
02-22-2012, 05:02 PM
Pandemic has tons of luck involved.

Pombar
02-22-2012, 05:26 PM
Dominion: Intrigue is pretty great, and a much better base set that vanilla Dominion. Pretty much bases itself around trickier choices and trade-offs, more sneaky actions to take, etc. But even without those variations, the original Dominion is damned solid - Intrigue is pretty much the game my group played for about 6 solid months and has only been dethroned by our interest in Game of Thrones.

Small World is one I intend to get myself. It's a great spin on Risk with more controlled combat. Its main USP is that it's multi-generational, so in a way is like a sped up version of Risk Legacy where you don't have to play 15 Risk games to enjoy the benefits of having previously played a campaign on the same board. It really is a great, and interesting, take on the crowded territorial wargame theme, and stands out from the crowd because of that.

ultimatt
02-22-2012, 06:22 PM
I played Pandemic with my board gaming friends last time I hung out with them. It's really easy to pick up, quick to play, and a lot of fun. It's great to be able to play WITH my friends instead of against them.

I played A LOT of Catan. Both cities and knights and seafarers. If I had to pick one, it'd be seafarers. C&K changes the game quite a bit, is usually really long, and makes Catan even more cutthroat than before. SF is more like normal Catan with expansion to other islands or random sea exploration. There are a few scenarios.
They are both fun in their own way but I liked SF more. What I really recommend against is combining SF and C&K, wasn't fun at all.

Red Hedgehog
02-22-2012, 07:01 PM
Dominion Intrigue (http://www.boardgamegeek.com/boardgame/40834/dominion-intrigue)

If you no Dominion and just want to get one set to try it, then this is a fine introduction. If you already have the base set, however I recommend just about any other of the expansions (Seaside is probably my favorite of he expansions). And honestly if you have no Dominion, I'd still recommend getting base set + another expansion over just Intrigue (or just the base set)

Mansions of Madness (http://www.boardgamegeek.com/boardgame/83330/mansions-of-madness)

I think this is a better game than Arkham Horror (which I like). The Keeper vs the rest mechanic works well and it tends to tell a good story.

Pandemic (http://boardgamegeek.com/boardgame/30549/pandemic)

Amazing game. Get the expansion to make it even better.

Catan: Seafarers (http://boardgamegeek.com/boardgameexpansion/4103/catan-seafarers-5-6-player-extension)

Adds more complexity without more depth. Avoid.

Agricola
(http://boardgamegeek.com/boardgame/31260/agricola)
Also amazing game. Heavy and takes a couple hours, and can lead to analysis paralyisis, but with the right players it's one of the best of the "build your empire"-style German games (e.g., Puerto Rico)

Stiv
02-22-2012, 07:58 PM
I have 3 or 4 gaming groups and sometimes we have 2 or 3 people playing and sometimes we have 16 people playing different games. I'm just building my library

OK, just curious. For large groups both Dixit and 7 Wonders are must-have.

Not seeing any Quarriors love here people. That game is fucking great and just a complete blast to play. And it only takes about 30 minutes!

BŁge
02-22-2012, 08:07 PM
Finish your QfG Let's Play and then we'll talk.

no but seriously, get Mansions of Madness, it has figurines you can paint

Dawnswalker
02-22-2012, 08:16 PM
Pandemic is quick to set up, easy to learn, and the length of an average game hits that sweet spot where it's not long enough for people to lose interest, but not so short that you feel let down when a game goes south right out of the gate.

MCBanjoMike
02-23-2012, 06:50 AM
Pandemic has tons of luck involved.

No sir! It seems that way at first, but once you get to know the game well it becomes pretty easy to manage most situations. I've won something like the last 5 games that I've played, whereas the first 10 or so were desperate struggles to stay alive. Actually, at this point I feel like I need to get the expansion, since we've pretty much mastered the basic version of the game.

Olli T
02-23-2012, 08:12 AM
Pandemic is the only one I've played. It's pretty great as long as you don't expect to win on your first few tries.

Falselogic
02-23-2012, 08:47 AM
Dixit (http://www.boardgamegeek.com/boardgame/39856/dixit)
Dominion Intrigue (http://www.boardgamegeek.com/boardgame/40834/dominion-intrigue)
7 Wonders (http://www.boardgamegeek.com/boardgame/68448/7-wonders)
Fiasco (http://www.amazon.com/Fiasco-RPG-Bully-Pulpit-Games/dp/B005TXXEWE/ref=sr_1_8?ie=UTF8&qid=1329934506&sr=8-8)
Imperial 2030 (http://www.boardgamegeek.com/boardgame/54138/imperial-2030)
Flash Duel (http://www.boardgamegeek.com/boardgame/107190/flash-duel-second-edition)
Mansions of Madness (http://www.boardgamegeek.com/boardgame/83330/mansions-of-madness)
Quarriors (http://www.boardgamegeek.com/boardgame/91536/quarriors)
Pandemic (http://boardgamegeek.com/boardgame/30549/pandemic)
Small World (http://boardgamegeek.com/boardgame/40692/small-world)
Citadels (http://boardgamegeek.com/boardgame/478/citadels)
Catan: Seafarers (http://boardgamegeek.com/boardgameexpansion/4103/catan-seafarers-5-6-player-extension)
Stone Age (http://boardgamegeek.com/boardgame/34635/stone-age)
Agricola
(http://boardgamegeek.com/boardgame/31260/agricola)Ghost Stories (http://boardgamegeek.com/boardgame/37046/ghost-stories)
Hive (http://boardgamegeek.com/boardgame/2655/hive)



Okay, so after looking at the recommendations posted here is the new list:

Dixit
Dominion Intrigue Seaside
7 Wonders
Fiasco
Imperial 2030
Flash Duel
Mansions of Madness
Quarriors
Pandemic
Small World
Citadels
Catan: Seafarers Cities and Knights
Stone Age Age of Empires 3
Agricola Puerto Rico
Ghost Stories
Hive

If no one has anything to add I'll put up the bracket this evening and votes can begin then!

Pombar
02-23-2012, 09:49 AM
Oh, so you already have the Dominion base set? Then yeah, probably don't get Intrigue. I think most people agree these days that Intrigue is a better and more interesting base set, but if you have the vanilla version already, not much point getting Intrigue.

