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Supporter6 months ago

#Tapestry or #Maracaibo for primarily solo play?

6 months ago

Heavily considering #Raiders of the North Sea but with #Raiders of Scythia on the way out I've held off.

Supporter6 months ago

Yeah, from what I’ve seen Scythia is the way to go for sure. 

Supporter6 months ago

Sounds like a good choice.

6 months ago

I recommend Pret-a-Porter 3rd Edition.  It is an excellent economic game hidden in a fashion show theme.  Another is Tzolk'in: The Mayan Calendar where forward planning is a must.

Supporter6 months ago

#Tzolk'in: The Mayan Calendar is one of my all time favorite games. It is a very unique worker placement. It is also fun to paint if you like doing that. 

6 months ago

Wow your paint job is amazing!

Supporter6 months ago

I'd like to recommend a couple of games that fit very small niches that are near and dear to my heart:

  • #Big Trouble In Little China:  If you are a fan of this movie like I am then this game is going to be a favourite in your collection.  Chock full of movie flavour including miniatures of all the heroes and monsters, the game starts with a romp around Chinatown and ends with the showdown with David Lo Pan in his underground temple.  There are main character stories and small sub missions that actually add to the movie in ways that make sense.  If you like the movie I highly recommend this game!
  • #Zona: The Secret of Chernobyl:  I'm a massive fan of the S.T.A.L.K.E.R. video game series and the Roadside Picnic book.  If you are as well then you will enjoy this board game.  The game play reminds me in some ways of the Arkham Horror card game but with tons of Stalker flavour.  The zone events, secret location events, monsters, anomalies, and characters exude the flavour of The Zone.  Definitely worth checking it out if this genre is your thing!

6 months ago

Has anyone here played #Gold West?

6 months ago

I have for a while now been hoping to get my hands on a copy of #878: Vikings - Invasions of England but unfortunately it isn't available in the UK at the moment. I was wondering if anyone had any recommendations for similar games: Team based, asymmetric, medium weight? 

Supporter6 months ago

Have you thought about #1775: Rebellion or #1812: The Invasion of Canada? I believe both of those use the same system as #878: Vikings - Invasions of England. Of course, I don't know about availability in the UK, and, they are USA centered instead of England centered, so the theme may be slightly less appealing. 

6 months ago

Unfortunately they are equally unavailable: the theme is not so much an issue (my partner is American so would have great fun with that). It just was the one I had read about most and seemed to have some fun mechanics specific to it. Mostly I just really like the appeal of somewhat more serious team based games as opposed to just party games.

Supporter6 months ago

Oof, sorry about that. 

Supporter6 months ago

I have 1775 and it's really fun, but it's not my favorite game.  I am excited to play it with my daughter when she finishes her American Revolution History unit because there are cool historical facts on the cards and their effects tend to be "historical".

From what I've seen Academy Games has a base they use for their light war games and they add/change mechanics within the series.  I don't know much about 878 but I love the theme.  I'd probably play it if someone else has it, but right now I don't have that scratch I'm hoping to itch.

I think there is a digital version of 1775 that relatively cheap if you ever wanted to try out the mechanics to see if it's right for you.