Thoughts and Games Played at BGG Con
D E
United States
San Francisco
California
flag msg tools
badge
Avatar
mbmbmbmbmb
Recommend
25 
 Thumb up
 tip
 Hide
This is just a list of some of the games I played at BGG Con, and my thoughts/impressions.
Your Tags: Add tags
Popular Tags: BGGcon09 [+] [View All]
  • [+] Dice rolls
1. Board Game: Thunderstone [Average Rating:6.99 Overall Rank:531] [Average Rating:6.99 Unranked]
D E
United States
San Francisco
California
flag msg tools
badge
Avatar
mbmbmbmbmb
This was high on my list to play, and I'm glad I got the chance to (as well as buy). Definitely Dominion-esque, although not as strategic. Given the randomized card set, there are no particular "combos", like there are in Dominion - you can kinda go with what you want on the table, and see if it works out. Some cards are more powerful than others, and consequently more expensive, and so the real trick is getting enough gold in a hand to buy them. The really good cards don't give you any gold though (as well as maybe 2/3 of the point cards), so balancing the points and useful cards with the ones that let you buy stuff is key, like in Dominion. The theme though makes this more fun than Dominion, as instead of just buying points you're kicking ass in the dungeon. I liked it a lot, although hardcore Dominion fans probably won't.
2 
 Thumb up
 tip
 Hide
  • [+] Dice rolls
Loading... | Locked Hide Show Unlock Lock Comment     View Previous {{limitCount(numprevitems_calculated,commentParams.showcount)}} 1 « Pg. {{commentParams.pageid}} » {{data.config.endpage}}
{{error.message}}
{{comment.error.message}}
    View More Comments {{limitCount(numnextitems_calculated,commentParams.showcount)}} / {{numnextitems_calculated}} 1 « Pg. {{commentParams.pageid}} » {{data.config.endpage}}
2. Board Game: Unpublished Prototype [Average Rating:6.98 Overall Rank:2203]
D E
United States
San Francisco
California
flag msg tools
badge
Avatar
mbmbmbmbmb
Prolix - This was a prototype by Gil Hova, a fun word/party game. Letters are provided, and on your turn (or by interrupting another player's turn for a small point hit) you come up with any words you want - but only score for the visible letters (variable points across 4 columns). It played quickly, was fun (thankfully one other player was able to confirm that my "haberdashery" is actually a word), and mostly complete for a prototype. I suggested a few small tweaks to the designer, but overall it works well.
1 
 Thumb up
 tip
 Hide
  • [+] Dice rolls
Loading... | Locked Hide Show Unlock Lock Comment     View Previous {{limitCount(numprevitems_calculated,commentParams.showcount)}} 1 « Pg. {{commentParams.pageid}} » {{data.config.endpage}}
{{error.message}}
{{comment.error.message}}
    View More Comments {{limitCount(numnextitems_calculated,commentParams.showcount)}} / {{numnextitems_calculated}} 1 « Pg. {{commentParams.pageid}} » {{data.config.endpage}}
3. Board Game: PitchCar [Average Rating:7.25 Overall Rank:315]
D E
United States
San Francisco
California
flag msg tools
badge
Avatar
mbmbmbmbmb
This should need no introduction, but it's basically a racing/dexterity game. I discovered I suck at it, but it's fun, I would just need more practice.
2 
 Thumb up
 tip
 Hide
  • [+] Dice rolls
Loading... | Locked Hide Show Unlock Lock Comment     View Previous {{limitCount(numprevitems_calculated,commentParams.showcount)}} 1 « Pg. {{commentParams.pageid}} » {{data.config.endpage}}
{{error.message}}
{{comment.error.message}}
    View More Comments {{limitCount(numnextitems_calculated,commentParams.showcount)}} / {{numnextitems_calculated}} 1 « Pg. {{commentParams.pageid}} » {{data.config.endpage}}
4. Board Game: Summoner Wars [Average Rating:7.31 Overall Rank:369] [Average Rating:7.31 Unranked]
D E
United States
San Francisco
California
flag msg tools
badge
Avatar
mbmbmbmbmb
This was a surprise game for me. I had heard nothing about it, and it was apparently debuting in published form at the con. It's kind of a mix of Manoeuvre (sp?) and Magic. 4 available factions, tactical card/wargame. Pretty fun, so I picked this up as well. My only gripe about the game is that the "board" is paper, and not cardstock. There was a really, really nice board (plastic and textured like sanded-down stone), with other bits and everything, but it was just a display version. It would be cooler if a board was provided, but the area is fairly large, and would need 2 boards to support the 4-player option.