Also yes on Puerto Rico > Agricola

Karzac
02-23-2012, 10:13 AM
No sir! It seems that way at first, but once you get to know the game well it becomes pretty easy to manage most situations. I've won something like the last 5 games that I've played, whereas the first 10 or so were desperate struggles to stay alive. Actually, at this point I feel like I need to get the expansion, since we've pretty much mastered the basic version of the game.

Yes, but you can still get lucky with a good set of cards right at the beginning, or places not get infected at bad times. I was just responding to Rai saying that he didn't like Pandemic because there wasn't enough luck involved. A game that revolves around two decks of cards is necessarily going to have a strong luck component.

Red Hedgehog
02-23-2012, 11:15 AM
Agricola Puerto Rico

This is fair. Puerto Rico is a shorter game and has less to handle. Depending on your gaming group it may be the right call. But if your group is really into games like that, Agricola is much more satisfying. (Though I like Race for the Galaxy more than Puerto Rico for a "lighter" version of that game, but Race for the Galaxy can be difficult to learn because they insisted on using icons instead of text on cards to explain what they do).

demonkoala
02-23-2012, 11:58 AM
I've been thinking about getting a few of these games too. This is helpful, guys! (now I'm leaning to games I hadn't considered)

Falselogic
02-23-2012, 12:20 PM
Here is the bracket (http://www.bracketmaker.com/tmenu.cfm?tid=420962)

Falselogic
02-23-2012, 12:21 PM
Pandemic VS Quarriors

Votes will go until noon (PST) tomorrow

kaisel
02-23-2012, 12:35 PM
I haven't played either game, but I'm going to vote Quarriors since dice + deckbuilding sounds fun, and I know with my group Pandemic would probably devolve into each player being told what to do to win.

Karzac
02-23-2012, 02:22 PM
I don't know anything about Quarriors (maybe you should link to the BGG pages for these) but Pandemic is awesome, so I vote Pandemic.

Red Hedgehog
02-23-2012, 02:52 PM
Pandemic because I've never played Quarriors (though it does sound like something I'd dig)

Lucas
02-23-2012, 03:47 PM
Quarriors is pretty much the top of my own boardgame wishlist, so I'm going with that.

Pombar
02-23-2012, 04:06 PM
Pandemic because it's my kind of game but also because I dislike deck building games.

Falselogic
02-23-2012, 04:13 PM
Pandemic because it's my kind of game but also because I dislike deck building games.

Minor correction: It's a bag of dice building game.

Stiv
02-23-2012, 06:19 PM
Pandemic because it's my kind of game but also because I dislike deck building games.

Quarriors is only sort of a deck building game. Especially in that even if you load up on the "best" dice you're still going to roll the absolute shit sides of them 1/6 to 1/3rd of the time. I tend to dislike deck building games too but Quarriors has an extremely important element of uncontrollable randomness.

Speaking which, Quarriors is so much better than Pandemic.

Torgo
02-23-2012, 06:38 PM
You can just assume my vote will always be Pandemic. Even when it's not up for vote. Even if it's out of the running.

Dawnswalker
02-23-2012, 07:13 PM
Pandemic.

BŁge
02-23-2012, 08:59 PM
Mansions of Madnesssssss

Falselogic
02-23-2012, 09:04 PM
Mansions of Madnesssssss

You're not even playing! Vote for something that is actually up why don't you!

Pombar
02-24-2012, 03:37 AM
Quarriors is only sort of a deck building game. Especially in that even if you load up on the "best" dice you're still going to roll the absolute shit sides of them 1/6 to 1/3rd of the time. I tend to dislike deck building games too but Quarriors has an extremely important element of uncontrollable randomness.

Speaking which, Quarriors is so much better than Pandemic.Oh, ok. That does sound cool. But I'm a co-op nut so I suspect my vote should still be for Pandemic.

Mogri
02-24-2012, 07:50 AM
If you're getting the expansion, Pandemic. If not, Quarriors.

Falselogic
02-24-2012, 11:05 AM
If you're getting the expansion, Pandemic. If not, Quarriors.

Also voting will go a little later than noon today because I'll be stuck in an off-site meeting but the next round will be going up today!

Get your votes in now!

Adam
02-24-2012, 11:11 AM
http://www.falselogic.net/dimortuisunt/wp-content/uploads/2011/12/DSCN0127-1024x768.jpg

Pandemic

Falselogic
02-24-2012, 01:31 PM
Pandemic wins, by a single vote, advancing to the next round!

Next up?

Citadels VS Mansions of Madness

A city building card game versus a narrative horror story! Who will win? You decide!

kaisel
02-24-2012, 01:36 PM
As a fan of both RPing and interesting themes, I'm going to have to go with Mansions of Madness here.

Red Hedgehog
02-24-2012, 02:05 PM
Once again, one I've played and one I haven't (and I haven't heard anything about Citadels). So... Mansions of Madness

demonkoala
02-24-2012, 02:11 PM
I played Citadels and its alright. I'd rather see Mansions of Madness in the running.

BŁge
02-24-2012, 02:18 PM
Mansions... of Madness

Mogri
02-24-2012, 03:05 PM
Houses of Happiness

BŁge
02-24-2012, 04:06 PM
Zipzops of Zoobazoobops

http://i.imgur.com/h6rCM.gif

Falselogic
02-24-2012, 04:07 PM
Zipzops of Zoobazoobops

http://i.imgur.com/h6rCM.gif

I love that game! But, I already own it so it's not in the running...

tungwene
02-24-2012, 11:20 PM
Mansions of Madness is the only game on the list I don't already own I wish I did.

Pombar
02-25-2012, 02:56 AM
I'm gonna throw a futile vote out there for Citadels. Not a big roleplaying-element lover, and if MoM is any more so than Arkham Horror, that'd be its death sentence for me. Meanwhile citybuilding sounds rad.

Mogri
02-25-2012, 09:49 AM
I'm gonna throw a futile vote out there for Citadels. Not a big roleplaying-element lover, and if MoM is any more so than Arkham Horror, that'd be its death sentence for me. Meanwhile citybuilding sounds rad.

