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Board Game Atlas Giveaway (Winner on October 23, 2019)

Onto the third round of our $60 board game giveaway! (Ends Wednesday on October 23, 2019 at 11:59 PM PST). Just as before, this is an entirely separate giveaway from the one on our social media.

You will get +1 entry every time you complete any of these actions to contribute to our community:

  • Make a post on our forum or write an article
  • Comment or reply on posts/articles
  • Refer a friend using this link: https://www.boardgameatlas.com/signup?referral (send this link to your friends and have them input your username under the referral section)

Each contribution is 1 additional entry and there's no limit to your contributions so let's see how far we can go with this third round of giveaway!

You can see the full rules here.


Also, you can check out our past winners here:

Which game will you be getting if you won?

5 points by philryuh - updated 47 days ago | 124 comments | report | subscribe

Wayde Holland 59 days ago | 2 points[-]

I'm hoping for Dinosaur Island. I've heard that it's quite the brain burner. If you've played it would you say this is true? Which game that you've played would you consider to be the heaviest? 

Irate 56 days ago | 1 point[-]

It's a good time. The decision space shouldn't burn you out but you can have some interesting choices. I enjoy it. But if I want my head to hurt, I'll play Food Chain Magnate.

BenjaminK 57 days ago | 1 point[-]

I wouldn't necessarily call Dinosaur Island a brain burner, but it is a lot of fun. Definitely worth getting. The heaviest game could be Gloomhaven. I hear it weighs 22 pounds! haha

nealkfrank 57 days ago | 1 point[-]

I have not heard Dinosaur Island called a brain burner, I have heard it is fun and the playthroughs I have seen make it seem like a pretty thinky yet mellow game!

giraffeheid 55 days ago | 0 points[-]

The game isn't generally considered that heavy because actions you make are direct. Buying a recipe gives you access to a dinosaur, paying for more security gets you more security.

The toughest part of Dinosaur Island is when you are trying to do 3 things on a turn and you have to math out how to do those things with your available turns. But this is true of any action selection game (e.g. worker placement).

The joy in Dinosaur Island is the theme and presentation. If you enjoy this theme then I imagine you will enjoy the game. If you are at all afraid it is too heavy, I would tell you that any difficulty you might have with the game will get ironed out with multiple plays.

prozzden 2 months ago | 2 points[-]

Clank or maybe one of the D&D dungeon crawl games I don't own yet. 

Woodyx 2 months ago | 1 point[-]

Clank in space is one of those games I would love to get to the table more than I do!  Highly recommend it.  The space has a modular board to allow for more differences with each replay.

sdirrane Supporter2 months ago | 2 points[-]

You know, I was looking at Mice and Mystics (if I'm lucky enough to win another time).  Has anyone here played it?  Thoughts?

Skurvy5 Supporter2 months ago | 2 points[-]

I think this looks cool too. Would be a fun one to play with the kids. 

xldh 2 months ago | 1 point[-]

I played it once several years back. It is a great game to introduce children (and even adults) to boardgaming and even to RPG's. It is a little on the light side but I would not mind having it in my collection to play with my kids from time to time.

sdirrane Supporter2 months ago | 1 point[-]

That's good to know.  I have a few games I play with my 7 year old and I want to keep getting her (and her little sisters when they are old enough) more into gaming.  I wonder if I could modify Imperial Assault to play well with kids and skip this one.  Especially since some of the reviews show it to be really heavy on the dice rolling.  I actually enjoy some dice rolling but not too much.  I really don't like games that are totally dependent on it (unless it's modified dice, ie 1775: Rebellion).

nealkfrank 2 months ago | 1 point[-]

I have never heard of this! I’ll need to give it a look!

