updated 4 months ago | posted 14 months ago
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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CaptainPossum Supporter14 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.
It's A Wonderful World
A War of Whispers
Quartermaster General WW2
BobbyBigPoints 14 months ago
The estates is amazing. I hope your board game dreams come true !
philryuh Owner14 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.
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.
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.
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.
BenjaminK 14 months ago
Star Wars Rebellion.
Skurvy5 Supporter14 months ago
The beginning and the end. The Alpha and the Omega.
So say we all.
thjalfi 14 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):
Too Many Bones
Twilight Imperium 4
Xia: Legends of a Drift System
Star Wars Rebellion
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.
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.
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.
JamesReid860 Supporter14 months ago
Dune, Root, Anachrony, Trickerion, Archipelago
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.
Oh and the Too Many Bones
Ooo some excellent choices here. Good job James.
I know! They just keep piling up!
paperwad 14 months ago
#War of the Ring (Second Edition)
slapsgiving14 Supporter14 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.
It’s almost easier to play solo. Don’t have to try and plan 95 game nights.
I have Kemet on the shelf waiting to play
I am very much interested in Kemet.
Come on out after Rona and we'll play it! :)
It's a deal! ;)
WadeB1977 Premium User14 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.
Love me some Feast. It’s so good.
Oh I agree with all of these!