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Donald Dennis
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Giles joins Erik & Donald to talk about teaching games.

In the review-a-palooza, Erik and Don review:
Spaceteam
Droidippy
Lords of Waterdeep
Train to Nuremberg
Labyrinth
TieBreaker
Alibi



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Erik there is Clue Express, or Clue the Card game I don't remember that is Clue, but just with the cards, there are no dice or movement, it's very fast.

About Doridippy, the problem of playing something like that is that the fun of Diplomacy is the time you spend talking, and negotiating, I don't see myself writing long emails each turn

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Very true on that, but I think the Driodippy will develop it's own game style.
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I'm a bit surprised that Alibi got a green light - I've tried it twice, but it bombed both times. I find that questions asked in the early game provide hardly any info after a few cards have been passed around.

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Wyckyd wrote:
I'm a bit surprised that Alibi got a green light - I've tried it twice, but it bombed both times. I find that questions asked in the early game provide hardly any info after a few cards have been passed around.


I've never played it, but from how Erik discussed in the review I'd be willing to believe that it was given such a good review because it was a band-aid on the deep wounds left by Clue.
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Walsfeo wrote:
Very true on that, but I think the Driodippy will develop it's own game style.


I guess, but then that is not Diplomacy. It's Guess-where-theotherplayerswillmove-macy

I only play Chinese Mahjong (not the solitaire Shangai that everybody knows as Mahjong) on the Android, and Go, two games I love, but I don't find oponents, and I'm very bad at those.

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kabutor wrote:
Walsfeo wrote:
Very true on that, but I think the Driodippy will develop it's own game style.


I guess, but then that is not Diplomacy. It's Guess-where-theotherplayerswillmove-macy

I only play Chinese Mahjong (not the solitaire Shangai that everybody knows as Mahjong) on the Android, and Go, two games I love, but I don't find oponents, and I'm very bad at those.



What Go app have you found? I'm horrible at Go, but I'd love to give it a... I'd like to get better.
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I'm very bad at Go, I use to play with Handicap 5 on the small board and lose, I play with:

https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=org.ligi.goban...

I also recomend the Mahjong game, I'm way over 100 games on that, and still don't know all the possible scores you can do

https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.epoint.and...

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Walsfeo wrote:
Wyckyd wrote:
I'm a bit surprised that Alibi got a green light - I've tried it twice, but it bombed both times. I find that questions asked in the early game provide hardly any info after a few cards have been passed around.


I've never played it, but from how Erik discussed in the review I'd be willing to believe that it was given such a good review because it was a band-aid on the deep wounds left by Clue.


I played Clue a lot when I was little, and have fond memories of it. I do agree that moving around the board detracts from the fun.
But because you don't pass cards around, I find the deduction aspect of Clue a lot more interesting.
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Good to hear a review of a game which isn't a Euro. Labyrinth rates amongst my favourites and is different every time you play it. I've even suggested that non-Wargamers play it as a way to introduce the CDG genre. If only they would make an update which contains card covering the events which have happened since the game was published.
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scopa wrote:
Good to hear a review of a game which isn't a Euro. Labyrinth rates amongst my favourites and is different every time you play it. I've even suggested that non-Wargamers play it as a way to introduce the CDG genre. If only they would make an update which contains card covering the events which have happened since the game was published.


We'd love to review more blockbuster games, but what I review is limited to what I receive or my friends purchase. (Due to some unplanned for expenses last year I have zero entertainment budget for the foreseeable future.) Recommend us to any companies that which produce the non-Euro games you'd like us to review. We can't guarantee a green light, but we will try to make sure the game gets to the reviewer who plays, and can best evaluate, that style of game.
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The proper name for the side of the moon we don't see from Earth is "farside", and as mentioned it gets the same amount of sunlight as the nearside (arguably more, since that side will never be eclipsed by the Earth).

Since we have sent many spacecraft in orbit around the moon (and have photographed teh farside), and Aliens would have to be well hidden or underground.

