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cbrady748 Premium User56 days ago
#Hardback - Another game on BGA with the folks here. This one I won by quite a bit. @theDL had asked if I liked it more because of that and the answer is no lol. To me it's just like words with friends or scrabble but somehow less entertaining or fun.
#Beyond the Sun - Played this on BGA with a couple new gaming friends. I ended up winning a very close game between myself and another person who was playing for the first time. I mentioned in @WadeB1977's post, this game is one I don't feel the need to own. It's very good and I like it quite a bit, but figuring out all the upkeep and tracking all the scoring stuff just seems like it would be a chore in real life. I could be wrong, but just my opinion.
#Carpe Diem - Sarah agreed to exactly one game this week, so I gave her some options from my unplayed pile of games. She settled on this one and man am I glad she did! This felt very similar to #The Castles of Burgundy to me. Because of the way the game scores, maybe just a little meaner. Sarah won a nail biter and didn't seem to hate the game so that's always good!
#Monikers: Classics - Thanksgiving was a little more hectic than I'd hoped, so we only got to play a single game of Monikers. We were introducing it to 2 of the 6 that played, and they didn't seem to fall in love like the rest of us have lol. Still a good time though!
#The Castles of Burgundy - Speaking of this one, wrapped up yet another game on BGA with the usual suspects this past weekend. I got killed as always despite being out front for most of the first half of the game. I kind of stalled out a bit and hope to do better next time around.
theDL Moderator Level 156 days ago
Lol, you don't even enjoy the deck-building aspect of Hardback?
cbrady748 Premium User55 days ago
You'd think lol. Idk I feel like I was just picking cards based on the combos and not necessarily thinking if they could actually help me spell words. I just don't have that forethought..granted I still won so...
theDL Moderator Level 155 days ago
Lol it's a valid strategy
theDL Moderator Level 157 days ago
Lots of games played this week, definitely boosted by time off spent with family and friends.
WadeB1977 Moderator Level 156 days ago
Very nice grouping of games :)
R0land1199 Premium User57 days ago
I don't know if I played Blood Money or not. Definitely did Ante Up. What does Blood Money add?
Blood Money delivered a couple of months ago, so if you played before that it was likely without it. Here are the main things it does that I can remember:
Hmmm, I don't think we've played with it then. Sounds interesting!
nwrex Moderator Level 152 days ago
I actually got some games in over the holiday weekend, and they weren' all solo plays! Went to the Oregon coast for four nights with some close friends, their parents, and their kids. I took some time to relax and play games. Here's what I played:
I don't think I've played twelve games in one week- ever! I'm happy with last week's game time!
CaptainPossum Supporter55 days ago
#Dice Command Played a couple solo games of this one. It isn't meant to be solo but I don't mind playing both sides. I'm surprised how little attention Dice Command has gotten. The kickstarter funded. Games arrived to backers...and feels like hardly any of them are even talking about it.
#World's Fair 1893 Got it to the table for the first time in 4 years. Kind of forced my kids into it haha. They liked it better than they expected to I think.
#Smash Up First time to the table in a couple years for this one. Took longer than it should have but still enjoy this one sometimes. I won the game with Mad Scientist Kitties.#Age of Civilization I'd been wanting to play this anyway but it felt like I really should since I had just backed the new version of it #Age of Galaxy on KS. I lost, but always enjoy this one.
theDL Moderator Level 153 days ago
I always thought that Worlds Fair looked interesting. I've played a couple of games by the designer and they both feel original. #Gold West and #Sentient if anyone is wondering.
Ended up not having an in person session this week but had a good mix of BGA and TTS games this week still:
Another good week! Sad we couldn't make in person games work though.
Part of me wants to learn #Gaia Project and part of me doesn't. I never really got into #Terra Mystica and that's what Gaia Project gets compared to all the time which tends to turn me away from it. I'm still working on #Tzolk'in: The Mayan Calendar and trying to end with a better point total. I feel like there is some strategy piece I am missing for this one.
I actually really like Gaia Project but did not enjoy my one play of Terra Mystica so there's hope LOL. If you want to try it sometime, I'd always be down to play.
I'd be open to doing that! If we can find time for a game over discord sometime that would be highly condusive for my learning :)
Oh you actually wanted to LEARN the game? :P
I know you at least used to like to play games stupid early in the wee hours of the morning. With the time differences I might be able to make that work some random day when I'm off.
WadeB1977 Moderator Level 154 days ago
lol, sounds good. I can also do a lunch or three of we schedule a tad in advance.
R0land1199 Premium User56 days ago
I have never played Terra Mystica but Gaia Project is a follow up game to it. It integrates parts of the game better than Terra Mystica apparently. I don't know if it will make you like it if you don't like Terra Mystica though.
Yeah, there is something I am not getting either I am getting better but not great. I don't push hard enough on tech or the temple track which is part of the reason I think.
I've been quite enjoying Hardback as well! I did not know that Tapestry was coming to BGArena. Awesome! I'll have to try it there some time - I've wondered if it's a game my wife and I would enjoy playing together.
I feel like everytime you post, I discover more and more games are getting added on BGA. Will definitely have to try out a few of these.
I check out the news section now and then which is where I typically find out about new games. They have started adding more regularly since they were taken over.
Yeah it's crazy how many games have been added since then.
docker37 55 days ago
Nothing last week and nothing this week planned either ;(
R0land1199 Premium User55 days ago
Real life getting in the way?
docker37 54 days ago
Last week ended up being issues with Thanksgiving travels for the one group, cancelled for Thanksgiving and other holiday travels. Then the family caught COVID so there went gaming for this week.
The boys are fine and already bored at home and wish they were back in school. I'm also pretty sure they are the one's who brought it home.
I'm mostly fine. I have a slight cough and sore throat. I had a fever Friday but am otherwise fine. Wife has lost sense of smell, has cough and overall general body aches.
I did manage to get 2 games of #Dinosaur Island solo in last night so maybe not a completely lost week.
Best wishes for a speedy recovery for all of you!
R0land1199 Premium User54 days ago
Ouch, that sucks. I know my two older girls had it at some point as they participated in a study which tested them for it and they came back as having had it. That means I likely had it and never knew it. Lucky or perhaps we got it after vaccinations.
Yeah, some quiet solo gaming can be good if the head is clear.
The family is 7/8th vaccinated. The youngest has had his first shot. Everyone else is fully vaccainated.
Good thing then it might have been a lot worse! Wishing you all a quick recovery!