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Supporter13 months ago

What’s a good Roman history themed game? Besides Concordia. 

13 months ago

Maybe Glory To Rome?

I haven't played it but I know it's rated highly.

Supporter13 months ago

Pandemic: fall of Rome was fun the one time I played a part of a game. 

Supporter13 months ago

Hmm that actually seems like a cool and unique implementation of the Pandemic game style. Wasn’t really the kind of game I was thinking of though. 

13 months ago

Got a favorite "engine building" type game? Even better if it is nice to look at.

Supporter13 months ago

Also, Viticulture is absolutely beautiful.  

Supporter13 months ago

Viticulture: Essential Edition hands down one of my top favorite Engine Building games.  Especially if you get the Viticulture: Visit from the Rhine Valley expansion.  Those visitor cards (a key component to the game) focus on building that Engine.  Nothing is more satisfying then filling a high point wine order.

Supporter13 months ago

Should I get it too?

Supporter13 months ago

I think anybody who likes board gaming that enjoys Worker Placement and Engine Building should definitely get this game.  It is so influential I actually drink wine on occasion (often with the game to theme it up).  And I am strictly a Beer and Whiskey drinker.  I think that speaks to how great the game is.  So yes, yes you should get it.  Today.  Or wait and see if you win the October contest. Ha.

13 months ago

Alright, I definitely have to get this game. I think /u/trentellingsen recommended it to me as well on a different thread.

Supporter13 months ago

Yes, yes you do.

Supporter13 months ago

I’ve been enjoying wingspan the most lately in terms of engine building. I ordered the European expansion for it too which I’m excited to see soon

13 months ago

Same! One of my favorites and I can't wait to try the expansion. I wish there was a way to get all the cards in the main box though, lol.

13 months ago

Race/Roll for the Galaxy are great engine builders. Other engine-building games I like are Wingspan, Terraforming Mars, Splendor, and Scorpius Freighter (also engine builder, but to a lesser extent.).

13 months ago

How is Roll compared to Race?

13 months ago

I really like Race because it's more "strategic," meaning you don't have to rely on dice rolls. However, my wife prefers Roll, and I think I do too. In Race, you use the cards in your hand as currency, so drawing cards not only gives you more options, but more "money" as well, which is nice when it comes to decision making. Roll is more random due to dice, but there are lots of world abilities that help mitigate that, and built-in mechanics that do as well. We never feel like games of Roll can be lost due to bad rolls. Of course, it all depends on your engine as well. I haven't played Race in a number of years, so I'm blanking on some of the other aspects of it.

Supporter13 months ago

I have Race but haven't even attempted to bring it to the group because the symbols are so dense. I wish I would've picked up Roll first instead.

13 months ago

Nice, thanks. Would you say one is easier to learn than the other?

13 months ago

Roll is easier to learn. That was my reasoning with getting it before Race. Once you know the symbols and the general gameplay with Roll, Race will be much easier to learn. 

13 months ago

Nice, then I'll probably start there. Thanks!

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