philryuh

Board Game Atlas Giveaway (Winner on February 16, 2020)

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Here's the info for the next round of giveaway! (photo by @Sliddell11)

  • Starts: Monday, February 3
  • Ends: Sunday, February 16

You will get +1 entry every time you complete any of these actions to contribute to our community:

  • Make a post on our forum or write an article
  • Comment or reply on posts/articles
  • Create a topic
  • Refer a friend using this link: https://www.boardgameatlas.com/signup?referral (send this link to your friends and have them input your username under the referral section)
  • Each contribution is 1 additional entry and there's no limit to your contributions.

Full rules page to be updated.


Thanks everyone for continuing to make this community a great one! And as always, which game will you be getting if you won?

4 points by philryuh - updated 7 days ago | 79 comments | report | subscribe

Mrbungle333 19 days ago | 2 points[-]

Just found out about this site.  Time to expore

philryuh Supporter17 days ago | 1 point[-]

I put up a weekly Feedback Friday post so let me know what you like/dislike/wish for!

BenjaminK 18 days ago | 1 point[-]

Welcome! It's a friendly place and we're glad to have you around!

Javimarti 9 days ago | 1 point[-]

Nice idea 👍🏻

slimyhog 10 days ago | 1 point[-]

I'd probably be a big nerd and get strat-o-matic or APBA baseball

slimyhog 7 days ago | 1 point[-]

Turns out that Strat-o-matic is WAY cheaper

R0land1199 Supporter13 days ago | 1 point[-]

Marco Polo II: In the Service of the Khan or Empires of the Void II would likely be my main choices. 

Marshwiggle92 Supporter13 days ago | 2 points[-]

Any particular reason to choose the second marco polo over the first? 

R0land1199 Supporter13 days ago | 1 point[-]

I've heard the second one is much like the first but better.  Honestly, I haven't played the first one but I have seen it played and watched videos etc and it seems right up my alley.

Marshwiggle92 Supporter13 days ago | 2 points[-]

I admit that I hear travel is much tougher in the first edition and that is attractive to me. 

philryuh Supporter13 days ago | 1 point[-]

In general, most people seem to think Marco Polo II is just a better Marco Polo, where it's an improvement from its predecessor while not doing anything radically different.

Other thoughts:

  • Traveling in MP I is very costly - some people like this because of how challenging and "tight" this makes it to get to your destinations (I'm in this camp). Some people don't and opt for alternate strategies that require very little traveling. Either way, MP II lightens the burden of traveling while also encouraging it by adding another element into the game.
  • MP II has added depth - the second game introduces another element into the game where the locations aren't just different because they have different rewards from the variable setup, but have an assigned "faction" of some sort that adds another layer of strategy.

philryuh Supporter13 days ago | 2 points[-]

Have you played the first one before? Just curious since I own it and got in several plays so far.

R0land1199 Supporter13 days ago | 1 point[-]

I haven't played it.  I've seen it played and watched videos and it seems up my alley for sure!

HalfAdd3r Supporter14 days ago | 1 point[-]

#Wingspan would be nice, but I'll probably also get some inserts for some of my owned games too

CaptainPossum Supporter14 days ago | 1 point[-]

Caylus 1303. Thanks for the contest!

xldh 16 days ago | 1 point[-]

Once again. Wingspan.

Sliddell11 16 days ago | 1 point[-]

Right now, I’d probably get #Le Havre or a few small games/expansions. Among those probably: #Race for the Galaxy: The Gathering Storm, #Railroad Ink: Deep Blue Edition, and others.

prozzden 17 days ago | 1 point[-]

Imperial settlers

philryuh Supporter16 days ago | 1 point[-]

The art made me interested in this game but I have no idea how it plays. It stayed on my wishlist for quite a while haha

prozzden 16 days ago | 1 point[-]

I played a stand-alone expansion at Dice Tower Cruise and really liked it. 

