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Marshwiggle92 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.
holmezzz 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?
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.
theDL 7 months ago
Nice! Managing even 3 sounds like a challenge.
I will see.....
popatot 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.
philryuh 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.
nealkfrank 7 months ago
That is totally rough especially when your bag is full of lots of good stuff!!
tallon.simmons 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
Wow, when you say day 4, do you mean that the solo session takes a longgg time to finish?
Yeah, what Marsh said haha. A solo game takes a little over an hour, I just have no free time
Ah, gotcha. That's hard. What's your favorite game to solo? I don't think I ever got to ask you.
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.
I still want to try this one.
Vital puts all his games on Tabletopia. The Gallerist in particular works well there as it’s not terribly fiddly.
Yes I know. I should try it, but I really don't like the idea of trying to learn it on a computer.
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.
That makes sense.
Denomfug 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
You like Porta Nigra? I bought it some time ago because it was cheap.... But I haven't played it yet.
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 .
Gad to hear that.... That was what I paid for mine.
Smaggler 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.
Donning the Purple looks like a fun one. I love the theme.
BenjaminK 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 :)
I saw pics of #The One Hundred Torii on your Instagram. I love the way it looks.
Never heard of any of those games! One Hundred Torii looks pretty interesting
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.