The Crew is So Close To Winning Kennerspiel Des Jahres

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It's easy to see why people enjoy this board game. The Crew is a lovely game to have on the shelf because it's so easy to teach and get friends playing while......

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4 months ago

@trentellingsen how do you feel now that #The Crew: The Quest for Planet Nine has taken the prize?

Supporter4 months ago

It certainly seems like a worthy game. I do have a soft spot for games that can be learned and played with friends very quickly that still have interesting gameplay and this fits all those check boxes. It's not something I'm clamering to play at the moment but I'm sure if I get the right group it could be a blast to try and worth through all the scenarios with some friends.

4 months ago

Makes sense, will you own/ get any of the nominations out regularly do you think?

Supporter4 months ago

I've been playing #Cartographers: A Roll Player Tale a fair bit. It's my wife's new favorite so we pull it out about every other week at this point.

4 months ago

I definitely want to check this one out, as well as the other two nominees. 

Supporter4 months ago

Whelp, looks like it won!

4 months ago

The hot take back fired lol. 

Supporter4 months ago

Man this game still looks so good though!

4 months ago

#Cartographers: A Roll Player Tale 4 LYFE!

Seriously though. I see the draw to The Crew, but as it's a game that can be somewhat trial and error until things click I believe that will hold it back.

Supporter4 months ago

I still think that #The Crew: The Quest for Planet Nine will get the Kennerspiel. I could be wrong, but that's my gut feeling. 

Supporter4 months ago

Why do you feel like it'll win over #Cartographers: A Roll Player Tale?

Supporter4 months ago

Firstly, I want too say loudly and clearly that I haven't played any of the nominees, so my speculations are pretty much spit balling. 

I think that the crew has slightly better critical reviews from more reviewers. Everything I know about the Cartographers is good, and I think I would enjoy it more than than the Crew, but, I think that the crew is innovates on the familiar a little bit more creatively than Cartographers. 

One last point, I think that the crew is uniquely poised to draw older non gamers, the kind of people who grew up playing trick taking games. Trick taking is a mechanism that is grossly underutilized and hasn't been innovated on much. I think the Crew is starting a new breed of games, and it will be rewarded with the Kennerspiel. 

4 months ago

Agreed!

Supporter4 months ago

Hey, I was right..... That feels good because I couldn't have been more wrong about the Spiel winner.

4 months ago

One step forward, one step back lol. Who was your Spiel vote?

Supporter4 months ago

I was confident that it was going to be My City. 

4 months ago

I was slightly unenthused by any of the nominees, but the winner seems the least interesting to me...

Supporter4 months ago

I agree on both counts. But, I did like the idea of a genuinely family weight legacy game that plays fast. I think it is lighter than I would want. And, it might not be a great game. But I was genuinely excited by the promise that it held for the future of family weight games.

4 months ago

I did not realize My City has legacy elements, I think that is pretty neat!

Supporter4 months ago

Yep it is a compatitive legacy city building game.

4 months ago

That is cool, I will need to look more into it. Probably not my kind of game but I like to know about it!

Supporter4 months ago

Let us know if you decide you need to jump on it.

4 months ago

I have a long list of wants so it would be low on the list lol. 

Supporter4 months ago

I hear that......

4 months ago

You are also in a weird spot though! You have a lot of games that you have acquired just waiting for you! So when you do get those it will be a big fulfillment of anticipation!

Supporter4 months ago

I'm looking forward to it. 

4 months ago

I bet!

Supporter4 months ago

We just played the Crew for the first time last week. It was a lot more challenging than I expected. The brain power required is pretty significant. It isn't an easy and relaxing play like a lot of Spiel games.

4 months ago

Interesting, you were one of the first people to say they have not loved the game! I have not played it but it is on my radar for sure! My family loves trick taking games but I am not sure how much more they would want to think....

I probably would assume Cartographers would win at this point, but I feel like a lot of people are discounting the Kings Dilemma. It got a ton of hype from SUSD!

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