Skyw3rd 2 months ago | 1 point[-]

I wanted to like Mice and Mystics so much. My kids and I loved the minis and the story, but playing it felt so random and if you fail you have to start the whole thing over again. Some scenarios are almost 2 hours depending on how focused you can be. I wanted to like it. In the end I decided against it.

sdirrane Supporter2 months ago | 1 point[-]

Have you played anything from Plaid Hat Games you enjoy?  I'm asking because I was also looking at Stuffed Fables and Tail Feathers

Skyw3rd 2 months ago | 1 point[-]

Since Tail Feathers is a miniatures war game at it's core, I avoided it. Stuffed Fables didn't grab me. I'm really thinking of checking out Aftermath though. It seems like the best of both worlds and the next step for these type of games.

sdirrane Supporter2 months ago | 1 point[-]

Aftermath does look intriguing.  But the price tag is high right now.  I’d probably have to wait for a bit after it’s release.

sdirrane Supporter2 months ago | 2 points[-]

Woot, woot.  Looking to make a come back this giveaway after being denied back to back championships.  Ha.

BenjaminK 2 months ago | 1 point[-]

The race is on! :) 

sdirrane Supporter2 months ago | 1 point[-]

Will the Wingspan Expansion be available if you win back to back?  If not you should just wait for a later contest ;)

BenjaminK 2 months ago | 1 point[-]

That's a good question. maybe I'll go dark for this giveaway...just in case :)

philryuh Supporter2 months ago | 1 point[-]

You know Ben, since you got Wingspan, if you haven't had a chance to read this yet, here was an interview I did with the artists. It was neat playing the game after the interview and having all these new revelations on how they got connected with Stonemaier Games, how long they took on certain cards, etc!

https://www.boardgameatlas.com/forum/XTO9WbDBqe/how-the-best-board-game-of-2019-wingspan-reunited-two-high-school-friends-interview

Skurvy5 Supporter2 months ago | 1 point[-]

Thanks for the share. This was a great article. 

philryuh Supporter2 months ago | 1 point[-]

Thanks :)

BenjaminK 2 months ago | 1 point[-]

I actually have read that! I think I read it right after it went live. Very cool stuff. I think I'll read it again before we play our brand new copy so I can give some further insight to my wife (and others) while we play. Whenever we watch Star Wars, she always waits for the random facts that literally nobody knows about but me and a handful of others. So she's used to it haha

philryuh Supporter2 months ago | 1 point[-]

If three consecutive wins ever happens, I'm going to create a virtual trophy for that person lol. Maybe I should make one for one time winners too (like... "achievement" icons that will show up on your profile or something?)

sdirrane Supporter2 months ago | 1 point[-]

I'd love to see some kind of extra icon.  Sort of like they have badges on Facebook (yes I'm old enough to still use Facebook).

philryuh Supporter2 months ago | 1 point[-]

Alright, I'll draw up some of these once I get through most of my interviews :)

Skurvy5 Supporter2 months ago | 1 point[-]

As a fellow winner I totally agree. We need to feel even more special! /s

BenjaminK 57 days ago | 1 point[-]

I heartily agree. I feel special, yes, but I want to feel really special hahaha

nealkfrank 2 months ago | 1 point[-]

Come on guys!! Share the love!!

wilstheliz 51 days ago | 1 point[-]

I would get Great Western Trail. Looks like a fun game and I'd love to try it out.

philryuh Supporter49 days ago | 1 point[-]

Ohhh I'd also love to try it out, heard too many good things about it!

Gordo81 54 days ago | 1 point[-]

My kids would love to have a copy of Minecraft builders and biomes

philryuh Supporter53 days ago | 1 point[-]

Well, now you're in the running so good luck!

camustafa 54 days ago | 1 point[-]

There are so many to choose from! But I never win these things so I think I will defer picking one. :)

philryuh Supporter53 days ago | 1 point[-]

I can relate, I've never won anything either haha. Actually, I won this contest at my full-time job where we filled out our guesses for our co-worker's upcoming newborn (guess on the gender, time of birth, weight, height, etc.). I ended up winning because I actually guessed the exact time (hour, minute, AM/PM). No prize or anything though, just the honors lol

demersadam 55 days ago | 1 point[-]

Spirit Island!

philryuh Supporter53 days ago | 1 point[-]

Seems to be mentioned quite a bit on this thread alone!

theDL 55 days ago | 1 point[-]

I have been eyeing Everdell! Anyone have any thoughts on it?