Arkham Horror has exactly zero roleplaying element per the rules. Any roleplaying that happens during a game is the result of a player who wanted to roleplay.

Falselogic
02-25-2012, 12:36 PM
Citadels was crushed by Mansions of Madness!

Next Match?

Puerto Rico VS Dixit

How will a interpretive art game fare against one of the most popular city building games in the last 20 years? Find out by VOTING!

pence
02-25-2012, 12:42 PM
Dixit! Apples to Apples with a storyteller.

kaisel
02-25-2012, 01:11 PM
Gonna go with Dixit because it sounds awesome and looks like it'd be a hit with a variety of groups.

Karzac
02-25-2012, 01:59 PM
Both are games that I desperately want to play but never have, so I'll abstain from voting.

Falselogic
02-25-2012, 02:00 PM
Both are games that I desperately want to play but never have, so I'll abstain from voting.

What?! have you forgotten that you are on the internet?! You don't have to know anything about something to comment pontificate upon it!

BŁge
02-25-2012, 02:02 PM
I'm gonna go with Dixit because it sounds vaguely dirty.

Red Hedgehog
02-26-2012, 07:43 AM
Once again, one I've played and one I haven't (and I haven't heard anything about Dixit). So... Puerto Rico

(Also, Puerto Rico is a really great game)

Pombar
02-26-2012, 09:09 AM
I frickin' love Puerto Rico, haven't played Dixit.

Falselogic
02-26-2012, 12:01 PM
Next Match?

Small World VS 7 Wonders!!!!!!!!!!1!!!!!1

A Risk Lite game vs. a card drafting game!

Who will win? Who will lose? Does anyone even care anymore!

VOTE NOW

A look at the updated bracket (http://www.bracketmaker.com/tmenu.cfm?tid=420962)

Red Hedgehog
02-26-2012, 12:37 PM
I'm going to boycott this round because Puerto Rico did not win the previous one.

Actually, I just don't have any experience with the two games up

tungwene
02-26-2012, 12:57 PM
I only vote in rounds where I've played both games. 7 Wonders! Small World is alright, just not my thing.

kaisel
02-26-2012, 01:06 PM
Meanwhile I'll vote on any round, since it causes me to at least look up the games. I'll vote 7 Wonders since the draft style deckbuilding sounds like it's fun.

Pombar
02-26-2012, 01:24 PM
Small World is the best and what got me into this whole boardgame shindig to begin with. I'm saving pennies 'til I can nab a copy for myself! So yeah, definitely that.

Karzac
02-26-2012, 01:33 PM
I've never played either of these, but I'm going to vote 7 Wonders because it's one of the most popular games at work and can support a large number of players.

Destil
02-26-2012, 02:01 PM
Hum, both of those are pretty good...

I guess I'll vote for Small World, though I won't be sad if Seven Wonders wins.

Stiv
02-26-2012, 02:36 PM
Small World is fine, 7 Wonders is the best game to play with a large group EVER.

Mogri
02-26-2012, 04:11 PM
Yo I'm really happy for Smallworld and I'mma let you finish, but 7 Wonders is the best game of all time for the number of players it supports.

BŁge
02-26-2012, 05:53 PM
Small World!

Sarcasmorator
02-26-2012, 06:13 PM
I haven't played 7 Wonders, but I like Small World, so there you have it.

Mogri
02-26-2012, 06:28 PM
The only reason Smallworld is doing so well is that not enough people have played 7 Wonders.

There's nothing wrong with Smallworld! I own it and two of its expansions. But 7 Wonders is fantastic.

Karzac
02-26-2012, 06:31 PM
They're tied at 5 dude.

Mogri
02-26-2012, 06:55 PM
I don't believe I said otherwise.

Adam
02-26-2012, 10:12 PM
Small Worlds (http://armorgames.com/play/4850/small-worlds)

Trynant
02-27-2012, 06:57 AM
7 Wonders

Also, I too feel sad Puerto Rico didn't win and feel even worse that my vote could of changed that D:

Falselogic
02-27-2012, 12:07 PM
A tie! So, I'll keep the voting open for 5 minutes at a time until someone wins.

Someone please vote soon, so we can keep this going!

Kalir
02-27-2012, 12:11 PM
I HAVE NO IDEA WHAT EITHER ONE IS SO I VOTE FOR THE ONE THAT I THINK I PLAYED AT ONE POINT, WHICH IS THE SMALL WORLD ONE

MCBanjoMike
02-27-2012, 12:17 PM
Wait, when did Puerto Rico get put on this list? And how did I miss my chance to vote for it? And what happened to Agricola? That was probably going to my number one choice for the whole Thunderdome.

Anyway, between 7 Wonders and Small World...I guess I'll go for Small World. Both are pretty good, based on the (limited) time I have spent with them.

EDIT: Wait, you added Cities and Knights to the list? Never mind, that's now my number 1 choice for the rest of the 'dome. I love that game, man.

Falselogic
02-27-2012, 12:19 PM
Wait, when did Puerto Rico get put on this list? And how did I miss my chance to vote for it? And what happened to Agricola? That was probably going to my number one choice for the whole Thunderdome.

Anyway, between 7 Wonders and Small World...I guess I'll go for Small World. Both are pretty good, based on the (limited) time I have spent with them.

EDIT: Wait, you added Cities and Knights to the list? Never mind, that's now my number 1 choice for the rest of the 'dome. I love that game, man.

Okay, so after looking at the recommendations posted here is the new list:

Dixit
Dominion Intrigue Seaside
7 Wonders
Fiasco
Imperial 2030
Flash Duel
Mansions of Madness
Quarriors
Pandemic
Small World
Citadels
Catan: Seafarers Cities and Knights
Stone Age Age of Empires 3
Agricola Puerto Rico
Ghost Stories
Hive

If no one has anything to add I'll put up the bracket this evening and votes can begin then!

Falselogic
02-27-2012, 12:22 PM
Age of Empires III vs Flash Duel

I don't know anything about either of these games. Flash Duel was something I saw at Talcon '12 that looked super cool and Sarcasmorator recommended AoE3 as a replacement for Stone Age.

