Shipyard

These reviews were left by users who have played the game. If you'd like to leave a review, you can start by going to the game page.

Rating Summary (17 Total)

0
7
7
1
1

Got this on a whim, and it was surprisingly fun. It deserves more buzz than it gets.

2/16/2019

The game is really great with lots of interesting and difficult decisions. There are lots of mechanisms and roundels but they all mesh together really nicely. Building out your boats and sailing them is very satisfying and engaging. The production quality is good with lots of cardboard. It does definitely require a plastic organizational bin to keep everything easy to set up.

2/14/2019

The game is really great with lots of interesting and difficult decisions. There are lots of mechanisms and roundels but they all mesh together really nicely. Building out your boats and sailing them is very satisfying and engaging. The production quality is good with lots of cardboard. It does definitely require a plastic organizational bin to keep everything easy to set up.

2/14/2019

A miserable grind of an optimization puzzle with an overly complicated moving rondel mechanic that serves no functional purpose except to show how clever someone can be with a rondel. The problem is it's unintuitive and difficult to figure out who is where and where the "lead action tile" is located. When four highly experienced gamers have difficulty figuring your mechanic out, you have a UX disaster on your hands. The four of the main actions are-- themselves-- rondels, which are straightforward, but this game should just be called "Rondels". The game is a boring, multiplayer solitaire affair where your opponents don't matter except to block you from actions you want to do and take things you maybe want, and even then you may be able to do the action if you have enough money to pay for a bonus action. Scoring a ship pauses the game while you awkwardly sit and watch the other players count up the little baubles they've put on their ship, and then sail it and count up bonus points, which takes far longer than it should. This game outstays its welcome long before it ends. It is a repetitive action-selection experience with a jigsaw puzzle element that I abhor almost universally. I found absolutely nothing engaging; I will never play this again.

1/23/2019