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1. Yes! I would spend $200 on a board game. I find the art design to be great and mechanics different enough from other games.

2. #Scythe. It provides many aspects of mechanics that I enjoy. Card drafting, worker placement, and character abilities.

3. #Horrified Best cooperative game I have this year. My son loves this game. The characters are balanced and design well thoughtout. 

4. Top 5 Games: 1. #Mage Knight 2. #Scythe 3. #Inis 4. #Cyclades 5. #Everdell

They all have long play time and strategic maneuvering keeping you engaged and constatly thinking throughout the game. 

Well #Inis is one of two games on my wishlist, so suffice to say, it's high up for me.  I'd love to win the game.  Of course most know here I love area control, and I love the theme (being of Irish decent).  Also, everything I've seen makes it sound like the card drafting and action selection systems make for a truly unique experience.

I played #Terraforming Mars w/ 3.  I won by 10 points.  Didn't do any card drafting since that tends to add a little bit of time to the game length and we have a pretty hard stop time.  I would have preferred drafting but my cards had pretty decent early synergy with my corporation which is always nice. 

Ended with 2 games of #Bang!: The Dice Game which I won neither of them.  The last game ended with us all dying on the Indian attack, which was a hilarious way to end the evening.

Camels + Racing = #Camel Up

Too many races + Territory Control = #Small World

Dinner Building + Card Drafting = #Sushi Go Party!

Haunted House + Traitor Game = #Betrayal at House on the Hill

Iconic Monsters + King of the Hill = #King of Tokyo

Bean Farming + Trading = #Bohnanza: Bohna Nostra

Trains + Route Building = #Ticket To Ride

I could do this all day...


I really really don't like coop games.  The one exception is playing coop as teams (like in #1775: Rebellion).  I like the tension of competing against another player.

I don't mind Card Drafting, but it's the one thing that makes me nervous about #Inis (a game that's been on and off my radar for years).  I do really like that it has Area Control though.

I also don't care for games that are basically multiplayer solitaire. 

I've actually played #Tzolk'in: The Mayan Calendar camping, but it isn't what I would usually take.

One of my wife's favorites is #Roll Through the Ages: The Bronze Age so that goes with us pretty much on every trip. It is a small box, so it works pretty well in a small space.

One I always bring due to size is #Monster City Planners which is a game that most people haven't heard of. It is around 40 cards, plays four players and is a great little card drafting game. You can play cards out of your hand to build or destroy structures on the map (one card) but every card you play means you can't score that card, because you can only score cards you don't play.

We also take #Blueprints with us almost every time. 

Depending on the wind, #Codenames could be a great little game to take. #Sagrada is also one of our favorites. #Silver & Gold will be going with us next time.

I'm a gamer who loves to explore and try new things, my wife is mastery gamer, and likes to play the same things over and over again. I dabble in game design and have several working prototypes in infrequent playtesting, I've been playing non mainstream games and going to game conventions since I was 4, Playing things like Circus Maximus, Gunslinger, Survive, But took a long break during college and after, and re-discovered it and introduced my wife about 7 years ago. 

Top 3 favorite right now: Lewis and Clark, Terraforming Mars, Castles of mad King Ludwig

Top 3 fav. Mechanics: Multi use cards, Tableau Building, Card Drafting

Top 3 fav themes: Wild West, Dinosaurs, Anything different than the usual.

Most played game: Terraforming Mars

Heaviest game: Terraforming Mars

Lightest game: Roll & Writes (lots of them)

Sector of gaming I wish to explore: I want to play every things great, at least once...