Any thoughts on Alien Artifacts?

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It’s on sale for a great price right now and looks like a great game, but I don’t want to just buy another “good” game that ends up not being played very much. Anyone have any opinions on this that has played the game?? 

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12 months ago

I enjoy it but wish I could get more plays. My wife doesn't enjoy the theme as much so it keeps her from really digging in. It is far from perfect. but I do like it! And today it is on sale at Miniature Market for $10 as their daily deal.

12 months ago

I actually bought it shortly after this post since it was 18 on amazon. However I have since returned it, only because I didn’t think I would get to play it as often as I wanted to plus I wanted to get a different game I knew I’d play

Supporter12 months ago

Which game did you end up getting? 

12 months ago

I basically used the return to help purchase welcome to and Race for the galaxy 

Supporter12 months ago

Gotcha

Supporter12 months ago

Yes I saw it. Decided to pass. 

12 months ago

Probably wise for your situation since there is no official solo

Supporter12 months ago

I did see a fan made variant for solo play somewhere. 

12 months ago

Yeah there is a fan made one but it looked somewhat finicky. Probably not worth buying just for that.

Supporter12 months ago

That is exactly why I didn't buy it. 

12 months ago

Sounds good

12 months ago

Unless they made it an official one like some games have done with their fan made solos (ex. Cry Havoc).

Supporter12 months ago

I think you undersell how good some fan made modes can be. But, I don't have any good examples of the top of my head. 

12 months ago

And that’s why I I said made it official, as in the fan made one becoming official. When this happens, you know it should be decent because the publisher recognizes its quality

Supporter12 months ago

Sure, but they are usually  played by the community before recognized by the publisher. 

12 months ago

Right, which kind of goes back to my original point, where I wouldn’t buy a game solely for its solo variant if it hadn’t been tested by others and accepted by a publisher.

12 months ago

Fan made ones can be good, don’t get me wrong. But I would say the bast majority are probably filled with a lot of holes unless rigorously tested and made by someone with design experience. That’s why if I’m looking for a fan made variant, I like when it’s made official or is an unofficial add on from the original designer

Supporter12 months ago

That is true. But they're are many people out there who have designed many good solo variants for the community and some of them are adopted by the publishers while others are not. I think of people like Ricky Royal who had tears of design experience, especially in the solo community. I don't think his designs are good. 

12 months ago

I’ve never heard of him!

Supporter12 months ago

Now you have. Check him out. He is Box of Delights on YouTube. 

Supporter14 months ago

I've been eyeing this myself. 

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