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August 10th, 2011, 16:13
Originally Posted by Arhu View Post
Thanks, I'm going to try and get Arkham Horror as my birthday present in November. I only hope my spouse and friends will like it. If not, I read it's a great single player game too. Either way, it sounds fantastic.
It is a complex game that needs some preparation/dedication to play. But the co-operative gameplay have been appreciated among the non-boardgamers we played with.

Originally Posted by Arhu View Post
Since we are basically all board game beginners, I'm trying to initiate them with the trading/building/crafting card game San Juan first.

Oh, and I'd love to go ahead and play Twilight Imperium (Third Edition) … but I fear the requirements are way too high: finding likeminded people who are interested in learning and then playing a big, complex sci-fi board game that can last at least a couple hours. Guess I'll have to keep playing 4x space games on the PC…
I haven't played San Juan, but I did play Twilight Imperium. It is a heavy game indeed, but I found it fairly well balanced. Each race have their own advantage and playstyle. But there is an action that just give victorypoints that make the game a bit boring. Many have houseruled that card.

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