WTPhug 55 days ago | 1 point[-]

philryuh Supporter55 days ago | 1 point[-]

Looking at your list, you'd be able to get a few of those together for a total of $60! :)

WTPhug 55 days ago | 1 point[-]

Or I could spend it all on Wingspan. :)

philryuh Supporter55 days ago | 1 point[-]

When Ben (u/BenjaminK) selected Wingspan for his prize I bought it immediately in case it went out of stock again lol. Great game!

threadlock 55 days ago | 1 point[-]

Probably My Little Scythe to play with my kids.

philryuh Supporter53 days ago | 1 point[-]

Nice! How old are your kids? Which games have been a hit with them? I'm also curious what's been the most complex game they've ever played (I have a 15 month old son haha)

threadlock 52 days ago | 1 point[-]

My kids ages are 3, 5, 10, and 11.  The older kids are starting to get into family-weight games like Ticket To Ride, Dice Throne, and CLANK! but my 5-year-old is the true gamer at heart.  I've had good success with Stuffed Fables, Carcassonne, Spirits of the Wild, Incan Gold, Ticket To Ride: First Journey, Drop It!, and 5-Minute Marvel with all except my 3-year-old.

bushtotalk 55 days ago | 1 point[-]

I would definitely have to use it to get Concordia!

ashrael 55 days ago | 1 point[-]

Era: Medieval Age looks like a fun world-building game

Dralemaker 55 days ago | 1 point[-]

Spirit Island, but a year ago I would have been torn between Kemet or Cyclades in that price range!

philryuh Supporter53 days ago | 1 point[-]

Did you end up getting your hands on Kemet or Cyclades since then?

Dralemaker 53 days ago | 1 point[-]

I still havn't, no.  School has put fun on hold for the most part, but I've also found that I'd rather play coop games and they're much easier to get to the table rhan pvp games.  

What about you, have you tried Kemet/Cyclades/Spirit Island?

dchedz 55 days ago | 1 point[-]

Dynasty Invasion for Rising Sun

halucinagenia 56 days ago | 1 point[-]

We have just acquired 32 new games which we pick up in a month, we got so many off our wishlist. I would probably go with Viticulture, we have played it a ton already with a friends copy but it’s just such a great game.

philryuh Supporter55 days ago | 1 point[-]

Viticulture's been getting more and more plays in our group. The friend who owns it recently got Tuscany so I'm looking forward to the changes!

singhalex 56 days ago | 1 point[-]

Maracaibo or Cooper Island

Irate 56 days ago | 1 point[-]

Here's to hoping some of my games drop by 5-10 on my wishlist xD

philryuh Supporter55 days ago | 1 point[-]

5-10? As in in terms of its price? lol

Irate 55 days ago | 1 point[-]

Yes! Haha

rlupino 56 days ago | 1 point[-]

Mystery House or Clank Acquisitions would both be excellent.  Looking forward to more content on the site.

philryuh Supporter55 days ago | 1 point[-]

Welcome to the forum! What type of content have you liked here so far?

rlupino 55 days ago | 1 point[-]

I like the front page with all the game info catagorized by price or trending.  It's a great way to see what's going on in the marketplace at a glance.  Also the articles have been good as well.  Enjoying the site. 

Fate 47 days ago | 1 point[-]

Out of curiosity who won??

