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Never with a stranger, although I have given advice to a lot of other professionals that I only know a little when the conversation has swung that way.

As for the second part, I started out with board games from birth but I would have told myself that Warhammer wasn't for me so save all that money from my teens! 


Had an excellent week of gaming! Mostly because my wife set up a game night for me for my birthday!

In-person gaming:

  • #Nemo's War (Second Edition) - Solo, War Motive - Did not do too hot on this one. I think I played too scared and needed to be more aggressive with my targets! I will play this again on this motive next time to see if I can improve myself!
  • #Wavelength - This was the opening game for my birthday game night and it really produced some hilarious stories and conversations. Definitely a wonderful time. 
  • #Pax Pamir (Second Edition) - @ 4 players - I was finally able to play a game of this without Wakhan being involved and it was definitely more tense! For sure more layers to the game with actual humans playing and jockying for victory! I won which made it all the more sweet!!

Online games

  • #Puerto Rico - 3 games - Definitely a favorite quick game to play online even with random people from around the world. I am seeing the strategies and the flow of the game more. It for sure feels like you are just elbowing and nudging people to get a slightly better position the whole game and that is fun!
  • #Teotihuacan: City of Gods - Man I am not good at this game lol. I have gotten better but definitely not good lol. 
  • #Russian Railroads - Slowly becoming a game I can see myself owning at some point. I am hopeing the Ultimate Railroads edition will be affordable and available!
  • #Troyes - I always beat my friend on this one and the trend did not change :) 


And to all three of you-looking good!  I noticed the new navigation as soon as I logged in today. Clean and crisp!

As I mentioned recently after coming across an OLD article that was recently linked to about how to use BGA, please consider a link to an updated version of that article (maybe in the 'About' drop down menu?) for newer users to quickly see how to get the most out of BGA.  I wish I'd known some of that when I first joined.  The information shared makes it easier to get around, understand all the ways to use BGA, and join in on the conversations.  As a relative newbie of seven months, I remember being a little lost.  I still feel that way about BGG-too big, too much, and easy to get lost-which is why I spend more time here.

I love this place and look forward to seeing more of what you have coming!

I'm just going to continue our conversation here because even on the desktop the reply box was getting too ridiculously tiny.  So you don't have to look it up, you said:

"Right now I'm on the lookout for lighter games that can be played with 5. Playing with my cousins recently has made me want to continue to introduce them to stuff so we don't get burnt out on #Wingspan"

#The Climbers is an interesting one and makes for a cool time playing with blocks. You can also play #Secret Hitler at 5p! haha  I also very much like #Steampunk Rally.  It scales very well because of the simultaneous play.  I feel like its a little bit more involved than Wingspan, but its one of those games that you can have fun playing even though you're not winning. 

I light the light overview of content.  Its easier to read and captures some nice "quick hits"  I appreciate the conversational style as well.  

If I was to suggest an add it would be a singular strategy tip for a game.  Something like: Tapestry opening tips - Work toward gaining resources as much as possible during the age of fire over VPs, taperesty cards, or technologies. (I was just playing so that's what comes to mind).  

Looking forward to the newsletter!  Thanks !


Wow, lots of new users! Great to see you all here! This is a great community, so don't be afraid to ask quesitons, jump in on conversations, and start your own convos! 

1. I'm really interested in Glory to Rome. Outside of deck building, it's got a really interesting story that goes along with it. However, I would never pay $250 for it, a game that's all card based, especially when I can never justify spending $120+ on ANY game. Minis have never really done anything for me and they seem to be the main reason for an increase in price.

2. Game I enjoyed the most has been Crokinole. It's not been the game I've want d to play the most, but it's the one I've gotten the most plays in with. My wife and I have a lot more conversations over it than anything else right now.

3. Probably Cabo. Mr. Jeremy Howard, of Man vs Meeple, was doing an industry giveaway earlier this year and he sent me a copy. I was a bit dismissive of the art, but the game is excellent and it's probably my wife's favorite at the moment.

4. Not Top 5 overall, but current 5 would be 1. Crokinole 2. Shards of Infinity 3. Cairn 4. Targi 5. Patchwork. Mostly on the lighter side, 2 player focused, and for the most part, quick.