GarishMan 17 days ago | 1 point[-]

I honestly have such a laser focus on the 20 anniversary edition of castles of burgundy, I am going to be ecstatic if I can get that. Been itching and waiting and keeping myself from impulse, cultivating the savor!

philryuh Supporter17 days ago | 1 point[-]

Have you heard about #The Castles of Tuscany? I'm really curious to see what they'll do with it.

GarishMan 17 days ago | 1 point[-]

Hadn't heard of it, I hope it is in line with its predecessor

philryuh Supporter17 days ago | 1 point[-]

If it looks as good as the cover and delivers on solid gameplay like its predecessor, I feel like it'll sell like pancakes

walterbd 17 days ago | 1 point[-]

Glad you guys can still afford to do this :D

philryuh Supporter16 days ago | 1 point[-]

Me too! xD

BackBurnerGames 18 days ago | 1 point[-]

This is cool . . . a great way to bring more people to the site.
Brand new here, just started looking around. I love to talk games with gamers.

BenjaminK 18 days ago | 1 point[-]

Good to see you using the forums! Welcome!

Love4boardgames 19 days ago | 1 point[-]

philryuh Supporter16 days ago | 1 point[-]

Both are great choices, and they've been frequently mentioned by users in all past giveaways :)

Love4boardgames 15 days ago | 1 point[-]

I'm adding Atlantis Rising (second edition) to my list. It will be difficult to choose, but I would love to face the challenge. :)

Marshwiggle92 Supporter13 days ago | 1 point[-]

Choosing is a fun challenge. 

Love4boardgames 12 days ago | 1 point[-]

Absolutely! There are so many wonderful games!!!!

Marshwiggle92 Supporter12 days ago | 1 point[-]

And I don't own most of them. 

Love4boardgames 7 days ago | 1 point[-]

Now I'm looking at #Aftermath! I would love to try a story-driven game, and the reviews indicate that although the rulebook is not great, the storybook is wonderful as well as the story itself. 

Marshwiggle92 Supporter7 days ago | 1 point[-]

The art and theme are top notch on this one. But, I haven't played it. 

Love4boardgames 7 days ago | 1 point[-]

Have you tried Legacy of Dragonholt? From what I've read,  the story is great,  but the price was high for the amount and quality of the components. Now that the price has dropped, I'm definitely interested!

Marshwiggle92 Supporter7 days ago | 1 point[-]

Haven't tried that one either. 

sdirrane Supporter19 days ago | 1 point[-]

I also think that @philryuh is just trying to hold me to my resolution of playing the games I have as much as possible but not really putting my entries in, haha.  Thanks!

philryuh Supporter16 days ago | 1 point[-]

Hahaha what would you get if you won? Inis?

sdirrane Supporter16 days ago | 1 point[-]

That's definitely in the running.  I'm also thinking about Empires of the Void II, or a few expansions.  Gotta win before I think too much about it though.

Right now I'm heavily thinking about getting Root back at ASAP.

WadeB1977 20 days ago | 1 point[-]

I think I'd shoot for Aftermath or The Quacks of Quedlinburg.  I really think my daughter would like playing aftermath with me and Quacks looks like a fun game.

philryuh Supporter18 days ago | 1 point[-]

Quacks is great! And while I enjoy it at 2p, I prefer 4p even though it changes close to nothing about the game. Since it's mostly a multiplayer solitaire, a part of the fun for me is seeing others' reactions to their great or bad draws :)

WadeB1977 20 days ago | 1 point[-]

Sweet!  How about a a 1/2 a point for every comment your topic generates?

philryuh Supporter16 days ago | 1 point[-]

We've entertained similar ideas before but ended up seeing that it leads to spammy behaviors or people trying to take advantage of it some way or another xD

WadeB1977 16 days ago | 1 point[-]

Oh man. I here ya. It's like when a few people abuse the sick day policy and they take away sick days altogether

Skurvy5 Supporter20 days ago | 1 point[-]

I’m in again! So much fun to hang out here. 

sdirrane Supporter17 days ago | 1 point[-]

Yeah, it’s especially fun when you win all the time. 😂😉

Marshwiggle92 Supporter13 days ago | 1 point[-]

But of course.... 

nealkfrank 20 days ago | 1 point[-]

At this point I think I would pre-order Root like some folks here! I think I will be getting a game or two for my birthday next week so that will determine my wants lol. 

