$10.00
Recommend
102 
 Thumb up
 Hide
7863 Posts
1 , 2 , 3 , 4 , 5  Next »  [315] | 

BoardGameGeek» Forums » Gaming Related » Women and Gaming

Subject: women - games you just bought/recieved ? comments ? rss

Your Tags: Add tags
Popular Tags: [View All]
jood shine
United Kingdom
flag msg tools
mbmbmbmbmb
women what games have you just got ? whats your thougths so far ?

15 
 Thumb up
1.05
 tip
 Hide
  • [+] Dice rolls
Mercedes (Mandy)
Japan
Setagaya-ku
Tokyo
flag msg tools
designer
publisher
Tokyo Game Market here I come!
badge
Sorry if I'm slow in reading mails. I'm currently working hard on some Alley Thieves
mbmbmbmbmb
These were a big surprise.

Summoner Wars - fantastic...awesome...fun. Even the 4 player epic 3?4? hour game I had was FANTASTIC

Eaten by Zombies - great! must remember to read the rules. This one is really interesting, you're trying to fight zombies, if you win they go in your deck, and if you run away from them you start dropping swag. The zombies you fought can be used against your friends, and when you die, you become a zombie. Very interesting must play it again.

Kakerlaken Poker - cockroaches! what can I say? They're a lot of fun!
11 
 Thumb up
 tip
 Hide
  • [+] Dice rolls
Jules
Belgium
flag msg tools
Hanlon's razor: Never attribute to malice that which is adequately explained by stupidity
badge
Hanlon's razor: Never attribute to malice that which is adequately explained by stupidity
mbmbmbmbmb
I just got Start Player
12 
 Thumb up
 tip
 Hide
  • [+] Dice rolls
M M
United States
Kansas
flag msg tools
mbmbmb
I've just received Smallworld and have yet to play it with someone. Something tells me that this game may not be best for 2 players, which is usually the most people (1) I can scrounge up. Very rarely do I get 3-4 players. I was quite disappointed with the size of the two player board. I know "Smallworld" is the theme but that seems a bit too small for my liking. I may use the variant in which each player plays 2 characters on the larger, 4 player board. Game may be up for trade in a few months. We'll have to see.

EDIT: So...Many...CHITS. I have somehow managed to get it organized in the nice little covered insert. Despite many complaints on BGG, I with my tiny hands have no problems with fiddling with the chits. After spending the time to figure out how to get all the damn chits in there right, the thought of doing it again and again is discouraging. This game better be fun..
9 
 Thumb up
 tip
 Hide
  • [+] Dice rolls
Joline
msg tools
mbmbmbmbmb
MM It's a very very nice game (in my humble opinion). I have no problems whatsoever with the chips, since you only use a few races at a time and you get to know the tray within no time. We play it a lot and still enjoy it, we have all the expansions aswell.. The board is so small since that will make sure that you need to start slaughtering each other (it's a world of (s)laugther after all..).. If you were to play 2-player on the board size of the 4-player, than you would each have your own part of the board without ever interacting.
Actually when we did a 5 player game with normal and underground smallworld (for that you use a 2-player and a 3-player board connected with tunnels) we ended up all being in the underground part and kept bashing into each other...

To me it never gets old, even though we have a lot more games to play.
8 
 Thumb up
 tip
 Hide
  • [+] Dice rolls
Lawson
United States
Greenville
South Carolina
flag msg tools
mbmbmbmbmb
One game that's been a pleasant surprise is Train of Thought -- it was the freebie that I picked up at BGG.CON in November (over Martian Dice and JAB: Realtime Boxing, which caused me some angst . . . ack! Such stressful decisions!).

Anyway, Train of Thought has been played a lot since I brought it home, and we love it. It's a word game -- the "conductor" is trying to get people to guess a word (say, "smile") from a card in the card-clue stack and can only give three-word clues.

In the first round of clue-giving, the conductor must use a word randomly selected from another clue card (say, "taxi") and two more words. Perhaps: "Taxi mouth face!"

Then the other players may make a single one-word guess each. Perhaps: "Lips!" and "Nose!"

Since nobody guessed correctly, the conductor now selects one of the incorrect guesses and uses it as one of her three clue words. Perhaps: "Lips curve happy!" (I'm using all these exclamation points because, at least in this house, we tend to make all these clues and guesses in exclamation-point kinds of voices. )

Whoever guesses correctly gets a point (taking a card from the card clue stack to represent it), and the conductor keeps the correctly-guessed card as a point for herself.

