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Lazarus

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Re: Latest Gets?
« Reply #3540 on: March 12, 2020, 08:06:24 PM »
Got a pile of monster board games!  Got a few on sale and grabbed The Shining at Target because I was weak.

Raxxon - Got this one on sale.  It's set in the same world as the Dead of Winter zombie games.  You play as specialists working for a corporation (That may or may not have caused the problem) and you have to evacuate a city of healthy citizens while the  zombie plague burns through the populace.

Zombie Terror - 2 player Survivors vs Zombies game.  Players face off across multiple scenarios.

The Shining - Pretty excited about this one.  Same design studio as Horrified.  3-5 players act as caretakers at the Overlook and have to survive the 4 months of the off season.  One player can start the game as corrupted in a variant play mode, but the standard game determines if any of you lose your heads each round and attack the others.  If ANYONE dies, you lose. 

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Re: Latest Gets?
« Reply #3541 on: March 12, 2020, 09:38:18 PM »
Got a few on sale and grabbed The Shining at Target because I was weak.

There's a board game based on The Shining?
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Re: Latest Gets?
« Reply #3542 on: March 12, 2020, 10:57:27 PM »
It's VERY new.  And pretty affordable!  Your friendly local game store and Target are carrying it.

https://www.target.com/p/mixlore-the-shining-board-game/-/A-76614883 

Mixlore is the name of the company distributing it, just so you guys know.
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Re: Latest Gets?
« Reply #3543 on: March 26, 2020, 01:02:23 PM »


Another horror adjacent game. Gloomy Graves.  The theme caught my eye and i picked it up with a few small games in case I ended up not being able to leave the house in coming days.  You play as a gravedigger in a fantasy world where epic battles constantly rage and someone has to dispose of the magical creature corpses.

We got to play it last night and I really liked it.  The cards are small, but it takes a bit of space on the table, especially the longer the game goes on for.  Each player has a personal graveyard, and there's a central mass grave that grows a bit every turn.  The goal is to collect points cards that are earned by having the required number of adjacent graves for the creature type that are all touching.

Here's the best example of play I could find with a quick google search.


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Re: Latest Gets?
« Reply #3544 on: April 02, 2020, 08:01:08 PM »
Family member sent me these Space Ace and Eddie figures for my birthday a while back. I set them up with my Alice figure (purchased at Amoeba Music a couple of yrs ago \m/)

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« Reply #3545 on: April 04, 2020, 12:23:17 PM »
Bought another game!

Mr. Jack Pocket.  Mr. Jack is a 2 player Jack the Ripper game.  One player is the killer, and the other, the police trying to track him down.  Mr. Jack Pocket is a SUPER streamlined version of that experience.  Also the generic investigator is replaced by Sherlock Holmes and Dr. Watson!

Just to give you an idea of how stripped down this is, here is the board from the normal game



And here is an example of play for pocket.



I really like this a lot.  It plays in less than 15 minutes, and is cheap, so it's quite worthwhile.  Especially when I only really have my brother to play games with at the moment.