Jason ClineUnited States
So a nearby FLGS (if you call 60 miles away nearby) changed hands recently, and our shop purchased some of the inventory that the new owners didn't want (they're sadly moving away from board games, at least for a while). We expanded our board game section quite nicely, and we ended up with some great stuff for our personal board game shelf, too. Thought I'd share some of those here. I'd love to hear if anyone has any input on these.
Back to the Future: The Card Game - I've always been a big fan of the Back to the Future movies, but this didn't grab me. However, now that I have it and have looked through it, I'm looking forward to trying it.
Carcassonne: The Dice Game - We love Carcassonne here, but I sadly don't know anything about this. Looking forward to trying it, though.
Caylus Magna Carta- Caylus has been on my wishlist for a few months now. Is Magna Carta a faster version of it?
Cranium - Why isn't this already in our collection?
Crunch: The Game for Utter Bankers - I've never heard of this game. Does anyone know anything about it?
Formula D - Yes! Been wanting to pick this up for a bit, but it always falls to the wayside. A couple of our guys are really ready to crack this one open.
Globalization - New one for me. Anyone have any insight?
Gobsmacked! - This looks like fun, but I can't say that I've heard of it. We also got a couple of copies of this for the shelf. Should be fun with some of our younger players.
Hecho - I've heard of this, but don't know much about it. Are the components all in spanish?
JAB: Realtime Boxing - I've never heard of this. It may or may not ever make it to the table.
Memoir '44: Operation Overlord - I *LOVE* Battlelore, but the setup time makes it less likely to get played. Memoir 44 seems to be a bit faster to setup, and I've had some luck getting people to play. This looks like a good way to get more people into a game at once.
Nightfall - Nightfall has been on my list for a while. I saw it at the last Alliance Open House. I've become a fan of Thunderstone. Hoping I enjoy this as well.
Nuts! - I saw this one at Alliance, too. Been meaning to pick it up. Lots of potential for middle school chuckles there.
Pit - This has been on my list since I heard about it on a recent How to Play podcast.
Race for the Galaxy - I'm super excited about this one. I've been hearing a lot about it, and can't wait to get it to the table.
Scary Tales: Little Red vs. Pinocchio - This looks like fun, but the instructions are missing. I'll have to print them out.
Ticket to Ride: USA 1910 - We love Ticket to Ride here. Can't wait to add this to the mix.
Vineta - Another one I'm not familiar with. Anyone have any input?
Wits & Wagers Expansion Pack 1 - I suppose I should get the base game now.
Quantumino - Ok, this one confuses me. I can't find it on BGG. Niek Neuwahl is listed as the designer, and I can find several things listed there, but not this. Does anyone know if this has been renamed or something? The tagline is "The Ultimate Pentamino Challenge!"