What did you play this week?

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8 months ago

We've been playing a game or two each night of Wingspan with 3-4 players.

Solid game.

Interesting theme/skin.

Beautiful components.

We are upgrading our cardboard birdhouse as it is wearing out after 10 nights of assembly and partial disassemble.

Supporter8 months ago

Our birdhouse roof connection piece has been getting worn out as well. I've learned to just leave it attached and only remove the base and that's it. #Wingspan has been an incredible game to have in the collection because it's great for a group of novice and beginner gamers because of how easy it is to teach but still have a huge depth of strategy and gameplay.

Supporter8 months ago

Played Raiders of the North Sea last night... I really enjoy the simplistic game play with a very impressive depth of strategy. Raiders of the North Sea

Supporter8 months ago

I really like this one. I got a partial play in this week.

Supporter8 months ago

Played Raiders of the North Sea last night... I really enjoy the simplistic game play with a very impressive depth of strategy. 

8 months ago

#Pipeline x2 - played this with my wife, and it’s probably going to be our go to for a while; a ton of depth in a ~1 hour game. 

#Pax Pamir (Second Edition) - a solo game is currently setup on my table. Wakhan is killing me. 

8 months ago

I got to play #Too Many Bones with my wife and friend this weekend. We got wrecked, but had a blast and understand a bit better. Also played #Space Base since that is our favorite game to break out and teach.

Supporter8 months ago

A couple of games this week:

  • #Sid Meier's Civilization: The Board Game with both expansions on the weekend.  The Aztecs won with a military victory.  I still tend to play this like the video game building up an interesting civ and lots of buildings when really it's an (epic) race to one of the victory conditions.
  • #Age of Steam (x2): I was doing really well in the first game but two other players went bankrupt early so we decided to restart.  The second game I made some poor decisions and came in last.  It's an intriguing game and I would definitely play it again although I'm not sure if it would be my favourite.

Supporter8 months ago

Would love to try out #Sid Meier's Civilization: The Board Game but the time length sure scares me. I think my wife would love an accessible civ-building game that doesn't go past 2 hours.

Supporter8 months ago

We haven't played a ton but it looks like 4 - 6 hours is the time frame for the game.

If we played it a lot or a few times in a row I think 3 - 4 would be doable.  

Honestly, if you set aside and afternoon it's not so bad.  Definitely not Twilight Imperium!

Supporter8 months ago

I really wish I could play Civ games, the player count is what gets me. For a game that heavy/long, I think I would have to play solo.....

8 months ago

I got a 3-player game of #Brass: Birmingham in with two guys that I had played with separately at 2-players. I should have done an overview of some of the edge-case rules before jumping in, but the experience was excellent. Very clever game that makes you really adapt to what you are given cards-wise as well as what the board state is! I won barely by 2! I think it was 168-166. 

My wife and I also got a game of #The Quacks of Quedlinburg in on the 4th level of ingredients, I won :) It is always fun!

Supporter8 months ago

Gotta get those geek bits at some point! xD

8 months ago

Honestly! My white chips are starting to fade lol. My in-laws are very aggressive with their shaking bags...

Supporter8 months ago

Lol. I take it they love the game? I could see my parents doing the same. I realized when I introduced #Skull to them that they're gamblers at heart (when it comes to gaming at least)

8 months ago

Lol they do enjoy it. My father in law is a poker player so he likes the gambling aspect, my mother in law just goes for the ride but has picked it up a lot more. I think I have about 15 plays in on my copy so it has for sure gotten its moneys worth! The geek bits will eventually come along with the expansion! 

Skull is similar to liars dice in a way, ya?

Supporter8 months ago

That's great that they love it like that. 

8 months ago

For sure, they do not always grasp different games but this has been a hit for sure. 

Supporter8 months ago

Glad you are still digging brass.

8 months ago

I have not been able to get it to the table as much as I would like but it really is a slick game. 

Supporter8 months ago

It looks so beautiful. 

Supporter8 months ago

Different game, for sure, but which do you love more? Brass or Concordia?

8 months ago

Oooooohhhh I have not played Concordia enough to say for certain. They are both quite different. Brass is kind of like building an empire and a solid business income, Concordia definitely is more about gathering and maximizing resources. I think I would go Brass right now, the components are great, the shift from the Canal Era to the Rail era is dramatic and it very satisfying to complete a plan. I am hoping to play Concordia more here in the coming weeks so we will see if that changes. 

Supporter8 months ago

Ohhh?? Well that certainly bumps up my interest in Brass by several notches! I've yet to watch a full runthrough of the gameplay so I should do that this week.

Supporter8 months ago

The Solosaurus podcast just got a copy of #Brass: Birmingham. They are planning on reviewing it for solo play. I am eagerly waiting for their review.

8 months ago

The Mautoma is pretty great. I’ve played 2-3 games of it, and it was good fun. I put a digital version on my site for those who don’t want to have to print and cut the deck haha. 

Supporter8 months ago

That would make it easier 

8 months ago

Concordia is the easier game to learn and to teach for sure, it is kind of hard to grasp how you score points at first but it is still great.

Brass is definitely harder to teach. The whole idea of having a network and having certain things being transported in different ways makes it a challenge to fully grasp at first. It is for sure a game where you need to play it once to wrap your mind around how to play and how to win. 

Supporter8 months ago

How is it playing with 2p? Also curious how long the game tends to run. Besides that, everything else sounds appealing to me so far. 

8 months ago

It is still in the 2 hour range for Brass at 2p. It will not really ever be a quick game. The first era goes quickly because it is a simpler game, then the second era gets more complicated and it slows down the turns for sure.