Game Interview

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I thought this would be a fun way to start the week.

GAME I LOVE:

GAME I THINK IS UNDERAPPRECIATED:

GAME I DISLIKE THE MOST:

GAME I THINK IS OVERRATED:

GAME I CAN PLAY OVER AND OVER:

GAME I DON’T PLAY ENOUGH:

GAME THAT MADE ME FALL IN LOVE WITH GAMES:

GAME I WISH I MADE:

GAME THAT CHANGED MY LIFE:

GAME THAT SURPRISED ME:

GUILTY PLEASURE GAME:

GAME I SHOULD HAVE PLAYED BY NOW BUT HAVEN'T:

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9 months ago

GAME I LOVE:  #Battlestar Galactica

GAME I THINK IS UNDERAPPRECIATED:  #Bloc by Bloc: The Insurrection Game

GAME I DISLIKE THE MOST: #Archipelago

GAME I THINK IS OVERRATED: #Through the Ages: A New Story of Civilization 

GAME I CAN PLAY OVER AND OVER: #Terraforming Mars

GAME I DON’T PLAY ENOUGH:  #Churchill

GAME THAT MADE ME FALL IN LOVE WITH GAMES:  #Battletech: A Game of Armored Combat

GAME I WISH I MADE:  #Spirit Island

GAME THAT CHANGED MY LIFE:  #A Distant Plain

GAME THAT SURPRISED ME: #Thunderbirds Co-operative Board Game

GUILTY PLEASURE GAME:  #Defenders Of The Last Stand Board Game

GAME I SHOULD HAVE PLAYED BY NOW BUT HAVEN'T: #Carcassonne

9 months ago

At least one of those answers will illicit a "WHAT, HOW?" response considering i'm some "big shot board game reviewer", lol :) 

Supporter9 months ago


Owner9 months ago

I cheated and put multiple games :D

Game I love: #Root at 2p+ or #Tuscany: Essential Edition

Game I think is underappreciated: None that comes to mind but #Dogs of War: Core Board Game, #Clockwork Wars, and #Leaving Earth are some of the games I've seen mentioned for this.

Game I dislike the most: #Apples to Apples. Unlike other party-esque games like #Just One, it's made for certain personality types for it to go well. Plus it overstays its welcome.

Game I think is overrated: None comes to mind.

Game I can play over and over: #Root at 2p+

Game I don't play enough: #Root or #Clans of Caledonia

Game that made me fall in love with games: #Viticulture: Essential Edition

Game I wish I made: #Root or #Clans of Caledonia. Root is just fun to think about new factions, but feels like a massive headache to balance out. Clans would still be fun enough to think about new clans, common/processed goods, new terrain tiles, new mechanics to introduce like a bridge, etc. If I were to just think about money and its potential, then my answer would be #Love Letter haha

Game that changed my life: #Catan because it pulled my wife into modern board games.

Game that surprised me: Lots, but I'll give this to #Skulk Hollow. We had no idea what to expect when we received a review copy. It was one of the most pleasant surprises in terms of its great production and gameplay.

Guilty pleasure game: #On Tour app.

Game I should have played by now but haven't: #Agricola (Revised Edition), #Concordia, and #Brass: Birmingham

Supporter9 months ago

Clans definitely would have made it in there if I had done more than one.

9 months ago

GAME I LOVE:

#The Castles of Burgundy

GAME I THINK IS UNDERAPPRECIATED:

#Space Explorers


GAME I DISLIKE THE MOST:

CAH

GAME I THINK IS OVERRATED:

Pandemic

GAME I CAN PLAY OVER AND OVER:

#That's Pretty Clever

GAME I DON’T PLAY ENOUGH:

#Scythe

GAME THAT MADE ME FALL IN LOVE WITH GAMES:

#7 Wonders

GAME I WISH I MADE:

#Just One

GAME THAT CHANGED MY LIFE:

I guess #7 Wonders

GAME THAT SURPRISED ME:

#Star Wars: Outer Rim

GUILTY PLEASURE GAME:

#T.I.M.E. Stories

GAME I SHOULD HAVE PLAYED BY NOW BUT HAVEN'T:

#Dominion

Owner9 months ago

I really like #Just One. So simple but I've gotten great results every time I've introduced it to a group. Thinking about introducing it to my co-workers during lunch time some day :)

9 months ago

It's just easy to teach/learn and inviting to those that otherwise wouldn't show interest in a heavier board game. And for those already in the hobby, it seems to be a party game that most don't mind playing.

