Halesowen Boardgamers want to play wishlist
Andy Evans
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Welcome to Halesowen Boardgamers want to play wishlist. This geeklist provides an opportunity to gauge and drum up support for the games you want to see played at the club.

Add a game you want to play to the list with the following information in the suggested format:


# of players:
- Best with #
- Recommended with #

Playing time: (Realistic playing time in your opinion).

[Optional sales pitch, including the owner of the game if it is not you].

(I know some of this information is freely available on BGG – but adding it allows for quicker viewing and for you to add your opinion).

If you want to play any of the games then thumb them*. If the # of thumbs >= the minimum number of players, then it stands a good chance of being played sometime.

Once a game has been played it can be deleted from the list and then re-added to garner support for re-plays if you so wish.

This list doesn't preclude anyone from just bringing any game along. Bring along your copy of club favourites such as San Juan, World without End etc or your shiny new release game by all means.

This list doesn't decide what we play, club members decide on the night by consensus. This list is purely designed to drum up interest in games that you want to see played at the club, and possibly save you the effort of hauling a game back and forth every week which no-one really wants to play.

PS The list may also be useful when you're considering buying a game. Perhaps potentially saving your money if it dissuades from buying a game that may get limited table-time.

PPS It's probably best you don't add all the games you want to play on this list - it'd get swamped and the list would lose it's value. I'd advise drip-feeding games to the list.

* Thumbing your own games is recommended. Non club-members can unfortunately thumb items; bear this in mind when assessing demand.
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1. Board Game: Tigris & Euphrates [Average Rating:7.70 Overall Rank:95]
Board Game: Tigris & Euphrates
Andy Evans
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I'm adding this one on behalf of Dave F, who brought it up last Wednesday (I don't own a copy).

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Best with: 4
Recommended with 3,4

Playing time: 90mins (varies from about 70 to 120 mins IMO)

A Reiner Knizia classic. Like many Knizia games the theme is so lightly pasted on it can only be seen under certain lighting conditions and using specialist lens filters. But there's nothing wrong with a great abstract, and this is a great abstract. A game that stayed as long in the top 10 on BGG as T&E is definitely worth trying.
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2. Board Game: Steam over Holland [Average Rating:7.33 Overall Rank:2658]
Board Game: Steam over Holland
Andy Evans
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Dave D raised the prospect of bringing his copy of the game along recently.

Best with 3
Also good with 4 (AFAIK)

Playing time: 3 hrs

As someone who likes to see a complicated geographical board position develop, likes economic games, and good player interaction - I should like 18xx games.

SoH is touted as a good introductory 18xx games that is playable in 3 hours, which therefore fits the bill nicely.

I know Dave and Mike are both interested, but there's potential for a 4th player who fancies tasting 18xx (unless, Dave it's not that great with 4?).

(A learning game of 18AL, 18GA or 1825 Unit 1 (I own copies of all three) would also sate my curiosity).

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3. Board Game: Through the Ages: A Story of Civilization [Average Rating:7.92 Overall Rank:53]
Board Game: Through the Ages: A Story of Civilization
Andy Evans
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Time needed: as much as we can.
No. of players 2-4

I don't have my own copy of this and I have been considering this for a while. If any owners of this game fancy bringing it along and providing a learning game that'd be ace.
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4. Board Game: Dungeon Twister [Average Rating:6.82 Overall Rank:1038]
Board Game: Dungeon Twister
steve perkins
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This is primarily a two player game but I can bring along the 3/4 player expansion.

It is an action point based tactical game, there is no luck and you can win in two ways. One is to get your pieces off the board and the other to kill your opponents pieces devil and you can combine the two.

It should take about 75-90 minutes first time out as a 2 player longer for a first try at the 3-4 player version.
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5. Board Game: Mississippi Queen [Average Rating:6.34 Overall Rank:2113]
Board Game: Mississippi Queen
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This is an older game that is better with more players IMHO. It takes up to 6 and is basically a race game along the Mississippi in your paddle steamers but also remembering to pick up your passengers.

The nice thing about this game is that you only see the next part of the river course once the lead player gets close to revealing it. This gives those trailing more time to react to the changes in direction.

The racing doesn't have to be clean either. arrrh Playing time is about 60-90 minutes for a first time.
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6. Board Game: Guerilla [Average Rating:6.25 Overall Rank:5972]
Board Game: Guerilla
Mike Head
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Haven't played this for soooooooooooooooooooo long! And I definitely remember enjoying it. One of Dave C's games???
 
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7. Board Game: Family Business [Average Rating:6.08 Overall Rank:3150]
Board Game: Family Business
Mike Head
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Can't believe how long it's been since we played this... must rectify that very soon!
 
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