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Toddler Wrangler V2.0, Digital Magpie, Interaction Monkey.


Apr
27
comment Games that have no element of luck.
Nice suggestion, reminds me of Khet
Mar
30
comment Shaun the sheep games rules?
@aramis - Lol - Disabused of their provincialism, via the medium of an infant plasticene sheep?
Feb
16
comment Simple games that involve psychological factors?
Best of all, Diplomacy has no dice, so luck is almost completely removed from general play.
Jan
31
comment What are the differences between the Fluxx games?
Also, +1 just for alerting me to Pirate Fluxx!
Jan
31
comment What are the differences between the Fluxx games?
Monty Python Fluxx definitely seems to have more silly cards with actions to conduct yourself (singing, accents). Zombie fluxx only has the one AFAIK.
Jan
25
comment Fluxx - When should I carry out actions / use keepers?
So, to confirm, If I want to, say, kill a zombie with a weapon, I have to do that the Play cards section (within the limits?). I can't do it after playing, for example, 4 cards I've just drawn?
Jan
23
comment How difficult is Axis and Allies to learn and teach new players?
You point about Risk is good though, I find it far too shallow after Diplomacy/A&A.
Jan
23
comment How difficult is Axis and Allies to learn and teach new players?
I'd disagree that the rules of Diplomacy are equally complex, I've always found new players to pick them up very easily - if only because there are so many less pieces and variations!
Jan
8
comment Games that have no element of luck.
+1 for a variation of A&A I hadn't heard of - could you expand here: boardgames.stackexchange.com/questions/2111/axis-allies-chess
Jan
3
comment How can I recognize games I should avoid buying if I only play with non-hardcore gamers?
@Lo'oris I agree 'games deceptively conceal their inner complexity' is a whole other question in itself.
Jan
3
comment How can I recognize games I should avoid buying if I only play with non-hardcore gamers?
(Mentioned above, but worth adding here for easier voting / commenting)
Jan
3
comment How can I recognize games I should avoid buying if I only play with non-hardcore gamers?
Diplomacy IMHO it is very easy to pick up - so easy that I almost posted it to your other thread... After all, the main round of play in Diplomacy relies on human skills of interaction and negotiation - rather than any special board game strategy knowledge. The rules are very simple at a base level and have little 'special' extensions or gotchas. It also has no dice and a relatively limited set of pieces. I would agree with avoiding Axis & AlliesThe 30mins+ it takes to set up would switch most people off, even before you get into the convoluted turn process and thick rule book.
Nov
15
comment Starting Hands in Texas Hold'em
@Chris TL;DR? ;)
Nov
15
comment Games that are quick to teach to new people, yet still fun and strategical
Links, links, links :)
Nov
15
comment Games that are quick to teach to new people, yet still fun and strategical
You forgot the most important point - It's Chess, with fricken laser beams!
Nov
14
comment Chess client for e-(g)mail
Your title is deceptive, if it doesn't have to handle e-mail, aren't you just looking for a web-client?
Nov
9
comment Games that have no element of luck.
Chess, with fricken laser beams? Sold!
Nov
5
comment Baby shower games
P**p? I'm pretty sure we wouldn't be offended by the un-censored version ;)
Nov
2
comment How do I become a professional game designer?
See also the more specific meta discussion: meta.boardgames.stackexchange.com/questions/236/…
Oct
30
comment Good sites for trading unwanted board/card games and expansions?
+1 For interesting question and for shared dislike of eBay ;)