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Great idea!  I wonder who came up with this one?

To comment on your post: #Civilization: A New Dawn is a great civ game but I highly recommend getting #Civilization: A New Dawn - Terra Incognita with it.  It makes the combat/military aspects much, much better and I like everything it adds to the game.

To facilitate this post I'd like to suggest that when we order a list by recently added that we should be able to see the date when it was added.  I am looking at my owned list but there is no actual date showing when games were added to it.

Now on to my list:

Er...I tend to do more retail therapy this time of year and I have a bit of extra money so...I went a little crazier than usual this year:


Obviously I love me some marvel champions.  I like deck construction in this game, I love Marvel, and I love having options.  However, I think after Quicksilver and Scarlet Witch I need to dig a line in the sand for new purchases for a while and absorb what I have!

My favourite game of the lot is Gaia Project followed closely by Dune Imperium.  For solo play Gaia Project also wins out slightly but Dune Imperium is a close second.  And in fact I'd say Dune Imperium is a smoother solo play but I like the crunchiness of Gaia Project more personally.

Removed/On the Block

All of the new stuff in and kickstarters coming up means the shelf has to get thinned.  A few games that I don't find grab me are on the outs.  I sold patchwork and railroad ink to someone in my gaming group and traded Trains for Res Arcana.  The other ones are posted up for sale.

Games on the Radar

I am thinking my next purchase might be one of the solo wargames from GMT.  I am not sure which one to get yet as I am relatively new to this field.  I have been looking at #Field of Fire, #Flying Colors, #Red Storm: Air War Over Central Germany, 1987, or in a different vein #Pericles: The Peloponnesian Wars.

1. How did you find Board Game Atlas?

I got re-directed here when trying to look at, which I used to use all the time.  And it sure looks like there's a lot of great information here that I can use and that I can't really get easily on bgg, so I'm staying!

2. How long have you been in the hobby?

I played (or attempted to play) my first real hobby game when I was in 6th or 7th grade, so about 1977.  I believe it was Avalon Hill's Anzio, and I hated it.  (I still don't have any love for hex-and-chit wargames today.)  But I was fascinated by the concepts.  I think I soon tried Avalon Hill's Battle of the Bulge, and I liked that one a little better.  There weren't a ton of options in those days.  From there I branched into some miniature gaming and then went heavily into roleplaying (when AD&D first came out).  Then I went back into board games (Diplomacy and Civilization and Dune were big for us), some collectible card gaming (Magic, when it first started), some more roleplaying (Call of Cthulhu and Torg), and then when the Eurogame revolution hit the US in 1995 I went in starting with Settlers of Catan whole-heartedly.  My boardgame collection is now somewhere around 2000.

3. What are your favorite 3 games at the moment?

Right at this very moment, I guess it's Dune (still), Dune Imperium, and King's Dilemma.  At least those are the hot ones I'm actually playing.  Recently, I've also really liked Gloomhaven, The Crew and Azul.  And I love all the room-escape style puzzle games.  I'm dying to play Pandemic Legacy Season 0, which is sitting right here on my desk, but not until the real-life pandemic lets us get back together face-to-face.  All recent gaming has been entirely online.

Several of these are very much games I'm interested in. 

#John Company (Second Edition) has been on my radar for a long time. I started wanting 1e about the time it was not available any more. I'm still waiting to see their final proposal and the price. But, I am nearly certain to back this when it hits Kickstarter.

Of course I'm excited for #Oath: Chronicles of Empire and Exile. But I'm scared it's not for me. I really need to see some more playthroughs, especially solo. I really can't get a good idea of this one from the rule book. 

#Tinners' Trail is something I'm quite interested in. I've long been intrigued by Wallace, but have yet to play any. I do believe this remastering will include a solo mode, so that is interesting for me.

#Burncycle the thing that scares me about this one is the cooperative aspect. I find myself leaning further and further away from co-ops.

#Terraforming Mars: Ares Expedition I'm sorta interested, but I am waiting to hear more.

Another game I'm super excited for is #Border Reivers. This is designed by Ed Beech, and is a bit of a continuation of the system he used in #Here I Stand and #Virgin Queen. It's a historical period and place I live. It supports solo play. And, it's a wargame with wooden animeeples.... What more could you want? 

