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Any boardgamers?

Post by WHU_Del » Sun Apr 21, 2019 12:23 pm

I've got a few mates that play, but they live quite far away so don't have the opportunity to play with them, but have been thinking about some solo games.
I'm not really into the fantasy/horror stuff which seems very popular. I like the dystopian/alternative futures scenarios, if anyone remembers an old Games Workshop game called "Chainsaw Warrior" I loved that.
"Tiny Epic Galaxies" looks like it should be fun, and also "Hostage Negotiator".
Anyone on here play?

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Re: Any boardgamers?

Post by WHU Independent » Sun Apr 21, 2019 1:48 pm

Yup but not regularly. I go to Ireland a couple of times a year to play as well as go to Dragonmeet and any other con I can get to to play. I've recently tried to get into solo gaming - Escape The Dark Castle and 4 Against Darkness (not your cup of tea - both fantasy) but its not my bag.

I've played Scythe in Ireland with 6 people - we played for 5 hours and no one was even close to winning so we gave up. Captain Sonar is great fun, Quartermaster General is a great WEW2 game and if you like dystopian futures there's the Fallout 4 game, Hellboy and a lot of the Zombie games are of that style.

BTW TEG and Hostage negotiator can be played solo.

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Re: Any boardgamers?

Post by WHU_Del » Sun Apr 21, 2019 5:23 pm

Cheers :thup:
Didn't realise there was a Fallout game. I've seen Scythe highly recommended and can be played solo, so I might have a look at that as well. Also found that there's a specialist shop not too far away. Think I'll pay a visit for more advice!

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Post by DasNutNock » Tue Apr 23, 2019 3:41 pm

Chainsaw Warrior was great fun, and the only GW set I ever played.

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Post by WHU_Del » Tue Apr 23, 2019 6:39 pm

So I went to the local boardgame shop. Bloody hell new games are expensive!
There wasn't much that appealed that I could really afford, so was pretty much writing it off as a non-starter, but then a mate suggested 'print and play', which, as it suggests, are games that you print off all the cards, boards, tokens etc. at home and stick together yourself, along with a few counters or dice.
Found loads, and even better a lot of them are free! Yes, it'll cost in printer ink, but better than £50-60 for a boxed game that you might not like in the end.

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Post by WHU_Del » Tue Apr 23, 2019 9:41 pm

DasNutNock wrote:Chainsaw Warrior was great fun, and the only GW set I ever played.
Available as a phone game on iOS and Android, although I've not played it.

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Post by DasNutNock » Wed Apr 24, 2019 12:00 pm

WHU_Del wrote:Yes, it'll cost in printer ink, but better than £50-60 for a boxed game that you might not like in the end.
Especially when you print them at the office.

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Post by Up the Junction » Wed Apr 24, 2019 1:14 pm

Used to enjoy a bit of Blood Bowl. Always good fun.

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Post by bristolhammerfc » Sat Apr 27, 2019 10:53 am

Used to play Warhammer 40K with mates, but not done anything for years.

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Post by WHU_Del » Sat Apr 27, 2019 11:21 am

Up the Junction wrote:Used to enjoy a bit of Blood Bowl. Always good fun.
Having a bit of a resurgence at the moment.

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Post by Up the Junction » Mon Apr 29, 2019 12:21 pm

That's good to hear. I am going back nearly 30 years, mind!

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Post by WHU_Del » Mon May 06, 2019 2:00 pm

Won a copy of Chainsaw Warrior on eBay. Twenty quid delivered 8-)

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Post by EastBrisHammer » Wed May 22, 2019 8:53 am

Up the Junction wrote:That's good to hear. I am going back nearly 30 years, mind!
I've only played Blood Bowl on the computer and it was fun. We had a mini-league and it got very competitive for a bit. I came second if I remember rightly with my undead team.

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Post by LeonRivers » Sun Jan 09, 2022 12:34 am

Scythe is excellent. Probably my favourite, though I rarely play it solo.

Look up ‘This War of Mine’ for an immersive solo game. Very dark, but sounds like it might be your kind of theme.

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Post by LeonRivers » Sun Jan 09, 2022 12:37 am

WHU_Del wrote:
Tue Apr 23, 2019 6:39 pm
So I went to the local boardgame shop. Bloody hell new games are expensive!
Where is your local?
Check out online game stores. Significantly cheaper. There’s an awesome price comparison site https://boardgameprices.co.uk/ and the 2nd hand market is pretty decent.

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