Top 5 games that I like but am really bad at

Is it a short list because I am awesome at games or just dislike any game I lose? Who knows!

5) #Istanbul - I really enjoyed the couple of times I have played this game, it is a really clever mechanic, however, I think both times I have tried to play too 'neatly'. I try to make everything add up nicely and be efficient, which unfortunately means I haven't been flexible enough to grab the opportunites that the board presents or the limitations other player create. As such, while what I collect is usually pretty efficient, other players have rushed to victory while I am still busy constructing my grand plan

4) #Flick Em Up! - I only played this once, and while I had an absolute blast I was hilariously terrible, my bullets just couldn't hit and I mostly just ran into things. However, when i played #Catacombs 3rd Edition not too long ago, I was considerably more successful so hopefully if I come across those dexterous cowboys again I might fair better.

3) #Colt Express - Not sure what went wrong with this game, but I ended up broke and full of bullets. That said I think it is a brilliant design and would happily sit down to get shot up any time. The turn-based action planning that everyone can see but struggles to remember is excellent, the slight asymmetry is great and the semi-coop aspect when the sheriff is involved as a whole new layer as you are basically trying to convince everyone else to deal with him while stealing all the money for yourself. 

2) #Onitama - I so want to be good at this game, I think the mechanic of passing you movement card to your opponent after you use it is great as it gives you (theoretical) a lot of control over how they play. However, my brain just can't hold enough of the variables in it to plan more than one or two turns ahead so inevitably I do something very dumb but only realise after it is far too late. 

1) #Perudo - Another mystery, I have played this game so many times as it is one we often broke out at university and I think I have probably only won it once or twice at most. Calculating the odds is no problem for me and usually I am pretty good at bluffing games but for some reason I tend to crash out hard and early in this game. Still it is a elegantly simple game, that is easy to transport and is pub safe as the components can be washed easily.



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3 months ago

I too have not heard or played those games before.

Also, I am terrible at a ton of games. At least it doesn't stop me from trying!

Supporter3 months ago

I've actually never played any of the games on this list. 

3 months ago

If I were to recommend trying one of them it would probably be #Colt Express, it is pleasantly different to a lot of games I have played.

Supporter3 months ago

And ohhhh mannnnn I'm so looking forward to getting #Flip Ships and seeing how my family does lol

3 months ago

Haha, i did check that one out after you mentioned it the other day and it does look like a lot of fun!

Supporter3 months ago

I'm curious about this too because it's such a departure from your usual games. 

Supporter3 months ago

Despite coming from plenty of abstract game background, the first few plays of #Onitama app made me experience some true analysis paralysis haha

In general, I'm not great at making the most efficient engine in any engine building games (at least, not in comparison to some really great players), so that's already more than half of the games in my collection. But I sure love it and find that process fun :)

3 months ago

See, for me it was so difficult to hold it all in my head (and maybe this would be easier if I had the physical game) that I couldn't even get to a point of AP.

I think I am pretty good at making efficient engines but often at the expense of losing sight of the actual goal of the game. As such I basically always play 'the long game' which can work out well but often the game is over before everything has kicked into gear.

Supporter3 months ago

It's a hard one alright. Oh and I'm also really bad with games where you have to convince people through talking (e.g. Apples to Apples style of games)

3 months ago

They are my favourite games, although I think after a couple of quite horrendous betrayals my friends aren't so trusting of me anymore 😅

3 months ago

VERY INTRESTING LIST

3 months ago

Are there any of these games you particularly like or excel at?

3 months ago

Thanks, I thought it was a bit more unusal a topic.

Supporter3 months ago

I am with you on Onitama, I like it but I stink at it. 

3 months ago

Join the club, presuambly some people are good at it :D

Supporter3 months ago

So I hear.....

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Flick Em Up!
Istanbul
Colt Express
Perudo
Onitama
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