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Luke McCarthy
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I guess this may be more of a comparison than a recommendation, but I am looking for a recommendation on which is better, so I guess it qualifies. Apparently Moongha Invaders: Mad Scientists and Atomic Monsters Attack the Earth! is coming out with a reprint with components to rival Earth Reborn, and a two-player variant also. So the playing field seems to be pretty level. And I know no one can really say for sure, but if the pieces are a wash, which game's mechanics and gameplay do you guys like better? Theme is a wash to me - they're both equally Ameritrashy and awesome.
 
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These aren't even remotely the same kind of game.

Like, for real.
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Earth Reborn is more of a time investment-- definitely not "pick up and play." It plays like a miniatures game, not a board game. You need to have an opponent ready to tread through the tutorial missions with you.

I haven't played Moongah Invaders, but it looks like a lighter experience and more suited for a casual group that just wants to dive in on a game night.
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There is nothing in the moongha kick starter that remotely matches er in terms of components. They are so different, you seem to have them confused with other games.
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Earth Reborn is actually good although it does have a requirement on the players part, and a number of people aren't willing to deal with it.
 
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As an owner of the 1st edition moongha I can tell you that it's a fairly light yet very fun game. While the new version will have plastic minis instead of wood as used in the first edition that's just flavor it's not a miniature game. Never played earth reborn so I can't compare them.
 
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Earth reborn is a very detailed and complex game to play, the scenarios in the playbook gradually teach you the in and outs of the rules, but those rules are pretty heavy, about as heavy as I have ever seen in miniatures skirmish game and I have played Necromunda, Doom, Descent, Star wars miniatures and others.
 
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Thanks for all the input guys! Definitely looking forward to getting a copy of Earth Reborn. From the way I've heard you and other people talk about it, it should compete with Space Hulk for table time, and that is an impressive feat given how much I love Space Hulk.
 
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ER is quite fun. I do suggest you play through the tutorials though. The game comes with a large number of tutorial scenarios that walk you through the concepts very well. Just remember that they are teaching scenarios and not necessarily balanced (I know I got frustrated until I realized this).

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