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Hey guys!

I'm new here on BGG! Been coming here for over a year.
Signed up only a few days ago.

I do need a little bit of advice on miniatures.

My gaming group are not that into full on hard-core games (But i want to get into some).
So we play games like Dead of Winter: A Crossroads Game, Small World, Kingsburg, etc. We have been gaming for over a year, I do have a tiny collection (compared to other people on BGG)

But i've always had an interest in miniatures.

Could anyone please advise on the best "easy-to-learn" miniature game?

The game must be playable with a minimum of 3-4 players.

P.S. I might get a bit of slack for this. But i'm not the biggest fan of star wars. Haven't really tried watching it (just watched the 1st one only), I was more into Star Trek. That being said, i'm not against "Star wars board games" but a different theme might appeal more to myself and my group.

Thank you!
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X-Wing is a great entry point. It's easy to learn, quite scalable, and you don't have to worry about painting.
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And I just noticed your PS. Lol. Maybe Golem Arcana. It's pretty fun.
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I think a great entry point from a cost, appearance, and game mechanism perspective is the Dungeon Command series.

Each box is a complete army with thematic interlocking maps. It uses simple line of sight rules on a grid map. The rules are super easy to learn, but there is great tacticle depth.
 
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I think a great entry point from a cost, appearance, and game mechanism perspective is the Dungeon Command series.

Each box is a complete army with thematic interlocking maps. It uses simple line of sight rules on a grid map. The rules are super easy to learn, but there is great tacticle depth.

Which one would you start off with? There are a few i can see.
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"Hey, That's My Fish" is easy-to-learn, but I suspect you're looking for more than a filler that uses mini's as game pieces. But if you like to paint.. laugh



Cthulhu Wars is an asymmetrical area control game with direct confrontation. The game's easy to learn, but each faction's abilities are part of the strategy to master. Plus mini's -- and a $150 price tag. KS going on right now. goo

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Sam and Max wrote:
"Hey, That's My Fish" is easy-to-learn, but I suspect you're looking for more than a filler that uses mini's as game pieces. But if you like to paint.. laugh



Cthulhu Wars is an asymmetrical area control game with direct confrontation. The game's easy to learn, but each faction's abilities are part of the strategy to master. Plus mini's -- and a $150 price tag. KS going on right now. goo

$150 USD is too much for me! Lol.
Im in Australia, and our currency at the moment is CRAP!
I got Scythe from kickstarter. So that should be coming close to end of next year. It has kind of miniatures? Not not miniature based.
I'd rather not a kickstarter game. Something i can go to the shops and just buy.
 
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Nexus Ops is great Ameritrash fun. Scales well. easy to learn. And looks awesome.




Cyclades is more Euro-y.



Fortress America more Ameritrash. Perfect for 4.
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Cyclades looks good. and Nexus Ops looks good too.
I would need to look at some videos on how its played and all before i make any rash decisions Euro-y works well with my group.


And to the below, Blood Rage looks good too

Thanks for your advise guys!
 
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I got started with these two...
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Wizard

Both games designed by Steve Jackson (Ogre) and are made to work together. You can use any medieval/fantasy miniatures.
 
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Heroscape Master Set: Rise of the Valkyrie or any of the other base sets if you can find it cheap.

Blood Rage, Krosmaster: Arena, Specter Ops, and Mice and Mystics would also be good.

Star Wars: X-Wing Miniatures Game is great, but as a Star Trek fan Star Trek: Attack Wing might be good.
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most of the recommendations are not miniature games. OP do take note.
Magic: The Gathering – Arena of the Planeswalkers is likely a good and cheap place to start
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cpf86 wrote:
most of the recommendations are not miniature games. OP do take note.
Magic: The Gathering – Arena of the Planeswalkers is likely a good and cheap place to start
Totally forgot about this! Also, a reimplementation of sorts to Heroscape.

I'm also not sure if he meant "miniature games" or "games with miniatures", so I recommended a little bit of column-A, a little bit of column-B.
 
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Thanks all for your suggestions. meeple
Yeah i'm looking at all games mentioned, i have noticed some are not miniatures

Some look good for my gaming group.
Some look a little complex for the group i game with.

