Skurvy5

What game would you play tomorrow?

Fictional situation:

If you had the opportunity to play any game, with any group, and no worries about work, children, etc. what game would you play and why?

4 points by Skurvy5 - updated 2 months ago | 90 comments | report | subscribe

nealkfrank 2 months ago | 3 points[-]

I am really feeling a game of #Puerto Rico or #Concordia. both games I have only played once but both games that are on my brain...

Marshwiggle92 Supporter2 months ago | 1 point[-]

Glad to see that #Puerto Rico has worked its into your brain. 

nealkfrank 2 months ago | 1 point[-]

Oh it for sure has my attention. Keeps you engaged for a lot longer than other games!

Marshwiggle92 Supporter2 months ago | 1 point[-]

For me, there is always something that I think I could/should have done differently. 

nealkfrank 2 months ago | 1 point[-]

That is what brings me back to games lol. I need to fix my egregious mistakes!!

Marshwiggle92 Supporter2 months ago | 1 point[-]

I make so so many. 

nealkfrank 2 months ago | 1 point[-]

It keeps me up at night sometimes after game nights lol. 

Marshwiggle92 Supporter2 months ago | 1 point[-]

I hate that feeling 

Sliddell11 2 months ago | 1 point[-]

Hmm I’d probably go with #Great Western Trail or #Troyes...

nealkfrank 2 months ago | 1 point[-]

Man you keep bringing #Troyes up...but you didnt get it with your giveaway...

Sliddell11 2 months ago | 1 point[-]

Haha I know... but there were other priority games, plus I’ll be able to pick it up soon as a gift!

nealkfrank 2 months ago | 1 point[-]

Is your bday coming up soon?

Sliddell11 2 months ago | 1 point[-]

Bro my birthday was in December...

philryuh Supporter2 months ago | 1 point[-]

How early of an advance do you get on your birthday gifts? lol

Sliddell11 2 months ago | 1 point[-]

Haha not this early(or late)!! 

Long story short we had a situation come up where I’ll be getting some money that I can put towards a game so I’ll probably go with Troyes! Mainly because GWT isn’t coming out until later this year...

Skurvy5 Supporter2 months ago | 1 point[-]

Nice!

nealkfrank 2 months ago | 1 point[-]

WELP....

theDL 2 months ago | 1 point[-]

I'd love to try Troyes. I feel like it's the kind of game I could get into and play frequently, though I'm not as sure my wife could.

Sliddell11 2 months ago | 1 point[-]

I know same here! I really like how the dice are utilized. But yeah my wife wouldn’t want anywhere near it! Haha 

theDL 2 months ago | 1 point[-]

Yeah I love the idea of dice worker placement, but I've never played a game that used it before.

Skurvy5 Supporter2 months ago | 1 point[-]

Both great choices! Which one would you pick?

Sliddell11 2 months ago | 1 point[-]

Especially dice you can manipulate!

Sliddell11 2 months ago | 1 point[-]

Probably Troyes... I just really like dice haha

BenjaminK 2 months ago | 1 point[-]

For me, it would definitely be #Star Wars: Rebellion. I need to play it. I neeeeeeeed to.

theDL 2 months ago | 1 point[-]

Ah good one! I'd love to try this game!

Skurvy5 Supporter2 months ago | 1 point[-]

Yes. This is a basic need that must be met. Too bad my presidential campaign never took off. I was going to run on that as my main issue. 

Marshwiggle92 Supporter2 months ago | 1 point[-]

Lol

BenjaminK 2 months ago | 1 point[-]

You certainly would have had my vote! Despite me not being able to vote in this country as it is :) 

Skurvy5 Supporter2 months ago | 1 point[-]

Lol. Too bad you can’t vote. Are you ever going to complete the process so you could vote? 

BenjaminK 2 months ago | 1 point[-]

I've considered it. It's still a "we'll see" type of thing. I'm certainly not against it, though.

Skurvy5 Supporter2 months ago | 1 point[-]

What are the advantages of remaining a Canadian citizen?

BenjaminK 2 months ago | 1 point[-]

Pride haha I could still retain my Canadian citizenship with an American one, so I'd be a dual citizen. Being a dual would certainly make boarder crossings easier :) 

Skurvy5 Supporter2 months ago | 1 point[-]

Well honestly if I had to pick I think Canadian would be better. At least right now. 

