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Oct
6
comment Protecting the surface of your board games…
I'm not familiar with the wallpaper, but there's 'contact paper' in the U.S., which is a self-adhesive plastic sold to line kitchen shelves with to make them easier to wipe up ... it also comes in clear. The only disadvantage would be in the size of the rolls -- contact paper rolls are typically 18" (45cm) wide, which will take more finesse when covering large boards (aligning the edges at a seam in the board). I haven't used it on game boards, but I have used it to 'laminate' reference sheets so I can use wet erase pens on them.
May
22
comment Catching an illegal move too late in Castles of Burgundy
That'd likely work in most games ... it would probably have to be restricted to only doing it once, as some maps have 3 or 4 areas that can accept buildings. It would also decrease the benefit of a technology tile that allows one player to ignore this rule. (placing two of the same building in an area can be quite powerful, as it will typically allow you to place the second one much earlier. There are also tech tiles that give 4VPs per (type of building) ... so allow x2 in all areas can lead to one person monopolizing a given type.)
May
20
awarded  Student
May
19
comment Catching an illegal move too late in Castles of Burgundy
@TheChaz2.0 : Having a rule about how to handle mistakes effectively makes it a rule of the game, and therefore legal ... and this group is almost all engineers who are more than willing to calculate what will give them an extra point or two. (however, we keep a timer, so it depends if they're pushing up against their time limits or not)
May
16
asked Catching an illegal move too late in Castles of Burgundy
Oct
20
awarded  Yearling
Sep
12
comment What is the best method to make new Settlers like tiles
I completely agree on the spray adhesive, although, make sure to check the can ... some are for temporary adhesion, like post-it-notes, while others are more permenent ... some even comment on how drying time before combining affects long-term adhesion. I don't, however, recommend a standard x-acto knife. Although they make more than one model, when most people think 'x-acto' they think of the little blade w/ the pencil-like handle. What you really want is a mat knife, a snap-blade knife, or a utility knife, which won't tire your hand out as much and the blade won't snap as often.
Sep
12
comment Can a Space Marine army consist of units from different chapters?
I had a roommate specifically paint up what he called his "Crusade Army" for a grand tournament, where he painted each squad based on a chapter with that specialty (blood angels were assault, red scorpions for one of the vehicles, iron fists were a bike squad, etc) ... and people thought he had just thrown together a bunch of different armies. I think he still took the prize for point totals that year, as he had payed attention to the army composition points, though. (oh, and like you said -- he was using normal space marine rules, not one of the special chapter lists)
Sep
12
awarded  Commentator
May
12
awarded  Critic
Mar
7
comment Interesting boardgames to play with children.
I tricked my neighbor's son (in kindergarden) into doing more reading by bringing over Zombie Fluxx. Now we just have to teach him better strategy, and to stop playing 'Hand Limit 0' when he was the one holding onto all of the 'Play (number)' cards.
Feb
12
comment Wargame with customizable miniature stats?
So long as you're not playing in official tournaments, there are plenty of groups who don't mind you playing games with substituted figures so long as they're pretty similar to what they're substituting.
Feb
10
awarded  Citizen Patrol
Jan
25
comment Board games for two players
The only issue is you have to be evenly matched. I played DVONN with my neighbor a bit, and I was better at thinking ahead, so after he had gone a few weeks (playing once a week) without a win, he insisted on playing something else.
Jan
14
comment What can dead Werewolves players be doing?
@Lo'oris : it's the only 'official' rules I know of ... of course, due to the history of the game there are going to be more than one set of even 'official' rules.
Jan
13
comment What can dead Werewolves players be doing?
@xiohouzi79 : wunderland.com/LooneyLabs/Werewolf/Rules.html ; but it states : Nothing Means Nothing: If you can't keep quiet when you're dead, leave the room.
Jan
4
answered Games that have no element of luck.
Dec
26
answered Where can I find reviews of board games?
Dec
22
comment How does one make foam inserts for games?
The boxes sold at craft stores tend to be the same ones sold at sporting goods stores for holding fishing lures -- but the sportings goods stuff is seasonal so sometimes goes on sale at the end of the season. (I use a few larger ones for storing my WH40k bits while I'm assembling / painting.)
Dec
18
comment What are good games to play during a one-hour lunch break?
@CrazyJugglerDrummer: there's a little strategy to Apples to Apples, but it's all about figuring out the personalities of the people you're playing with, and not necessarily learning complex rules and how to exploit them.