Play Battlestar Galactica

We haven't played this fun game for a while... If you are new to the game don't worry - it takes about 15 minutes to learn the game, and 5 minutes before the paranoia sets in...

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  • Aviad

    I'm waiting for Asaf to send me the rest of the pics.

    May 15, 2013

    • Aviad

      Great, the rest of the pics and narrative are posted! See how the Cylons won! :)

      May 16, 2013

    • Allon G.

      Very nice!

      May 16, 2013

  • Aviad

    I looked over this: http://www.fantasyflightgames.com/ffg_content/Battlestar_Galactica/bsg_FAQ_1-1-1.pdf and found the following:

    Q: Can a revealed Cylon player activate heavy raiders using the “Cylon Fleet” location in order to advance Centurions up the boarding party track?
    A: Yes. He may even do this if there are not any heavy raiders or basestars on the game board.

    Q: What happens if an unrevealed Cylon is targeted by an “Ex- ecutive Order” and reveals himself as his first action.
    A: He would be unable to take his second action. (Following the “Revealed Cylon Players” instructions on page 19, his turn ends after revealing). The current player then continues his turn.

    May 15, 2013

    • Aviad

      So, it seems to me that the Centurions track is better than we expected and we didn't progress it at all on our turns; and that Asaf was playing by the rules when he revealed himself on an XO. Just FYI.

      May 15, 2013

  • Aviad

    It was a great game, guys!

    Humans: Moshe, Allon, Josh
    Cylons (all 1st round): Aviad, Asaf.

    The humans had a great start. The first 10 crisis cards or so had barely any effect on them whether they lost them or not, and they played really well the ones that had bad effects as they kept their cards close and useful. They easily reached the distance of 4, and because me and Asaf were so mute (we really couldn't do anything) they probably thought that not so many Cylons were out there.

    However, the 2nd half brought some bad juju and me and Asaf were between a rock and a hard place, and had to reveal ourselves.

    See pics for more info!

    May 15, 2013

    • Allon G.

      You pretty much summed it all up quite well. I'm reminded about how Moshe (President) and Josh (Admiral) both accused each other of being a Cylon, and both asked me (as Gaius Baltar) to use my once-a-game ability, "Cylon Detector", on the other person to prove that he is indeed a Cylon. But I wasn't sure on which of the two to use it. Before I was able to reach my decision, both Aviad and Asaf revealed themselves as Cylons, making my ability useless. But if I had used it, taking into account both Moshe and Josh were actually humans, revealing one of them as human would throw severe suspicions on the other, which I believe would have been interesting (and even further reducing the survival chance of us humans). Indeed a fascinating game.

      May 15, 2013

    • Moshe

      One of the fascinating aspects of this game is that humans are so paranoid, especially after the sleeper phase, that we pretty much nearly self-destructed, accusing each other of being cylons.

      May 15, 2013

  • Aviad

    Sorry Moshe, the picture was just too good to be missed from the eyes of the crowds: https://www.facebook.com/events/194565427357789/permalink/199152356899096/

    May 15, 2013

  • Aviad

    Great game! First time I've won in this damn difficult game.. And as a Cylon, with humans on the lead!

    May 15, 2013

    • Moshe

      Hehe. We lost badly... ;-)

      May 15, 2013

    • Aviad

      Pics and info coming up!

      May 15, 2013

  • Aviad

    Hm. My guest isn't coming eventually. But I can't change my RSVP for some reason. :-/

    Anyway, we might play a game of 5, is what I'm saying..

    May 14, 2013

    • Moshe

      Even better with five

      May 14, 2013

    • Joshua S.

      A friend might want to jo in, not decided yet

      May 14, 2013

  • Allon G.

    How are you all getting there? Because it seems a bit far for a taxi.

    May 14, 2013

    • Aviad

      Where are you at, Allon?

      May 14, 2013

    • Allon G.

      I'm near the corner of Ibn Gabirol and Pinkas, but I can takes a taxi further south to avoid you taking a detour.

      May 14, 2013

  • Moshe

    OK time has been changed. Its ok to arrive earlier than 22:00.
    Call me for directions:[masked]

    May 12, 2013

  • Aviad

    OK, here's an odd question: can this be either made earlier to, say, 5PM, or postponed to the next day? I haven't noticed this is Shavuot Eve and it might cause conflicts..

    May 11, 2013

    • asaf ben a.

      Yeah much better for me

      May 11, 2013

    • Moshe

      Josh what about u?

      May 11, 2013

  • Moshe

    Allon, in case you haven't played before, I recommend viewing a few short videos in BoardGameGeek.com:
    This is the first one, there are 3 more:
    http://boardgamegeek.com/video/5371/battlestar-galactica/rules-primer-video-14
    Don't worry though I'll also give a rules recap for everyone, since its been a while since we played.

    May 10, 2013

  • Allon G.

    Is anyone going there that will be passing near the Nordau/Pinkas area in Tel Aviv?

    May 2, 2013

  • Allon G.

    Great, I've been wanting to play this. Also I'd highlight the fact that this falls on Erev Shavuot, not a work night (wasn't obvious to me).

    May 2, 2013

  • Aviad

    It would be even more feasible for me to start slightly later (or I'll just be slightly late and you'll explain the rules until then..)

    May 2, 2013

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