What did you play this week?

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Supporter7 months ago

Last Sunday I played another game of #Star Trek: Frontiers. I played solo, as is my wont. I feel like I'm definitely getting better at it. I'm looking at the rulebook less and less. It is just so so good. 

On Friday I played a solo, two-handed, game of #Spirit Island. This was my first game playing multiple spirits and it was so so fun. And so I decided to turn it up..... And, 

On Saturday I played a 4 spirit game. I'm here to tell you that that  turns the brain burn up exponentially. I don't know, but 4 spirits might be too much for me most of the time. I ended up trying another 4 spirit game yesterday, and lost..... But, man the brain burn is real. Also, it makes it a long game, as in 3-4 hrs long. 

I really want to try a three spirit game this week. I don't know if I'll get that done or not.... But once I've tried it at three spirits I want to write some of my reflections on the system as a solo system. 


7 months ago

Nice work attempting 4 spirits! #Spirit Island was my shelter-in-place coping purchase last month, but I've only attempted solo with 2 spirits so far.

What 4 spirits did you use?

Supporter7 months ago

On Saturday I played with the: river, ocean, a spread of rampant green, and bringer of dreams and nightmares. On Sunday I played with all the rest: thunder, lightening, earth, and shadows flicker like flame. 

7 months ago

Nice! Managing even 3 sounds like a challenge.

Supporter7 months ago

I will see..... 

7 months ago

I played #The Quacks of Quedlinburg a couple of times with my daughter. She absolutely crushed me every single time. My hands were like magnets to those pesky white tokens.

We also played #Camel Up (second edition). We started experiment with some alternative rules for the wild camels so they could have a bigger impact on the game.

Owner7 months ago

I'd love to hear what your family comes up with on the crazy camels. They played a very minor role in our first play so I was a little disappointed. Still a lot of fun though. And darn those magnet hands lol. Love the tactile fun in that game.

7 months ago

That is totally rough especially when your bag is full of lots of good stuff!!

7 months ago

Even though we are under a shelter in place order, I find I have less time to game than ever. 

Currently on day 4 of playing through a solo game of The Gallerist


Owner7 months ago

Wow, when you say day 4, do you mean that the solo session takes a longgg time to finish?

7 months ago

Yeah, what Marsh said haha. A solo game takes a little over an hour, I just have no free time

Owner7 months ago

Ah, gotcha. That's hard. What's your favorite game to solo? I don't think I ever got to ask you.

7 months ago

Yeah, it’s all good though. There’s a season for everything.

Definitely #Pax Pamir (Second Edition) right now. Though I have so many great games it’s hard to choose what to play sometimes. 

Supporter7 months ago

Or, that he doesn't have more than 30 to 60 ish minutes a day to play.... 

Supporter7 months ago

I still want to try this one. 

7 months ago

Vital puts all his games on Tabletopia. The Gallerist in particular works well there as it’s not terribly fiddly.

Supporter7 months ago

Yes I know. I should try it, but I really don't like the idea of trying to learn it on a computer. 

7 months ago

Yeah, I feel you there. I think if you checked out Heavy Cardboard’s teach/play through and then tried it, it wouldn’t be too bad. The game is relatively straightforward mechanics wise. 

Supporter7 months ago

That makes sense. 

7 months ago

some friends and i played #Porta Nigra and #The Binding of Isaac: Four Souls on TTS both games worked well , we were playing until almost 5 in the morning 

Supporter7 months ago

You like Porta Nigra? I bought it some time ago because it was cheap.... But I haven't played it yet. 

7 months ago

honestly i bought it because it was 5 dollars before shipping and tax . I LOVE IT its a great euro game. The scoring can get hectic but once you get the hang of it the game is awesome .

Supporter7 months ago

Gad to hear that.... That was what I paid for mine. 

7 months ago

#Donning the Purple , did a simulated 3 player game.  Very cutthroat.  Rome did not fall, the emperor died four times.  Twice to assassination and twice to food riots.  In the end the sneaky Senatorial player eeked out a win by 2points.  Excited to try it simulated 4 player with the expansion.  #Donning the Purple: Votes & Virtue expansion I was able to complete the play in about an hour, with interruptions.

#Scythe Digital - got a few games of this in with friends.  I miss #Scythe: The Wind Gambit Expansion but I can live without it for the time being.  Also played one #Ticket To Ride digital game, was a fun time.

Supporter7 months ago

Donning the Purple looks like a fun one. I love the theme.  

7 months ago

I managed to get in THREE games this week! First was #Dino Dunk, as I wanted to play one last time before writing my review.

Next was #The One Hundred Torii, which my wife and I played yesterday. Man, that's a good game! Very easy to learn, but uses your thinker quite a bit too!

Then last night we played #Treasure Hunter. I was doing terribly all game, unwittingly collecting the negative point tiles, or nothing at all. Then, on the last round, I got 39 points in coins, which jumped me up from last to second, losing by six points (of six players).

It's good to have more than one game played in a week :)

Supporter7 months ago

I saw pics of #The One Hundred Torii on your Instagram. I love the way it looks. 

7 months ago

Me too! 

7 months ago

Never heard of any of those games! One Hundred Torii looks pretty interesting

7 months ago

The One Hundred Torii is like a mix of #Carcassonne and #Tokaido. It's a really neat game. I'll be reviewing it in the next few weeks, so I'll post a link when finished for everyone to check out if interested.