I do need to look at videos (dice tower probably) on the games before i buy any.

Should be buying more early next year.
(i have limited my self in buying games. I set myself a goal of 1 game a month. (not including expansions) )
 
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Hi!

I've been playing and collecting Warhammer 40k miniatures for a while now, but like you, I have very few friends that will actually play such a heavy miniatures game with me.

Recently I found a page called OnePageRules (you can check him out Here.) He basically simplifies games like Warhammer Fantasy, Warhammer 40k, etc. to have simple rules that fit on one page and require nothing else but miniatures.

A few of the rule sets also allow you to use any miniatures you currently own if you don't want to spend that extra cash. I've used those rules to play with the miniatures from my D&D and Gears of War board games and they're fun and fairly well balanced.

That's the way I get my 40k minis on the table more often. Hope this helps you too!
 
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Hi and welcome to the 'Geek

Easy to learn, hm?
I'd recommend Song of Blades and Heroes: Not only is it easy to learn, but also available for low costs AND it can be played with basically any miniature out there.

If you are more into other genres (sci fi, or whatelse), then there are more "song of..." games around - just use the search here to find them



Kind regards,
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feraswheel wrote:
ath3ist wrote:
I think a great entry point from a cost, appearance, and game mechanism perspective is the Dungeon Command series.

Each box is a complete army with thematic interlocking maps. It uses simple line of sight rules on a grid map. The rules are super easy to learn, but there is great tacticle depth.

Which one would you start off with? There are a few i can see.
Thank you;
Ignore the promo cards in that list. There are 5 boxes of 5 different armies (all cost around 25 bucks US). Each one has everything you need to play the game, so it a matter of taste if you like, orcs, undead, etc to which one you buy. The rules inside are all the same and they all work with each other, so you can buy any two boxes and pit them against each other in a balanced way.
 
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Little different from what you've been playing, but if you want a (generally) co-op dungeon crawler. The D&D Adventure System games are pretty easy to learn. I've taught my nephews ages 8-15 how to play.
Castle Ravenloft
Wrath of Ashardalon
The Legend of Drizzt
Temple of Elemental Evil

Someone else mentioned Mice and Mystics, which I haven't played, but my understanding is it's even easier rules than D&D.
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cpf86 wrote:
most of the recommendations are not miniature games. OP do take note.
Magic: The Gathering – Arena of the Planeswalkers is likely a good and cheap place to start
What is your definition of a Miniatures game?

Actually, and more importantly, what is the OP's definition?
 
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My definition of miniature is something with detailed miniatures that are the main characters/enemies in the game (And maybe something i can start to learn how to paint).

Not like RoboRally.

And Mice and Mystics i've seen, it looks good. But its story based. i don't see much replay-ability in that game. Yes i like a game with a good theme and story (Dead of Winter: A Crossroads Game) but it has to have a lot of replay-ability
 
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ath3ist wrote:
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ath3ist wrote:
I think a great entry point from a cost, appearance, and game mechanism perspective is the Dungeon Command series.

Each box is a complete army with thematic interlocking maps. It uses simple line of sight rules on a grid map. The rules are super easy to learn, but there is great tacticle depth.

Which one would you start off with? There are a few i can see.
Thank you;
Ignore the promo cards in that list. There are 5 boxes of 5 different armies (all cost around 25 bucks US). Each one has everything you need to play the game, so it a matter of taste if you like, orcs, undead, etc to which one you buy. The rules inside are all the same and they all work with each other, so you can buy any two boxes and pit them against each other in a balanced way.

Thanks, Now that game looks pretty good! But i mainly play a game with 4 players, sometimes 3. as good as that seems, its only a 2 player game.
 
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I was going to recommend BattleLore (Second Edition), but I don't know if there's any way to play with 3-4 (it's normally just 2).
 
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I was going to recommend BattleLore (Second Edition), but I don't know if there's any way to play with 3-4 (it's normally just 2).
Yeah, 4+ players is mainly what i'm after, as i always play with my partner and other people.
 
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