Discussion in 'General Chat' started by Pheonom, Sep 29, 2017.
Apart from Warhammer...
I love warhammer. It beats chess in terms of visual elements, hobby, lore, etc. However, when it comes to skill, Warhammer pales in comparison to Chess. It's not even close.
I have heard of this game, it looks pretty cool, especially the giant ship custom models!
Lots of great games out there. I have played/own these:
Warhammer 6th-8th ed (Lizardmen and Bretonnians)
Warhammer 40K (some Black Templars and Orks, but I haven't played since the Battle for Maccrage boxed set)
Mordheim (only one game ever but always making more terrain)
Test of Honour (a samurai miniatures game but I haven't assembled anything yet)
Chess (agreed, it is THE classic board game)
Risk (classic, STAR WARS, and STAR TREK versions, plus LOTR)
Pandemic (save the world before everyone dies!)
Weapons and Warriors (an old one we played as kids, bridges the gap between board game and 3D tabletop siege!)
Betrayal at House on the Haunted Hill (AWESOME game I don't own yet; think an old Scooby Doo cartoon except one of the team is the secret bad guy!)
Also a short list of Card Games:
Bang (AWESOME game, very fast paced 4-6+ player game mimicing a wild-west shootout/mexican standoff!)
Munchkin (another awesome card game, like a silly version of dungeon and dragons. I have played the regular version, and we have the Wild West and Pirate versions at home)
Phase 10 (my entire family plays whenever we get together)
As a kid I also enjoyed making up board games to play with my siblings. There was one that was based on Harry Potter, where we all went to "school" for a year searching for clues to spell incantations in a board that actually looked like Hogwarts. I have the board somewhere, if I find it I will take a picture. The second one was called "Knights Kingdom," and was based on the principles of the game Pirates Cove, except you were knights travelling through the kingdom defeating quests and gaining skills in four seperate realms around the castle based on the elements: Ignis, Aura, Aquaba, and Terra I think. It was pretty fun, but I don't think I ever finished making all the cards that were supposed to go with it. Another shelved project for another day!
Never played Mordheim itself, but a long time ago when I was still at school, one of my friends (coincidentally a Bretonnian player) organised a Mordheim mission to play in Fantasy, which was rather fun. Of course our units couldn't very well traverse walkways but we set up the terrain as a settlement with lots of streets for our units to move around in.
I've heard of Test of Honour - Warlord Games publish it. I was thinking of starting Hail Caesar, Warlord's ancients game, as the Ancient Britons, but recently I've been too distracted by Warhammer.
My university's games society has Betrayal at the House on the Hill - haven't played it myself, but may consider joining in sometime. Another game I've played there is Warhammer: Chaos in the Old World, where you can be one of the 4 Chaos gods and demolish stuff!!!!!!!
I don't play that many card games, but I have a copy of a Star Wars: Episode I card game that I do enjoy playing. Quite a simple yet fun game with many different combinations of decks and characters.