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Charterstone board game - £19.39 delivered at Amazon / Dispatched from and sold by Titan Games
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Charterstone board game - £19.39 delivered at Amazon / Dispatched from and sold by Titan Games

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Posted 6th AugEdited by:"ericagradus"
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Reviews are actually a bit mixed. Some people really dislike this (especially if planning to play through as a solo campaign) but others think it's excellent. I think if you like euros and have the right group to play the entire campaign with then it'll definitely be worth the money so heat added
Great price, NBP is wrong though as cheapest I can see at an approved retailer is 25.99 @ 365games. Still a great deal though
24.20 cheapest now
Now 17.74 from Shop4world on amazon, no idea what pricing bot they use but it's gone into meltdown. BTW OP, Titan games isn't HUKD approved. I've had deals from them deleted.
Edited by: "jayhutton10" 6th Aug
Heat for bringing it to attention, virtual heat for Jay for the sub £18 price find. You get a lot of game (and stuff) in the box and it's all beautifully made so (assuming you like the game) any price under £25 is a real bargain IMHO.

It's a medium-weight (starts quite light and gets heavier as you progress through the campaign) based around worker placement and resources with special abilities thrown in and (to a certain extent) asynchronous play. It was easy to pick up and learn but because the rules changed a bit (and/or new rules/pieces/cards added) every game then I never really felt like I had a proper handle on it so my strategy for every game was pretty much 'wing it', and my friends agreed.

I played the campaign through with 3 friends and I think that was just about right - sometimes waiting for my turn to come round was a pain, other times I was still contemplating my options when my turn came round. 3 or 5 players wouldn't be much different to 4 I guess except your turn coming around quicker/slower.

I didn't think much of the story/flavour and the way in which you create the rulebook and storybook as you go along.

Typical of Stonemaier Games there aas a lot of development and dare I say it 'love' put into this game. I'm glad I had the opportunity to play the campaign as overall it was a fun and interesting experience even if not one of my favourite games.
loonyjetman06/08/2019 19:44

Heat for bringing it to attention, virtual heat for Jay for the sub £18 …Heat for bringing it to attention, virtual heat for Jay for the sub £18 price find. You get a lot of game (and stuff) in the box and it's all beautifully made so (assuming you like the game) any price under £25 is a real bargain IMHO.It's a medium-weight (starts quite light and gets heavier as you progress through the campaign) based around worker placement and resources with special abilities thrown in and (to a certain extent) asynchronous play. It was easy to pick up and learn but because the rules changed a bit (and/or new rules/pieces/cards added) every game then I never really felt like I had a proper handle on it so my strategy for every game was pretty much 'wing it', and my friends agreed.I played the campaign through with 3 friends and I think that was just about right - sometimes waiting for my turn to come round was a pain, other times I was still contemplating my options when my turn came round. 3 or 5 players wouldn't be much different to 4 I guess except your turn coming around quicker/slower.I didn't think much of the story/flavour and the way in which you create the rulebook and storybook as you go along.Typical of Stonemaier Games there aas a lot of development and dare I say it 'love' put into this game. I'm glad I had the opportunity to play the campaign as overall it was a fun and interesting experience even if not one of my favourite games.


Great points - thanks. What is your best worker placement game? Our group loves Betrayal at House on the Hill, Lords of Waterdeep, Splendour, Bang. Any recommendations based on these games?
ericagradus06/08/2019 19:50

Great points - thanks. What is your best worker placement game? Our …Great points - thanks. What is your best worker placement game? Our group loves Betrayal at House on the Hill, Lords of Waterdeep, Splendour, Bang. Any recommendations based on these games?


If you like betrayal, dead of winter is quite good. Not really a traditional worker placement but neither is betrayal.
loonyjetman06/08/2019 19:44

Heat for bringing it to attention, virtual heat for Jay for the sub £18 …Heat for bringing it to attention, virtual heat for Jay for the sub £18 price find. You get a lot of game (and stuff) in the box and it's all beautifully made so (assuming you like the game) any price under £25 is a real bargain IMHO.It's a medium-weight (starts quite light and gets heavier as you progress through the campaign) based around worker placement and resources with special abilities thrown in and (to a certain extent) asynchronous play. It was easy to pick up and learn but because the rules changed a bit (and/or new rules/pieces/cards added) every game then I never really felt like I had a proper handle on it so my strategy for every game was pretty much 'wing it', and my friends agreed.I played the campaign through with 3 friends and I think that was just about right - sometimes waiting for my turn to come round was a pain, other times I was still contemplating my options when my turn came round. 3 or 5 players wouldn't be much different to 4 I guess except your turn coming around quicker/slower.I didn't think much of the story/flavour and the way in which you create the rulebook and storybook as you go along.Typical of Stonemaier Games there aas a lot of development and dare I say it 'love' put into this game. I'm glad I had the opportunity to play the campaign as overall it was a fun and interesting experience even if not one of my favourite games.


