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Forgotten Waters Review – with Tom Vasel

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Tom Vasel takes a look at
a pirate story game from Plaid Hat Games, Forgotten Waters!

00:00 – Introduction
01:47 – Game overview
15:44 – Final thoughts

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76 Comments

  1. "…take a constellation token." It's always nice when a game has constellation prizes. 😛

  2. This game looks really neat, will put it on my wishlist.

  3. App driven, times element, fiddly, standees, and bookkeeping. Hard pass for us. I’m sure lots will love it though. Good review Tom.

  4. 10:20 don't you mean end of the round? you said end of the scenario, that doesn't make sense.

  5. It's co-op, but can it be played solo?

    Or is there a traitor mechanic/steal each other's stuff objectives?

  6. Pretty sure it's only 14+ so they don't have to go through the extra approvals. There's a lot of that going around lately.

  7. I can't afford both this and Sleeping Gods and Arkeis. Compare/contrast? So much competition.

  8. Well this looks like a surprising little gem to look out for. The crossroads was the best part of DW. Thanks Tom.

  9. You might say the voice work is Plus Ultra or over 9000? Lol

  10. Since I'm apparently in the minority thinking that 7th Continent and Pandemic Legacy do NOT have a "strong story", I'm gonna skip this one. 🙂

  11. Tom. I was thinking of playing with my kids. I assume that the 14 and 11 year old will be Ok. Thoughts on 7 year old?

  12. This does seem like a cool game – a very interesting experience that sounds a lot of fun, with a fun theme. Honestly sounds cater-made for Tom, haha!

    I think for myself, I will try out Sleeping Gods which seems much more friendly for 1-2 players, and I could foresee playing it with my girlfriend more than with a larger group.

    This seems like a great option for larger groups than Sleeping Gods.

  13. Excellent review and well done Plaid Hat! My first game was Mice and Mystics and this looks to be right up my alley. Thank You!

  14. Received my copy today. I hope to get it to the table tomorrow

  15. Can we play this game with 2 player playing 2 role each (so 4players controle by 2 person)?

  16. Tom: "A lot of people don't like apps… but at this point, that ship has sailed…"
    Me: OH SNAP stands in applause PUN!

  17. I'm looking forward to playing it….when I can leave my place again to do stuff…..

  18. I dont have a tablet — can you play on a phone? And what kind of tablet do you have? (I might read digital comics on one as well, but dont want to break the bank!).

  19. Things to do:
    – Subscribe to Forgotten Waters on BGG
    – Add it to my Wishlist
    – Google how to pronounce boatswain

  20. Yet another missed chance for Tom to wear a plaid hat

  21. For people still on the fence this game has an official solo and two player rule set now and both i think play well. I was surprised that the solo game felt really good. The game is better with other people but solo still felt like a good way to experience the story. Also everything is voiced now in the app which is awesome.

  22. For those reading here to decide if they should purchase, not everyone sings high praises for this game. I was excited about it before playing but really disliked the game and sold it after the first scenario. Neither my wife (not a huge surprise as she rarely games) nor my 9 year-old son (surprise as he likes almost everything) cared for it either. My biggest complaints are the overly silly narration that takes way too long to listen to and the constellation mechanic being too important in an otherwise choose your own adventure game.

  23. So we call these app required games "board games" but at what point do we start calling them video games with physical components? Board Games
    + Apps = Trash

  24. Once you have done all the campaign, can you play again? Thanks Tom

  25. And out of nowhere…Pirate ALL MIGHT from My Hero Academia

  26. holy..Tom stop hypeing me like dat 😀

  27. God damn, such small text.

    Also, BBG rates it 2.21 for medium light. This honestly looks friggin' complicated.

  28. Is this a game that can be played solo with three hands? I'm reluctant to buy it because I know I won't be able to get the three human players

  29. Curious how this compares to Arabain Nights. I have been looking for a good successor.

  30. Are people really trying to stop app integrated games? or are there just some people that don't like them, the same as there are people that don't like roll and write, dexterity, etc.

  31. As someone who got their hands on this game and has finished two missions (lost one in the finale, so painful!) and all I can say is: GET THIS GAME. It's amazing. It's Monkey Island, the Board Game. The narrator and other VA is amazing, the stories are amazing, the replayability is amazing. THE APP WORKS FLAWLESSLY! Everything is amazing! AND… they've left room for more stories! They can release DLC scenarios with no physical components with zero fuss, and with this level of quality, I'll happily pay for more!

  32. Hello Tom,

    I was just wondering what your thoughts on the game are now with respect to replayabiity (now that you have had it for a while)?

  33. Got to play this for the first time a week and a half ago. Yeah. This game is awesome. My group played the first scenario in one sitting straight through. We had a great time. Handles high player counts really well.

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