The Quest for El Dorado board game
The Quest for El Dorado board game

The Quest for El Dorado

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Will you dare to search for the golden city? Assemble your expedition and lead it through the jungles of South America in this deck-building board game. You need to have a good plan, expert explorers, and the right equipment. Will you choose the scout, the photographer, or the prop plane? It is up to you to find the best route through the wilderness with your team and to win the race to El Dorado! Every route is a new challenge. Every game needs a new strategy!


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  • 6/17/20 | 8 plays | 9/10 | This is one of my favorite games right now. It plays in a tight 30-60 minutes. Each of those minutes is tense as you hope to draw well and maneuver your way through the terrain. The player interaction of blocking certain spaces adds just enough "mean-ness" and tactics to the game. I love the mechanic of the opening and closing of the market, which helps to restrict decisions until certain moments. This adds a delightful tempo to a game that's already about tempo. Finding the balance between building your deck and focusing on movement is a very satisfying process. I will continue to show this to gamers of all experience levels. Just great!
  • April 2020$28.99 cardhaus
  • Liked this quite a bit, want to play with expansion.
  • Very much a game for the collection for a long time. Great race game, at all counts. Good at 2 player and the varying set ups add to this.
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Game 1 sounds like#The Quest for El Dorado to me

Game 2 could be any worker placement game with blocking really lol 

I played #Clank!: Sunken Treasures (3 player), 2 games of #The Quest for El Dorado(3 player), game 12 in #Risk: Legacy(5 player), #Raptor (2 player),  #Kingdomino w #Kingdomino: Age of Giants Expansion (3 player). 

I don't track any of my online plays.  I have anywhere between 8 to 15 games going between Board Game Arena and Yucata. 

If I were to look at the game "objectively," I'd give it somewhere between 8 to 9/10. It's a fun, solid game that I'd be down to play when someone wants to. And the only reason why I don't rate it any higher is that I prefer games with more feeling of progression because they're more memorable and play out so differently with each game (e.g. #Clank! A Deck-Building Adventure, or games I haven't played like #The Quest for El Dorado)

So, while I'm over myself in terms of the game that I had wished for, I know that Fort isn't the typical game I would have gone out of my way to buy if I'm looking for a game to play with my wife (who also shares similar preferences.) If playing with more than 2p was a regular thing for me, than yes, I'd definitely get Fort. It's a wonderfully interactive deck-builder and I love games that really constrain or expand your moves based on the possibilities of what other players might do.

Hope that answers your question!

Beat the last scenario of #Chronicles of Crime and got the expansion #Chronicles of Crime: Noir for my Birthday 

Played #Space Base for the first time and lost to my wife.

Also got to play my favorite racing game #The Quest for El Dorado

There's been a few that I've pulled down to play but for some reason didn't end up doing it after learning

I think each of them seem appealing to me but not to my wife which is the primary reason I do/don't play games since she's basically the one I play 100% of games with at this point.

Great idea! My ten contain some games I've probably had for months but just haven't gotten to play for various reasons including having my 2nd son born in January but I'm still really looking forward to getting them to the table!

  1. #Scythe
  2. #The Quest for El Dorado
  3. #Tapestry
  4. #The Crew: The Quest for Planet Nine
  5. #Call to Adventure
  6. #Flick Em Up!
  7. #Viticulture: Essential Edition
  8. #Gloomhaven (I want to get some serious progression in there)
  9. #Teotihuacan: City of Gods
  10. #The Quacks of Quedlinburg: The Herb Witches (Just got this expansion recently!)

It's actually more of a betting game but I really like #Downforce. You have some control over all the cars and can be strategic with blocking and when to make big moves. My favorite racing game is #The Quest for El Dorado. It a race to be the first to get your explorer to El Dorado across various terrain via deck building.

This last weekend was my most gametastic weekend in ages. I got to play three games I'd not played before, so that was pretty cool.

  1. Clank! In! Space! - I've played the original Clank several times, so this wasn't a huge jump, but it is a more complicated version of Clank. I appreciate that actually. What I didn't like was the no real clear delineation between the above ground and below ground areas like in the original Clank. Still it was a good time and I'd play either version of Clank
  2. The Quest for El Dorado - Keeping on our deck building night, this was the first time for this game. It's a deck building race game and it was fine. It's pretty simplistic, but if you're looking for a game that has a little more to its deck building and you don't want to play Clank, this is probably a good gateway.
  3. Shipwrights of the North Sea - This was the first play of this after dozens of plays of Raiders and at least 5 plays of Explorers. It was so perplexing. It was a lot more clunky in the flow of the game, but once we got going it turned into a fun resource management game with card drafting. Not one I'm clamoring to play again, but I wouldn't turn down another crack at it. I also think that playing it with 2 was kind of doing it a disservice and it would have been better with 3+.

One that I can think of is The Quest for El Dorado. Deck building and racing. SUSD did a nice review of it.

What are your favorites? I am liking The Quest for El Dorado as my favorite right now. I like the mix of board and cards over a strict card game like Dominion. I'd say my all time favorite is Ascension: Deckbuilding Game. I probably have a couple hundred plays on that (between phone and in person)

I actually like Ascension: Deckbuilding Game better. Though I could understand why others like Dominion more. I also enjoy The Quest for El Dorado because it is more than just building and optimizing the deck. 

Orléans is a bag builder game that I like better than all the ones above. The Quacks of Quedlinburg is a lighter, but fun bag builder as well.

I just recently got Here I Stand (500th Anniversary Reprint Edition), so I'm not gonna buy any games until I got that one to the table.

Just kidding... I'm definitely watching The Quest for El Dorado and Treasure Island. Hope to get them from the library before buying...

I played quite a few actually:

    Architects of the West Kingdom - a epic 4 player game, lost horribly but it was fun!

    Flamme Rouge - first time for me, it was great fun trying to figure out what card to play and then getting completly blocked by your opponents

    The Quest for El Dorado - This game is great everytime I play it. Really considering the expansion now.

    Welcome to... - First time playing, and I think my favorite roll and write at the moment (you actually don't roll dice but I guess there is no other term for it)

    I just recently got Here I Stand (500th Anniversary Reprint Edition), so I'm not gonna buy any games until I got that one to the table.

    Just kidding... I'm definitely watching The Quest for El Dorado and Treasure Island. Hope to get them from the library before buying...

    I played quite a few actually:

      Architects of the West Kingdom - a epic 4 player game, lost horribly but it was fun!

      Flamme Rouge - first time for me, it was great fun trying to figure out what card to play and then getting completly blocked by your opponents

      The Quest for El Dorado - This game is great everytime I play it. Really considering the expansion now.

      Welcome to... - First time playing, and I think my favorite roll and write at the moment (you actually don't roll dice but I guess there is no other term for it)

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