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I think Cockroach Poker has quickly become a top five and maybe top three filler game for me. Love this game. #cockroachpoker #fillergame #boardgaming #boardgames #boardgame #bgg #boardgamegeek #tabletopgames #twooffthetop #topfive #topthree #dreimagier
Today's post is a look at the new Target Exclusive, Jurassic Park: Danger! Adventure Strategy Game. You can find my site on my bio but for a TL:DR, we weren't a fan. The games nostalgia made it better than it actually was. #Jurassicpark #jurassicparkdanger #ravensburger #boardgaming #boardgames #boardgamegeek #bgg #boardgame #boardgamereview #review #tabletopgames #twooffthetop
With travel and vacation season approaching, games that are quick, light, and easy to explain are great companions. Spyfall, Loonacy, Get Bit! and others have two new additions to contend with as No Thanks and Cockroach Poker have arrived! #cockroachpoker #nothanks #travel #vacation #boardgaming #boardgames #boardgamegeek #bgg #loonacy #getbit #spyfall #tabletopgames #cardgames #twooffthetop
Just finished putting together my Twilight Struggle insert from @midgard_creative_studio. Really happy with how it turned out and how easy it was to assemble. Ready to tackle the Twilight Imperium 4th Edition insert next! #boardgaming #boardgames #boardgame #boardgamegeek #bgg #tabletopgames #twooffthetop #insert #organization #midgardcreativestudio #twilightstruggle #gmtgames
First time in our Gravwell careers that all ships have been tractor beamed into one another. #gravwell #boardgaming #boardgames #boardgame #boardgamegeek #bgg #renegadegames #tabletopgames #twooffthetop
This might have been one of the worst rounds of Azul in the history of gaming. Being stuck with tiles and realizing you played two colors in the wrong rows. I was actually impressed. #boardgaming #boardgames #boardgame #boardgamegeek #bgg #tabletopgames #Azul #twooffthetop
Sadly that doesnt include the for sale/for trade pile... #boardgaming #boardgames #boardgamegeek #boardgame #bgg #trade #forsale #shelfie #tabletopgames #twooffthetop
The dust has settles but it's all we can think about. For a look at how Saturday's inaugural game went, take a look at the link below. https://twooffthetop.com/2018/05/21/playing-twilight-imperium-4th-edition-for-the-first-time/ #twilightimperiumiv #twilightimperium #ti4 #twooffthetop #tabletopgames #boardgaming #boardgames #boardgame #boardgamegeek #bgg #fantasyflightgames #playthrough
It's finally happening. Initial set-up has been completed so we can jump into our first game ever of Twilight Imperium 4 tomorrow morning. Perfect amount of table space...for now. @ll_cool_draay @alksniscrossing @jackie.ohhhhhhh #twilightimperiumiv #twilightimperium #ti4 #boardgaming #boardgames #boardgame #boardgamegeek #bgg #tabletopgames #twooffthetop #preparation #fantasyflightgames
Today I posted about the gold standard for expansions for board games: Tuscany Essential Edition. I don't remember the last time we played just the base version of Viticulture and the new board adds so much while not changing the original feel of the base game. https://twooffthetop.com/2018/05/18/tuscany-essential-edition-review/ #viticulture #viticultureessentialedition #Tuscany #tuscanyessentialedition #boardgaming #boardgames #boardgame #boardgamegeek #bgg #review #tabletopgames #twooffthetop #expansion #stonemaiergames
Just built my @thebrokentoken mini-card holder. All about organization and efficiency so this should come in handy. Cards fit like a glove. The whole thing took less than five minutes to assemble. I went without glue but it seems very stable. Looking forward to seeing it in action. Might make me buy another! Another solid product from BT! #brokentoken #boardgaming #boardgames #boardgame #boadgamegeek #bgg #tabletopgames #twooffthetop #twilightimperiumiv #twilightimperium #organization
My order of Bescon dice arrived and I couldn't be happier. Very vibrant and sturdy. Looking to incorporate these into Twilight Imperium to give each race some additional flair. #dice #bescon #Bescondice #boardgaming #boardgames #boadgamegeek #boardgame #bgg #tabletopgames #twilightimperiumiv #twilightimperium #twooffthetop
Today's review looks at BEEEEES!, a light real-time dexterity dice-rolling game. I ended up liking this more than I originally thought. It's an ideal filler/change of pace style game. https://twooffthetop.wordpress.com/2018/05/14/beeeees-review/ #BEEEES #boardgaming #boardgames #boadgamegeek #boardgame #bgg #tabletopgames #review #twooffthetop #actionphasegames #indieboardsandcards
