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philryuh 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
theDL 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!
BenjaminK 11 months ago
Scoville is great. I'd love to get that one day.
Marshwiggle92 Supporter11 months ago
I assume that sobres more at higher player counts. Is this true?
I can't tell what you're asking haha
Oops. My bad.
It should be something like....
I assume that this tension shows up more at higher player counts?
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.
That makes sense.
R0land1199 Supporter11 months ago
Tiny towns is awesome and my go to along with Azul for a game that is brainy but not long.
Yeah it's perfect for that! Cool that it plays up to 6 as well!
Sliddell11 11 months ago
Literally nothing...it’s been a sad week...hopefully some soon though!
NAGfactor 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.
sdirrane 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?
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.
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.
Very very good.
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!
How's the app experience?
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
I am also glad to hear that. Been wondering about it.
Cool, I'm glad to hear it's good. It's been on my radar.
Traveling is fun too.
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 :)
I hate driving in conditions like that.
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 :)
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.
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.