What did you play this week?

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Supporter7 months ago

I have a problem. I'm addicted to the #Through the Ages: A New Story of Civilization app and I've played maybe 10 times or more by now. Each session takes about an hour or less, so that's quite a lot of time! I think I'm going to try cutting it off this week and get back into some hands-on board game time lol (my wife basically said she's down for co-op game of #Root with the Better Bots whenever, so it's just on me to download the rules into my head by doing some solo sessions).

Also played #Welcome to... with my wife! We finally played together after getting the game about a year ago. She liked it so much back when we played with Trent and others and wanted us to get it, but the heavier games we got after that were more appealing to her.

Supporter7 months ago

Woah! You are really digging that game! Good for you. 

Supporter7 months ago

I got it on sale on steam.  I quite like it!

7 months ago

WOW! You have really sunk your teeth into TTA!! That is a lot of play throughs!  Did you make it past any of the other challenges?

How di dthe wife like #Welcome to... playing with just you two?

Supporter7 months ago

The only challenges I managed to win are Two-Player Classic and Clash of the Immortals. All other ones I've failed on again and again! And I said 10 but it's probably closer to 20 plays......

As for Welcome To I basically had to teach her again haha. She enjoyed it but her level of enjoyment is so much more in the heavier games. It will always be a great option for a quick downtime though.

7 months ago

Wow! It seems like it has really grasped your attention! That is cool!

Man what a treat to be able to say that lol. I wished my wife enjoyed the meatier stuff more!

7 months ago

Haha! Are you playing full games of TTA, or playing a few turns then doing something else, the coming back to your game later?

Supporter7 months ago

Full game... :)

7 months ago

Lol nice

Supporter7 months ago

I'm glad you are liking tta. 

Supporter7 months ago

I’ve been playing tons of #Gloomhaven lately. It’s so good. So challenging. So much to unlock and explore. What. A. Game. 

We also got to play #Champions of Midgard on Tabletopia as a game group. It was tons of fun, but I really missed the tactility of rolling dice. Can’t wait to get back to actually having board game groups!

I also snuck in a solo play of #Underwater Cities and most horribly. What an amazing game though. 

7 months ago

My wife and I played through #The Lord of the Rings: Journeys in Middle-earth! We lost on the last mission, and she immediately demanded we play through it again!

7 months ago

- #Clans of Caledonia, #Race for the Galaxy, and #Troyes over Board Game Arena with @Sliddell11. It was a great time! Lots of laughs and had some fun exploring games I have not been able to dig too much into. 

- #Bus with the wife. I ordered it on Thursday and it came on Sunday, wicked fast. We played two player just to get the rules down and it was a great time. I definitely need to be better at explaining them!

Supporter7 months ago

Great! Loads of fun. 

Supporter7 months ago

Nice! Sounds like great times. Has playing on Board Game Arena ever made you want to buy the game too? Or are you usually good with just having that option?

7 months ago

I have not played a ton of stuff on Board Game Arena, it has made me realize that playing a game in person takes way longer! It does all of the accounting for you, all the dice rolling, etc. Like we played all three of those games in maybe 2 hours. Crazy. 

If anything it allows me to try out games I would not normally try, so far most of the games have been games I would not buy after the fact. #Clans of Caledonia is one that I would buy that I have played, and I have really enjoyed my plays of #Kanban as well. Not sure I would actually buy either of them but I have liked them enough!

Supporter7 months ago

Ohhh that's an interesting point. I should check out a Lacerda game on there if there are any hahaha

2 hours total to play through all those games?? Nice! I feel like I'd like #Troyes quite a bit. It would be way higher up on my wishlist if I hadn't gotten Marco Polo, which is another dice placement/worker game.

7 months ago

There are not any on Board game arena, I have been playing on this other janky site called boiteajeux. Tabletopia does have some Lacerda games though, but they are not scripted. 

Troyes is a little odd, you can get messed with a lot, by the game and by the player. It is fun and I would for sure play it if it were brought to a game night, but it is not an appointment game in my opinion. Marco Polo seems less conflict heavy, am I reading that right?

Supporter7 months ago

Yup, the interactions in Marco Polo are tame. It's the typical indirect player conflict you'd see in most worker placement games. It's a bit of a race to get to your goal destinations first so that you can take the bonuses. The main interaction is through the dice placement on the various action spaces. The key to Marco Polo is that if you want to place your dice on an already occupied space, you need to pay the cost indicated by the number of pips on the die you're placing (which makes for an interesting mechanic where the low numbered die you role isn't necessarily bad).

7 months ago

Ya the mechanisms are very different in these two games! With Troyes, you get a certain number of dice based on the amount of citizens you have out, then you can use your own dice however you like, but you can also buy (steal) dice from the other players to make bigger groupings of dice. It can be a big time "take-that" game. 

7 months ago

Supporter7 months ago

Hahaha I like it! So many nail biters. Did your wife expect the turnaround on Viticulture at all?

7 months ago

I don't know, actually. I actually was ahead for most of the game, then she scored a bunch of high value orders right at the end to take the lead. She tried ending the game before I was able to fill any more orders, but I was able to fill 2 on my last turn.

She actually made a sub-optimal play that could have gotten her a couple more points, though I think I still would have edged her. She didn't like it when I tried to show her what she could've done better after the game, haha. That's something I'll have to think about how I can do better, because all I'm trying to do is show her when there's a better move she could do!

7 months ago

Oof that is a hard one...I tend to figure out what I could have done better on my own but I tune out when others chime in on that. I can especially see how that would be frustrating coming from an SO that just beat me lol. 

7 months ago

Yeah I'm not really sure how to go about it in the future, or if I even should. Maybe if I see something I can ask her if she wants any strategy tips, so she can decide, but I can still offer.

7 months ago

How does she take losing?

7 months ago

She doesn't mind losing as long as the winner isn't a jerk about it, haha. She's really not a competitive person so she doesn't like it when people get too competitive or trash-talk or anything like that.

7 months ago

...or telling her what she could have done better lolol. 

Supporter7 months ago

Lol. This is a tough situation because you want the other person to learn and grow from their experiences with a game. But it’s hard if they don’t catch them. 

7 months ago

haha exactly