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tallon.simmons 11 months ago
Lots of gaming for me this past week:
And now I'm currently working on a solo helper web app for Dice Settlers.
Gotta love Christmas break!
Sliddell11 11 months ago
Wow there are some great games right there!
Indeed - it's a great time to be a board gamer!
Sliddell11 10 months ago
philryuh Supporter10 months ago
tallon.simmons 10 months ago
Oh, Pipeline is amazing. The rules overhead is minimal, but the gameplay is deep. If you are at all interested in economic type games you should definitely give it a try.
Plus, it plays in under an hour at 2 and the artwork/graphic design is done by Ian O’Toole. It’s my number 3 game of the year!
I've yet to play an economic type game but I'm very interested in them! I've also had an eye on Brass: Birmingham. Sure hope to interview Ian some day.
By the way, could you remind me again? What are your top 2 games? :)
Brass: Birmingham is something special. I’d say if you were only able to get one economic game, that would be the one to get. It’s phenomenal.
The top two of 2019 for me are Black Angel at #2 and Pax Pamir 2e at #1 (and in fact it’s in my top 3 of all time).
Though, as I look at my games from 2019, Conflict of Heroes: Awakening the Bear (3rd edition) may end up taking #2 of the year, I just haven’t yet played it enough to say that for certain.
I think I remember you saying that you played Pamir and didn’t really enjoy it; is that right?
Gotta try it some day. I wonder how my wife would like it haha. How does it play for two players? and what sort of interactions does it have?
Those are some great games! And yes, it was unfortunate but Trent, his wife, and I had a lackluster experience. I think Trent might have needed more time to teach us but overall he felt the rulebook was harder to read through in comparison to other games. The dominance check(?) cards were also spaced out wrong and made the game end quite a bit earlier so I'm sure that affected the experience. It'd be great to give it another go some day but it'll be difficult because it was a rare night when it was just the three of us, and we're usually accompanied by 2 or 3 others who are new to board games.
As for me, it was my first time playing a game and feeling like I couldn't tell how my decisions were affecting the overall landscape of the game. This isn't necessarily a bad thing though and I'd like to give it another chance when opportunity comes up.
Ah, that's a bummer!
Yeah, it's definitely a relatively opaque design and takes a couple of plays to grasp what's going on and how to affect the state of the game. I'd say it's worth that investment though.
That being said, after watching yours and Trent's top ten video, it seems like it just may not be the type of game you guys enjoy. Which is totally understandable - though far more accessible than its siblings Pamir 2e is still a Pax game; and Pax games definitely fit a very distinct space in gaming.
But, if you ever want to give it a go again (and have access to tabletop simulator), I'd be more than happy to play it with you and whoever wants to join.
GarishMan 11 months ago
Utter NonsenseUnmatchedDownforceOrleansAbove and BelowEmpires of the Void 2
I’ve only played above and below once. I thought it was a good game!
how do you like empires of the void?
Wow, this community is really engaging. Ryan Laukat games all have a similar feel as you play them. I feel like all of his games end just as an engine develops, Empires of the Void is no exception. It ends faster than anyone expects, so you need to feel pressured as you play. The environment feels very dreamy and ethereal. Have you tried Near and Far?
Is it similar to Near and Far?
I know it’s a great community! That’s interesting, do you find that to be annoying or a good thing?
No, I think A&B is the only one I’ve played by him, though there are a few I’ve wanted to try!
GarishMan 10 months ago
That’s good to know, thanks for that!
ill probably check out some gameplay soon!
philryuh Supporter11 months ago
That sounds like a lot of fun!
Yup, it felt a bit strange being the one to initiate all these game nights, but I thought it was necessary because otherwise every night would have been pretty uneventful. And it sure was interesting to see the personalities come out when we played Skull! lol
Yeah that’s always a little hard haha
I’ve actually never played skull! How does it play?
Marshwiggle92 Supporter11 months ago
Which one was the favorite of the other players?
Good question, and I'm honestly not sure haha. My brother and sister-in-law said they will be getting Azul after going back home, so even if it might not have been their favorite, it was one that fit their needs the most.
My parents killed it at Skull and won each of the two sessions we played. My wife's favorite out of all of these is probably Welcome To but maybe she'll really enjoy Forbidden Island?
disom 10 months ago
From New Year's through Yesterday:
BenjaminK 10 months ago
Got in some Wingspan, Cockroach Salad, Cartographers, and Tiny Epic Quest.
NAGfactor Supporter11 months ago
Sushi Go Party, Star Wars: Outer Rim, Codenames: Pictures and Jumanji
I still have yet to play any of the Star Wars games... I feel sad about this...
NAGfactor Supporter10 months ago
The good news is there are a lot to choose from. Which one do you think you would like the most?
Honestly not 100% sure since I don’t know how they play, but I’ve been interested in the X-wing one since it’s really cheap compared to the rest! Haha
I’ve never looked into them until recently and had no idea how many there were!