Each conductor's turn lasts two minutes -- there's a little sand timer.

We've mostly played with three and four people, and it is reliably fun. Scores tend to be pretty even because successful conductors make for successful guessers, so the points spread themselves out. For that reason, it's less of a competitive experience than it is a fun, goofy time, at least in our house.

(I've now played both Martian Dice and Jab, and I'm still happy with the choice I made. Whew. )
12 
 Thumb up
 tip
 Hide
  • [+] Dice rolls
Moonika Laine
Finland
Tampere
flag msg tools
mbmbmbmbmb
I got Elder Sign for a late Christmas present and it seems to be nice and simple game of dice tossing and world saving. With a flavor of Arkham Horror, which is important!

andyerca25 wrote:
I've just received Smallworld and have yet to play it with someone. Something tells me that this game may not be best for 2 players, which is usually the most people (1) I can scrounge up. Very rarely do I get 3-4 players.


I love SmallWorld. It's really good with 5 (fast) players but it is not that bad with two.
12 
 Thumb up
 tip
 Hide
  • [+] Dice rolls
Chief EGG Head
United States
flag msg tools
mbmbmbmbmb
I'm not sure I should subscribe to this thread. blush I may spend my entire time on BGG here! Picked up Sekigahara: The Unification of Japan which I can't wait to try and Takenoko. The bad thing is that I still have some games from last fall I need to play again like Prêt-à-Porter. I need more vacation time so I can play more games
14 
 Thumb up
 tip
 Hide
  • [+] Dice rolls
Jonna Hind
Finland
Helsinki
Uusimaa
flag msg tools
admin
designer
“Live your truth. Express your love. Share your enthusiasm. Take action towards your dreams. Walk your talk. Dance and sing to your music. Embrace your blessings. Make today worth remembering.” ― Steve Maraboli
badge
"Be happy with being you. Love your flaws. Own your quirks. And know that you are just as perfect as anyone else, exactly as you are." Ariana Grande
mbmbmbmbmb
lorna wrote:
I need more vacation time so I can play more games


We all do laugh Wonder what my boss would say if I'd go there saying "Hey, I need more vacation so that I play more board games"
10 
 Thumb up
 tip
 Hide
  • [+] Dice rolls
s m t
United States
Portland
Oregon
flag msg tools
His heart was growing full of broken wings and artificial flowers
mbmbmbmbmb
lorna wrote:

Lorna, If you want to play at EGG I will be more than happy to play (and teach) Sekigahara: The Unification of Japan.
Awesome game!

I just picked up Strike of the Eagle, Washington's War, and Wilderness War. I am really getting into wargames and no one is as surprised as I am about this. I have played and enjoyed the latter two games. I hope to play Strike of the Eagle next week.
And I picked up Ora et Labora.
12 
 Thumb up
 tip
 Hide
  • [+] Dice rolls
Chief EGG Head
United States
flag msg tools
mbmbmbmbmb
dooz wrote:
lorna wrote:

Lorna, If you want to play at EGG I will be more than happy to play (and teach) you Sekigahara: The Unification of Japan.
Awesome game!

I just picked up Strike of the Eagle, Washington's War, and Wilderness War. I am really getting into wargames and no one is as surprised as I am about this. I have played and enjoyed the latter two games. I hope to play Strike of the Eagle next week.
And I picked Ora et Labora.

That'd be great
6 
 Thumb up
 tip
 Hide
  • [+] Dice rolls
Sue Hemberger

Washington
Dist of Columbia
msg tools
mbmbmbmbmb
Caution: dull blade story to follow

I have an order en route from Germany (at least part of which has already made it as far as Seacaucus, NJ), but the two games I was most looking forward to (recommended by friends who had played them and thought I'd like them), were probably mistakes made because of impatience. In retrospect, I think I should have just waited for the English editions of Pictomania and Djam. If I'm lucky (ok, admittedly I'm trying desperately to seize victory from the jaws of defeat here!), the German edition of Djam will be better for an English player than a French edition would be in terms of letter distribution on the dice. More Hs and fewer Ls. But at least there won't be too many Qs and Js, LOL! Although vowel distribution in French is closer to English than German is, so who knows? (Asmodee, presumably!)

