DrBroel's forum posts

#1 Edited by DrBroel (106 posts) -

@bisonhero: Eldritch is what you should try/buy first. It's the better game. But if you add a lot of expansions onto Arkham you can make a very big 8 hour game, and sometimes your group might be looking for that.

Cosmic Encounter is very light, but is better than a lot of newer hyped light negotiation games.

#2 Posted by DrBroel (106 posts) -

@ballsleon: How much is OGRE Designer edition going for these days?

#3 Posted by DrBroel (106 posts) -

@bane: I've played XCOM. It's only okay. If you are going to buy a real time co-op board game, I strongly recommend you get Space Alert instead.

#4 Edited by DrBroel (106 posts) -

It feels like the author is trying to manipulatively praise his own personality and pop culture interests. Instead of trying to convince the reading that these thing are good, he creates a world where believing these things are good is the only option.

#5 Posted by DrBroel (106 posts) -

Doomtown: Reloaded, Android: Netrunner, Magic, Mage Wars, Race for the Galaxy, Lord of the Rings LCG, Warhammer 40,000 Conquest.

I'm pretty excited for A Game of Thrones LCG (Second Edition) coming next month.

#6 Posted by DrBroel (106 posts) -

How long will the beta last?

#7 Posted by DrBroel (106 posts) -

So I guess after Predator the next Legendary Encounters will be Firefly in late 2016. That sounds pretty awesome.

#8 Posted by DrBroel (106 posts) -

Eldritch Horror is really good, I'm glad I own it, but if you are looking for a large highly thematic co-op game I'd recommend Robinson Crusoe: Adventure on the Cursed Island over it. It tells a more cohesive story and the theme is just completely engrossing. But both are worth getting and if you are a big fan of the Lovecraft theme then Eldritch is the one you should get.

#9 Edited by DrBroel (106 posts) -

Eldritch Horror is more streamlined than Arkham and has higher variety between the Old Ones you choose for each game. Each Old One has its own research deck that you resolve cards from to get clue tokens. Each Old One also has its own randomized objectives, which you have to beat 3 of to win the game.

Playtime should be shorter in Eldritch (a little over 2 hours) but depending on how things go it can still get pretty long, but your longest game of Eldrich (3 hours) will never be as long as your longest game of arkham (5 hours).

#10 Posted by DrBroel (106 posts) -

Keyflower is fantastic. There is some debate over the balance of some tiles and unfairness if a winter tile you need doesn't come out in winter. It is also the most cutthroat two player game I've ever played, so maybe play with more than two if you aren't okay with that.

All that said it is probably one of the most inventive and elegantly design games I have ever played. Amazing production value as well.