JamesReid860

What games are “exceptions” for you?

What are the mechanics, themes, designers, publishers etc that you typically aren’t a fan of except for one or two choice games which somehow break the mold?

2 points by JamesReid860 - updated 45 days ago | 16 comments | report | subscribe

BenjaminK 45 days ago | 1 point[-]

Cthulhu games in general I have no interest in. But my friend had us play Don't Mess With Cthulhu and it was so good! Also, Cthulhu Wars is a brilliant game, and while I'm never feeling an overwhelming urge to play it, it's always a good time when I do (all two times I've played it).

Zombies also don't grab my interest, but Tiny Epic Zombies plays so well that I ended up getting it anyway.

Marshwiggle92 Supporter46 days ago | 1 point[-]

I, generally, do not enjoy trick taking.  But, I do quite enjoy rook. It is not my favorite game, and I am never jonesing to play it. But I do enjoy it when I do play it.


BenjaminK 45 days ago | 1 point[-]

I really like Rook! It helps that I grew up playing it. I'm also not a big fan of trick taking, but there's something about Rook that makes it all OK.

theDL 46 days ago | 1 point[-]

I recommend trying The Fox in the Forest. Nice two player trick taking game with some interesting decisions to make and a unique tension. Sometimes you want to win tricks. Sometimes you're trying desperately to lose tricks. Sometimes you're trying desperately to lose ALL the tricks. The odd cards have special abilities that can sway the trick or the entire round.

Marshwiggle92 Supporter46 days ago | 1 point[-]

Yes. It's pretty cheap as well. So I have thought about it. 

theDL 45 days ago | 1 point[-]

Cheap and highly portable. Great restaurant game.

Marshwiggle92 Supporter45 days ago | 1 point[-]

What are some other games you like at restaurants.

I tend to prefer games like Hive that are not affected by moisture.

JamesReid860 Supporter45 days ago | 1 point[-]

Hive is a good choice too

theDL 45 days ago | 1 point[-]

FYI I made a separate forum post about this because I'd like to hear what other people play at restaurants too

https://www.boardgameatlas.com/forum/WCVZtYyG3Q/what-are-your-favorite-restaurant-games

JamesReid860 Supporter45 days ago | 1 point[-]

Nice! Thanks!

theDL 45 days ago | 1 point[-]

Well, I wouldn't say these are all great for restaurants, but I have played them all successfully at a restaurant (coffee shop, to be more specific). I would still say Fox in the Forest is the best I own for this, because it's so small to carry, doesn't take a lot of table space, and is still a great game.

  • Century: Golem Edition - this one doesn't take a ton of space, but it's not exactly small
  • Lost Cities - very good restaurant game
  • Kingdomino - pretty good. Small box - need a little table space.
  • Carcassone - need a table that's at least not tiny. Doable for 2 players.
  • Sushi Go Party - pretty good for a restaurant. Only an ok game at 2 players
  • Azul - need a little space. Doable for 2 players.

JamesReid860 Supporter45 days ago | 1 point[-]

Good list! I'd ad TI3 to this as well ;) 

JamesReid860 Supporter46 days ago | 1 point[-]

I don’t think I’ve played rook and I’ve played a fair amount of trick takers

Marshwiggle92 Supporter46 days ago | 1 point[-]

It's pretty good 

JamesReid860 Supporter45 days ago | 1 point[-]

I'm definitely going to look it up!

JamesReid860 Supporter46 days ago | 1 point[-]

For me, I’m not a fan of social deduction games as a whole but I really have liked Get Adler! Deduction Card Game. Maybe because it isn’t purely a social deduction game but you also need to use smart card play to capture the bad guys. They don’t just get voted out.