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I can heartily recommend Rhino Hero and Rhino Hero Super Battle for anyone looking for a cool game for the young ones.

They're both card stacking games of varying degrees of complexity but my four year old daughter and my 42 year old gaming buddy enjoy both.

I don't know if it's been mentioned earlier but The Resistance and it's various off shoots are very good games for identifying which of your friends are terrifying sociopaths.

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Ralphy.

I dont know what game I'd use these in but I need them. D&D party? Ted as a wizard, Dougal as the apprentice and Jack as cleric. Mrs Doyle- fighter.

Is that a trolley dash at Sports Direct? 

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Just got finished with a couple of games of Luchador! Mexican Wrestling Dice with my little one. It's essentially Lucha Yahtzee. Dead easy to play with the basic rules but there's advanced rules that give the characters unique play styles and strengths and weaknesses as well as match types. There are also rules regarding title shots if you're party playing.

Functionally good looking art and it comes with it's own wrestling ring which adds to the gimmick. 

Decent little purchase.

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On 9/29/2014 at 9:53 PM, Thunderplex said:

Heard a few good things about this game. The coop with individual goals theme makes me want to give It a go.

Four years later (this thread has been going a while!) I played Dead of Winter over the weekend. I didn't quite like it at first, but we stopped to watch the TableTop review and it clicked how you're supposed to play up the tension through roleplay. After that we had a blast with it. Through a key admin mistake we revealed the traitor one turn before the end, so exiled him from the game. Good fun though.

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4 hours ago, Onyx2 said:

Four years later (this thread has been going a while!) I played Dead of Winter over the weekend. I didn't quite like it at first, but we stopped to watch the TableTop review and it clicked how you're supposed to play up the tension through roleplay. After that we had a blast with it. Through a key admin mistake we revealed the traitor one turn before the end, so exiled him from the game. Good fun though.

And 4 years later I still want to give it a go!

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As a Christmas present to myself,I have ordered the Aliens Vs Predator board game. The miniatures look really cool and it seems very similar to the Games Workshop game Space Hulk, which was a pubescent Rey's first foray into board games that weren't Monopoly etc.

 

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As a family treat we bought The Sock Game. Simple game. Two socks, many different items, a spinner and two pieces. Aim is to find the object the spinner lands on in the sock using only one hand. You move a space forward per win. Very simple but can be played by all ages. Was a hit at Christmas 

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Rhino Hero is a cracking game for everyone. Just spent all my Christmas money on Mansions of Madness, the Fallout Boardgame, Red November and Fields of Green, which will keep me quiet for a while!

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I played Betrayal At House On The Hill over the festive season.  Was decent enough but the "Haunting" happened when people were in an advantageous position and everyone got out very quickly.  Played it at a friends house with people I'd never met before who had played it before, but it was easy enough to pick up as I went along.

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12 minutes ago, Gus Mears said:

Other half bought Ticket to Ride for Christmas, which is fantastic. It's a bit like Risk, but with trains. The sense of satisfaction you get when nobbling another player by blocking their line is tremendous. 

Ticket to ride is a classic modern board game, there are so many expansions and different continents to play on as well.

 

1 minute ago, Keith Houchen said:

I played Betrayal At House On The Hill over the festive season.  Was decent enough but the "Haunting" happened when people were in an advantageous position and everyone got out very quickly.  Played it at a friends house with people I'd never met before who had played it before, but it was easy enough to pick up as I went along.

The thing with the game is there are so many different scenarios for the hauntings, that it can be piss easy, rock hard or quite tense. it is a very easy game to play though.

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My school has launched a Warhammer/miniatures club and I forgot that I would help out. Fast forward 5 weeks and I have found great pleasure in assembling and painting space marines. The good thing is that it's all free as the local shop has provided a load of freebies to get students hooked. 

Can't believe how expensive things can be though; £10 for 3 marines and £15 for a fine brush? Christ.

Looking forward to playing in the new term.

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