12 
 Thumb up
 tip
 Hide
  • [+] Dice rolls
Loading... | Locked Hide Show Unlock Lock Comment     View Previous {{limitCount(numprevitems_calculated,commentParams.showcount)}} 1 « Pg. {{commentParams.pageid}} » {{data.config.endpage}}
{{error.message}}
{{comment.error.message}}
    View More Comments {{limitCount(numnextitems_calculated,commentParams.showcount)}} / {{numnextitems_calculated}} 1 « Pg. {{commentParams.pageid}} » {{data.config.endpage}}
5. Board Game: Ubongo 3-D [Average Rating:7.16 Overall Rank:1153]
D E
United States
San Francisco
California
flag msg tools
badge
Avatar
mbmbmbmbmb
There's a whole series of Ubongo games, which are all competitive puzzle solving. This particular one is probably the best (and bulkiest) - you're given Rumis/Tetris type pieces, and race to fill in a silhouette against the other players given a randomly determined set of pieces. The bits are good, and puzzles are always fun.
1 
 Thumb up
 tip
 Hide
  • [+] Dice rolls
Loading... | Locked Hide Show Unlock Lock Comment     View Previous {{limitCount(numprevitems_calculated,commentParams.showcount)}} 1 « Pg. {{commentParams.pageid}} » {{data.config.endpage}}
{{error.message}}
{{comment.error.message}}
    View More Comments {{limitCount(numnextitems_calculated,commentParams.showcount)}} / {{numnextitems_calculated}} 1 « Pg. {{commentParams.pageid}} » {{data.config.endpage}}
6. Board Game: Ubongo: Duel [Average Rating:6.90 Overall Rank:1582]
D E
United States
San Francisco
California
flag msg tools
badge
Avatar
mbmbmbmbmb
Another Ubongo game, one I actually bought. My gf loves puzzles, and this is a quick 2-player, 2D Ubongo game. I tried a few of the puzzles on my own (it includes tons), and they are difficult enough yet quick enough to make a good game.
1 
 Thumb up
 tip
 Hide
  • [+] Dice rolls
Loading... | Locked Hide Show Unlock Lock Comment     View Previous {{limitCount(numprevitems_calculated,commentParams.showcount)}} 1 « Pg. {{commentParams.pageid}} » {{data.config.endpage}}
{{error.message}}
{{comment.error.message}}
    View More Comments {{limitCount(numnextitems_calculated,commentParams.showcount)}} / {{numnextitems_calculated}} 1 « Pg. {{commentParams.pageid}} » {{data.config.endpage}}
7. Board Game: Dune [Average Rating:7.63 Overall Rank:218]
D E
United States
San Francisco
California
flag msg tools
badge
Avatar
mbmbmbmbmb
Dune! I've been wanting to play this ever since I heard about it, and I actually managed to get 2 games in a few hours. The comparisons to Cosmic Encounter are apt - 6 factions with various game-breaking powers, trying to hold a set number of strongholds by taking them from the other players and forming alliances along the way. Even though the game (not just the game, the actual parts) is older than I am, it's aged well and is fun to play. I was the Emperor both times, and the reason there were 2 games is that I allied with the Harkonnen on turn 1 and we stormed the board and won. Unfortunately, you're not allowed to ally on turn 1. The next game (same players) was won by an Atreides-Guild alliance, narrowly beating out the Harkonnen-Fremen alliance, with one of the factions winning no matter what on turn 4. I had some bad luck with battles and lost most of my troops in the preceding 2 turns, but it was fun anyway. I would definitely play again and I'm hoping for it to be republished.
