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Re: Donald X.'s new game Kingdom Builder
« Reply #50 on: November 23, 2012, 12:45:44 pm »
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Kingdom Builder is coming has come to BSW.

Here is the post on BSW (In German).

http://www.brettspielwelt.de/Spiele/KingdomBuilder/
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Re: Donald X.'s new game Kingdom Builder
« Reply #51 on: November 23, 2012, 12:55:04 pm »
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And with "coming" ...
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Am Freitag dem 23.11.2012 um 16:00 Uhr kommt das aktuelle Spiel des Jahres "Kingdom Builder" in die Brettspielwelt.
they mean "came 3 hours ago" (assuming CET, which is reasonable given the timestamp of the note is CET)
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Re: Donald X.'s new game Kingdom Builder
« Reply #52 on: January 28, 2013, 05:03:18 pm »
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Re: Donald X.'s new game Kingdom Builder
« Reply #53 on: January 30, 2013, 02:13:44 am »
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First Nomad Camps (almost) adding Ambassadors and stuff, and here comes Crossroads. What will that contain? Harem? Great Halls? Silk Roads?

But I support more expansions. As long as they are fun.
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Re: Donald X.'s new game Kingdom Builder
« Reply #54 on: January 30, 2013, 05:51:49 pm »
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First Nomad Camps (almost) adding Ambassadors and stuff, and here comes Crossroads. What will that contain? Harem? Great Halls? Silk Roads?

But I support more expansions. As long as they are fun.
Just wait until you see the Catapult ...
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Re: Donald X.'s new game Kingdom Builder
« Reply #55 on: February 20, 2013, 08:40:18 am »
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Finally played this last night for the first time. Nice game. I don't think it would scale well to 4-5 players for me because there would end up being a lot of "take your turn, now wait for everyone else to take their turn" with pretty much no interaction in between. In my group, it's even worse because it sounds like your plans can get ruined easily with a lot of players, so they will be inclined to not pay attention until their turn starts, then take 5 minutes planning their turn, which would make it unbearable (I know that's wrong and not the fault of the game, but still...)

I played it with three and it seems like it would be best with three, but that's coming from someone who has never played a 2 or 4 player game.

It was also pretty cool that I could brag to the people I was playing with: "Oh yeah, this particular thing is SOOO Donald X. I would know because I played a couple of games of Dominion with him and we chatted a bit then..."
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Re: Donald X.'s new game Kingdom Builder
« Reply #56 on: February 20, 2013, 01:25:34 pm »
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It was also pretty cool that I could brag to the people I was playing with: "Oh yeah, this particular thing is SOOO Donald X. I would know because I played a couple of games of Dominion with him and we chatted a bit then..."

That really changed your life, didn't it?
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Re: Donald X.'s new game Kingdom Builder
« Reply #57 on: February 20, 2013, 01:28:29 pm »
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It was also pretty cool that I could brag to the people I was playing with: "Oh yeah, this particular thing is SOOO Donald X. I would know because I played a couple of games of Dominion with him and we chatted a bit then..."

That really changed your life, didn't it?

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Re: Donald X.'s new game Kingdom Builder
« Reply #58 on: February 20, 2013, 06:57:00 pm »
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I think you're a little starstruck Adam...
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Re: Donald X.'s new game Kingdom Builder
« Reply #59 on: February 20, 2013, 07:50:49 pm »
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I think you're a little starstruck Adam...

Is that bad?
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Re: Donald X.'s new game Kingdom Builder
« Reply #60 on: February 21, 2013, 08:38:09 am »
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I think you're a little starstruck Adam...