Does anything beat a surprise when you come home? Props to the best social media-less fiancee for ensuring I get my two favorite loves combined: dinosaurs and board games. Can't wait to see how this plays out! #ravensburger #Jurassicpark #dinosaur #dinosaurs #boardgaming #boardgames #boadgamegeek #boardgame #tabletopgames #twooffthetop
Today's blog post is a first look at Junk Orbit from Renegade Games. I got a chance to demo this earlier this year and finally got around to adding some additional thoughts! https://twooffthetop.wordpress.com/2018/05/11/first-look-at-junk-orbit/ #boardgaming #boardgames #boardgame #tabletopgames #junkorbit #renegadegames #review #twooffthetop
Today's review is for one of our favorite games of the past year, Clank! A Deck-Building Adventure. We were never big deck builder fans (and really still aren't) but Clank! resonated with us. https://twooffthetop.wordpress.com/2018/05/07/clank-a-deck-building-adventure-review/ #clank #renegadegames #boardgaming #boardgames #boadgamegeek #boardgame #bgg #tabletopgames #review #twooffthetop
Just want to share this two-player game of Gravwell between Rachel (black) and myself (blue). The photos are in order from round one to six with our last cards determining the victor. Such a tense and stressful game. #gravwell #renegadegames #boardgaming #boardgames #boardgame #boadgamegeek #tabletopgames #twooffthetop
Gravwell is absolutely addicting. Played it three times in a row at two-players. Can't wait to try with more. #gravwell #boardgaming #boardgames #boadgamegeek #boardgame #bgg #tabletopgames #renegadegames #twooffthetop
Trying out one of our new buys, Through the Desert. The camels are adorable. #throughthedesert #internationaltabletopday #boardgaming #boardgames #boadgamegeek #bgg #tabletopgames #twooffthetop #boardgame
It's international tabletop day! I was able to support my friendly local gaming store and take part of their sales today. Cannot wait to get these to the table. Huge shout out to @3rdeyegames ! #internationaltabletopday #friendlylocalgamestore #flgs #boardgaming #boardgame #boardgames #boadgamegeek #bgg #tabletopgames #twooffthetop #twilightimperium #throughthedesert #gravwell #getthemcguffin #marchoftheants #lordaofvegasup #thirdeyegames #3rdeyegames
It's a small detail that alters the game in absolutely no way but I love that Kepler-3042 offers male and female versions of each color. There are no stat differences or placement bonuses, just strictly the artwork reflects male and female. #boardgaming #boardgames #boadgamegeek #bgg #tabletopgames #twooffthetop #equality #Kepler #renegadegames
My first board game thrift store find was Labyrinth and this thing still sees the table at least once a month as it's the ultimate brain-off palette cleanser between some more "thinky" games. The most fun part that we've incorporated is that when you find your treasure, you make a noise to match that item, like for the Owl "Hoot Hoot"! As a side note, we're debating the magic labyrinth but haven't seen it played yet. Anyone have any comparisons? #labyrinth #boardgaming #boardgames #boadgamegeek #bgg #tabletopgames #themagiclabyrinth #twooffthetop
Myself and @ll_cool_draay attempted Kepler-3042 for the first time today. I wish there was a better player reference as we got a few rules wrong that really impacted our ability to explore the galaxy. That being said, we really liked it and it'll probably see the table again before the day is over as we try and break our top score of 18. #Kepler #3042 #boardgaming #boardgames #boadgamegeek #tabletopgames #bgg #twooffthetop #space
I spent the entire game being thwarted on every single turn. That's the good and bad of press your luck games. For the record, I was absolutely crushed by @alyhopefully @ll_cool_draay #boardgames #boardgaming #boadgamegeek #bgg #tabletopgames #twooffthetop #broomservice
A man can make some kind of fortune in the saloon world, or at least...that's what @alyhopefully is telling us. @ll_cool_draay #SaloonTycoon #boardgaming #boardgames #bgg #boadgamegeek #tabletopgames #twooffthetop
We have owned Sagrada for less than 24 hours and we've played it six times so far. Absolutely in love with this game. The variability between games due to the objectives is great and it scales so well. @alyhopefully @ll_cool_draay #Sagrada #boardgaming #boardgames #bgg #tabletopgames #abstracrgames #twooffthetop