2 
 Thumb up
 tip
 Hide
  • [+] Dice rolls
Loading... | Locked Hide Show Unlock Lock Comment     View Previous {{limitCount(numprevitems_calculated,commentParams.showcount)}} 1 « Pg. {{commentParams.pageid}} » {{data.config.endpage}}
{{error.message}}
{{comment.error.message}}
    View More Comments {{limitCount(numnextitems_calculated,commentParams.showcount)}} / {{numnextitems_calculated}} 1 « Pg. {{commentParams.pageid}} » {{data.config.endpage}}
8. Board Game: Imperial 2030 [Average Rating:7.73 Overall Rank:166]
D E
United States
San Francisco
California
flag msg tools
badge
Avatar
mbmbmbmbmb
As if I don't play this enough at home, I got into a game at the con. As usual, this was a lot of fun, and I taught it to 2 Imperial newbies and 1 old-Imperial fan. Unfortunately my plans got disrupted by one of the newbies, and I ended up in 2nd about 30 points behind 1st (the old-Imperialist). A good session regardless.
2 
 Thumb up
 tip
 Hide
  • [+] Dice rolls
Loading... | Locked Hide Show Unlock Lock Comment     View Previous {{limitCount(numprevitems_calculated,commentParams.showcount)}} 1 « Pg. {{commentParams.pageid}} » {{data.config.endpage}}
{{error.message}}
{{comment.error.message}}
    View More Comments {{limitCount(numnextitems_calculated,commentParams.showcount)}} / {{numnextitems_calculated}} 1 « Pg. {{commentParams.pageid}} » {{data.config.endpage}}
9. Board Game: Infinite City [Average Rating:6.22 Overall Rank:2456]
D E
United States
San Francisco
California
flag msg tools
badge
Avatar
mbmbmbmbmb
I had heard about this beforehand, and wasn't too impressed by the rules, but I gave it a try anyway. The guy who had it was incredibly into it, apparently having played it about 8 times over the first 2 days of the con. It was all right. It's kind of your standard tile-drawing/laying game, except each tile has special powers, and you mark it as your own. You get points for contiguous segments of your own groups of 3 or more tiles, a point per tile. Even though you have a hand of 5 tiles, it's very random, and doesn't work as well with larger groups, I think. In my mind it would be best as a 2-3 player game, like Carcassonne is, but I don't think I would play it again unless somehow enlightened about the strategy. It just wasn't very interesting.
3 
 Thumb up
 tip
 Hide
  • [+] Dice rolls
Loading... | Locked Hide Show Unlock Lock Comment     View Previous {{limitCount(numprevitems_calculated,commentParams.showcount)}} 1 « Pg. {{commentParams.pageid}} » {{data.config.endpage}}
{{error.message}}
{{comment.error.message}}
    View More Comments {{limitCount(numnextitems_calculated,commentParams.showcount)}} / {{numnextitems_calculated}} 1 « Pg. {{commentParams.pageid}} » {{data.config.endpage}}
10. Board Game: MegaCorps [Average Rating:5.63 Overall Rank:11369]
D E
United States
San Francisco
California
flag msg tools
badge
Avatar
mbmbmbmbmb
Another game I had heard nothing about beforehand, but saw at the Z-Man booth. I found a guy reading the rules, and played it with him and one other. I thought it might be another econ game in a neat disguise like Imperial, but after playing it I'm less impressed. It seems to be much more of a negotiation game than anything else, since most "fights" kind of end in stalemates or cold wars. Like Infinite City, not too interested in trying it again, unless someone shows me how it should be done (and it's not just a negotiation game).