Is that bad?
Nah, I think it's cute.
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Re: Donald X.'s new game Kingdom Builder
« Reply #61 on: March 16, 2013, 01:13:53 am »
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Played this for the first time today. It was super fun! Good way to get over Iso's demise.
« Last Edit: March 16, 2013, 03:19:36 am by ycz6 »
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Re: Donald X.'s new game Kingdom Builder
« Reply #62 on: May 04, 2013, 11:45:23 am »
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Does anyone know what font is used on Kindom Builder cards (or a way to find this out)?
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Re: Donald X.'s new game Kingdom Builder
« Reply #63 on: May 05, 2013, 09:14:02 am »
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I have been looking at Kingdom Builder for a few months now. There is no one in my area with the game (that I know) so I looked at a lot of online reviews. I finally decided to just go for it and get the base set. Then I found that they are releasing a "big box" with the base set and all four explanations. Now I am stuck again.

In your opinion is this a good enough game to get the big box for $60-$70?
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Re: Donald X.'s new game Kingdom Builder
« Reply #64 on: May 05, 2013, 11:39:29 am »
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I have the base game and enjoy it a lot. Depending on what the big box price in Poland will be, I will either buy it (and sell extra copy of base) or get the expansions soon. Probably I'll get the big box, saving me trouble of hunting for Capitol and Caves promos which will be included there.
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Re: Donald X.'s new game Kingdom Builder
« Reply #65 on: May 05, 2013, 12:04:59 pm »
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Note that the first expansion doesn't expand the game that much. It contains less than have locations and score cards than the base game.
Not sure about the second one though.
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Re: Donald X.'s new game Kingdom Builder
« Reply #66 on: May 18, 2013, 09:33:21 pm »
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Played this with a friend at my local game shop.
Really fun.
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Re: Donald X.'s new game Kingdom Builder
« Reply #67 on: May 28, 2013, 07:49:29 am »
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Just got the base set. Definitely a lot of fun! We drew Lords, Fishermen, Miners which was a nice gentle introduction.

One thing I find odd is that with all the alternate language versions, the card "Lords" is the only card that the card title is not translated. Whats up with that?
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Re: Donald X.'s new game Kingdom Builder
« Reply #68 on: March 10, 2014, 12:33:40 am »
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I played this for the first time today, and didn't enjoy it. I got bad terrain card draws, with nearly half of my draws the same type, and mostly at the start of the game. Once I drew other terrains, I had already filled up the first terrain block, so I had to place adjacent to them and still couldn't escape the single settlement of doom.

By the time all the special tiles were taken, other players had 4-5 while I was stuck on 1. It was a horrible, slogging experience where I barely made any relevant decisions.

Sure, I guess it's just bad luck, and doesn't happen often. But still, just for the game to have the chance of that happening severely undermines my interest in playing it again.
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Re: Donald X.'s new game Kingdom Builder
« Reply #69 on: March 10, 2014, 08:12:02 am »
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Yeah, I think I would rather play this with a hand of three. That allows for some strategic choices while not forcing you into a situation where decisions are trivial. You still have the chance of getting all three cards the same terrain, but at least it is mitigated.
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Re: Donald X.'s new game Kingdom Builder
« Reply #70 on: March 10, 2014, 12:04:45 pm »
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I don't think that'll be enough to alllow interesting decisions.
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Re: Donald X.'s new game Kingdom Builder
« Reply #71 on: March 10, 2014, 12:21:49 pm »
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Yes bad sequences of terrain are a problem in Kingdom Builder. If your group plays quickly then it's not a problem for a 30 minute game.
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Re: Donald X.'s new game Kingdom Builder
« Reply #72 on: March 11, 2014, 05:20:00 pm »
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We have everyone draw two cards at the start of the game.  On your turn, you play one card, then choose whether to keep or discard your other card.  Also, the initial two turns are snaked.
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Re: Donald X.'s new game Kingdom Builder
« Reply #73 on: March 11, 2014, 05:22:20 pm »
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We have everyone draw two cards at the start of the game.  On your turn, you play one card, then choose whether to keep or discard your other card.  Also, the initial two turns are snaked.

Snaked?
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Re: Donald X.'s new game Kingdom Builder
« Reply #74 on: March 11, 2014, 05:25:27 pm »
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Snaked, like Settlers of Catan:

P1 -> P2 -> P3 -> P4 -> P4 -> P3 -> P2 -> P1 -> P1 -> P2 -> P3 -> P4 -> P1 etc.
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