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6: Siege The Board Game Detailed Review!

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I went from “sure why not” to “can we play again daddy?” which was weird on several levels, but really I just wanted to have more fun.

Let me clarify: there are games that are fun, and by fun I mean arcade style talking loud standing up at the table level fun, and then there are highly strategic games. The former is normally some party game where you often have naughty cards that make you giggle and the other is some drab chess like experience.

6: Siege The Board Game by Mythic Games somehow captures the strategy of those drab games and made them actually stand-up-at-the-table-and-shout level of fun.

IDK how they managed that exactly, but feel free to check out the KS page for yourself and see if you can figure it out.

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Intro 0:00
Game overview 1:26
Table presence 5:46
Changing battlefield 7:17
Otis 11:00
Upper floor abstraction 12:53
Miniatures matching art 17:49
Fast paced 19:56
Making mistakes 22:53
High skill ceiling 25:31
Theme/IP 28:07
Operators *feel* different 29:09
Defenders feel same 32:05
Setup length with gameplay 34:08
Picking loadouts 39:10
Game length 40:33
Line of sight sticks 42:34
Line of sight checks 44:19
Mission variety 45:57
Victory points 49:04
See through terrain 50:23
Randomness 52:16
Summary 55:44
Pro/Con list 1:01:00

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41 Comments

  1. Im very interested in this. Looks like a nice little intro into skirmish wargaming for board gamers.

  2. Great video as always! 👍 I’m way more interested in this than thought I’d be, will follow the campaign for sure 🙂

  3. Very excited for this one, will be picking it up for sure. I’ve been keeping up with their blog posts and play throughs, and this game just scratches all of my interests. Love the destructible 3D terrain, and I love the clean and simple the gameplay that still offers complexity and strategy with stuff like leaning and cover. Minis look fantastic, and AFAIK there’ll be quite a few operators and maps to get via the core box/add ons, leading for lots of replayability. Super pumped for the Kickstarter! Here’s hoping this one doesn’t hit any snags.

  4. Glad you enjoyed this one as well 🙂 I was interested in the IP but skeptical….but wow it got me. Really solid.

  5. The amount of setup in this game looks crazy… Nothing new for Mythic… That can be a major turn off though as Mythic Battles is so hard to get to the table due to setup time

  6. Great video, I had to stop everything to fully watch this video. At first I was on the fence about R6 board game because its a licensed IP and i was like.. how will this work in board game form but you've convinced. Intense and fast pace, it just sounds great lol. Setup looks crazy also.

    Side question: Have you've tried/or heard of Eldfall Chronicles? It's another skirmish game. Saw it on my suggestions, looks interesting but no one has in depth video reviews of it.

  7. Again, such a holistic and exhaustive review, thankful to be here and get a bunch of impressions and opinions. Thank you!
    To be honest, I think it would be awesome to have a modular room gameboard, instead of fixed layouts – but thats only a feeling for variety, lets wait for the campaign.

  8. 20 minutes setup. And then u need to dismantle it. This is just me….No way. The other thing, looks like solo is out since this is max..pvp, and maybe max..4 players…2 vs 2, but that is going to stretch gameplay time/discussion, which can be enjoyable…and which can be tiring.

    They could have done a gameplay on solo , with terrorist/kidnappers/counter-terrorist , in which PvE can be done with the right card AI. They could add bosses in them. They could add timers as well , they could even add campaign wise, with new items/weapons/armor/skills…..

    There can be so much potential in this, partly I had wanted to create such game mechanics myself. LOS to me is just a ruler to determine if it hits any of the frontal 2 points, part-LOS would give another different outcome.

    If Mythic folks wanna talk to me…just message me. So much waste potential perhaps IMO…anyways, I will need to see what is on the stretch goals, add-ons…the base isn't intriguing to me anyhow. Thanks for reviewing this.

  9. Sounds like an insta back for me. I've wasted too much of my life on the video game. Now its time to waste it on the boardgame. 😂

  10. I have zero interest in the genre, but it's very nice to hear your review either way.

  11. No solo, no go. Thank you…just saved my money.

  12. It looks like it’s fiddly and way too long of a set up. Looks like it needs to be streamlined. Reminds me a little of Reichbusters being too fiddly and set up. Hopefully it will have a better rule book.

  13. Thanks for exactly the detail level I'd like from a review. Game sounds great, pacy and innovative, a great recreation of the IP.
    The minis and game parts also look ideal for any sort of modern skirmish game, be it tabletop or houseclearing, I'm guessing mine will see service against zombies, vampires and cultists…

  14. I've put many, many hours into Siege. I ranked in the top 10% of players in the world recently. I'm so excited for this game, and if anyone ever has questions about what the video game is like, I'd be happy to try and answer!