So go read up about the games and then vote!

kaisel
02-27-2012, 12:33 PM
Hrm, I'll go with Age of Empires III. Flash Duel looks fun, but seems like the matches end too quickly for my tastes. Also the AoE III BoardGameGeek page had pictures of a group of players who were dressed as the representatives of their nations or something and that is amazing.

Sarcasmorator
02-27-2012, 12:58 PM
AoE III, obviously.

Falselogic
02-27-2012, 03:05 PM
Flash Duel.

Have you played it Nich? if so, mind letting us know a little bit about it?

Sarcasmorator
02-27-2012, 03:24 PM
Tycho wrote up a rundown of the game a week or two ago. And you can play it online at Sirlin's site, apparently.

Falselogic
02-27-2012, 03:30 PM
I have not played it. Why? Is that a prerequisite for voting?

I voted for it because David Sirlin made it, and that man has some smart ideas.

Of course not. I was just curious about the game and wondering if you had played it is all.

Pombar
02-27-2012, 03:50 PM
Tycho wrote up a rundown of the game a week or two ago. And you can play it online at Sirlin's site, apparently.Isn't that Yomi, one of his other games? I can confirm Yomi at least is playable online on his website. I played a fair bit of it for a few days, and I did really like it, but £80 for ten decks of cards didn't seem all that justified (I realise physical production is not the only factor when deciding cost, but it's a major factor for me as a consumer when deciding value).

Sarcasmorator
02-27-2012, 03:55 PM
You can play both, I thought. Maybe I'm wrong!

Falselogic
02-27-2012, 03:58 PM
You can play both, I thought. Maybe I'm wrong!

Looks like it is only Yomi and Puzzle Strike

Falselogic
02-28-2012, 11:41 AM
Twenty minutes left and only three people voting?! What is wrong with you people! VOTE NOW! Or the Communists win!

MCBanjoMike
02-28-2012, 11:43 AM
Eh, the commies can have both of these games. I'll vote when there are some games that I've actually played up on the block.

Falselogic
02-28-2012, 11:44 AM
Eh, the commies can have both of these games. I'll vote when there are some games that I've actually played up on the block.

spoilsport

Torgo
02-28-2012, 11:53 AM
oh fine

Age of Empires 3

Falselogic
02-28-2012, 12:03 PM
Next match should prove more exciting!

Settlers of Catan: Cities and Knights VS. Ghost Stories

Who will win in this contest between a co-operative game to exorcise ghosts and defeat the evil Wu-Feng and an expansion that adds tactical complexity to the Settlers?

YOU DECIDE!




I wonder... Am I allowed to voted?

Karzac
02-28-2012, 12:10 PM
Never played Ghost Stories, but Cities and Knights is pretty great, so that's that.

Mogri
02-28-2012, 12:18 PM
I'm burnt out on Settlers, which colors my opinion, but Ghost Stories is a good co-op and everyone likes a good co-op.

Everyone.

kaisel
02-28-2012, 12:30 PM
This is a pretty tough one for me, I've played regular old Catan, and enjoyed it, but I prefer co-op games, and the theme is pretty awesome, so Ghost Stories.

Red Hedgehog
02-28-2012, 12:37 PM
I remember hearing negative things about Ghost Stories, so that and the fact that I love a good game of Cities and Knights means it gets my vote.

MCBanjoMike
02-28-2012, 12:48 PM
Cities and Knights of Catan is one of my favorite board games, no doubt.

Karzac
02-28-2012, 01:34 PM
Catan is awful. The one that's not Catan.

You're awful.

Matchstick
02-28-2012, 06:06 PM
Ghost Stories.

Torgo
02-28-2012, 08:54 PM
Cities and Knights.

shivam
02-28-2012, 09:25 PM
cities and knights is fucking excellent, and i really encourage everyone to have flash duel.

Stiv
02-29-2012, 12:25 AM
Catan makes me mad in a bad way but Ghost Stories makes me mad in a good way. Except at the manual. So get ready for that.

Nodal
02-29-2012, 05:59 AM
Catan

Falselogic
02-29-2012, 11:58 AM
Fiasco VS. Imperial 2030

Fiasco doesn't really fit into this but it's too late to change so, here goes!

A Heist gone wrong deal RPG against Capitalist, Investor Risk

Falselogic
02-29-2012, 12:09 PM
Fiasco Fiasco Fiasco Fiasco Fiasco.

That counts as five votes, right?

They each counted as one/fifth of one.

kaisel
02-29-2012, 12:14 PM
Hrm, this is a tough one. Imperial 2030 looks like it'd be fun, but I'm not sure how I feel about the turns, it sounds like it'd kinda suck if you're not playing well and end up missing a bunch of turns because of your investments. On the other Fiasco is something I want to play, but I'm pretty sure I'd be terrible at it.

I think I'll go with Fiasco on this one, since RPGs are more my thing.

pence
02-29-2012, 12:17 PM
Break out a handful of dice and Fiasco.

Nodal
02-29-2012, 06:25 PM
Fiasco

Matchstick
02-29-2012, 06:46 PM
I've only played Fiasco, but I had a hilarious time with it.

Falselogic
03-01-2012, 11:48 AM
Dominion: Seaside (http://www.boardgamegeek.com/boardgameexpansion/51811/dominion-seaside) VS. Hive (http://www.boardgamegeek.com/boardgame/2655/hive)

An expansion pack to the world's most popular deck building game that adds against a strategic game wherein the pieces themselves become the board!

Who's gaming will reign supreme?

Also: Take a look at the updated bracket (http://www.bracketmaker.com/tmenu.cfm?tid=420962) and make bets as to who will win in future rounds and odds of who will win?


(I did this early cause no way Imperial 2030 was coming back from the beating Fiasco gave it...)

kaisel
03-01-2012, 11:55 AM
Hrm, I find both games interesting, but Hive seems cooler to me, and while I find Dominion fun, I don't know if I'd find it fun enough to want to pick up expansions for it.

Also my bet for the overall winner will be Fiasco, in match against Mansions of Madness.

Falselogic
03-01-2012, 11:57 AM
Also my bet for the overall winner will be Fiasco, in match against Mansions of Madness.

