What's the most photogenic game in your collection?

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I often take pictures of my game sessions so that I can upload them onto the game pages. And while some of my games look great on camera with even the slightest effort (and skill/experience), I have games with great art that still require some fiddling around to make it look nice.

With that said, what's your most photogenic game?

I had a tough time deciding between #Clans of Caledonia, #Root, and #Viticulture: Essential Edition. In the end, I give the win to #Viticulture: Essential Edition.

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8 months ago

I'm by no means a photographer, so I don't have a great eye for this, but it's probably #Everdell. Between the adorable critters on the cards (and meeples), colorful components, and beautiful (massive) tree, it's tough to beat. After that, I'd have to go with #Oceans. The artwork on the cards is something else, and all of the components are super vibrant!

Supporter8 months ago

Everdell is so cute. 

Supporter8 months ago

Me too, zero photography skills. Glad the modern phone does most of the work for you lol. I agree with your picks, especially #Everdell! The full setup with all of the expansions has such a great table presence.

8 months ago

Haha, I will have to try to set up some pics next time we get something to the table. I just don't take many pics in general, so it never really occurs to me to do it when playing a game.

8 months ago

I think I would go with #Brass: Birmingham It really is a delight and the chips add to it. Next session I will have to snap a pic. 

#Pax Pamir (Second Edition) will shoot right up to the top when the kickstarter ships in October too!

8 months ago

#PARKS and #The Quacks of Quedlinburg are pretty close but I am partial to darker stuff!

Supporter8 months ago

I can see what you mean, I love the ones that pull off the dark look really well and Brass is one of them. Makes everything else pop out so much more. Plus that game has fantastic components and illustrations. Mr. Cuddington (an alias used by the husband and wife duo) is behind a lot of the artwork and they do great work on games (e.g. #Santorini, #Charterstone, #The Grimm Forest, #Tidal Blades: Heroes of the Reef)

8 months ago

Ya the Roxley folks have a pretty solid design team! 

Supporter8 months ago

I think Pax Pamir will be top for me as well.

Supporter8 months ago

It is a game that I think is very visually attractive.  Unfortunately I don't know that it's one I'll get a chance to play.

Supporter8 months ago

I feel like I'd love both games.  I really want to see what you snap of Brass.  That game seems like one I'd really enjoy.

8 months ago

It may be a while lol. My wife does not like the game at all...and I tried! I will have to look for a solo variant if there is one. 

Supporter8 months ago

There is a respected solo variant on BGG. Solosaurus should be dropping a review of it soon. 

8 months ago

Can you link that to me???

Supporter8 months ago

Solosaurus has not reviewed it yet. I will try to remember to let you know when they do review it. I am pretty sure the variant they are using is https://boardgamegeek.com/thread/2246757/automa-mode

Here is another variant that is brand new. So, I doubt that it is quite as polished...... but it does have the advantage that it doesn't use any extra materials. https://boardgamegeek.com/filepage/197112/brass-birmingham-solo-victoriai.

7 months ago

I created a digital version of this variant for Mauro; he did a great job with it. It’s a fantastic way to play Birmingham solo!

7 months ago

@tallon.simmons Heck ya! Where is that digital version??

7 months ago

This is excellent! Thanks! I will have to give it a go here soon. 

Supporter7 months ago

@nealkfrank☝️☝️ 

Supporter8 months ago

Cool, thanks!

Supporter8 months ago

No problem. 

Supporter8 months ago

Ahh gotya.  Yeah that can be hard.  Well, I'd probably be willing (during quarantine) to try it out with you on Tabletopia.  If you'd be willing to do a teaching game (even if we couldn't finish the first time).

8 months ago

I tried playing games on Tabletopia but it was not super accessible, I did not do any tutorial for it so maybe it was my fault lol. Do you find it easy to play with?

Supporter8 months ago

The more I use it the more I learn how to play with it the easier it is.  I played three player Viticulture last week in about 1 hour and 15 minutes.  Which is really a quick time for that game in general.  I'll be playing Secret Hitler with some people on there tonight.

Playing with others using Discord is key though.  Makes the game flow better, go quicker, and make it more enjoyable.

8 months ago

I think I just realized why I was having trouble...I was expecting it to help me out a little more...but thats not what it does. It is literally just a sand box for the game and you need to know the rules!

Supporter8 months ago

Oh yeah, it's not a true "Digital" version of the game.  Which is actually appealing to me.  Once you get the hang of it it's not too shabby.

8 months ago

Oh for sure, I am trying out Viticulture solo right now and I am getting the hang of it!

Supporter8 months ago

Awesome.  Yeah the more I've done it the easier it's been.

8 months ago

I also did not do the tutorial initially...so that was dumb of me lol.