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That's a whole lot of gaming! I'm jealous haha

What was the verdict on #Petrichor? And that's awesome that the two of you are able to share the rulebook burden. I do it all myself and while I have no problems with it, diving into ones for heavy games can be overwhelming xD (I'd dare not touch #On Mars..)

Oh and I've heard that #Gloomhaven: Jaws of the Lion's difficulty jumps up when you get into scenario 4. I've yet to get into the 2nd scenario myself but want to when time permits..

Storytelling through gameplay. #Xia: Legends of a Drift System has been super fun for that.

Space. I like space. 

Critters.  I don't really have any games with critters, but I'm always interested in them.  Watership Down always holds a good place in my imagination, so I still have hopes of some day playing Aftermath.

Dinosaurs. I used to have pencil bags full of little dino mini toys when I was a kid, which naturally fed into my draw to #Perseverance: Castaway Chronicles... I did try it on tabletopia just to address my fears that I only wanted to back it because of dinos, and I really enjoy Anachrony, but I'd be lying to myself if I didn't admit that the dinos won't make me feel like a kid again.

Anything uncommon.  Themes that are different than a lot of games will usually draw me in even if I'm not that interested in the theme initially.

I am anxious to see what this expansion entails.  I'm honestly looking forward to the Oceania expansion for #Wingspan more than this one at the moment.  I have a feeling I am tapped out for game purchases this year and will have to be satisfied with whatever comes in the mail via Kickstarter backing and #Crokinole that I got for a family Christmas gift this year (yes, I've got my Christmas shopping started).

That being said I'd get this in a heartbeat if I have the funds. #Fort and #Brass: Birmingham are also high on my hit list should the opportunity present itself.

Unfortunately (for your wallet), I definitely think #On Mars is worth it. (Do bear in mind, I'm very partial to Ian's stunning artwork and graphic design, and I love the theme as well… so those things certainly affect my opinion. But the gameplay is incredible and certainly doesn't take a back seat.)

Watch a solo playthrough and see what you think! It sure is a big, heavy box full of fun! 😄

I soloed #On Mars after buying it, mostly to help me learn the rules. I like the built-in variety of "difficulty levels" you can attempt as you get better at the game. Needless to say, since it was my first play I did not defeat Lacerda (the Bot's name) on the easiest difficulty level. Having said that…

Did I have fun? Would I recommend it solo? Will I solo it again? YES.

(#On Mars is really giving #Great Western Trail a run for its money as my favorite game of all time.)

I soloed #On Mars after buying it, mostly to help me learn the rules. I like the built-in variety of "difficulty levels" you can attempt as you get better at the game. Needless to say, since it was my first play I did not defeat Lacerda (the Bot's name) on the easiest difficulty level. Having said that…

Did I have fun? Would I recommend it solo? Will I solo it again? YES.

(#On Mars is really giving #Great Western Trail a run for its money as my favorite game of all time.)

Hahaha I saw a #Crokinole Kickstarter recently but decided not to go for it. Would love to play #The Reckoners with all those good looking dice :)

1. #Crokinole is y heaviest. haha But, if we're going boxed games, probably #The Reckoners. It's got lots of metal pieces in it that helps weigh it down. 

2. For depth of play, perhpas #Trajan or #Escape Plan. For compact, probably #Tiny Epic Galaxies, since I have the expansion packed into the base box as well haha

I love good, heavy bits and pieces, but if the gameplay isn't there, what's the point? Gonna go with number 2.

Had no idea you were thinking about #Xia: Legends of a Drift System. What attracted you to the game? (I still know nothing about it)

And I agree, you have so many great games but storage needs improvement! Same issue for me hahaha, although, I don't have that many games to store yet. I might just put up a shelf in our garage/my wife's studio

#On Mars and #Lisboa are the ones that are gathering dust on the shelf so far. Sheer amount of rules and complexity makes these games problematic for anyone in my playgroup (other then me) from learning the rules and getting down to playing them.

Interesting idea for a video! #Crokinole definitely. Does #Jenga count? 

I have lots of grail games. Xia: Legends of a Drift System is probably the one that would be the hardest to acquire. Otherwise there are plenty of games that are available but are more expensive than I can normally spend on games. Mage Knight: Ultimate Edition isn’t too bad and I might convince my Dad to get it for me for Christmas. Gaia ProjectA Feast For Odin, and Gloomhaven are expensive but definitely attainable. I’m still kicking myself for not picking up Gaia Project last Black Friday. 

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I forgot - I also backed Throw Throw Burrito, but I don't really count that in the same category, as it's a well-established, very successful company (they made Exploding Kittens), and not really a hobby game, more of a silly party game. The game is what it is, silly fun, but the Kickstarter did not disappoint. It shipped early and I'm pretty sure they gave us extra stuff, can't quite remember.

Haven't bought anything. But I think that it is only a matter of time before I buy Aquatica

I want to buy On Mars but it is too rich for my blood at the moment. 

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I haven't played it yet (have plans to, though), but I've heard Xia: Legends of a Drift System described as a sandbox game. It's got a cool space/sci-fi theme as well, which is very appealing to me. It seems like sort of a bigger version of the Star Wars: Outer Rim game that you reviewed recently!

Mostly solo plays for me this past week:

Root - I played 3-handed solo on the Mountain Map as the Cats, Lizards, and Otters. The closed paths and center pass made for some interesting decisions. I plan on printing the Crows/Moles sometime this week and trying them out as well!

Lisboa - I got this to the table twice this past week; once with the normal solo mode, and once using a variant someone designed to tweak the official solo mode to be less static. I really, really enjoy this game. It’s a masterpiece of game design. I’m really looking forward to Vital’s next game: On Mars.

Star Trek: Five Year Mission - Played this over lunch with a co-worker. It’s not something that I would ask to play, but it was fun enough!

This week I also played some Pandemic just two game one of which we got destroyed super early. Since we won the second we will be moving up to all epidemic cards. Ticket to Ride: France and Old West Expansion Map Collection 6 has been the TTR of choice and we played 5 games on the France board and 3 on the old west side. We got a game of six players on the old west side which was awesome. Sushi Go! and Exploding Kittens Card Game also made an appearance this week.

This week I also played some Pandemic just two game one of which we got destroyed super early. Since we won the second we will be moving up to all epidemic cards. Ticket to Ride: France and Old West Expansion Map Collection 6 has been the TTR of choice and we played 5 games on the France board and 3 on the old west side. We got a game of six players on the old west side which was awesome. Sushi Go! and Exploding Kittens Card Game also made an appearance this week.