What did you play this week?

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Owner11 months ago

As mentioned in another thread, I played two rounds of Just One with the family. Such a simple game but it manages to draw out a lot of laughs every time!

Edit: I failed to mention that the two rounds of Just One took 2 HOURS (should've been more like 1 hour). Some major AP going on but we all loved every moment of it lol

11 months ago

Played my first game in a long time of Ticket To Ride at work, it was great!

I got to play Tiny Towns for the first time after being given it as a gift. Lots of fun! I am looking forward to playing again, hopefully with more players (this time was just me and my wife).

A friend of mine got Scoville for his birthday, so we played that at 3 players. Fun game!

11 months ago

Scoville is great. I'd love to get that one day.

11 months ago

The auction for turn order mechanism was really interesting. It makes for tough decisions - do I want to harvest first? Do I want to choose from the auction block first? Do I not care on this round? Very tough.

Supporter11 months ago

I assume that sobres more at higher player counts. Is this true? 

11 months ago

I can't tell what you're asking haha

Supporter11 months ago

Oops. My bad. 

It should be something like.... 

I assume that this tension shows up more at higher player counts? 

11 months ago

I'd guess so. I played just the once at 3 players, but the game goes up to 6.

Now that I think about it, at higher counts it might not feel too much different, since, while there are more people to compete against, there are also subsequently more options on the board. So it might scale pretty evenly. I have only played it one time though.

Supporter11 months ago

That makes sense. 

Supporter11 months ago

Tiny towns is awesome and my go to along with Azul for a game that is brainy but not long.

11 months ago

Yeah it's perfect for that! Cool that it plays up to 6 as well!

11 months ago

Literally nothing...it’s been a sad week...hopefully some soon though!

Supporter11 months ago

Good luck. 

Supporter11 months ago

I got to play PARKS twice, both solo plays and then play Stars Wars: Outer Rim and Scythe with my oldest son.

Supporter11 months ago

Just out of thinking about what my future of gaming in my family will look like, how old is/was your son when he started being able to hand Scythe and Outer Rim?

Supporter11 months ago

He will be 9 in a couple of weeks but I believe he started playing right when he turned 8. Now by no means is he competitive in the heavier games that we play (we also play Clans of Caledonia). But my hope is that he continues to grow and learn and get better and better at them. It is fun watching him surprise me sometimes with the moves that he makes. At this stage he tends to focus on one area really well but forgets the rest, so he is not very good at chaining his actions. I always let him know he can ask me for help and I give him strategy advice. So far he does enjoy all the games we play, especially the heavier ones (mainly because of the theme I think). My biggest fear is that if he loses too much on some of these games he might get burnt out on them (we come from a very competitive family). So I always let him choose the game he wants to play and he usually is good with whatever outcome (he has beaten me at Wingspan and Star Wars: Outer Rim). He has a very good mind for remembering all the rules he is just continuing to work on increasing his strategical thinking. But I believe he is able to play a little above his age which is good for me, otherwise I would be only a solo gamer. By the time he gets to 12 or 13 I may have helped turn him into a formidable opponent.

Supporter11 months ago

This is awesome.  My daughter played My Little Scythe when she was 6 on a team.  When she was about 6 1/2 I started making her play on her own. (She's 7 now).  I will often give her the options of what she can do but I make her choose it.  I'll give advice is she asks for it.  We've played each other 4 times (and a 5th with my parents.) . She is 3 - 2 so far playing on her own.  We've also played Pandemic: Iberia together (which is the only time I really would enjoy a coop game).  It's fun being a team with her.  I'm also glad to see your boy getting into games before he reaches the suggested age.  I'm hoping for that for my daughter too.  Maybe we can bust out Scythe when she is almost 9.  I also have Clans and love that game so I'd love to get her into that!  Fun.  I have a gaming group but I'm trying to get a built in gaming group in my house too.  I have three more daughters to teach after my oldest, maybe we can get a 5 player Scythe game in in 7 years haha.

Supporter11 months ago

That is the best way, building your own gaming group. A lot easier then having to travel and coordinate with others. :)

I have three other kids younger than my son as well so I may be able to have all 5 one day as well. Will see.

But definitely feel blessed that he loves games as much as I do. It sure helps.

Supporter11 months ago

Very very good. 

11 months ago

All I've played is the Terraforming Mars app on iOS. Been too busy traveling to bust anything else out. I'm hoping to get Wingspan out tonight!

Owner11 months ago

How's the app experience?

11 months ago

The app is actually really good. Very streamlined and plays just as you’d expect. Plus no setup time which is always nice. Online play is good as well. The only thing missing is the people around the table

Supporter11 months ago

I am also glad to hear that. Been wondering about it. 

Supporter11 months ago

Cool, I'm glad to hear it's good.  It's been on my radar.

Supporter11 months ago

Traveling is fun too. 

11 months ago

Yeah it is. Although there was some tense driving last night on slippery highway roads in the driving snow. Haha But it’s Canada. I’m used to it :) 

Supporter11 months ago

I hate driving in conditions like that. 

11 months ago

Me too. I've driven in complete white-out conditions, which is terrible. It wasn't even snowing but the wind was blowing so hard that I couldn't see the road, the shoulder, or anything else. Occasionally a sign would pass, giving me the impression of movement, but other than that, I just felt the rumbling of the car and my wheels on the rumble strips to keep me on the road. haha I really shouldn't have kept driving, but I was young and dumb :) 

Supporter11 months ago

Sounds like winter in Kansas. 

Today I went out, cut some coconuts and drank the juice while I relaxed in a hammock. That sounds nicer to me. 

11 months ago

I loooooove fresh coconut water. When I lived in the Philippines, I'd have people hack off the top of a young coconut for me, then I'd drink the water and eat the meat. Sooooo good. Especially when they're chilled. You have my jealousy.