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theDL 7 months ago | 2 points[-]
What are your favorite games with animal themes? Here are three of my favorites that I own (in the order I bought them):
These three are in my top 4 favorite games that I own, and I do think the animal themes play a role. What are some more?
Theegravedigger 7 months ago | 2 points[-]
Dale of Merchants Collection
I love the cute animals and the thematic abilities.
theDL 7 months ago | 1 point[-]
Never heard of this one, I'll have to look into it!
Theegravedigger 7 months ago | 1 point[-]
I think I heard about it via a list of obscure deck builders. The mechanics being grouped to an animal make it really interesting to replay.
sdirrane Supporter7 months ago | 2 points[-]
Root, Root, and more Root! Haha.
philryuh Supporter7 months ago | 1 point[-]
Root looks like an awesome game! I have a friend who's been eyeing it so I'll hold off on buying it so he can buy it lol
sdirrane Supporter7 months ago | 1 point[-]
Never a bad strategy. Although I like to be the owner of the game (this is based partially in my crusade to make my kids gamers so they will play more complex games with me as they get older).
Haha that makes sense! I don't have kids yet but I hope mine will eventually be gamers as well.
I usually like to be the owner of the game as well, but he seems a bit more keen on this particular one than I am currently. Plus in the last few months it's mostly been me buying the games in my group, so someone else can get one for a change haha!
Uhh not sure if this counts as an animal game but here's one I found: Raptor
Bärenpark is another one, but again, not a strong theme around bears like in the case of Wingspan.
JamesReid860 Supporter7 months ago | 1 point[-]
I'm looking for suggestions for good starter heavy games to get into the "next next level". Any thoughts?
Anything by Mindclash Games.
Anachrony, Trickerion, Cerebria: The Inside World.
Ironically, the order you put them in is the order of the ones that I'm most interested in.
That is the order we played them in, and probably the order I'd recommend them in. Anachrony probably isn't all that heavy, all things considered. It seems heavy because of the iconography, as does trickerion, but the systems have a nice flow to them once you get over the initial learning curve.
The whole borrowing resources from the future and needing to pay them back mechanic always seemed pretty intense but does it make more sense when playing?
It's pretty straightforward, to the point where you can actually just treat is as a loan mechanic with a chance that the loan shark will hurt you. It's better not to strip the theme off it though.
Ok good. Well that one is shooting up to the top of the wishlist now lol
The person with the most loans has to roll the paradox dice, and there's a 1/6 chance it'll add two paradox, 1/3 of a single paradox, 1/2 chance of nothing, iirc. When you hit three paradox, you lose a building space on your private board. And paying back loans gets you points, but it's harder the further in the past they are.
Are all of the loans different for each player faction or are they set values?
Ok this is good to know. I've been wanting to play their games.
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