What did you play this week?

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Supporter2 months ago

#Mapmaker: The Gerrymandering Game

Just got this game on Friday and have played seven times already. I really like it for being a fun area majority game but it also really captures the feel of the consequences of gerrymandering. It is pretty abstract and the political theme isn't necessary but it is also non-partisan in its approach. The fun with the political theme comes from having a game group that comes from various political leanings playing together because it allows for trash talk.

For example, the uh burning cities aren't at all part of the game. One of our players thought it was more thematic though...

Mapmaker, with extra theme

2 months ago

Just got a game of #The Quacks of Quedlinburg with an old friend. It was their first time playing and it was a great time. Definitely have missed in person gaming!

Supporter2 months ago

Nice. I'd suggest getting the BGG bits. They are so nice!

Supporter2 months ago

I got the bits for #Antiquity 

2 months ago

That is a whole lot of cardboard!

Supporter2 months ago

It's a lot of pieces! 

2 months ago

Good storage solution though!

Supporter2 months ago

I like the Plano boxes with the long spaces, like those, because it's easier for my fingers to manipulate what I need.

2 months ago

Yeah, I can imagine them being hard to pick up if you have the ones with tiny square spaces

2 months ago

Man those look nice...if only Antiquity wasn't so fiddly and hard to grok 

Supporter2 months ago

I have a thing for Splotters. The most important thing is not to run out of wood!

2 months ago

I am with you on Splotters. One of my favorite games is Bus, I might need to give antiquity another look, I am planning to do that with FCM here soon too. 

Supporter2 months ago

Those look so nice!

2 months ago

I for sure would love t o get those. One day when I am rolling in dough lol

2 months ago

Got to play #Marvel Champions: The Card Game with my son (https://youtu.be/OyC2ZsaiG9Y ) using Dr. Strange and Hulk.  We lost, but it was fun.  PLayed #Wingspan , #Lewis & Clark , and #Castles of Mad King Ludwig.  

Supporter2 months ago

Lots of good choices there!  How do you like Marvel Champions?

2 months ago

It's challenging but a fun game.  One of these days I'll try to get my family to play together and see how a 4 player game works.  With one of the Broken Token organizers its a lot easier to put together and take apart decks.  

2 months ago

Oh I see you posted a video of your Wingspan variant? I'll have to watch that!

2 months ago

Let me know what you think!  I grazed through some forums and found that other folks had made similar game adjustments (house rules).  Some I like and some I thought were a little too much.  I played with another friend using the same rules in the video and we ended 97-106.  There is still a reasonable amount of luck in the game but not so much that you feel you have to depend on it.  

2 months ago

The pink powers idea was interesting. Obviously it didn't come up too much in this particular game, but that is something I've noticed when playing with 2 players, to the point that I pretty much avoid pink power birds unless they fulfill some other goal I'm chasing. I'll have to try that one out!

I really like the drafting too. No one I've played with has ever complained about the randomness in the game, but I get the feeling that the guy who has won the last couple of times thinks he's really good at the game when in reality he got off to a very good start haha. Not to say that there is no strategy, of course, but the starting hands do make a difference.

I'm still not sure about the playing cards directly from the tray. To me it kind of feels like solving a problem that I've never really had an issue with in the first place. I'd be interested to try it, though.

2 months ago

Just a nice game of Carcassonne and a couple of games of Netrunner for me

2 months ago

I played#Spirit Island solo to try a spirit I hadn't played with before. Got wrecked lol.

Also played#Dominion: Intrigue (Second Edition),#Gizmos, and #The Castles of Burgundy with my fiancé.

Ended the week with#Monikers and #Team Play with my family.

Overall a successful gaming week!

Supporter2 months ago

Spirit Island is great solo but playing one spirit is tricky. I tend to play two spirits when I solo as the synergy is a big part of the fun for me. 

2 months ago

I'll have to try that next time!

Supporter2 months ago

Great! Let us know how it goes!

2 months ago

  • #Kiitos @ 2p
  • #War Chest @ 2p - got to teach this to a friend and he seemed to enjoy it!
  • #Sentinels of the Multiverse @ 5p - it had been quite a while since we played! My brother in law has the giant box of everything, haha
  • #Sentient - I played 2-handed against myself just to learn the rules, so I wouldn't consider this a true play of the game, but I quite enjoyed it! I am really looking forward to playing with real opponents haha. Very puzzley and satisfying.

Supporter2 months ago

I like Sentient a lot. Very fun game.

2 months ago

Cool! I hope my wife will. Not so sure about that, haha.

2 months ago

It was a campaign heavy weekend for the game group. Played two sessions of #The King's Dilemma where things in the story took quite the turn towards "whoops, is that what we just did?" Between 30 and 50% through at this point and just loving the game. Then we started a #Gloomhaven: Jaws of the Lion campaign. Got through the first 4 scenarios, and pulled out a last minute victory on #4. 

Supporter2 months ago

Got a fair amount of gaming in this week:

  • #Clank! A Deck-Building Adventure (x2) TTS, Multiplayer with various expansions: Warming up for our final 2 Clank legacy games on the weekend.  The more versions of this game I play the more I like it.  (I personally own #Clank! In! Space!.)
  • #Cartographers: A Roll Player Tale Solo Physical: Such a fun easy game to pull out and play a quick round when I'm in the mood for some non-digital solo entertainment.
  • #Clank! Legacy: Acquisitions Incorporated (x2) Physical multiplayer: FINALLY!  Got together outside with my group socially distanced.  Played games 9 and 10 of the campaign.  I super enjoyed playing this game although 2 games in a day is a bit much sometimes.  I'd be tempted to buy my own copy and play it again if I thought the group would be up for it. :)  If you like Clank at all and can get a group to commit to it I can't recommend it highly enough.
  • #Take 5 + Take a Number (x2 Physical): Had some friends over outside and I got them to play a couple of games of Take 5.  This game is a bit of fun once you get to know the other players and have played a few rounds.  We only played twice but I think I might be able to get it to the table again.
  • #Just One (x2 physical): Couple of games with same friends as well.  I think this one is their favourite.  It's a fun game for non-gamers with "ah hah!" moments and "groan" moments which are always fun.

Good week!