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DOOM 2016: The Board Game

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I bought it when it came out and i love it, i didn't bought it for $100 but since i had to import it i ended up paying more or less that

It really depends if you have the friends to play it and if you are into boardgames, gameplay wise i think it's good, you are at the mercy of what cards you have in your hand, but then again, pretty much every boardgame has it's fair amount of randomness and chance, also some maps really favor the marines and revenants are kinda OP, but overall i really enjoy it and it's one of my favorite boardgames, so if you are into boardgames it's a good game. Also the figures are amazing

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19 hours ago, Tompig said:

How did it compare to the doom 3 board game? 

 

I remember buying the Doom 3 board game, spending 30 min trying to piece together the board and understanding the rules, then giving up and never touching it again. I literally never played a single match.

 

And then there is also another problem...with whom are you going to play with? The problem with these types of games is that unless you know some extremely nerdy people nobody is going to play with you. In fact, even if you do know people like that the odds are they only play very specific games and would still not bother.

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5 hours ago, hardcore_gamer said:

And then there is also another problem...with whom are you going to play with? The problem with these types of games is that unless you know some extremely nerdy people nobody is going to play with you. In fact, even if you do know people like that the odds are they only play very specific games and would still not bother.

There are local game shops where people congregate to play stuff like this. You might have one in your area.

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6 hours ago, hardcore_gamer said:

 

I remember buying the Doom 3 board game, spending 30 min trying to piece together the board and understanding the rules, then giving up and never touching it again. I literally never played a single match.

 

And then there is also another problem...with whom are you going to play with? The problem with these types of games is that unless you know some extremely nerdy people nobody is going to play with you. In fact, even if you do know people like that the odds are they only play very specific games and would still not bother.

I actually do own the DOOM 3 board game and the ROE board game as well. We played a few rounds of the DOOM 3 board game among friends. It was very enjoyable and quite fun once you get a hang of the rules. We never ended up trying ROE. In fact, I still have it sealed and might sell it one day.  You`re right though, you do need the right circle of friends who fit into this niche. Some stuck up nerds only swear by certain board games just like some DOOM fans refrain from playing the 2016 game. 

 

I did cave in and purchased the 2016 board game. Should be arriving this week. I'll share my thoughts once I get around to playing it. Oh yea, you guys are invited by the way. 

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11 minutes ago, Don_Faparotti said:

you do need the right circle of friends who fit into this niche.

Actually this is very true. I usually play strategy board games more than other types of games. Games like Descent and this are for me to have a change, but I'm definitely not very into it.

 

Since I was not too serious about reading the rules as usual, I did make some mistakes during the explanation, so the experience could be affected. The first time (and last time) I played, I feel the DM is sort of weak, but it could due to many reasons like play style etc. To be honest, DM is sort of a tragic character here because you sort of need to set up a tough but fine challenge to other players... and you don't have a group of players to talk to and make moves...

 

I'll be gladly to read your experience after you play the game.

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21 hours ago, hardcore_gamer said:

I remember buying the Doom 3 board game, spending 30 min trying to piece together the board and understanding the rules, then giving up and never touching it again. I literally never played a single match.

 

And then there is also another problem...with whom are you going to play with? The problem with these types of games is that unless you know some extremely nerdy people nobody is going to play with you. In fact, even if you do know people like that the odds are they only play very specific games and would still not bother.

Well thing is that if you don't have the patience to set up everything and don't have the people to play it, then there is no point even buying the game other than just collect the figures and maybe paint them over.

 

14 hours ago, GarrettChan said:

Since I was not too serious about reading the rules as usual, I did make some mistakes during the explanation, so the experience could be affected. The first time (and last time) I played, I feel the DM is sort of weak, but it could due to many reasons like play style etc. To be honest, DM is sort of a tragic character here because you sort of need to set up a tough but fine challenge to other players... and you don't have a group of players to talk to and make moves...

Even after completing the main book at least 2 times, me and my friends make mistakes from time to time lol, and you are right the demon player has the odds stacked against him, but as you get more and more familiar with the game, you start to learn what are the best cards for the demon player and the best strategies for each demon and then you kinda even the odds. There is a map however that's completely BS, and it's the one that has the "singular strenght" card. it's crap and unbalanced for the demon player, i would recommend skipping it

 

14 hours ago, Don_Faparotti said:

I did cave in and purchased the 2016 board game. Should be arriving this week. I'll share my thoughts once I get around to playing it. Oh yea, you guys are invited by the way. 

Hope you enjoy it, from what i've heard it plays different from the D3 game since it's more combat centric, i'll be interested in reading your experience

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If anybody that has it could grab some pics for the wiki of the game setup or in action, that would be cool (we're not just supposed to take ones from, ie, Amazon, as such photos are copyrighted).

