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Matt Keyes
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i've been eyeballing Twilight Imperium and Nexus Ops at my FLGS for some time now. i just sold a bunch of books yesterday that were taking up space in my garage for $56... and i can get both aforementioned games for ~$108 (after tax), which brings my total to ~$52 for both (out of pocket).

i've also bought several games already this month... but i'm struggling with buying these two. Should i play it safe and go Nexus Ops with the cash (since it's $20) or jump for both? Argh, the cognitive dissonance can't seem to win over... help!
 
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You nailed it on the head - i don't! However, the potential for a group does exist, but i won't know for several weeks.

That's a good point though... maybe i should wait and see.
 
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Personally... I would be pretty certain I had a group in place that would be receptive to a 4hr+ heavy game that has the reputation for being a very Love/Hate type of affair before purchasing TI3.

It's true that it's hard to know until you try it with them but certainly Nexus Ops will be much easier to get into and get onto the table than TI3. It's much more middle-of-the-road yet still a fun game with decent strategy to it.

TI3 is one of those games that can be brilliant IF you have the right gamers to play it several times and get the full experience of repeated plays out of but it has a high potential to collect dust on the shelf if several in the group find it too long and heavy to get into.
 
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i definitely appreciate the advice. i'd love to play TI3, but i'm not sure if i can drum up enough interest to warrant the purchase.

On the same note, can anyone recommend any other SciFi games? Especially ones with solitare rules (or the potential to have solitaire play)?

Thanks!
 
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I haven't played it yet, but Vanished Planet looks very interesting to me, and it has solitaire rules (in addition to the standard multi-player rules). Also note that it's a co-op game which may be a good, bad, or neutral thing for you.
 
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Here's an excellent list with some classic Sci-Fi games:
http://www.boardgamegeek.com/geeklist/4302
 
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Oh, and if you're looking for solitaire SciFi, take a look at this:

http://www.boardgamegeek.com/game/2678
 
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