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They both look really great to me.  They've been on my wishlist for a while now. They may require a little more strategy than my wife would like in a game, but I'm so interested!

Yes, pre-covid, one of our local game stores would rent board games for 3 or 7 days. (I hope they're able to do it again.)  They've been doing that since they opened.  They would even credit up to $10 in rental money towards the purchase of the game you rented.  We took advantage of that when we'd rented Dominion twice and purchased it on the store's anniversary sale for an additional 20% off!

He did really well.  We had rented it from one of our local game stores, he liked it and wanted to rent it again a few months later.  We gave it to him for Christmas that year just as he turned 9.  He would win just as much as the rest of us did. We haven't tried any of the other expansions, but some friends of our have all of them.  We might try those in one of our game nights and see if we can get him to join us for those, too.  

I've been interested in this expansion since I first watched the review after playing #Terraforming Mars this summer.  No one ever seems to have it in stock locally, and I've stopped searching online for it as the mutliple times I've looked-same issue.  I've only played muliple hands solo just to get a feel of the game and I'm looking to do a full solo mode game soon.

I bought #Cartographers: A Roll Player Tale earlier this summer. I've only played it twice with two different groups of four to five people, and I really enjoy it.  I hope to play it more.  This was the first roll 'n' write game I've added to my small collection.

We've had #Dominion: Second Edition for some time, having purchased the upgrade pack for the first edition a few years ago.  This was the first grown up game our son liked at about 8 years old.  We've also purchased #Dominion: Intrigue (Second Edition), also purchasing the upgrade pack for the first edition.  We still really enjoy this game and it's one of the few we can get our son (now 16) to play with us. Every game is different, and we use the randomizer cards to choose which cards to use. (Although we do replace a few of them if we pick cards that just don't fit well with the rest.)

I look forward to playing this for years to come.

I haven't played it yet.  I've seen some reviews and it looks like a game I'd enjoy.

I've only bought one upgrade: #The Quacks of Quedlinburg: The Herb Witches and haven't had a chance to play it yet.

Friends picked up a used copy of #The Logo Board Game and brought it over.  Fun, silly, and challenging.  A timer would have been helpful in forcing us to answer or pass and shorten the game time. Some of the companies we hadn't heard of, some we remembered from 40 years ago. Still, entertaining.

I bought #Disney Villainous for my wife as a Christmas present two years ago.  We played it once, and had a hard time following it-it's the first game we have where each player has different objectives to win.  We didn't pick it up again until a few months ago when her sister visited.  The three of us played and it went much better.  I think we might enjoy it a little more next time we play it now that we've figured it out.  I do agree that if the card you need to meet your objective is at the bottom of your deck, you might never win. The villians are cool, though!

#Risk: Lord of the Rings Trilogy Edition is one I have, would love to play, and probably never will.  I don't recall every winning a game of Risk, but I still like it (and don't think I've played it since high school 30+ years ago). I pulled this out with my wife probably 15 years ago, but never completed our second turns-too complicated for her to enjoy, and way too much time involved for a weekend get-away.

I want to play games more than my wife and son do, so I find lately that I pull games I like off the shelf and play multiple hands by myself.  I've only recently picked up a few games with solo variants for this very reason. #Terraforming Mars, #Paladins of the West Kingdom, and #Cartographers: A Roll Player Tale.  I've yet to play Paladins, and I've only played TM a few times with a couple of hands just to get the hang of it before playing the solo variant.  And Cartographers, well we just got it and played it for the first time a few weeks ago.  I like it a lot and will be playing it solo soon. 

'Wildwood' trilogy by Colin Meloy would be good.  So many interactions between human and non-human characters. Neil Gaiman's 'The Graveyard Book' would be interesteing.  And anything written by Brandon Sanderson!

Still looking at #Wingspan (more likely to get my wife to play just because it looks so stinking cool) or #Scythe, or possibly #Res Arcana

Thanks for the #Scythe review!  It is one more reason to keep it on my wish list for game night.  I'm curious, though, what highly popular games you'd rather not ever play again, and why? (If it's appropriate and you don't mind sharing, of course.)

I received all three games, #Century: Spice Road, #Century: Eastern Wonders, and #Century: A New World for my birthday last fall.  Spice road is easy to teach and it gets non-gamers interested.  (We gave a copy to our Spanish exchange student as a birthday present and he was so excited to share it with his non-gamer parents.) For me and my family, each one gets a little harder and the challenges are different enough we enjoy all three.  With the board being different every time, EW has great replayability. 

We never saw the outposts as preventing other players from using the same tile as all players can build an outpost on each tile by paying the appropriate number of cubes for each existing outpost.  It does make us consider if we want the action enough to pay the cost.  We've had multiple player outposts on tiles in both 2 and 3 player games.

We haven't played any of the combinations yet as a family, but I have enjoyed playing the first two combined solo as multiple players.

I have Clank! in Space and I like it. I don't have any legacy games, but this sounds like it would be one I'd enjoy a lot.

I can get them to play #Ticket to Ride: Europe, #Century: Spice Road#Pandemic, #Sushi Go Party! and #Harry Potter: Hogwarts Battle and #6 Nimmt! fairly easily.  My wife also likes #Splendor #Azul and #Alhambra. I'm always up for a game, my wife occasionally, and my son not so much. I'm hoping to get more game play with #Cartographers: A Roll Player Tale, #Istanbul: The Dice Game, and #The Quacks of Quedlinburg.

#7 Wonders  I received it for Christmas a few years ago, and my wife and son had a hard time understanding all of the scoring mechanics as we played the game.  I won, and they've never given it another chance.  I end up playing it solo with three hands once just to play it again.  Hopefully if I can get a small game group together later this year I can play it with some people who will actually enjoy it with me.