Rapa Nui and Coney Island are the other two games in the order.
9 
 Thumb up
 tip
 Hide
  • [+] Dice rolls
Moonika Laine
Finland
Tampere
flag msg tools
mbmbmbmbmb
lorna wrote:
The bad thing is that I still have some games from last fall I need to play again like Prêt-à-Porter. I need more vacation time so I can play more games


This. I still have not played Space Alert which I got more than two years ago. I would not mind more vacation, but the people in my game group need it more so we could play! (If you see this guys: I want to play.)
12 
 Thumb up
 tip
 Hide
  • [+] Dice rolls
Keith Rodelander

Clayton
North Carolina
msg tools
mbmb
Right On!! we need more women wargamers.
8 
 Thumb up
 tip
 Hide
  • [+] Dice rolls
M M
United States
Kansas
flag msg tools
mbmbmb
mebririth wrote:
MM It's a very very nice game (in my humble opinion). I have no problems whatsoever with the chips, since you only use a few races at a time and you get to know the tray within no time. We play it a lot and still enjoy it, we have all the expansions aswell.. The board is so small since that will make sure that you need to start slaughtering each other (it's a world of (s)laugther after all..).. If you were to play 2-player on the board size of the 4-player, than you would each have your own part of the board without ever interacting.
Actually when we did a 5 player game with normal and underground smallworld (for that you use a 2-player and a 3-player board connected with tunnels) we ended up all being in the underground part and kept bashing into each other...

To me it never gets old, even though we have a lot more games to play.


Good to know! I hope to play it this weekend!!
7 
 Thumb up
 tip
 Hide
  • [+] Dice rolls
Jody Ludwick
United States
Indiana
flag msg tools
mbmbmb
I'm snowed in here in northern Indiana and spent the afternoon playing the iPad version of Ascension: Deckbuilding Game that I loaded earlier. (Thanks ladies) The calculated efficiency of these iPad games in general make it very convenient to play... and in most cases preferred.

The implementation is excellent, graphics and on board tutoring/rules. Right now I've slowed it down a bit so I can understand the AI's logic as the card text is new to me. Very happy with this game so far.

11 
 Thumb up
 tip
 Hide
  • [+] Dice rolls
Melissa
Australia
Parkville
Vic
flag msg tools
admin
designer
May you find the Perfect Shoe! xxx
badge
Mostly offline, but trying.
mbmbmbmbmb
I got Lancaster, Fauna and Montage from my (International and Australian) Secret Santas for Christmas.

Fraser bought a job lot of 80+ games in November, and most of those are still in shrink as well.
9 
 Thumb up
 tip
 Hide
  • [+] Dice rolls
Chief EGG Head
United States
flag msg tools
mbmbmbmbmb
melissa wrote:
I got Lancaster, Fauna and Montage from my (International and Australian) Secret Santas for Christmas.

Fraser bought a job lot of 80+ games in November, and most of those are still in shrink as well.
Nice, I really like Lancaster with 5. Montage is fun with the right crowd.
9 
 Thumb up
 tip
 Hide
  • [+] Dice rolls
Sue Hemberger

Washington
Dist of Columbia
msg tools
mbmbmbmbmb
Montage is one of our faves! We have a really beautiful friend-made copy from the OOP days. The new one's ugly but functional and the game is so good that I wouldn't mind the aesthetics if I didn't have an alternative.

Playing Word Blur, Assist, Montage, and Catch Phrase! over the holidays left me in a very word-gamey mood (hence the precipitous Djam purchase). I've been playing Jarnac on the IPAD and enjoying it as well, though I always hate word game AI since the computer knows all the words it will and won't accept and you don't. That said, I'm learning the names of lots of weird flora and fauna. Too bad I can't teach the AI domestic legalese and foreign cookery -- then the playing field would eventually level. The IOS versions of What's My Word? (maybe the only game I prefer playing solo) and OSKI (especially good as pass-and-play) are both better than electronic Jarnac, but for 99 cents, it was definitely worth putting into the rotation. Which is interesting because, as a board game, I prefer Jarnac to the other two (although I may prefer Bali to Jarnac -- haven't played enough to be sure).
10 
 Thumb up
 tip
 Hide
  • [+] Dice rolls
Mercedes (Mandy)
Japan
Setagaya-ku
Tokyo
flag msg tools
designer
publisher
Tokyo Game Market here I come!
badge
Sorry if I'm slow in reading mails. I'm currently working hard on some Alley Thieves
mbmbmbmbmb
Just ordered
Rattus and all it's expansions, only played it once, but knew I needed to have this one

A la carte and all it's bits and pieces, after watching The Dice Tower's review of this, I thought I must get this one.

