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I took a chance and bought an inexpensive game I wasn't sure about...

I took a chance and bought an inexpensive game (under $25) I wasn't sure about it... and it turned out to be a great surprise!

The game I bought is "Piece of Pie"... a great gateway game. It's just the right amount of thinkie and fun, add to that, it's quick, colorful and has me thinking of food!

Tell me, what's your best game surprise ???

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Supporter2 months ago

My biggest surpise was #Star Trek: Frontiers. This is a retheme of #Mage Knight. On BGG it is a 4.32 on the weight scale. Up to that point the heaviest game I had played was in the mid 3s. I was scared to death. I thought it was going to be a big heavy experience that I was going to be barely able to wade through. However, I was pleasantly surprised. It clearly is NOT a light game. But, I could learn it. I loved it. And, this is what convinced me that I like, nay love, heavy games. I now have purchased 8-10 games that that are 4 or higher on the BGG weight scale. There are a bunch of good light/medium weight game.These were the games I used to prefer, and I still love them. But, I honestly didn't think I would like the really heavy stuff.

2 months ago

One of my friends and I were at the store and bought #Exploding Kittens on a whim within the first couple weeks it came out. We had no idea what it was but he recognized the artwork from The Oatmeal. The game turned out to be a huge hit for most people for a long time.

That said, I'm at the point where I'd be fine with never playing it again lol.

2 months ago

I've heard of Piece of Pie, sounds fun. Don't know if it was re-themed or just paved the way for #New York Slice

I made a quick decision to grab an inexpensive one in #Medium and it's been a way bigger hit than I thought which I love. People just gravitate to it and end up having the most fun. Such a nice surprise for something so simple. 

2 months ago

#Space Base was that for me! I wasnt too sure, but had asked for it for christmas anyways and it was great!

I recently purchased #Welkin and #Castles of Mad King Ludwig since they were only $10, so I am hoping those work out as well!

Premium User2 months ago

#Ecos: First Continent was a game I picked up locally trying to support the local economy in Denton during the pandemic and I would not have bought it if all the games I was looking for at the time had been in stock.  It turned out to be a better game than I expected with better components and fun gameplay.  It still isn't one of my favorites but the game fits a certain 'mood' and has a niche of its own.

Premium User2 months ago

I'm still completely on the fence about this. I think based on the bingo-like and engine building elements, we'd really like it. And we have enjoyed John D. Clair's designs #Space Base and #Mystic Vale..but I don't know if it would meet our expectations.

Supporter2 months ago

This could be fun for my family.  It's kind of reminds of #Sushi Go! with the exception that the drafting aspect of the game is public instead of private.

2 months ago

dude those small games that turn out to be really fun are the best! They seem to also be the most played in my collection at least!

 

Supporter2 months ago

My biggest surprise was actually a negative surprise.  I'm talking about my experience with#Spirit Island - on paper everything screams that I should love that game but in practice I just didn't click with it and I eventually sold it away. I am still surprised by this!

2 months ago

Dude those are the scary ones since they are pricey surprises! lol

Supporter2 months ago

Huh I've never heard of this one. What's gameplay like?

2 months ago

You're right! Many have never heard of this game. It may not be popular but it's worthy of consideration. I'll attach a link here to a video that explains better than I can in a message. I do the startup differently, if anyone is interested I can explain, but it's basically the same. I've only played with 3 players and I wonder what it would be like with 4 players. https://boardgamegeek.com/video/264759/piece-pie/piece-pie-video-review

Premium User2 months ago

Oh I've seen that online before. I'll have to check out the video too as I know nothing about it.

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