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What's the most deluxe game in your collection? What makes it deluxe? Does the fact that it's deluxe increase your enjoyment of the game? Are deluxe games worth it?

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46 days ago

I don't have any deluxe games but I played #Orléansin a pub, lost the chits, and the only way to replace them was to pay for upgraded plastic deluxe chits from America, which ended up costing more than just rebuying the whole game. I've only played it once more since then but I regret nothing, as since its a tactile game the deluxe components genuinely add a lot to the experience. If it didn't cost an arm and a leg I would definitely get the upgraded bits for #Targi as well. 

44 days ago

I didn't even know targi had upgraded bits

44 days ago

Coin capsules are an alternative way to "upgrade" the cardboard chits to give them a premium feel, at a fraction of the cost.  I've done this for #Runebound Third Edition and I know folks who have done this for #The Quacks of Quedlinburg .  I'll be looking to encase the #Orléans ones in 21mm coin capsules once my order arrives.

Premium User45 days ago

You really think they're that worth it? Granted I'm in the US so it wouldn't cost nearly as much to ship....

I've heard they're more essential to #The Quacks of Quedlinburg but I suppose this would be the same concept.

45 days ago

They were for me because I lost the entire bag of the original chits, so I had no choice but to replace them. I'd say unless you play the game a lot it's probably not worth $35.

Premium User45 days ago

Makes sense. Maybe if I ever pick up one of the expansions I would consider upgrading those then. We haven't played in some time but that would definitely change with more content. Do you have either expansion?

44 days ago

Gotta go deluxe man

Premium User44 days ago

Just in general or with #Orléans specifically? 

44 days ago

Just always

Premium User44 days ago

What's your favorite game in your collection you've had upgraded?

44 days ago

My collection is actually pretty small right now. Awaiting on the KS fulfillments haha. But based on your question, I'm most excited for Knight Tales, Too Many Bones, Euthia, Sea of Legends, Merchants of the Dark Road, and Nemesis

Premium User44 days ago

I feel like #Merchants of the Dark Road appealed to me somewhat when it was on KS but I didn't pull the trigger on it. Now you're making me want to go back and look and see why that was..

44 days ago

Oh it's gonna be amazing 

Premium User44 days ago

Okay okay fine I'll go check it out again..

44 days ago

Eagerly awaiting your return, my liege

Premium User44 days ago

I literally facepalmed to this comment in real life so that reaction came in handy this time.

44 days ago

You're welcome 

46 days ago

Oh I was looking at the bits for Orleans they sell on the boardgamegeek store and they look sooo nice!

Edit: oh lol I didn't even notice those are the exact ones you linked.

46 days ago

Yeah man, they're really great. Your bag is more weighty and rifling through the plastic chips is fun.

Some shocking news has just transpired in our household. Sarah just told me she cheated in our last game of #Orléans. I appreciate your support at this difficult time for our family.

44 days ago

🙀

44 days ago

There is a loving community here for you, my friend 

Premium User45 days ago

How did she cheat? Maybe my Sarah could learn a thing or two...

45 days ago

Haha, I said to her "I've been telling the forum all about our fancy chips in #Orléans" and she was like "Oh, I love those. It makes it much easier to cheat. You can just quickly look in the bag and grab what you need"

Premium User45 days ago

Oh so like a blatant cheat. Got it haha. Now the better question is does she win?

46 days ago

Scandalous!

Supporter46 days ago

Oh wow. Call a national emergency. 

Supporter46 days ago

I agree. Premium chits for a game like that would drastically improve the gameplay. 

46 days ago

Seems like a bag builders are prime candidates for upgrades since you're constantly reaching into the bag and mixing things around, and if those are cardboard chits, that would wear them out after a bit.

Premium User45 days ago

I wonder how long "a bit" would be. Probably dependent on the quality of the components. I haven't noticed any difference after ~9ish plays of #Orléans

44 days ago

What about 900 plays?