Terrific game that would be a perfect 10 if not for some of the board flaws. I admit that once you are playing the game that the seams don't have a "high" impact, but they are there and do make for some ricochets that might of otherwise been good shots. I also would of liked to seen actual plastic cities and colonies instead of just blocks of square wood.
When it's all said and done, the game is simply FUN-FUN-FUN!
Played and pre-ordered at Gen Con. Fast and fun where you must either shoot bears, run to your tent, or.....well...sleep through the whole ordeal. Depending on what is left on the table at the end of a round determines if you score points or not. Very fun and worth the pre-order!
Didn't do anything for me. Kept losing survivors due to bad rolls. I got to sit and watch everybody else take several actions while I didn't really do much of anything. Makes for a lousy experience. Not too mention you really don't ever associate yourself as one of the characters. I guess they're just a disposable resource. Add a silly (tacked on) betrayer role and it's just the icing on the cake. Forcing everything to come down to the roll of a die is just a lazy mechanic. Don't really feel like there's any real decision making. It's all mechanical.
Not a fan of this expansion. Too many OP cards which dictate what you should do vs what you would like to do. This along with Peace Treaties just ruins the game for me. The scenarios are nice, but overall this expansion felt like it shifted gears in a different direction than what I loved about EmDo. This also added a 5th player option. Playing with 5 people is the most miserable experience ever. If you like the base game, there's no need to add this expansion.
I really, really like this game. I can play it with my family or I can play it with the guys. No matter the group we've all enjoyed playing. Looking foward to the expansion Live Stock n Loaded released. Will be interesting to see how critters mingle in with the veggies. Overall a great value for the price.
At the beginning of the game there has to be 1000 different possibilities. I've found the best strategy is to just GO! Don't waste time looking for the optimal move, just move, and have fun. Great game. Contender for goty 2014.
Played a friends copy and loved every minute of this game. Wonderful design with so many options to keep the game fresh. Also, it works great with just two players. If you enjoy simple combat systems like Battlelore, you will love this one!
Certainly one of the best gladitorial games currently on the market. I really enjoy the Player Vs Player aspect, but can appreciate the Solo variant as well. The Solo campagin is strong and doesn't feel tacked on like some games. You can also play Coop which is good, but I like the PvP, Solo, then the Coop. Strong game, and I recommend it for people who enjoy Chess, Heroscape, or Dungeon Command.
Got this recently in a trade. The game is overall pretty fun, but it seems like we always end up with a runaway leader who ultimately ends up winning. Rarely does anyone else win but the person who finishes first. Other than that, it's a great game to play with your kids. They learn it fast and really seem to enjoy it.
I have the PnP version and am loving it! If you liked Gears of Time, Forbidden Machines does everything it does, but better! No more Fate Cards. Now all actions are taken from the tech you build. Very solid expansion!
Love Marvel. Love deckbuilding. This one shocked me with just how good it can be. At times you have no control over what happens when it comes to the plot twists. Overall, this is my favorite deckbuilder currently on the market.
It is an extremely straight forward game. I would even go as far to say, introductory.
For experienced gamers, this might be a turn off and I can understand. For gamers with little kids and non-gaming family (wife/husband/BF/GF)this game is fantastic. Gives them a experience without taxing them in the process. Much like Ticket To Ride.
Oddly enough, when I originally played this game, I thought I liked it enough to buy a copy at Gen Con. I quickly regretted this! The game is horrible! Lasts too long and is all driven around a "take that" mechanic that gets old quickly.
We've had some amazing fun with this game. The only reason this doesn't get a perfect 10 is due to the contradicting rule book, misprinted counters, and painted dice. Don't let those deter you though. The game simply rocks!!!
I absolutely love this game! The mechanics can be a bit of a challenge to understand at first, but once you start playing, you feel like you are in a story book. One of the best games ever made. We just don't hardly ever play. :0(
Little camels that look like wedding mints.....delicious! This has to be one of the best gateway games around. Cute, fun, and can be challenging with several players. Your collection should include this game!