Yeah, I'm going to say the odds of that happening are pretty high myself.

Mogri
03-01-2012, 12:00 PM
I'm going to plug Thunderstone as a superior Dominion here, but I'll still stick with Dominion: Seaside as an excellent expansion for anyone who wants more Dominion.

Nodal
03-01-2012, 12:33 PM
Hive.

Red Hedgehog
03-01-2012, 01:32 PM
Dominion: Seaside which adds a great deal to a great game.

Pombar
03-01-2012, 01:56 PM
Hive gets my vote here.

Karzac
03-01-2012, 03:12 PM
I've played Dominion and don't really care about it, whereas I haven't played Hive but desperately want to learn it. So the latter gets my vote.

Falselogic
03-01-2012, 03:16 PM
I've played Dominion and don't really care about it, whereas I haven't played Hive but desperately want to learn it. So the latter gets my vote.

You can give the game a try online! (http://www.boardspace.net/english/about_hive.html)

Matchstick
03-01-2012, 06:06 PM
Hive.

Falselogic
03-01-2012, 06:44 PM
To tell you the truth I was not expecting Hive to be the winner in this round...

Red Hedgehog
03-01-2012, 06:48 PM
Nor was I. Fiasco excepted, I think pretty much every game I like is going to get voted off earlier than I think it should. (Except maybe Mansion of Madness, though I don't like that as much as many other games that are getting eliminated).

BŁge
03-01-2012, 08:14 PM
Hive! I don't trust games with colons in their titles.

Falselogic
03-02-2012, 11:50 AM
In a spectacular upset Seaside is smothered in a swarm of Hive!

Pandemic VS Mansions of Madness

kaisel
03-02-2012, 11:53 AM
Going to have to go with Mansions of Madness here.

Karzac
03-02-2012, 12:00 PM
Pandemic

BŁge
03-02-2012, 12:04 PM
Mansions of Madnesssssss

pence
03-02-2012, 12:04 PM
Shoggoths and Shub-Nigguraths!

I mean, Mansions of Madness.

Mogri
03-02-2012, 12:49 PM
Pandemic please!

Red Hedgehog
03-02-2012, 12:54 PM
Yup, this is where a great game like Pandemic loses to a good game like Mansions of Madness.

Falselogic
03-02-2012, 12:59 PM
Yup, this is where a great game like Pandemic loses to a good game like Mansions of Madness.

It's only ahead by one. GO forth and rally voters to your cause!

Nodal
03-02-2012, 01:01 PM
Mansions of Madness.

kaisel
03-02-2012, 01:09 PM
Yup, this is where a great game like Pandemic loses to a good game like Mansions of Madness.

Since I haven't played either of these games, if someone gives me a good case for Pandemic I could be willing to switch. Problems I've heard about Pandemic are that it's really easy for someone to just let another player handle their turn, especially if a couple of people know the optimal way to play.

Alternatively, if anyone wants, I'd be willing to listen to a good case for Mansions of Madness as well, since I still haven't had a chance to play it.

Mansions of Madness is something I own, but since the setup time takes so long (I've heard it takes 30-40 minutes?), and my group doesn't game at my place so pre-setup is a pain, makes it a game that hasn't had a chance for my group yet.

Stiv
03-02-2012, 01:41 PM
Mansions is a game I love because every player's decisions matter and Pandemic is one I hate because they don't.

Red Hedgehog
03-02-2012, 03:51 PM
Yeah, this is the reason I can't agree with Red saying it's a "great" game as opposed to Mansions' good one. A great multiplayer game is one where everyone is engaged. Much as I like Pandemic's mechanics and premise, I have never seen this happen in actual play.

Both Pandemic and Mansions have the issue that one player can dictate to the others what to do (well, puzzles in Mansion have to be solved by the current player). Mansions has on its side that, even if that happens, the player controlling everyone is still playing against the keeper. Pandemic has going for it that the strategic choices are more interesting.

Matchstick
03-02-2012, 04:17 PM
Red Hedgehog and I are completely on the same page: I concur that both Pandemic and Mansions can be dominated by one player and that Pandemic is better.

Falselogic
03-02-2012, 04:27 PM
Red Hedgehog and I are completely on the same page: I concur that both Pandemic and Mansions can be dominated by one player and that Pandemic is better.

So I'm counting this as a vote for Pandemic?

Matchstick
03-02-2012, 07:57 PM
So I'm counting this as a vote for Pandemic?

Why would I vote for a lesser game?

Torgo
03-03-2012, 01:54 AM
Pandemic by a mile.

Pombar
03-03-2012, 05:40 AM
Pandemic for sure.

MCBanjoMike
03-03-2012, 05:50 AM
Pandemic for sure.

Falselogic
03-03-2012, 12:45 PM
Dixit VS. Small World

Artsy Artsy, Figure out what people are thinking card game or Mini Risk, kinda?!

DECIDE!

Destil
03-03-2012, 12:49 PM
Small World

BŁge
03-03-2012, 02:25 PM
Welp, you lost.

Falselogic
03-03-2012, 03:27 PM
Welp, you lost.

huh?

Karzac
03-03-2012, 03:31 PM
Dixit

kaisel
03-03-2012, 04:18 PM
While Small World looks really fun, Dixit is something that I could probably get my non boardgaming friends to plays, without it devolving into constant dick jokes (my non boardgaming friends have kind of a one track mind when it comes to games).

BŁge
03-03-2012, 05:31 PM
huh?

A boardgame contest where Mansions of Madness loses is a terrible thing.

shivam
03-03-2012, 08:17 PM
Dixit VS. Small World

Artsy Artsy, Figure out what people are thinking card game or Mini Risk, kinda?!

DECIDE!
small world, easy.

Pombar
03-04-2012, 04:09 AM
Small World

Falselogic
03-04-2012, 09:48 AM
I've got a 50-65 mile bike ride this morning/afternoon. So, I'm probably not going to be back at twelve. Instead of cutting the vote short I'm going to let it run long.

Red Hedgehog
03-04-2012, 11:12 AM
Both of those are games I've wanted to pick up. So I have no opinion in this matter.

