Tuesday, July 08, 2008

B-29 Superfortress

Anyone ever played B-29 Superfortress? It's a new solitaire game, based on B-17 Queen of the Skys. I've seen mixed reviews on both and I'm curious if anyone in our group has experience with either game and could give their opinion.



At 8:07 PM, July 08, 2008, Blogger Carlos said...

I played B-17 in either high school or colege. It did not belong to me and I recall playing with a buddy. I did not know anything about the B-29 game.

I do remember playing more than once and enjoying B-17

At 10:53 PM, July 08, 2008, Blogger Ben said...

My understanding is that its the ASL version of B-17, i.e., ultra-detailed and ultra-complicated. I played a fair bit of B-17 in high school when it first came out. Unfortunately I just couldn't get excited about the game. My notoriously bad die rolling led to almost almost every mission resulting in hot, flaming death for my poor crew.

At 11:25 PM, July 08, 2008, Blogger Carlos said...

MArk mentions that B29 is solitare, but I recall playing with someone else. Was I wrong about the game?

At 2:30 PM, July 10, 2008, Blogger Mark said...

Carlos: you are correct. B-17 was a 1 or 2 player game. B-29 is 1 player according to the publisher but BGG users say it can be played by 1 or 2.

I'm interested in feedback on either game, since they both seem to be the same basic game, just PTO vs ETO.

At 11:08 PM, July 11, 2008, Blogger Ben said...

They're definitely not the same game. B-17 is much less complex and essentially a beer/pretzels game, whereas B-29 is a full-blown complex sim.

In high school I enjoyed naming my B-17 crew after my friends, family, and pets. I always made my sister's annoying poodle the tail gunner, i.e., she almost never survived.

At 11:18 AM, July 12, 2008, Blogger Mark said...

Thanks Ben. My only exposure to either game is the BGG entries.


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