The Notorious Board Game That Takes 1,500 Hours To Complete

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  1. Owen

    Owen -- --- -.. MOD

    Anyone ever played this ?

    https://kotaku.com/the-notorious-bo..._source=Kotaku_Facebook&utm_medium=Socialflow

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  2. von Poop

    von Poop Adaministrator Admin

    Oddly, yes.
    Though like all those massive map and mounds of cardboard token games, we eventually got bored and wandered off.
     
  3. Owen

    Owen -- --- -.. MOD

    Workmate who sent me that link is very surprised I'd never played it.
    I wasn't into boardgames.
     
  4. Seroster

    Seroster Desert-mad!

    Hahaha it's kind of infamous for the detailed level of supply tracking required.

    Haven't played or seen it.

    The closest I got to that sort of thing was GDW's Operation Crusader which had a separate map for each player and markers to indicate friendly territory. You had to call out when you entered hostile territory and would not know what was there until you encountered it!
     
  5. Drew5233

    Drew5233 #FuturePilot 1940 Obsessive

    Never heard of it.

    I never understood Colditz. Anyone ever figure that game out?
     
  6. von Poop

    von Poop Adaministrator Admin

    Colditz was designed to ram home Aryan superiority and the futility of resistance.
    Almost impossible to escape.

    Should have had 'You'll Never' as a prefix.

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  7. Drew5233

    Drew5233 #FuturePilot 1940 Obsessive

  8. CL1

    CL1 116th LAA and 92nd (Loyals) LAA,Royal Artillery Patron

    good grief
     
  9. Staffsyeoman

    Staffsyeoman Member

    A couple of points... yep, played Battle for North Africa; at university, D&D was taking a grip, so we held out with big SPI games. Had a lost weekend playing "NATO Divisional Commander" in my room. Started Friday night after lectures... gave up, exhausted, at about 4 on Sunday afternoon... Secondly, whilst I still have my original - if battered - copy of (You'll Never...) Escape from Colditz - which I fully intend to deploy at Christmas with like-minded friends (oy, including women...) have you SEEN the cost of the reissue?!
     
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  10. idler

    idler GeneralList

    Must be down to the cost of all the meetings to 'design out' the swastika. Now stand by for complaints from the 'nice' Germans that it was all the Nazis' fault!
     
  11. CL1

    CL1 116th LAA and 92nd (Loyals) LAA,Royal Artillery Patron

    62.5 days
     
  12. Slipdigit

    Slipdigit Old Hickory Recon

    Do all of the Squad Leader expansion modules count? I've not been able to wade through all of those and they are now stored out in my shed for my children to deal with after my demise.
     
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  13. Seroster

    Seroster Desert-mad!

    Expansion modules for which game?
     
  14. CL1

    CL1 116th LAA and 92nd (Loyals) LAA,Royal Artillery Patron

  15. Seroster

    Seroster Desert-mad!

    It had expansion modules too!?!?
     
  16. Slipdigit

    Slipdigit Old Hickory Recon

    Squad Leader....left it out but added it in the post.
     
  17. Seroster

    Seroster Desert-mad!

    OK that makes way more sense!

    There was also a strategic game called World in Flames which had a lot of expansions for different areas of the world.

    Speaking of a deluxe edition:

    “It will have four 830mm x 574mm hard-mounted maps and three 420mm x 297mm hard-mounted mini-maps and displays, totalling 2.27 sqm.
     
  18. steelers708

    steelers708 Junior Member

    Seroster, World in Flames has been converted into a PC game but there is no AI so it's multiplayer only unless you want to take both sides.

    Matrix Games - World In Flames
     
  19. dryan67

    dryan67 Senior Member

    I helped Richard Berg in the design of Campaign for North Africa, particularly in the Commonwealth Order of Battle. My name is somewhere in the acknowledgements.
     
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  20. dryan67

    dryan67 Senior Member

    I still have my copy of Campaign for North Africa, which was my payment for the help I provided. And no, I never played the thing.
     
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