updated 13 days ago
So far ours have been:
2. Century: Golem Edition
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menthabrw Supporter13 months ago
Forbidden DesertTicket to Ride (she loves to travel so anything withthat theme could work :) )Monopoly Deal if we don t have much time
Skurvy5 Supporter13 months ago
My wife is not into board games right now. We’ve got three kids and they take up most of our time. My wife also stays at home with the kiddos so that drains more of her energy. Back when we were first married we did a lot more gaming together but once the children came her energy for learning and playing games evaporated.
theDL 13 months ago
Ah that's a bummer. Maybe you could set a weekly or monthly date night where you play a game? I could see someone being more willing to learn a game if there was time specifically set aside for doing so.
JamesReid860 Supporter13 months ago
Some of my wife's favorites have been Clank!, 7 Wonders Duel and Paperback.
Oh and Tiny Epic Galaxies
I've never played any of the Tiny Epic games. How do you like it?
Marshwiggle92 Supporter13 months ago
Race for the Galaxy
Then we are swapped. I like lost cities. It's ok. It's gamer Racko. I do enjoy it, it's pleasant, but my wife really really enjoys it.
As for dominion. Yes you need to play it. It is awesome clean simplicity that conceals a amazing amount of depth. With the base game my wife and I can whip out a game in 15-20 minutes. And I've played some expansions. But I have well over 100 2 person plays with the base game by itself and it hasn't gotten old yet.
Wow! I will make Dominion a priority to play, in that case.
We liked it and played it quite a bit. But then we read a strategy guide that islaythedragon had written. Then is when it really took off for us.
trentellingsen Supporter13 months ago
Right now its
We’ve been playing a lot of each of those and many others with our friends but those have been the ones we play most often 1v1
I saw your Tiny Towns video and it looks like a lot of fun. We like Azul as well, so I definitely want to give it a try.
PARKS looks so pretty, I think we'll have to get our hands on that for that art alone!
How thinky/strategy heavy is Viticulture? My wife isn't too confident in games where she feels like she has to think far ahead or make too many strategic decisions.
Viticulture is really well built for any level of strategy thinkers. The cards basically create hand rails for strategy. The overall structure of the game fits the theme really well which makes it easy to think about the steps of planting vines, making grapes, turning it into wine, and fulfilling orders.
Essentially the way to guide your decisions is, get a purple (order fulfillment) card and build everything to meet it. It's much more approachable than other worker placement games like A Feast For Odin where you really need to create your own strategies.
Sounds like a good match for us! I will add it to the list :)Thanks!
nealkfrank 13 months ago
BenjaminK 13 months ago
Wingspan is now on our list (thanks BGA!). We also enjoy Splendor, Patchwork, Terraforming Mars, and hopefully Outer Rim becomes a hit with her as well. Also she really likes Roll for the Galaxy (and usually always beats me).
philryuh Supporter13 months ago
Glad you and your wife are enjoying it! Let's see who's the next winner ;)
I've been thinking about getting Patchwork, but it's a bit further down the list for me.
I've seen Terraforming Mars recommended many times, but I'm just not sure about it. Because she enjoys Wingspan and Century: GE so much, I've concluded that my wife prefers engine-building games (especially if they look pretty). She says she likes they way they make her feel creative in figuring out how best to use her turns. I understand TM is considered an engine builder as well, but I worry it is too complex and weighty for her to enjoy it. Any thoughts on that?
Patchwork is really a fun game!! It looks like it would be simple but there are some interesting decisions to make, highly recommend.
I'll move it up the list a bit!
Terraforming Mars plays well. It is considered engine building, yes, but there really isn't much of an engine to build. TM can be quite a bit, which is why you need one game to figure out how to actually play, and then another to start playing with some semblance of a strategy. After that it shouldn't be too difficult. If she likes Wingspan, you may find she really enjoys Terraforming Mars, as those are two of my wife's favorites. Of course, it's difficult to say without knowing her personally, so if you have a board game cafe around, or know someone who has it, you may consider borrowing it or playing it elsewhere before committing. I'd suggest giving it a go at least.
Good info! I definitely want to try it, but it is probably too pricey and too big a risk that she won't enjoy it to just take a gamble and buy a copy for ourselves. We don't really have any cafes in our area, but maybe one of the FLGSs we have nearby will let us try it!
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