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I will take pics when I eventually play it. I bought it last September but haven't had a chance to sit down with a group to play it yet.

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The pieces look really sweet in-person, but I didn't get the chance to play the game unfortunately. 

 

I have seen some videos of the doom 3 board game in action and I thought that looked both fun and relatively easy to pick up.

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On topic, anyone in the southern UK region who wanna meet up and play? Heh.

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On 26/1/2018 at 7:02 AM, Quasar said:

If anybody that has it could grab some pics for the wiki of the game setup or in action, that would be cool (we're not just supposed to take ones from, ie, Amazon, as such photos are copyrighted).

I don't have any pic of the game in action except for a single one we took playing the tutorial and it's not very good, but i did set up one of the game scenarios and took some pics of the figures
Quality is kinda blurry since my camera it's not very good, sorry

 

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I could take a pic of the box, but it looks quite worn from use and i think you could get a better shot from someone else

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I own it (was given it for Christmas) but never got a chance to really play it.

Will probably end up painting the models though. They're great.

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Gathered the money for it when it first came out. It's a decent game, nothing too special, but it's a tie-in, so that's to be expected. If you want it to paint the figures or just for an addition to your Doom collection, pay somewhere between the $40-70 range.

 

Looking at the minis and the cardboard layouts makes it seem very much like the Doom 3 game, and there are a few similarities, but the gameplay more or less reflects the reboot it is based off. Whereas the board game for D3 was more about exploration, scavenging for health/ammo/armor, and collecting tokens while maneuvering obstacles, this one is more about pure combat and running around. The arsenal, of course, represents the same weapons you find in NuDoom's campaign, complete with the Glory Kill mechanic and the various grenades, and the map and enemy designs reflect this too.

 

Monsters no longer randomly spawn at the edges of the map, far from the Marine's LoS, instead they spawn in through portals, which are basically Gore Nest replacements, with the exception of activating with LoS, not actually going up to them.

 

Ammo no longer exists, and you can't pick up the whole game's arsenal and use it whenever. Marines now have cards in their own personal decks, which represent the two weapons they chose at the start of the game, along with their four given generic "marine cards." The weapons the marines can choose are the shotguns, the plasma rifle, the HAR, and the multiplayer exclusive Repeater and Static Rifle. Each has special roles, replete with their pros and cons. For example, The SSG is highly powerful, able to oneshot most weaker monsters, but has very short range. The Combat Shotgun is an all-rounder, with a balance between power, range, and versatility. The plasma rifle is quite weak, but has better range and can dish out status effects on chosen targets. Then there are Power weapons, that can be found in various locations on a map, and they are signified as such by having a different token design. Power weapons include the Chaingun, Rocket Launcher, Chainsaw, Gauss Cannon, and the BFG.

 

Random range has been taken out. If your weapon meets the requirements for distance, it will hit. Gone are the days of rolling dice and praying that you pass, only to have your shotgun fail the range check against an Imp from 2 spaces away (though I suppose this is accurate to the actual Doom 3). This also goes for monsters. If you're in range to get toasted by a Cacodemon, you can be, and likely will be.

 

The demon player is still the ringleader, setting up everything and making sure it all goes smoothly. He of course also puppeteers the demons, who now act differently. Each one has base health and armor like the old game, but with the new addition of special "Argent Skills" that can be activated by collecting Argent Energy, rewarded to the demon player through various means. They also have a threshold for how much health they can lose before being able to be glory-killed by a marine (this is achieved by simply having the marine player's figure move into the space in which the target occupies). The card system is still in place. However, the demon player no longer uses the entire given deck, but chooses between a selection of specialized decks, each focusing on different play styles. If you like using Barons of Hell, you might choose the deck with cards more built with speed in mind, allowing your Baron to close the distance in half the time and get to pummeling its foes much faster.

 

The figures are of a much higher quality than the D3 designs. They aren't as fragile, they have more consistency between themselves in terms of where the seam lines are, are much larger than the D3 pieces (the new Revenant makes the old one look like its child), and as the picture shows, are a nice, soft cream color instead of the gaudy, cheap looking RGB of the old minis. Some issues still remain (at least in my box), like a few bases being warped and making the figures wobble a bit. I've seen a few videos of people painting them, and more humorously, people selling "PRO PAINTED" sets on eBay for high prices, despite the frankly amateurish paint apps.

 

All in all, a slightly above average game, a nice alternative to the first edition, and a way to cope with not having the now very rare Reaper Miniatures.

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I've set an alarm on my phone to remind to to grab a pic later tonight. If you don't see me post here in the next 24-ish hours, please re-prompt me! :)

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Heh, I forgot. I was totally unavailable at the time my alarm went off and I didn't re-set it. I'll try again tonight.

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