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Re: Kingdomino
« Reply #15 on: March 14, 2018, 01:35:07 AM »
How well does that work - isn't there a new Red type?

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Re: Kingdomino
« Reply #16 on: March 14, 2018, 03:54:34 AM »
How well does that work - isn't there a new Red type?

I swear I saw rules to do that, but I can't seem to find them.  The red type doesn't have crowns on them, so they would be rather useless without the additional rules.  I suppose you could make them "Wild" land.   I never played KD and QD together, which is supposedly doable.  I would think that KD would water down the red tiles in a 4 player game. 

You could probably find a KD owner willing to swap KD for QD. 
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Re: Kingdomino
« Reply #17 on: March 14, 2018, 04:07:56 AM »
It lets you play 7x7 with 4 players, but not anything bigger for 2-players - which was a tad disappointing, unless that changes with the Giants.  Maybe we're getting close to 144/169 or another square number though for Uberdomino

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Re: Kingdomino
« Reply #18 on: March 14, 2018, 09:02:28 AM »
Kingdomino is to carcassonne as queendomino is to wheel of Fortune.

More things to be done and for me ultimately more rewarding.

As my 10 year old nephew said "kingdomino is for Leo and queendomino is for older children"
Leo is his 5 year old brother. I had to smile.

I have not played Isle of skye, so cannot offer a comparison. But keeping up the analogy Isle of skye is perhaps for men?
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Re: Kingdomino
« Reply #19 on: March 14, 2018, 09:06:29 AM »
...adults....I think you meant!

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Re: Kingdomino
« Reply #20 on: March 14, 2018, 09:16:49 AM »
Maybe

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Re: Kingdomino
« Reply #21 on: March 17, 2018, 11:38:55 AM »
I got Queendomino to the table and for what its worth, these are my initial, short thoughts that I contributed on the FEB. 2018 'New to you', geek list on BGG:

1 x 2 player
1 x 4 player

Initial rating 8 (BGG scale)

Nice step up from Kingdomino! Well thought out expansions of the original game that don't just seem tacked on. The building tiles are the meat of the expansion and my favourite change up are the tiles that give bonus points for having separate landscape features. This is a great way to have those separate areas pay off, even without crowns!

With both base games we prefer a 7x7 tableau and with only two games in, I slightly enjoyed that with 2 players better, the features of Queendomino are more prevalent in play. With the 4 player game we added the kingdomino set as suggested in the QD variants, this was still a very enjoyable game but all that QD brings is watered down. Again, still a very enjoyable game!!

At the moment I prefer the Queen and have less desire to play Kingdomino but wouldn't hesitate to use it as an introductory game or for a quick(ish) filler. Either way these are nice if you have space in the collection!
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Re: Kingdomino
« Reply #22 on: March 17, 2018, 04:05:35 PM »
Great review, thanks franks - still not managed to get this to the table.

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« Reply #23 on: March 18, 2018, 07:10:04 AM »
I played yesterday with my 4 years old and it was successful. He absolutely adored some of the graphics on the tiles: shadow of the flying dragon, loch ness monster in the water, little wagons on rails outside the mine, etc! I had to argue a bit with him about creating a 5x5 square but he managed in the end.
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Re: Kingdomino
« Reply #24 on: March 19, 2018, 01:20:09 AM »
The art work really is something special - I almost considered buying the Giant version just so I could see what was happening a little bit clearer.  Glad he liked the game!

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Re: Kingdomino
« Reply #25 on: March 30, 2018, 12:58:04 PM »
We just had our first game of Queendomino.....
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I'm with franks on this one: We were quite surprised how much it added to the game.  Describing it, it sounded fiddly but after a turn or two it clicked into place.  I like the new rules about placement and the buildings and taxation and the queen just worked.  It's been elegantly integrated into (rather than added to) the core game mechanics.

I think next time we play we'd ditch the 0 cost building tile after every round just to keep the flow, but generally the tiles moved quickly.

It's quite a neat step-up from Kingdomino, but I can see why there's space for both, especially when the red zones don't have crowns, which I think would stop you playing Kingdomino with the Queendomino box.

After the game, we both managed to score 134 points, so it was a draw! But we decided my wife won because she perfected the 7x7, while mine was missing a key tile.

I'm contemplating a 14x7 mega game too :D

I'm looking forward to seeing what Age of Giants brings, but I'm concerned that at 2-players the Giants won't do much other than advantage the player who selects the most.

Several dismembered thumbs up here:  :(y) :(y) :(y)

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Re: Kingdomino
« Reply #26 on: March 31, 2018, 03:47:13 AM »
Here's some photos of lastnight's game.

I went for taxation route, while my wife went for buildings, which ultimately gave her the victory.  The placement of the northern tile in the centre was a bit silly, but it gave me chance to get the 3xmine tile.

Here's the endgame board:


and two close ups:


I particularly like the tiny taxation meeple, made extra nice thanks to the boardgamebowls :)

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Re: Kingdomino
« Reply #27 on: March 31, 2018, 11:50:28 AM »
Decar, nice pix, glad to heat you enjoyed your first plays!

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Re: Kingdomino
« Reply #28 on: July 24, 2018, 01:43:26 AM »
Kingdomino : Age of Giants ordered today due to arrive on Saturday.


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