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Board Game Atlas Giveaway (Winner on January 19, 2020)

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Here's the info for the next round of giveaway!

Starts: Monday, January 6
Ends: Sunday January 19

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On a side note: Not completely in love with the image layout but just wanted to wish everyone a great beginning of the year 2020!

Thanks everyone for continuing to make this community a great one! And as always, which game will you be getting if you won?

4 points by philryuh - updated 31 days ago | 126 comments | report | subscribe

GarishMan 43 days ago | 3 points[-]

Good luck ladies and gents.

hoppities 41 days ago | 2 points[-]

I'll jump in on this one. If I win, I'll probably go for Quacks of Quedlinburg :)

philryuh Supporter40 days ago | 1 point[-]

Great game, and our last winner went with that too :)

Sliddell11 38 days ago | 1 point[-]

That’s the one I just picked up! Such an incredible game. 

Skurvy5 Supporter45 days ago | 2 points[-]

I’m back in for this giveaway! If I win I’ll go for the Norwegians expansion for A Feast for Odin. Unless I change my mind!

Marshwiggle92 Supporter45 days ago | 1 point[-]

You are back in??? I guess I should say goodbye to my odds.... LOL

sdirrane Supporter45 days ago | 2 points[-]

Right?  We mide as well not even play, haha.

neatbender 40 days ago | 1 point[-]

Gloomheaven, here it comes. 🤓😛

philryuh Supporter40 days ago | 1 point[-]

Unfortunately, it's quite unlikely it will ever drop to the $60 limit lol

HooperGirl 41 days ago | 1 point[-]

Everdell or Dinosaur Island

philryuh Supporter40 days ago | 1 point[-]

I'm looking into getting Everdell myself in the upcoming months :)

HooperGirl 40 days ago | 1 point[-]

I love worker placements and I can't resist the cute factor. 😊

xldh 41 days ago | 1 point[-]

Thanks for the giveaway! If I were to be randomly chosen to win a game, I would probably pick Wingspan.

philryuh Supporter40 days ago | 1 point[-]

I'm always rooting for the underdogs to win! xD

Beautiful game, and I'll likely get it too once the prices go down again.

90SecNick 41 days ago | 1 point[-]

If I win, I’m getting Scoville!

philryuh Supporter40 days ago | 1 point[-]

Welcome to the forum! If you go with Scoville, looks like you'd have a little left over to add on a smaller game haha

xldh 31 days ago | 1 point[-]

I think Scoville is a great game for up to 4 players. It begins to drag a bit at 5 or 6 players. Get it along with the Labs expansion. 

90SecNick 31 days ago | 1 point[-]

Thanks for the insight. I’ll have to check that out. 

Sliddell11 41 days ago | 1 point[-]

If I win I’ll probably go for Sagrada and Azul or Welcome to. 

Unless root is out by then I’d for sure pick that up!

HooperGirl 41 days ago | 1 point[-]

I love Sagrada!  The dice and stained glass windows are pretty.  I think it plays well for various number counts too.

Sliddell11 40 days ago | 1 point[-]

Thanks that’s good to know! Hopefully I’ll get it one day!

disom 41 days ago | 1 point[-]

Welcome to is by far my favorite "roll and write" game. 

Having played Azul and Sagrada, I prefer the former because of how restrictive it is and "hate drafting" is a wonderful thing.

Sliddell11 41 days ago | 1 point[-]

Hahaha good to know! Sagrada looks amazing too. I like the dice and boards.

I've never played any roll and write games before so I wanted to make that my first!

prozzden 42 days ago | 1 point[-]

Clank Legacy!

philryuh Supporter40 days ago | 1 point[-]

Sure seems to be getting a lot of love after coming out.

nealkfrank 42 days ago | 1 point[-]

I have been taking a little break from posting here, the holiday season was busy and work picked up quite a bit too, so I am ready to go! Irish Gauge and Le Havre are tops on my list at the moment :) 

Sliddell11 41 days ago | 1 point[-]

Bro get La Harve! That deal I told you about fell through... haha

nealkfrank 41 days ago | 1 point[-]

It is currently on my birthday list so here is hoping! My family is not super excited about gifting board games but I typically finagle it some how lol. 

Sliddell11 41 days ago | 1 point[-]

Haha for sure, I hope you get it brother!

philryuh Supporter42 days ago | 1 point[-]

Great to have you back! Well at least your friend filled in for you & even won the giveaway lol

I like the price on Irish Gauge (~$34?). Amazon also says "only 14 left in stock"!

nealkfrank 42 days ago | 1 point[-]

It is good to be back and more active! Scott did a great job of representing Riverside well!

I like the price for it too and I like the simple actions but complex strategy of it! Capstone has not printed a ton of copies so it will be a hard game to get...

