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Reef encounter anyone?

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clapjaws
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I've started a game of Reef over on spielbyweb. We have room for 2 more - first time for me, so newbies certainly welcome!
Game name: "Dipping the Toes"
Password: BGDF

happy swimming!

Scurra
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Reef encounter anyone?

Count me in. I'm not a newbie at this game but I am very, very bad at it.

clapjaws
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Reef encounter anyone?

Even better!

Scurra
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Reef encounter anyone?

Goodness me, I finally won a game of this! Thanks for a very entertaining game which had some interesting moments.

I have to confess that I much prefer the Expansion version (which I have had the good fortune to playtest) because it adds just that little bit more uncertainty to the tactical play. Sadly, however, I suspect that it can't be implemented very well on the spielbyweb system since players can affect other players' actions...

benedict
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Reef encounter anyone?

i started a game called Bens Reef if you want to try again... and can you say much about the expansion? sounds intriguing...

Scurra
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benedict wrote:
can you say much about the expansion? sounds intriguing...
Essentially, it's a bunch of "action cards" which you can take by spending cubes and/or tiles to give you more options. Things like "You may take action 2 once before you take action 1" or "During this turn you do not need to discard a larva cube when taking action 2 or action 3".
I think they add just the right amount of hidden uncertainty to a game that can be highly analytical.
It also adds a bunch of blue (neutral) shrimps which you can place to protect reefs but which are prone to 'defecting' at crucial moments (through card play.) This came about because apparently Richard ordered shrimps in five colours, but the game didn't really work with five players, so he wanted to find a way to use the extras!

As for another game? Not right away. But I'll be back...

OutsideLime
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Reef encounter anyone?

Man, I'm involved in a game of R.E. right now on SBW, and I can't for the life of me figure out what the hell I'm supposed to be doing. And what's an Algae Tube? Basically I'm just arbitrarily completing actions without understanding their outcomes. So, in that sense, it reminds me of my daily life.

Next time I'll have to read the rulebook first. (For Reef Encounter, not for my daily life. I lost the rulebook for my daily life a loooonnnggg time ago.)

~Josh

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Reef encounter anyone?

OutsideLime wrote:
Man, I'm involved in a game of R.E. right now on SBW, and I can't for the life of me figure out what the hell I'm supposed to be doing. And what's an Algae Tube? Basically I'm just arbitrarily completing actions without understanding their outcomes. So, in that sense, it reminds me of my daily life.

Next time I'll have to read the rulebook first. (For Reef Encounter, not for my daily life. I lost the rulebook for my daily life a loooonnnggg time ago.)

~Josh

*lol*

Reef Encounter was the first game I playe on SBW, and I had no idea what I was doing. I even set up a fake account and played a two player game with myself and still didn't know what I was doing. And I had read the rules. At least twice.

I've sworn of RE. Gah.

benedict
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Reef encounter anyone?

Scurra wrote:
benedict wrote:
can you say much about the expansion? sounds intriguing...
Essentially, it's a bunch of "action cards" which you can take by spending cubes and/or tiles to give you more options. Things like "You may take action 2 once before you take action 1" or "During this turn you do not need to discard a larva cube when taking action 2 or action 3".
I think they add just the right amount of hidden uncertainty to a game that can be highly analytical.
It also adds a bunch of blue (neutral) shrimps which you can place to protect reefs but which are prone to 'defecting' at crucial moments (through card play.) This came about because apparently Richard ordered shrimps in five colours, but the game didn't really work with five players, so he wanted to find a way to use the extras!.

These sound like intriguing changes, and make the extra tiles you often pick up much more useful. And the use of a 5th color of shrimp that are neutral but can potentially defect sounds inspired.

benedict
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Reef encounter anyone?

The game Bens Reef has 2 players, looking for a 3rd (and potentially 4th) over at spielbyweb.

Password is bgdf

Any level of experience welcome

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