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R0land1199 Premium User9 months ago
Lots of gaming this week solo and otherwise!
Great week for gaming!
Corrupted Crafts 8 months ago
What a great list of plays! #Ecos: First Continent has looked really neat, just waiting on a deal to come around.
I just bought #Trickerion used and am antsy for it to get here. So excited for that one. Any further thoughts on it?
R0land1199 Premium User8 months ago
Yeah I wanted to grab ecos ever since I saw it at SHUX last year. It's fun and you can play it without being too hard core and have fun but there is also some good strategy in there too.
Trickerion was interesting. Pretty tight play and a game where you always wish you had one more action all the time. The way the shows work is a bit odd but also very important to know to do well in a game. Mind you, I've only had the one play and I think it took one entire play to get the end to end flow even though I've played hundreds of different games.
So really my opinion should be taken with a grain of salt. :)
This helps, though! It sounds exactly like what I enjoy. Really neat, thanks :)
Unfettered_One 7 months ago
I've also been eyeing #Ecos: First Continent for some time now--sounds really interesting. This may not quite yet be the time for me, as my family is not often up for longer games, and outside of family--you know--pandemic...
Resorting to more solo play these days. I also got a hold of #Trickerion myself fairly recently and have gotten in a handful of first plays in the past few weeks. I'm really enjoying getting to know the game. The automa is fairly involved, so I'm just now getting a hang of the flow. But things generally make good thematic sense to me, and I find it one of the more immersive experiences I've had. I'm glad to see this game continuing to get some love!
theDL Premium User9 months ago
Wow that's a ton! I saw the Streets Kickstarter. I've never played Villagers. It looks like it may be fun but it hasn't quite grabbed me enough to want to buy it for myself.
Was more of a physical play week vs digital this week I guess. :)
I like Villagers a lot. It's reasonably straightforward but has enough depth to keep interest. Streets appears to have the same DNA but with some more interactive and thinky play to it.
Of course, that's based on one play of streets. See if you can find the game on TTS. I am not sure if it is open to everyone or just backers at the moment.
philryuh Owner9 months ago
I only got in #Pendulum last week. It was fun but as some of you might have heard/read, while it'll be slightly different, I feel like the same type of fun it delivers on can be had by adding a chess timer to one of my other games or putting those same sand timers on a game like Viticulture but taking out the concept/structure of seasons.
@trentellingsen and I have been getting to games more often for playthrough videos and he'll be teaching me #Brass: Birmingham today. I'm excited!
Brass Birmingham is one of my favourites! Hopefully you like it as much as I do. :)
I liked it a lot! Will be sharing about my experience soon
oo that sounds fun! Do you film the learning game? Or do you do a learning game and then do another game for the actual video?
The playthrough video session is when I first learn the game too, so I'm going into it fresh haha. It was like that for #Pendulum too and I froze right after the game started. #Brass: Birmingham triggered AP like no other in a number of turns.
As for Brass' playthrough video, we decided not to upload it because it just didn't seem like a fun video. We had fun, but to get it to an entertaining state, it was going to require too much editing time! I'll be sharing my first impressions soon though and Trent will also be doing a review video.
Huh, I guess that makes sense. Heavy Euros probably aren't super engaging to watch.
Marshwiggle92 Supporter9 months ago
I'm looking forward to hearing about brass from you.
nealkfrank 9 months ago
Boy, moving into a new house is tough on the gaming lol.
This week I got two games in.
Gaia Project is one of my favourites. I've never played it at 2 though. What do you think is the main diifferent between 2 players vs 3 - 4 players?
I don't particularly like Gaia Project at 2. It feels much harder to gaia-form planets since there's not enough time. Maybe I'm missing something though since everyone else seems to like it at 2?
No idea. I've never had the option to try it at 2. Maybe the next time it happens that we have 2 we can give it a whirl.
The two biggest differences are you have a tighter board and less time between turns.
You only have 7 platters used instead of 10 so you really only have 4 home planets for each faction. It makes it pretty hard to get more than 2 federations if you do not have the ability to Gaia-form.
Interesting. I have no one at home that is interested in board games and my group is usually 3+ players. Sometimes I feel like I am missing out on a whole other facet of games with not playing 2 player version of my games!
I have been the same way, but with COVID hitting I have been limited in options, plus a guy in my group has an open invitation each week to come over for dinner and games so it makes it easier lol.
That's cool. I have played 2 player games a couple of times and quite enjoyed it. There's a different feel to it. #Heaven & Ale at 2 is much different than playing it at 4.
I could totally see that game playing differently with 2, is there a big difference in set up with that? I could see it being really easy to fill up your fields!
The setup is reasonably similar but you get much fewer turns so I think it's generally just as hard to fill everything. Entirely doable mind you.
Ah man I haven't play 7WD in a while! My wife didn't like it the first time but she's said she wants to try it again, so we'll have to get to that soon.
I was surprised that I enjoyed #7 Wonders more than Duel at 2 players. Totally not the typical opinion but that was just how I felt about it.
theDL Premium User8 months ago
You know I've never actually tried the 2 player variant. I'll have to read the rules for it.
It really is a nice little game. Fairly intuitive once you know everything and the decision space is fairly small each turn. I like it way more than the original 7W
I still enjoy the original a lot, but yeah man Duel is really great. Have you ever played using the Pantheon expansion?
I have not played with the expansions for either the original or Duel. Does it add a lot?