2008-03-26 Games and Stuff

I’ve been playing some Ghost Recon Advanced Warfighter 2 missions with a friend. Good times! :)

I think I’m going to buy some wargames or wargame-like boardgames. In Fear the Book #94 I heard various recommendations. So I think I’ll get up in a minute and walk over to a game shop to get:

  1. War of the Ring
  2. Hannibal: Rome vs. Carthage
  3. Battlelore (a successor to Memoir 44)

Yes, I’m planning to show them to my Squad Leader friends…

I hear Diplomacy is being reprinted. Why does the local shop not carry it? [1]

Update: I went to Bitli's Music & Game Shop, realized that it only opened at 11:00, waited in Café El Grecco with Claudia. At 11:20 there was still nobody there, so I went to Rien ne va plus. Can you believe that they seem not to have a website?

I bought Battlelore and Tide of Iron based on the recommendations of the sales guy at Rien ne va plus.

They had neither War of the Ring nor Hannibal: Rome vs. Carthage in stock. Both of them are available at Bitli’s Music & Game Shop. Heh. :)

They did have Memoir ’44, and it seemed simpler than the two I bought. Maybe I should have bought that instead? Or I’ll buy it later. ;)


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Good times indeed! Take care not to confound the fun factor from Ghost Recon with board games. Tension and threat vs. strategy and planning. Board games are still a lot of fun, I simply like moving the ‘Tötzeli’ around :-)

– Mircea 2008-03-26 09:50 UTC

Have you played A Ticket to Ride? They even have a Swiss version!

Not a particularly relevant post, since you were mentioning war/strategy boardgames, but I think A Ticket to Ride has a lot of subtle nuances that make it a great game, without being terribly complicated. Not that I didn’t always enjoy the 30 minutes it would take us to set up our Axis & Allies games…

– Adrian 2008-03-26 11:02 UTC

Heh, Ticket to Ride does in fact sound quite interesting! Right now I’m stocking up on strategy games, however, to fill the gap between Go and Squad Leader. :)

AlexSchroeder 2008-03-26 13:57 UTC