9 months ago

GAME I LOVE: #Fields of Arle

GAME I THINK IS UNDERAPPRECIATED: #Notre Dame

GAME I DISLIKE THE MOST: #Battlestar Galactica (I know, I know... let the ridicule begin)

GAME I THINK IS OVERRATED: #Tapestry (again, I'm sure people will hate this answer)

GAME I CAN PLAY OVER AND OVER: anything by Uwe Rosenberg or Vital Lacerda

GAME I DON’T PLAY ENOUGH: #Brass: Birmingham & #Brass: Lancashire

GAME THAT MADE ME FALL IN LOVE WITH GAMES: #Power Grid

GAME I WISH I MADE: #Dinosaur Island

GAME THAT CHANGED MY LIFE: #Terraforming Mars

GAME THAT SURPRISED ME: #Vindication

GUILTY PLEASURE GAME: #Too Many Poops and #Dutch Blitz

GAME I SHOULD HAVE PLAYED BY NOW BUT HAVEN'T: #Clans of Caledonia and #Paladins of the West Kingdom have been on my shelf of shame for too long

Owner9 months ago

I've played #Tapestry once so far, but my impression was that it had potential to be great but fell short. Seems like a good enough game to enjoy and have fun with casually, but at that point, I have other solid games in that category. Will have to see how it works out for me and my wife after getting more plays in.

How's #Dinosaur Island by the way? I've never had interest in it after hearing that there's very little player interaction in that one.

Supporter9 months ago

It feels to me by reading and watching reviews that Tapestry is just a game with a Civ skin.  It's presumably a Civ game but it feels like you can have branded it as something else and it would still run the way it runs.  It also felt like the "innovations" on each track are just named because it has a Civ "theme".

Supporter9 months ago

What bumps #Fields of Arle above other Rosenberg games? 

9 months ago

Excellent question!  I love all of his games... but #Fields of Arle holds a special spot because our gaming group sometimes doesn't formally come together - and on those nights, my neighbor I just play this one.  He is also a HUGE Rosenberg fan and Fields of Arle is (in my opinion) the best 2 player game.

Supporter9 months ago

I really like tight euros. I love agrícola but only like caverna. Where on the tighness scale would you put arle? 

Owner9 months ago

Hope to try out #Brass: Birmingham some day. I'm curious how my wife would like it too.

Supporter9 months ago

Hope you can get to Clans soon, I love that game.  

9 months ago

I would love to play both of those within the next couple weeks.
Have you ever watched a playthrough and/or read a games rules fifty times and still not get a game to the table?  That's these two for me.

Supporter9 months ago

I try to be extremely discerning with game purchases.  I don't want to get a game that won't get played so this hasn't happened yet.  Although I do have games I've watched many videos for that I wish I got to play more frequently.

Supporter9 months ago

GAME I LOVE:

#Star Wars: Rebellion

GAME I THINK IS UNDERAPPRECIATED:

#Star Wars: Rebellion

GAME I DISLIKE THE MOST:

None

GAME I THINK IS OVERRATED:

#Spirit Island

GAME I CAN PLAY OVER AND OVER:

#Gloomhaven

GAME I DON’T PLAY ENOUGH:

#Star Wars: Rebellion

GAME THAT MADE ME FALL IN LOVE WITH GAMES:

#Catan

GAME I WISH I MADE:

#Gloomhaven

GAME THAT CHANGED MY LIFE:

#XCOM: The Board Game

GAME THAT SURPRISED ME:

#Paladins of the West Kingdom

GUILTY PLEASURE GAME:

#Star Wars Imperial Assault

GAME I SHOULD HAVE PLAYED BY NOW BUT HAVEN'T:

#Root

Owner9 months ago

I remember you mentioning about how Spirit Island hasn't clicked yet. Still surprising to see it in that category though. I guess it just isn't the right one for you? It'd be nice if you could get a multiplayer game in :(

Supporter9 months ago

I was waiting for someone to notice this!

Supporter9 months ago

I don’t think it’s a bad game. It’s actually quite good. I just don’t think it’s the #1 solo game. Thus, it is overrated.  

Supporter9 months ago

Your list seems distinctly weighted. 

Supporter9 months ago

How so? ;)

Supporter9 months ago

Let me count the ways.. 

  1. Star wars. 
  2. Rebellion

Supporter9 months ago

Haha! 😂

Supporter9 months ago

You forgot 

3. Star

4. Wars

5. Imperial

Supporter9 months ago

There is that. 

Supporter9 months ago

GAME I LOVE: #Root (duh)

GAME I THINK IS UNDERAPPRECIATED: #1775: Rebellion

GAME I DISLIKE THE MOST: #Catan

GAME I THINK IS OVERRATED: #Terraforming Mars (sorry!, I know I should play it more)

GAME I CAN PLAY OVER AND OVER: #Root

GAME I DON’T PLAY ENOUGH: #Scythe

GAME THAT MADE ME FALL IN LOVE WITH GAMES: #A Few Acres of Snow (this game ended up being my introduction to the hobby).

GAME I WISH I MADE: #Root

GAME THAT CHANGED MY LIFE: #Scythe (this really started me getting overly excited about the hobby).

GAME THAT SURPRISED ME: #Star Wars Imperial Assault (I never thought I'd love being the Empire)

GUILTY PLEASURE GAME: #Throw Throw Burrito: Kickstarter Edition

GAME I SHOULD HAVE PLAYED BY NOW BUT HAVEN'T: #Twilight Imperium 4th Edition

Supporter9 months ago

Great choice for the last one, I really would like to play it.