Updated and streamlined for a new generation of players, Agricola, the award-winning and highly acclaimed game by Uwe Rosenberg, features a revised rulebook and gameplay, along with wood pieces and components for up to four players.
Now that I have these two, I'm done getting all of the games I had wanted for 2020 (at least, within my ~$300 budget per year). Can't wait to try them out! I still haven't gotten to #Clank! Legacy: Acquisitions Incorporated because I need my wife to set aside at least 2 or more hours of her time. Looks like we'll likely play Concordia this weekend.
Hope you all manage to squeeze in some gaming time! Any big acquisitions you have in mind before 2020 ends?
I asked @Skurvy5 what his top 5 solo games are. So, I thought I should post mine. This is different from my top 5 or 10 games, these are ranked soley on my preference for solo play.
#Spirit Island Such a great game, it can be tough to beat, but it so so so good. I am not really that good at it, but I have such a fun engrossing time each time I play it. I highly recomend it.
#Star Trek: Frontiers This is a retheme of #Mage Knight. If you want a big meaty puzzle game this will deliver in spades. I wish that the components would be better,,,, but you can't have everything.
#Scythe This is my favorite game of all time, but, it is my favorite game because of its multiplayer play. I still love it solo, and If I tried #Scythe: The Rise of Fenris it might bump it up to the number 1 or 2 spot.
#Agricola (Revised Edition) I like this one multiplayer, but I might actually prefer it solo, I love puzzling over the economy and wrestling with my choices, while not feeling bad about taking too much time on my turn.
#Deep Space D-6 This is a solo only game, It is a quick fun light dice placement game. It is not particularly strategic, it is mostly all tactics, but it is a lot of fun. And, it is a great game to bring out when you don't want to take time to set something bigger up, or you don't have the mental energy for something heavier.
BTW this is my 100th post. I have loved my time in this community, and I thank you all for making my time here pleasant. I look forward to continuing to interact here with you all.
[Deep Space D-6, Agricola (Revised Edition), Star Trek: Frontiers, Spirit Island, Scythe]
Anyways, I used the pubmeeple ranking tool to rank my games and here is where the chips fell. I do think it is interesting how different it is from my top five that I recently posted.
For those of you who might not know. The pubmeeple ranking tool imports your BGG collection of rankings/plays, and then asks you a series of, would you rather play x or y? Type questions. For the purpose of the experiment I imagined I was in the ideal frame of mind and had the perfect player count of players I liked. I think this bumped some games up that I normally don't think about much because I get to play them so rarely.
The more I learn about this game, the more I feel that there is really one way of winning, at least in the base game. If you are an experienced player in Agricola, you know when Family Growth is coming and you know that that is the way to victory, so you plan around that. Now there are a lot of other things you can do leading up to that, but each time I have played, it seems that the person who gets to Family growth first tends to pull away and win. Thoughts?