1 
 Thumb up
 tip
 Hide
  • [+] Dice rolls
Loading... | Locked Hide Show Unlock Lock Comment     View Previous {{limitCount(numprevitems_calculated,commentParams.showcount)}} 1 « Pg. {{commentParams.pageid}} » {{data.config.endpage}}
{{error.message}}
{{comment.error.message}}
    View More Comments {{limitCount(numnextitems_calculated,commentParams.showcount)}} / {{numnextitems_calculated}} 1 « Pg. {{commentParams.pageid}} » {{data.config.endpage}}
11. Board Game: Kamisado [Average Rating:6.96 Overall Rank:1104]
D E
United States
San Francisco
California
flag msg tools
badge
Avatar
mbmbmbmbmb
Ah, the abstracts. On Saturday out in the gallery I ended up getting into a couple abstracts. This was a cool one. I initially dismissed it due to the glaring board and rather poorly-produced pieces, but watching it played made it more interesting. Basically the board is checkered with colors, and you can only move forward in 3 directions (forward or diagonal) across any number of spots, barring other pieces. Whatever color you land on, your opponent has to move his piece of the same color. The goal is to get a piece to the other end of the board. Simple enough, but fun and potentially massively AP-inducing, given the predictability of the plays. It may require a timer. Given the interest of game time, I tried to keep my turns short, and I ended up winning. Not too bad.
2 
 Thumb up
 tip
 Hide
  • [+] Dice rolls
Loading... | Locked Hide Show Unlock Lock Comment     View Previous {{limitCount(numprevitems_calculated,commentParams.showcount)}} 1 « Pg. {{commentParams.pageid}} » {{data.config.endpage}}
{{error.message}}
{{comment.error.message}}
    View More Comments {{limitCount(numnextitems_calculated,commentParams.showcount)}} / {{numnextitems_calculated}} 1 « Pg. {{commentParams.pageid}} » {{data.config.endpage}}
12. Board Game: Unpublished Prototype [Average Rating:6.98 Overall Rank:2203]
D E
United States
San Francisco
California
flag msg tools
badge
Avatar
mbmbmbmbmb
The guy I played Kamisado against (Simon Dorfman) had an unnamed prototype abstract using 4-sided dice in a TwixT-like fashion. After Kamisado, I played it with another guy who wandered by and got into a game that lasted about an hour. As a prototype, it was pretty good - the mechanics were elegant and worked well with the bits, there was a reasonable amount of prediction, and zero-sum actions. The only problem was the stalemate condition. My opponent and I brought it up during the game and ended up introducing a few small rules to the game which allowed us to "anneal" and break the stalemates, which finally finished with me winning. It was cool, and I want to show this to my abstract game buddies to get their input.
1 
 Thumb up
 tip
 Hide
  • [+] Dice rolls
Loading... | Locked Hide Show Unlock Lock Comment     View Previous {{limitCount(numprevitems_calculated,commentParams.showcount)}} 1 « Pg. {{commentParams.pageid}} » {{data.config.endpage}}
{{error.message}}
{{comment.error.message}}
    View More Comments {{limitCount(numnextitems_calculated,commentParams.showcount)}} / {{numnextitems_calculated}} 1 « Pg. {{commentParams.pageid}} » {{data.config.endpage}}
13. Board Game: Cities [Average Rating:6.40 Overall Rank:2267]
D E
United States
San Francisco
California
flag msg tools
badge
Avatar
mbmbmbmbmb
Ah, another abstract-ish game. Out of a randomly selected 16 of 24 tiles (the same for all players), one at a time, each player constructs a 4x4 tableau, placing meeples down on played tiles (a la Carcassonne). At the end, points are scored according to how the different areas (4 different tile quadrant "types") are connected or arranged. It was more interesting than I thought it would be, since all players end up using the same tiles, but since they are revealed one at a time, everyone ends up with different arrangements based on what they think is best. This could also be done solitaire. I didn't mind the game, but it plays fairly quickly and is interesting, although fairly dry. Also like Quads, it can be played with varying levels of rules (for scoring).
