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What's your favorite game you've received as a gift?

With the Christmas season upcoming, what's been your favorite game you've ever received as a gift?

Mine is #Tiny Towns. I received it as a gift from a friend last Christmas as a complete surprise. I hadn't discussed it with anyone, and it wasn't even on my list, but he picked it out and gave it to me in our Secret Santa.

I did technically receive #Viticulture: Essential Edition as part of a gift, but I picked it out as a replacement for something else that needed to be returned, so I don't know if that should count. If that counts, then it would take the top spot over Tiny Towns.

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54 days ago

I let my friend's sister stay in my flat for a couple of days when I was on holiday, and when I got home #Seal Team Flix was sat on my coffee table with a thank you note. I was blown away. I've only played it a handful of times but it was a very thoughtful gift.

54 days ago

That's so sweet! I heard about that on the Board Game Barrage podcast. How did you like it?

54 days ago

Hmm, sometimes I wonder if the shelf space taken up by this beast of a game is worth it, but ultimately it's pretty fun. The rulebook is a crime against humanity and the tactical elements are very fiddly (handling enemy movement, working out line of sight etc.). You have to be really into heavy rulesets and skirmish games to bother with it. If you already have a god-tier dexterity game which I do with #Carrom, it won't get played much. That's the case for me anyway.

That said, the character upgrades are really cool - upgrading from tiny discs that represent 9mm bullets up to the huge stonking discs that represent firing a barrett 50 cal is so satisfying. It's great when you or your buddy have to make that one tricky shot to survive and you hit a perfect flick that nails an enemy bot.

I'd probably give it a 6/10 or something.

54 days ago

Sounds pretty fun! Also lol at the rulebook description

Supporter55 days ago

I'm going to have to say #Dominion: Second Edition.

My wife gave it to me for a birthday present right when I got into the hobby. We played the snot out of that game, we still play it, and I still love it. 

55 days ago

That's awesome! Got some good mileage out of that!

Supporter54 days ago

Yes we got really good mileage out of it. 

Premium User54 days ago

I think the only game I wasn't expecting (aka didn't ask for it) that I received as a gift was #7 Wonders Duel. Wasn't on my radar at all and it quickly became a favorite of ours.

54 days ago

Awesome gift! That game is hard to beat in terms of bang for your buck

Premium User54 days ago

I tend to buy the games I want (most people would get me a gift card instead of guessing what game I'd like), but once I got #Imperial Settlers and #Five Tribes in the same year.

Premium User54 days ago

I'm in this same boat. My mom wants to know what to get me for Christmas and I kind of want to be like just give me money and I'll figure it out later lol

54 days ago

Nice! I'm the same way, haha. I should slow down the acquisitions lol

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Viticulture: Essential Edition
Tiny Towns