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Mansions of Madness 2 - with the wife

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airboy:
We finished one of the shorter scenarios this weekend.  She had a very good time.  It is a fun, spooky, intense cooperative game.  She plays some "girl games" on her Ipad that have puzzles.  The easy puzzles in Mansions were similar to what she played.  The hard puzzles in Mansions were far, far harder than what she was used to.

If you spouse likes murder mystery shows or puzzle solving girl games - this may be something you can enjoy together.  My wife is familiar with the Cthulhu mythos from reading, some TV (like Supernatural) and some audio dramas we listen to on long car trips.

Ubercat:
The last time I saw my best friend he came up here for a weekend visit a couple of weeks before moving to Cambodia. My wife and I played the 1st edition with him. I was the bad guy controller, DM, whatever it's called (no app), and they were the investigators. Tom was a bit frustrated because my wife kept solving the puzzles faster than he could.  :DD Last game I ever played with him.  :'(

I'm tempted to buy 2nd edition but so far there are too many other games demanding my money and time.

Silent Disapproval Robot:
We just played the boat scenario from the latest expansion, Horrific Journeys.  We didnít know it was a hidden traitor mission so that threw us for a bit of a loop.  Ended in failure for both sides due to the mission timing out (we were one turn away from escaping in a lifeboat).  Interesting scenario but itís was too easy for the traitor to win as they donít suffer any penalties for not implementing their nefarious plans.  They just have to escape alongside the rest of the players to win.  Makes it too difficult to figure out who the traitor is.

Ubercat:
My understanding is that most of the 1st edition scenarios were poorly balanced. I hope they learned their lesson and more vigorously playtested 2nd edition.

airboy:

--- Quote from: Ubercat on May 13, 2019, 08:02:27 AM ---My understanding is that most of the 1st edition scenarios were poorly balanced. I hope they learned their lesson and more vigorously playtested 2nd edition.

--- End quote ---

I've only played one scenario in the 2nd edition and it is very well balanced.

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