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boardgamebreakdown

@boardgamebreakdown@mas.to

Just a guy putting up board game reviews and How to Play videos.

Also love listening to metal, emo, and punk music. Do Power BI for a living. Have three kids, two dogs, and a wonderful wife.

Http://www.boardgamebreakdown.com

https://youtube.com/channel/UCy1z-FbMXu68DscD9q68bEQ

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boardgamebreakdown, to random
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Our 11 year old son, who is on the spectrum, is in the midst of facing a lot of challenges. Since we started fostering him at 2.5 years old, we have poured every ounce of time and strength into helping him navigate life. Recently though, he had to be admitted into a residential facility to ensure both him and our other kids safety.

We are seeking out a service dog for him for when he returns home later in the year. Any boosts or donations are greatly appreciated.

https://gofund.me/44d7bce4

boardgamebreakdown, to boardgames
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I'm working on a lot of stuff right now, including, but not limited to:

  1. Full gameplay explanation of Wayfarers video
  2. Two vids on Flamecraft, one guest starring my youngest daughter
  3. Fox Experiment video and write up

But if you'd like to check out my latest video, click the link below and take 4 minutes out of your day to learn about Wayfarers of the South Tigris from

https://youtu.be/1XntaQxsed8

boardgamebreakdown, to boardgames
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Toying around with changing up the style of my YouTube thumbnails for my reviews. Any opinion on old vs new? Putting a poll in the comments if you want to vote! Old style is the one with the white on left, new is the other.

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boardgamebreakdown, (edited )
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See previous comment for pictures

boardgamebreakdown,
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@mellow What about this version?

boardgamebreakdown,
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@golgaloth Thanks for your input!

boardgamebreakdown, to boardgames
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My video on Wayfarers of the South Tigris is out now! This video will give you a run down in 4 minutes on how the game plays.

Unfortunately, the long form video had some corrupted audio that I'm going to have to re-do this weekend. So, if you were looking forward to the full setup and gameplay explanation, you'll have to wait just a little bit longer.

https://youtu.be/1XntaQxsed8

boardgamebreakdown, to vinyl
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Early morning spins and plays.

On the turntable, the brand new #VampireWeekend #vinyl

On the #BoardGame table, another solo game of #WayfarersOfTheSouthTigris

#BoardGames #TableTopGaming #NowSpinning #Records

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boardgamebreakdown, to vinyl
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is such a great band. If you like the sound of , then give AGO a try. I find myself spinning this album the least out of their LPs, but whenever I put it on, I'm reminded how good it is. Plus, it's a really nice colorway.

boardgamebreakdown, (edited ) to boardgames
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Working on a new set of vids and text reviews. What do yall want to see first? Comment solo or multiplayer if you have a preference.

#BoardGames #BoardGame #TableTopGaming #Gaming #TableTop

boardgamebreakdown, to boardgames
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Another 2 player game of in the books. Linds won AGAIN by 2 single points. We went much faster this time, probably closer to 30 or 40 minutes and handling the third wheel AI was much smoother.

Something about this game is just a lot of fun to me.

Two of my foxes I crafted in the last round
The main board at the end of a 2 player game

veritastabletop, to boardgames
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Not an RPG, but just played a round of Final Girl by Van Ryder Games (a board game), and. Every time I play this game, I’m so amazed by just how good it is paced and structured. I don’t think I’ve ever won “easily”. Really captures the horror movie structure of almost dying and making a desperate last stand.

boardgamebreakdown,
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@veritastabletop Totally agree that they hit the theme out of the park on these (at least the ones I've played.)

You definitely have to be ok with the luck going against you from the very beginning and losing quick but I think that adds to the general chaos and makes a win even sweeter.

boardgamebreakdown,
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@veritastabletop I own Carnival, frightmare on Maple Lane, and sacred Grove. Carnival and Maple are my faves.

If you care to see my thoughts, here is a 3 min video and some written reviews.

https://youtu.be/ISZsro7W2hw?si=-494zTm2MaPDlxqF

https://boardgamebreakdown.com/final-girl-frightmare-on-maple-lane/

https://boardgamebreakdown.com/final-girl-slaughter-in-the-groves/

I also recently painted the series 1 #miniatures and chronicled my thoughts on that journey.

https://boardgamebreakdown.com/final-girl-miniature-painting/

boardgamebreakdown, to boardgames
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For my birthday today, I received another loss in #solo #Scholars of the South Tigris but I got a lot closer compared to my first game.

I'm really liking this #game so far but not sure yet if I like it, or #Wayfarers more.

#BoardGames #BoardGame #TableTop #TableTopGaming #Gaming

boardgamebreakdown, to boardgames
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Finished my first #solo game of Scholars of the South Tigris and lost 60 to 42. I didn't really understand the flow for about half the game so I think I will be more confident on my second go round. The AI scores a ton for retiring translators and early on, I let him control too many guilds so he scored a lot on the early Caliph cards.

Question: the AI can translate scrolls of the same language? They just score that condition as many times as they translated?

#BoardGames #BoardGame

boardgamebreakdown, to boardgames
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I started over on my first #solo game of Scholars of the South Tigris as I was playing a portion wrong.

I can totally see why the weight is over 4 on BGG; there are a lot of things going on and you have to have a lot of foresight and planning to make things work out.

Hopefully I can finish tomorrow night and see how bad I lose.

#BoardGames #BoardGame #TableTop #TableTopGaming #Gaming #Games ##GarphillGames

boardgamebreakdown, to boardgames
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So, I've played 4 #solo games of Wayfarers and I think I'm getting worse lol. I definitely peaked on my second game.

Time to pack it away and try out Scholars for the first time.

#BoardGames #GarphillGames #BoardGame #TableTop #TableTopGaming #Gaming #Games

boardgamebreakdown, to boardgames
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Are you a fan of #ArkNova, but not sure if you need to pick up the expansion #MarineWorlds?

Take a read through my review below to see all the details.

https://boardgamebreakdown.com/ark-nova-marine-worlds-review/

#BoardGames #BoardGame #TableTop #TableTopGaming #Gaming #Games

boardgamebreakdown,
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@kimu Thanks for reading!

boardgamebreakdown,
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@bart Have you tried the solo variant? It's a lot of fun but might not be worth it to pick up the expansion for only solo.

boardgamebreakdown, to boardgames
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This happens every time she learns a new game! And this came from my wife's mouth so I'm not bad talking.

First 1/2 of game, she is disinterested in learning something new.

Third quarter of the game, she wants to cry because it's all too much to take in.

Last quarter of the game, it all clicks and then she wins.

Tonight she won 48 to 47 in and followed the exact path laid out above. It's amazing.

boardgamebreakdown,
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@lordsplodge Sounds so familiar!

boardgamebreakdown, to boardgames
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In the middle of teaching my wife . I hope she likes it!

boardgamebreakdown,
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@lordsplodge Honestly, I couldn't tell lol. And as soon as it was over, she went to sleep so i haven't had a chance to ask her.

boardgamebreakdown, to boardgames
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An extra early game of Wayfarers this morning as I woke up and couldn't get back to sleep. I did much better compared to last night. 76 to 76 (against the space AI) and I won the tie breaker.

boardgamebreakdown,
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@leberschnitzel so much like Viscounts, the actual differing mechanisms works a lot better than the rulebook leads you to believe. I was pretty perplexed reading the book and thinking what in the world is this mess? But it definitely comes together. Only judging solo, but it seems the Journaling AI is going to be super difficult to beat. I will reserve my official opinion till I play against all 4. I like that the AI deck is a slick 6 cards and that's it.

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