MCBanjoMike
03-04-2012, 05:37 PM
I've only played Small World of those two, but I liked it.

Falselogic
03-04-2012, 05:41 PM
Age of Empires III VS. Catan: Cities and Knights

I don't know anything about either of these so hopefully one of you voters will take on the responsibility and make their cases for them!

VOTE!

PS - Sorry this is late. I fell asleep after the bike ride.

MCBanjoMike
03-04-2012, 05:47 PM
Cities and Knights of Catan is one of my favorite board games, no doubt.

Karzac
03-04-2012, 06:28 PM
Cities and Knights.

I can't believe Dixit lost. That's a damn shame.

Red Hedgehog
03-04-2012, 07:21 PM
Catan: Cities and Knights adds lots of interesting strategic decisions to Catan, but it still keeps the game feeling reasonable and brisk (even if it doubles the length of a Catan game).

Matchstick
03-04-2012, 07:46 PM
Cities and Knights.

Sarcasmorator
03-04-2012, 10:22 PM
Empires. What can I say, I'm a fan.

Pombar
03-05-2012, 03:27 AM
Age of Empires III intrigues me more, even than a variation on one of my favourite games.

kaisel
03-05-2012, 07:56 AM
Hrm, one of the things I like about Catan is that it's a pretty quick game, so if you lose, then you can just play another round. Doubling the length seems against that, so I'll go with Age of Empires.

Falselogic
03-05-2012, 01:52 PM
Oh, Gamespite is back so we can wrap up this round now!

But, I can't. Because there is a tie! Someone come along and break it, won't you?

Michelle
03-05-2012, 01:58 PM
Aw, hell. I'll do it. Age of Empires.

Karzac
03-05-2012, 02:01 PM
MAZOOOOOOOOO!

Falselogic
03-05-2012, 02:02 PM
Aw, hell. I'll do it. Age of Empires.

I didn't even know you were following this thread?!

Falselogic
03-05-2012, 02:03 PM
Hive VS. Fiasco

The boardless, non-chess, chess game vs. the role playing juggernaut

Who will come out on top?

VOTE!

kaisel
03-05-2012, 02:07 PM
Hive seemed super cool, but I think I'll go with Fiasco this round.

pence
03-05-2012, 02:08 PM
I'd like to live in a world where Fiasco is a juggernaut.

Or maybe I wouldn't...?

MCBanjoMike
03-05-2012, 02:32 PM
Man, first Puerto Rico and now Cities and Knights? This thread is depressing me.

widdershins
03-05-2012, 02:35 PM
FIASCO

Karzac
03-05-2012, 03:39 PM
Man, first Dixit and now Cities and Knights? This thread is depressing me.

Matchstick
03-05-2012, 03:43 PM
Man, first Puerto Rico and now Cities and Knights? This thread is depressing me.

Not me. I knew this was how it would play out. There's a reason I wasn't voting early on. ;)

Hive.

Pombar
03-05-2012, 03:46 PM
I'm going to stand apparently alone for the glory of the Hive me and Matchstick anyway

Sarcasmorator
03-05-2012, 03:59 PM
I'm going to stand apparently alone for the glory of the Hive me and Matchstick anyway

And me! I haven't played Fiasco, but I like me some Hive.

Falselogic
03-05-2012, 05:20 PM
At this point Hive is only a vote behind Fiasco. If ever you wanted an upset...

(TELL YOUR FRIENDS TO VOTE FOR HIVE)

pence
03-05-2012, 06:00 PM
Pah! Who would want to vote for a board game in this thunderdome?

Lucas
03-05-2012, 06:04 PM
Hive.

Karzac
03-05-2012, 08:53 PM
Fuck it, I'll vote Hive because it seems pretty cool. And I want to piss off all you Dixit and Catan haters.

Red Hedgehog
03-05-2012, 09:55 PM
Hive actually doesn't sound all that interesting to me while I've been aching to try Fiasco so as annoyed as I am that Puerto Rico and Cities and Knights are out, I must vote with my heart.

Falselogic
03-05-2012, 10:00 PM
And now they are tied! Truly the closest competition we've had so far!

Nodal
03-06-2012, 12:09 AM
Fiasco

tungwene
03-06-2012, 10:40 AM
Hive.

Kalir
03-06-2012, 12:06 PM
I HAVE ARRIVED ON A BOAT.

MY BOAT IS A HIVE OF DIRT AND RUFFIANS

NOT SURE WHY, THEY SHOULD REALLY START PAYING ME FOR BEING HERE

Falselogic
03-06-2012, 12:12 PM
Welcome to the Semi-Finals!

Pandemic VS. Small World

You Decide the future of my gaming habits with your vote!

Mogri
03-06-2012, 12:56 PM
Pandemic still hits my table, while Smallworld has a dedicated spot on the shelf.

Lucas
03-06-2012, 12:58 PM
Small World, because it's the one I want to try.

kaisel
03-06-2012, 01:53 PM
Tough choice here, but I think I'll go with Small World since I know playing Pandemic in my group would probably be pretty painful.

Red Hedgehog
03-06-2012, 02:44 PM
Pandemic though Small World is no slouch.

Falselogic
03-06-2012, 02:48 PM
ooooooOOOOoooOOO Another tie!

Karzac
03-06-2012, 02:49 PM
Pandemic

Pombar
03-06-2012, 04:09 PM
Small World is the absolute best of the best

BŁge
03-06-2012, 04:55 PM
SMALL WORLD

Torgo
03-06-2012, 06:20 PM
Pandemic.

Matchstick
03-06-2012, 07:11 PM
Pandemic.

Trynant
03-07-2012, 02:17 AM
Pandemic

Red Hedgehog
03-07-2012, 10:23 AM
This thread inspired me to finally go out and pick up Fiasco.

Take that, Hive!

Falselogic
03-07-2012, 10:23 AM
This thread inspired me to finally go out and pick up Fiasco.

Take that, Hive!

It's a Thunderdome miracle!

MCBanjoMike
03-07-2012, 10:44 AM
I'll go with Pandemic, because it's super awesome and fun. Not that Small World is bad, mind you, I have half a mind to buy myself a copy.

