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philryuh Supporter13 days ago
I only got in #Pendulum last week. It was fun but as some of you might have heard/read, while it'll be slightly different, I feel like the same type of fun it delivers on can be had by adding a chess timer to one of my other games or putting those same sand timers on a game like Viticulture but taking out the concept/structure of seasons.
@trentellingsen and I have been getting to games more often for playthrough videos and he'll be teaching me #Brass: Birmingham today. I'm excited!
R0land1199 Supporter12 days ago
Brass Birmingham is one of my favourites! Hopefully you like it as much as I do. :)
philryuh Supporter11 days ago
I liked it a lot! Will be sharing about my experience soon
theDL 13 days ago
oo that sounds fun! Do you film the learning game? Or do you do a learning game and then do another game for the actual video?
The playthrough video session is when I first learn the game too, so I'm going into it fresh haha. It was like that for #Pendulum too and I froze right after the game started. #Brass: Birmingham triggered AP like no other in a number of turns.
As for Brass' playthrough video, we decided not to upload it because it just didn't seem like a fun video. We had fun, but to get it to an entertaining state, it was going to require too much editing time! I'll be sharing my first impressions soon though and Trent will also be doing a review video.
theDL 11 days ago
Huh, I guess that makes sense. Heavy Euros probably aren't super engaging to watch.
Marshwiggle92 Supporter13 days ago
I'm looking forward to hearing about brass from you.
R0land1199 Supporter13 days ago
Lots of gaming this week solo and otherwise!
Great week for gaming!
Corrupted Crafts New User7 days ago
What a great list of plays! #Ecos: First Continent has looked really neat, just waiting on a deal to come around.
I just bought #Trickerion used and am antsy for it to get here. So excited for that one. Any further thoughts on it?
R0land1199 Supporter6 days ago
Yeah I wanted to grab ecos ever since I saw it at SHUX last year. It's fun and you can play it without being too hard core and have fun but there is also some good strategy in there too.
Trickerion was interesting. Pretty tight play and a game where you always wish you had one more action all the time. The way the shows work is a bit odd but also very important to know to do well in a game. Mind you, I've only had the one play and I think it took one entire play to get the end to end flow even though I've played hundreds of different games.
So really my opinion should be taken with a grain of salt. :)
Corrupted Crafts New User6 days ago
This helps, though! It sounds exactly like what I enjoy. Really neat, thanks :)
Wow that's a ton! I saw the Streets Kickstarter. I've never played Villagers. It looks like it may be fun but it hasn't quite grabbed me enough to want to buy it for myself.
Was more of a physical play week vs digital this week I guess. :)
I like Villagers a lot. It's reasonably straightforward but has enough depth to keep interest. Streets appears to have the same DNA but with some more interactive and thinky play to it.
Of course, that's based on one play of streets. See if you can find the game on TTS. I am not sure if it is open to everyone or just backers at the moment.
nealkfrank 13 days ago
Boy, moving into a new house is tough on the gaming lol.
This week I got two games in.
Gaia Project is one of my favourites. I've never played it at 2 though. What do you think is the main diifferent between 2 players vs 3 - 4 players?
I don't particularly like Gaia Project at 2. It feels much harder to gaia-form planets since there's not enough time. Maybe I'm missing something though since everyone else seems to like it at 2?
No idea. I've never had the option to try it at 2. Maybe the next time it happens that we have 2 we can give it a whirl.
The two biggest differences are you have a tighter board and less time between turns.
You only have 7 platters used instead of 10 so you really only have 4 home planets for each faction. It makes it pretty hard to get more than 2 federations if you do not have the ability to Gaia-form.
Interesting. I have no one at home that is interested in board games and my group is usually 3+ players. Sometimes I feel like I am missing out on a whole other facet of games with not playing 2 player version of my games!
I have been the same way, but with COVID hitting I have been limited in options, plus a guy in my group has an open invitation each week to come over for dinner and games so it makes it easier lol.
