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Popular Press Your Luck Board Games (Mechanic)

These are the board games with the Press Your Luck mechanic.
The Quacks of Quedlinburg board game
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Clank! A Deck-Building Adventure board game
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Forbidden Desert board game
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Codenames: Duet board game
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No Thanks! board game
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Biblios board game
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Codenames: Pictures board game
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The Grizzled board game
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Escape: The Curse of the Temple board game
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I tend to agree with this and have heard similar thoughts from notable game designers in past interviews. I think each mechanism tends to evoke a unique feeling and the gameplay can lead the audience in a very different way depending on which mechanics you give more emphasis to in the design.

For example:

Worker placement - I think this is one of the easier ones to identify. It's structured and very tidy, and makes players put on the hat of a manager.

Variable Player Powers/Asymmetry - Increases the level of immersion and places players in the shoes of the character.

Dice rolling and press your luck - Summons the gambling spirit in us all!

Engine building - This one covers a wide range of mechanics but overall, it makes the players take on the hat of an engineer to analyze/evaluate and develop a complex system.

Point to point movement - You feel like you're on a journey. The more static the game, the more of other stuff/mechanics needed to generate that story element. 

Sad week with basically zero plays :(

I did try out Board Game Arena for the first time though. Played a random game called Can't Stop which involves dice rolling and mostly press your luck elements

I have a few apps that I highly suggest since they do a great job representing the game and are easy enough to pick up if you haven't played the game before:

#Coffee Roaster is a fun solo press your luck game. You are given different coffees to roast, and try your best to match the flavor profile at the end of the round. It is challenging, thoughtful, and from what I understand similar to coffee roasting in the way it ramps up.

#Isle of Skye: From Chieftain to King is one where the app works very well. The AI is balanced in a way to give you a decent challenge as you grow with the game, and even plays well on smaller screens despite it being a tile laying game.

#That's Pretty Clever is an addictive game that plays well solo and with others. Ever since picking up the app I haven't really felt the desire to play IRL anymore because the app just makes it so quick and easy.

So, who is buying High Frontier 4? The third edition is a game that fascinates me, but I will never play. It looks like the fourth edition is a fairly affordable way to get a truly heavy game. 

Also, I'm quite glad to see that Fartzilla - a press your luck, dice rolling card game backed.