Woodyx 2 months ago | 1 point[-]

Haven't played wingspan yet but think that needs to change just because of all the comments.  Currently, I'm thinking of getting scythe to gift to a friend because he has been wanting it so bad.  Although if I won I would have to go more into my wishlist because it's hard to pass up an opportunity to refine your collection a little better.  😁

philryuh Supporter59 days ago | 1 point[-]

I enjoyed my plays of Wingspan so far. I think it does a great job for what it was meant to be, a fairly lightweight and relaxing engine-building that's heavy on theme and has great components to play with. Good luck! :)

JamesReid860 2 months ago | 1 point[-]

There's a good chance that I'll want to get Outlive!

philryuh Supporter55 days ago | 1 point[-]

Post apocalyptic settings are always interesting to me in whatever the form haha

HooperGirl 2 months ago | 1 point[-]

Maybe Tiny Towns or Dinosaur Island

philryuh Supporter55 days ago | 1 point[-]

Well, if you go with Tiny Towns, you'll be able to add another to complete the $60 value haha

RobGe 49 days ago | 1 point[-]

Anachrony!

Captin_Derka 2 months ago | 1 point[-]

Spirit Island

philryuh Supporter55 days ago | 1 point[-]

Have you had a chance to play it yet? How do you like it vs. Pandemic?

Captin_Derka 55 days ago | 1 point[-]

I haven’t gotten to play it yet, but I’ve heard it’s great for 2 players. My wife is my primary gaming partner, so I mostly look for games that work well at low player counts. We love pandemic and just started legacy season 1.

beastkillr 2 months ago | 1 point[-]

Wingspan is a solid choice and one that is difficult to say no to.

philryuh Supporter55 days ago | 1 point[-]

It's certainly the most mentioned even within this thread. Having played it multiple times, I can see why though. A very well crafted game!

OneCrazyCanuck 2 months ago | 1 point[-]

I think I'd look at D&D's Tomb of Annihilation just to get something to get me into the spooky mood of the Halloween season! Thanks for the contest!

philryuh Supporter2 months ago | 1 point[-]

Enjoy! :)

And welcome to the forum! How did you find us?

OneCrazyCanuck 2 months ago | 1 point[-]

I believe it was through an EverythingBoardGames link. Glad I found my way here!

nealkfrank 2 months ago | 1 point[-]

Here’s hoping! Good luck everyone! I have my eyes on either Great Western Trail or Brass: Birmingham!!

Skyw3rd 2 months ago | 1 point[-]

This is my time. I can feel it.

Oh, was there a twitter contest too? I didn't see a tweet.    

nealkfrank 2 months ago | 1 point[-]

I have been telling myself it’s my time the last two times lol

philryuh Supporter56 days ago | 1 point[-]

Honestly, when I thought about the timing of making the announcement about the acquisition, the first thought I had was "oh no.. Neal's odds are gonna drop even more" xD

nealkfrank 55 days ago | 1 point[-]

Hahahaha I appreciate the thought! I’ll be ok if nothing comes through, i have thoroughly enjoyed my time here regardless!

philryuh Supporter55 days ago | 1 point[-]

Well, here's to hoping when Sunday comes around! Trent has this little program in place where he'll start the winner selection and it does a bit of beep beep boop and displays the winner after a 3 second countdown. I'd be ecstatic if your name came up xD

nealkfrank 55 days ago | 1 point[-]

Hahaha I am flattered by the support! Here’s hoping!

Fate 2 months ago | 1 point[-]

I didn't know there is a Twitter contest too. Can you share the link please? Thanks

philryuh Supporter2 months ago | 1 point[-]

I actually haven't started it yet haha (the first round ended three days ago). The second round will actually be up tomorrow so I'll update this post to include the link and I'll PM you too as a reminder! :D

phiyo 50 days ago | 1 point[-]

Dinosaur Islands! 

phiyo 2 months ago | 1 point[-]

Definitely Wingspan

nealkfrank 2 months ago | 1 point[-]

Welcome!! What entices you about Wingspan? The components? The gameplay? All of the above?

Skurvy5 Supporter2 months ago | 1 point[-]

Welcome to the forums! Why would you pick Wingspan?

Fate 2 months ago | 1 point[-]

Because I've been telling her how good of a game it is but still haven't gotten a copy of it. Hahaha

Skurvy5 Supporter2 months ago | 1 point[-]

Nice! Good enough reason!

philryuh Supporter2 months ago | 1 point[-]

Well now you're in the running! Remember that you'll get more entries for each post on the forum or article pages, or for each comment/reply :)

How did you find us by the way?