GarishMan 43 days ago | 1 point[-]

I very very much am going to get Castles of Burgundy 10th edition if I win. It is becoming my long lost love that I never owned.

Sliddell11 41 days ago | 1 point[-]

How is CoB? I’ve never played it or really done any research on it.

GarishMan 41 days ago | 1 point[-]

Castles of Burgundy is one of those games that is ugly-ish, but after you play you can feel very satisfied that you accomplished something as you played. A player makes several decisions on any given round that all do positive things, but who can max out their positivity the best is the real question. You tensely wait to see if someone else is seeing what you see, or if they are eyeballing that object that you want. And you have more tension in that you need to roll to be able to get what you want. So it just feels like a big fun tension fest, edge of your seat tension.

Sliddell11 41 days ago | 1 point[-]

It’s making me think of Agricola... pretty ugly/lame to look at but great choices and build up. 

disom 41 days ago | 1 point[-]

CoB is fantastic, if you like dry multiplayer solitaire Euro games. Those types of games are the general favorite in our game group. It's definitely one of Stefan Feld's best games (I would argue it's his magnum opus). 

It's fairly straight forward, you roll two dice and then take turns collection tile from a main board to place on your player board. Different tiles allow you to do different things, getting full sets of tiles get you points, and basically everything you do will score you points in some way. It's the quintessential point salad game.

Sliddell11 41 days ago | 1 point[-]

Haha I love points. So pretty much no player interaction then?

disom 41 days ago | 1 point[-]

Almost none. The only time other players could affect you is if they took a tile from the main board that you wanted. But there are so many things to do that it can't really ruin your long term plans. 

Sliddell11 41 days ago | 1 point[-]

Hmmm interesting... I do like player interaction, but then again I also don’t like people messing me up...lol

Marshwiggle92 Supporter41 days ago | 1 point[-]

I don't enjoy it. But, I do think it is a good game. I traded my copy away. 

HooperGirl 41 days ago | 1 point[-]

Good to know.  I haven't tried it yet.  It's been on my radar for years but it's so ugly I don't think I could handle it.  I was hoping the newer version would look better, but nope.

Sliddell11 41 days ago | 1 point[-]

Oh yeah to Neal! Haha

What did you not like about it?

Marshwiggle92 Supporter41 days ago | 1 point[-]

Several things. 

It made me decide I don't like point salads. 

It felt like I was doing the same thing at the end of the game as at the beginning. I could see a progression, but I couldn't feel it. 

It was fast enough at two players. But it was too long for what it was at now players, or at least I felt that way. 

Neal says he and his wife really liked it. So, there is that. And everybody I thought it to liked it. 

Sliddell11 41 days ago | 1 point[-]

For sure. That’s all good to know though. Hopefully I’ll get a chance to play with Neal soon!

Marshwiggle92 Supporter41 days ago | 1 point[-]

Tell me my feelings are wrong, after you've played. 

Sliddell11 41 days ago | 1 point[-]

I’ll have to let you! I’m always interested in playing new games and this one sounds interesting!

Marshwiggle92 Supporter41 days ago | 1 point[-]

Good. Hope you can play and like it. 

Sliddell11 41 days ago | 1 point[-]

Thanks me too,

sdirrane Supporter45 days ago | 1 point[-]

Also, the 20th is my Birthday, so that'd be a winning this particular giveaway would be an awesome gift.

philryuh Supporter41 days ago | 1 point[-]

That would be amazing. I just gasp every time I get the giveaway results from Trent (especially with the repeat wins from @Skurvy5).

Skurvy5 Supporter41 days ago | 1 point[-]

I’m always so excited to see who wins too!

Marshwiggle92 Supporter41 days ago | 2 points[-]

I'm always hold my breath a little when I see my BGA notifications at the end of the GAW period. 

Sliddell11 41 days ago | 1 point[-]

Haha what a great $60 add on to your gifts!

sdirrane Supporter41 days ago | 1 point[-]

Wouldn't be too shabby.  Especially since I'm trying to not buy any games this year (with one Kickstarter and possibly one Expansion exception).  

Sliddell11 41 days ago | 1 point[-]

That’s a good idea. Just due to sheer number of games you already have?

sdirrane Supporter40 days ago | 1 point[-]

I actually don't have that many games compared to many people.  I just really like the games I have and want to make sure I have plenty of time to continue to play those instead of needing to find a way to get more new games to the table.

Sliddell11 40 days ago | 1 point[-]

That’s a great idea. For sure the trap to fall into is thinking you continually need new games when you haven’t even played out the other ones 

WadeB1977 45 days ago | 1 point[-]

I'll take another shot at this one but it looks like I have to average about 25 comments a day to compete...lol.  May the odds be in our favor.

Sliddell11 41 days ago | 1 point[-]

Nealkfrank did win with 173, 2 giveaways ago! Haha 

sdirrane Supporter45 days ago | 1 point[-]

If I ever win again I think I'll end up needing @skurvy5 's help picking my game.