1 
 Thumb up
 tip
 Hide
  • [+] Dice rolls
Loading... | Locked Hide Show Unlock Lock Comment     View Previous {{limitCount(numprevitems_calculated,commentParams.showcount)}} 1 « Pg. {{commentParams.pageid}} » {{data.config.endpage}}
{{error.message}}
{{comment.error.message}}
    View More Comments {{limitCount(numnextitems_calculated,commentParams.showcount)}} / {{numnextitems_calculated}} 1 « Pg. {{commentParams.pageid}} » {{data.config.endpage}}
14. Board Game: Giants [Average Rating:7.00 Overall Rank:888]
D E
United States
San Francisco
California
flag msg tools
badge
Avatar
mbmbmbmbmb
I was initially drawn to this by the board and pieces, and when I picked it up from the library to read the rules, people kept commenting on how great a game it is. I finally ended up playing it late on Saturday night with 2 other newbies, and it was all right. Basically there are 2 strategies, the "rush" strategy, and the "slow but powerful" strategy. The game has a bit of everything - worker placement, resource management, bidding, and negotiation. I realized afterward that the competing strategies reminded me of Princes of Machu Picchu, where one player can try to rush the game in order to get points before the longer but more efficient strategy pays off. Overall this game isn't too bad, I wouldn't mind giving it another try to test strategies out, although I wish some of the nicely-made bits worked better together (e.g. hats meant to fit on statues do not).
1 
 Thumb up
 tip
 Hide
  • [+] Dice rolls
Loading... | Locked Hide Show Unlock Lock Comment     View Previous {{limitCount(numprevitems_calculated,commentParams.showcount)}} 1 « Pg. {{commentParams.pageid}} » {{data.config.endpage}}
{{error.message}}
{{comment.error.message}}
    View More Comments {{limitCount(numnextitems_calculated,commentParams.showcount)}} / {{numnextitems_calculated}} 1 « Pg. {{commentParams.pageid}} » {{data.config.endpage}}
15. Board Game: Small World [Average Rating:7.32 Overall Rank:185] [Average Rating:7.32 Unranked]
D E
United States
San Francisco
California
flag msg tools
badge
Avatar
mbmbmbmbmb
Played with the expansions twice, and they aren't too bad. I'm not a fan of a few things, like the Gypsies, but I made them a huge target in my games and constantly hounded them. I did enjoy the Kobolds, but all in all the expansions were about 50-50 for me. Some good, some "meh". The biggest problem is fitting the new pieces into the box, I'll have to figure out a new storage solution.
1 
 Thumb up
 tip
 Hide
  • [+] Dice rolls
Loading... | Locked Hide Show Unlock Lock Comment     View Previous {{limitCount(numprevitems_calculated,commentParams.showcount)}} 1 « Pg. {{commentParams.pageid}} » {{data.config.endpage}}
{{error.message}}
{{comment.error.message}}
    View More Comments {{limitCount(numnextitems_calculated,commentParams.showcount)}} / {{numnextitems_calculated}} 1 « Pg. {{commentParams.pageid}} » {{data.config.endpage}}
16. Board Game: Le Passe-Trappe [Average Rating:6.74 Overall Rank:2796]
D E
United States
San Francisco
California
flag msg tools
badge
Avatar
mbmbmbmbmb
Another game in the gallery that was quick and fun. Not much to say about it.
1 
 Thumb up
 tip
 Hide
  • [+] Dice rolls
Loading... | Locked Hide Show Unlock Lock Comment     View Previous {{limitCount(numprevitems_calculated,commentParams.showcount)}} 1 « Pg. {{commentParams.pageid}} » {{data.config.endpage}}
{{error.message}}
{{comment.error.message}}
    View More Comments {{limitCount(numnextitems_calculated,commentParams.showcount)}} / {{numnextitems_calculated}} 1 « Pg. {{commentParams.pageid}} » {{data.config.endpage}}
17. Board Game: Batt'l Kha'os [Average Rating:6.36 Overall Rank:3061]
D E
United States
San Francisco
California
flag msg tools
badge
Avatar
mbmbmbmbmb
I saw this played a couple times and got a rules explanation. It seems like a good tile-laying psuedo-tactics game. Each player is competing for towers on certain tiles, and win them by winning battles at the 4 corners of each tile. In the corner of each tile there is a number of soldiers for each side, and at each 4-vertex whoever has more units wins. Plays fairly quickly, and looked to be fun, but I didn't get a chance to try it out.
