Ok! So I've now managed to play all of the board games in my collection at least once (see previous thread). I've even had a bit of a clear out.
To ensure I continue enjoying what I have and to avoid buying things I'm not going to play I'm setting myself a challenge not to buy board games until the uk games expo in May.
Instead I'm going to create a list here every time I'm tempted to buy something. I can then prioritise my purchases at the convention in May and it also gives me a chance to ask if anyone else is interested in something before I buy it. At least that's the plan. . .
I already have the following due to arrive hopefully soon as I kickstarted them last year:
Heroes of Normandie by Devil Pig Games, a light ish cardboard tactical ww2 game. It looks great and has a kind of ww2 movie feel to it.
Get lucky by cheapass games - a card version of Kill Doctor Lucky that looks just as fun but a slightly slicker more streamlined design.
So far I have been tempted by:
Deadzone by Mantic Games a sci fi miniatures urban skirmish game played on a 2ft square game space. It looks slick, light, fun and not too detailed but with interesting choices. The background appears to be slightly Firefly-like with a large corporation running core worlds, some mutated ferocious humans breaking out on the fringe and a load of rebels who don't like the corporation. A typical faction only seems to have 5 or 6 models too which means I might even paint them!
I popped into Close Encounters in town and there was Deadzone, it piqued my interest and I fondled the different boxes, thinking "cool stuff!!!" I am mostly likely to crumble and buy the starter set in the weekend... Be happy to take it down to the club at some point (might even paint the miniatures too) and d**n it!!! Now I already want some of the Mercenaries to go with it too...
"Who knows what Evil lurks in the hearts of men? Only The Shadow knows. Ha ha ha ha!!"
well I'm certainly up for a game Ove or Damon if either of you take the plunge. Otherwise I'm almost certain I'll pick this up in May too. I love the concept that it is still very like a board game in its scope.
Dreadball has similar mechanics. I have the starter set and first 4 teams of this if anyone wants a game at some point?
Game number two on my list is now Marvel Dice Masters due out in April. A collectible super hero dice game using similar mechanics to quarriors but with lots of new cool dice and super hero powers. DC version is to follow: