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7 months ago

I see Stonemaier games are a big deal in the BGG top 100...but I never hear anyone talk about Euphoria and/or Between Two Cities. Either of those worth checking out?

Premium User7 months ago

I really enjoy #Euphoria: Build a Better Dystopia.  The theme is interesting to me and I enjoy the game play.  It's a race to put your stars down but it has a nice combination of strategic and tactical thinking which I enjoy.  

I owned #Between Two Cities for a while.  I found it a bit too simple for me and there are other games at that introductory level that I enjoyed playing more so it didn't hit the table often.  I ended up trading it away.  It's not that it's bad at all, it just wasn't good enough compared to other stuff I have.  

7 months ago

I recommend #Pret-a-Porter 3rd Edition as an excellent economic game.  #Gunkimono and #Takenoko are light games with some strategic depth.

7 months ago

Just wanted to throw out a recommendation of #Forgotten Waters.  It's a narrative driven Pirate adventure that uses a website app (check it out here to guide you through multiple adventures.  We have played with 3 players but i could easily see this being fun with even more (it plays up to 7).  The voice acting is great in the app and the story lines are well written and quite funny.  The game itself is on the lighter side but still has enough going on that gamers will have something to do as the adventures require some coordination as each of you controls various functions on the ship and a bit of luck with dice rolling.  There is also a personal pirate story going on for each player (there are 21 to choose from) and you get to decide if you want to help yourself or help the crew in many instances.  A story will play out based upon your decisions with bad better and best endings.   Overall, I'd highly recommend this to anyone looking for some fun.  We really enjoy it.

7 months ago

Just played #Between Two Cities for the first time this week.  It was enjoyable but also a fairly light game.  We played 3 times and I didn't win (all 3 player games), but i consistently had the highest scoring city...(your goal is to be the player with the highest score for your lowest scoring city).  I found it to at least be a bit of a challenge to balance the tiles between cities and often times the game came down to one tile placement.  My family enjoyed it.

#Euphoria: Build a Better Dystopia is the only StoneMaier game I don't own (ok, my little scythe as well) but have been thinking about picking up.  Would lobe to hear peoples thoughts on it.

7 months ago

Have played a few games of #The Fox in the Forest Duet the last couple of days, would recommend it as a 2p filler. It is a very satisfying puzzle and the art is great

Also, has anyone played #Skulk Hollow? Would you recommend it?

Owner7 months ago

Trent and I have played before because we got a review copy from the publisher! (he did a review on it a while back too). Quick setup, super simple rules and gameplay, but it's great tactical fun. Some people have commented on balance issues for the easiest guardian (Grak) against the foxen heroes, but I honestly can't comment on that since I've only had one play. But the experience was a pleasant surprise from start to finish and it was my type of game. Based on the foxen heroes vs. guardian Grak matchup, I was Grak and I literally felt like one of those Zelda bosses with multiple weak points for the heroes to target to render me immobile. You can feel pretty helpless as they climb on top of you and whittle down your hit points, while you're trying to heal yourself and throw them off your back so that you can cause some mayhem. 

7 months ago

Has anyone here played Gold West?

How about #Bruxelles 1897?