2 
 Thumb up
 tip
 Hide
  • [+] Dice rolls
Loading... | Locked Hide Show Unlock Lock Comment     View Previous {{limitCount(numprevitems_calculated,commentParams.showcount)}} 1 « Pg. {{commentParams.pageid}} » {{data.config.endpage}}
{{error.message}}
{{comment.error.message}}
    View More Comments {{limitCount(numnextitems_calculated,commentParams.showcount)}} / {{numnextitems_calculated}} 1 « Pg. {{commentParams.pageid}} » {{data.config.endpage}}
18. Board Game: Nanuk [Average Rating:6.21 Overall Rank:3490]
D E
United States
San Francisco
California
flag msg tools
badge
Avatar
mbmbmbmbmb
This looked interesting, and could be fun with the right group. Essentially a boasting/"bidding" game, each player must top the previous player's "boast" for a hunt, or "fold" and call "DOOM!". Then each player picks sides, and if the hunt is successful, the hunters split the bounty - but if it fails, the doomsayers split it. An interesting deck-based push-your-luck game, with a decent set-collection point mechanism. I didn't get to try it, but watching an explanation and a few rounds, it seemed promising.
2 
 Thumb up
 tip
 Hide
  • [+] Dice rolls
Loading... | Locked Hide Show Unlock Lock Comment     View Previous {{limitCount(numprevitems_calculated,commentParams.showcount)}} 1 « Pg. {{commentParams.pageid}} » {{data.config.endpage}}
{{error.message}}
{{comment.error.message}}
    View More Comments {{limitCount(numnextitems_calculated,commentParams.showcount)}} / {{numnextitems_calculated}} 1 « Pg. {{commentParams.pageid}} » {{data.config.endpage}}
19. Board Game: Kapitän Wackelpudding [Average Rating:6.25 Overall Rank:5636]
D E
United States
San Francisco
California
flag msg tools
badge
Avatar
mbmbmbmbmb
I saw this and had to find out what it was. A goofy dexterity game, each player has to stack pieces on a boat on the board, and depending on die rolls, then has to move it across the board to another "island" for the next player. Of course, it becomes increasingly precarious and the creases on the board create their own problems. It looked like a lot of fun, but unfortunately the rules are not in English, so any copy I play would need a translation.
1 
 Thumb up
 tip
 Hide
  • [+] Dice rolls
Loading... | Locked Hide Show Unlock Lock Comment     View Previous {{limitCount(numprevitems_calculated,commentParams.showcount)}} 1 « Pg. {{commentParams.pageid}} » {{data.config.endpage}}
{{error.message}}
{{comment.error.message}}
    View More Comments {{limitCount(numnextitems_calculated,commentParams.showcount)}} / {{numnextitems_calculated}} 1 « Pg. {{commentParams.pageid}} » {{data.config.endpage}}
20. Board Game: Dungeon Lords [Average Rating:7.43 Overall Rank:182]
D E
United States
San Francisco
California
flag msg tools
badge
Avatar
mbmbmbmbmb
This was the game I probably saw being played most at the con. I was interested in giving a try, but didn't try too hard, given that there was rarely an open spot at any of the games, and because I can always play it with my regular group. Overall reception seemed to be positive though.
2 
 Thumb up
 tip
 Hide
  • [+] Dice rolls
Loading... | Locked Hide Show Unlock Lock Comment     View Previous {{limitCount(numprevitems_calculated,commentParams.showcount)}} 1 « Pg. {{commentParams.pageid}} » {{data.config.endpage}}
{{error.message}}
{{comment.error.message}}
    View More Comments {{limitCount(numnextitems_calculated,commentParams.showcount)}} / {{numnextitems_calculated}} 1 « Pg. {{commentParams.pageid}} » {{data.config.endpage}}
21. Board Game: Cyclades [Average Rating:7.54 Overall Rank:131]
D E
United States
San Francisco
California
flag msg tools
badge
Avatar
mbmbmbmbmb
I was also interested in giving this a try, but apparently the vendor sold out of it on the first day, and I only saw it being played a few times. After talking with some players it seems like a good, quick bidding/building game, so I'm still interested in playing it.
