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What sort of games do you wish you could get into?

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We all like to game, but, various circumstances sometimes keep us from ever trying game types that we think we would like. Maybe we don't have the play group to play games with high player counts. Maybe the highest complexity game I have ever played is a 3.0 and I am scared of trying big heavy games. Maybe there is a sort of game that I think I would love, but my group would turn up their noses at it. 

So, that being said, I am curious what sort(s) of games you would like to get into, but for one reason or another haven't. Also, if you could share why you haven't that would be great.

I'll share mine in the comments.


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Supporter10 months ago

I would say games like Warhammer 40k would be fun to get into but waaay too expensive and really difficult to make look nice. 

Supporter10 months ago

Not for me. 

Supporter10 months ago

Oh so it’s not too expensive for you? 😝

Supporter10 months ago

Yes, it is too expensive...... But, the whole warhammer 40k universe is not for me...... I do wish the way that you chose to "interpret" that would be accurate.

Supporter10 months ago

For me it's any game that is essentially multiplayer solitaire.  I don't mind limited player interaction but there has to be some there, otherwise why am I playing a board game with a group of people.

The one game that fits this description that I'd love to try because of the theme and other aspects of the game is #Wingspan.  But since no one I know owns it I doubt I'll ever play it.

Supporter10 months ago

I think the Russian knockoff that the other winner picked must be cheaper. NAPSGINW I think is what it’s called. Maybe you could pick up that instead?

Supporter10 months ago

LOL

10 months ago

Euros. The people I normally game with are super into the theming of games and unfortunately, that leaves many euros in the dust for them. I think there are so many cool mechanics and ideas within those games, but the bland flavor makes it hard to get them to the table. 

Owner10 months ago

I'm on the exact opposite end. Lots of opportunities for euros but almost zero for "thematic games"!

Supporter10 months ago

Isn't it funny how oposite the experiences of gamers are, depending on their friends/family? I am particularly interested in the group metas that develop. In this group "everybody" only likes euros, in that group thematic games are the only ones considered.

10 months ago

Euros are the way to go! I am partial to great mechanics over theme, and it is super cool when they mesh! 

Supporter10 months ago

Whether or not they mesh makes a huge difference. 

10 months ago

It can be either here nor there for me. 

Supporter10 months ago

This is a good answer. I’m glad many Euros have great single player modes. 

Supporter10 months ago

That is nice. 

Supporter10 months ago

Good choice 

Supporter10 months ago

Heavier games for me. I want to break into the medium heavy games but my group isn’t ready for them yet. I keep looking at games like Root or Maracaibo, Terra Mystica etc and just know that I couldn’t get a group to try it. 

10 months ago

What is the heaviest game you have jumped into at this point? Also I would recommend #Great Western Trail over #Maracaibo. It feels more streamlined to me. 

Supporter10 months ago

I'd have to go to BGG to get a weight rating. Terraforming Mars I guess? Is Scythe or Power Grid considered especially heavy? I'm really eyeing Flotilla and Anachrony. 

10 months ago

Looks like Scythe is the heaviest of those three listed. #Great Western Trail is a 3.7 and #Maracaibo is a 3.9. Scythe is in the 3.3 range, I would encourage you to look into GWT if you could find it. #Anachrony is a big big game, lots of components which can be overwhelming!

Supporter10 months ago

Ah.... I see you answered that you answered my question below. 

I hear #anachrony is really really good solo. 

Supporter10 months ago

Heavier games aren't are more intimadating than they should be. 

My advice to you is, do a lot of homework and try one solo. There are lots of mid to heavy weight games that solo really well. And, you will want to run through one solo before you try to teach it anyways. But, the point is, once you have a few solo plays of the game under your belt, that will help you get others excited about it, and will make the teach as smooth as possible. 

Supporter10 months ago

Ok good advice here. I'll have to find one that I'd like to solo. 

Supporter10 months ago

I don't know weight you are looking for, or what you are interested in.... But I'm sure you could find something. 

Supporter10 months ago

This is good advice. A heavy game is only heavy if you don’t understand it. Mostly once you understand the parts the game makes sense. 

Supporter10 months ago

And, I can't stress this enough, you NEED to understand it to teach it well. 

Supporter10 months ago

Oh no kidding. Don’t even bother attempting to teach it if you haven’t played through it and become very familiar with the rules. 

Supporter10 months ago

Yikes! Makes sense but this would scare my group away pretty easily

10 months ago

Lacerda and Train games, specifically Age of Steam. I know my group (at least some of them) would love both of them but its a matter of money and the capacity for them!

Supporter10 months ago

Train games leave me cold. But I wish I would want to play them. I love hearing about them.