Our two purchases just came in the mail today from CoolStuffInc, Kepler-3042 and Sagrada. Ive been wanting a space exploration game for some time so Kepler-3042 seems like a no brainer and after gushing about Azul, I was told to try out Sagrada and since I love abstract games, why not this stained-glass beauty? #Sagrada #Azul #abstracrgames #boardgames #boadgamegeek #bgg #Kepler -3042 #CoolStuffInc #tabletopgames #twooffthetop
It's at this point in the game that I'm giving the universal "all my troops are dead, the world is but an alien illusion" gesture. Very pleased with the blurb posted by @faza.board.game at http://www.thefaza.com/review-of-faza-by-two-off-the-top/ Looking forward to trying again and hopefully the next image will have my hands raised high. #Faza #boardgames #boadgamegeek #bgg #Unpub #paxeast #tabletopgames #boardgaming #twooffthetop
A game I don't hear enough about (unless people are talking about their most underrated game) is Broom Service. This is such a fun, colorful, and thematic pick-up-and-delivery game that has some of the best player interaction of any game I've played. The risk/reward when selecting cards is such a gamble to be weighed. It also scales so well no matter how many players are in the game. The replayability is high with the easy to incorporate variants and the double-sided board. I'm never not impressed when we break this out. #broomservice #boardgames #boadgamegeek #bgg #tabletopgames #alea #twooffthetop #ravensburger
#Repost @twooffthetop with @get_repost ・・・ Finally getting Smack Talk Showdown to the table and we are having a blast. This is hysterical #smacktalkshowdown #doubleturngames #boardgames #partygames #boadgamegeek #bgg #tabletopgames #twooffthetop
Rainy Sunday means Rachel hands my ass to me in Twilight Struggle. As Russia, she jumped to an early advantage and while I thwarted two victory attempts by her, she finally outmuscled me in our first round of Mid War. While the game lasted four rounds, it was basically over for the US in the beginning of round two. #twilightstruggle #boardgames #gmtgames #coldwar #bgg #boadgamegeek #tabletopgames #twooffthetop
Breaking out Medici for some quick bidding action. Bested @jackie.ohhhhhhh by one was the highlight of the game. #Medici #boardgames #boadgamegeek #bgg #tabletopgames #twooffthetop
As the red player, I got killed. Had two items snatched from me the turn before. Heartbreaking. #Trajan #StefanFeld #boardgames #boadgamegeek #bgg #tabletopgames #twooffthetop
Back on our grind after a brief board game hiatus. Trajan hits the table again as we try to master this mancala. #boardgames #boadgamegeek #bgg #tabletopgames #mancala #StefanFeld #Trajan #twooffthetop
Getting the other side of Clank! The Mummy's Curse played through today before Wrestlemania! Really interested in seeing what, if any, differences the board offers compared to the other side. #Clank #clankthemummyscurse #themummyscurse #boardgames #boadgamegeek #bgg #wrestlemania #tabletopgames #twooffthetop
One of my first #thriftstorefinds was #labyrinth . Absolutely love this step above filler game. #boardgames #boadgamegeek #bgg #tabletopgames #twooffthetop
Giving #Cog another go. At three-players, it was a little easier to create some words and having one play under my belt definitely helped. Still unsure if I like it. Very imaginative and inventive but it frustrates me since you can't complete all you want to do. And not like a Feld game where you want one more turn. It kinda just pitters out and that's it. It probably has another play in our rotation to see if it solidifies a spot. #boadgamegeek #boardgames #bgg #tabletopgames #twooffthetop
Knocked out a three-player game of #Trajan . I was getting slaughtered in the first two rounds as I couldn't meet the demands of the people but ended up rolling militarily and winning by ten. It's no #CastlesofBurgundy but this is easily my second favorite Feld game. #StefanFeld #boardgames #boadgamegeek #bgg #tabletopgames #twooffthetop
Love it when a plan comes together in the early rounds #CastlesofBurgundy #boadgamegeek #boardgames #bgg #tabletopgames #twooffthetop
Played #kodama for the first time. It was cute but not very difficult. I also wasnt a fan of the constant scoring. Made a #fillergame a little too long. Might need another play through before I completely dismiss it though. #boardgames #boadgamegeek #tabletopgames #bgg #twooffthetop
