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« on: December 05, 2012, 04:38:49 PM »

As the thread says, list the Boardgame, Card Game and any Pen 'n' Paper RPG that you think was the best released in 2012. Expansions are fine and  RPGs can be any core rule book, setting or supplement. If you don't have a choice for a category don't worry and if you feel you have to list more than 1 go for it.  slywink
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« Reply #1 on: December 05, 2012, 04:51:31 PM »

Best Boardgame: Leviathans by Catalyst Game Labs

I've played this game a number of times at game meets and it fits the bill for me as a cool to look at and fun to play game. Some would probably call it a miniatures game with all the various expansions available for it, but I think it straddles the line and leans a bit more on the boardgame side. And its from the awesome Catalyst Game Labs - what more can I say.

Best Card Game: Nightfall: The Coldest War by Alderac Entertainment Group

I don't own it yet, but have played it and found it to be great fun. It's an expansion of the earlier released Nightfall game, but they allowed it to be played stand alone which is much appreciated. I like just about anything cold war related and that this throws horror on top of that seals the deal for me. It kind of reminds me of my Weird Wars RPG settings. slywink

Best Pen 'n' Paper RPG: The Midgard Campaign Setting by Open Design/Kobold Quarterly

Before this released in October, I'd already been running adventures in the Northlands region and the City of Zobeck found within the setting. All around this is an awesome setting to campaign in and It's great that all the regions are now referenced in 1 book.  I love the fact that it has support for both the AGE (DragonAGE) and Pathfinder RPG's. They've also published a Midgard Bestiary for D&D 4e, so I imagine it's playable with that system too. I've personally adapted it to True20 and it plays very well with that system.
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« Reply #2 on: December 05, 2012, 05:55:02 PM »

Best board game: 

I'm torn between Zombicide and Mice and Mystics.   Zombicide is just too much fun to play, but the solid production values and story behind M&M is really good too.
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« Reply #3 on: December 05, 2012, 10:25:38 PM »

Tough call.  I think it's between Legendary (Marvel), Mice and Mystics, and Star Wars Miniatures.
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« Reply #4 on: December 06, 2012, 12:34:07 AM »

Legendary wins out with Mice and Mystics a close second
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« Reply #5 on: December 06, 2012, 05:24:19 PM »


I haven't played it yet, but from the videos I've seen, I'm concerned that the Legendary hype is mostly new game hype.  I could be wrong though.
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« Reply #6 on: December 06, 2012, 06:11:14 PM »

I usually just stick to a few games like this at a time, so my selections aren't great. I'd like to throw a vote out for X-Wing: The Miniatures game even if it isn't technically a board game, card game or RPG.
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« Reply #7 on: December 07, 2012, 06:44:49 PM »

Quote from: TiLT on December 06, 2012, 06:11:14 PM

I usually just stick to a few games like this at a time, so my selections aren't great. I'd like to throw a vote out for X-Wing: The Miniatures game even if it isn't technically a board game, card game or RPG.

I was thinking miniatures were implied in the boardgame category, considering that many of the popular offering these days seem to pan the miniatures-boardgame genres. If I can post a vote for Leviathans, you can certainly post one for X-Wing miniatures. slywink
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« Reply #8 on: December 07, 2012, 08:16:37 PM »

Quote from: kronovan on December 07, 2012, 06:44:49 PM

Quote from: TiLT on December 06, 2012, 06:11:14 PM

I usually just stick to a few games like this at a time, so my selections aren't great. I'd like to throw a vote out for X-Wing: The Miniatures game even if it isn't technically a board game, card game or RPG.

I was thinking miniatures were implied in the boardgame category, considering that many of the popular offering these days seem to pan the miniatures-boardgame genres. If I can post a vote for Leviathans, you can certainly post one for X-Wing miniatures. slywink

It was on my list, too.
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« Reply #9 on: December 13, 2012, 04:56:02 PM »

Omen by Small Box Games.  I know, I know...I sound like a broken record with all my fanboy support of that little indie developer.   icon_biggrin
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