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I'm all in on a civilisation of Lizardmen at the center of the moon. They're seeding the surface with He3 in the hope of luring us from our mother planet so they can claim to the galactic council that their attack was provoked.

I read it on the internet, so it's probable.

On a different note - I wonder how long it will be before the increase in the moons distance from Earth affects the tidal lock mechanism that keeps the far side the far side? Because I'm sure that would convince my wife that we need to buy a better telescope if the answer was 'soon'.

Cheers,

Giles.
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N9IWP wrote:
The proper name for the side of the moon we don't see from Earth is "farside", and as mentioned it gets the same amount of sunlight as the nearside....

Seems like I knew that at one point.

N9IWP wrote:
Since we have sent many spacecraft in orbit around the moon (and have photographed teh farside), and Aliens would have to be well hidden or underground.

unless it was dark when we went... alright that was stupid.

Unless the aliens arrived AFTER we quit going, or perhaps they demanded we quit flying over their swimming pools.
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As mentioned, First Train to Nurembergis a revamping of Last Train to Wensleydale, and is what is on the other side of the board (with less garish colors than the original Wensleydale map)
The other difference is the addition of first class passengers (there may be other differences, but I don't know them off the top of my head)

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In the expression "dark side of the moon", "dark" is the sense Merriam Webster lists at 1 dark 4b:

not known or explored because of remoteness
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Thank you so much for talking about SpaceTeam. I picked up the app and my son and I have been having a blast playing it. Talk about INTENSE! Well worth supporting. Fun, fun, fun iOS game. Love it.
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"There is no dark side in the moon, really. Matter of fact, it's all dark. (The only thing that makes it look light is the sun.)"
-Gerry O'Driscoll, doorman at Abbey Road studios. Part of this answer appears on Eclipse from Pink Floyd's 1973 album The Dark side of the Moon so it must be true!
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caradoc wrote:
I'm all in on a civilisation of Lizardmen at the center of the moon. They're seeding the surface with He3 in the hope of luring us from our mother planet so they can claim to the galactic council that their attack was provoked.

I read it on the internet, so it's probable.

On a different note - I wonder how long it will be before the increase in the moons distance from Earth affects the tidal lock mechanism that keeps the far side the far side? Because I'm sure that would convince my wife that we need to buy a better telescope if the answer was 'soon'.

Cheers,

Giles.


Don't be silly Giles, if you watched Dr. Who, you'd know the Lizardmen (and women) live at the center of the earth!
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Indhra wrote:
caradoc wrote:
I'm all in on a civilisation of Lizardmen at the center of the moon. They're seeding the surface with He3 in the hope of luring us from our mother planet so they can claim to the galactic council that their attack was provoked.

I read it on the internet, so it's probable.

On a different note - I wonder how long it will be before the increase in the moons distance from Earth affects the tidal lock mechanism that keeps the far side the far side? Because I'm sure that would convince my wife that we need to buy a better telescope if the answer was 'soon'.

Cheers,

Giles.


Don't be silly Giles, if you watched Dr. Who, you'd know the Lizardmen (and women) live at the center of the earth!


So you're saying that the moon base was just what they wanted me to think? Curse those Lizard men - it wouldn't be the first time they've tricked me!
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caradoc wrote:
Indhra wrote:
caradoc wrote:
I'm all in on a civilisation of Lizardmen at the center of the moon. They're seeding the surface with He3 in the hope of luring us from our mother planet so they can claim to the galactic council that their attack was provoked.

I read it on the internet, so it's probable.

On a different note - I wonder how long it will be before the increase in the moons distance from Earth affects the tidal lock mechanism that keeps the far side the far side? Because I'm sure that would convince my wife that we need to buy a better telescope if the answer was 'soon'.

Cheers,

Giles.


Don't be silly Giles, if you watched Dr. Who, you'd know the Lizardmen (and women) live at the center of the earth!


So you're saying that the moon base was just what they wanted me to think? Curse those Lizard men - it wouldn't be the first time they've tricked me!


Lizardmen are everywhere. they just don't look like lizardmen.ninja
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