Last game we played before we graduated college and went our separate ways, and it couldn’t have begun in a more hilarious manner. Here’s the order of things:
1. On his first turn, my male friend drew Change Sex.
2. On his second turn, my male-turned-female friend drew the Amazon, scoring him-as-a-her a free treasure.
3. The treasure the Amazon gave him-as-a-chick was the Broad Sword, only usable by females, which he now was.
3.5. There was a Chicken on His/Her Head at some point I guess.
I think this ranks up there with “Divine Intervention winning the game for multiple Clerics at once.”
So I’m not sure “Ultimate Talisman” is actually how it is referred to, but basically we set up the main game of Talisman with all the current expansions, with the dragon expansion off to the side.
Apparently there are two ways to play the Dragon expansion. The first of which is you stick it in with one of two sides face up over the center of the board, replacing the original way to beat the game. The second of which is using the other side of the board as a board expansion, reachable only after getting through all the nasty crap you normally have to do to win the game.
This is probably the fourth time I’ve played Talisman so far, but it turned out to be the most brutal yet. There was four of us playing (my friend, his wife, another friend and myself). The first friend and his wife both died and had to get new characters maybe three or four times during the game while me and my other friend wound up surviving the entire game on our original characters.
My character came out of the Dragon Expansion, and probably only survived from her special skill (underlined on the photo). What sucked was she starts off with 2 strength. And during the first couple of hours of the game I kept having fights that came to a draw (meaning I lost no health) or was able to run away.
By the end of the game I had 10 base strength, plus an additional 11 or so from other things versus the red dragon boss. Even though the boss is random, in the end it was the one I was most effective against.
The best part of the game came when my friends were all almost prepared to try to join me on the last part of the board and my friend (whose wife had since gone to bed) drew the worst card he could:
which this card wipes out every card on the board. Initially it is just the region that player is in, but, the red dragon was the boss at the time so it meant every card on the board had to go away. This basically meant nobody else besides me had a chance to get to the last boss without spending another hour playing.
Here is what the board looked like before the card was drawn:
You can see me off to the far right on the dragon board fixing to win the game.
My last play had me draw a card that let me teleport anywhere in my current region, so I skipped the last several encounters and went straight to the final boss.
Since my strength was so high we determined the boss could not roll high enough to beat me, and called the game there.
In the end we spent about 5 1/2 hours playing, and it was the first time I’ve won at this game.
So that was the end to one of the best days ever for me, since earlier that day I found out I passed my last class for my degree and will be receiving my BS in Computer Science.
A really tense game of #pandemic One turn away from finding the last cure when the 8th outbreak struck. Losing is such fun. If you find you have the sniffles tonight that may be our fault. We’re so very sorry.
We enjoy playing board games in our household, and Tabletop has been a great place to look for new games to play. Recently my 5 year old has gotten interested in joining in. We has a learning disability, and they have been a great way to teach him counting and planning. Here he wins a game of Star Fluxx with the Landing Party!