  15. Damn you King! I was not planning to back this!

  16. Thanks for the detailed review. The game looks like a lot of fun.

  17. The timer and the overwatch rules remind me of Space Hulk, and the map reminds me of HeroQuest 🙂 Looks like they took some inspiration and made a much better game.

    My concerns are: 
    1) For beginners, being timed seems that it will make rule mess-ups a lot more common. 
    2) It looks set up that you absolutely need to play against someone of equal skill/experience level or you will be crushed by someone who knows the rules better and is experienced with the angles etc. 
    3) Even though you talk about how much the map changes throughout the game, I hope they have more maps.

    The second problem can be solved I think by having timer handicaps: less experienced/skilled players could be afforded more time to make decisions. Like an easy/normal/hard mode for each player, giving 9 different styles of play just from changing the timer up.

  18. Very informative and now, can’t wait to get it after this clip! Do you think that they should add preset Defenders positioning to speed up setup for quickies! Would be a nice option to have!

  19. One of the few times I wish my other half would turn into a guy 😂
    Alas…. no buddy that would play this with me (local gaming group is Euro's etc. not this type), otherwise it would be an insta-back.

  20. What is that table you are playing on? Alpha game table?

  21. I do think they should have a physical device that times you. Simply because apps can become unsupported and it would benefit the company because apps are a running/ continuous cost.

  22. I ended up killing my witcher pledge during the 11th hour, lol this might end up taking its place, as this one seems a bit more interesting to me, mechanic wise.

  23. This. Looks. Excellent.

    Everything about it really appeals to me. Any chance for a play through?

  24. Sounds like they should include a laser line pointer as a SG instead of those sticks 😬

  25. Hmmm, no microtransactions? Are we sure that they have paid for the IP? Or maybe they will introduce microAddOns? Smoke grenade. 5€ add-on with 2 cards and tokens. 7€ upgraded to plastic… And so on and so forth.
    Thank you man. Nice review, I am not really interested. I like to have time to plan for actions. I would love more of a "kitchen rush" real time than this kind of game. I love Mythic Games and I am sure this campaing will explode but I might not play this one.

  26. Looks too fiddly, lots of little pieces and upkeep…and much like the VG, wish it had any sort of solo mode. Nice components and presence for sure…expected from them. Curious how the rule book will be, as Batman showed no improvements.
    While out of print, for tactical skirmish Tannhauser fills this niche for me, and surpasses it.

  27. Let's see the campaign… I'm still not convinced looks repetitive after fee matches.

  28. I'm so excited for this Kickstarter. I'm nervous about the all-in cost, but I already know I'm likely going all-in. Hopefully we can get all/many of the ops and maps, but something I loved about the video game is you can just keep replaying the same map and same objectives over and over and over and it'll be different every time, not just as you learn the skills, but also as you see more combinations of ops against each other and how they interact or change the map.

    Another reviewer had a laser to check sight and I'm hoping that's what comes in the base game. I think I'd hold the ruler in the air and measure from above. Moving everything is just too much work. But yeah, like you said, you only need to really check it if it gets challenged. I don't think it'll be a big deal either way.

  29. What are some of your favourite skirmish board games? How does this compare to SFB?

  30. Hi, I was waiting for your review. I poured more than 1000 hours into R6 the video games and now you convinced me to invest in the board game :). I wait for the kickstarter from now on ! Do you think that the rules, components, .. the whole game will be polished enough … given Mythic is the editor …?

  31. Great review once again, thank you. This looks like something I would love to get, but it has become impossible for me to justify backing Mythic's games just because of shipping costs. Backed SFB part 2 for $50 and was charged $80 for shipping (to South Africa). Don't even want to mention my other fully backed Mythic games shipping costs because people will think I was mad to have payed it. Truly Sad 🙁

  32. Omg dude wasn’t overly keen on this but now it’s a must have. You are too good at your job.

  33. I was already planning on backing this, but after this review and all the others I've seen, I feel like this one will be another solid purchase. thanks as always for your hard work on the videos.

  34. This looks amazing, great review! I play this game for my college's esports team so I can't wait to get it (all in kickstart of course) and play with the boys.

  35. Hi! Thanks for the detail review! Your videos helped me at least two times now to pick the game that its right for me!(The Monster hunter video and the Withcher video)Thank you again for the hard work you do and for awes replaying to my comments! Just wanted to tell you that and help with the algorithm a little :D.

  36. Very nice and thorough review (wouldn't expect anything else from the King). It has piqued my interest. But I can't find a launch date, any guess?

  37. I hate you so much for hooking me on another Mythic game. Their KS campaigns are terrible and the delivery is usually shoddy. But I WANT this

  38. This game had piqued my interest so I was really happy when I saw you were covering it. Thanks for the good unbiased review 👍

  39. You really need to do a resume pros/cons of all the skirmish games that exist as kickstarters/late pledges and have tried.

  40. Shawn Kays [How to Disappear in Games] says:

    Thank goodness this game is good. Love the video game.

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