updated 4 months ago | posted 19 months ago
I've got Viticulture with Tuscany and Feast for Odin. What's another really good worker placement game I should get?
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Skurvy5 Supporter19 months ago
What about Caverna?
philryuh Owner19 months ago
Hmmm could start getting into Garphill Games with either the Raiders or the Architects series
Skyw3rd 19 months ago
This is the obvious choice.
I've also been a fan of Everdell lately. That Autumn season has so many excellent decisions to make.
Marshwiggle92 Supporter19 months ago
If you like a game that is mean to you.... Agrícola is a classic.
JamesReid860 Supporter19 months ago
Outlive is another one that I've been eyeing. Worker placement + rondel
Theegravedigger 19 months ago
Quests of Valeria is a pretty solid lightweight worker placement game. It feels like a faster playing Lords of Waterdeep.
Raiders of the North Sea is probably one of the more interesting takes on worker placement, with the whole place a worker to take one action and remove another one to free up a space, taking the second action in the process.
Both of those are well received in my group.
threadlock 19 months ago
Champions of Midgard is a good one. It has dice combat though so if you don't like luck in your games it might not be for you.
nealkfrank 19 months ago
I think the luck in the game is fine, not every battle is a guaranteed win!! You can always just put yourself in the best position you can.
I agree, I just know that some people have a very low tolerance for luck in euro-like games.
R0land1199 Premium User19 months ago
There are so many worker placement games.
Some of my favourites that are slightly different from each other:
I’ve had Village on a list for a long time. Just need to track down a copy sometime!
My local game shop happened to have a copy. It was on their shelves for quite a while and eventually I caved and got it.
That’s the cool part of having FLGS. Sometimes they have random copies of games sitting around. None of the stores in my area have it unfortunately.
Gotta go with Agricola, too classic and too miserable. There is a reason why they call it Misery Farm!
Also Dinogenics is a cool Worker Placement, not cheap but fun theme.
You’ve mentioned Dinogenics a couple of times and it’s really starting to pique my interest. I’ll definitely have to check it out.
Lol I haven’t played it, but I’ve watched a heavy cardboard stream of it and it looked interesting! It is set collection for the Dino’s with cards instead of gathering DNA in Dino Island. And there’s more restrictions on where they go/you have to feed the carnivores goats!!
BenjaminK 19 months ago
Champions of Midgard is my favorite worker placement game, and one of my very favorite games in general. If you like dice-driven combat, go for it!
If you'd rather have something a little less Viking (or dicey), and perhaps a bit deeper, try Manhattan Project.
Euphoria is also a lot of fun. But I'll always highly recommend Champions of Midgard :)
I've been interested in playing Champions of Midgard for the longest time! Or Raiders of the North Sea
Having played both Champions and Raiders, I definitely prefer Champions. However, there are others who feel strongly in the opposite opinion, so there you go haha
Is champions only good with the expansions? Or is the base game ok?
It's great without the expansions. But, at least the Valhalla expansion allows you to use your dead vikings for other purposes. Meaning, it helps mitigate your poor choice (i.e. bad rolls haha). I'll always recommend CoM even without expansions.
What’s the second expansion called and what does that add?
The Dark Mountains. If adds a fifth player (yay!) and another small board for monsters, which reward you with archer dice. It’s also good, and honestly I like playing with this expansion as well, even if we don’t need a fifth player. The only problem is, if you don’t have five players, things are pretty open with this addition.
Are there just the two expansions?
Just two. Neither are necessary for a great game, but both are wonderful.
Excellent. I’ve got it firmly on my list.
My work here is done.
Dinosaur Island has a worker placement component
slapsgiving14 Supporter19 months ago
I know Everdell is hot. I have Clans of Caledonia and I really like that, I enjoy the Economic aspect of it as well. I also have Raiders of the North Sea but I haven't gotten it to table yet. But it looks like a really interesting Worker Placement game. (Although by the look of it I'd say that I don't think I'd love it at only two players.)
Would you consider Clans of Caledonia a worker placement?
Raiders is fun, adds a unique element to the WP genre with the placement AND the picking up.