Marshwiggle92 Supporter13 days ago | 1 point[-]

Let us know what you get for your bday, if you do get games that is. 

nealkfrank 13 days ago | 1 point[-]

I will definitely keep you all updated!

Marshwiggle92 Supporter13 days ago | 1 point[-]

Great 

Sliddell11 20 days ago | 1 point[-]

Dude I would do the same for root!

nealkfrank 18 days ago | 1 point[-]

Well this Friday we will see if the game is worth it! I am hoping it goes well!

Sliddell11 16 days ago | 1 point[-]

Yeah I’m really looking forward to it!

Marshwiggle92 Supporter13 days ago | 1 point[-]

Glad it was worth it. 

sdirrane Supporter20 days ago | 1 point[-]

I have no idea what I'll get if I win I'll probably need a little help.  I was hoping 303 (my area code) would be good luck for the last giveaway but it looks like my superstition was for naught, haha.

Edit: I mean I do have some ideas but I'm not 100% sure what I'd do.

BenjaminK 20 days ago | 1 point[-]

Thanks @philryuh and @trentellingsen!  You are super generous.

I think I'll have to play it by ear...see what's priced at what. Some top choices are;

Of course, that could all change in a heartbeat :)

Marshwiggle92 Supporter16 days ago | 1 point[-]

#Spirit Island is so so good 

BenjaminK 16 days ago | 1 point[-]

So I keep hearing haha I'm leaning toward it for my next big game acquisition.

Marshwiggle92 Supporter16 days ago | 1 point[-]

Keep leaning, keep leaning...... 

BenjaminK 16 days ago | 1 point[-]

Annnnnnnd there goes my equilibrium. 

Marshwiggle92 Supporter16 days ago | 1 point[-]

glad to hear it.

philryuh Supporter16 days ago | 1 point[-]

I know the feeling, the games I'm wanting to buy seem to change every week hahaha. I'm liking the idea of getting Architects, then Paladins, and then Viscounts in the future... the trilogies are so tempting!

BenjaminK 16 days ago | 1 point[-]

Trilogies are tempting. But I like to have a complete collection, so if I start with one game in a trilogy, I'll need the others. It's a slippery slope indeed haha I would love the North Sea trilogy though... :)

theDL 20 days ago | 1 point[-]

Love that you guys are still going these giveaways, even though I don't stand a chance. As with last time for me it's probably between #Tuscany: Essential Edition and #Imperial Settlers: Empires of the North

theDL 8 days ago | 1 point[-]

Starting to lean #Raiders of the North Sea as my next "big game" purchase....

Marshwiggle92 Supporter20 days ago | 1 point[-]

I see your comments. I wouldn't say you have no chance.... 

theDL 20 days ago | 1 point[-]

Haha, I comment a few times a day but guys like you and @Sliddell11 and a few others get unbelievable totals

philryuh Supporter16 days ago | 1 point[-]

You held 7% of the total entries on the last one! (6th most contributions)

Which is still a great odd for a giveaway, but yes, the top contributors sure make it tough xD

theDL 16 days ago | 1 point[-]

7%, not bad! Thanks for finding that info!

Marshwiggle92 Supporter20 days ago | 1 point[-]

Assuming that I didn't win the last one..... Probably #everdell

philryuh Supporter16 days ago | 1 point[-]

To an extent, I feel like we're all influencing one another in our game purchases haha

Marshwiggle92 Supporter13 days ago | 1 point[-]

Right now I would actually lean towards #Pax Porfiriana

Marshwiggle92 Supporter16 days ago | 1 point[-]

But of course... 

Sliddell11 20 days ago | 1 point[-]

@philryuh thank you for counting my photo worthy! Haha 

philryuh Supporter16 days ago | 1 point[-]

I couldn't decide which photo to use so I thought, why not use one of the cool photos posted by you guys? xD

Thanks for the photo!

Sliddell11 16 days ago | 1 point[-]

Of course! Hopefully there will be more to come!