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wedgeski:
Currently, we can't get enough of Legendary Encounters (the Alien deck building game), which accomplishes the amazing feat of telling a coherent story inside a deck-builder, and Flamme Rouge, the "tactical bicycle racing" game. The first time we played it, I had an awful experience, but having given it another go, it's one of the best games I've played in years.

We're also trying really hard to finish Pandemic Legacy Season 1 (yes, you read that right!). Lockdown hit in the middle of our run, and coupled with the fact that the game kicked our asses for the first few months, we haven't exactly been eager to get back into it. But we've managed a couple of sessions and have only 1 or 2 games to go. It often leaves a bitter taste in the mouth and I'm disappointed our experience was undermined by so much bad luck (and one or two significant rules errors on our part), but there can be no denying its design brilliance.

But over 2021 Quacks of Queddlingburgh with the Hedge Witches expansion takes the prize for most loved game. If your teeth can handle the grinding when you hit that unlucky streak, it's just about perfect.

CalHab:
The game group I'm in has been trying This War of Mine recently. It's an interesting concept, a cooperative game about the survival of a group of civilians during a civil war. It's based on a computer game I haven't played.

The board game has many aspects borrowed from role playing. We've managed to fail spectacularly, but still enjoy the experience, which is a good sign. My biggest criticism would be that the narratives are sometimes very clunky and jarring.

Not something I'd buy, but worth playing.

Barrington Boots:

--- Quote from: wedgeski on 07 December, 2021, 09:13:20 AM ---Currently, we can't get enough of Legendary Encounters (the Alien deck building game), which accomplishes the amazing feat of telling a coherent story inside a deck-builder
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I love this game for that exact reason. Each scenario is very different and actually feels very close to the films.
Have you played LE: Predator? It's not quite as good, but similar. It makes up for only two scenarios but allowing you to replay them both as a Predator which is fun but annoying when the humans kick your ass.
You can also combine the two for an AvP game, which I haven't got round to yet...

I've been playing a bit of Aliens: Bughunt which is a fun game at a low pricepoint.

wedgeski:

--- Quote from: Barrington Boots on 10 December, 2021, 11:33:19 AM ---
--- Quote from: wedgeski on 07 December, 2021, 09:13:20 AM ---Currently, we can't get enough of Legendary Encounters (the Alien deck building game), which accomplishes the amazing feat of telling a coherent story inside a deck-builder
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I love this game for that exact reason. Each scenario is very different and actually feels very close to the films.
Have you played LE: Predator? It's not quite as good, but similar. It makes up for only two scenarios but allowing you to replay them both as a Predator which is fun but annoying when the humans kick your ass.
You can also combine the two for an AvP game, which I haven't got round to yet...

I've been playing a bit of Aliens: Bughunt which is a fun game at a low pricepoint.

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Ive also played the Firefly and Marvel versions, but not the Predator one. None of the others that I've played are as good as Alien (I have such affinity for the source material, I just assumed it was me). I'll take another look. Bughunt is already on The List. :)

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