Marshwiggle92 Supporter44 days ago | 1 point[-]

I can help you, with both game choice and address. LOL

Sliddell11 41 days ago | 1 point[-]

“Hey Phil, how come my game is in El Salvador?” Lol

philryuh Supporter41 days ago | 1 point[-]

Lol. I have google analytics open every now and then to take a look at our traffic for the site. There's a cool option to see realtime update of our website visitors on a world map and every time I see a tiny dot in El Salvador, I know it's @Marshwiggle92 lol (I'm pretty sure you're our only user from there!)

Sliddell11 41 days ago | 1 point[-]

Haha so cool. “There he is! That’s our guy!”

Marshwiggle92 Supporter41 days ago | 1 point[-]

That is cool that you can do that. 

Yes, I imagine that in the only one from here. 

Sliddell11 41 days ago | 1 point[-]

Is there much board game presence down there?

Marshwiggle92 Supporter41 days ago | 1 point[-]

Nope 

Sliddell11 41 days ago | 1 point[-]

That’s a bummer. Hopefully that changes for you!

Marshwiggle92 Supporter41 days ago | 1 point[-]

There is one or two I play week sometimes. But it is mostly me and sometimes my wife. Hence my interest in games that work well at one or two players. 

Sliddell11 41 days ago | 1 point[-]

For sure. I’ve noticed that becoming an interest for me as well. Mainly because it’s nice if I’m meet with one student or if it’s just me and my wife. Plus 2 player games are usually really fun and super interactive

Marshwiggle92 Supporter41 days ago | 1 point[-]

Sometimes they can be too interactive for my wife. 

Sliddell11 41 days ago | 1 point[-]

I can see that! My wife for sure loves take that games when playing with me...lol

Marshwiggle92 Supporter41 days ago | 1 point[-]

My wife likes it, unless it is one of those rare games that I *always* win. 

Sliddell11 41 days ago | 1 point[-]

Lol. Funny enough it’s almost the opposite for us with certain games. She just destroyed me in Splendor the other night.

sdirrane Supporter44 days ago | 1 point[-]

Haha, awesome!

Marshwiggle92 Supporter44 days ago | 1 point[-]

It is with joy and pure selfishness that I offer my services. 

Skurvy5 Supporter45 days ago | 1 point[-]

I’m not very good at picking prizes!

philryuh Supporter44 days ago | 1 point[-]

At least you can ask the facebook group haha. I ended up getting so many recommendations there on that one post I did yesterday. Still have to reply to a lot of them lol

NicholasBrimer Supporter33 days ago | 1 point[-]

I'm so excited for this website! I just found it but I absolutely love board games and have only the slightest idea on the endless games on the market! Hopefully this would help me start my route to new games. 

Marshwiggle92 Supporter32 days ago | 2 points[-]

We are happy to have you. Good luck and hope we don't make you spend too much.... 

NicholasBrimer Supporter32 days ago | 1 point[-]

Haha thanks for the warning. No promises I won't drain my savings ☺️

Marshwiggle92 Supporter32 days ago | 2 points[-]

There are a lot of good games out there after all.... 

philryuh Supporter33 days ago | 2 points[-]

Great to have you here! How did you find us by the way?

The only warning I should give is that you might end up buying more games than you thought from everyone talking about so many great games lol (it's true for me at least...)

NicholasBrimer Supporter33 days ago | 1 point[-]

I was watching a video from the channel 3 Minute Board Games on YouTube. 


I know I'm worried! My wife bought me Catan for Christmas (years late I know..) and I've played that game more times than I can count, one of my favorites. There's been plenty of games I've had my eyes on the past couple years and these forums will only fuel my fire to add them all to my shelves!! 

philryuh Supporter32 days ago | 2 points[-]

Awesome. Well, I played Catan for the first time last Thanksgiving so.... xD

NicholasBrimer Supporter32 days ago | 1 point[-]

Oh that's just my favorite game to date! Through College I must've played 500 times and I'm excited for you to play more! 

AoBJoe 45 days ago | 1 point[-]

Did I miss the winner of the previous giveaway?

Marshwiggle92 Supporter45 days ago | 2 points[-]

I haven't seen an announcement yet. I hope that means I'm still in the running. LOL

disom 45 days ago | 3 points[-]

So you're saying there's a chance :p

Marshwiggle92 Supporter45 days ago | 2 points[-]

Maybe.... Of course, there is a possibility that they contacted somebody and are waiting on a response. 

BenjaminK 45 days ago | 2 points[-]

I don't have any messages, so it's not me everyone's waiting for :) 

Marshwiggle92 Supporter45 days ago | 2 points[-]

Nor I 

philryuh Supporter45 days ago | 2 points[-]

I know the results now (*evil grin*)

Reached out to the winner and I'll be posting once I get a reply. Let's just say it's someone new but active :)

Marshwiggle92 Supporter45 days ago | 2 points[-]

Well,,, with that information I think I now who it is. 

