Marshwiggle92

Marshwiggle92Level 65

I have played gateway games since 2004. I was happy with only playing gateway style games alongside some mass market staples until I played Fief: France 1429 at a family reunion in 2016. I was hooked at that point. At that point I was living in rural Kansas, and there were a number of young men that I could invite over to play games. 

However, in early 2019 I moved to rural El Salvador. Here I work as an administrator for a small non profit clinic that serves a rural area. There are still people that I can and do play some games with. But it is not the semi regular group that I had had, it is mostly my wife and I. So, this has dramatically increased my interest in games that solo well, and that play well with two players. 

At the moment I am trying to build out my solo collection. I prefer games with a AI or a coop to games that only have a "beat your own score solo variant." I am also very interested in games with a strong historical theme. 

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I'm looking forward to your review.... I guess I'll have to just make my own guesses to myself about what game it was. 

I do like Miko's work on this one, it looks really nice.

I had a decent week.

On Sunday I played #Pax Pamir (Second Edition) solo 1x I managed to win, and had a great time. It was my first ever time playing it, and you can find my first impressions here.

 Thursday morning, I happened to wake up early, and I had had #Root set up on the table for a few days, waiting for a chance to play it, so, I decided to play it. I played it once, solo. I played the Ayrie against the better bot project woodland alliance, and marquis de cat. I liked it, I think as I get to know it better I will really like it. You can find my first impressions here.

On Friday I played #Navajo Wars solo 1x. This game is a monster, and it feels like maybe one of the most, if not the most "heavy" game I have played. I did end up losing, but I haven't been able to stop thinking about it since I played it, I wonder if it might not be one of those solo games that deserves to be ranked up in upper echelon of solo experiences with games like #Mage Knight, #Spirit Island, or any of  the other top ten solo games. I need a lot more plays to see how I feel about it long term, but it has really captured me for now. I wrote my first impressions here and my impressions are even more positive than when I wrote them. As they say, absence makes the heart grow fonder.

I think so.... I was happy to see the P500 take off the way it did. 

Played at LD with 2 players.

Played at LD with 2 players.

 

This is the board. It is divided into territories, and each territory has its own colour stones ss separate areas within the territory. Under each stone are written the  movement costs to travel through if you have horses, and if you don't. 

This is a track that is used to track things like moral, culture, military, ferocity, AP, movement points and more. 

A Navajo family. Notice especially the expressions on their faces.

One Navajo family. Notice especially the expressions on the their faces. 

This is a great question. I love the things that you mentioned, but I look for decisions as well. I look for two specific sorts of decisions. 

  • I want pivotal decision. These are the decisions that feel important, and at the end of the game you can look back to that specific decision, or maybe two specific decisions, and say, "there is when I won or lost this game." 
  • I want tough decisions. I love it when an AI or when another player has backed me into a corner and it looks like there is no way out. And, maybe there is no way out, but, I love examining my options to see if there is a way out. 

I am probably in the minority, but the reactions don't do that much for me. I don't mind them, I even sort of like them. But, I really don't mind having less rather than more. Anyways, for me, you don't need to spend too much time making new ones. However, that is personal taste, and I certainly don't mind if others want more and you make more. 

Anyways, great work guys. I've been loving the forum ss always. 

I too thought the well for the cards was too shallow. 

I have so far steered clear of TTS. Maybe I do need to get it sometime.

I feel like I should maybe pick this up to play with my wife.