Fate 2 months ago | 1 point[-]

Scythe and Wingspan!!! 

nealkfrank 2 months ago | 1 point[-]

Have you been able to play either of those?

Fate 2 months ago | 1 point[-]

I have played it once at my friend place. It's an interesting game. Love the concept of it.  How about you?

nealkfrank 2 months ago | 1 point[-]

I have played both! Very different games, but both very high quality production Value for sure. Wingspan is definitely easier to pick up. 

nealkfrank 2 months ago | 1 point[-]

Also welcome :)

philryuh Supporter2 months ago | 1 point[-]

Wingspan and Scythe have been mentioned a few times now, makes sense haha.

Welcome to the forum! How did you find us?

Fate 2 months ago | 1 point[-]

Found you guys on Facebook group!

Fate 2 months ago | 1 point[-]

Reading other people posts...Now I know what you mean with the huge aMount of people hoping to get wingspan or scythe...All the best everyone! 

MattHoevenaars 2 months ago | 1 point[-]

This would be a great birthday gift :)

xldh 2 months ago | 2 points[-]

Why thank you for thinking of me. My birthday is tomorrow.

MattHoevenaars 2 months ago | 1 point[-]

Happy birthday!!

xldh 49 days ago | 1 point[-]

Thank you. I spent a day playing board games to celebrate.

philryuh Supporter2 months ago | 1 point[-]

Which game would you get? :D

Welcome to the forum by the way!

MattHoevenaars 2 months ago | 1 point[-]

Hmmm, there are so many I would love. Terraforming Mars, Scythe, Everdell, Pandemic Legacy, Near & Far are a handful. Thanks!

nealkfrank 2 months ago | 1 point[-]

Great choices! Have you been able to play any of these?

MattHoevenaars 2 months ago | 1 point[-]

I've only played Scythe. I've tried a couple of the others on Tabletopia.

Skurvy5 Supporter2 months ago | 1 point[-]

All of those are phenomenal choices!

sdirrane Supporter2 months ago | 1 point[-]

Love me some Scythe

Skurvy5 Supporter2 months ago | 1 point[-]

I am in! Looking to avenge my defeat as a back to back champion. If I win this time I’ll be after Star Wars Outer Rim! Good luck to everyone!

sdirrane Supporter2 months ago | 1 point[-]

But I’m going to avenge my defeat... let the games begin! :)

Skurvy5 Supporter2 months ago | 1 point[-]

Man the luckiest Gamer win!

Scyz 50 days ago | 1 point[-]

Root since its good area control contrasting with its graphics :)

philryuh Supporter50 days ago | 1 point[-]

I love Root! Would own it myself if it weren't for it going out of stock so often

menthabrw 2 months ago | 1 point[-]

Articles should worth more points, no? That s a lot more work than a forum post/reply :)

nealkfrank 2 months ago | 1 point[-]

Maybe get an additional entry for every 3-4 comments you receive on an article of forum post you start??

philryuh Supporter2 months ago | 1 point[-]

That's true, I'll think about this! Which game are you after?

Skurvy5 Supporter2 months ago | 1 point[-]

A written article on this site should be worth more but a linked article to a different site should probably still count the same. 

menthabrw 2 months ago | 1 point[-]

I think the top of my wishlist are: Concordia Venus, Wingspan and Scythe: Rise of Fenris

Skurvy5 Supporter2 months ago | 1 point[-]

Ooo Concordia Venus. That’s a good choice. So many games, so little time. 

Marshwiggle92 Supporter2 months ago | 1 point[-]

Spirit Island or wingspan. So many games I want.  

philryuh Supporter2 months ago | 1 point[-]

Good selection. Ben won the last round and when he picked Wingspan I immediately bought it before it goes out of stock lol

Edit: Welcome to the forum by the way! :)