I'm in on the Border Reivers P500 as well. I never would have thought a wargame would have been a good fit for raiding and stealing each others sheep but here we are. :)

Not sure if he's done any boardgames yet, but Dmitri Burmak has done some great work on #Frostgrave and #Magic: The Gathering. Probably my favorite fantasy artist. His art book for Frostgrave is outstanding.

Another one I like - whose work you have almost certainly seen - is Franz Vohwinkel. He's done a ton of games, as well as RPGs and MtG.

Doris Matthaus established the classic look of 90's-00's Euros. It was a crime when they put out the new edition of #Carcassonne without her art.

Ryan Laukat has a distinctive style which ties together his games - and he's the designer, too!

1. I got here because of boardgameprices, which I found out about because of 3 minute board games youtube channel. Staying because of deals and the price alert feature.

2. Loved playing board games growing up. Mostly the standards, Monopoly, Risk, Life, Clue, etc. But also had some Avalon hill hex and chit wargames. Played gettysburg the most. Sadly, I think my parents got rid of these games after we all moved out and I left hobby gaming behind with developing career and growing family. Played some Catan occasionally, but it was Ticket to Ride about 10 years ago that rekindled the love and have slowly been building a collection. Still mostly family oriented games, as my kids are my primary gaming group. But in the past few years as they've gotten older our collection has started to grow a little more quickly. 

3. Currently, I guess I'd say 7 Wonders, Wingspan, and Isle of Cats. I'll still never turn down a game of Ticket to Ride or Dominion, though.

I'm always down for more Lacerda games. I own them all except for CO2. That one holds zero interest to me. I otherwise don't know enough about what may be coming later in the year to really know what I'm anticipating see pop up on KS, although anythign Mindclash will probably get an insta-back. I think my MOST anticipated stuff is everything else that hasn't shipped yet for #Kingdom Death: Monster. Other than that, in no particular order, I'm really anticipating the following KS deliveries:

  1. #Wonderland's War
  2. #Middara
  3. #Sleeping Gods
  4. #Merchants Cove
  5. #Street Fighter: The Miniatures Game
  6. #Oathsworn: Into the Deepwood
  7. #Foundations of Rome
  8. #Steamwatchers

Outside of the KS realm, I have several P500 and Legion CPOs that I am looking forward to. #Heart of Darkness should be out about mid-year from Legion, and #Storm Above the Reich should be out about the same time from GMT along with #Commands & Colors: Samurai Battles. That will be my first block wargame so I'm looking forward to that. 

The main thing I want to see in a boardgame cafe is myself....LOL

Their are several things to keep in mind:

  • You need to make sure you have the population center needed to support such an enterprise. Then you need to make sure that the local population is open to that sort of gaming. If the local gaming scene is DnD and Fantasy dungeon crawl focused.... then that sort of cafe would possibly be quite good. If your local scene is more into 18xx and Vital Lacerda...... That strong a theme in a boardgame cafe may be an active discourgement.
  • The paperwork for selling food and drink can be a bear..... You have to make sure that you have those permits figured out ALL the way before you invest too heavily in infrastructure. You don't want to plan something and then figure out that that won't come up to code for what you want to do with food.....

Those things being said.... What would I want in such a cafe...... I would want something fairly neutral, in fact, I would want something pretty similar to a public library.  I would want something I could play a really dry Euro game in, or a thematic fantasy game, or a historical wargame, or...... whatever without feeling too out of place. I think I would also like to have the cafe maybe be a seperate from the gameplaying area..... But, that's just me.

I have recently gotten in to a historical game/wargame kick so there is no moritorium on buying games here.  (Although I do try to pace myself.)  

I recently played #Cuba Libre which someone in my gaming group owns and loved it so I grabbed #Andean Abyss which should be coming soon.  Looking forward to that!

I finished a 5 turn playthrough of #Pericles: The Peloponnesian Wars yesterday and I am really looking forward to playing it again.  What a great game!

I got in to the P500 for #China's War: 1937-41 which is another COIN game that has made their cut.  I am not sure how long P500's take so I will look forward to it later this year I am guessing? 

I also P500'ed for #Vijayanagara: The Deccan Empires of Medieval India, 1290-1398 which is a new style of game described as "Irregular Conflict".  It's a new style that sort of has COIN elements but allows for more breaking of the mold.  Also looking forward to this one!  It hasn't made the cut yet so who knows when it will come.

For the rest of the year I am looking forward to buying/trading/enjoying more games in this area of gaming.

That is a lot of wargames!!