Enjoying #clankthemummyscurse so far. Initial thoughts: We like the board layout so far. We've only tried the non-diamond side Most paths have something in the tunnels you have to contend with, which we like as it adds a touch of difficulty to the game. We only saw maybe 1/4th of the cards from the expansion in a two-player game. What we did see, we liked and bought up immediately. Lots of teleportation. The curses and the mummy provide more umph to the push-your-luck style the game provides. I'm not sure how often we'll purchase the Ankh. The bonus of healing one is nice...but is that better than a key or backpack? We didn't find the mummy much and were a little disappointed with the lack of interaction. We hoped for more conflict but may be it's due to not seeing as many of the new cards we thought we would. If you like #Clank , you'll enjoy the expansion. It adds more of what you like without straying too far. Nothing in the game is drastically altered (which could be good or bad depending on your likes). I can't wait to play more and try the other side. #boardgames #boardgamegeek #bgg #twooffthetop #tabletopgames #renegadegames
In #clankthemummyscurse , Nikki the dragon is now green! I wish they would have given a name to the mummy but I guess that's up to us (or you all!) to decide. Edit: I'm mistaken, one of them does have a name. The fearsome Croxobek! I'm also hoping for an insert or something soon so I can fit #clank , #sunkentreasures , and #themummyscurse all in the same box! #boardgames #boadgamegeek #bgg #twooffthetop #tabletopgames
Tonight we will be playing the brand new #expansion to #Clank , #themummyscurse . Super excited to get this to the table and see what new twists and turns #renegadegames has in store for us. #boardgames #boadgamegeek #bgg #tabletopgames #twooffthetop
Decided to introduce my parents to some #StefanFeld with #CastlesofBurgundy . With absolutely no idea what anything meant besides number to number and color to color, they somehow managed to finish first and third behind the #allboateverything strategy. Absolutely flabbergasted. #boadgamegeek #boardgames #Easter #bgg #tabletopgames #twooffthetop
#baseball is back and with it comes the return of #bottomofthe9th to our rotation. We'll see what Manny Burgerhead and Hurricane Patriss have in store for us #boardgames #boadgamegeek #bgg #tabletopgames #twooffthetop
A much more "our pace" #GoNutsForDonuts . Also just realized that I play almost all of my games upside down...anyone else have this issue? #boardgames #boadgamegeek #tabletopgames #bgg #twooffthetop
Moved onto a much more relaxed but frantic game of #Loonacy . Our reflexes are deteriorating which I think was a contributing factor to my mom besting us once #boardgames #boadgamegeek #tabletopgames #twooffthetop
Family game night at the parents house! #Chinatown makes its second appearance in two days as I narrowly edge Rachel and my mom #boardgames #boadgamegeek #tabletopgames #bgg #twooffthetop
The night started with an introduction of #Clank to @ll_cool_draay , who emerged victorious in his first game. This was definitely a race as we both tried to get in and get out before other guests arrived. #boardgames #boadgamegeek #tabletopgames #Clank ! #bgg #twooffthetop
#CastlesofBurgundy was also on the docket for tonight. @jackie.ohhhhhhh pulled out the victory even though @ll_cool_draay pulled out to a commanding early lead. #boardgames #boadgamegeek #bgg #tabletopgames #twooffthetop
We have moved onto a terribly confusing game of #Istanbul . The difference between the terminology of money and rupees is too much for @jackie.ohhhhhhh #boardgames #boadgamegeek #bgg #tabletopgames #twooffthetop
Knee deep in a five-player game of the greatest #boardgame of all time, #Chinatown . The tension in the air is so thick #boadgamegeek #bgg #tabletopgames #twooffthetop
Preparing for an evening of #boardgames . Hoping to get #Chinatown to the table tonight, as well as #CosmicEncounter . Those two will help knock off some of our #10x10challenge . #Istanbul and #tigrisandeuphrates are new to the collection and I hope one or both see the table. Lastly, #Loonacy sits atop the throne as the perfect #fillergame . I'm sure something else will also be added to the pile. #boadgamegeek #tabletopgames #bgg #twooffthetop
We've moved onto a much more family friendly game of #uno #boardgames #twooffthetop
So...#Cog is the hardest game I've ever played. I'm terrible at #crossword #puzzles and #scrabble and this game doubled down on that. I used a lot of wildcards... #boardgames #boadgamegeek #twooffthetop #tabletopgames #doctorfinnsgames