Turn the Tide
Grimoire

Soo many games
8 
 Thumb up
 tip
 Hide
  • [+] Dice rolls
CassSoren
United States
Springfield
Massachusetts
flag msg tools
mbmbmbmbmb
BoardGameGeek » Forums » Gaming Related » Women and Gaming
Re: women - games you just bought/recieved ? comments ?
dooz wrote:
I just picked up Strike of the Eagle, Washington's War, and Wilderness War. I am really getting into wargames and no one is as surprised as I am about this. I have played and enjoyed the latter two games. I hope to play Strike of the Eagle next week.
And I picked up Ora et Labora.

I'd love to hear your opinion on Washington's War.
5 
 Thumb up
 tip
 Hide
  • [+] Dice rolls
Chief EGG Head
United States
flag msg tools
mbmbmbmbmb
dooz wrote:

I just picked up Strike of the Eagle, Washington's War, and Wilderness War. I am really getting into wargames and no one is as surprised as I am about this. I have played and enjoyed the latter two games. I hope to play Strike of the Eagle next week.
And I picked up Ora et Labora.

I think Washngton's War used to be We the People? I remember I played it once several years ago. I enjoyed it but it was OOP and impossible to get at the time.
9 
 Thumb up
 tip
 Hide
  • [+] Dice rolls
United States
flag msg tools
Bitter Acerbic Harridan
mbmbmbmbmb
Re: women - games you just bought/recieved ? comments ?I
CSoren wrote:
dooz wrote:
I just picked up Strike of the Eagle, Washington's War, and Wilderness War. I am really getting into wargames and no one is as surprised as I am about this. I have played and enjoyed the latter two games. I hope to play Strike of the Eagle next week.
And I picked up Ora et Labora.

I'd love to hear your opinion on Washington's War.


I've only played it once and I think we got some stuff wrong the first time through. You might want to download some player's aides ahead of time as the rules for movement, etc. are different for each side and can get hard to remember. That's a nice part of the game as the sides are not symmetrical but makes the first play through more difficult when neither player as played before.
7 
 Thumb up
 tip
 Hide
  • [+] Dice rolls
s m t
United States
Portland
Oregon
flag msg tools
His heart was growing full of broken wings and artificial flowers
mbmbmbmbmb
CSoren wrote:
dooz wrote:
I just picked up Strike of the Eagle, Washington's War, and Wilderness War. I am really getting into wargames and no one is as surprised as I am about this. I have played and enjoyed the latter two games. I hope to play Strike of the Eagle next week.
And I picked up Ora et Labora.

I'd love to hear your opinion on Washington's War.


lorna wrote:
I think Washngton's War used to be We the People?

Yes, that's correct.

she2 wrote:
I've only played it once and I think we got some stuff wrong the first time through. You might want to download some player's aides ahead of time as the rules for movement, etc. are different for each side and can get hard to remember. That's a nice part of the game as the sides are not symmetrical but makes the first play through more difficult when neither player as played before.


There is a set of player's aides for Washington's War that are the best I have found for any game I have played so far.

Washington's War is an outstanding, introductory card driven wargame that combines military operations with a political system. It is fast-moving and has a lot of replay value (I have played it nine times in the last two and a half months and I wish I could get it played right now). WW is a tad abstract, balanced, and well developed. Highly recommended!
9 
 Thumb up
 tip
 Hide
  • [+] Dice rolls
Jody Ludwick
United States
Indiana
flag msg tools
mbmbmb
I just had a very satisfying game of iOS Ascension (one of many actually), mainly because I have a much better understanding of the card text and general game mechanics. Anyway, I'm wondering if I should go ahead and purchase the physical game or not. I'm pretty sure I could eventually get my husband interested, however, I'm not so sure the game will play as slick as the iOS implementation. Gotta love the automatic calculations. Any thoughts on score keeping? Is it convenient?
9 
 Thumb up
 tip
 Hide
  • [+] Dice rolls
1 , 2 , 3 , 4 , 5  Next »  [315] | 
Front Page | Welcome | Contact | Privacy Policy | Terms of Service | Advertise | Support BGG | Feeds RSS
Geekdo, BoardGameGeek, the Geekdo logo, and the BoardGameGeek logo are trademarks of BoardGameGeek, LLC.