What did you play this week?

Looks like the bot's taking a rest this week so let me have the honor of kicking it off! 

8 points by philryuh - updated 51 days ago | 12 comments | report

R0land1199 2 months ago | 4 points

Played two games this week. 

The first was a 6 hour game of Sid Meier's Civilization: The Board Game.  I managed to eek out a science win as France against a hard driving cultural India.   The game didn't have a lot of combat.  Likely because we had a lot in our last (first ever) game so we were trying out different strategies this time.  We're looking for a possible 5 player game near the end of July!

We also played a game of Museum.  We got a couple of rules wrong initially but it was a first game for all of us.  By the end things were rolling smoothly.  I definitely could see myself enjoying the game.  We'll have to play it again with the proper rules from the beginning so I can get the full feel.  The highlights for me area the positioning of the exhibits and figuring out the best way to maximize your points on your board while looking for the pieces you need on the main board that will really make your points soar.

TFCarrot 2 months ago | 3 points

Played some Coup with Coup: Reformation Expansion. Its not the most in-depth game strategy wise, but I really enjoy playing a bunch of quick games with my friends who are more casual gamers and don't necessarily want to commit to a long game. Everyone who was playing won at least once, which made it all the more enjoyable.

philryuh 2 months ago | 2 points

I had a similar experience a while back playing Skull with my friends who are all casual gamers/non-gamers. It's great to have games that have a low entry point but can still be a blast to play together and enjoy the experience.

atlast 2 months ago | 2 points

I found Qwirkle through a post on Techgara and also found it is a suitable game for a logic lovers and the strategically minded like me. I love this game because I feel like it's a mix between Tetris, puzzles, adversarial strategy, and geometric manipulation. This is a game that engages the mind but also motivates competitors to perfect gameplay with strategy and vision.

tallon.simmons 2 months ago | 2 points

Played a solo game of Pax Pamir (Second Edition) and wow; it’s great! The components are awesome, and the Wakhan automa is fantastic! Really looking forward to getter by some more plays of this in over the weekend (hopefully ha). 

Also, I found a copy of Wingspan at an LGS near me earlier in the week; I’m sure this will hit the table over the next day or two. 

philryuh 59 days ago | 1 point

Trent got his copy after hearing about this deal on Reddit at Bed Bath & Beyond hahaha

tallon.simmons 59 days ago | 2 points

Ha, rad! My wife and I played it today and it’s pretty darn good. Definitely something her and will play together pretty frequently I’d guess. 

philryuh 59 days ago | 2 points

My wife and I were pretty close to opening up Viticulture: Essential Edition last night. Just didn't have energy for it after sorting through boxes after moving haha, next time! I'm still excited since it was her first time being interested in a game on the medium side.

tallon.simmons 59 days ago | 2 points

Oooh, Viticulture is fantastic. Have you played it before?

philryuh 59 days ago | 1 point

I've played it with Trent before and it was a great experience. Everything just felt "right" and it was one of those games that left me thinking about what I would do differently next time around. Definitely left an impression!

1nf1n1ty 2 months ago | 2 points

We had our third D&D session. A visit to the Yawning Portal. 

I got in a game of Sentient. This is near the top of my current light game mix.

PolyCon is coming this weekend!!!

philryuh 2 months ago | 2 points

See you there! :D