Tried a game of ancient Elfenland
last week. It's a pretty nice filler game. Doesn't take too long and easy to learn.
Has anyonen got any suggestions for rebalancing Battlestar Galactica (just the original no expansions) for 7 players? I have a game on Thusday and it looks like there's going to be seven of us.
I think there shouldn't be much issues as long as Baltar and Boomer aren't selected.
We played standard BSG with 7, before Pegasus came out. There's enough loyalty cards as long as both Baltar and Boomer aren't selected. We used 3 Cylons -- I find the pattern established for 3-6 player games scales just fine. I will point out that with 7 players you can easily go through a whole jump cycle before it gets around to your turn again, so pilots who don't get XO'd can easily end up launching and never getting into the fight before a jump, and Cylons who decide to wait one more turn before revealing will find that the best time to stick the knife already came and went.
It can be a very long game with new players, and there's a lot of down time between turns (at least it *seems* like it, but then there's the skill checks about every turn), so if your gaming group is as riddled with ADD as mine is, I don't know if I'd recommend it. If you can keep people from leaving the table to fix popcorn and getting lost in a conversation with the other player who's coming back from the bathroom (and things like that) it'll play 7 just fine.
I hope to have another game of Battlestar Galactica this weekend. There's a gaming club near me and I heared they play it regularly so fingers crossed.
And speaking of BSG, I now have all 3 expansions but I'm still figuring out on how to fit all the stuff in one box. Any tips?