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Hey guys,

Just stumbled across this KS and i have admittedly only given it a brief looksee so far, so forgive my newbie question.

Based on my quick viewing, this game strikes me gameplay-wise very much like Claustrophobia, a game that i love.

For anyone who has delved into the rules and has a better grasp on gameplay than i obviously do, how similar are the two?

I need to do some more homework on this game, but so far im liking what im seeing
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I honestly don't see any real similarities.

It uses different theme, one is co-op and the other is head-to-head, there is a different command allocation system, different combat, different damage system. Recon doesn't seem to have equipment. Claustrophobia doesn't have "fog of war" tokens to disguise what enemies might be. Claustrophobia has exploration, but Recon has a pre-defined board.

Really, I think once you start looking into it more, you will see they are pretty different.

(By the way - Claustrophobia is a favourite of mine. I just rarely get to play it anymore because it is only for two players.)
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Likewise, I'll just chime in to say there are no similarities that I see beyond the fact that there are dudes on a board. The gameplay looks very, very different.
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RedMonkeyBoy wrote:
I honestly don't see any real similarities.

It uses different theme, one is co-op and the other is head-to-head, there is a different command allocation system, different combat, different damage system. Recon doesn't seem to have equipment. Claustrophobia doesn't have "fog of war" tokens to disguise what enemies might be. Claustrophobia has exploration, but Recon has a pre-defined board.

Really, I think once you start looking into it more, you will see they are pretty different.

(By the way - Claustrophobia is a favourite of mine. I just rarely get to play it anymore because it is only for two players.)


thanks. I hadnt noticed that this was co-op. Looks very interesting so far.

And i hear you about claustrophobia not hitting the table often enough. I still hold out hope that they will put out a 4 player expansion one day.
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slyde wrote:
RedMonkeyBoy wrote:
I honestly don't see any real similarities.

It uses different theme, one is co-op and the other is head-to-head, there is a different command allocation system, different combat, different damage system. Recon doesn't seem to have equipment. Claustrophobia doesn't have "fog of war" tokens to disguise what enemies might be. Claustrophobia has exploration, but Recon has a pre-defined board.

Really, I think once you start looking into it more, you will see they are pretty different.

(By the way - Claustrophobia is a favourite of mine. I just rarely get to play it anymore because it is only for two players.)


thanks. I hadnt noticed that this was co-op. Looks very interesting so far.

And i hear you about claustrophobia not hitting the table often enough. I still hold out hope that they will put out a 4 player expansion one day.


There is a new expansion announced for Claustrophobia, but it is not 4 player. And there is 3 player scenarios that use 2 base sets, but I have not tried any of them.
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a new Claustrophobia expansion? cool, i hadnt heard.. i'll have to check it out.

And yes, i have the 3 player scenario but i have not tried it(i actually have all the online scenarios... tried a bunch of them... some are cool, some are meh).
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A Claustrophobia expansion? Surely you jest!
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erik, where did you hear about the new expansion? theres no listing for it here that i can see....
 
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There was an announcement on the game's page, IIRC.
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ok cool, i'll have to hunt for it.. thanks!
 
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