I'm really tempted to get it and put it away until kids are older so they can appreciate it more and more likely to finish the campaign then.
jayhutton1006/08/2019 20:14

I'm really tempted to get it and put it away until kids are older so they …I'm really tempted to get it and put it away until kids are older so they can appreciate it more and more likely to finish the campaign then.



I'm tempted to buy it just because it's so pretty haha but I'm not actually going to. I should add the "refresh" 'expansion' is also a great idea so the completed campaign can be given away or sold on. If only FFG were more like Stonemaier.
loonyjetman06/08/2019 20:31

I'm tempted to buy it just because it's so pretty haha but I'm not …I'm tempted to buy it just because it's so pretty haha but I'm not actually going to. I should add the "refresh" 'expansion' is also a great idea so the completed campaign can be given away or sold on. If only FFG were more like Stonemaier.


Can get both for about £30 total on amazon at the moment. I've got a lot of respect for all things Stonemaier, two of their games are my absolute favourites and wingspan is going to be up there once I've played it more.

If FFG were more like Stonemaier I'd be broke . Having said that I don't mind a bit of X Wing now and again.
ericagradus06/08/2019 19:50

Great points - thanks. What is your best worker placement game? Our …Great points - thanks. What is your best worker placement game? Our group loves Betrayal at House on the Hill, Lords of Waterdeep, Splendour, Bang. Any recommendations based on these games?


Cheers, and you're welcome.

Worker placement: I actually don't have many and it's not my favourite genre (I was bored to numbness when I played Marco Polo at a game group) but I guess Agricola is one of the classics and it's pretty solid but I don't love it, in fact I prefer Stone Age to Agricola. Dead of WInter is a well made game but generally if I'm going to play a 'traitor' type game then I prefer (the non-worker placements) BSG, Shadows over Camelot or something simpler like Resistance. Manhattan Project is a good worker placement though I've read the newer energy-based version is better. I always fancied Pillars of the Earth but have never played it - I'm curious if it's stood the test of time or not.

Betrayal Legacy was pretty good fun if you love 'standard' Betrayal. The Legacy elements are not super strong but it's one of those games you can really have a good laugh with the right group whether things go your way or not. Bang! Dice is better than Bang! but Secret Hitler is better than both for big laughs and insane accusations IMHO.
loonyjetman06/08/2019 21:03

Cheers, and you're welcome.Worker placement: I actually don't have many …Cheers, and you're welcome.Worker placement: I actually don't have many and it's not my favourite genre (I was bored to numbness when I played Marco Polo at a game group) but I guess Agricola is one of the classics and it's pretty solid but I don't love it, in fact I prefer Stone Age to Agricola. Dead of WInter is a well made game but generally if I'm going to play a 'traitor' type game then I prefer (the non-worker placements) BSG, Shadows over Camelot or something simpler like Resistance. Manhattan Project is a good worker placement though I've read the newer energy-based version is better. I always fancied Pillars of the Earth but have never played it - I'm curious if it's stood the test of time or not.Betrayal Legacy was pretty good fun if you love 'standard' Betrayal. The Legacy elements are not super strong but it's one of those games you can really have a good laugh with the right group whether things go your way or not. Bang! Dice is better than Bang! but Secret Hitler is better than both for big laughs and insane accusations IMHO.


Just came back from a tabletop camping weekend and secret hitler was a HIT! Cheers for recommendations. I think a few of us might buy a legacy game together. Betrayal has to be an option!
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ericagradus06/08/2019 21:16

Just came back from a tabletop camping weekend and secret hitler was a …Just came back from a tabletop camping weekend and secret hitler was a HIT! Cheers for recommendations. I think a few of us might buy a legacy game together. Betrayal has to be an option!


Meant to say, if you liked secret Hitler then saboteur is good fun but need a minimum of 5 or it can get tricky being saboteur. You can usually pick the 1st one up for less than a tenner as well.
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