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  • spaceghoti
    +5

    Wil Wheaton's Tabletop series.

    • caelreth
      +4

      True, I don't really think of it as a review, but it really is - along with a fun view anyway.

      • spaceghoti
        +4

        Granted, it's a one-sided review. If Wil doesn't like it he won't play it on the show, but the fact that he doesn't play a game on the show doesn't necessarily mean he doesn't like it. He just uses it to showcase games that he likes and thinks can be demonstrated live on video.

  • Apocafist (edited 3 years ago)
    +4

    For me its a mix of some youtube channels and BoardGameGeek. On the YouTube side there is Tabletop which can be fun. I've seen games on it that made skip the game because I didn't find it interesting or the game mechanics weren't what I wanted in a game. And while some people may not like them some of the reviews people put on Amazon can be informative.

    Finally my favorite way to discover a new game to play is when I go to PAX East. I'd sit down and learn a game on the fly. If its easy enough to learn I may buy it that weekend and enjoy with my friends during late nights or early mornings of our trip. The game Ascension is a good example of it. We learned it at their booth. Picked up a copy and played it at the hotel later on at night.

    There was a board game thread not long ago. I tried to find it but had no success. People listed a bunch of games they liked. These are the ones we play the most at my place:

    Ticket to Ride - Very easy to learn and fun. Settlers of Cattan Cyclades - Fun game. Reminds me of Clash of the Titans a bit. Ascension - Easy to learn. It has many different editions out, so I suggest going with the newest one. Cards Against Humanity

    There is a Marvel cooperative card game that is a bit long to set up but fun. I think there is an Alien version of it out now. Resident Evil was another card based game we've had a good time with. I played Star Realms at Pax this year and had a good time with it. Its a two player space ship combat card game. A game that was harder to learn (for me anyway), but good once you get it going was Puerto Rico. Another one I'm a bit slow to get is Android: Net Runner.

    I could be misremembering but I think I've heard Pandemic is good game.

    *fixed some misspelled words

    • charredbysin
      +2

      Pandemic is a great game, full of cooperative strategy and varying levels of difficulty.

      Is the Marvel cooperative card game you're thinking of Sentinels of the Multiverse? Or is it something else?

  • caelreth
    +4

    Sadly, I don't have a recommendation - but I will watch this thread for suggestions. Haven't played too many board games of late, but would like to get back in to them now that my kids are getting older.

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