Falselogic
03-07-2012, 12:10 PM
Hive VS. Age of Empires III

Who will face off against Pandemic tomorrow? Will it be the non-chess bug game or a civilization building game I still don't understand?

Karzac
03-07-2012, 06:02 PM
Hive.

kaisel
03-07-2012, 09:53 PM
I... really don't know which one to vote for. Both sound very cool, though I would love for someone who's played AoEIII to talk a little bit about it. I'll put in a vote tomorrow after I've thought about it some more.

Matchstick
03-07-2012, 11:27 PM
Hive.

Sarcasmorator
03-08-2012, 12:16 AM
Empires!

If I have time tomorrow I'll post a quick rundown of the game.

Destil
03-08-2012, 12:22 AM
Hive.

Pombar
03-08-2012, 01:25 AM
Age of Empires

kaisel
03-08-2012, 10:09 AM
I don't have a strong feeling on which one is better, so I'm gonna go with Age of Empires.

Kalir
03-08-2012, 12:18 PM
Pretty much every time you guys have a tie in here, Flawgic calls me in to break it. And I have NO IDEA what half these things even are!

I vote for Hive again. Next time, the vote will be delivered in hive form, by which I mean I'll make bugs fly out of your computer and EAT YOUR BRAIN.

And nobody wants that.

Falselogic
03-08-2012, 12:20 PM
Pretty much every time you guys have a tie in here, Flawgic calls me in to break it. And I have NO IDEA what half these things even are!

I vote for Hive again. Next time, the vote will be delivered in hive form, by which I mean I'll make bugs fly out of your computer and EAT YOUR BRAIN.

And nobody wants that.

To be fair I ask everyone on #talkingtime to vote. It's just that you are the only one that responds.

Falselogic
03-08-2012, 12:21 PM
The World Championship of Buying me A Boardgame!

Pandemic VS. Hive

This is it folks! What will I be spending money on?

First, cause after this I kinda want to buy all of them...

Pombar
03-08-2012, 12:45 PM
Pandemic

Red Hedgehog
03-08-2012, 12:52 PM
Pandemic.

MCBanjoMike
03-08-2012, 12:58 PM
Pandemic!

(But you should totally buy Puerto Rico and Cities and Knights, too.)

Mogri
03-08-2012, 01:14 PM
Pandemic.

See ya, Hive.

Falselogic
03-08-2012, 01:25 PM
what was that expansion to Pandemic I should totally have?

Mogri
03-08-2012, 01:42 PM
what was that expansion to Pandemic I should totally have?

There's just one: On the Brink. It'll run you a little less than the base game, making it cost in total about as much as a single new boardgame would. Worth every penny.

kaisel
03-08-2012, 02:06 PM
Voice of dissent: Hive, mainly because my boardgame group doesn't meet very often, whereas I could probably get my wife to play Hive.

Honestly, Dixit, Fiasco, and Quarriors are the ones that I'm most interested in, followed probably by Hive/Pandemic (since I already own Mansions).

Mogri
03-08-2012, 02:21 PM
Voice of dissent: Hive, mainly because my boardgame group doesn't meet very often, whereas I could probably get my wife to play Hive.

My personal experience is that my wife loves a two-player game of Pandemic, but hates Hive.

kaisel
03-08-2012, 02:26 PM
My personal experience is that my wife loves a two-player game of Pandemic, but hates Hive.

Oh... crap, for some reason I was thinking Pandemic was one of those games that broke with fewer players. This... changes things. Though, I'll keep my vote on Hive, since it doesn't look like Pandemic is in any danger of losing, but my interest in Pandemic has increased.

Mogri
03-08-2012, 02:40 PM
Oh... crap, for some reason I was thinking Pandemic was one of those games that broke with fewer players.

The challenge is different with two players. It's easier to mop up messes, but it's harder to manage your hand: there are four colors and you can only reasonably collect two of them at a time. You're racing against the deck.

Archivist trivializes this to a good degree, of course. With a handpicked Archivist/Medic team, we breezed through a six-epidemic game. Gotta try seven next.

Karzac
03-08-2012, 02:49 PM
Pandemic.

Behemoth
03-08-2012, 03:23 PM
Pandemic. Easy.

Falselogic
03-08-2012, 03:26 PM
looks like this is going to be a rout

Mogri
03-08-2012, 03:41 PM
And now for something completely different! Here's a list of the BGG rank for each of the candidates.

70 Dixit (http://www.boardgamegeek.com/boardgame/39856/dixit)
9 Dominion Intrigue (http://www.boardgamegeek.com/boardgame/40834/dominion-intrigue)
12 7 Wonders (http://www.boardgamegeek.com/boardgame/68448/7-wonders)
N/A Fiasco (http://www.amazon.com/Fiasco-RPG-Bully-Pulpit-Games/dp/B005TXXEWE/ref=sr_1_8?ie=UTF8&qid=1329934506&sr=8-8)
63 Imperial 2030 (http://www.boardgamegeek.com/boardgame/54138/imperial-2030)
1738 Flash Duel (http://www.boardgamegeek.com/boardgame/107190/flash-duel-second-edition)
106 Mansions of Madness (http://www.boardgamegeek.com/boardgame/83330/mansions-of-madness)
246 Quarriors (http://www.boardgamegeek.com/boardgame/91536/quarriors)
39 Pandemic (http://boardgamegeek.com/boardgame/30549/pandemic)
56 Small World (http://boardgamegeek.com/boardgame/40692/small-world)
138 Citadels (http://boardgamegeek.com/boardgame/478/citadels)
N/A Catan: Cities & Knights (http://boardgamegeek.com/boardgameexpansion/4103/catan-seafarers-5-6-player-extension)
25 Stone Age (http://boardgamegeek.com/boardgame/34635/stone-age)
2 Agricola (http://boardgamegeek.com/boardgame/31260/agricola)
125 Ghost Stories (http://boardgamegeek.com/boardgame/37046/ghost-stories)
112 Hive (http://boardgamegeek.com/boardgame/2655/hive)

Flash Duel is an outlier. Quarriors is an outlier if you forget how big an outlier Flash Duel is. Seven of the candidates are top 100 games. Two are top 10 games. Our matchups played out fairly predictably, with only Hive doing significantly better than expected.