BenjaminK 2 months ago | 1 point[-]

Not to get into politics, but Canada isn't doing so hot right now, especially in Alberta where I'm from. Still, we're going to get our kids dual citizenship as well. :) 

Skurvy5 Supporter2 months ago | 1 point[-]

True. I don’t think anywhere is doing too hot right now. Maybe Sweden. Let’s move to Sweden. 

BenjaminK 2 months ago | 1 point[-]

Let's goooooo!

theDL 2 months ago | 1 point[-]

"Rebellion for all!" might get you elected in some parts of the world lol

Skurvy5 Supporter2 months ago | 1 point[-]

Lol. 

Skurvy5 Supporter2 months ago | 1 point[-]

For me the answer would definitely be #Twilight Imperium 4th Edition. This game just looks and sounds so amazing. I can’t conceive of ever having a game group that could play this one right now, but in this fictional world it would be so much fun to play it. 

Sliddell11 2 months ago | 1 point[-]

I have a friend you owns it. He has a really hard time trying to get a group together. Honestly don’t know if he’s played it yet haha 

theDL 2 months ago | 1 point[-]

Haha, this is a game I just can't bring myself to try. I probably could if I wanted to, since I have coworkers that play it, but a full day long game just holds zero appeal for me, as good as it may be.

Skurvy5 Supporter2 months ago | 1 point[-]

Not even in this fictional situation where time essentially stands still?

theDL 2 months ago | 1 point[-]

Haha, it stands still for everyone outside the game...I still don't want to spend 12 hours on a game

Marshwiggle92 Supporter2 months ago | 1 point[-]

preach it.

bushtotalk 2 months ago | 1 point[-]

I bought it and played about 5 games of it. I really enjoyed it but I wasn't sure I could spare 12hrs so often haha

Skurvy5 Supporter2 months ago | 1 point[-]

It definitely seems like a once yearly type event. 

Marshwiggle92 Supporter2 months ago | 1 point[-]

I agree with this sentiment. It is a convention sort of game.

Marshwiggle92 Supporter2 months ago | 1 point[-]

Along with @philryuh I will assume that the etc... asumes that the rules are not a problem.... I think I would go with #War of the Ring (Second Edition), or #Twilight Imperium 4th Edition, or #Mega Civilization Board Game. These are all long, epic, involved games. They require the right group to play, and for that cause, I will probably never own them. Although, I have frequently thought about buying #War of the Ring (Second Edition) and playing both sides, like a old fashioned war gamer. They tell me it works really well like that. Plus, the theme really appeals to me, so if I am honest I would probably have to admit that I am only one good sale away from getting it.

bushtotalk 2 months ago | 1 point[-]

War of the Rings rules were brutal!

Marshwiggle92 Supporter2 months ago | 1 point[-]

But, did you like it?

bushtotalk 2 months ago | 1 point[-]

Yeah, once we learnt the rule we couldn't wait to get it back to the table! You will need dedicated people want to learn the rules with you. If you have that, you need this game.

Marshwiggle92 Supporter2 months ago | 1 point[-]

Gotcha 

theDL 2 months ago | 1 point[-]

ooo War of the Ring would be awesome

Marshwiggle92 Supporter2 months ago | 1 point[-]

I think so, but I've never played it. Have you? 

theDL 2 months ago | 1 point[-]

Nope. And I'm not planning to buy it so idk when I ever will.

Marshwiggle92 Supporter2 months ago | 1 point[-]

I hear that. 

Skurvy5 Supporter2 months ago | 1 point[-]

Definitely some epic choices here. I don’t know if War of the Ring would be worth it to play both sides. Are there any PnP AI bots for it?

Marshwiggle92 Supporter2 months ago | 1 point[-]

There is a flowchart style solo mode. The flowchart runs the "shadow player" while you run the "free peoples."

Honestly, I don't know if it would be worth it either to play both sides, though I have only heard good things about playing it that way. But, man, I love the theme so much it continues to tempt me.

Skurvy5 Supporter2 months ago | 1 point[-]

It’s a great theme and a really cool looking game. I just can’t imagine playing any 1vs1 game solo without a bot. It would be too challenging to play both sides fairly. 

