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Re: Board Game Strategy
« Reply #100 on: April 25, 2013, 10:02:26 am »
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I've actually played expansions almost always, I have a lot less experience with base 7W.
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« Reply #101 on: April 26, 2013, 04:38:41 pm »
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I have not had that much experience with 7W in general.  I think I am aware of my mistakes though -- I tend to overbuild resources and underestimate how much I can get away with just trading.

IRL I've played with the expansions just a few times.  My friends mostly don't like Cities though.  They are not fond of Debt, possibly because the first game we played with Cities had Petra and (I think) Catan and pretty much all of the Debt-causing City cards.  It hit a lot of people.
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Re: Board Game Strategy
« Reply #102 on: April 26, 2013, 05:37:51 pm »
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I wonder actually, if really any of us are actually experienced enough for this. Compare Dominion, where theory was already one of the best when he started the blog. As I said, I'll let my tournament result determine my own confidence. Maybe sneak in some games on BSW.
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Re: Board Game Strategy
« Reply #103 on: August 28, 2013, 12:29:00 pm »
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I want to see some more RISK strategy. I always think I have a strategy, but in the end I never know what I'm doing.
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Re: Board Game Strategy
« Reply #104 on: August 28, 2013, 12:51:43 pm »
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1. Take Australia
2. ????
3. Profit
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Re: Board Game Strategy
« Reply #105 on: August 28, 2013, 12:53:48 pm »
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I don't think that's it. it depends how many people you're playing with, but with 5 or more people often it's fine to just put all your troops in one spot and get a card each turn, that's it. continent bonuses aren't as valuable.
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Re: Board Game Strategy
« Reply #106 on: August 28, 2013, 02:04:31 pm »
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Nah, Australia means you basically can't lose, but you rarely win with it (I'd say it's playing for 2nd place). I think the best Risk tip is "make sure you go first."
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« Reply #107 on: August 28, 2013, 02:39:20 pm »
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well, 2nd place is losing :P
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« Reply #108 on: August 28, 2013, 04:16:14 pm »
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well, 2nd place is losing :P

If you're not first, you're last.
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« Reply #109 on: August 28, 2013, 10:13:29 pm »
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I've found in my few games that we end up having "cold wars" were we keep piling cannons on a choke point, such as Greenland-Iceland or Alaska-that place in Russia and never actually attack.
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« Reply #110 on: August 29, 2013, 08:56:30 am »
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This might be something they got rid of, but in the edition I grew up with, you were not allowed more than 12 armies in one territory. Also our pieces weren't infantry/cavalry/cannons, they were Roman numerals.
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« Reply #111 on: August 29, 2013, 11:50:48 am »
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I've never heard of a troop limit - I have played with the roman numeral pieces though.

yes, there often are huge stockpiles of troops. cards fix that though. cashing in for a bunch of troops, wiping someone out, taking their cards, cash in again, etc. that's what keeps the game rolling.
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Re: Board Game Strategy
« Reply #112 on: September 29, 2013, 07:04:56 pm »
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that's what keeps the game rolling.
What keeps the game rolling are the dice.
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« Reply #113 on: September 29, 2013, 08:01:26 pm »
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that's what keeps the game rolling.
What keeps the game rolling are the dice.
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Re: Board Game Strategy
« Reply #114 on: October 11, 2013, 06:48:08 pm »
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I haven't cared about Risk since I found out Smallworld exists.

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Re: Board Game Strategy
« Reply #115 on: October 11, 2013, 06:56:36 pm »
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I haven't cared about Risk since I found out Smallworld exists.

What do you think of Risk: Legacy?  I'm not a Risk fan but Legacy intrigues me.  Haven't actually tried it though.

I'm OK with Small World but I'm not a huge fan of it partially because I can't seem to get a handle on strategy for it, but mostly because I can't remember all the different powers.  I have to keep looking back at the reference sheets.  I'd probably like it more if I played it often enough to get familiar with it.  I mean, if I can remember all the Dominion cards, I can probably remember Small World races and attributes.
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« Reply #116 on: October 11, 2013, 06:57:25 pm »
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I like smallworld, but I don't see the comparison to risk.
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Re: Board Game Strategy
« Reply #117 on: October 11, 2013, 07:19:59 pm »
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I haven't cared about Risk since I found out Smallworld exists.

I haven't cared about Risk since I found out Shogun exists.

If you like the idea of Risk and want a more Ameritrash version, Smallworld is great. But, if you'd prefer it go more in a Eurogame direction, I couldn't recommend Shogun more. I mean, come on, it has a battle tower that you thrown armies into to settle battles. How cool is that?
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« Reply #118 on: October 11, 2013, 07:50:41 pm »
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I haven't cared about Risk since I found out Smallworld exists.

I haven't cared about Risk since I found out Shogun exists.

If you like the idea of Risk and want a more Ameritrash version, Smallworld is great. But, if you'd prefer it go more in a Eurogame direction, I couldn't recommend Shogun more. I mean, come on, it has a battle tower that you thrown armies into to settle battles. How cool is that?

It would be sort of cool to play a ten-year game of shogun instead of the usual two-year game.
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Re: Board Game Strategy
« Reply #119 on: October 11, 2013, 10:18:13 pm »
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I haven't cared about Risk since I found out Smallworld exists.

I haven't cared about Risk since I found out Shogun exists.

If you like the idea of Risk and want a more Ameritrash version, Smallworld is great. But, if you'd prefer it go more in a Eurogame direction, I couldn't recommend Shogun more. I mean, come on, it has a battle tower that you thrown armies into to settle battles. How cool is that?

It would be sort of cool to play a ten-year game of shogun instead of the usual two-year game.

Definitely. My friends and I have contemplated doing just that, but man, it would be crazy long. Two years usually takes us about 3 hours, so 10 would take 15 hours  :o
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Re: Board Game Strategy
« Reply #120 on: December 05, 2013, 11:00:18 pm »
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I haven't cared about Risk since I found out Smallworld exists.

I haven't cared about Risk since I found out Shogun exists.

If you like the idea of Risk and want a more Ameritrash version, Smallworld is great. But, if you'd prefer it go more in a Eurogame direction, I couldn't recommend Shogun more. I mean, come on, it has a battle tower that you thrown armies into to settle battles. How cool is that?

It would be sort of cool to play a ten-year game of shogun instead of the usual two-year game.

Definitely. My friends and I have contemplated doing just that, but man, it would be crazy long. Two years usually takes us about 3 hours, so 10 would take 15 hours  :o

Knowing nothing about Shogun, I thought you were actually discussing a game that literally takes 2 years, and playing it over 10 instead! Given that Risk a legacy was just being discussed, which can easily take over 15 weeks, a 2 year game doesn't seem all that unreasonable.
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