That's cool. I have played 2 player games a couple of times and quite enjoyed it. There's a different feel to it. #Heaven & Ale at 2 is much different than playing it at 4.
nealkfrank 12 days ago
I could totally see that game playing differently with 2, is there a big difference in set up with that? I could see it being really easy to fill up your fields!
The setup is reasonably similar but you get much fewer turns so I think it's generally just as hard to fill everything. Entirely doable mind you.
Ah man I haven't play 7WD in a while! My wife didn't like it the first time but she's said she wants to try it again, so we'll have to get to that soon.
I was surprised that I enjoyed #7 Wonders more than Duel at 2 players. Totally not the typical opinion but that was just how I felt about it.
theDL 6 days ago
You know I've never actually tried the 2 player variant. I'll have to read the rules for it.
It really is a nice little game. Fairly intuitive once you know everything and the decision space is fairly small each turn. I like it way more than the original 7W
I still enjoy the original a lot, but yeah man Duel is really great. Have you ever played using the Pantheon expansion?
I have not played with the expansions for either the original or Duel. Does it add a lot?
Pantheon is really cool. I'd definitely say it's one to get after you feel like the original is getting a bit stale. It opens up your options by adding the special cards that have special abilities. So you can kind of play toward getting a couple of those, and it also means that you can take turns without taking a card from the standard display. In the base game, you have to take one of those cards every single turn. The stuff in the expansion means that you can take a turn without taking one of those.
That really would change the game quite a bit! There was a moment where I almost won it because my wife HAD to take a specific card revealing a really beneficial card for me, lucky for her I did not have enough money lol.
Yep, in that case she could take the new action instead of revealing a card for you
I had an awesome week, game-wise! Obviously Monday was Labor Day, but my wife and I also took Tuesday off to celebrate our anniversary, so that helped too. On Friday I had a friend come over and we played 3 different games as well!
cbrady748 11 days ago
Lots of plays for you this week! I keep meaning to ask you...any idea how your friend fits all of #Paladins of the West Kingdom in the box?! I tried my best with our extra baggies but the lid still doesn't sit on it correctly lol. Any suggestions?
Haha, I'm actually the one who does it for him. I'm more obsessive about storage than he is lol. Yeah it's baggies. I think there is one bag with the bigger cards and two with small cards...then just baggies for everything else, all laid flat on top of each other. Next time we play I'll try to remember to take a couple pics, though I'm not sure when that will be.
Awesome I appreciate that!
sdirrane Supporter12 days ago
We need to get a game of Root in together in TTS. I'd love to hear how #Dune went. I've been watching a lot of videos and I think I'm going to be okay playing it at 4 or 5 players.
theDL 12 days ago
Already posted about it: https://www.boardgameatlas.com/forum/pGBZDRJVKZ/postgame-report--dune-w-ixians--tleilaxu-expansion
I'd be interested in that! Maybe we can get a couple other BGA people as well.
Yeah I think works at 5, never played 4 but it probably works too. But from what I understand it just shines at 6.
Yeah, I think overall it would be best at 6, but I still think it'll give me a great experience at 4 and 5. I'm hoping we will get it out in December/January.
Awesome! I hope you do :)
I'm interested in a report on dune.
I'll make one later today then! Maybe on my lunch break.
Oh man, looks like an awesome week! We are wanting to play Dune but are having trouble getting more than 3 players interested so we'll wait a bit longer.
Out of the rest of the games I haven't played Horrified or War Chest but those two both look interesting.
Horrified is a fun, light co-op game with a great theme. I think it plays similar to Pandemic (never played), but the theme is more fun IMO.
War Chest immediately became one of my favorite games, and one I'll play any day.
MAN you get a lot of gaming in. You really seem to have found the sweet spot with a lot of the games you own and play!
Haha, I have had some big weeks lately. Usually it's a couple of games a week with my wife, and maybe one or two with friends.
Definitely jealous that the wife likes to game as much as she does! I am lucky if I can get one game in each week with her!
