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Subject: LNOE VERSUS AKRHAM HORROR rss

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Ed Daly
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Hey I m trying to suck my friends into board gaming,I have gone from Catan 2 T2R to dominion and last night we played El Grande all whee really enjoyed, Know arkam Horror lucks like a game i would love to try next with them but maybe it would be 2 much to take in .Does anybody think L.N.O.E would be a better gateway in to such horror tales.
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Henrik Havighorst
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LNOE on earth is definitely easier to pick up and play. Although Arkham Horror might be interesting because it is a cooperative game, so everybody wins (or loses). But in terms of complexity, rules etc. LNOE is the better way to start. HX
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Ryer S
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The thread should be called LNOE gateway drug to arkham.
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Bryce K. Nielsen
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If your group is new to boardgames, go for LNOE. Arkham will deter them from gaming for a while. LNOE is a *much* shorter game. It's also a much simpler game as far as mechanics are concerned. AH has so many little minor rules that are easy to overlook and so many bits, just setting up the game might scare your friends away.

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♫ Eric Herman ♫
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Two of my very favorite games, no doubt, but yes, LNOE is much more accessible in every respect.

Ravenhoe wrote:
LNOE on earth is definitely easier to pick up and play. Although Arkham Horror might be interesting because it is a cooperative game, so everybody wins (or loses). But in terms of complexity, rules etc. LNOE is the better way to start. HX


LNOE is also mostly cooperative, with 1-2 players as the zombies and the rest working together as the Heroes.
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Barry Roy
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i have both, never been able to get anyone to play either. Too complex is the complaint i always hear. Let's play "meeples" (carcassonne) instead.
 
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BarryRoy wrote:
i have both, never been able to get anyone to play either. Too complex is the complaint i always hear. Let's play "meeples" (carcassonne) instead.


You might have luck around October. People tend to be more in a zombie/horror mood then for some reason

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Wulf Corbett
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BarryRoy wrote:
i have both, never been able to get anyone to play either. Too complex is the complaint i always hear.
Too complex?

maybe when they reach second grade they'll try them.
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Anders Kernel
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However, I have been scaring people away from this game by giving them a too hard first time scenario... A good first scenario is escape in the truck, that should work, giving the heroes a good chance of winning while at the same time putting some pressure on them. Their odds are stacked about 70 - 30 in that scenario, so even though you (as a zombie player) are experienced with the game, and they are new to it, they have a fair chance of winning.

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