Marshwiggle92 Supporter2 months ago | 1 point[-]

I think you could do it. 

Skurvy5 Supporter2 months ago | 1 point[-]

Oh sure. It’s possible. But would it be worth it? Would it be fun?

Marshwiggle92 Supporter2 months ago | 1 point[-]

I'm invested enough in the theme that I think it would be. 

Skurvy5 Supporter2 months ago | 1 point[-]

Personally I would (unintentionally) mentally pick a side that I would want to win and it would be a challenge to remove myself from each side to play the game fairly. 

Marshwiggle92 Supporter2 months ago | 1 point[-]

I could see that. I could also see that being sufficiently invested in each side that it could work. 

philryuh Supporter2 months ago | 1 point[-]

If "Etc." includes avoiding explaining rules and having them automatically downloaded into our brains:

I'd like to play #Brass: Birmingham with my wife. I'm very curious how much we'll like the game. We've yet to find a game that tops our 2p experience with #Tuscany: Essential Edition.

Other close candidates are: #Concordia, #Agricola (Revised Edition), #Tzolk'in: The Mayan Calendar.

#Clans of Caledonia came the closest to dethroning Viticulture but hasn't happened yet! We love the game though.

theDL 2 months ago | 1 point[-]

Oh maaan do I want to try Concordia!

philryuh Supporter2 months ago | 1 point[-]

With so many people who recommend it I really want to try it out. Hope it happens before this year passes!

These are the games I currently have in mind for a future bulk buy. Will have to decide on ~3 amongst them (and this list changes so often!):

Marshwiggle92 Supporter2 months ago | 1 point[-]

Sounds fun.. 



Skurvy5 Supporter2 months ago | 1 point[-]

Lots of good games 

theDL 2 months ago | 1 point[-]

Quite a varied list!

Skurvy5 Supporter2 months ago | 1 point[-]

Me too. But I think I could realistically get my game group to play that one. Eventually. 

theDL 2 months ago | 1 point[-]

I'm sure I could get mine to at least try it, but it may not be thematic enough for their taste. I'm not too sure.

Skurvy5 Supporter2 months ago | 1 point[-]

It’s great that for the most part you are picking games that are already in your collection! 

theDL 2 months ago | 1 point[-]

What's yours?

Skurvy5 Supporter2 months ago | 1 point[-]

See above! Or below! I don’t always know how this sorts comments. 

theDL 2 months ago | 1 point[-]

Haha, it's true - comment sorting does not seem predictable to me. Maybe it's the thread with the most recent comment in it that goes to the top? Seems like that might be it.

Skurvy5 Supporter2 months ago | 1 point[-]

I dunno. They rearrange themselves like the staircases at Hogwarts. 

theDL 2 months ago | 1 point[-]

Haha!

theDL 2 months ago | 1 point[-]

Nope, not it lol

theDL 2 months ago | 1 point[-]

#Dune

It's been a few weeks since we played last and I'm starting get an itch to play it, haha. Luckily I should be able to play in 3 weeks or so.

If I didn't have a whole afternoon or evening to set aside for it, then maybe #Evolution: Climate, because I love it, or maybe #Oceans, depending on the group.

Skurvy5 Supporter2 months ago | 1 point[-]

Dune is a great choice!

Marshwiggle92 Supporter2 months ago | 1 point[-]

Hey,,,, it's not about the group, or time. You get to decide what YOU want and the time and the right group magically appears. @Skurvy5 claims this is a fictional situation, but I am wondering if he has discovered something magical, something that he isn't sharing with us..... 

theDL 2 months ago | 1 point[-]

Haha, I guess so. Dune it is!

Marshwiggle92 Supporter2 months ago | 1 point[-]

Good choice sir. 

theDL 2 months ago | 1 point[-]

Lol thanks

Marshwiggle92 Supporter2 months ago | 1 point[-]

👍

Skurvy5 Supporter2 months ago | 1 point[-]

I wish! 

Marshwiggle92 Supporter2 months ago | 1 point[-]

Come on now.... I thought I had finally figured out how you won all those games....

Skurvy5 Supporter2 months ago | 1 point[-]

Unfortunately not. 

Marshwiggle92 Supporter2 months ago | 1 point[-]

I guess I will take your word for that.