One of our purchases from #Unpub was #Cog , a #workerplacement slash #crossword #puzzle #boardgame . We have to collect letters to spell out the words on our tiles over the course of seven turns (in a two-player game). I think I got the rules down so we'll see how this goes. For fun (well, no, not fun. More like health reasons), we're adding a workout die to roll each turn so we stay active. #boadgamegeek #bgg #tabletopgames #unpub8 #twooffthetop #doctorfinnsgames
My biggest surprise for the day was #dawnofanempire (which is also available on #tabletopsimulator on #steam in digital form), which has players vying for control by overtaking outposts, feeding their citizens, upgrading their infrastructure, and battling their opponents. There are elements of feudal combat (swordsman, archers, and siege machines) as well as magic. The game is played over two phases and five years, with each year featuring four seasons. This was the heaviest game I played the past two days but after two seasons, the play processed fluidly. I was very comfortable after one year. Why this was surprising was that this was a first time development of Dan and his brother. Everything clicked seamlessly as we processed through three years (with the game being over after another player took another's castle). Was it pefect? There were still some minor kinks to workout and some major play testing in the future. Really excited to check this out on steam and see what new implimentations come forth. #boardgames #boadgamegeek #tabletopgames #bgg #Unpub #unpub8 #swordyframegames #twooffthetop
Biggest hit of the day was #pickyeater , which is expecting to run on #Kickstarter later this year. The game is a fun set collection experience that really dives into the food world. I'm a big fan of food games, such as #GoNutsForDonuts and #sushigo and think this slots perfectly into that group. We actually enjoyed it more than sushi go. The game had some light 'take that' (which we loved) but also granted the ability to discard them for points if the players didn't want to be as aggressive. It was a quick game and the daisy chaining of combos was fun. There were a few fun puns to be discovered and we had a hearty laugh over "tempe tamper". This game is a must-watch for us, mostly due to Rachel being obsessed with food that has faces, but don't let her love of anatomically correct food dissuade you that this is an incredibly solid game. #boardgames #boadgamegeek #Unpub #unpub8 #bgg #tabletopgames #twooffthetop #happyharpygames @happyharpygames
First game of #UnPub8 today was #clearthedecks , a cooperative naval battle where players fought together against a ship utilizing a random assortment of cards given to them. The theme was heavily included in the artwork, iconography, and gameplay. You could really feel Chris' passion for all things nautical. My favorite aspect of the game was what happens when you whittle away and destroy a hull. All hulls need to be destroyed to win the game but once one is down to one card, the ship continues to fight back and you are forced to beat down each hull together. The game scaled wonderfully too with each ship design. Really excited to see more of this. #boardgames #boadgamegeek #Unpub #twooffthetop #bgg #tabletopgames #crispygames #crispygamesco
My favorite game of the day, hands down (no offense anyone else!), was #Faza , which is Farsi for Space Invader (or something similar. My apologies for butchering that. Its been a long day). My apologies for the lack of photos. I was having too much fun playing to document more thoroughly. Faza is a cooperative, modular tile laying, variable action power, non-sequential turn order adventure where you are trying to save the final city on Earth from annihilation from the alien threat. The game is scaleable for two- to five-players (with a solo option being looked at) and has players fighting drones and motherships together. It's a mixture of #pandemic and #forbiddenisland and #fallout all rolled into one. You play your turn until you're done. You could play all your cards or only one. This game requires teamwork as opposed to one player going and then hoping for the best before the next player goes. Last thoughts: this game is hard (which I loved). We lost and it wasn't even close. Made me want to play it again. Also, the artwork is amazing. For the theme, the artwork isn't too serious to scare off younger players and not too cartoonish to be a parody. The colors are eye catching and the symbolism is in place for our colorblind friend. I have nothing but good things to say about Faza. I cannot wait to see the finished product. Excellent work Ben. #boardgames #boadgamegeek #bgg #tabletopgames #twooffthetop #Unpub #unpub8
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