Falselogic
03-08-2012, 03:45 PM
And now for something completely different! Here's a list of the BGG rank for each of the candidates.

70 Dixit (http://www.boardgamegeek.com/boardgame/39856/dixit)
9 Dominion Intrigue (http://www.boardgamegeek.com/boardgame/40834/dominion-intrigue)
12 7 Wonders (http://www.boardgamegeek.com/boardgame/68448/7-wonders)
N/A Fiasco (http://www.amazon.com/Fiasco-RPG-Bully-Pulpit-Games/dp/B005TXXEWE/ref=sr_1_8?ie=UTF8&qid=1329934506&sr=8-8)
63 Imperial 2030 (http://www.boardgamegeek.com/boardgame/54138/imperial-2030)
1738 Flash Duel (http://www.boardgamegeek.com/boardgame/107190/flash-duel-second-edition)
106 Mansions of Madness (http://www.boardgamegeek.com/boardgame/83330/mansions-of-madness)
246 Quarriors (http://www.boardgamegeek.com/boardgame/91536/quarriors)
39 Pandemic (http://boardgamegeek.com/boardgame/30549/pandemic)
56 Small World (http://boardgamegeek.com/boardgame/40692/small-world)
138 Citadels (http://boardgamegeek.com/boardgame/478/citadels)
N/A Catan: Cities & Knights (http://boardgamegeek.com/boardgameexpansion/4103/catan-seafarers-5-6-player-extension)
25 Stone Age (http://boardgamegeek.com/boardgame/34635/stone-age)
2 Agricola (http://boardgamegeek.com/boardgame/31260/agricola)
125 Ghost Stories (http://boardgamegeek.com/boardgame/37046/ghost-stories)
112 Hive (http://boardgamegeek.com/boardgame/2655/hive)

Flash Duel is an outlier. Quarriors is an outlier if you forget how big an outlier Flash Duel is. Seven of the candidates are top 100 games. Two are top 10 games. Our matchups played out fairly predictably, with only Hive doing significantly better than expected.

We did Dominion Seaside

pence
03-08-2012, 03:48 PM
Everyone's favorite board game, Fiasco, is currently ranked 4th on RPG Geek (http://rpggeek.com/browse/rpg)! I don't see any of these other so-called 'board games' over there.

Red Hedgehog
03-08-2012, 03:51 PM
We did Dominion Seaside

And Puerto Rico instead of Agricola (but it's ranked #3)

Mogri
03-08-2012, 03:55 PM
We did Dominion Seaside

Ain't my fault you didn't update the master list. Seaside would be unranked anyway.

Falselogic
03-08-2012, 03:57 PM
Ain't my fault you didn't update the master list. Seaside would be unranked anyway.

I did to! Post #22

kaisel
03-08-2012, 04:48 PM
Everyone's favorite board game, Fiasco, is currently ranked 4th on RPG Geek (http://rpggeek.com/browse/rpg)! I don't see any of these other so-called 'board games' over there.

Heh, on the other hand though they have Call of Cthulhu as their number 1 game, and while I enjoy Call a lot, there's no way in heck I'd say it was the number one RPG system, or even the number one Cthulhu system.

Matchstick
03-08-2012, 05:23 PM
Pandemic, obviously. Also, BanjoMike speaks truth.

Red Hedgehog
03-08-2012, 09:25 PM
Pandemic, obviously. Also, BanjoMike speaks truth.

Agreed. Though I like Dominon: Seaside over Cities and Knights. But they're both great expansions.

shivam
03-08-2012, 11:04 PM
the only thing dominion is useful for is taking up space in a trash can.

Torgo
03-09-2012, 12:42 AM
Not that it need be said, but Pandemic, and I second On The Brink. Some of the new classes are kinda meh, but the new challenge options and difficulty tweaks are sublime.

Falselogic
03-09-2012, 12:10 PM
And because it has I've just purchased it and it's expansion from Amazon and should have them both by Monday.

Thanks everyone for helping me pick a game to buy and helping create a list for the next 15 games I'll be buying!

Torgo
03-10-2012, 12:52 AM
I'm so proud of you Talking Time. You done good.

Falselogic
03-14-2012, 12:48 PM
Pandemic arrived yesterday! On the Brink is scheduled to arrive at the end of this week. I'm looking forward to playing it

Falselogic
08-11-2012, 11:06 AM
Just a little update to let people know that Pandemic is now the second most played game in our household.

Risk Legacy is currently the first.

Also, look forward(?) to Buy a Boardgame Thunderdome 2!

Red Hedgehog
08-14-2012, 08:59 AM
Just a little update to let people know that Pandemic is not the second most played game in our household.

So which is the second most played game in your household? And where does Pandemic fall?

Falselogic
08-14-2012, 09:07 AM
So which is the second most played game in your household? And where does Pandemic fall?

Dammit! That was supposed to "now"

MCBanjoMike
08-14-2012, 09:11 AM
Glad that you're enjoying it! I really need to pick up On the Brink, since I seem to have more or less mastered the basic game of Pandemic (we've won our last 6 or so consecutive games) and I've heard that it adds a lot of cool stuff to the game.

Falselogic
08-14-2012, 09:14 AM
Glad that you're enjoying it! I really need to pick up On the Brink, since I seem to have more or less mastered the basic game of Pandemic (we've won our last 6 or so consecutive games) and I've heard that it adds a lot of cool stuff to the game.

It adds three now ways to play! There's a mutating disease one, a virulent strain one, and the bio terrorist one (one player is a bad guy, the rest have to catch him) also all the new roles which are better than the vanilla roles in the standard game.

Mogri
08-14-2012, 09:20 AM
It also remakes the Operations Expert to add a new ability: travel anywhere from a research station for one action.

I played a game with my wife last night where we won with:
- one card left in the player deck
- one black cube left in the tray
- two red cubes left in the tray
- six outbreaks
- a really hairy board

I was Troubleshooter and she was Archivist. (Archivist is maybe the best role for two-player.) We ended up winning only because she drew two blacks on her second-to-last turn. Tense!