Marshwiggle92 Supporter45 days ago | 2 points[-]

I guessed right

AoBJoe 45 days ago | 1 point[-]

BTW - Love the Chronicles of Narnia. Silver Chair was one of my favorites. ;) 

Marshwiggle92 Supporter44 days ago | 1 point[-]

Mine too

AoBJoe 44 days ago | 1 point[-]

Never would have guessed. 😉

Marshwiggle92 Supporter43 days ago | 1 point[-]

Obviously not. Lol

AoBJoe 45 days ago | 1 point[-]

ME!!!!! Oh.... nope. Shucks.

disom 45 days ago | 1 point[-]

I'd really love to win so I can get my hands on Res Arcana.

Marshwiggle92 Supporter44 days ago | 1 point[-]

This game looks so good.

disom 44 days ago | 1 point[-]

It just popped up on my radar after hearing it mention'd in Rahdo's top 10 of the year video. He said it was probably the best game of the year, but it wasn't for him because of the take that or possible take that the game has.

BenjaminK 45 days ago | 1 point[-]

Depends what game is on sale haha I'm really hoping Imperial Assault is under $60. If not, then there are plenty of games I'd love, so we'll see what happens :)

Sliddell11 41 days ago | 1 point[-]

Haha right? So hard to choose either a $60 game or many games that fit within $60 

BenjaminK 41 days ago | 1 point[-]

Yeah haha I always figure it's easier for me to buy a cheaper game on my own than a more expensive one. I still don't buy the cheaper ones very often, but it's still my thought process haha

Sliddell11 41 days ago | 1 point[-]

I’m the same way! Pretty much anything over $30 I won’t buy for myself so the giveaway was nice haha 

Marshwiggle92 Supporter44 days ago | 1 point[-]

It is really going up in price. I think it must be between printings.

BenjaminK 44 days ago | 1 point[-]

Nooooo! I actually heard yesterday (after posting this) that it was out of print. I just hope it's between printings and not OOP, otherwise I may never get it haha

Marshwiggle92 Supporter44 days ago | 1 point[-]

I have NO inside information. BUT I have a hard time seeing them not reprinting it. But they might do a second edition, with expansions with mandalorian content or something like that. 

BenjaminK 44 days ago | 1 point[-]

I'd be on board for that!

Marshwiggle92 Supporter44 days ago | 1 point[-]

Oh, and they will probably raise the price as well. ;-) 

Skurvy5 Supporter45 days ago | 1 point[-]

Fingers crossed for IA!

BenjaminK 44 days ago | 1 point[-]

Fingers, toes, and eyes all crossed!

theDL 45 days ago | 1 point[-]

I'm thinking Viticulture!

Skyw3rd 45 days ago | 1 point[-]

Get Tuscany along with it, it's a game changer. Literally.

theDL 45 days ago | 1 point[-]

Haha, well if I get the game I'll definitely give it a few plays before buying the expansion.

sdirrane Supporter45 days ago | 1 point[-]

Good choice

Marshwiggle92 Supporter45 days ago | 1 point[-]

I suppose I might maybe win again sometime. At this point I'm thinking maybe a light to mid weight game. Maybe something like 

Everdell

Viticulture: Essential Edition

Or 

Architects of the West Kingdom

Of course, like always, my mind can change pretty quickly. 



Skyw3rd 45 days ago | 1 point[-]

You can't go wrong with any of those as long as you also get Tuscany for Viticulture.

Marshwiggle92 Supporter45 days ago | 1 point[-]

At the moment I would lean towards Everdell. But, there is a good chance I would change my mind if I had to actually choose. 

Skyw3rd 45 days ago | 1 point[-]

I really like Everdell. It starts slow, and then it's combo city.

philryuh Supporter44 days ago | 1 point[-]

You know, since it's @Marshwiggle92 we're talking about here, I wondered how Viticulture plays solo. Have you tried either solo for either Viticulture or Everdell?

Skyw3rd 44 days ago | 1 point[-]

I don't own Everdell, but my friend does. He says it's pretty straight forward but very difficult.

As for Viticulture, it's the easiest solo that I've played, very straight forward and you're trying to optimize. It's very nice as a solo game. The Architects solo mode kind of reminds me of it, but Vitculture is even more streamlined.

Marshwiggle92 Supporter44 days ago | 1 point[-]

I do hear architects is very good solo. 

Marshwiggle92 Supporter44 days ago | 1 point[-]

I've heard viticulture solos really well, especially with Tuscany. In fact, it might solo better than Everdell. But the art and potential combos on Everdell are really pulling me in.