She's definitely warmed up to it a lot more in the last couple years
What has been the shift?
Just getting more used to it, I think. At first it was kind of a thing she would do with me just because she loved me, but she's begun to enjoy them more, and overcome some things that kept her from enjoying them in the past. She's even commented that she wants to make sure we keep playing throughout our lives, since she can notice a difference in her mental skills haha
That is great! I love that she see the mental benefits of it!
Yeah I thought that was great!
cbrady748 12 days ago
I played #Tags with my future in laws last weekend and got in a few games of #Monikers and #5-Minute Marvel as well. Pretty fun time with all 3 although I think Monikers is their new favorite.
Then at some point during the week #Paladins of the West Kingdom arrived so my fiance and I tried that out. Scored pretty low from what I could tell so it will take some more plays to optimize moves better. Even with the low scoring, it was a close game!
#Food Chain Magnate also arrived. I was fairly sure my fiance would hate this one so it was a pleasant surprise she actually enjoyed it. We played it twice, once on Wednesday and once yesterday. We both made some rookie mistakes so we'll see how we can better our play moving forward.
Finally, played a couple of games of #Codenames: Duet online. Nice way to end the week!
Super curious about #Food Chain Magnate. It seems crazy expensive for the theme somehow, even though that's not logical. Would love to play but can't bring myself to spend the cash.
cbrady748 7 days ago
I actually took a gamble on whether or not my fiancé would like it and so far so good! You can try it out online at http://play.boardgamecore.net. I taught my friend how to play this past week and it almost made me regret my physical purchase. I still much prefer my physical copy because it was difficult to see what everyone else is doing which is pretty important to keep up with milestones. I would say it's definitely worth the buy!
Oh cool! Thanks for the tip!
Mr.Dissing New User12 days ago
I played my first play through of#A Feast For Odin 2p. Man this is a big game. Not sure we got everything right, but def. not the last time playing it. I will have to read the rule book once again to get all the actions right for next time.
So far I've played #One Small Step since the kickstarter arrived. I really enjoyed it. Exactly the type of resource-management game I like and the theme with history is great.
Also played #Vindication for the first time. This one is a stunningly beautiful game. The art and components is top notch. Gameplay was alright. It just didn't feel as momentous as I was expecting so I'll have to give it another go.
Oh, I also got in #Mountaineers. Picked the game up on an auction for $15, but paid for shipping it bringing it up to $40. It ended up being the collectors edition from the Kickstarter which originally cost $115 plus shipping so I was pretty astonished.
Quite a fun game! Planning the routes and trying not to get sabotauged, plus managing resources and dealing with the 3D mountain, it was all really fun. It's a keeper.
CaptainPossum Supporter11 days ago
On a city-building kick?
rlupino 12 days ago
We played #Raiders of Scythia this week. I never played raiders of the North Sea, but i really enjoyed this game. I have played all the West Kingdom games (so far) and do enjoy Shem Phillips games quite a bit anyway, but this game is a little different than those. Building your raiding party and gathering your resources all the while watching your opponents and trying to figure out where they may go so you can try to get there first becaue your crew gets bonuses for going there...fun. Its a great combination of engine building and resource gathering but unlike other games where there's very little interaction, there are limited places to raid and within those limited worker types are needed so you have to plan ahead. I'll need red in two turns but all that is available is grey and blue but it looks like player 2 has red so as long as player 3 doesn't grab it i should be able to get it...and then player 3 grabs it and you're like why did you take that you don't have enough resources to raid that spot only to realize she has a crewmate that reduces the cost of resources for raids...ugh!...but this is what makes the game great. Alternatively you don't really have to play the rading game all that much as you can go down the Quest path and pick thise up and score huge points just as my wife did and came screaming from third place at the end of the game to be way out in front...she ended up coming in seocond by 5 points but still...just one more quest and she would have won...Hoping to play again tonight and try out some different strats...but overall I'd recoomend this.
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