Thematic Games

Every month, we select a theme or a mechanic and try to play a few games with that theme.

New players welcome! Many times we're running a first play-through of a game. We're happy to teach or learn.

Some games that we've played in recent months - Eclipse, Sid Meier's Civilization, Lords of Waterdeep, Ascension, Thunderstone Advance & the Castle Ravenloft Board Game

If you are interested in playing something, suggest it in the comments!

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  • Tom W

    I agree. Maybe changing the trophy trade in to 5 or 6 instead of 7 should shorten the game length and level up your character more quickly. Just trying to decide if we should use the Dragon expansion and confront the dragon king for the endgame or just go with a different ending. Dragon adds mode elements with dragon cards but may be too much? Not sure. We'll see tomorrow.

    July 7, 2012

  • Joshua R.

    There's not a lot of complexity going on with Talisman, but the expansions add length. I think we'll be fine, but we should probably use the 'short' version of the game.

    July 7, 2012

  • Tom W

    Its a simple game and adding the expansions just adds more boards with the same elements. Once everyone is there and the rules are explained we can decide to remove some or all the expansions. It should be fun either way. You simply roll the dice, move your pawn and encounter the space. Simple game but lots of fun, hopefully.

    July 7, 2012

  • Don

    I do not know the difference one way or another since it is a new game to me. However, I have noticed that it's usually best to simply play the base game if there are new players. That's just a generalized statement for board games though; perhaps talisman is different.

    July 7, 2012

  • Tom W

    Revised 4th edition from Fantasy Flight. Hoping to play with all the expansions. If people have a preference we can take some out. But the expansions adds more boards and adventure cards.

    July 7, 2012

  • Don

    Which edition of talisman are we playing?

    July 7, 2012

  • Joshua R.

    Hey, Terry - I remember you brought this one time. You might be interested in this reprint of Dungeon.

    http://www.icv2.com/articles/news/23278.html#.T_MBLUQpIYc

    July 3, 2012

  • Joshua R.

    I'll bring Dungeonquest in case we have any time after

    July 2, 2012

  • Tom W

    If we do Talisman I can set up with all expansions before people get there. So we can jump right in! Would also like to try Tomb. Runebound may be too long of a game if we are doing the others first. Would still like to get Runebound to the table, but really looking forward to Talisman! Oh, and by the way, welcome back Terry!

    June 28, 2012

  • Terry H.

    Talisman!

    June 28, 2012

  • Joshua R.

    This time we're going to play a fantasy adventure board game. We haven't picked it out yet. Options are Talisman, Runebound, Descent or Tomb.

    If you have a preference, make a suggestion.

    June 11, 2012

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