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« on: January 15, 2008, 05:30:51 AM »

http://starcraft2.com/features/scboardgame.xml

Little late to be releasing a board game now aint it?
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« Reply #1 on: January 15, 2008, 05:32:15 PM »

I saw that at my local game shop (right next to World of Warcraft: The Board Game). Eighty bucks is a little much for me to drop on a board game I may never get to play, since my friends prefer to get together, get drunk, and play Apples to Apples anyways.
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« Reply #2 on: January 15, 2008, 06:47:37 PM »

It's tempting to pick up, and both my wife and I played quite a bit of Starcraft. However, if I'm dropping about 80 bucks on something from FFG, I need to pick up TI3.

The only thing that has held me up so far is the lack of time to play it, and the lack of a core gaming group to play it with.
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« Reply #3 on: January 15, 2008, 07:13:39 PM »

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get drunk, and play Apples to Apples anyways.

One time when the red card was "Hot" I played "Hiroshima, 1945".

I won.

We have similar kinds of friends I think. I'd probably be up for a Starcraft board game, but none of them would.
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« Reply #4 on: January 15, 2008, 09:42:42 PM »

same boat - i dont know if i could get 2 other people to play - i need geekier friends or a good "gaming group"

otherwise i would be all over this - i read the rules a while back and thought they sounded great.  plus it sure looks beautiful

oh and it seemed like the best games would have 6 players, as i think the board size (number of planets / systems) scales based on the number of players
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« Reply #5 on: January 15, 2008, 09:44:02 PM »

oh and as a side note, the more i read their rules and pick up their games - the more i realize i really love fantasy flight
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« Reply #6 on: January 18, 2008, 08:50:22 PM »

After reading a lot of the session reports and reviews, and looking at the starcraft overview video I decided to order this one. This could be the game I was hoping Twilight Imperium 3 would be: more emphasis on fighting, multiple game mechanics and victory conditions to keep it from dragging out, yet keeping that feel of having multiple races at war.

Plus, all my board gaming friends have played Starcraft so they'll be instantly familiar with the universe, and have a basic idea of each unit's combat value.

Oh, and here is the Starcraft overview video.
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« Reply #7 on: March 21, 2008, 02:59:29 AM »

I just played my 2nd game of starcraft this past sunday. I give it a thumbs up. We had 5 players so it was pretty interesting. I liked the way SC allows you set up your planets access routes. It made for some interesting strategy to try and force and attacker away from you. Also there are some cards in the game that allow you to change access routes which can really change the strategy. Also, you can lay down 4 orders on the map of planets. The interesting thing is they go in order from top to bottom so if you lay down and order and buddy lays one on top of yours, he get to play that one first which can really screw up your strategy. Makes for some cat and mouse moments.

The mechanism for building units and gathering resources to build them is pretty neat. I like the way they implemented it. Combat can be confusing at first but its really is simple once you understand it.

I haven't tried playing with less than 4 players so Im not sure how that would work out but the game emphasizes combat so if you like that, you will enjoy the game.
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« Reply #8 on: March 21, 2008, 04:49:40 PM »

Can you imagine taking a board game like this back to the past when they just had LIFE and Monopoly and such. Heads would explode. i WAS ONLY ABOUT 5 YEARS OLD WHEN d&d CAME OUT BUT i STILL REMEMBER THE HOOHAA OVER HOW AMAZING IT WAS. oF COURSE MY PARENT WOULD NOT BUY ANY DEVIL WORSHIPPING STUFF LIKE THAT smile

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« Reply #9 on: March 22, 2008, 01:46:26 AM »

I remember when Axis and Allies came out, that was pretty complex for the time.  I keep getting tempted to buy that one as well, I heard good things about the updated rules.
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« Reply #10 on: March 23, 2008, 04:17:29 PM »

Lets not forget Broadsides and Boarding Parties. It had ship to ship fights and melee combat via miniature figures. Still, for some reason I didn't even know it existed even when it was being sold in stores.
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