What did you play last week?

I had a fun time with a friend visiting and got to play Decrypto and Ice Cool!

7 points by trentellingsen - updated 11 months ago | 9 comments | report | subscribe

1nf1n1ty Supporter14 months ago | 4 points[-]

I played Decrypto a couple of months ago. I didn't think it was very good, but then one of my teammates was reading the rules and we were only playing by half of them. Most games are better when you play by they entire ruleset... ;-P

It was a good reminder to not rely on how you learned from someone else. Read the rules and be sure you got them all!

trentellingsen Supporter14 months ago | 3 points[-]

Haha, I've certainly done that a few times. I usually read through the rules a second time I play something even if I was the one who taught it the first time just to see if there's anything I missed in the first one.

1nf1n1ty Supporter14 months ago | 3 points[-]

I played The Palaces of Carrara Board Game and broke out my new deluxe Arboretum: Deluxe Edition for the first time. Both good games.

tallon.simmons 14 months ago | 2 points[-]

Mostly solo plays for me this past week:

Root - I played 3-handed solo on the Mountain Map as the Cats, Lizards, and Otters. The closed paths and center pass made for some interesting decisions. I plan on printing the Crows/Moles sometime this week and trying them out as well!

Lisboa - I got this to the table twice this past week; once with the normal solo mode, and once using a variant someone designed to tweak the official solo mode to be less static. I really, really enjoy this game. It’s a masterpiece of game design. I’m really looking forward to Vital’s next game: On Mars.

Star Trek: Five Year Mission - Played this over lunch with a co-worker. It’s not something that I would ask to play, but it was fun enough!

walterbd 14 months ago | 2 points[-]

We played 5 minute dungeon and Villainous. the former i like, though i think its not challenging enough (i've never lost so it feels more like a time waste than a GAME) and the latter i'm not a fan of (I'm not a disney fan and i don't think it really does any mechanics super well)

Regardless, it was a great night!

bgqtony 14 months ago | 2 points[-]

I played Claustrophobia and Outlive. Both really fun. 

zerotozero 14 months ago | 2 points[-]

Ticket to ride original and old west, scrabble, catch phrase, ice cool and Sushi Go! party so far. I have another group getting together tonight for a couple hours and will get a couple more games out. It was a very busy weekend for me an a couple more late nights but very fun.

1nf1n1ty Supporter14 months ago | 2 points[-]

Nice big group of games!

zerotozero 14 months ago | 2 points[-]

Yeah like trentellingsen said in his post last week easy to teach and fun to play games have been a hit. Also these were all played in a social setting so slow paced and a lot of talking. I'm not sure any of my groups would match well with a heavy game right now.

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