2 
 Thumb up
 tip
 Hide
  • [+] Dice rolls
Loading... | Locked Hide Show Unlock Lock Comment     View Previous {{limitCount(numprevitems_calculated,commentParams.showcount)}} 1 « Pg. {{commentParams.pageid}} » {{data.config.endpage}}
{{error.message}}
{{comment.error.message}}
    View More Comments {{limitCount(numnextitems_calculated,commentParams.showcount)}} / {{numnextitems_calculated}} 1 « Pg. {{commentParams.pageid}} » {{data.config.endpage}}
22. Board Game: Claustrophobia [Average Rating:7.58 Overall Rank:190]
D E
United States
San Francisco
California
flag msg tools
badge
Avatar
mbmbmbmbmb
Same vendor as Cyclades, and same problem of selling out the first day. There was a sample version laid out on a table, and I checked out the components. The minis are awesome, and there's a ton in the box in terms of player "sheets", map board pieces, and minis. Still interested in trying it, should anyone I know pick it up when it's released.
5 
 Thumb up
 tip
 Hide
  • [+] Dice rolls
Loading... | Locked Hide Show Unlock Lock Comment     View Previous {{limitCount(numprevitems_calculated,commentParams.showcount)}} 1 « Pg. {{commentParams.pageid}} » {{data.config.endpage}}
{{error.message}}
{{comment.error.message}}
    View More Comments {{limitCount(numnextitems_calculated,commentParams.showcount)}} / {{numnextitems_calculated}} 1 « Pg. {{commentParams.pageid}} » {{data.config.endpage}}
23. Board Game: Nostra City [Average Rating:6.33 Overall Rank:4212]
 
D E
United States
San Francisco
California
flag msg tools
badge
Avatar
mbmbmbmbmb
I was curious about this so I checked it out and read the rules. It seemed interesting, although the money-card/bidding mechanic seemed a little weird to me. Money comes in different denominations (like Cash & Guns), but it's randomized and hidden, so you don't know who got what. I liked the idea of the "snitches", but I don't know how often or viable that is. I wouldn't mind giving it a try now, after learning it, just to see how the different mechanics play out.
2 
 Thumb up
 tip
 Hide
  • [+] Dice rolls
Loading... | Locked Hide Show Unlock Lock Comment     View Previous {{limitCount(numprevitems_calculated,commentParams.showcount)}} 1 « Pg. {{commentParams.pageid}} » {{data.config.endpage}}
{{error.message}}
{{comment.error.message}}
    View More Comments {{limitCount(numnextitems_calculated,commentParams.showcount)}} / {{numnextitems_calculated}} 1 « Pg. {{commentParams.pageid}} » {{data.config.endpage}}
24. Board Game: Rush n' Crush [Average Rating:6.39 Overall Rank:2775]
D E
United States
San Francisco
California
flag msg tools
badge
Avatar
mbmbmbmbmb
I saw this at the library and was intrigued. I haven't played many racing games, but after a quick browse of the rules, it may be too complex to be fun. The shifting/turning/damage mechanic seems a bit excessive, but I'd be willing to at least get a full explanation of the rules, and probably give it a try. I doubt I'll get the chance though, unless someone in my game group happens to pick it up.
1 
 Thumb up
 tip
 Hide
  • [+] Dice rolls
Loading... | Locked Hide Show Unlock Lock Comment     View Previous {{limitCount(numprevitems_calculated,commentParams.showcount)}} 1 « Pg. {{commentParams.pageid}} » {{data.config.endpage}}
{{error.message}}
{{comment.error.message}}
    View More Comments {{limitCount(numnextitems_calculated,commentParams.showcount)}} / {{numnextitems_calculated}} 1 « Pg. {{commentParams.pageid}} » {{data.config.endpage}}
Loading... | Locked Hide Show Unlock Lock Comment     View Previous {{limitCount(numprevitems_calculated,commentParams.showcount)}} 1 « Pg. {{commentParams.pageid}} » {{data.config.endpage}}
{{error.message}}
{{comment.error.message}}
    View More Comments {{limitCount(numnextitems_calculated,commentParams.showcount)}} / {{numnextitems_calculated}} 1 « Pg. {{commentParams.pageid}} » {{data.config.endpage}}
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.