Saw this thread on /r/boardgames and wanted to start one here as well! So which games do you just not "get" in its strategy (whether 100% confusion or just not seeing the optimal strategy) even after 2-3 or more plays? Why do you think that is?
#Pax Pamir (Second Edition) - Played once, and I just felt dazed. That was the first and only time in my gaming career when I felt so lost. I think it was mostly due to it being my first time playing a game of that genre, and I also couldn't understand what the goal is. Hope to give it a try soon but using the solo mode this time.
#Clans of Caledonia - For this, I just don't know the optimal strategy yet, even after around 6 plays. I thought I was doing fine, but according to the solo mode scoring chart, I place as a Rookie or a Newbie in my solo plays lol. The goals are clear, the way to score is clear, and it has a streamlined design. But it has highly different clan powers and I haven't played enough to harness their powers. Also, the end of the round goals are randomly setup for each game, and there are times when a setup can synergize so well with a certain clan's power, and then there are times when they contrast completely. It has a great balance of long term strategy and tactical plays based on the random setups, and I just haven't yet found the sweet spot.