Spirit Island: Opening Thoughts for New Players

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Having recently played this game twice with new players and seeing some chatter about Spirit Island recently I thought I'd post this video for a bit of starting assistance.


I tried out each of these pairings for one turn to see how they interact.  There are probably pairing ideas I didn't consider but I wanted to include each spirit.  Mostly I focused on how to generate the most turn one elements for the triggering of innate spirit powers.

I'm not touching on rules really.  I recommend a longer more indepth rules video for than.  But if you find yourself staring at the spirits wondering which ones to pick for your first or second game and which cards to try and get out there first then this might be helpful.

On another note, I am looking for brief video ideas if anyone cares to share something short they'd like to see.  I'm not planning on doing any comprehensive rules videos or unboxings as it seems there are plenty of those out there (See Rahdo or Watch it Played or Boardgame Night).

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Supporter16 months ago

Finally watched it. It is very interesting to see how different the spirits powers are. 

Premium User16 months ago

That's for watching! Yes, it's an interesting game for sure with a lot to think about. Very fun. 

Supporter16 months ago

There are so many cool spirits to combine. And each one works radically different. 

16 months ago

There really is a lot to consider in this game! Pretty wild. Each Spirit functions very differently!

Premium User16 months ago

Yeah, I didn't even touch on where to place presents in the video. I think there are a lot of factors to consider and you never know where the Invaders are going to explore next. So probably just varies from game to game

Supporter16 months ago

Awesome. Thanks. Looking forward to exploring this. 

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