Favorite game of all time.

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So, yesterday I asked y'all to introduce yourselves. Today, I am asking you, what is your favorite game and why?

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Premium User8 months ago

This is a tough question!  I am going to go with #Heaven & Ale .  This is a great Euro game in a reasonable size box with a good complexity balance and is easy to play multiple times.  I love the challenge of trying to decide whether or not to buy a tile or pass on a tile combined with the decision to pay more and increase my resources or pay less and make money sooner.  

#Scythe is certainly a runner up but a little too heavy to get my family to play and so it was edged out as well as being a bit more complex to set up.  #Gloomhaven is in the mix as well but again, too complex for many and much more involved and deeper though I often state that this is hands down the best game ever designed to date and the most play you'll get dollar for dollar in unique play experience.  

7 months ago

Definitely  #Heaven & Ale

Owner8 months ago

I do love the nature of tile laying games. Hearing you mention it several times made me curious every now and then and it constantly appeared on the deals pages too. Good reminder to check out a runthrough of it.

Supporter8 months ago

Wow interesting choice! I’ve heard mixed things about Heaven and Ale, but now I might need to look at it a bit closer. Scythe and Gloomhaven are also fantastic choices. 

8 months ago

I had heard of Heaven & Ale, but had not looked into it much. I have added a playthrough to my watch list on youtube

7 months ago

I’m going to answer this in two parts, as there are two ways that I game. 

The first way I game is with my wife, and for that, I’d have to answer #Scythe. It was the game that got us into board games, and we literally played 5-10 games a week for months. Part of me greatly misses the simplicity of owning and playing only #Scythe; those were some amazing times.

The second (and primary) way I game is solo, and #Scythe used to hold this spot as well, but I’ve realized lately that playing it solo just makes me wish I was playing it with other people. And I am not as much a fan of the automa as I used to be - having played some later automa implementations by Automa Factory (#Gaia Project in particular), Scythe’s just feels a bit rough.

So, with that being said, my number one solo game right now is #Pax Pamir (Second Edition). This game is just a masterpiece, and may dethrone Scythe after some more multiplayer games.

Supporter7 months ago

So glad to hear that another solo gamer who started out loving #scythe, and now loves #Pax Pamir (Second Edition). It makes me even happier that I backed the reprint. 

Supporter8 months ago

Scythe is currently my favorite game! Just still so much to explore and so many strategies to master. I enjoy everything about the game though I've probably won about twice in the 20 games I've played. 

Supporter8 months ago

Great choice.

Supporter8 months ago

Just so much fun! 

Supporter8 months ago

Typically when I play this one I get pegged as “guy to beat” so the other players go out of their way to dump on me. 

Supporter8 months ago

That is frustrating and hard to overcome. You should announce that you're going to be experimenting with a new strategy in your next game and you don't know how it will turn out. Maybe they'll leave you alone? Gotta get into the meta haha

8 months ago

This is a really tough question for me right now. Six months ago I would have said #Evolution: Climate, but since then I've played both #Oceans (the follow-up have from the same publisher) #Dune. If I can take the easy way out I'd say it's those three. If not, I'd just run away and not answer the question.

Supporter8 months ago

Oh no, that spells ruin for me..... After all, in my role as the Bene Gesserit, I had predicted that you would pick Dune. 

8 months ago

Hahaha

Supporter8 months ago

Boo! There can be only one. 

8 months ago


Supporter8 months ago

I really do like monty python.... This is great. 

Supporter8 months ago

For those who don't know me well yet, my answer is of course #Root.  I love everything about this game.  From the art, to the mechanics, to the way it plays.

My favorite mechanics are asymmetry, area control, lots of combat and negative player interaction, and tabletalk/diplomacy.  Root offers all those in such a great way.  There is so much to learn each game and so much to talk about afterwards.  I love a game that a playthrough sits with you for months afterwards.  It also lends itself to impacting the way you play the following games.  

I love that you have to make temporary alliances, or convince others that your offer is the best one at the table (even if it really at the end of the game only benefits you).  I could go on and on but I'll just live it at this brief synopsis on why it's my favorite.

Supporter8 months ago

Scott, so funny. Everyone knows you despise Root. Your real favorite game is Imperial Assault!

Supporter8 months ago

That's true I do really enjoy Imperial Assault.  I've gotten a lot of gaming out of it for sure.  It's up there in my top, but Root is still my overall favorite.  

Supporter8 months ago

Don't encourage him. 

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Supporter8 months ago

Brian, you are a real fount of information when it comes to all things star wars. Makes me wonder if you are a Sith Lord on your off time. 

LOL. 

Supporter8 months ago

There can be only two. 

Supporter8 months ago

Now everybody knows. 

Owner8 months ago

Supporter8 months ago

Good choices. 

8 months ago

I gave #Viticulture: Essential Edition to my father in law as a xmas gift several years ago because he makes home made wine as a hobby. He does not play board games as a hobby. Thus the game is still sealed sitting on a shelf in a dark closet. I know pretty sad. I was thinking how could I liberate this game without making it too obvious that I probably never really had him in mind when we bought it for him ??!?!

Owner8 months ago

Bring a bottle of wine as a gift and say you want to play a thematic game while you open up the bottle ;) And don't worry about not making it obvious. He probably knows it wasn't for him already, haha.