Boardgames and lesser pursuits
Open Thread — Battleship Galaxies, Earth Reborn or Conquest of Nerath?
Written by taogaming
June 28, 2011 at 4:48 pm
Posted in Open Thread
Tagged with Battleship Galaxies, Conquest of Nerath, Earth Reborn
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I own Earth Reborn; and have Conquest of Nerath and Battleship Galaxies shipping in together from CSI hopefully next week.
So… IMHO all three.
Earth Reborn seems the toughest pick, as it is essentially a 2-player only game, fairly complex (~40 pages of programmed instruction), and the theme has that slightly off kilter French sci-fi vibe to it. You might have difficulty getting it to the table. I’m looking for someone to give it a shot with me, so I recommend try before you buy.
On the other hand, Nerath appears to be a fixed four player game, so that too may be limiting. Previews seem describe it as essentially Axis and Allies: D&D. Appeals strongly to me, but YMMV.
Of the three… Galaxies is the most intriguing with a strong Heroscape lineage and with expansions on the way. Plus… a good tactical space game is something missing from my collection. The Three Moves Ahead podcast recently gave an excellent session report via their preview copy.
June 28, 2011 at 10:30 pm
Earth Reborn is really a unique game with not much in common with the Space Hulk lineage that one might assume. The innovation there in my opinion is previously unmatched integration of adventure game theme and Euro mechanics. It is not a dicefest but rather quite a heavy game.
Theoretically there are 3-4 player rules and scenarios up online (the game already came with the necessary components). I have not gotten to them yet, but see no reason why they should not work.
Having read your blog awhile, I think there is enough meat in ER for me to recommend it to you. Personally I intend to also get the other, by all indications much lighter, games.
June 29, 2011 at 1:39 am
While I’m excited about Galaxies, you left out Battle Beyond Space… shame on you,
June 29, 2011 at 10:38 am
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