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504 board games in one, sort of.
« on: January 06, 2016, 08:33:54 AM »
Last night, having a bit of insomnia, I was surfing with my phone for board games. Shocker, right.

A game called 504 caught my attention and seems quite an interesting concept idea. By combining various game material from the box you can get up to 504 different games.

The plot of the game is that there were 504 different earths created and each one is unique to one another. Players dives into one of these earths and have objectives complete to win.

Info and image source from boardgamegeek.com: https://boardgamegeek.com/boardgame/175878/504

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Re: 504 board games in one, sort of.
« Reply #1 on: January 06, 2016, 11:34:58 AM »
This looks extremely epic to me :o

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Re: 504 board games in one, sort of.
« Reply #2 on: January 06, 2016, 01:07:25 PM »
If we admit that Carcassonne have 35 expansions (+/-), then taking just 2 expansions at a time gives us 595 unique expansions combinations! With 3 expansions amount of combinations increases dramatically - 6545! So, Carcassonne is a game with almost unlimited possibilities! :D
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Re: 504 board games in one, sort of.
« Reply #3 on: January 06, 2016, 02:27:37 PM »
There's a lot of hype over this game.  Take a look at the GameNight! play-through.  If you're interested in building games, it's probably very interesting , but in my opinion there is, has zero theme for average gamers.  It comes across like 'Game Prototype: The Game'.  It seemed to me that most of the games you'd play are Pick Up and Deliver, but you end up collecting different things, or changes some of the scoring rules and some of the mechanics for movement.

504 sounds like a lot, but really the rule book is broken into 3 segments.  Top/Middle/Bottom you change one of the three bits and the combination changes.  I once had a cookbook that designed 3 course meals like this Starter/Main/Dessert.  Unfortunately, half of the starters were rubbish, so the number of combinations dwindled rapidly!  Like Mr Numbers points out Carcassonne offers more ;)


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