Game you wish you could try

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Is there a game out there that you wish you could try? One that perhaps you don’t own, or you don’t have the proper game group for, or whatever other reason you can think of? I’ll share mine in the comments. 

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Supporter7 months ago

Pretty much most games on my "Want in Trade" list. You can watch reviews, have a pretty good idea of your likes and dislikes, and know what your game group typically consists of but it isn't the same as having a chance to play it. 

The Estates

Caylus 1303

Red Alert

Tricorne

It's A Wonderful World

A War of Whispers

Quartermaster General WW2

Space Base

Fallout Shelter

7 months ago

The estates is amazing. I hope your board game dreams come true !

Supporter7 months ago

Agreed, that's a very fun one. It makes me hold back a bit though depending on the group's dynamic, if there's someone who doesn't like direct player conflict.

7 months ago

I will only pull out that game for the toughest of the tough and the meanest of the mean. Anything less would be considered abuse.

Supporter7 months ago

haha thanks. The Estates looks like a game that would appeal to me and my brothers but I only get together with them to play like once a year so that's why I have held off buying it so far.

7 months ago

I've only had a chance to play it twice so far but it exceeded my expectations by a country mile and my expectations were already high. The wild swings in scoring are a blast. What looked to be a substantial lead evaporated into a negative score quite quickly. Ok I'm exiting the hype train. You and your brothers will love it.

7 months ago

Star Wars Rebellion.

The end.

Supporter7 months ago

The beginning and the end. The Alpha and the Omega. 

7 months ago

So say we all. 

7 months ago

Some great games on peoples' lists. My list consists of games that are for me either expensive, hard to find, or require an extensive time commitment.

My list (in no particular order):

Pax Pamir

Too Many Bones

Cloudspire

Dune

Twilight Imperium 4

Xia: Legends of a Drift System

Dune

Frosthaven

Star Wars Rebellion

Supporter7 months ago

These are all games I'm interested in but are highly unlikely buys. There are games I'd love to try but I'm pretty sure I'll get them in the next two years or so:

#Twilight Imperium 4th Edition - I'm sure I'd love it, but.... I think I missed the boat haha. Should've happened before I got married.

#Gloomhaven - I can imagine myself being amazed by this. It's just highly unlikely for me to own it. With every game that I've tried, it's been another reminder how much I love elegant games that have are less involved (setup, gameplay length, number of moving parts, or teardown wise) but still strategically deep. Same with #Star Wars: Rebellion. I would like to see what it's about.

#The Gallerist - I want to try out a Lacerda game. But man.... I finished a fairly long tutorial on the #Through the Ages: A New Story of Civilization app last night and I can finally fully understand what people mean by "brain burners" when it comes to games well above the 4.0 complexity rating. I'm not sure if I would ever want to subject my wife through learning the rules for games that are that heavy. Would like to try out a game so that I can see if they're not as bad to teach once you've played a few times. Their price point and amount of table space required still make them unlikely buys.

7 months ago

The only Lacerda I've played currently is On Mars, but it was amazing. One of my favorites to play. I have a friend who has The Gallerist and Vinhos and I would love to give them a try now.

Supporter7 months ago

People are so scared of Gloomhaven but it’s not really that bad. Yes, it’s a big gigantic box with tons of content. But you don’t use all of it at once. Much of it is unlocked as you go along. 

Each scenario takes 1-2 hours to play, including set up and take down. Which is the length of many other games. 

The key is to make sure you use an organization system and everything goes much faster. 

Supporter7 months ago

Dune, Root, Anachrony, Trickerion, Archipelago

7 months ago

I just bought Root and Anachrony and I love them both. Very different games but Root is great for the player interaction and the asymmetry of it. Anachrony is right up my alley. A heavy, thinky kind of game with a great sci-fi theme and the time travel element doesn't seem tacked on, but feels fully integrated into the theme and systems of the game. 

I would play these games both every day right now if I had the chance.

Supporter7 months ago

That's great to hear! I haven't gotten into any truly heavy games (probably Terraforming Mars is the heaviest game I've played) so I've been unsure whether to get Anachrony or not. 

Supporter7 months ago

Oh and the Too Many Bones

Supporter7 months ago

Ooo some excellent choices here. Good job James. 

Supporter7 months ago

I know! They just keep piling up!

Supporter7 months ago

War of the Ring is pretty close for me.  I think I might eventually manage to get to Gloomhaven even if it's only solo.

Supporter7 months ago

It’s almost easier to play solo. Don’t have to try and plan 95 game nights. 

Supporter7 months ago

I have Kemet on the shelf waiting to play

Supporter7 months ago

I am very much interested in Kemet. 

Supporter7 months ago

Come on out after Rona and we'll play it! :) 

Supporter7 months ago

Sounds good!

Supporter7 months ago

It's a deal! ;)

7 months ago

1.  Feast of Odin is the one I hear about the most that I would love to try

2.  I would like to play through Gaia Project sometime to see if I'd like it.  I wasn't a huge fan of Terra Mystica and have heard this is similar.

3. Frosthaven!

Supporter7 months ago

Love me some Feast. It’s so good. 

Supporter7 months ago

Oh I agree with all of these!