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What was your most recent board game purchase, and why?

I have #The Isle of Cats, #Atheneum: Mystic Library and #Trails of Tucana on the way.  The cat theme of Isle doesn't draw me, but I think it will be a good family game based on the reviews (plus I got a killer deal on it at Game Nerdz).  Atheneum just spoke to me for some reason, seems like a fun, fast but slightly thinky puzzle to solve.  And Trails...well Zee Garcia talked it up so much I had to purchase :-)  I usually look for deals on all games I purchase, and try to get ones that I think my family would enjoy.  I do like a heavier game once in a while but sometimes I regret it because it doesn't get played much.  

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2 months ago

I bought a handful of games recently but the two that stand out are #Horrified for playing at Halloween which was great, and #Deep Sea Adventure which I just played with my in-laws and they loved it!

2 months ago

Was the first time you played this with me and neal?

2 months ago

Yeah it was! I liked it and it was on sale a few weeks after we tried it.

2 months ago

Haha sales are the best. Glad you were able to pick it up!

2 months ago

I purchased #Civilization: A New Dawn + #Civilization: A New Dawn - Terra Incognita, since the expansion is supposed to make it better.  Not ready to share impressions, still playing learning games, but once I have it down I'll express my thoughts about the two.

#Small Samurai Empires is on the way. 

And Preorders include #Dune: Imperium and #Clash of Cultures: Monumental Edition.  We'll see if these make the finalists and stay on the Kallax shelves!

Supporter2 months ago

Didn't they just come out with an official solo variant for this game?

Premium User2 months ago

Played civ with expansion three times over the last few weeks. It really does bring it up several notches. It’s not quite #Sid Meier's Civilization: The Board Game (plus expansions) level of epicness but I am totally interesting in adding it to my collection now.  Especially since there is an official solo mode.   Great purchase!

Supporter2 months ago

Most recent board game *purchase* was #Imperial Struggle. I bought that from Gamenerdz with a gift card from a BGA GAW several months ago. But, I don't have it yet, I have it on hold there, I hope to release it sometime when I can more easily pick it up.

I picked up all of my most recent arrivals at the same time, on my last trip to the states a month or so ago. They were:

  • #Pax Pamir (Second Edition). This is the second printing of this game. I kickstarted it back in March or so. I have had the chance to play this several times. And, it is truly great. I am very pleased with it. I bought it primarily for solo play.
  • #Pax Porfiriana This is the "collectors edition" of this game, and I had bought it several months ago. I mostly bought it because I was intrigued by the idea of Pax games, and I was listening to the "revolutions podcast" series on the mexican revolution. I knew there was a solo variant designed by Ricky Royal, but I wasn't expecting much from that. That being said, in my plays of it, so far I think I might like it a little bit better than Pamir.
  • #Root I picked this as a BGA GAW win back in January. I heard that the better bot pnp was really really good. I have only played it once. But, so far it is really good.
  • #1862: Railway Mania in the Eastern Counties Another GAW win. I picked it up to play solo. I have played it twice so far, and it is a really compelling puzzly sort of experience.
  • #Navajo Wars I bought this on a whim one time when Noble Knight had a NOS copy of the first printing, and it was on sale. This has been the biggest surpise of the bunch. I adore this game. It is super compelling.

Coming on Kickstarter, I went all in on the #Pax Renaissance: 2nd edition/ #Pax Viking kickstarter. As a result I have, coming my way in the future:

  1. #Pax Renaissance: 2nd edition
  2. #Pax Viking
  3. #High Frontier 4 All
    1. #High Frontier 4 All: Module 1 – Terawatt
    2. #High Frontier 4 All: Module 2 – Colonization
    3. #High Frontier 4 All: Module 3 – Conflict

I have #Pax Emancipation on preorder at GameNerdz.

And, either waiting in Kansas, or waiting on me to release them at GameNerdz:

  1. #Imperial Struggle
  2. #Gaia Project
  3. #Pendragon: The Fall of Roman Britain
  4. #Conquest of Paradise
  5. #Porta Nigra

2 months ago

#Porta Nigra...there's one you don't see very often!  I bet you're excited for #Gaia Project!

Supporter2 months ago

You bet I am. 

Supporter2 months ago

As an historian I love the theme and idea of #Imperial Struggle and would love to play it.  But I also don't have much use for 2P games.

Supporter2 months ago

I might have to play it schizo. 

Some people are working on solo. 

There is one guy, my brother in law, I think might play it with me. 

 

Supporter2 months ago

Schizo?

Supporter2 months ago

Two handed against yourself.

Supporter2 months ago

Oh gotya.  I've never heard of that or done that before... interesting.  How is it in general?

Supporter2 months ago

It can work out pretty well, if you can seperate yourself some from the parts you are playing. Obvioiusly it doesn't work quite as well with a CDG and #Imperial Struggle is at least partly a CDG. That being said, It is generally how I choose to learn a game, and especially for a assymetrical game it can work super well.

Supporter2 months ago

Most recent purchase for me was#Wingspan. I bought it from a LGS because they had it in stock for a reasonable price. And because I've been stress buying games recently. To help reduce stress. 

2 months ago

I have resisted #Wingspan so far, but it's a great value and I see the general appeal.

Supporter2 months ago

It's a nice lighter game for when I don't want to play something big and heavy. 

Supporter2 months ago

Retail therapy for the win....LOL

Supporter2 months ago

Is it working? I dunno. Does it feel good? Yes. 

Supporter2 months ago

I did a fair amount of that in the early days of lockdown. And, that feels sorta stupid, I mean I knew it would be months before I would even see them.....LOL

2 months ago

most recent purchases were #Welkin because it was $7.50 and #Castles of Mad King Ludwig because it was $7.50. They were clearly easy decsions to make.

Supporter2 months ago

Woah! Nice work 

2 months ago

haha thanks!

Premium User2 months ago

Wow great deals!

2 months ago

Haha I know right? It's a long story how I got them, for that price...but I am happy about it! haha

Premium User2 months ago

I don't know if it's my most recent purchase...but I just received #Barrage in the mail today. I bought it awhile ago on GameNerdz when it was the deal of the day (and I happened to have a $20 gift card from a math trade..) but just recently released it from hold. I've heard so many good things about it I just had to take advantage of both the sale and my gift card. The temptation is real with me sometimes lol

2 months ago

oh man... this game looks SO GOOD.

Premium User2 months ago

Right?! I couldn't resist